✢ Clean Up your Act, Man.

AFTER:

This Gentleman’s bathroom was in need of a clean overhaul.  We simplified the space and color palette,  but kept design interest by marrying a variety of textures.  The grasscloth walls in the water room add warmth while the marble in the bathing area  is calm, cool, and collected.

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BEFORE:

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Here are some inspirations that may help you, Mr. Clean.

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Calcutta Gold Tile.  This is a natural marble surface.  Keep honed tile on the floor.  You can place polished or honed in shower and walls.  For this installation, we took the large tile and cut it into thirds, to apply in a Herringbone pattern.  Any unique (but not trendy) application makes for an interesting aesthetic when all surfaces are in the same family.

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Any grasscloth that speaks to you is fine.  Our opinion is the knobbier the better.

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Trust us on this one.  Start off FRESH…literally.  Invest in some new clean white, ivory, or off white thick Egyptian cotton towels.

Get rid of the ones you’ve had since college.  Use them to wash the dog.

e399d3e5242cc710d1ec3cd23eb0c4d8Find a contemporary or striking etching, ink, or drawing;  husky, and masculine.

b63e38083e08abd85760ede961e7ae08We used antlers in this install to bring in a raw, natural appeal, but these bronze Boars are catching my eye at the moment too!

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Yes, gentlemen, you too can lounge around and eat bon-bons….but if you find you just quite frankly don’t have the time,

you can throw your pumice soap in an antique silver dish for a rich detail.

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Smooth operator…..


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Now, Mr. Clean, you are ready to conquer the world.  May the force be with you. ❈

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✢ Light of the World

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Gold.  Who can resist?

So when looking for swing arm lights for a client, we scoured for the perfect lighting fit, and before we knew it, the afternoon was behind us, and we still had not made a decision, but were we ever in awe of the glorious gold we found in the world.  Curses, you time-killing internet!

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And off I began to daydream, wondering who can pull off these fab gold pants……

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88bf8c3cc59277b55171f87ab8d299daThe old gold standby….safe as can be, and a true heirloom treasure, is a gold charm bracelet.  No matter your age, the event, the figure, a lovely like this is always appropriate.  (maybe even WITH gold pants).

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Enjoy the light within YOU and shine on, friends!  ❈

✢ Green With Envy

When Emerald was announced the hot new color for fashion and home last Spring, we were at the ready to be inspired by this happy, soothing color.  While of course we like Emerald, we sought to step out side of the green box and pop some chartreuse in our typically earthy design palette.

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Our design inspiration board is currently filled with mixtures of pea green, paired with champagne, metallics, and grounded with an earthy gray.

Below is a dreamy Nina Campbell metallic wallpaper for a soothing Bedroom, with the ceiling and trim finished in Modern Metallics Champagne color.  The cheeky side chair in Luigi Bevilacqua Radica Verde Lame is an unexpected detail to add interest and texture.

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Our modified design scheme will take us skipping into the Fall Season as we sadly bid Au Revoir to the Summer Season.

WIth cooler weather coming, it is a perfect time to sit on the porch with friends and enjoy the last days of summer with a cool champagne cocktail adorned with fresh mint from the garden and juicy cucumber slices.  ❈

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