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Room Design: Balancing Straight Lines and Curves

For me, too many horizontal and vertical lines within a room design make me feel rigid and uncomfortable.  Many of you have a similar reaction but perhaps haven’t been able to nail down the cause.  While I love the very sleek contemporary furnishings, I can’t live with the hard-edged feel of the minimalist, straight-lined interior day in and day out.  So if you want to enjoy some of those crisp mid-century or modern pieces, you need only introduce them to elements that exhibit curvilinear shapes.  Whether you add a chair with a curved leg, a lamp with circular shapes or even a throw pillow with a soft design, you are able to break up the stiff formality and usher in a more inviting living experience.
Preview of “Balancing Straight Lines and Curves”

01 & 09  Baker Furniture

02  Hooker Furniture

03 & 08 Gabby Home

04  Bobo Intriguing Objects

05 & 06  Spicher and Company

07 & 11 Vanguard Furniture

10 Curry and Company

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Room Design: Raspberry Ice

It’s the holidays!!   And yes, this post is indulgent and jazzy, but it’s the time of year when we’re all drawn to sparkle and splash.  Think sweet treats, blinking lights and pink champagne cocktails on your table and in your room design!

All Furnishings:   The Jamie Drake Collection by Lewis & Mittman

Mirror by Baker

Rug by JF Fabrics

Wall Sconce by Holly Hunt
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Farmhouse chic room design

Farmhouse chic room design is one of the most fun and engaging styles of interior decor.  I like to start with a neutral base on upholstery and then add a mix of aged wood elements, metals and quirky accessories.   Bursts of color can come from accessories, decorative pillows, blankets and artwork.   This is a homeowner’s opportunity to hit antique markets and search for hidden treasure.   Almost anything can serve as an accessory or artwork if you have the right spot for it.


Preview of “Farmhouse Chic”

Preview of “Farmhouse Chic” 2

1.  Biscayne armchair by Lostine,  2.  Farm table by Go Home

3.  Rope chandelier by Lowcountry Originals

4.  German beer bottles from Europe 2 You     5.  Barstool by Lostine

6.  Spanish Olive trays from Europe 2 You   7.  Confit Pots from Europe 2 You

8.  Canterbury chair from Go Home   9.  Club Pouf from Go Home

10.  Vintage Luggage from Europe 2 You     11.  Lamp from Europe 2 You

12.  Mirror from Lostine   13.  Easel TV STand from Europe 2 You

14.  Vintage Typewriter from Europe 2 You

 15.  Wire dress form from Vagabond Vintage

16.  Empire chandelier from Lowcountry Originals

17.  French books from Europe 2 You    18.   Slipcovered sofa from Rowe

19.  Costello polished nickel side table from Arteriors

20. Kidney shaped coffee table from Arteriors.

21.  Vintage french newspapers from Europe 2 You

22, 23  Decorative pillows from Lacefield Designs

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Room Design: Shades of Gray . . . and Pale Blue

Contact jkern@designtheoryinteriors for current pricing, availability and lead times for items in this room design

Shades of Gray . . . and Pale Blue

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Room Design: Blue Velvet

Room Design:  Blue Velvet

Preview of “Blue Velvet”1.  Chester Settee by Haute House

2.  Romano Mirror by Bungalow 5

3.  Table Lamp by Stephanie Nichols Study on Etsy

4.  Upholstered Slipper Chair from Oomph

5.  Table from Oomph

6.  Naples Mini Chandelier from Lighting Direct

7.  Backgammon Table from Oomph

8.  Dot Trellis Bed Linens from CB2

9.  Sunflower Pillow from CB2

10.  Paramount Dresser by Bungalow 5

11.  Jonathan Adler fabric from Kravet

12.  Giclee on Canvas “Ready for the Show” by Leftbank Art

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