Archive for the ‘Color’ Category

Conversation Starting Side Tables…

Monday, April 18th, 2011


These are some great little side tables by furniture designer Ted Boerner.  They incorporate great bursts of color with acrylic, giving them a touch of whimsy that could add to your modern decor.  They could also be a touch of the unexpected in a more traditional home, under the guidance of a good interior designer.

Ted Boerner – Nesting Tables

Ted Boerner – Tumbler Tables

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Enkeboll Metallics.

Friday, March 25th, 2011


Enkeboll has some of the best architectural woodcarvings around for interior design.  They have every kind of wood trim and onlay available, and they are gorgeous.  Now, they have introduced a metallic line that is sure to catch your attention.  You can select from 9 lustrous finishes and from over 1,000 products, allowing for ultimate personalization of your home.

Manhattan Roses.

Friday, March 11th, 2011


Giant pink and red blossoms, perched on steel stems, seem to grow straight out of the concrete along Park Avenue in Manhattan, thanks to sculptor/designer Will Ryman.  These amazing roses are made from fiberglass and resin and are all handmade.  This highly visible project is getting a lot of buzz in the design world and we think it is wonderful, plain and simple.

Cloud Table…

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011


The Cloud Table by artist/sculptor Guy de Rougemont (circa 1971) is a modern classic piece that is both versatile and glamorous.  It comes in an array of colored plexiglass and can have an aluminum or gold finish, and is certainly interior design that could be considered ahead of its time, especially in the ’70s…although we could see this piece in a contemporary home in Austin, today.  Originals are being auctioned off for six-figure sums of money, so we choose to be inspired and enjoy them from afar!

Guy de Rougemont, Cloud table

The Power of Blue…

Monday, March 7th, 2011


Blue is great.  If it is layered correctly, it can almost become neutral, itself.  It is soothing and and has a glamorous appeal.  Check out some of these blue rooms.  Notice the bold blues, mixed in with the softer shades.  You don’t have to be afraid of color if you know how to use it, which is a big part of interior design.



Mark Innerst…”Fleeting Moments” Preserved in Art.

Friday, February 25th, 2011


New York artist Mark Innerst’s art wavers somewhere between realism and abstraction.  His eye-catching paintings depict life today in such a way that his pieces could be snapshots from a century ago.  The city depicted doesn’t matter…it could almost be Austin.  What matters is vibrancy and feeling of life in each of his paintings.   The bold colors and impressionistic strokes leave us excited with anticipation at what Innerst will do next.  Any of Innerst’s paintings would be a great design element to your home.

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Luxury Bedding…

Monday, February 21st, 2011


For the best in luxury bedding, interior designers look no further than Ann Gish.  Her line of bedding and decorative pillows is stunning.  With her choice of materials spanning from gorgeous satins and silks to heavy or open grain linens, there is something for everyone.   Ann Gish’s does carry a ready-to-bed line that is available at select retailers in Austin, but for the truly luxurious and unique, custom linens are available to the trade.  Contact us to to see all of the colors and textures available to make your master suite or guest room truly stunning.



Friday, February 18th, 2011


Petrified wood is really quite cool.  It occurs when the organic materials of the wood are replaced with minerals through a process known as permineralization.  Science aside, though, we think petrified wood is beautiful.  Every piece is unique and raw in some way.  It comes in an array of colors and patterns, depending on the minerals it is composed of.  It can be masculine, or it be just the right surprise in a very feminine space.  It also transcends style, which makes it a great addition to almost any interior space.


Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary…

Monday, January 17th, 2011


There is great beauty to be found in everyday objects.  In the ordinary places in life, and in the extraordinary.  “Mary Quite Contrary” is a collage of all things beautiful and inspiring.  Good interior design is about focusing inspiration to achieve a desired feeling.  Check out some of Miss Mary’s selections below:

motherearthfathersky:  rejoicethehands


blistersonmyfinger:  beach crochet

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Monochromatic Is Dramatic.

Monday, January 10th, 2011

“Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue, and extended using its shades, tones and tints (that is, a hue modified by the addition of black, gray (black + white) and white. As a result, the energy is more subtle and peaceful due to a lack of contrast of hue. Monochromatic color schemes may be considered boring unless there is diversity within the design.” – Wikipedia

Wikipedia is right…monochromatic can be boring if it isn’t done right.  If I say, “grey room,” you might think dreary. Look at the grey room below, though.  The monochromatic color scheme is  implemented properly, and the result is a stunning room!  I have included some other eye-catching, basically single colored rooms for good measure…enjoy!


Blue and white dining area designed by John Stefanidis