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!

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.com

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

Dauphine

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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Pattern Party

This season’s bold fabrics can enliven even the smallest project. A mix of soft and bold prints can really make a difference in a space by bringing life and character to a space! Look for bold colors and patterns such as tribal prints to spice up your home for 2013!
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Kravet- Acid Palm Surfa
Jonathan Adler- Mrs Godfrey Chair in limitless linden
Dwell Studio Pullow Collections
Jonathan Adler- Bargello Jamaica lane pillow