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Be Bold

by Alissa Lacamp

There is a trick to decorating with bold patterns; if not careful, they can often look forced into the space.  Sometimes I am viewing a room where the bold pattern completely takes over.  My goal, whether dynamic and bold, or soft and cool, is to make the design seem organic - as if those beautiful shapes, fabrics and textures were birthed when the walls were formed.  When there needs to be a bold contrast, a focal point, or a strong color, it should be because the space demanded it.  That is why I love this group by Bernhardt

The chairs have a stunning overscaled chevron, with this beautiful color that can best be described as a Vibrant Blush, and yet I want to snuggle up in this Bernhardt Signature Series Grey Velvet sofa.  It floats on top of the Feizy rug that is bold with color, and soft with texture. The Black Croc chests by Hooker Furniture provide an anchor for these soft velvet textures, that provide a perfect balance to the hard surfaces: the belt buckle drawer handles, the wood framing on the chairs, and the metal base on the marble cocktail table.

When using bold patterns, remember, a little goes a long way.  Accenting with pillows, a chair, or even the banding on a drapery panel could be just enough to pull all the elements together as if they were born with the bones of the space.    

Dine With Bogart

by Alissa Lacamp

Our New Santana Dining Table from Fine Furniture’s Humpry Bogart collection makes you want to step back into another time and another place.  Like Bogart himself, romance and strength are combined into one; with its rich burled wood top and flowing curves blending seamlessly with a solid base, this piece will transport you…The clean open lines of the cross barred dining chairs beautifully complement this continental look. We paired it with an Asian Chest by Hooker and an Alexandra Rug by Feizy to create this inviting space! 

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The Beauty of Neutrals

by Alissa Lacamp

My mother and I both love great design. She worked for an architect in her younger years, and I am an interior designer. We love great design in fashion, furniture, artwork, and interiors. But when it comes to what we drool over, my mother and I are polar opposites.  She loves color.  Lots and lots of color.  And patterns.  She can’t get enough of them.  I, on the other hand, love structure, lines, and scale. I see the beauty in negative space, and I love neutrals - what I call “Non-Color Colors”.  There is something pure and rich about the texture and pattern that comes from neutrals; a quality that emerges from the layering of neutral materials that cannot be duplicated on a printed fabric.  

That is why I love this King Hickory sofa.  The silvery white fabric has a lot of structure, just a hint of formality, and the rich textures of the printed pillows create a casual, earthy quality.  And I love the contrast of this structured clean sofa with the Four Hands Bookcases; it’s the perfect mix of sophistication and practicality.  

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