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Yellow Interiors

The power of yellow interiors can be a little daunting to some.   But if you can throw in some taupes or grays you can tame the intensity and the result is stunning and sophisticated!

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1.  Oomph

2.  Nathan Anthony Furniture

3.  Surya Pillows

4.  Nathan Anthony Furniture

5.  Global Views

6.  Bungalow 5

7.  Surya

8.  Oomph

9.  Interlude

10.  Dunes and Dutchess

11.  Rejuvenation

12.  West Elm

13.  Crate and Barrell

14.  Crate and Barrell

15.  Emissary

16.  West Elm

17.  Graham and Brown

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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: 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
Preview of “Raspberry Ice”

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

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Shades of Gray . . . and Pale Blue

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Room Design: Brazen Red Meets Tame Tan

Red is such an audacious color palette for room design.  It’s sexy, defiant and saucy and tends to frighten the faint of heart. Red is associated with red light districts, brothels and Scarface.   But historically it’s the manner in which red has been utilized that has given it it’s scarlet letter.    In the victorian age, reds were often layered within a space, creating a heavy cave-like environment.   In the 1980’s red and black were considered avant guarde, but before we knew what happened red and black were overused and mismanaged in fashion and interiors. Red and black are in very sharp contrast to each other and can feel harsh and unsophisticated.   Then the 1990’s came along and red became overused again.  Every suburban homeowner slapped red paint in a dining room.  Unfortunately this is not a color to be taken lightly and a blast of red paint does not a well-designed color palette create.

Red needs to be respected, coddled, and appreciated for the sophistication it can bring when done correctly.  One of my favorite marriages is red with shades of tan and beige.  Warm neutrals will soften the intensity so that a space is sophisticated, fashion forward and sleek.

Preview of “red and tan”

1. Upholstered Bed by The New Traditionalists

2.  Side Table by The New Traditionalists

3.  Glass Hurricane from Lazy Susan

4.  Wave-Golden Hour wallpaper by Flat Vernacular

5.  Wayne Chair in Taupe by Studio-A

6.  Red Shag Rug from Surya

7.  Throw pillow by Designs by Josette on Etsy

8.  Vermillion Chairside Table from Bernhardt

9.  hello beauty full artwork by Sugarboo Designs

10.  St. Croix Table Lamp by Jamie Young

11.  Rope Stool by Studio A

12.  Soleil Mirror by Studio A

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