Monday, July 20, 2015

One Kings Lane Style Spotlight Outdoor Rugs: a sacred backyard space

MoD Must Haves
stylish, tactile, novel 
for backyard lovers

Sometimes I come home from work exhausted.  I would just love a space in my backyard where I can quiet down from my day, relax, reflect and feel centered; basically a sacred space. Well, drinks usually come to mind too. Next spring we plan this kind of a renovation and it just so happens that One Kings Lane asked me to participate in their Style Spotlight Outdoor Rugs campaign asking me to share what my outdoor space would like with one of their rugs. 

Thinking about how my outdoor space should be a seamless extension of my homes modern interior, I started to peruse the One Kings Lane site for some key  items that can help transform my yard into a dreamy retreat. 

Besides lots of bug spray, all it takes is some awesome lighting, a fire pit, a bar and a cool swing. See the One Kings Lane picks below:

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

MoD Must Haves: Zespoke on the Perfect Color Palette For Your Personality

MoD Must Haves
stylish, tactile, novel 
for color lovers

My friends over at Zespoke have a good eye for color and know how to incorporate wild and bold patterns into their cool retro coffee tables. Love the graffiti inspired table above and its shows how a pop of color can not only make a statement piece but also change the whole look of your room. I asked Zespoke if they would lend some thoughts on how to inject color into interior spaces:

Home Colour Combos: The Perfect Palette For Your Personality

Summer is here and, while this time of year is readily associated with floral colours and designs, your personality doesn’t necessarily reflect the season - and your home shouldn’t have to either. When it comes to colour scheme, finding your perfect fit can be a difficult task - but if you are looking for inspiration, we can help you select the perfect palette for your personality.

Soothing pastels

Pastel colours come in a variety of shades and, thanks to their light and soft look, they are suited to happy, playful characters. From baby blue bathrooms to calming yellow sun rooms, pastel shades can help bring out the brighter side of your personality and inject some light into your home. Complemented with vintage bunting and a Zespoke retro coffee table, pastel colours can help you turn back the clock and get lost in yesteryear as you navigate your way from room to room.

Warm and rich

If you are a passionate person who feels the full force of your emotions, you might prefer to bathe your home in richer tones. Rustic reds and fiery oranges will warm up your rooms and create a homely and safe atmosphere, whereas deep blues and purples will have a more calming effect. Allowing your personality to spill over into your interior features will help you fashion a home that reflects you. So, no matter whether you are a romantic dreamer or a logical thinker, there is a spectrum of colours at your mercy.

A primary palette

Getting back to basics can be a welcome change - and if you appreciate the finer things in life, you might enjoy experimenting with primary colours to invigorate your interior.

From rooms steeped in a single colour to feature walls, primary colours keep it simple yet stylish - and block colours provide the perfect canvas for your accessories. This doesn’t mean your interior has to look boring, though, as this simplistic approach will give your home a more modern touch. Let your personality provide a basis and enjoy designing your ideal interior.

Seasonal tones

Are you a fan of seasonal styles? If so, there are tempting tones suited to every time of year. To embrace the energy of spring, light and fresh colours will brighten up your home - or if summer is your favourite season, you can squeeze out every last drop of sunshine by introducing some bright and vivid colour into your rooms. Autumn is all about earthly tones and often associated with rustic greens, browns and yellows - allowing you to bring an element of the outdoors in as you freshen up your home. When winter rolls around, blues, purples and deep pinks are reflective of the season - but if you want to keep the weather outside, opt for warm reds and inviting oranges.

So, whether you are a fan of golden tones or prefer some cooler shades, let your identity do the talking and colour your home happy.

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Thanks Zespoke for your color tips!

Image Credits: Zespoke

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

DIFFA’s 4th annual Picnic by Design event 2015: Food, Design and Charity

Have you experienced a picnic on an urban rooftop yet? DIFFA’s (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) 4th annual Picnic by Design event is a pretty cool event that I have participated in for the past 3 years. It redefines the concept of a traditional picnic. Guests sip cocktails, savor picnic fare from fab NYC restaurants while bidding to win one-of-a-kind designer picnic baskets by enlisted top designers. The event is only a month away: Wednesday August 5th at Ramscale Studios 406 West Street, NYC at 6:00-9:00.  

Purchase tickets now and come say hello to me! The early bird ticket price is $125 and will increase to $150 the week prior to the event. 

Some images from Picnic by Design 2015

My picnic basket design is hush hush right now but I will be giving some snippets on my Instagram account soon. Here is an image of my Farm-Chic wheelbarrow design from last year:  

To add to the excitement, DIFFA is launching a social media campaign around the event, encouraging people across the country and globe to host their own picnics to raise awareness. Participants are invited to share snapshots of their gatherings with the hashtag #MakeaDIFFArence

Hope to see you there!

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