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The Colors of Relaxation

Sunshine. Beach. Turquoise water. All mental images that conjure a relaxing sigh. In the spirit of Tommy Bahama’s National Relaxation Day, we look at inspiring seascapes and their color palettes and attempt to translate their calming energy into interior design. Drawing inspiration from white sand beaches, Polynesian bungalows, palm trees and teal-colored seas, the color palette below focuses on the spa-like qualities of island...

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The Fashion of Brazil

  In celebration of the World Cup, we explore the host country’s contributions to design. Specifically looking at how Brazil uses color, form and distinct materials to create their unique style. Perhaps one of the most identifiable traits of Brazil is its use of vivid color. From the Canary Yellow used in its World Cup jersey to the cityscape of Rio, vibrant color is found throughout the country. A signature use of color in Brazil is...

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5 Ways to Elevate Your 4th of July Celebration

5 Ways to Elevate Your 4th of July Celebration

As summer quickly gears up – we again find ourselves preparing for the 4th of July. This year, we challenge you to take a little extra time and create a truly sophisticated get-together. Below are five easy ways to take your party to the next level. 1. DITCH THE PAPER One of the easiest ways to elevate your celebration is to use real dinnerware. Adding placemats, using cloth napkins and lighting candles creates a refined tabletop, which...

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Radiant Orchid – 2014′s Color of the Year

Radiant Orchid – 2014′s Color of the Year

Every year, Pantone – the global color authority for the professional design industries –announces a color of the year based on trends they see from around the world. This year, Pantone distilled down the complex global scene to recognize Radiant Orchid as 2014’s color of the year. The color is described as “captivating, magical and enchanting” having a “harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones.” Learn How Radiant...

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Outdoor Oasis

Outdoor Oasis

As summer approaches ever nearer, we are excited at the prospect of spending more quality time in the fresh air and sunshine. Being able to enjoy the company of friends and family al fresco is one of the most wonderful benefits of warm summer weather. Because of this, the outdoor living space has become an integral part of the home and an extension of interior style. Outdoor living should be both comfortable and stylish, reflecting a...

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