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Are stripes outdated?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.

 

Blue Desert Interiors is in full design mode for IFDA Tableau to benefit Ryan House!

At Blue Desert Interiors, we love to be involved in helping to raise funds for great causes.  IFDA Tableau is one of these events.  This event is centered around local designers creating fantasy tablescapes that attendees can enjoy while having a great dinner and live auction.  Our tablescape is underway, but we can’t fully reveal it.  We will post some images on our Pinterest board as a sneak preview though!  To wet your appetite, here are some images from last years table we created called “Art Deco in the Desert”
Some signature pieces we used included Rosenthal’s Medusa D’Or china, Salviati shot glasses and Gense Triad Silverware.  We love the idea we came up with for the glasses.  A simple ribbon and pearl bead takes these glasses to fab!

 

Our centerpiece for the event started as an amazing mouth blown Czech vase.  From there we decided to have a custom shade made that could sit on top of it.  We inserted LED lighting inside and attached a clear cord to handle the power.  It all made for such an elegant solution, most people didn’t realize that it was custom created!

 

This is a really smart way to dress up a simple chair.  We took fabric, had it sewn and then pleated it to create this dramatic accent.  The circle band with diamonds repeats the circles in the sheer overlay.  To see more pictures of our past design, follow this link to our website.  Art Deco in the Desert

We had such a great time creating this, we hope you can join us for the years event on Oct 13, 2012.

 

IFDA Tableau
Ryan House

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surya Rug and the creation of a rug!

What a great way to show the extraordinary effort of design and hand manufacture each rug goes through. Bravo! We count on Surya Rugs to provide great quality rugs for our interior design projects.  They have created this amazing video that shows the steps a rug goes through to become a rug.  We are thrilled to be a partner with them!

Blue Desert Interiors creates Modern Zen Bedding…at NextInDesign!

For our next video, I chose to highlight some of the steps, as an interior designer, I take when I’m designing.  I had to create a color palette and style for a master bedroom suite renovation that needed to be zen…but modern.  Here I focus on the bedding design that set the stage for the rest of the project.  I take you to the McNamara and Hirschman showroom, at the Arizona Design Center, where I had the first inspiration that led to the realization of my clients dream!

http://www.mcnamarahirschman.com/
http://www.texture-fabric.com/pages/index.php
http://arizonadesigncenter.com/