…rethink what’s under your feet. A new area rug is a great way to introduce a new color or texture into your design. There are so many different floor covering styles to choose from! You can go with a shag, a loop, or maybe even a fun pattern.
Do you have a challenging space or need some design guidance? Design Direction is a chance for you to submit photos or videos of your design challenge(s) and a Vastu interior designer will provide you with some help. Every Wednesday we will feature one reader’s submission.
“Designers, I need your advice. I’m expecting and it’s time to start getting the nursery together (yaaaaay!). My partner and I have decided NOT to find out the sex of the baby, so I’m having a really difficult time settling on a paint color for the walls. I know people tend to go with yellow or green colors because they’re supposed to be gender neutral, but I can’t seem to find anything in either color palette I like. Any other color suggestions?”
Flowers are beautiful. They inspire everything from art to fashion to interior design. If you’re looking to incorporate floral patterns into your home, but want to do it in a modern way, we can help. Vastu’s Senior Designer, Sarita Peresada, offers up two important things to keep in mind when it comes to incorporating florals into your home.
#1 – Be sure to select modern or vintage patterns. Stay away from country or traditional patterns.
We took a look at half of the Rodarte for Knoll Luxe fabrics, and now here’s a peek the rest of this amazing collection.
Keats upholstery fabric:
Rodarte, the celebrated American fashion house of Kate and Laura Mulleavy, has created five upholstery and three drapery patterns for Knoll Luxe. This collection is an abstract translation of Rodarte’s runway looks from the last 5 years. Here’s a closer look at 4 of the 8 textiles in the collection…
Cecile Oreste, of DC neighborhood blog Borderstan, recently interviewed photographer Allen Russ. Allen, like Kristina Bilonick, is currently showing works as part of Vastu’s ‘$500 or Less Art Exhibit‘.
(photo credit: Luis Gomez Photos)
To learn more about Allen Russ and his work, click here to read Cecile’s post.
This week’s blog posts were dedicated to the wonderful world of wallpaper. In case you missed it, here’s what we talked about this week…
- Wallpaper… yay or nay?
- Designer’s Guild wallpaper
- Where should the wallpaper go? Above or below chair railing?
- Wall & Deco wallpaper
- Off the wall! Other ways to use wallpaper