Monthly Archives: June 2016

England Home Styles Tips

Sue De Chiara is the woman behind the beautiful lifestyle blog, The Zhush. Known for showcasing homes with all the right details, it’s no wonder that this lifestyle blogger has a stunning home of her own. Located in Connecticut, De Chiara’s Neo-Georgian colonial is a showcase of classic New England style with a twist. Designed in collaboration with Muse Interiors, this family-friendly home is filled to the brim with modern details, colorful art and a fun vibe perfect for De Chiara, her husband, their three children and pup.

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Cool And Collected Living
A Chic Traditional Home In New England – Nicole Cohen
Photo Credit: Nicole Cohen
The design of this interior strikes the perfect balance of traditional and modern. The home’s architecture speaks to a traditional aesthetic with classic bones, like the moulding around the fireplace mantel. While the furniture in this seating nook is another story. A mid-century modern lounge chair and Platner Side Table take this nook firmly into the 21st century.

Farmhouse Dining Room
A Chic Traditional Home In New England – Nicole Cohen
Photo Credit: Nicole Cohen
In the dining room, handcrafted pieces speak to this interior’s New England roots. A rustic farmhouse table is large enough to seat eight comfortably. Perfect for family gatherings and entertaining. And a windsor bench is a lovely complement. A nod to farmhouse style.

Glam Kitchen

The kitchen is an ode to glamour. Stark white cabinetry is a nice contrast to the silver gray walls carried over from the living room. And even more beauty can be found in the details. Gold hardware on the cabinetry and in fixtures like the faucet add a special touch. For a metallic mix, overhead lighting in silver brings an unexpected industrial touch to this picture-perfect space for cooking and enjoying a quick bite.

Peacock Blue Shelving

This home is filled with colorful touches that awaken the senses, and these shelves definitely enliven. The color is drop-dead gorgeous in a rich hue of peacock blue. This well-styled built-in sports a bar as well as a display area for dishes and tableware. It’s a sophisticated spot for keeping entertaining items on hand.

Los Angeles Home Style Tips

Karen and Guy Vidal are the owners of Design Vidal, an LA-based interior design firm. The couple is known for designing unique interiors that are truly reflective of the families who live within. Their love for creating one-of-a-kind spaces is evident in their very own Los Angeles home. Filled to the brim with fun an funky style, this California interior has a bright and cheery environment perfect for this designer couple and their two children.

Open And Airy Dining Room

One look inside this home, and it’s clear that Karen and Guy have a love for global design. An eclectic mix of handmade pieces from the around the world can be spotted. From a bright blue boucherouite rug in the living room, to a sparkling Moroccan wedding cape in the bedroom, a variety of global elements have been used to accessorize this home.

Modern Kitchen Details

This home feels warm and lived-in with a variety of vintage pieces that add character. But in the kitchen, modern furnishings take center stage. The dining nook sports tufted seating in a cool gray. A set of Eames Molded Plastic Dining Chairs offer additional seating.


Tile Takes Flight In The Kitchen

Beyond their interior design work, the Vidal’s are also known for their line of cement tiles – Granada Tile. Their tiles can be spotted in some of South America’s most popular vacation spots, LA’s trendiest restaurants, and even in their own home. Featuring designs inspired by a range of cultures, the collections includes tile inspired by traditional Turkish and Persian designs, and a host of other cultural references.

In their kitchen, their Vuelo collection featuring birds in flight, covers the island and backsplash. The pattern is a modern interpretation of a traditional Turkish block print.

A Charming Bedroom

The Vidal’s embrace color in their work and in their home. The bedroom features a rich mix of colorful textiles for a warm, layered look. A curvy upholstered headboard is a beautiful backdrop to a mix of cushions on the bed. Blue bedding and drapery finishes off the space in a cool hue.


Print And Pattern In The Bathroom

Not afraid of color of pattern, a small powder room has been treated like a jewel box, covered in a whimsical green print. The effect is absolutely stunning. A touch of the unexpected, which is truly what sets the Vidal’s aesthetic apart from the work of so many other designers.

Cool And Contemporary Home Tips

It’s amazing how an interior can be transformed. How with the right design team, a space can go from tired and dated to absolutely breathtaking. That’s the result of the work done by Pulp Design Studios to update an old Spanish-style interior into a modern family home fit for five. Walls were moved, the main staircase relocated, and features were added to take this home firmly into the 21st century.

All was done with a steadfast attention to detail that allows this contemporary space to feel warm, cozy and inviting.

Just beyond the entry, you’re inside the home’s living room. Modern furnishings sporting sleek metallic finishes catch the eye when walking into this spacious living area. But it’s the mix of woods that create warmth in this room. From the reclaimed flooring, to the paneling around the fireplace, and accessories, like the stacked wood side table, the addition of natural elements make this living room feel grounded.

Pulp Design Studios.

Details matter, and Pulp Design Studios has not overlooked one in this contemporary home. In the entryway, a classic console table is the ultimate statement piece. The bentwood design features brass feet for an unexpected touch of bling. The mix of wood and metallics is a centerpiece of this home’s design.

Rustic Details In The Dining Room

Dinner for six? This dining table has all the room you need. A raw woodgrain table is the centerpiece of this dining room. For a modern mix, sleek white chairs have been brought in for contrast. Above, woven lighting completes the design. And, as big fans of color, we can’t forget about the art in this dining area. The large-scale painting is the perfect finishing touch.

Contemporary Kitchen

Kitchens are the heart of the home and this dreamy kitchen is no exception. Taking the house down to the studs, Pulp Design Studios balanced the need for a clean and modern aesthetic with the need for soul and warmth in this family home. In this kitchen they achieved that balance, making the choice to add wood paneling. Going beyond the stark white kitchens that many modern homes offer, the honey wood tone makes this kitchen feel as cozy as this home’s living areas.