Scottsdale decorator takes you to bed…with Crayola!

Remember the amazing colors from Crayola that you loved? Now you can surround yourself again with the same great colors in bedding and draperiesModern-Scottsdale-Interior-Designer-Blue-Desert-Interiors-Crayola-Bedding-1 from the Crayola Dream in Color Collection by one of our suppliers, SIS Covers. At Blue Desert Interiors, we love to have fun with color in our interior designs. We’re sure you’ll be inspired, just like us, by the bold colorful designs. Here’s a few of the groups from the collection that will spark your imagination and creativity. Are you ready to dream in color? Give us a call or send an email if you’d like more information about this great washable bedding collection.
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To Stripe or Not to Stripe?

Why would you consider painting a wall with stripes of varying sizes and colors?

Choosing to paint a striped wall creates a focal point in the space and sets a great design tone. This focal point can be bold or quiet. You can choose how much of a statement to make. In our case, we went bold. We varied the width and color of each stripe as well as the direction to achieve the amount of impact we needed.

Designing your striped wall starts on paper. You can actually start the design of the room with the stripe. We achieved harmony in this room from using a color in the stripe to paint the surrounding walls. We then repeated the colors in the furnishings too. Great interior design will always use one or two excellent ideas in a space and carry/repeat the concept throughout the room.

Are stripes outdated?

If you home doesn’t have an architectural feature to work with, stripes are a great way to improve upon the vanilla architecture. The trends of stripe patterns and color trends are ever changing, but one thing is for sure, stripes are always in. So don’t be afraid to stripe and make your own style.

 

3 great Pillow tips! Also, a great post about Pillows on Houzz!

It can be difficult getting just the right fabric, size and fill for pillows.   1) When in doubt, go bold with your fabric!  It’s a chance to splurge on those high end fabrics, since you don’t as much material.  We’re loving the embroidered modern fabrics right now!  2)  Mix those shapes up!  Use squares, rectangles and basketball shapes to create variety.  3) We also like to see our pillows very luxurious.  To achieve this, always go up 2 sizes in pillow fill.  With an 18″ pillow, we recommend a 22″ fill, especially with feathers and down.  Most pillow forms come 75% feathers/ 25% down.  We find that percentage can still get lumpy, so I have our pillows custom filled in a richer percentage of down.  This helps to maintain the shape and avoid poke through of the feathers through the material!

Two new inspiring design styles for wallpaper in 2012!

If you haven’t looked at wallpaper recently, you are really missing out on some amazing design style!  New interior design takes on the classic stripe and circle that we all love are creating some amazing new styles.  Circles can be much more than something we learned in geometry class.  Here’s an amazing glam design look with a skull (circles).  The paper has a silver metallic background with…flocked black skulls!

Glam skulls rock!

Here’s a good close up.  I can’t wait to use this somewhere!

Flocked wallpaper close-up

The next circle pattern will appeal to the child in you.  See if you can guess what it is!

Can you guess the pattern here?

I think this Mickey Mouse wallpaper is just great.  The interlocking rings are a great way to turn something we easily recognize into an elegant shape.  Stripes never go out of style, but taking them bolder or more organic like these next examples can really pay off in your next design.  The boldness of the horizontal stripes is what makes this so special.  This could easily go into almost any room of the house.

Modern striped wallpaper can sure make a statement!

Taking a stripe and giving it a sinuous curve really adds a soft movement to a space for a big effect.  Look how the soft intertwining creates a relaxing but elegant mood for this space.

Sexy stripes can add soft elegant drama!

Using things you’re very familiar with but taking a fresh take on them will always lead to great design.  Your interior design is your style so be sure to have fun with it and explore things you’ve never tried before!  If there’s something that’s inspired you recently, let us know in the comments below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedroom Interior Design by Blue Desert Interiors showcasing Fornasetti wallpaper featured on Houzz.com

 

A wonderful inviting bedroom is brought to life with Southwest inspired modern design in copper, silver and chocolate colors with highlights of aqua by Arizona interior design firm, Blue Desert Interiors. We used a classic Fornasetti wallpaper design that ties the great southwest sun and color palette with his Italian style of irreverent illustration. At Houzz.com our room was featured in an article about this great artist; Modern Icons: Piero Fornasetti. To see another view of this amazing room on our website, click here.

New BDI website is live! Check it out and let us know how we did!

http://www.bluedesertinteriors.com/
Hello everyone! We are thrilled to announce that our website is now live.  Many hours of hard work have gone into adding additional interior design content and making it easier to navigate.  Any recommendations are appreciated!  Now it’s time for us to celebrate!