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January 17, 2018

Marilyn Monroe said it best: “We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.”

Perfect for those of us who can’t get by without a little sparkle and shine in our day, glam interiors call back to the Art Deco and Hollywood Regency eras. Trademarks of this style include: plush fur throws, luxurious velvet upholstery, moody wall colors and wallpaper, shimmering metallic and mirrored casegoods, lacquered side tables, and chandeliers dripping with bling.

Sink into an extra deep sofa with a glass of whiskey on the rocks, and some smooth jazz on the record player, and you’ll be all set to scroll through these inspiration photos!

GlamSources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16

Want to see some other styles in our Design Dictionary? Check out this post!

Xoxo,

RWD

Happy New Year!!! We’re reflecting on all of the wonderful things 2017 brought us, and wanted to share some of our favorite moments of the year. Take a look through the photos below:

ProjectsLast year was packed full of beautiful and fulfilling projects – two of which will be professionally photographed in the coming months, so keep an eye out on the portfolio page of our website! A midcentury adobe house, a contemporary bathroom with Robern Uplift medicine cabinets, and several furniture installations made our list of favorite projects this past year.

TeamWe had the pleasure of working with three wonderful interns throughout the course of the last year. Danielle, Yesenia, and Adriana, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for all of your help. Our team also made an exciting move, and joined The Urban Hive as co-working members! We’re in love with the space, and can’t wait to keep making new memories here in 2018.

MarketsIn 2017, in addition to our usual trip to the Las Vegas Summer Market, we had the chance to head out to High Point, North Carolina for High Point Market! It was a year packed full of inspiration and new vendor discoveries. We’re excited to continue implementing some of the furniture pieces and ideas we gathered on the two action-packed trips.

TravelPart of our team also had the chance to visit some new places around the world in 2017, gathering inspiration and Instagram posts for dayyyys. Some of the notable places included: Chicago, Austin, Athens, and Santorini. Rumor has it, Paris and Barcelona might make this year’s list, so stay tuned for more!

We want to hear from you too! What were your favorite moments of 2017?

Best wishes as you jump into this New Year!

Xoxo,

RWD

December 6, 2017

Picture a typical Santa Barbara home. If you walked inside, what would you see? White plaster walls? Terracotta floors? Maybe some accents of cobalt blue?

Santa Barbara homes are often designed with Spanish style interiors. Graceful, arched openings contrast with the heavy, dark wood beams that line the ceiling. Leafy plants and ornate, hand-painted tiles can often be found throughout the house. Wrought iron railings and light fixtures are common choices for Spanish homes, while hand-knotted rugs and throw pillows with vibrant patterns liven up the space.

Take a look at the photos below for some Spanish inspiration!

SpanishSources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15 // 16

Need to see some other styles? Click here.

Xoxo,

RWD

Last month, we finally had a chance to travel out to High Point, North Carolina for the 2017 Fall Market, and OH MAN… It’s like Disneyland for interior designers. So much good stuff in such a small town! The showrooms are huge, the food is delicious, and the parties are wild. Forget Vegas, what happens in High Point should stay there!

But we’d be selfish to keep all of our finds to ourselves, so we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 finds from the trip (some oldies but goodies and some new discoveries). Take a look!

Sunpan#10: Sunpan

Although we’d heard of them before, this was the first time we’ve really taken a good look at Sunpan’s products. The showroom’s mix of contemporary and glam pieces convinced us to find a new Art Deco project to work on!

Dovetail#9: Dovetail

This vendor is an old favorite, but the High Point showroom had a playful vibrance that we couldn’t help but notice. The new vibe is on-trend, and we can’t wait to keep using Dovetail pieces in many projects to come!

Noir#8: Noir

Another go-to for the RWD team, Noir and CFC are always hard to beat. Even though we’ve seen many of the pieces in person before, the huge, brick showroom in North Carolina managed to show off the pieces in a way that’s pretty indescribable.

Loloi#7: Loloi

In case anyone was wondering, the new bohemian pillow collection from Justina Blakeney is to-die-for! As always, Loloi’s entire showroom was beautifully inviting, but the new collections from Justina and Ellen DeGeneres were the real show-stoppers this time around.

Classic Home#6: Classic Home

Nothing super new here, but Classic Home’s showrooms are always a great place to go for some fresh inspiration. We loved this vignette with the white leather sofa!

Arteriors#5: Arteriors

While we’re not exactly strangers to this brand, it’s been a while since we’ve sourced light fixtures from them. But you can bet we’re going to be searching hard for projects to use their product in from now on! Absolutely stunning fixtures, and a moody, glamorous showroom to boot.

Surya#4: Surya

Surya’s been a long-time favorite of ours for rugs and pillows, but in the last year or two they’ve really stepped up their game in the light fixture and accessories department! We were a little blown away by the awesome selection of vases and decorative objects they had to offer.

Four Hands3. Four Hands

We pretty much gush about Four Hands every time we get the chance to visit one of their showrooms, but HOLY COW. We’ve NEVER seen a showroom as amazing as the one at High Point. Nothing in particular stood out from the rest, because the whole thing was swoon-worthy.

Worlds Away2. Worlds Away

One of our go-to glam vendors is stepping into the world of Midcentury Modern, and we are STOKED. Would you just look at that gorgeous burl wood? Can’t wait to see what other products they develop!

Nuevo1. Nuevo

Walking into this showroom, we had a moment of “where has this vendor been all our lives, and why have we never heard of it??” It’s the perfect balance of contemporary, glam, and midcentury, which means it’s the happy medium between the styles of RWD’s two designers. We were singing Nuevo’s praises all the way home, and can’t wait to set up an account to start using their product!

If you’re interested in any of these product lines, and would like to purchase some furniture or accessories, please feel free to contact us!

Happy designing!

Xoxo,

RWD

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