Top 5 Neutral Paint Colors from our Designers

Top 5 Neutral Paint Colors from our Designers

 

Be inspired by Top 5 Neutral Paint Colors from some of our designers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Five No. 2 - Top 5 Design Rules to Design By for Any Room

Top Five No. 2 - Top 5 Design Rules to Design By for Any Room

Welcome to Davids Top 5. Here is where you will find our exceptionally-talented designers providing their top 5 design tips, hints, and mistakes to avoid. This post is highlighting our designers' Top 5 Design Rules to Design By for Any Room. Pay close attention, these designers are in the know!
Janet Gaumer, Interior Designer, Davids Mechanicsburg, PA location shares her top 5 Design Rules to Design by for Any Room:

#1: Proportion
#2: Balance
#3: Appropriate Style
#4: Not Lining Walls with Furniture
#5: Accessories!
Michele Masley, Interior Designer at Davids, says her Top 5 Design Rules to Design by for Any Room are:

#1 Lifestyle
#2 Comfort
#3 Personal Style (using favorites)
#4 Proper Lighting
#5 Staying within Budget
Rich Patrizi, Interior Designer at Davids, shares his Top 5 Design Rules to Design by for Any Room:
 
#1:  Listen closely to the client's ideas and understand their style
#2:  Pay attention to the architectural details (or lack thereof) of the room
#3:  Develop a floor plan and make sure you pay attention to traffic flow
#4:  Balance
#5:  Color, pattern, texture
Laurie Foster, Interior Designer, Davids Harrisburg, PA location lists her Top 5 Design Rules to Design by for Any Room:
 
"There are rules?"
Every situation is unique and sometimes you just have to run with scissors when it's to good advantage. What's inviolate is meeting clients needs (function, comfort) and style preferences.
Ronda Kuhn, Interior Designer, Davids Harrisburg, PA location says her Top 5 Design Rules to Design by for Any Room are: 
#1: Pick pieces and fabrics that you love and make you happy
#2: The space should suit your living style and personality
#3: Use color, pattern and texture to create some interest, (do not, I repeat do not be afraid of animal print)
#4: Keep pieces to a scale suitable for the size of the room
#5: You can break some of the design rules
Paul Snyder, Interior Designer, Davids Mechanicsburg, PA location shares hisTop 5 Design Rules to Design by for Any Room
 
#1: Minimum of triangle of light in every room
#2: Everyone has to have a place to sit a drink
#3: Every room should have black
#4: Mix textures; not all leathers and not all fabrics
#5: I never divulge all of my secrets
For more information on Davids Furniture and our exceptionally-talented design staff please visit our website at www.davidsfurniture.com. Davids Furniture, your personal interior designer, and you...building beautiful rooms.www.davidsfurniture.com
What's Your Style No. 3? Design for Dog Lovers

What's Your Style No. 3? Design for Dog Lovers

We design the spaces of our home for family and friends. And for some clients that includes the four-legged members of our families. How fun to add great furniture pieces, wallcoverings, and fabrics to our room design that feature our love of dogs!

The placement of these adornments should follow the same consideration as any other choices in your design plan. Keeping in mind lifestyle and product expectations, especially with fabric choice. It is wise to consider Sunbrella indoor and Crypton fabrics for upholstery. These performance fabrics are woven like indoor fabrics, with finishing techniques that create softness and draping.
 
Save the novelty fabrics for window treatments and those pieces that are not a daily use part of the room. Just don't forget these fabrics, they are the personality in your space!
Other important factors in your room design are the durability of the floorcovering. However, this doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. If you are considering carpet, may we recommend you lean towards wool? Wool is a natural product that is shorn from sheep. It is naturally biodegradable and hypoallergenic and contains no chemicals that can be harmful to the environment. Wool also repels dirt and soil as well as dust mites and other debris, this makes it much easier to clean. It repels liquids as well so anything spilled on wool carpet can be instantly cleaned up without any stains left behind.

Good news, because this also allows for a beautiful wool area rug to be a part of your room design. Great patterns and textures of wool broadloom carpeting can be selected and not only be installed wall to wall, but also make beautiful area carpets with a range of border options.
Don't forget those clever designs for the necessities of feeding and keeping the walking gear handy! Let's get your dog-friendly spaces started today! Come to Davids or visit our website (www.davidsfurniture.com) for more information on our design services and introduction to our design team.



Image Sources: Eric Cohler, Clarke & Clarke, Bramble, Atlanta Symphony Showhouse, Fabrica, Maitland-Smith, Thibaut


 

What's Your Style No. 2 - Are you in the Mood? Moody Room Design

What's Your Style No. 2 - Are you in the Mood? Moody Room Design

Moody, it's a style that embraces you as soon as you walk into the room. A moody room is not meant to be dark and dreary. With the right wall color it is stunningly dramatic, yet livable.

 

 

But this design style doesn't stop at the selection of the right wall color. As with all room design, selecting the right furnishings can create the room of your dreams. Another element in this design that is extremely important is the right lighting.

A Moody room just doesn't happen. It takes an exceptionally-talented interior designer to build a beautiful moody room. You will prevent mistakes by partnering with this kind of talent for your moody space.
 
Where is a moody space appropriate in our home? Anywhere! Even a hallway!
And a moody space doesn't require that the wall color be grey. Although it is a great choice. There are beautiful palettes of "moody" aubergines, teals, greens and the like, that are winners for this look.
 
 
Are you in the mood for a dramatic moody space in your home? Davids exceptionally-talented designers would love to partner with you to build your moody space! Visit our website for more information on our design services and introductions to our complete design teams. www.davidsfurniture.com
 
 Image Sources: Architectural Digest, Pinterest, House & Home, Steve Gambrel
 
 
Image Sources: Architectural Digest, Pinterest, House & Home, Steve Gambrel
Design Reflection No. 1 - Federal Style Bullseye Mirror

Design Reflection No. 1 - Federal Style Bullseye Mirror

There is something stunning about the appreciation of history in design when one's personal style is part of the mix. For it was one's personal style that inspired the originator's creativity. Welcome the Federal-style bulls eye mirror. What a nod to personal style an early XVIII Century fashionable mirror can make!

 

If you understand the importance of your style in your home, the Federal-style bulls eye mirror doesn't have to be tucked away in a stodgy interior. And you don't have to live in a Federal-style home. For it's the use of beautiful things in an unexpected interpretation that moves a special piece to a new level of appreciation.

 

Don't shy away from heritage because you think it's wrong to use it in an unorthodox way, in your home. Show your designer those pieces you treasure, share your wish list even if you don't think it possible to add to your home, and most importantly visit your designer with an open mind. A Federal-style bulls eye mirror doesn't just end up in a room by accident.

 

We would be remiss if we didn't address authentic appreciation for history in design, in one manner that matters, when talking about the Federal-style bulls eye mirror. That authenticity is keeping the reverence of the finish. Finishing pieces that give a nod to history in design in high lacquer paint finishes is something we love. In the case of the Federal-style bulls eye mirror...not so much.

 

Davids Mirror Design Tip: A mirror's placement is so important. Any mirror. A truly talented designer always considers the reflection. 

 

Be inspired to show your love for history, your style!

After all history does truly repeat itself. Let's build a beautiful room together. Come to Davids for complimentary design services from our exceptionally-talented interior designers. 
Image Sources: Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Steve Gambrel, Suzanne Rheinstein, Pinterest, VT Interiors, Traditional Home, Etsy

 

Design Craving No. 1 - Wallpapers that will Have you Craving an Accent Wall

Design Craving No. 1 - Wallpapers that will Have you Craving an Accent Wall

So this design craving is pretty easy to understand. These wallpaper designs are making us crave an accent wall! 

 

An accent wall isn't just for any room. Which wall is best as an accent wall will be a logical choice in the juxtaposition of the other walls in the space. What are the architectural features in the room? Do they lend themselves to a wall treatment that highlights this feature? Will that fireplace be even more dramatic if treated as an accent wall?

 

Other factors to consider in treating a wall as an accent wall is perhaps the special piece of furniture that will be on a certain wall. Like that beautifully carved chest or console and the dramatic mirror that will hang above it. Or it might be where the stunning bed will be in the master suite. 
And a long hallway is given warmth and interest simply by treating the end wall as an accent wall. This would be a great application for warmer hues to pull the end wall towards the eye.

An accent wall is also a great way to introduce a dramatic wallpaper that doesn't take over the design of the room, rather creates a balance between other hues and textures in the space. Keep in mind that if the wall treatment is dramatic the things hung on this wall become much more selective. Otherwise they just disappear. 

 

 

 

An accent wall treatment is part of the layering in of texture, warmth or coolness, artful drama, and can be the element that pulls the space together.

The accent wall treatment can provide movement so that the room's design doesn't appear stagnant. Geometric patterns are smashing when working towards this effect. 

 

The accent wall treatment can provide movement so that the room's design doesn't appear stagnant. Geometric patterns are smashing when working towards this effect. 

 

Careful consideration to the accessorizing of an accent wall is vital. And if wall accents such as artwork, sculptures, and mirrors are found to be the perfect accompaniment; how it is installed can make or break the marrying of these elements. For example does the mirror work best propped, hung on a wire that tilts the mirror's top into the room, or does it need to be suspended from the ceiling slightly away from the accent wall's treatment?

Have fun experimenting with color combinations, enlarged designs, texture combinations, and organic vibes when finalizing your accent wall treatment. 

 

 

An accent wall can be the best thing you will do for your space. But use caution, it can go horribly wrong if you don't choose wisely. As with any room design, it is best to partner with your interior designer to achieve the best results.
Your Davids Furniture and Interiors personal interior designer is available to address whether your space is craving an accent wall! www.davidsfurniture.com
Image Resources: Cole and Son, Groundworks, Carl Robinson, Ronald Redding, Thibaut, Antonio Vella

 

 

Top Five No. 1 - Davids Designers Top Five Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

Top Five No. 1 - Davids Designers Top Five Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

Welcome to Davids Top 5. Here is where you will find our exceptionally-talented designers providing their top 5 design tips, hints, and mistakes to avoid. This post is highlighting our designers' Top 5 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid. Pay close attention, these designers are in the know!

 

Michele Masley, Interior Designer at Davids, says her Top 5 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid are:

#1:  Pushing furniture against the wall
#2:  Avoid filling every corner
#3:  Avoid choosing wrong size rug
#4:  Hanging artwork incorrectly (too high or too low)
#5:  Furniture choice being too large for the room
Laurie Foster, Interior Designer, Davids Harrisburg, PA location lists her Top 5 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid:
#1:  Avoid matching everything: the design becomes static. Try using various shades of the same hue to provide depth and a relaxed feel.
#2:  Ditto for finishes: mixing light and dark can either be a dramatic statement or dial down a formal floor plan.
#3:  Avoid skimping on the quality level of your everyday sofa and chairs. The living room that gets used three times a year is where you can go for style over substance.
#4:  Avoid piece meal purchases without a room plan: that method doesn't work in your closet or in landscape design, either.
#5 It is a mistake to not address window glare: it comes from the top third of the window - either use a window treatment or a window film and make the room pleasant to be in at any hour of the day.
Rich Patrizi, Interior Designer at Davids, shares his top 5 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid:
 
#1:  Not hiring an interior designer (!)
#2:  Not considering the style of architecture of the home or at least the room
#3:  Not developing a plan for the room that takes all elements of the design into consideration before moving forward
#4:  Not remembering to consider scale of pieces in relation to the size of the room
#5:  Not realizing the importance of lamps and accessories in the completion of the room
Janet Gaumer, Interior Designer, Davids Mechanicsburg, PA location shares her Top 5 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid
 
#1: Choosing a wrong color
#2: Buying on impulse
#3: Not using a professional
#4: Size not proportionate to the room
#5: Wrong style
Ronda Kuhn, Interior Designer, Davids Harrisburg, PA location says her Top 5 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid are: 
 
#1: Selecting pieces one at a time instead of looking at the room as a whole
#2: Following another's viewpoint for the room so much so that it doesn't reflect your style
#3: Playing it safe with neutrals
#4: Using pieces that are too large or too small for the scale of the room
#5: Making a purchase solely on the basis of price
Paul Snyder, Interior Designer, Davids Mechanicsburg, PA location shares his Top 5 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid
 
#1: Using underscaled chandeliers and lighting
#2: Lining everything up around the perimeter of the room
#3: Stopping with the first layer of accessories
#4: Hanging a mirror over the back of a sofa
#5: Mounting drapery on woodwork
For more information on Davids Furniture and our exceptionally-talented design staff please visit our website at www.davidsfurniture.com. Davids Furniture, your personal interior designer, and you...building beautiful rooms.