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 fine 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
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!
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!
Have you ever looked at your indoor fireplace and it just was blah? Are your fireplace logs dusty and tired? Fear not! I have made our first do-it-yourself video showing how easy it is to update your fireplace with modern fireplace glass chips. This design process can be used for both indoor fireplaces and your outdoor fireplace or fire pit. The hardest part is going to be picking out your color and type of glass!
Put questions below and I’ll be sure to reply! Mark L
Blue Desert Interiors was just featured in AZRE (Arizona Commercial Real Estate) magazine and online for our beautiful Evidence-Based Design in a local Phoenix project. The article, “The Right Prescription: Evidence-Based Design in Healthcare Facilities” focuses on how our design and material selections positively impacted to the healing environment for Care Meridian’s traumatic injury patients.
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CareMeridian featured on Blue Desert Interiors’ website