Grasscloth Wallcovering: Not Just For Beach Homes!

When you think grasscloth wallcovering you might picture a beach front property with wicker and bamboo furniture, Hawaiian print upholstery and pastel colors galore. However, a new trend for grasscloth is using it to add texture and contrast in a variety of interior design styles.

Sleek background texture in a eclecticly leaning contemporary living space

Contrasting with smooth bent plywood in a mid-century modern influenced dining room
Neutral background texture in this modern eclectic space
Grasscloth in a dark color upgrades the decor in this coastal residence
A sophisticated alternative to a backsplash in a contemporary bathroom
Completing the composition of a serene contemporary bedroom oasis
Mimicking the texture of concrete in a modern bedroom
Bright and bold color in a comfortable contemporary office

What kind of splash do you like to make?

This is some beautiful backsplash tile by Modwalls. Which space is more your style?

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We <3 ART!

Our interior designer takes every opportunity (with an editorial eye of course) to incorporate art in each of our designs. In this living room, we took a very toned down, traditional interior, and made it into an elegant, bright, dynamic space. One of the ways we did this was through the art work.

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The elegant contemporary piece above the fireplace became the focal point of the room instead of fading into the background like the previous piece. The contemporary accessories in the console shelves contrast greatly with the previous darker, heavier ones, tying into the fresh, light and stylish interior design scheme.

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Get Inspired!

We always get inspiration from perusing what’s new in design and furniture showrooms. Here are some inspiring finds!

cool contemporary chairs

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luxurious bedding

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side table ideas

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coffee table ideas

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we ❤ this lighting

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No gray area here, it’s our Black and White Issue!

Somehow black and white adds a touch of luxury to almost any interior design scheme. The use of a black and white color scheme is a simple way to infuse rooms with a contemporary feel. Interior designers and lovers-of-design home owners can combine black and white contrast with pops of bright color and traditional lighting, furniture lines, fabric, wall covering or tile patterns. And voilà! It’s a perfectly sophisticated transitional space!

This is exactly the kind of concept our interior designers followed in this Austin, Texas residence which blends traditional furniture and lighting with some contemporary furniture and patterns in the tile and textiles. The black and white color scheme helps to bridge between these traditional and contemporary elements.



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These are some other great examples from other interior designers of black and white colors schemes throughout the home. Some of them are transitional and some are completely contemporary. They are great inspiration for creative ways to utilize black and white materials, colors and patterns within your spaces. Enjoy!

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elegant comfortable living room

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We <3 Feature Walls!

The Istre Residence designed by Spaces Designed is featured in Home Portfolio’s “Spotlight on Embellished Walls”! See it here:

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What do you think of our favorite little feature wall?

Ideas to add a pop of color to your home

Ever feel like your home needs a bit of new flare? New paint and adding few furniture pieces are great and affordable way to add new life to a room. Remember… don’t be afraid of trying a new color – paint is just paint, and can always be changed! Take a look at this bright orange wall. It adds a much needed color pop between the neutral colors.

Although a bold color adds that kick you may be looking for, don’t feel like you must go BOLD or go home! Whether it’s a bold orange or even a soft gray, paint can add that boost that you have been looking for. When paired with the right art, furniture and accessories, a softly painted room can be just as eye-catching.

For instance, take a look at this living room done in the lightest shade of gray. Even though the color is subdued, the rich carpet, bight lamp and detailed painting add the much needed pop to lift this room.
Look out for more ideas from us next week. In the meantime, let us know what you think. Have you added a pop to your home using paint or furniture? Share your photos and ideas  with us in comments below.