Love it or Leave it| Sofa at the Foot of the Bed

  |  in arrangements, Beautiful Habitat, bedroom, furniture, Love it or Leave It, Master Suite, seating, TrendsNo Comments

The bench at the foot of the bed – it’s a staple in bedroom design, particularly in master bedrooms. It’s the perfect spot to put on your shoes, decorative bedcovers can be folded down onto the bench, it helps to fill the space in larger rooms. I’ve even been known to add a bench in rooms designed by Beautiful Habitat.

Custom Bedding Design by Tennille Wood, Denver CO

via Beautiful Habitat

Lately I’m seeing the bench replaced by sofas, settees and chairs – furniture pieces with backs.

Master Bedroom Design Ideas

via Knight Carr

And then I started to see sofas morph into full seating areas such a this room below.

Luxury Interior Design Colorado

via Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper

What do you think of this trend? Love it – it’s an out of the box use of the space; it creates more function; it uses the space better? Or leave it – it closes off the room too much; it distracts from the bed; I’m not holding board meetings in my bedroom? What are your thoughts of sofas (or other furniture with backs) and seating areas at the foot of the bed?

Interior Decoratorin  Denver

via House and Home

Interior Designer Boulder, CO

via Furbish Studio

Bedroom seating area

via Design Shuffle

Bold Interior Design Denver, CO

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Interior Decorator Colorado

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Interior Designer Tips

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Custom Interior Design In Colorado

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Small Space Design Tips

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Mixing Brown & Black, Beige & Gray in Design & Decor

  |  in Accessories, Bathroom, Beautiful Habitat, color, contemporary, Designer's Home, Drapery, fabric, Flooring, furniture, Kitchen Design, orange, pillows, seating, Tips, upholstery, Window TreatmentNo Comments

Over the last two years the neutrals of choice have shifted from the brown and beige spectrum to the grays and blacks. Gray tones are hot right now in both interior design and in fashion. If you will be renovating soon, it’s a great time to incorporate more grays and blacks into you home. But what if you completed a remodel or new decorating scheme just a few years ago? Are you worried that your brown-based interiors will look dated? I know that a few of my clients felt that worry, so I imagine you do too. I’ve worked with them on stunning solutions and I want to share those with you.

The good news is that we are talking about neutrals and no neutral is ever “out of style”. Neutrals are classic, timeless and always a good bet for major pieces in your home. They make a great base on which to add color and have longevity. However, if you find yourself working with a very brown and beige base, I have some tips to help you incorporate grays and blacks and blend it all together for a timeless, balanced and livable interior.

This room is a fabulous blend of tan and gray, with touches of black and blue. Perhaps you find yourself with a tan sofa. Paint an accent wall behind it in a striking charcoal gray to really make the sofa contrast against the wall and give the room an update. While this room is primarily neutral, because it is pulling from both the brown spectrum and black spectrum, it is a more dynamic neutral palette. The bold pillow fabrics add a little something extra.


Here we see the same concept: gray walls behind a tan sofa, with a tan jute rug. However, this room also incorporates lovely fabrics that blend the grays and tans. These fabrics, in the drapery and pillows, bring the room and colors together elegantly and seemlessly.

 Contemporary Living Room by Phoenix General Contractors Meritage Homes

If an accent wall or gray walls won’t work in your home, there are still plenty of opportunities to add gray to your beige sofa. One easy tip – add gray accents. In the room below we see gray throw pillows, throw and dining chairs. To punch it up a notch, orange pillows add a little spice. This particular view doesn’t show art or window treatments, but that would be another opportunity to add both the gray and orange for a complete, balanced design scheme.

Contemporary Living Room by San Francisco Architects & Designers Winder Gibson Architects

 The interior designer of this room has taken a more combined approach. The furniture pieces are a combination of both grays and beiges. It works so well because the furniture fabrics are in the same tone – not mixing light and dark colors, but an even balance through all pieces. The green accents help to pull the various pieces together in harmony. The warm gray walls and  area rug serve as appropriate backdrops, complimenting the combination.


I actually did several of these tips in my home that we moved from about 4 months ago. I have, admittedly, always favored the black and gray side of them spectrum. However, when we bought that home in 2007 (built in 2005), browns were the hot ticket and the home came with primarily browns, and beiges. Using the base of beige carpet and sandy-hued walls, as well as travertine tiles around the fireplace, I added contrasting gray paint to the mantel. I mixed in a sofa with 2 tones of gray in the fabric and black and gray valances. Now that I had established a neutral base, bright colors were added to compliment the artwork – a colorful cow on a (you guessed it) gray base.

 Interior Designer Broomfield, CO

Beautiful Habitat Interior Design

 Finally, incorporating both browns/beiges and blacks/grays can be done in the more permanently designed areas of you home, not just furniture and decoration. This bathroom design features a soothing balance of gray and tan. It’s earthy and spa-like. It works so well because there are multiple uses of each color. We see gray in the floor tiles and again on the painted walls. Tan was used on the wall tiles, countertop and again on the woven roman shades. The repetition of colors creates a harmony and balance in the space.

 Contemporary Bathroom by Menlo Park Interior Designers & Decorators Sullivan Design Studio

Edited July 30, 2014:

Below is a kitchen remodel completed by Beautiful Habitat in which we mixed browns and blacks for a timeless interior design. The rest of the house is in browns and tans. We purposefully added black to this kitchen update to blend with the house, yet pull in the black. The granite is a beautiful black and brown combination. We mixed black glass tiles and travertine in a custom backsplash design, made more interesting in the vertical installation.

Brown and Black Transitional Kitchen


How have you mixed browns and blacks in your interior?

Client Stories: Wisteria Lane

  |  in Accessories, Antiques, Beautiful Habitat, bedroom, Colorado, Custom, Denver, Designers, draperies, Drapery, fabric, family-friendly, Gold, Master Suite, seating, Traditional, Vintage, window, Window TreatmentNo Comments

The Wisteria Lane project is one on which I had so much fun. It was a whole house redesign and my clients were really kind and were such fun to work with. They had recently moved into a newer home, with a very neutral beige base. After living in the home for a few months, they found that not only did their old furniture not work well, they were just tired of it and of the purple and green color scheme. They wanted a fresh start that better suited the new home and their current lifestyle.

We started the interior design project by defining a new color palette. Both parties particularly like Blues and Golds, so that decision was an easy one. While my clients have a more traditional style, they did want it comfortable and updated with more modern fabrics and patterns. Next, it was on to each room, defining the pains, wants, and needs, then finding solutions that were both functional and aesthetic.

Family Room

The family room is the hub of this family home. The first request was for enough seating for the whole family to be together. The second was for leather – easier to clean and more durable with small children and pets in the home.

Interior Designer Broomfield CO

The inspiration was this beautiful fabric, which we incorporated into the custom  draperies. The fabric definitely met the color requirements, but is also a modernized floral design, which makes it more transitional. Draperies were added in each room to soften the harsh lines of the plantation shutters.

Custom Window Treatments in Colorado

Another request from the clients was more functional storage for the TV and components. We removed the old drywall “TV hole” and added this custom built-in cabinet. It gives this wall a greater presence and can accommodate a larger television in the future. The TV components and kids DVDs are nicely stored away.

Interior Design and built-ins

Living Room

My client’s primary request for the Living Room was to highlight the mountain view, which is only seen from this front bay window of the home. To best highlight it, we “framed” it with a custom valance and window seat. Now the view can be enjoyed from the window seat or the two chairs.

The window seat adds functional seating to an otherwise awkward space. As a bonus, the kids like to use it as a stage for performances.

Window Seat Addition

My clients recently told me that they just love this room and will often enjoy morning coffee on these chairs. Knowing that they now love and use a room that they didn’t use before is the best compliment a Designer can receive.

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Interior Decoration Broomfield CO

The second request was to work in the piano, which was a sentimental family piece. We topped it with new artwork and accessories to pull the whole room together.

Interior Design Details

Dining Room

The design project here was to simply work with the antique dining set, another important family piece.

Interior Design Solutions

We reupholstered the cushions in a fun new fabric that is still kid-friendly. This fabric is another “modernized traditional”. It is traditional in nature, but not so serious. Perfect for our decor plan. The upholsterer found 3 different layers of fabric covering these chairs over it’s long history.

We added new art and accessories to compliment our blue and gold palette.

Interior Designer Colorado

The room was completed with custom drapery using the same fabrics as the Living Room valance. This ties the two rooms and two bay windows together for a cohesive look. A good Interior Design plan coordinates elements throughout different spaces.

Window Treatment Design Colorado

Master Bedroom

We continued the blue and gold color palette into the Master Bedroom for a sophisticated retreat.

Interior Decorator Colorado

His request was for a nice reading nook. We added a comfortable leather chair and ottoman.

Master Suite Design

New artwork, bedding and custom window treatments complete the home makeover on Wisteria Lane.

Interior Styling Colorado

Chairs in Your Bathroom Design | Guest Post

  |  in Antiques, bath, Bathroom, Beach, Coastal, Crystal, fireplace, furniture, Guest Post, lighting, seating, upholstery1 Comments

Hello, everyone! It’s Mari here from Arcadian Home blog, a wonderful place to find, among many other inspirations, a fabulous array of ideas for lighting your home, from foyer lights to floor lamps. I’m so excited to be visiting with you at Beautiful Habitat today to share a guest post about chairs in the bath.

To fuel your interior design dreams, I’ve brought along eight images of bathrooms that include beautiful and comfortable chairs. Please enjoy!

Thanks for letting me stop by!

~ Mari

Chair in the Bath

Not all bathrooms with a beach house vibe are done in coastal blues with seaside references everywhere. This sedate design has only subtle coastal touches—shells in a glass container on the counter and four diverse shell collections in identical black frames on the wall. At first glance, this comfy chair in brown appears to be aged leather, but it’s actually a lovely velvet fabric.

Chair in the Bath

An elegant marble bath with sparkling white free-standing tub gets a splash of color with an ornate chair upholstered in a beautiful green and white Greek key patterned velvet.

Chair in the Bath

A plump armchair and ottoman upholstered in periwinkle blue Tides fabric gives a nod to the sea in this white and pale turquoise bath. I love the little glass pendant light with metallic gold detailing.

Chair in the Bath

Seating comes in the form of two chairs in this lovely eclectic bath—an ornate French armchair in the corner and a stylish slip-covered high-backed armless chair at the vanity.

Chair in the Bath

Brown is beautiful here—walls, ceiling and chair are beautiful in this chocolate hue. Golden accents and 80′s pendant add a lovely glamorous look.

Chair in the Bath

A brown chair offers a place to relax in this great eclectic bath. The space is an appealing mix of traditional, rustic and contemporary.

Chair in the Bath

A small table and chairs offers a place for tea at bath time in this formal bathroom. The black sinks and tub are so perfect, as are the legs of the console.

Chair in the Bath

Absorbent terry cloth covers the armchairs and ottoman in this stunning bath. Decorative trays hold toiletries here and there about the space. I love the architectural details and subtle blue touches. Images 1 | 2 | 34 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

What do you think of these bathrooms? Leave us your thoughts below and be sure to stop by our blog for more home decor, lighting and interior inspirations each day.

Mixing Finishes

  |  in bedroom, Dining, mirrors, seating, table, TipsNo Comments

No matter the style of your decor, mixing finishes (wood, metal, or both) works beautifully – when it’s done intentionally. You may feel a bit intimated at first, but once you see the room coming together you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Here are some examples of how mixing finishes results in sophisticated spaces.

This living room offers a nice example of how mixing light and dark woods and gold and silver accents works to add interest to the space.

A living room/dining room, decorated in an eclectic style, mixes painted woods with dark wood adding contrast.

Brass on the window rods, floor lamp and fireplace screen meld well with a chrome and glass coffee table.

This room is full of contrast between light and dark woods. Look at how beautifully the room flows.

Medium-hued wood floors are made brighter when contrasted with the dark black wood of the furnishings. If this space were all black it would be overbearing.

A dark wood pedestal table and chairs are paired with a light wood informal cabinet and hutch. The blue of the wall and china is pulled through the space to the upholstery on the dining chairs, tying the space together.

An unfinished harvest table and flooring are dressed up by the dark wood of the dining chairs.

Gold, silver and platinum are brought together in this glamorous bedroom. The mirrored and metallic surfaces reflect light into the space.


  |  in Banquette, contemporary, creative, Designers, Dining, Dramatic, Entertaining, Favorite Things, furniture, kitchen, Nail Head, pink, seating, table2 Comments

As I’ve mentioned before – I love banquettes. There is something inherently glamorous about a banquette. Or perhaps it’s because I imagine a dinner party of my friends piling onto a big banquette in my dining room. I can’t quite put my finger on the source of this love, but it’s there. Oh, it’s there.

Banquettes are often thought of as built-in, such as this dramatic gem of a dining room via Toby Fairly. These built-ins can be a  great solution to a tricky area.

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However, the look and feel of a banquette can be easily achieved by pulling a sofa, loveseat, settee or bench up to your table, without the expense and construction mess of a custom built-in. Allow me to explain… visually.

Interior Designer Boulder ColoradoA sofa fits perfectly between cabinets in a kitchen nook. via House Beautiful, February 2012 issue.

Interior Decorator Denver ColoradoAnother perfectly sized sofa. This one features a beautifully shaped back and another favorite: nailheads. Source unknown.

Elegant Interior Decor Boulder ColoradoA very simple sofa becomes more interesting as a banquette. Source unknown.

Dining Room Design ColoradoThis dramatic settee makes a big statement in this otherwise understated dining room. source unknown.

Kitchen Design Denver ColoradoA punch of pink pattern brightens up this kitchen with the sofa turned banquette. Source unknown.

Kitchen Design Boulder ColoradoThis clever Kitchen design features an armless sofa as banquette with a table where many others would have used bar stools. I love the originality and out of the box thinking! Source unknown.

Interior Decorating Estes Park ColoradoAn elegant sofa creates a contrast to the more rustic dining table in this interior design. The effect is stunning. via Four Walls and a Roof.

Luxury Interior Decorating Denver ColoradoThe Interior Designer of this hotel went big and bold. This space features a large, curvy hot pink sofa as banquette. Wow. via Ohmygosh! Design.

Glamorous Interior Design Denver ColoradoA beautiful curved sofa in a glamorous dining room, via Elle Decor

I wanted to add a built-in banquette to my dining room. However, the location of light switches and the air-intake vent make that project well beyond my budget. No problem – I now have my eye on a settee that I want to include. Stay tuned for more!

Do you love banquettes? Check out my collection of banquette inspiration on Pinterest. Do you have a banquette? I’m jealous and would love to see it! Please share photos with us on Facebook.

5 Important Principles of 21st Century Design {Guest Post}

  |  in art, art deco, bath, Bathroom, Beautiful Habitat, contemporary, fabric, family-friendly, furniture, Guest Post, kitchen, lighting, modern, recycle, seating, steel, sustainable, upholstery, Wall Covering, window1 Comments

Perhaps it is life’s fast pace, coupled with the economic downturn, or simply the need to take refuge from it all, that has shifted interior design’s focus to what matters most. Accordingly, there has been a return to appreciating natural products, comfort and functionality, and revamping what is at hand to reflect current longings. A keen awareness of sustainability and eco-friendly attitudes also now influence decision-making when adding anything new to the home, from light bulbs to appliances. Here is a look at five important principles guiding 21st century design and how they can be applied to personal living spaces:

Furniture With Uncluttered Lines and Simple Designs

Modern furniture is sleek and simple, with geometric lines replacing overly intricate curves or fancy wooden legs. Conversely, large boxy-shaped sofas and easy chairs invite sinking into ample cushions of leather, suede, velvet or other smoothly finished fabrics from nature’s color palette. Bold patterned pillows and throws supply interest and pull a room together. Functional ottomans in the same shape and fabric can be snugged up for resting feet or used for snack tables or game and magazine rests, with the emphasis on usage and flexibility.

Thus, if replacing sofas and chairs, utility and comfort should be of primary concern. Look for simple designs with soil-treated fabrics that will hold up to wear and tear, yet be inviting enough for everyone. Similarly, if reupholstering comfortable pieces, choose from fabrics that echo nature: beiges, soft blues and greens, terra cottas, warm browns, muted grays. These are restful to look at and will be the most harmonious when adding accessories. Using pillows to add decorative touches allows seasonal enhancements, and keeping a few special ones on hand for entertaining ensures freshening the look in a jiffy.

Walls That Do Not Detract

21st century design de-emphasizes overly decorated walls, following the same minimalist approach as furnishings. Walls are increasingly free of wallpaper, borders, or other distracting elements, instead acting as quiet junctures for interesting, similarly uncluttered windows and doors that provide natural light. Moldings and baseboards are simplistic and non-ornamental, often painted the same or complementary colors as walls. Moreover, tray ceilings with depth perception provide uncluttered upward interest for lighting arrangements. These often include recessed swivel bulbs that ensure light falling where most desired, on artwork or over reading areas. Dimmer switches create atmosphere.

While walls are plainer, they radiate charm and warmth through artwork in various genres. Large oil or acrylic paintings on canvas are often the focus of soaring floor-to-ceiling spaces without windows. Moreover, they are just as apt to be frameless, giving the appearance of floating rather than being confined. Mirrors or glass displays also offer breathtaking dimension, especially when reflecting outdoor scenes or unique lighting fixtures hung over tables or central locations.

Selecting art with modern themes and strong colors will give soft-hued walls personality. While paintings or replicas are always stylish, rooms often dictate other possibilities. A bright art deco poster in a simple metal frame will make any kitchen or family living area seem more alive, while smaller prints with ample color and design are well-suited to baths, bedrooms, dining areas and any walls interrupted by windows or doors and not as spacious.

Kitchens With Eco-Friendly Functionality and Centralized Design

Kitchens have been the heart of the home forever, always family friendly though sometimes crowded. Modern kitchen design has magnified the gathering concept with much more space to enhance mixing eating, socializing, and food preparation, too. Furthermore, while once designed to blend in as insignificantly as possible, modern appliances now sport a new boldness. Stainless steel and other metal finishes formerly relegated to restaurant kitchens grace home appliances, their commercial looks underscoring function and practicality rather than pretense. Designed to take on big jobs nowadays, more relied upon than ever, there is no attempt to hide them. Additionally, their eco-friendly operation requires intelligent engineering and design that makes saving energy a daily kitchen feature.

Thus, no-nonsense appliances are as large as space permits. Remodeling a kitchen, then, should revolve around enhanced spaciousness for family and friends to gather in, but also the accommodations needed by state-of-the-art appliances that double as energy savers through modern engineering. The natural crushed stone and granite products characterizing today’s kitchen workspaces and countertops continue the same functional feeling. Well-placed artwork and colorful rugs, cookware and dinnerware provide warmth.

Custom bathroom design Denver Colorado


The Bathroom As An Oasis

As 21st century designers have embraced comfort as the key to home living, it is unsurprising that bathrooms have emerged high on the revamping list. Not only inspiring remodeling projects, they have spurred new home designers to rethink how this room is used. Once the purveyor of simple functionality, prone to being cluttered with frilly curtains and bath accessories, the modern bath now more resembles a luxurious spa, a comfortable oasis for relaxation.

Consequently, fixtures have been designed for ease of use, with modern, eye-appealing lines. Footed or sunken soaking-tubs may be centrally located or backed by a cozy fireplace, while showers can accommodate more than one with larger enclosures and multiple showerheads offering streaming massages. The release of steam only provides another spa-like quality in this home retreat.

Updating a bathroom by replacing old fixtures and faucets provides modern functionality. New vanities and countertops with crushed stone looks, larger floor tiles in neutral tones, and walk-in showers are further ways to accomplish 21st century appeal. Rugs and towels in natural colors and textured fabrics will extend this aesthetic. Also, replacing fluorescent tubes with eco-friendly light bulbs in soft bronze or satin nickel light fixtures imitates natural light where most needed, around mirrors and vanities; adding a high window or two encourages soaks in natural daylight in even the oldest tubs.

Windows And Doors Add More Than Light

With the impetus behind eco-friendly light bulbs in mind, natural lighting is now in vogue as well. Likewise, more attention is paid to window and door design and placement. Once regarded as challenging to conceal while simultaneously allowing light inside, most concealing now is reserved for evening or personal privacy. Thus, windows and doors are in the spotlight, equipped with energy-efficient glass and better insulation and mobility for easy cleaning. Sourcing natural lighting, preventing drafts and damaging sunrays, while also looking nice, is a major plus. And when it comes to privacy and window coverings, less is more. Blinds and shades of natural textured materials are popular, as are any treatments allowing maximum exposure but ample privacy. Once again, an appreciation for nature surpasses unnatural-looking solutions.

Similarly, doors have been given more design prominence. Replacing a section of wall with double French doors or paneled sliders not only allows increased light, but a distinct outdoor connection as well. Using large plants or small trees in painted ceramic pots by the door’s interior allows the release of beneficial oxygen for healthier living. Moreover, doors with a lot of glass make a room feel larger – a clever way to expand when space prohibits it.

The above elements of 21st century interior design and how they can be applied are a testament to simple, uncluttered living. Establishing a home environment that focuses on simple luxuries, personal comfort, colorful relief and the unparalleled presence of nature and its many gifts is the goal.

Happy Colors | Yellow

  |  in Accessories, arrangements, art, bath, Beautiful Habitat, bedroom, color, contemporary, Happy Colors, paint, seating, upholstery, Wall Covering, walls, yellow5 Comments

It’s hard to dispute yellow as a Happy Color. Yellow is associated with joy, sunshine, warmth and freshness. Just look at any child’s drawing and you’re likely to see a bright yellow sun or a yellow happy face. I love yellow and have used it in both my own, and client’s homes. And this is certainly not the first time I’ve mentioned yellow in the Beautiful Habitat blog.

Yellow is a big bold happy color, so let’s start with the boldest of yellow rooms.

Whole Lotta Yellow

Luxury Bathroom Design in Denver Coloradovia tumblr

Custom Wall Treatments in Boulder Coloradovia The Style Files

Bold Interior Design in Boulder Coloradovia Canadian House & Home

Traditional Interior Design in Denver Coloradovia Eddie Ross

Even when not used as an overall color or on walls, yellow still makes a big impact in rooms and interiors.

Bold Contemporary Interior Design in Denver Coloradovia Day Design & Decor

Innovative Interior Design in Boulder Coloradovia Pattern Hound

Luxury Interior Decorator in Denver Coloradovia Coastal Living

Yellow wallpaper makes a great statment on it’s own

Bathroom Design in Boulder Coloradovia High Street Market

or as a backdrop to other artwork

Custom Bathroom Design in Denver Coloradovia Belle Maison

And if that’s too much yellow for you, remember that it does make a great accent color in more neutral decor.

Yellow Accents

Starting with a lovely yellow banquette. I love banquettes and you can read more about them here: An Ode to Banquettes

Kitchen Design in Boulder Coloradovia Palmer-Weiss

Beautiful Bedroom Decorating in Denver ColoradoContemporary Interior Decorating in Boulder ColoradoLovely Bedrooms, both via SAS Interiors

Interior Decorator in Denver ColoradoModern Interior Design in Boulder Coloradovia CB2

Childrens Room Designs in Denver ColoradoA wonderful room for a girl, via Douglas Friedman

Kitchen Design in Boulder Coloradovia Shelter Interior Design

Interior Styling in Denver ColoradoAn easy DIY accent via Brooklyn Limestone.

Have you used yellow in your home? Or maybe you’ve been too intimidated to try this bold hue? Share with us here, or on Facebook!

For more on the Happy Color Series:


Star Studded Furnishings| Guest Post

  |  in Accessories, art, Beautiful Habitat, bedroom, contemporary, Crystal, Designers, furniture, Guest Post, mirrors, Nail Head, pillows, seating, turquoiseNo Comments

Hi all! I’m Susi and I write as a guest blogger for, a fabulous social media site that promotes interior designers from around the world and their work. My writing focuses on things I’m passionate about: interior design, home furnishings, gardening and art. I’m lucky enough to have a background in art history, auctions, and antiques, and a passion for decorating ideas. Plus, I get to look at gorgeous things all day and write about them. What a fantastic job!

This week I’m focusing on the new trend of star studded furniture. Well, not real stars for the most part. Swarovski crystal studded furniture is a hot trend in high end designs these days, from kitchens to bedrooms to living room designs. We first started seeing crystal studded furnishing in 2009 and we’re continuing to see this market expand. From tufted leather ottomans studded with crystals to crystal embellished pillows, you can add a little or a lot of bling to your décor with diamond studded furnishings.

Born Rich via

Only for the bold, the Diamond Collection by Edra is a furniture line with special Kevlar type material covered in Swarovski crystals for an all over sparkle.

Neamarie via

Slightly more subtle is the diamond embellished Crystal Collection from Finkeldei, a German company. Crystals are added as accents to arms and tufting on upholstered pieces.

Born Rich via

Deep red upholstery with a snakeskin pattern is offset with Swarovski cystal accents. We have to admit, we really like the crystal studded pillows. Just a tiny touch of bling.

Scarlet Opus via

A little bling can go a long way. Love how glamorous this upholstered headboard feels with Diamond Head studs replacing the traditional nail head trim.

Born Rich via

Born Rich, a luxury lifestyle blog, is a great source for diamond and crystal studded home décor. One of these mirrors would definitely add glamour to a powder room or entry. via

Love the high polished chrome legs on this diamond studded yellow ottoman or footstool. Doesn’t it inspire a few interior design ideas of your own? via

Like the footstool above, this chair is from the same crystal studded collection by Bretz.

Iransdesign via

A line of crystal embellished tables and leather upholstered furnishings from the Italian design firm of Fiorentino.

What do you think about this trend? Is it something you’ll add to your home?

This post comes courtesy of Design Shuffle, where you can find top tier interior designs from around the world – from Chicago Interior Designers, San Francisco Interior Designers, and more, check out the latest at Design Shuffle!

Happy Colors | Orange

  |  in Accessories, bath, Beautiful Habitat, bedroom, color, Dining, Happy Colors, modern, orange, paint, pillows, seating, upholstery, Wall Covering, walls1 Comments

Continuing on our topic of colors that make you happy, today we are on Orange.  I love to use orange in rooms and agree that it is a happy color.  It’s a warm and vibrant color that combines the happiness of yellow with the energy of red.

One of my favorite interior design plans features orange and has been seen in the Beautiful Habitat blog before in Spring Inspired Rooms.

Colorado Interior Design

Like last week’s post which featured purple as our happy color, orange can by used in different intensities for very different results.

As a wall color paired with neutrals.

Vibrant Interior Design in Coloradovia Classic With a Twist

Bold Interior Design in Coloradovia Bright Bazaar

As a bold accent color

Bold Bedroom Design Bouldervia Beautiful Habitat Interior Design & Decoration

Custom Bathroom Design in Denver Coloradovia Martha Stewart

Vibrant Interior Design in Denver Coloradovia A Blonde & a Brunette

Interior Decorating in Boulder Coloradovia My Home Ideas

Interior Design in Boulder Coloradovia House to Home

Traditional Interior Design with a Twistvia FLIK by Design

And rooms that just go all out with Orange

Bold Interior Design in DenverFrom Sixx Designs via Desire to Inspire

Modern Interior Design in Denvervia House to Home

Older Posts that feature Orange Interiors and Decor:

Have you ever used or considered using orange in your home decor? Share with us here, or on Facebook.