Inspired Interiors by Wendi

South Florida interior designer Wendi S. Mannix, principal of Inspired Interiors by Wendi, uses a background in art history to enhance her work in contemporary residential design. As indicated by her firm’s name, inspiration is of utmost importance to Wendi’s work as she sets out to deliver original one of a kind interiors based on what inspires her clients.

We’re so pleased that Wendi decided to share the inspiration behind the rooms she added to her portfolio here on Design Shuffle. Take a look and see what inspired these spaces.

Contemporary Living RoomWendi says this light-filled open living room is inspired by by the sea and sand. It’s a beautiful space where color, texture and pattern merge to create a captivating contemporary living environment.

Contemporary Kitchen

The designer calls this contemporary kitchen “inspired by the white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast.” It’s all high-end appliances, fabulous finishes and touches of watery blue.

Mid-Century Modern Bedroom

Inspired by the glamorous world of Old Hollywood, the designer brings a Mid-Century modern aesthetic to this spacious master bedroom.

Tropical Living Room

Wendi shares the inspiration behind this chic family room design, saying it’s “inspired by the shadings of a sunset.” We think she’s captured tropical style in a most restrained and pleasing way.

Tuscan Eat-In Kitchen

With an irresistible Tuscan point of view, this colorful eat-in kitchen was inspired by THE yellow sunflowers, red poppies and green grass seen in the rolling hills of Tuscany. What a fabulous spot for Sunday brunch.

Contemporary Dining Room

Here’s a contemporary dining room Wendi says was inspired by life under the sea. All white and watery blue, this lovely tablescape is overseen by a watchful seahorse.

Contemporary Dining Room

Inspired by the juxtaposition of ancient and modern art, this dining room is transformed into a gallery of sorts–modern art and ancient sculpture blend to create a captivating setting for dinner by the water at sunset.

Thanks to Wendi for sharing some of her Inspired Interiors.

New Year, New Home: Thinking Outside the Box

With 2014 fast approaching, we begin to wonder what we have accomplished this year, and even more importantly what great goals we have for the next year.  This year has been a fruitful one for interior design, and with so much inspiration readily at our disposal things are starting to look a little cookie cutter. A new year is a great time to embrace a great change and why not start with our homes. Check out these 6 ways to think outside the box in 2014, and create one awe inspiring home that is far from ordinary.

Floors, we all have them, but we rarely do anything to them. This wood pattern really makes this room really stand out.

You want an old world charm in your living room? Don’t worry this isn’t actual plaster, its just a very awesome, simple to adhere, wallpaper.

If you don’t already 2014 is the year to embrace color, be bold and mix pinks with yellows and oranges.

Sometimes in order to think outside the box we need to create a box. In this case bare wall can turn  into a  beautiful closet space, no furniture needed.

That old dresser you have laying around, use it! There are so many easy DIY videos to guide you through sanding and staining your old furniture, the time is now.

One last outside the box idea that is absolutely simple is painting your door, whether its a fun color like this pink door, or even a black one with white details.

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Spring 2014 Pantone Color Report

Pantone recently released their 2014 Fashion color report, alongside the Pantone Color of 2014 Radiant Orchid. It still might not be time to say bye to all your black yet, but there is a burst of brights coming this Spring.  According to Leatrice Eisemann, spokeswoman for Pantone, this spring is all about color equilibrium. The equilibrium happens due to the perfect mix of  big bright colors with softer pastels and let’s not forget some necessary neutrals.

Radiant Orchid Pantone Color of the Year 2014

RADIANT ORCHID: Pantone’s Color of the Year 2014

Celosia Orange Pantone

CELOSIA ORANGE:  There is no bolder statement than a bright orange!

Freesia Pantone

FREESIA: If  going all out withyellow isn’t your cup of tea, use yellow accents with gray and white walls and furniture.

Dazzling Blue Pantone

DAZZLING BLUE: Adding varying hues of blue to create a stunning space.

Cayenne Pantone

CAYENNE: Spicy and bold, this color is perfect for vibrant rooms. It also looks great juxtaposed with white.

Hemlock Pantone

HEMLOCK: A fun way of adding a pastel color statement.

Which color is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

How to Style your Bar Cart

As avid Interior Design pinners, we couldn’t help but notice the abundance of bar carts on the web. Not only are they adorable pieces of furniture to fit into smaller spaces, they also house all of those amazing bottles of wine you just had stashed in the back of your cupboard, or what about those beautiful cups no one ever gets to see.  Whether it’s for a party, or a permanent fixture of your home, here are five easy ways of styling your bar cart.

1. A bar cart doesn’t need to include only beverages, style it with one of your favorite bowls and add lemons, or use that trinket box you just can’t seem to find a use for.

2. Bar carts with wheels are a must, they are great for positioning  just about anywhere during  a party. Feel free to add a flower vase, vintage style decanters , and festive straws.

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3. Bar Carts are also a great option for outdoor events. You can even create and print a small menu for a more personalized touch.

With plenty of storage baskets and a set of wheels, this bar cart is a perfect option for any outdoor event.

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4. A bar cart can be a great addition to that awkward corner you just don’t know what to do with. Add a statement piece of art and voila you have your own little stocked bar.

This three tiered bar cart is perfect for a small party, or a stationary storage option for some of your favorite barware.

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5. Finally, don’t be afraid to over accessorize your bar cart

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Roger Davies Awe Inspiring Interior Photography

Something magical happens when immaculate interior design meets  incredible photography. This is the case with Roger Davies Photography, who’s keen eye for angles, lighting, and points of interest, has left us breathless.  Roger Davies is a Los Angeles based photographer who has been able to skilfully capture some of the most sought after celebrity homes, as well as grace the covers of Elle Decor and Architectural Digest. Don’t take our word for it, enjoy this precious eye candy for yourself.

Interior Design Photography, Home Decor, Interior Design

Interior Design Photography, Home Decor, Interior Design

Interior Design Photography, Home Decor, Interior Design

Interior Design Photography, Home Decor, Interior Design

Interior Design Photography, Home Decor, Interior Design

Interior Design Photography, Home Decor, Interior Design

To learn more and view Roger Davies’ stunning portfolio visit his website: www.rogerdaviesphotography.com

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An Unparalleled Beach Home by Mark Gacesa

Ultraspace is defined as an ultimate spacial environment and Mark Gacesa knows how to create it. Ultraspace Interiors currently serves Australia and Los Angeles but isn’t your average Interior Design firm. In order to create the outrageously extravagant homes they are known for they take part in every little detail of the home including: furniture, custom designed cabinetry. lighting, fabrics and more. Creative and unique, Ultraspace headed by Mark Gacesa, has made quite the impression in Australia after winning various national and state design awards.

This particular home is quite the beach house, full of so many innovative and glamorous details we just had to share it with you!

A man made beach circling the entrance of the home, and lush greenery, creates an unparalleled tropical ambiance.

A grand space with high ceilings creates the ideal backdrop for large and unique pieces of art.

Warm wood floors and window frames look fantastic paired with white walls and furniture.

A bedroom with a breathtaking view of the ocean, and lets not forget the sliding doors to the lovely terrace.

Clean, simple and modern, this fully functioning kitchen can easily be used for outdoor parties by simply sliding the doors.

A long bench serves as a great seating area for each and every one of your guests. The large windows allow you to entertain both inside and outside simultaneously.

Hope you enjoyed the view and if you just can’t get enough visit Ultraspace’s profile here.

Print Mania: Interiors Edition

Prints are everywhere on the runway and  interior design, we simply can’t get enough of them. Here are six easy ways to incorporate  print into your own home, whether you want a subtle print or a statement print, it’s all here. Enjoy!

Opting for multiple prints? Choose one color and stick to it.

Have extra fabric? After upholstering your favorite chair for the 4th time, why not make some curtains as well!  Loving the printed pouf as well!

Striped walls is one of the classic ways of incorporating some visual interest, but add a zig zag rug and this room becomes an eye catching marvel.

If you are more of the eclectic type a beautiful symmetrical painting can be paired with a stronger animal print chair.

This watercolor wall is stunning.

Tribal prints add color and history to your space. They are a great gift to bring back from your travels as well.

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Bold and Bright Art in Interior Design

Selecting art for every room in your house,or interior design projects,has become an art form in and of itself. One of the biggest trends we have been exposed to  is adding bold artwork that pushes the boundaries, and we love it! Gone is the traditional framing and canvas only art; the art in the following rooms is quite exciting and refreshing. Join us as we tour the following six rooms as well as some tips and tricks on how to add bold artwork to your home or designs.

With so much to look at in this room the symmetrical, wildly colorful, and abstract artwork is still the center of attention.

Bold artwork can also mean a striking continuous print in black and white, color isn’t always necessary to make a statement.

A giant mirror splattered strategically in paint is an example of a fun, new, and non traditional medium.

Framed prints are a cheap and easy way of updating your space, find them at your local flea markets, or even at your local Museum’s shop.

A wide array of frames and art creates an eclectic room that still continues to feel put together. Remember to select your arrangement before placing the nails.

Small artwork can be used as a stylish table top accessory as well. Choose colors that represent your color scheme, or mood. If you want to DIY but your aren’t artistically inclined, stick to simple shapes and lines.

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An Mid Century Home Marvel by Cure Design Group

Cure Design group, founded by Sarah Turner, is located in St. Louis Missouri. Thanks to its outstanding group of Interior Designers, they have had the honor to be showcased in the St. Louis Home Magazine, and various issues of the At Home magazine. Their philosophy is  listening to their clients and not infusing their own design style, but delivering based on their clients wants and needs.

This particular home was recently photographed for the At Home magazine and we even got to see a quick behind the scenes with the Interior Designer, Jacob Laws. He mentions that they wanted to preserve the architectural integrity of the house, while creating a modern feel, and the result was this Mid Century Home marvel. Join us as we tour this beautiful space.

Large windows create a natural source of light and allow you to enjoy nature, even if your inside!

“For the most part all of the lighting has a softer sensibility as opposed to the very clean straight lines of the house, especially the ceiling fixtures since most of the ceilings are vaulted or at an angle.” – Jacob Laws –

“Every space in the house does have some for of circular element or round element just so there was a little bit more movement and things weren’t so rigid and sterile and linear” – Jacob Laws –

Carefully curated accessories, and furniture, that create a modern twist.

A stunning foyer isn’t complete without a statement mirror and a unique entryway table.

A dark color palette works great in a room with white walls and exposed brick.

Not your average bathroom, this one boasts a unique, elegant, and dark wallpaper, and how can we not mention the gold gilded mirror.

” I’d say 70% of the house are all vintage finds that we refurbished or completely reassembled.”  – Jacob Laws –

Like what you see? Check out Cure Design’s group Profile here.

Texas Modern meets Rustic by Van Wicklen Design

Jeanette Forney Van Wicklen founded Austin based Van Wicklen Design after becoming certified in 1999. She used her previous knowledge of the Fashion world to update clients homes with stunning details, classic and modern touches, as well as an exquisite selection of unique pieces.  Jeanette is well aware that it’s important to not just be another model home copy, so she works hard to create a home that is infused with each clients personal style.

This amazing custom built home in Lakeway, Texas is one to watch. It’s soothing color scheme and creative details immediately caught our eye. Join us as we take a small tour of this breathtaking space.

A muted color scheme creates a soothing environment, while the pops of turquoise and beach inspired accessories add a fun touch.

Great wooden details really warm up this white dining area, while the open floor plan gives the illusion of an even bigger space.

A gourmet kitchen, stacked with high end appliances, stunning floors, and a kitchen island that doubles as a breakfast nook.

The master bedroom isn’t lacking space or exceptional taste. Every home accessory was carefully selected to serve a purpose.

This master bathroom  is a sanctuary of  peace and relaxation with soft blue hues and a free standing tub.

Throws and pillows are a fantastic way of adding personal style to a space.

The perfect outdoor haven , and who wouldn’t want to cuddle near that fireplace!

Impressed? See more of Van Wicklen Design here.