Start off the New Year with a Cosmetic Reno

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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 complete!

Coastal Holiday

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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

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Fashion Comes Home

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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

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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, this is my favorite example of today’s juxtaposition of color, style, texture, and pattern. It’s so very hip and modern but intensely traditional elements are incorporated in a new and modern way. Who wouldn’t want to be there and enjoy this space? I just think it’s so cozy and stylish!

Taking the Show on the Road

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By Joey LaSalle

Did you know that you can take us home with you? Not just your beach home but your primary home as well! Lovelace designers do travel and design all over the United States from New York City to Key West, Florida, Beverly Hills, California to Rye, New Hampshire and everywhere in between.  In addition to the myriad of projects we have up and down the Emerald Coast, Lovelace Interiors currently has projects in Napa Valley, New Orleans, New York City, Palm Coast, and Key West, Florida.

Recently Cassidy Pickens and I just returned from Key West Florida where we’ve been requested to take a beautiful 5,000 square foot Florida Plantation home from drab to FAB and represent the true spirit of Key West. When we arrived at our client’s house, pleasantries already extended, it was time to get to work!  When designing on location it’s important to pack in as much as we possibly can in a day.  Photo inventories, measures of every wall, door, window and of any existing furniture pieces that will be included in the new design. The project in Key West is a beautiful home in a colorful and vibrant location. So it became very obvious upon our survey that the home was void of color and most of the furnishings were out of scale for the rooms.  We knew that this house had beautiful bones and it was our job to best represent them and show them off.  We also knew we had to liven it up and bring the home into the modern age with a hint of edge as the family that we’re designing for are vivacious and live their lives to the fullest.  When designing someone’s home, whether primary or secondary, it’s vital that whatever we do suits THEIR lifestyle and fulfills THEIR dreams of how they want their home to look, feel and function. We present our design to our clients later this month and we’ll be sure to let you know how it goes!

Cassidy and I are also working on a brand new construction infill project in New Orleans.  Right above Notre Dame Street is a gorgeous new luxury condominium building with fantastic views and easy accessibility to the best restaurants and shops the city has to offer! We are elated to be designing a gorgeous 7th floor unit from the earliest phase of construction to the finest finishing details.  Our client is so appreciative of us handling all of the contractor’s questions throughout the construction phase.  From ceiling heights to electrical placement, architectural details, cabinets, counters and plumbing….Cassidy and I actively select everything with our client in mind.  In order to do so, we found ourselves in New Orleans on a hot summer’s day in hard hats trekking up 8 flights of stairs!  Armed with Tape measures, cameras, notepads and paint decks, our design of southern charm meets Park Avenue chic was born.  The Big Easy is the perfect opportunity to layer old world influence with contemporary elegance.  Drywall is in and soon we’ll be back on site installing our client’s luxury city retreat.  This is another project we’ll be sure to keep you posted on when it’s finished!

Traveling for our clients definitely requires a little more in preparation and longer days to ensure that we’re thorough and leave nothing to chance. That said, it’s a pleasure traveling for our clients and helping them achieve their dream homes.  If you’d like more information about working with us feel free to email us cassidy32459@yahoo.com or joeylasalle@yahoo.com

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