I thought I would squeeze in one more round of Red Carpet Inspired Interiors, since they are so fun to do! The annual Met Gala was held on Monday and this year’s theme was an ode to Commes des Garcons founder Rei Kawakubo. The gala is a fundraiser and launch party for the museum’s spring fashion exhibition, which will display 150 of the designer’s garments.
First up is Rihanna in Comme des Garçons. You can always expect her to wear something controversial and this look is no exception! It’s completely eccentric – which is what this event is all about!
Patricia Altschul’s historic home in Charleston.
Rihanna’s dress reminded me of this traditional southern bedroom: the ruffles, the florals, the shades of pink, green and touches of blue.
Another bold look was Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana.
Zendaya’s gown reminded me of the Chinoiserie style, which favors exuberant decoration and a references to Chinese culture.
Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger. The look is simple and tonal.
I love how simple this space is. The varying neutral shades and textures keep the look interesting while maintaining a clean aesthetic.
Which look was your favorite or made you do a double-take?!
Have you ever walked in a home where each room had its own color scheme or style? It can feel a bit overwhelming and disjointed. Many of my clients may not have a clear vision of what they want their space to look like they always tell me they want it to feel cohesive and inviting. With the direction in new construction over the last 10 years leaning towards large open spaces versus the separate, clearly defined rooms of the past, unity and harmony are move important than ever.
UNITY & HARMONY
Unity in design occurs when the elements in a space work together in such a way that the resulting look is balanced and harmonious. It is difficult to achieve unity without harmony. Harmony is accomplished by the repetition of a particular design element, such as color, shape, texture, etc… that harmony is what creates the sense of unity. DIY’ers beware, too much unity in a room can lack personality and interest.
So what do unity & harmony look like in interior design?
Designed by Kelly Wolf Anthony
This space would definitely not have the same feel if the designer had used a red sofa! Through the use of similarly colored and textured materials this space is a great example of harmony.
Designed by Schaub & Srote
Unity and harmony are achieved through the use of repetition in the colors and the materials used.
Designed by Schaub & Srote
Using the same color in different intensities and items in a similar scale give this room a restful feel with visual interest.
Unity is found in this space through the use of the same chair and repeating the colors of the chairs in the artwork.
Make sure to visit SchaubSrote.com to see how we incorporate unity and harmony everyday into our own projects.
Today I wanted to share some fun ways to decorate Easter eggs!
I have always loved Henri Matisse and his Cut-Out era artwork. It translates so perfectly to an Easter egg DIY! Simply cut Matisse-inspired shapes out of tissue paper and paste onto the eggs!
These might be the prettiest Easter eggs I ever did see! This method uses nail polish and can be a bit messy. I would try this on some faux-eggs so they can be reused as decor each year. Read the tutorial HERE.
This DIY is inspired by the beautiful Orangerie fabric! Check The Hunted Interior for the full tutorial. Another idea is to use leftover wrapping paper or wallpaper with this method!
And now for the most FUN Easter eggs! How cute are these guys?! Full tutorial can be found HERE.
Do you have a favorite? What’s your favorite way to decorate Easter eggs?
Today I wanted to share some fabric designers I have been loving! Lots of block prints, pretty colors (perfect for Spring), and soft linens to peruse.
Brook Perdigon Textiles is based in LA and was founded in 2015. The designer is actually a graduate of Wash U here in St. Louis! Each of her collections is hand-printed and rooted in art history.
See more of Brook Perdigon’s designs HERE.
Imogen Heath is based in the UK. Her designs encompass both geometric and organic motifs and I love her use of color!
See more of Imogen Heath’s work HERE.
Maresca Textiles is run by designer, Kathryn Maresca. Her designs are inspired by a mixture of the Savannah, Georgia architecture around her and the history of the southern low-country – but always with a modern edge!
See more of Maresca Textile’s designs HERE.
LISA FINE TEXTILES
Lisa Fine Textiles are always colorful and chic! Her designs are hand-printed on eco-friendly fabrics and inspired by her worldly travels.
See more of Lisa Fine’s work HERE.
Do you have a favorite? It’s so hard to choose!
Nate Berkus’s new Spring line for Target just debuted this week! As always, there are several chic and affordable accent pieces. Here are my 5 favorite pieces to mix into your home!
This basket would be perfect for a large indoor house plant, holding extra throws or storing toys in a nursery!
This metal wall hanging looks like a modern wind chime. Hang it in the corner of your living room to bounce around the sunlight.
Love this neutral yet fun and fresh bedding! Perfect for a young girl’s or boy’s bedroom!
I love finding pieces that have both form AND function! This pretty file storage box is just that. Love the tassel detail, too!
This is a mirror that you can proudly display on your counter or vanity.
Check out the full line here or at your local target store.
We’re back for the final round of Red Carpet Inspired Interiors. This time we are focusing on the pinnacle of award season, the Oscars. It’s arguably the most prestigious of the award shows and the stars always save their best gowns for this event! Check out the looks we loved along with coordinating home decor picks!
If you need to catch up, here is Round 1 and Round 2.
BLACK, GOLD & BOLD
Janelle Monae STUNS in Elie Saab.
MOODY GREEN VELVET
Busy Phillips in Elizabeth Kennedy.
DRIPPING IN CRYSTALS
Olivia Culpo in Marchesa.
Riz Ahmed in Ermenegildo Zegna.
And that’s a wrap on Award Season. I hope you had fun following along!
We’re back for Round 2 of Red Carpet Inspired Interiors! If you missed Round 1 you can catch up here. This time we are focusing on Grammy fashions. Here are some of the looks we loved along with coordinating home decor picks!
Bella Harris in Mario Dice.
Faith Hill in Zuhair Murad.
BLACK AND NAILHEAD
Nick Jonas in Balmain
Adele performs in Tisci.
What was your favorite look of the night? We’d love to hear!
In honor of awards season we are starting a fun little series on the blog! After each awards show we will choose some of our favorite looks and share home decor pieces inspired by these looks. First up is the SAG Awards!
Michelle Dockery in Ellie Saab.
Caleb McLaughin in Book a Tailor.
FLORAL AND LACE
Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen
Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
Ellie Kemper in Wai Ming
What were your favorite looks of the night? We’d love to hear your comments!
Every January, buyers flock to the 3 big home markets: Atlanta, Dallas, and Vegas. While I didn’t attend this year I find that it’s always fun to look through Instagram hashtags and following along with Instagram stories! It really helps me get a sense of what’s to come, interiors-wise, in the year! I found many common themes and lots of beautiful eye candy!
I saw a lot of rich jewel tones from Worlds Away.
This dark green paint color was one of our predictions for 2017! Check out our favorite dark green paint colors and accessories here!
Layering neutrals is one of my favorite looks. These spaces below are full of interest and prove that neutral doesn’t have to mean boring!
I love the legs on this Tritter Feefer dining table!
TONS OF TEXTURE
This ties in with the layered neutrals above and is the key to achieving the look. I saw a lot of textured pottery and special furniture pieces.
It seems like this shade is popping up everywhere in accessories and accent furniture!
How cool is the faux bois patterned pillow?!
BOTANICAL AND FLORAL MOTIFS
I love the detail and texture of this Palecek magnolia-inspired mirror.
BRIAN PATRICK FLYNN for CRYSTORAMA
Brian Patrick Flynn’s lighting line with Crystorama is so beautiful! He was kind enough to send me some professional images to share with you!
The Hulton – This collection has an industrial vibe and features a “cage within a cage” design. Available in 3 different sizes in a matte black finish.
The Alston – This collection features a heavy metal drum shade with a thick, rectangular chain! Available in 3 different sizes with matte black or matte white finishes. (The white option has a beautiful brass interior!)
The Hurley – This collection is a modern take on a classic lantern design. The frame is super thick and looks so luxurious in the polished nickel finish.
The Truax – This collection is available in a modern style (simple globe) and more traditional style (metal band). It’s available in various sizes, including a huge 30″x 38″ version!
Did any trends or pieces catch your eye? If you want to see more check out these accounts and hashtags on instagram:
Today we are kicking off a new blog series – The Principles of Design. This will explore the building blocks of great design with examples of how to achieve them in your home. Today we are going to explore the importance of balance.
Balance is a constant in our everyday lives. One of the most relatable examples is the ongoing struggle to balance life between work and leisure. Similar to when we are off balance in various aspects of our lives, an unbalanced interior space can be uncomfortable. Balance is achieved by distributing the visual weight of objects within a space to achieve a feeling of equilibrium. The size, shape, color and texture have a major impact on the visual weight of a particular item. Larger, darker, brighter and highly textured objects typically feel heavier.
Balance can be achieved in three ways: symmetrically, asymmetrically and radially.
Symmetrical balance is achieved by arranging elements on either side of the center of a composition in an equally weighted manner. Symmetrical balance can be thought of as 50/50 balance or like a mirror image.
In asymmetrical balance, the two sides are not identical, but differ from one another. However, the elements are arranged so that there is a sense of balance.
Radial balance is a visual balance based on a circle with its design extending from center.
Make sure to visit SchaubSrote.com to see how we incorporate balance everyday into our own projects.