Lumar Interiors’ Blog
Colour has definitely made a come back for the past couple of seasons in the home decor market. Though the Canadian market as represented by the masses is still fairly conservative and thus, more neutral, the high end market is definitely showing more colour. The breadth of colour we’re seeing is the interesting story.
Some might think that purchasing a custom sofa through a designer/decorator is well, extravagant…
Its a classic colour scheme – black, cream and gold.
And its a favourite of ours to use in bedroom decor – its grounded with a little bit of glam and no colour to distract you. This ensemble from Eastern Accents Bedding almost has that Great Gatsby look, no? Love the details that this manufacturer offers in its bedding. Its our go-to resource for quasi custom bedding.
What a delight it was to be able to visit the granddaddy of all show houses in New York last week. The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is sometimes referred to as the Oscars of the interior design community. Eighteen top designers participated in this year’s home which was a grey limestone townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
What do you do with a spare bedroom that you don’t want to turn into a full-out guest room? You turn it into a pretty sitting room just for you! In this Aurora, On project we are busy working away doing just that. We wanted a pretty room for ‘her’; a room she could disappear into to read a book. But we also wanted a room that the grand kids could stay in when they want to sleep over. Hence, the daybed/sitting room was born.
The best of both worlds! Neutral + Colour
We started a project a couple of months ago in Maple, Ontario. The time had come for this wonderful family of 5 to update their family room. This is a room they truly live in all the time so it had to be practical….but the ‘kids’ are well, no longer kids. So, we made a little sophistication happen … and yes, with the input of these so called ‘kids’.
We are SOOOO excited to have partnered with this wonderful new supplier of lamps and accessories. They have a huge selection AND such a variety to choose from. And to boot for the look and quality, they offer such value.
Please tell us we’re not imagining things…have a look and give us feedback. We would love to hear from you!
A few posts back we showed you a living room and kitchen update we were working on. The Richmond Hill residents were gutting their kitchen and then redecorating their living and dining rooms. See here for the full story.
I ask that because, funnily enough, after having worked on 100’s of decorating projects I find people either belong to one colour camp or the other. They either love blues and say they don’t like greens or they love greens and would never use the colour blue in their decor. Why that is, I’m not sure. But when Pantone announced Emerald Green as colour of the year for 2013, I was a happy camper because I’ve loved greens for as far as back as I can remember.
I believe some people call it celebrating successes. I prefer to call it celebrating gratefulness. In this busy, success-driven world we tend to forget about all the things to be grateful for. We should definitely be grateful for our successes (big or small) but also for a lot of other good things that happen throughout the year. Sometimes the not-so-good things seem to stand out. So when I came across this idea I thought it was brilliant!