Spring is officially here, and as the colors outside begin to change from cool tones and shades of gray, transitioning to sunny blooms and vibrant shades of green, our interiors can also use an uplifting Spring home refresh to reflect the season.
In this article, I thought I’d cover the 2017 design trend of using nature as an inspiration in design, which goes hand in hand with introducing a new color palette with fresh flowers, plants and organic accessories.
Everything now is about incorporating raw textures and natural artisanal elements with a healthy dose of color rather than the shiny and refined look of the past. The vibe is more organic – think of raw wood, natural textures such as linen and indoor gardens which have become popular in contemporary architecture. Expect to see all shades of green in lively, organic and rich shades used in small doses and in larger upholstered pieces…[Read More]
As I am in the process of the interior design of a mountain ski resort, I thought I’d dedicate a section of my blog to feature the best in rustic lodges, outdoor adventure travel and top wilderness retreats, including Emerald Lake Lodge (image above)…[Read More]
Country decorating is characterized as casual, comfortable and cozy, incorporating vintage accessories, handcrafted furniture, and an eclectic mix of fabrics, textures and treasured possessions. Embrace country charm and take a tour of a few of my favorite country interiors with a homespun style…[Read More]
There are many approaches one can take in decorating their log home aside from taking a traditional rustic or western approach. Coastal decorating is another great option that works well in rustic style construction. A coastal look can easily be achieved by incorporating a sandy palette, gentle hues of blues and greens with whitewashed accents. Nothing says “coastal living” quite like an open living room, over sized sofas, nautical stripes and sea inspired accents such as ropes, sailboats and sea-side prints.
Designed by Muskoka Living Interiors designer Cory DeFrancisco, the following homes are effortlessly coastal and chic, and combine a stunning neutral palette with white and hues of blue that would also work well in a log home interior. Bring coastal style to your living room with these inspirational design ideas, whether you’re by the sea or not…[Read More]
Against a backdrop of red brick, a tufted leather sofa is illuminated by the glow of exposed bulbs on a black iron chandelier. Just your average industrial home, right? Wrong! On an adjacent wall, a black and white painting of horses stands above the reclaimed wood of a rustic credenza and a pair of gray linen armchairs are accented with furry throw pillows. Pulling from the equestrian side of farmhouse living and combining it with the urban materials we love, this rustic industrial style is what we’ve been waiting for. Add geared accents with horse décor to shelves made from weathered wood and steel, and keep silhouettes neat with safari style chairs and clean-lined credenzas. A raw look that works in both the country and the city, this aesthetic is ideal for any home with an edge…[Read More]