Radiant, sophisticated and lively

Pantone’s 2013 color is no other than the radiant but lively, Emerald.  This versatile color is the perfect shade for those looking to transition from the blues of winter into the celebration of summer. With Pantone’s choice to pick an emerald with just a hint of blue most of those older colors seem to complement it well.  Rather it’s your purple accented dining room or your husband’s favorite chocolate brown chair, this modern flare will only add to enrich the space. By updating your current drab fixtures with Hillary Thomas lamp finials or looking to redo a room around a prized Waterford Crystal Emerald Bowl this hue demands luxury in any setting.  That’s why even if this is not the mood you want for your home the notable beauty of emerald has been found walking the runways and making appearances at dinner parties.  Providing just enough personality and harmony with the trust of being a timeless favorite isn’t about time you went green?

Queens, kings and feeling home

Prada and Louis Vuitton have already released their 2013 spring collection and one thing is still very clear as it has been for many years. Quality that is beautiful still remains the desired factor in any design. According to 400 members of Elle Décor’s Designer Registry, 68% agree that strong threads are the backbone to any room’s dynasty. After all, who doesn’t deserve a little royalty that matches this year’s best?  Corresponding power with the patterns of innocence that proves you have earned the strength of being where you are today.  Bringing the 1960s into focus with the modern desire for clean and perfect, adding a touch of love back into the castle. From timelessly bright colors to generational flower designs that refuse to be forgotten and are descended to remain edgy and grow into sheik.  Making this year’s runway nobility a spokesperson for interior design that tells guest this home is truly mine.  So take your seat at the head of the table and join the perfection of DOTI design. 

Scarves and drapes.

Standing there clothed from head to toe in the latest fall collection, you find yourself wondering what is missing. A slight chill passes over your neck and the answer is clear, you forgot a scarf.  Placing your cashmere scarf around your neck, there’s this sense of warmth and completion added to your mood. Not only is your outfit well accented, but you’re more comfortable.  Now ask yourself, shouldn’t your home feel the same way?  A sanctuary in which you can enjoy all the beauty and elegance in the world surrounded by the hue of the drapes just like the scarf warmly, hugging your neck.  Portraying that luxurious and custom feel that you enjoy from your favorite shawl and giving it back into your home. Transforming the almost perfect room into an extension of oneself that lets everyone know your home represents you.  So no matter, the gorgeous frame, the finest fabrics find themselves around windows and self. There’s no reason both can’t be exquisite!

We have a dare for you!

Make a statement in one of your favorite rooms with the classic application of wallpaper!  Yes, we said it…wallpaper!   Although this style maker has been around for years, it is predicted to make a huge comeback in the years to come.  Perhaps it is because of all the new possibilities available and the trendy designs seen everywhere you look.  Whatever the case, the results are absolutely stunning and bring an assortment of options to choose from. Here are the top 5 trending wallpapers:

  1. Grasscloth– This type of wallpaper is made of woven fibers, provides a rich texture, and is environmentally-friendly. This naturally textured and colored wallpaper fills the room with a touch of the outdoors.
  2. Bold, Geometric Patterns– Choosing a bold, geometric wallpaper pattern will create a bit of drama and add positive interest to a space.
  3. Metallic– Using wallpapers with a metallic sheen is not only a trend, but it is a great way to brighten up a space and add shine without adding another light source in your space.
  4. Big Floral Prints– Like grasscloth, this pattern brings a touch of nature indoors in a more stylized manner. It instantly creates warmth and polishes a room with a traditional elegance
  5. Paintable Wallpaper– Paintable wallpaper is such an exciting product because it not only allows you to add your own personal touch, but the texture that it fashions in each room is exquisite. The color possibilities with this wallpaper are endless and are sure to match any room.

Before making your selection, it is important to understand the durability of the paper. Wallpaper is labeled in three distinct categories: washable, scrubbable, and nonwashable. Knowing each category will help you determine the wallpaper that will best suit your space. So go ahead and dare to make a statement with wallpaper!

             

A passion for purple…

Does purple scare you?  Most people would say “YES”!  Just recently, we had the privilege to make this vision of violet come to life for one of our clients.  She could not get enough of this bold yet sophisticated color.  If you think “sophisticated” and “purple” don’t belong together, think again.  To accomplish this look, we paired
masculine touches that contrasted the  often- stereotyped “feminine” color. Metallic silvers and dark finishes were our accents of choice.  Bold shapes also added texture and a bit of masculinity.  Although the room is not dripping in these finishes, we used them in small areas of high importance.  Finally, we finished off the room by contrasting the vintage plum paint used on only one of the walls, combined with a pewter grey tone on all the others. Our client couldn’t be more satisfied with the results quoting, “It’s beautiful…I love it!” It’s safe to say this purple room was a pleaser!