Pillows Galore!

As we transition into Fall, we recommend changing out some of your decorating accessories to ring in the new season. New window panels, pillows and throws could help shift a room from a breezy, summery feel to a cozy, elegant Fall entertaining space. You would be surprised how much these small touches could change a space’s aesthetic. Our interior designers would like to share some fun, fabulous pics of throw pillows we found on a recent shopping trip! Not only are pillows one of the most fun decorating accessories to incorporate into a room; they also pack quite a bit of impact into a small surface area!

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Less Is A Bore

We can appreciate a pure white, modern, minimalist space as much as the next interior designer. But our interior designers lean away from the “less is more” and much more towards the “less is a bore” interior design style. You can see a great example of this in the dazzling entryway pictured below from the recently completed Steiner Ranch Residence. We at Spaces Designed loooove color, texture and pattern!

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Still not sure what we mean by “less is a bore”? Here are some more examples found on Houzz. These designs are bursting with visual interest!

Before and After

What a difference a large-scale textile makes! This is the living room from one of our recently completed projects. See the before and after of the same living room with and without the rug and window treatment. Or interior designer used these two items to complete the room; adding luxury to the space and making it warm and inviting!facebook_6.5.2013

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

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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Romo is one of our go-to fabric companies.

Which one of their new collections do you like best?

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Striped Spaces

Using stripes to add visual interest to a space is a great interior design tool. For the kitchen in this Austin, TX residence our Interior Designer thought the stripes on the island would be a chance to infuse the room with a contemporary visual accent; and make the island a feature piece in the space.

Here are some other great examples of stripes as visual accents. Sometimes the stripes are loud and proud; and other times they play a quiet background role, becoming almost a neutral.

Eclectic Dining Room by Atlanta Architect Blount Architectural and Interior Design

Traditional Kitchen by Grandville Interior Designer Dwellings

Eclectic Living Room by Boise Interior Designer Judith Balis

Modern Spaces by Sacramento Interior Designer Kerrie L. Kelly

Modern Living Room by Philadelphia Furniture And Accessories Usona

Here are some striking striped textiles we love!

Monari Stripes

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