Retro-style furniture and home decor are trending for summer. That includes art deco, wicker furniture, and vibrant color palettes inspired by nature. Retro style can easily be mixed and matched with contemporary decor. It’s about elevating your personal style by adding nostalgia and pieces influenced by the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. If you’re over your contemporary home decor, then get inspired by a round-up of retro-style furniture.
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Victor Glemaud, a Haitian American fashion designer, released a collaboration with Schumacher. Glemaud’s collection is called Cul-de-sac, which is inspired by his Caribbean heritage and his family. It features 14 different patterns and colors. After studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology, he worked at Paco Rabanne and Tommy Hilfiger prior to launching his own company.
One of the fabrics I want to highlight from the new collection is the Toussaint toile. Toile became popular in the late eighteenth century. It originated in Ireland but became a popular decor accent in Britain and France. Glemaud’s collection pays homage specifically to Toussaint Louverture, a Haitian general and leader of the Haitian Revolution. The fabric also includes foliage and landscapes inspired by the country.
This beautiful staircase lives in the historic building where I stayed in Paris. The building is located in Le Marais, a neighborhood full of shops and restaurants. There are many hidden gems and historic buildings. If you love architecture like me, then I highly recommend visiting for inspiration. Paris is decorated with stone and natural items.
Le Marais means “swamp” in French for those who don’t know. It’s not really a charming name until you learn the neighborhood’s history. During the seventeenth century, it was a swamp area that formed the eastern border of the city. As time went on, it evolved into one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Paris. See 12 neutral items inspired by my trip to Paris below.
Vanities can make or break a bathroom. That’s a bold statement to make but think about it. When you walk into a powder room or a primary bathroom your eyes go right to the vanity. It’s where you go to do your morning makeup routine and the last place you go before going to bed. The cabinetry, the finishes, and the type of sink are all different factors that create a beautiful design. The perfect vanity will set the tone for the bathroom. I rounded up 6 bathrooms to help inspire you.
1. COCOCOZY Design
The photo above is the bathroom I designed from the COCOCOZY Design House Series. We used a TOTO sink and faucet. I wanted a clean bathroom design, but it needed a little character. So I added hexagon floor tiles and subway wall tiles with black grout. It enhanced the space!
Did you know Brooklyn is larger than Manhattan? In fact, it’s three times bigger than Manhattan. I just learned this and my mind is blown. Speaking of Brooklyn, interior designer Jenna Chused renovated her spacious Brooklyn apartment. She’s the designer behind the firm Chused & Co. Her apartment is elegant and full of natural light. Her design style is unique, which is why I thought I share it with all of you.
One of the stand-out rooms in this spacious Brooklyn apartment is the kitchen. What initially looks like another white kitchen is actually incredibly unique. Chused mixes textures and color palettes that you don’t normally see in a NY kitchen.
I’m feeling cozy this winter. I know…very on-brand for me. But seriously I’ve been seeing so many interiors and fashion trends that include sherpa and shearling items. It’s making me want to go buy a new jacket for the winter season. Or maybe an armchair and throws for my living room? There are so many cute items to add to your home decor. Every celebrity home has some kind of shearling piece of furniture. Olivia Culpo recently showed off her Los Angeles home that features shearling armchairs in her primary bedroom. Shop my picks below of essential shearling & sherpa items for 2022.
Bring the cafe home by raising the kitchen bar with this design idea. This modern black and white farmhouse by M House Development has an interesting design with floor-to-ceiling steel picturesque windows and a bar counter going across it. By adding in the bar counter, this space has transformed an otherwise empty area into cafe-style seating.
The statement hallway is an interior design trend that is slowly growing in popularity, and is not going anywhere anytime soon. Upon researching what these thoughtfully designed hallways are called, there was no right or wrong answer. Hallway, corridor, entryway, vestibule, enfilade are all options but vary depending on their location within the home. For the purpose of this article, a statement hallway is a long hallway with either a wall of windows or a wall of windowed doors on either side of the hall.
Neutrals are essential for creating an elegant space. It can brighten a room and make it appear larger. Some people don’t love a completely neutral room. And that’s okay! Transform your neutral room by adding earth tones. Earth tones are colors that can be found in nature. Style your room with natural woods and calming colors like muted blues, greens, and browns. It’s a great way to make your neutral room feel more cozy. Get inspired by Anthology’s living room design.
Back for another home tour, we are exploring airy small home style. There is something about smaller homes that lend to incredible interiors. After following along with Elena Lohse, of ThisHouse5000@thishouse5000 for possibly years, it’s time I share their sensational home filled with personality.
Designed by Simone McEwan of Nice Projects@nice_projects today’s room of the day is a contemporary victorian living room located in London. The space reflects a fusion of traditional and contemporary elements. The design choices are playful in nature and have a character of their own. The designer worked to incorporate the personality of the homeowner into the space while still staying true to the victorian bones of the home.
I don’t know about you, but I can look at kitchen designs all day. Take a look inside this modern Mediterranean kitchen design. The 1921 San Francisco home was in need of a makeover. Thanks to interior designer, Regan Baker, the kitchen got the upgrade it deserved. The kitchen features brass finishes that gives the kitchen a more luxurious look. Baker originally wanted to design a more vibrant kitchen. However, she found herself attracted to more softer and timeless elements. Leading her to choose the beautiful mint green color for the cabinets. The design process started in 2019 and was completed after 3 months.
Regan Baker’s mission is to transform ordinary homes into spaces that reflect her client’s personality and lifestyle. She is also passionate about highlighting black women’s art in her designs. In this project, she used mixed-media work by Marie Alexander, Tawny Chatmon’s Renaissance-influenced photography, an oil portraiture by Lauren Pearce, and original collage pieces by Christa David. Baker’s kitchen design is breathtaking.
There’s something about the warmer months that makes me crave cozy sunroom design. There just something so romantic about having a tucked-away seating area to host guests when the sunsets. Or having a morning coffee before the sun has warmed up the outdoors yet! Today’s amazing interior is the getaway home of Alex Bates founder of Flint & Kent and Bloomist who also designed the space. Located on Fire Island this space is the perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of New York City. Fire Island is on the southern shore of Long Island. Just over a one-hour drive and quick boat ride, this space is easy to get to and incredibly serene. Since everyone arrives by boat there are few cars and everyone bikes or walks around town.
Instantly transform any room with today’s design spotlight: chinoiserie wallpaper. Known for its intricate details, chinoiserie wallpaper is made up of a pattern that doesn’t repeat, meaning it is entirely unique. Traditionally the wallpaper features birds and flowers.
Styled by Swedish-based freelance interior design stylist, Linnéa H. Manaberi, this contemporary minimalist bedroom is full of Scandinavian flair. Known for neutral colors and clean lines, this room takes an interesting approach to minimalism that is unexpected. The architecture of this room is muted and minimal with eggshell walls, soft white molding, and weathered light wood floors. With such a blank canvas, the furniture and accessories are really what brings this room to life.
Design studio, Banda has done it again with this West London townhouse. Founded and led by Princess Beatrice’s husband, Edo Mapelli Mozzi, Banda specializes in combining contemporary design with timeless elegance. The London townhouse, named Apartment 6 is on the third floor of a classic Grad-II building. The space combines what was once four separate apartments into one.