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What’s New in Fabrics: Diane Von Furstenberg for Kravet

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Kravet Fabrics has introduced a gorgeous new collection by Diane Von Furstenberg.  One of my favorites is this grouping of pink, orange and bold patterns.   I love oversized stripes mixed with whimsical curvilinear patterns but if it’s too much for your personal style, even hints of these patterns on throw pillows or an ottoman will add a WOW factor to any space.

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New by Diane Von Furstenberg for Kravet Fabrics

 

Her high style navy and white collection is both refined and adventurous.   Love the black and gold furniture accents!

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New by Diane Von Furstenberg for Kravet Fabrics

 

And let’s not forget trims!  These are playful accents  for throw pillows, ottomans and window treatments!

Trims by Diane von Furstenberg for Kravet

Trims by Diane von Furstenberg for Kravet

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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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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!

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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: Orange you Golden!

Room Design Orange:  I love layering shades of orange, terra cotta and cinnamon with metallic gold tones, tans and browns.  The end result is a really warm inviting space but the metallic accents turn up the notch a bit.   I lean toward more modern lines but I like a nice blend of straight simple lines with curvilinear forms.  Too much of a good thing is always too much of a good thing so contrast is key in keeping a space interesting.

Products below can be purchased from my online store at Project Decor or contact me directly at jkern@designtheoryinteriors.com.

Preview of Orange you Golden

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