Sunday, January 4, 2015

Getting Organized in 2015

Happy 2015!!!  The start of a new year is a fresh beginning and we all have different ways of kicking it off...many of us make resolutions to get in shape, eat healthier or tackle those projects that have been collecting dust. 
The beginning of a new year is also a great time to get organized. I've been cleaning out closets, desk drawers and toy bins for the past couple of days (I love getting rid of stuff). It's so liberating to toss out or donate old things. I get such satisfaction out of organizing the things that I want to keep, makes me so happy when everything is in its place!
Since starting on this organization quest I've been searching for items that could help. I've compiled my favorites below:
DIY Pin Boards are a wonderful way to keep track of notes, your favorite paint swatches and current inspirations.  P.E. Collection Pocket Organizer is a great system for your home office or crafting space and keeps the piles off of your desk.  Welded Letter Holder is the perfect place to keep your mail and those magazines you've been waiting to thumb through.   The Sarah Storage Tower has been on my wish list for quite awhile, such a lovely little home for shoes and boots.  Silver Stripe Woven Hamper and Basket would look beautiful in your bedroom (I may need to add them to mine)!       
 Happy New Year from Nichole Therese Design! We closed the chapter on 2014 and we look forward to what this new year has in store!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Pantone Color of the Year 2015

As 2014 is coming to a close most of us look forward to the holidays and the New Year. And those of us who work/live in the design world eagerly await the introduction of Pantone's color of the year! 
The 2015 Pantone Color of the Year is Marsala..."A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls." Pantone goes on to say, "The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors." I would best describe it as dusty maroon. Looks like a color that would make a good lipstick shade. 

(Photo via Pantone )

 Since we are interior designers I wanted to find items in this lovely new hue that pertained to interiors. After a somewhat lengthy search I found a few items in this color and I have a sneaking suspicion that we will be seeing more of it in the coming season. 


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Colorful Greens

Why add color to my home, you ask? It attracts attention! You've worked so hard to make your space beautiful, adding color draws the eye towards the details otherwise unseen. Great design allows your eye to move through a room seamlessly, noticing color, lighting and texture. Try adding a few pieces of similar shades in small doses around your space. You'll find yourself admiring the details more often. I gathered my current 5 favorite spaces and items that I'm currently coveting.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Give Thanks

Here we are in the last week of November with Thanksgiving just a few days away. Still can't quite believe that this year is almost over, it has flown by!
If you are a procrastinator like myself, you are probably scrambling for some last minute Thanksgiving table décor ideas. I've pulled together some great finds from a few of my favorite home décor sources.
Happy Thanksgiving from Nichole Therese Design!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Del Mar Client's Guest Room Concept

I'm helping refurnish a client's beautiful beach home. We're done replacing the carpet, baseboards and painting the exterior of the house. This week, we're having the interior paint completed to a beautiful light gray. It's very rewarding seeing all of the core elements make such a beautiful change to their home! 

Part of this fun project is to design and furnish the guest bedroom. This couple are quite the entertainers and have guests often staying with them. Their simple asks were to furnish the room with an Asian flair/theme, have two twin beds, replace the current filing cabinet that is currently serving as the night stand and create a cozy atmosphere for their wonderful guests.

We decided on this beautigul Surya "Smithsonian" rug below and these killer vintage twin headboards we scored from One Kings Lane. I put together this design concept for the overall look of the room. It's a little over the top, but everyone needs a little WILD in their lives.

Art / Mirrors / Headboards (no longer available - vintage) / Night Stands / Bedding / Rug / Pillows / Table Lamp

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cop this Steez: Modern Boho Living Room

I've been pleading with the universe to bring us some rain. I want so badly to fall asleep to a thunderstorm or to sit in our living room with a cup of chai in hand, watching the fresh raindrops fall around us. I love those cozy simple moments. When I came across this beautiful living room the other day, it gave me that exact feeling. Ultimate cozy rainy-day setting. I love the bright walls and neutral tones in this room. It's very calming and subtle. Take a peek at the collage below if you want to "Get the Look" or rather..... "Cop this Steez!"
(photo via Eirin Kristiansen)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Color of the Year...

Benjamin Moore announced their color of the year for 2015 this past week...(drumroll please) is "Guilford Green". A lovely minty green with a touch of gray. Benjamin Moore's creative director called it, "A neutral that's a natural. A silvery green that works with, well, everything."
Recently I attended a color forecasting talk given by a Pantone rep. She mentioned that greens will always be in the color palette since it is mother nature's neutral. We automatically associate the color green with nature, it feels fresh and lively but also soothing.  
The Guilford Green is great, but I am also loving some of these other colors that Benjamin Moore has included in their 2015 Color Trends. Excited to see some darker colors in the forecast, that "Caponata" reminds me of the deep purple skin of an eggplant. Wouldn't that be amazing in a high gloss finish!?! Can't wait to try out some of these captivating colors in my upcoming projects!

Happy Monday and Cheers to the start of a Wonderful Week!