Exposed beams and brick. Rough wood. Concrete floors.
Somewhere along the way, the unfinished look and feel of a warehouse or construction site became a source of inspiration for interior designers. Industrial interior design seeks to unveil the inner workings of the structure by showing off the I-beams, joints, bolts, pipes, and nails that other styles of design might seek to cover up.
Large amounts of natural light and simple furniture and decor help to keep industrial spaces from feeling dirty or messy. Don’t forget to add rugs and upholstery made with natural fibers to highlight the rawness of the space.
We’re loving all of the texture and personality in these spaces below:
Picture yourself on the porch of a Cape Cod beach house. Soak in the sun and salty air, and let the breeze tickle your nose. Now turn around and walk inside the house. What type of interior do you see? Slipcovered white sofas on sisal rugs? Wicker? Maybe some blue and white pinstriped pillows?
All of these elements work together to create a cozy, casual, cottage style. Bright white walls, natural fibers, and beadboard are some of our favorite details of this style. Of course, no two cottage homes are the same. Some fall into the Craftsman cottage category, with abundant woodworking, built-ins, and sturdy ceiling beams. Others, with their cane furniture, oversized plants, leaf prints, and British Colonial references fall into the style we lovingly refer to as the “Tommy Bahama” style. But one thing all of these cottage styles have in common is their proclivity to cozy furniture, natural fibers, and wood ceilings and floors.
The photos below have us craving a good window seat by the ocean – take a look!
We are so excited to announce that one of our projects has been featured in the Spring 2018 issue of Sacramento Home Magazine! The project, our Glamorous Glass Ensuite, is one of our favorites to date, and we were so lucky to have the lovely and talented Kat Alves as our photographer.
This bright, classic, traditional bathroom was inspired by the client’s love of the crystal blue waters found along the west coast of Italy – a color that also happens to be the client’s favorite. The client’s main requests included: increase the amount of natural light and airiness, add storage, and make the room feel like a retreat. The delicate glass tiles and floor-to-ceiling shower enclosure bounce light around the room like ocean waves, while the undermount tub with Carrera marble deck and sparkling bubble chandelier bring a sense of spa-like luxury to the space. In order to add natural light, rather than adding window treatments for privacy, the clear glass in the windows was replaced with opaque, textured rain glass that filters light evenly throughout the space. This solution also solved the problem of window treatments for the client’s octagonal windows.
Every detail was coordinated to create a sense of gracefulness; from the unusual boat shape of the sinks and mirrors, to the sleek, comfort-grip cabinet pulls, to the sophisticated vanity lights. Although the client declined to install grab bars in the tub and toilet areas, backing was installed in the walls for future grab bar installations, and the slide bar for the handheld showerhead doubles as a grab bar as well. The spacious vanities, sculptural storage tower, and custom closet organizers were all designed to fit the client’s needs and increase usable storage space, and the unique countertop edge detail adds a sense of timelessness that will keep this bathroom feeling elegant and refreshing for years to come.
To see the whole project, click here! And don’t forget to pick up your own copy of the Spring issue!
Sometimes simplicity is the best way to enjoy the things you already have. That’s the idea behind minimalistic design styles – Scandinavian, for example.
Typical characteristics of Scandinavian design include light wood furniture, bright white walls, and pale accent colors. Furniture in this style is usually lightweight, with spindly legs elevating it into the air. Accessories are often neutral in color, but full of texture. Sheepskin rugs, woven wall-hangings, and fluffy throw pillows and blankets turn these minimal spaces into cozy places to curl up.
The field of Interior Design has always been a natural fit for Rebecca. Even before pursuing a degree in the field, she designed rooms for her friends and family. Rebecca further developed this passion through education, and then sharpened her skills through experience with internships. After graduating from CSU Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, she began her career as an interior designer in a Sacramento firm and never looked back.