India Hicks Collection

India Hicks Collection

Have you heard of India Hicks? India was born in London, England, and comes from both British and design royalty. Her father was famed interior decorator David Hicks, and her mother is Lady Pamela Hicks, whose father was the last viceroy of India, hence India’s name. Each piece, designed by India and inspired by her British heritage, island life, has a story. These stories are meant to be shared with friends old and new… creating a more meaningful shopping experience. The India Hicks network is the foundation for women to become entrepreneurs, in their own time and on their own terms. We hope to see you next...
The Importance of Real Estate Staging

The Importance of Real Estate Staging

By Lindsay Miller  One of my co-designers, Karen Kerns and I have been chosen to partially stage 4 available units at Sanctuary by the Sea in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. When the building was built, the developer kept a few units as investment properties, all of which have sat on the market for quite some time. When we talked with realtors and prospective clients, we realized the reason they weren’t getting the attention they deserved was the fact that they were a spatial furniture challenge. Most of the rooms are HUGE, and the average person can’t figure out how to lay out their furniture in such a large space. A small-scale sofa and pair of chairs gets swallowed in a 20’x30′ open concept living room. So, we were hired to furnish those “problem areas” to help prospective buyers really see the potential of each unit. It’s a night and day difference to see how the furniture makes the unit feel so much more homey and lived-in. A buyer can really envision themselves living there. For purchasing info please visit Royce Mitchell’s site: http://www.roycemitchell.com/purl/property  I’ve attached some before and afters to show what a difference furniture makes! Contact Lovelace Interiors for a design worthy of selling your...
Start off the New Year with a Cosmetic Reno

Start off the New Year with a Cosmetic Reno

By Susan Lovelace If you want a new look for your home and you don’t want to completely renovate, we have your solution. Fresh paint in a new hue works wonders! If you’re looking for a light and airy feel, choose a light neutral for the walls. If it’s drama you want, select a deep color and a glossy finish. It will help to reflect the light and give a rich feel to the room. To be cohesive with your new design color scheme, kitchen cabinets can be painted. Counter tops can be changed in a short period of time. A new backsplash is also a quick fix that will update your space. New cabinet hardware is an easy and inexpensive update to your home. Nothing updates a space as quickly and easily as new pendant lighting. Of course new lamps are a must. You can select your new look in our showroom at Lovelace Interiors. Engage an Interior Designer to help you pull it all together and your cosmetic reno is...
Coastal Holiday

Coastal Holiday

By Julie Liebetreu Earlier this month, I was featured in On the Coast Magazine for coastal holiday decor. Holidays on the coast can be one of the most beautiful times of the year. Often the unexpected is the most wonderful way to create that coastal element of design. Bringing nature in during the holidays is a great way to create a warm, coastal holiday home.   A simple sand dollar hung with a ribbon pinned to the back of a hostess chair is a great way to give that coastal touch. Mercury glass and burlap are wonderful elements to complement to coastal holiday décor. The possibilities are endless.  Find your inspiration from the beautiful area we live in.  Why not decorate for the holidays to match our lifestyle? Coastal Decorating Must Haves: 1 – – You can never have enough wire ribbon and it can be used year after year. Wire ribbon can make even the novice decorator look professional. 2 – – Burlap, Mercury Glass, Natural Coral, Driftwood, and Candles. 3 – – Battery Candles with timers can be placed everywhere. 4 – – Nest Holiday Classic Candle and Scented Reeds, available at Lovelace Interiors....
Fashion Comes Home

Fashion Comes Home

By Bunny Hall A symbolic relationship and they go hand in hand, fashion and home design. This Fall’s runway fashions are very much in sync with trends happening for the home. There are many new trends in prints: different looks in animals prints in bright vibrant colors, in teal, acid greens, and true blues; but not forgetting the basic of grey and black, cheetah, leopard, embossed leathers, and many metallic skins. We will see trends repeat themselves in bold floral prints that pop into both worlds of Fashion and Interior Design. From small to large, designers that walk hand in hand: J. Crew and Brunschwig & Fils in floral prints and geometric. Diane Von Fustenberg brings florals and animal prints, and she brings it home with her Cumulus Sunset pattern, for Kravet fabrics. Escada, in a retro look in a stunning purple hyacinth print, Osborne & Little shows some dramatic color from Matthew Williamson for Osborne & Little. Kate Spade shows her new look of “cyber” cheetah, with Kelly Wearstler’s strikingly similar print in wall covering. For a while now, many designers have bridged the fashion world and Interior Design. To name a few: Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Charlotte Moss,  Nanette Lepore, and Fendi extended their world to opulence in lighting. So step out of the box and move your living space to a high fashion look for 2015. ...
Reflection

Reflection

By Susan Lovelace Your home should reflect your personality and the way you choose to live your life.  If your home is pleasing to you, it enriches your spirit. It will support, strengthen, stimulate, and calm you. All the things necessary to get you through the day stem from the feeling you get from your home. Here are some examples of how furnishings, textiles, and color, can impact your surroundings. This is a great mix of function with a bit of drama. It only requires a small space and provides an intimate spot to entertain and socialize with friends. This is an example of making a statement with smaller spaces. This is an example of a transitional design using the element of color to give it a modern feel. It’s sophisticated, not overly dramatic, and offers a comfortable functional seating space. Balance and harmony are strong principles used in this space. I could see this room working for a family with older children who love to collect (Objects de Arte’) and entertain in their homes. This is a great combination of edgy stlye and sophistication. It is stylish but yet comfortable and livable. I could envision this for a décor fashionista’s family. The stylized Louis XVI white chair and texile patterns, make it light-hearted and inviting. This room depicts an updated transitional style. The details and colors give it a fresh and interesting look. The Toile reminds me of our historical search for adornment in our homes. The use of yellow leather on a traditional wing chair creates contrast and adds excitement. For a more elegant setting, this room is perfect. Honestly,...