Blog Archives

5 Furniture Pieces to Make Your Neighbors Green With Envy

Today you’ll need your Ray Bans.  I’m featuring furnishings from Bitangra, a Portugese furniture design and manufacturing company that is character driven.   Fine materials, craftsmanship, and a wild eye for design go into these pieces and you’ll see what I mean by character!  These are definitely splurge items and by now you know I  believe in at least one per space as a treasured conversation piece to set yourself apart from the masses.

So here are 5 furniture pieces to make your neighbors green with envy!

For pricing and lead times on any products shown below, contact Jamie Kern with Design Theory Interiors of California, Inc at jkern@designtheoryinteriors.com

5 furniture pieces to make your neighbors green with envy

Jinga Cabinet

5 furniture pieces to make your neighbors green with envy

Accum Console – available in a number of lacquer colors

5 furniture pieces to make your neighbors green with envy

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 furniture pieces to make your neighbors green with envy

Nucleous Center Table – Available in a number of lacquer colors

5 furniture pieces to make your neighbors green with envy

Hurricane Dining Table

5 furniture pieces to make your neighbors green with envy

Vitral Sideboard

5 furniture pieces to make your neighbors green with envy

 

  • Share on Tumblr
Read more →

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

If you want to flex your style muscle but can’t whip up the courage to go all-out vogue then start with a small accent piece.   My favorite strategy is to toss in a mind-blowing ottoman into an otherwise subtle space.  They’re small enough that they won’t freak out your eyeballs, but you’ll notice that it’s distinction adds depth and a level of visual interest.

Ottomans are as functional as they are aesthetic.  They’re obviously comfortable for propping up your barkin dogs, but they also make great spillover seating if you’re having a party, and they make nice side tables.  A tray on an upholstered ottoman is a great spot for your martini.  Not that mine ever sees table top until it’s dead empty, but still a handy spot to free up my hands for round 2.

Here are 10 great Ottomans that will up your style cred.   Many are available in other finishes and fabrics so you can somewhat customize to reflect your personal thang!

 

Contact Jamie Kern at Design Theory Interiors of California, Inc for designer pricing and availability at jkern@designtheoryinteriors.com

   10 great stools and ottomans to spice up your home-zentique

From Zentique, this ottoman has an aged natural oak leg and is upholstered in natural cowhide.   Cowhide is uber glamorous and can be used in any type of space so don’t make the mistake of thinking it can only be at home in a rugged or cabin-style space.

 

10 great stools and ottomans to spice up your home-emporiumhome

This baby from Emporium Home is one of my all time favorites.   Fluffy Mongolian Lamb on a silver frame that is hand-finished diamond shape studs.  This also comes in white Mongolian Lamb on a gold frame.
10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

This little teal guy from Stray Dog Designs is handmade from recycled materials and the outer cover is papier mache.  But it really is sturdy enough to use as a table or a stool.  It’s available in about 10 colors. There are a couple of other patterns and sizes in this collection that are equally as fun.

 

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

The detail of this round ottoman by Nathan Anthony Furniture is nothing short of stunning.   This company offers a boat load of fabric options as well as the option to send them your own fabric.

 

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

Jennifer Charles is another company that puts a lot of thought into simple details that tell a big story.   I think the oval shape of this is really interesting as well.   And again,  she offers a number of fabrics from which you can select or you can send your own fabric to the company for use on this ottoman.

 

 

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

Grace and Blake does a lot of work with acrylic.   Acrylic is one of those materials that just keeps coming back into fashion and it’s never gone for long.  It always makes for a fashion forward conversation piece.

 

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

This is a cool shape that is further defined by the nail head detail.  The nailheads are available in other finishes if the antique gold isn’t your gig.   By Gabby Home.

 

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

This cube is another piece by Emporium Home that is stunning.   The fabric is linen and the detail is hand applied leather.  Show Stopper!!

 

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

 

Yummy!!  Blue velvet on a gold frame.  Super glam!   Also comes in  black velvet.   Frame is available in gold or silver.   by Worlds Away.

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

And another by Worlds Away.   I love the Greek Key detail andI’m crazy about the animal print upholstery.   This one is also available in black white and brown upholstery as well as a silver or gold frame.

 

  • Share on Tumblr
Read more →

Aubergine and Navy Home Design Inspiration Board

If I could just unsee burgundy and hunter green …..

Everyone I knew in the early 1990’s painted one room burgundy and another room hunter green. Some tried their hands at contrast:   burgundy above the chair rail and hunter green below it in a single room.   The worst offenders mixed wall coverings.  At least with paint you can erase your mistake fairly simply and inexpensively but those wallpaper hoodlums lived with their bad choices through the passing of three more color trends, pretending all the way that they were ahead of the next burgundy/hunter green fad.

I say all that because I’ve created this Aubergine and Navy Home Design Inspiration Board and I don’t want anyone confusing Aubergine with burgundy.  Aubergine has a more blue than 1990’s burgundy.  It is a more sophisticated hue and it’s sophistication is heightened when paired with a deep navy blue.  And it’s just damn sexy!

What I like about this color palette is that it looks equally gorgeous with either gold/tan neutrals or palette or silver/gray neutrals.   I wouldn’t be averse to adding some very tiny hints of emerald green to add some depth, but listen closely, we aren’t talking carnival here.   Tiny hints of Emerald Green can be in the form of a pillow or accessory, but elegance jumps headfirst out the window if you overdue the green in this palette.

For pricing and availability, contact Jamie Kern with Design Theory Interiors of California, Inc. at jkern@designtheoryinteriors.com

Aubergine and Navy Home Decor Inspiration board

Aubergine and navy blue home design inspiration board

aubergine and navy home design inspiration board

  • Share on Tumblr
Read more →

Modern Media Cabinets by Bo Concept

A great looking and functional media cabinet is hard to find.  Too big, too small, too traditional, too, too, too.   I love the systems offered by Bo Concept for their versatility, low profile modern design, architectural shape and functionality.  Combined with the wall systems, these media cabinets offer solutions that reduce clutter in visually stunning styles available in 3 finishes in many cases.

 

 

media cabinet 2 design theory interiors of california
media cabinet 4 design theory interiors of californai

 

media cabinet 5 design theory interiors of california

 

media cabinet 6 design theory interiors of california

 

media cabinet 7 design theory interiors of california

 

 

 

media cabinet 8 design theory interiors of california

  • Share on Tumblr
Read more →

Hippie Child: Playful Interior Design

By now it’s no secret that I LOVE color.  I also enjoy the dynamics of blending shapes, textures and opposing styles to infuse a space with personality.  Our homes should tell the story of who we are.  The wonderful thing about a space designed with a playful heart is being surrounded by charm and wonder.  This Hippie Child collection is one that is as suitable for an adult as it is for a girl’s room.

Artwork:  Sugarboo Designs

Pillows:  Lacefield Designs

Cardboard Trophy Head:  Cardboard Safari

Nighstand:  Bungalow 5

Chair:  Vagabond Vintage

Lamp:  Arteriors Home

Preview of Hippie Child

  • Share on Tumblr
Read more →