Lumar Interiors’ Blog
Hope you already have the ‘perfect’ cocktail table for your living room….you will hopefully be putting it to good use this holiday season. I don’t understand people who say they never use their living room, cause that’s one of my favourite rooms of the house. Its the perfect quiet room for reading when everyone else is in the family room watching a sporting event, or a room to use when you have the ‘girls’ over. So a must-have is a pretty cocktail table (scaled to the room of course) for drinks or magazines.
Don’t you find you crave simplicity more and more….? Yet, the holidays seem to get busier and crazier. So here are a few no-brainer ideas to decorate your home this season and get you and your family in the holiday spirit.
Love the feel of this home – right from the long driveway leading up to this custom built house – down to the stunning light fixtures. It sweeps you away to a grand home in the country but one that is warm and lived in. The patina on the walls give the impression this new structure has been here for quite a while…. But, stop! We can’t say anymore. It is due to be published in the January issue of Chloe Magazine. Look for it!
To die for! That’s all I can say about this paper.
And expensive. No nicer way to say it…
But there is nothing out there that compares. We’ve looked. This is a textured linen fabric on paper with a slightly metallic damask printed on top. Thibaut is the supplier. Established in 1886, this is the oldest continuously operating wallcovering company in the United States! We love Thibaut’s enduring classic styling and the way they always infuse something fresh and on trend for a new look. We’ve loved them for years!
Fashionistas and decoristas love it!
Chinoiserie is a french term used to describe an eastern influence on decoration. This style entered the European scene in the mid 17th century when French Kings adorned their country homes with it. Today with an ever-increasing trend towards globalization it has become fashionably chic to include it in our homes. It has been used on porcelain, wallpapers and fabrics, furniture and gardens. Motifs include garden scenery, human figures, pagodas, intricate lattices, exotic birds and flowers.
It’s a way of life.
I’m no expert on Parisian style. We were only there 10 days, but in my humble opinion Parisian chic prevailed wherever we went. It might have been in different flavours from one neighbourhood to another but it was always about lifestyle, not just what they are wearing. (though that wasn’t too shabby as you can imagine)
Who doesn’t love damask? It’s the newfound classic!
This pattern is the chameleon of designs. Place it in any style room and colour scheme; it will adapt and enhance the atmosphere you want to set. From furniture to fabrics, from wallpaper to rugs its EVERYWHERE! French Heritage has even welcomed this pattern on to their furniture designs (Black and Silver Chest). For impact choose a high contrast damask pattern (like black and white) or if you just want a touch of ‘umph’ select a tone on tone damask which also looks gorgeous!
When you’ve been doing this as long as we have, you have a lot of past clients (thank you, we love them). So, we’ve spec’d a lot of homes in the trend colours of the last decade with camels, tans, golds,… for their walls. Guess what? It’s time to re-paint and they’re starting to call wondering if they can incorporate some of the cooler neutral tones that are so popular now a.k.a. greys without having to redo everything. No worries. If you really want grey walls, we can work them in with a few minor modifications.