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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Herb Albert…another side to a great artist

I’ve always been inspired by the work of other artists in their field, even though it may be very different than my own of interior design.  One such artist, I recently discovered, totally surprised me! The legendary Herb Albert of musical fame is a very talented and prolific Herb-Albert-totemfine artist.  He has created these wonderful totems with inspiration from the tribal totems of the Pacific Northwest.  If you happen to be in NYC, check them out for yourself in Dante Park.  If not, follow the link over to his website and see his paintings and his totems! Link to Herb Albert’s Website

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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!

Art Deco Window Treatment

I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing clients and craftsmen.  This is one of those examples.  This client loves to collect Art Deco items and was looking to have this window properly dressed.  We set out to create something special.  I reviewed many historical references of ironwork in architeture and furniture.  From that, I drew inspiration and put pencil to paper to create this wonderful design.  The metalsmith took a template of the circular bay and then I met him at his shop to review the mock-up.  What occurred after many months of work was this wonderful one-piece iron cornice.