Summer is around the corner, and summer is my favorite season of all. Longer days, BBQ with friends, warm beach days in the California sun. I normally blog how fashion meets interiors, but this time around I decided to just blog about Interior Design. I decided to turn your bed room into a beach room getaway on a budget, that’s right on a budget…under $5000.00.
I decided to do something a little different with this entry. I have also updated my blog site as well. I added a couple of pages…Design Advice- you can now email me with any questions you have about fashion or design and I also added Faves, this page will give you insight to my favorite things.
I wanted to incorporate must haves for different styles of fashion. I love Hollywood glam, and Boho chic. What I thought would be a good third style is 70’s. I just love the color that the 70’s bring.
*Fashion- Jeffery Scott- SS016 *Orange Chair- Windham Chair by Kravet Inc * Wood table- Ikea * Orange Lamps- Lamps Plus *Green Sofa- Kent Sofa by Kravet Inc. * Rug- Modern Rugs * Lounge Chair- Eames Lounge Chair by Herman Miller
Fashion- Marchesa SS106 * Classic Velvet Chesterfield Sofa- All Modern * Chaise- All Modern * Lamp- Lamps Plus * Chair- Kent Chair by Kravet Inc * Cocktail Table- 1stDibs * Rug- Hair on Hide by Kravet Inc.
As for paint for these three themes I always love Benjamin Moore. Here are three of my favorite paint colors that will tie into these themes:
Skylar Song 778
Coral Gables 2010-40
Navajo White OC-95
Rumba Orange 2014-20
Cool Aqua 2056-40
Willow Spring Green 418
Emerald Isle 2039-20
California Blue 2060-20
Crushed Velvet 2076-10
Styles are always evolving, but they are never gone.
Is that time of year again…spring yes, but also my favorite type of music festival here in California…Coachella!!! Its not just about the music that is the huge part of it, but what the fashion is…floral. I have notice in the fashion magazines and also in stores everything is over sized floral! Throughout history fashion and interiors floral were named Jacobean type, small scale so that you can fit so many floral woven and prints into a single yard for a chair or a dress. In today’s fashion it is still called Jacobean prints or woven but now they are oversize. (all images are from google image)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: A model walks the runway at the Oscar De La Renta fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
In today’s interior design world, i have seen more bright colors, also more floral type of fabrics and wallpapers as well. (all images are from google image)
This is not your typical grandmothers, or shabby chic floral but more with a 2016 twist. You can dress up your room with some bold oversize floral patterns!
My style.. honestly my style is a little of this and little of that.
Having dinner last night with a friend, they described me as fresh. I am just me! Back in my high school days I always wore what was on trend, which did not make me an individual. When I was a kid, I wore what I want. Looking at old 80’s and 90’s photos thinking to myself woah, I did march to my own beat of my drum. Now that I am older and wiser, I dress what I am most comfortable in, what makes me feel good, what I know I can rock it. Even if it way out there I always try to rock it.
My style has changed throughout the years…high school…surfer type, zip up hoodies, Roxy and flip flops. In college, when I first started FIDM it was trendy to fit in the LA lifestyle, but the end I wore what was most comfortable to me, if that meant flip flops everyday even in the rain, like a true California girl! Now that I am in the working world, I try to mix all types of fashion, surfer, California, trendy, all black, colors, white, sporty, it is never a dull moment in my style. Now with social media I can express what type of style I do go for. Thanks to Pinterest ! you can check out my style board to get a better sense.
Wallpaper…something that reminds you of your grandparents house. Growing up in an Italian household, every wall was wallpapered. In the late 1990s early 2000’s wallpaper was outdated, hardly anyone wallpapered a wall. In todays Interior Design market 1 wall has some kind of oversized modern wallpaper.
“Wallpaper began as a cheap substitute for tapestry and paneling. Some historians believe that the use of wallpaper dates back to the 1400s. The first wallpapers were decorations for wood panels, introduced into England by Flemish craftsmen. The papers were small squares with images printed by wood blocks, which were then colored in by hand. As the desire increased to find a less expensive alternative to the wall-hangings of the rich, printers produced simple yet decorative paper panels.
In the 1500s, the wealthy continued to cover their walls but now they did so with brocades, velvets and even embossed leather. The earliest known wallpaper in England dates back to 1509 – an Italian-inspired woodcut pomegranate design printed on the back of a proclamation issued by Henry VIII. Discovered in 1911 at Christ’s College in Cambridge, the paper is attributed to Hugo Goes, a York printer. In general, wallpaper of this period depicted floral designs and murals. Wallpaper’s popularity increased in Elizabethan England. Throughout Europe, a fascination began with these fine papers that offered protection against dampness and an improved ability to handle fireplace smoke.
But wallpaper wasn’t purely a Western invention. The Chinese began to produce it in the early 1600s, showered with painted birds, flowers and landscapes on rice paper formed in rectangular sheets.”
In 2010 and moving forward into the future wallpaper is the new trend either all 4 walls, 1 wall or even better the ceiling. The ceiling is the 5th wall. Some Images of wallpaper and how it is applied. I have attached some images of wallpaper ideas and a couple of my favorite wallpapers all Images are sourced from Google images
Do not forgot the 5th wall..the ceiling
Here are some of my favorite wallpapers: Cole and Son, Groundworks ( can be found at Lee Jofa)
Charis are the most important element of design. When you think about a chair there are so many types of chairs…Transitional, Traditional, Contemporary. There are so many styles…Italian, French, Art Deco, Quaker, Shakers, Craftsman. It does not matter what style of design you trying to achieve a chair can make the room look amazing. Here are a few of my favorite chairs: images:google