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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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Rustic Room Design

Rustic Room Design:  I typically follow a rule that too much of a good thing is too much of a good thing.  But a true rustic interior is my exception to that rule.   To achieve the warmth and comfort of a naturally aged space one has to really think about the authenticity of the finishes and textures.  It’s a great time to have fun with themed pieces and quirky antique accessories!   And keep in mind that back in the day, matching pieces were unheard of in most homes.   Enjoy the collecting and the collection!

To purchase items below or any goods found on included links, please contact me for price quote and lead times at :

jkern@designtheoryinteriors.com

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I like this chair because it’s a nice comfortable piece but the natural finish legs, tiny nailheads and the ticking fabric say cozy.     by Halo Styles

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Wonderful Swedish clock.  Comes in several washed colors.  by Halo Styles

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This is a fun diversion.  Regency style front with reclaimed wood frame and zinc-covered drawers.    Also by Halo Styles

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Pine Chest with metal frame.  Great cup-style hardware.  Also by Halo Styles

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Fun Teak stool can serve as a stool or side table.  I like being able to see the naturally occurring imperfections in the wood.   by Interlude Home

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Who can resist a multi-colored southwestern-style Ottoman.  Big enough to be a cocktail table if you used a tray for drinks.   by Interlude Home

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Great Iron legs on this hide-covered stool!!    Also by Interlude Home

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You can always find space for one or two fo this little ottomans!

by Interlude Home

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Iron Scissor Small Dining Table.  Could also be a great console table with a lamp on it.     by The Old Wood Co.

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Beautiful Houdini Expandable Dining Table.  Has 3 leaves that allows it to expand to 96″ long.    by The Old Wood Co

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Monford Cocktail table.   Made in pecky cypress from the florida swamps.  The irregular grain and growth patterns are spectacular!    by The Old Wood Co

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This is where our options have in the past been limited.   So you have a nice rustic space but what do you do with the TV?    Now, The Old Wood Company has created options for media cabinets and for mud rooms.   And these are available in other sizes as well.

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OK, you have to admit these would be fun.  Steel legs and back are formed to create a faux bois look.  Also in bar height.   by  The Old Wood Co

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Wine storage rack with pouring shelf!       by The Old Wood Co

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Couldn’t resist showing this small bar set.  Loved the metal pedestal legs of the stools that form a root pattern.   Also by The Old Wood Co

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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.

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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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