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Navy Blue Interiors with Hints of Copper and Emerald Green

Navy Blue interiors are classic!!   Often associated with nautical themes, navy blue is much more complex and sophisticated than red, white and blue.   I like to pair navy with shades of brown and taupe.  Metallic finishes can be silver or gold tones, but I prefer shades of copper and gold.  And if you really want to add a layer of depth, throw in a few accents of emerald green!

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1., 6. & 13.  Global Views                      2. & 3.  Studio A                           4.  Square Feathers

5., 7. & 11.   Bungalow 5                       8.  All Modern                               9.  Surya

10.  Leftbank Art                                   12.  Nathan Anthony Furniture

14.  Mod Shop                                       15.  Lacefield Designs

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Room Design: English Countryside Reinvented

Room Design:  The mention of the English countryside evokes thoughts of big stone fireplaces, hot cider, aged leather, candle light and cuddling under a wool blanket while watching a rugby match.   It’s an enticing vacation spot where one can turn off the sounds of the outside world and spend time rejuvenating.  While I love the idea of all of those elements, I also want a more modern approach to my own home so I lean toward a fresh reinterpretation that allows for a synthesis of modern elements, nostalgic accents and plush upholstery and textures.

English Countryside Reinvented by jamie kern Design Theory Interiors of CA

 

 

Chandelier by Roll and Hill /  Book / Club Chair / Sofa / Rug / Geometric Chair by Taylor Burke Home /  Candle Sticks by Roll and Hill / Duffle / Football / Chaise Lounge by Taylor Burke Home /  Throw Blanket /  Cube Ottoman

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Room Design: Modern Green & Neutral with a splash of Bue

Green has to be the most versatile of all colors for room design.   It goes traditional, modern, retro, rustic.  It looks good with browns, oranges, neutrals, blues, reds, pinks, purples…….The combinations are endless!
Preview of “Modern Green and Neutral”

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Spice Route: Colorful India-Inspired Interiors

One of the remarkable things about the culture of India is its vivid colors, rich textures and blending of patterns.  While living in Toronto, one of my favorite things to do was to stroll the Gerard Street India Bazaar, a largely Indian community with storefront after storefront of amazing fabrics, saris and jewelry, not to mention fabulous Indian street food.  From doors to spices, it is an exotic and inspired treasure trove of color, history,  and enchantment!

Screen Shot 2013-03-24 at 8.11.43 PMFlickr photo by E. B. Sylvester

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Flickr photo by Khaotic Serenity

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The spice route can be interpreted in a modern fashion for today’s interiors.  Think of using a lively color palette.  I like to start with a dominant color like this electrifying orange and then highlighting with blues and greens.   Mix textures like velvet with high gloss laminate trays, embroidered pillows, and sleek modern pottery.   I like to add something highly carved with an aged finish to suggest the ancient architecture and craftsmanship of the area.

Preview of Spice Route

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Room Design: Nautical Interiors

Nothing spells relaxing like a big body of water, boating, and sunsets.  Why wait for a week of vacation when you can recreate a little of that atmosphere in your own home?  A nautically themed interior space can be crisp, clean and reminiscent of having your feet buried in the sand.  I like to minimize the use of primary colors and instead use shades of blue with natural tones, aged finishes, and antiques in nautical room design

John Robshaw Textiles has some of my favorite printed bedding and Lacefield Designs the most vast collection of decorative pillows.  Go Home Ltd has affordable and stylish accent furniture and accessories to help create that seaside atmosphere.

I suggest keeping the themed accessories to a minimum.  This pillow with an anchor is whimsical and perfect for the space but too much of a good thing is like having to explain the punch line of a joke.  Instead, opt for using unexpected furnishings like a locker-style cabinet or a side table with a chicken wire front to hint at a driftwood finish.  Look to art suppliers like Sugarboo Designs for printed artwork on vintage wood.

Preview Whatever Floats Your Boat

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