From Inspiration to Installation Blog
With Winter upon us most people lean into the cozy season and like to make their home extra warm and inviting for their friends and families. It’s a great time to start collecting a few new design elements that will bring that lived-in warmth to your space. Today we’re going to highlight some of our favorite pieces in the textures and colors that we think bring immense warmth into a room and some styling tips to make it all come together.
Dark wood furniture is making a comeback! Rich walnut, ash and chestnut with unique grains bring about a luxury feel in a timeless fashion. These darker woods can also be beautifully integrated with your existing lighter furniture making them easily transitional. For example, many people bring these dark wood furniture treasures from up north with them when they move to Florida. Keep those gorgeous pieces and include them into your new home design. You can’t go wrong with timeless and transitional furniture as they work for all different types of settings and seasons. Today on the blog we’re sharing a few dark wood furniture favorites in our showroom and how transitional styling can be achieved.
Summer is upon us and we love a home refresh with the change of seasons. When we think of Summer we think of organic materials, natural textures and earthy elements. Think furniture and decorative accents highlighting cane, grasscloth, rattan, linen and other natural materials. Incorporating these details into your interiors can be subtle with pops here and there or it can be the concept behind your entire aesthetic.
THE BENEFIT OF USING HANDCRAFTED ITEMS IN YOUR LIVING SPACE
There’s a reason handcrafted items, like unique pottery and wooden bowls, are so popular today in home décor. Not only is each piece one-of-a-kind and will never be identically duplicated, but by purchasing these items you’re supporting skilled artisans from all around the world. In Portugal, Italy, Mexico, Florida and beyond, these handcrafted items create jobs and support an artist’s livelihood.
LIVING ROOM TABLES: MIXING, MATCHING, AND LIFESTYLE CONSIDERATIONS
There is an infinite amount of table options for your living room today. When the time comes to upgrade, you have creative freedom in designing your living space and it’s no longer a faux pas to mix it up. Although it creates cohesiveness, it's not mandatory to be matchy-matchy by selecting the same shape, material and finish for the cocktail and side tables. Let's dive deeper into living room tables!
SOLUTIONS FOR REMOTE WORK AND HOMEWORK
With working from home being more prominent than ever in this "Covid-era", it’s no secret that an office space or designated work area is beneficial for a remote employee. “Globally, 16% of companies are fully remote,” according to an Owl labs study. “This same study found that about 62% of workers aged 22 to 65 claim to work remotely at least occasionally.”
MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL
There are so many reasons to use mirrors in a living space. If you're thinking "there's only one purpose for a mirror", think again. But no need to feel overwhelmed. Continue reading to learn more about the many ways mirrors are used and why they're so important in a home!
AN AVIAN INFLUENCE IN DESIGN
It’s no secret that nature finds a way into interior design. From lions and tigers to birds, (oh my!) Today in design, birds are incredibly popular in a multitude of ways. Let’s take a look at how our feathery friends have migrated into our homes.
TREND ALERT: GEODE DECOR, AGATE GALORE
Geodes and natural stone décor have no doubt gained popularity in recent years. Whether it be because people are craving a connection to the natural world or because of their aesthetically pleasing patterns, it's no secret that geodes are trending in interior design. Let's take a deeper look into this and check out some examples of pieces that are popular right now.
MAKING OLD, NEW: INCORPORATING ANTIQUES IN A MODERN LIVING SPACE
There’s a reason antiques and vintage items find a way into our homes. Not only are they remarkably beautiful and express uniqueness, but they tell a story. We find that introducing antiques create a well-traveled look and will be sure intrigue any guests that enter your home. These pieces are not only attractive in a modern setting, but they also become a conversation piece, and make a contemporary space feel a little less cold.
THE IMPORTANCE OF COLOR PSYCHOLOGY IN INTERIOR DESIGN
Color psychology in interior design is so much more than selecting a pretty color. In fact, colors and hues have a big impact on the human brain. Professional interior designs are trained on the do's and don'ts of color combinations, and how a space can create the exact feel a client is in search of. Let’s dive deeper into this.
CREATE A FOCAL POINT IN YOUr living SPACE WITH WALL ART
“All art should inspire and evoke emotion. Art should be something you can actually feel.”
New Year, New Style: 5 Steps to Creating a New Living Space
It’s a new year, and with that comes the desire for change, whether it be as simple as a haircut or as elaborate as a brand new car. As we progress through the recently turbulent years, a living space refresh may feel like an absolute necessity for your New Year change. Simply updating your decor is the most cost effective way to change the overall look and feel. Follow these 5 steps and your living space will feel brand new in 2022.
PANTONE'S 2022 COLOR OF THE YEAR
For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global color authority, has been selecting the “COTY”. This grand reveal is much more than just a trend, as it influences the entire interior design community, fashion industry and brands across the globe.
HOSTESS AND HOLIDAY GIFTS
Tis' the season of gathering! You know what that means- visiting friends at their home or having family join you in yours. Whatever the case, don't be empty handed! We have an immense selection of accessories available on our showroom floor that can suit everyone's needs. Be the hostess with the mostest this holiday season and wow your guests with gorgeous accessories!
THE 5 NECESSITIES OF A BEDROOM
Your bedroom is your personal sanctuary where you should feel most comfortable at the end of a long day. It’s the first thing you see in the morning and the last thing you see at night. You may be asking, “where do I begin?” Here are our 5 tips to help you style your bedroom.
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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE RUG FOR YOUR ROOM
There are many different rug sizes available, but how do you know which size will fit your space? Our room-by-room layouts and foolproof tips are here to help – so when it comes time to unroll the rug, it will be a perfect fit.
NEW YEAR, FRESH START
It seems everyone is ready for a fresh start. A fresh start can mean anything from a new career, a new home or planning some changes to an existing home. Any way you look at it, the key is to be flexible. If you are planning a new home, there needs to be some clear objectives. At Patrick Day, we wanted to explore what makes a home relevant. What's important and what key elements identify a lifestyle. Granted, everyone's lifestyle will be different, but the needs within a home are basic. So what's important to you? Read further as we explore different ideas to get you ready for your fresh start!
THE HARDEST WORKING PIECE OF FURNITURE IN YOUR HOME
It's undeniably the hardest working piece of furniture in your house - the ever-faithful sofa. Through binge watching, channel surfing, snacking, and FaceTime, it is home base in many of our lives these days. But what makes one sofa outstanding and another simply .... meh?
BLENDING MODERN & TRADITIONAL DECOR
Furnishing your escape is about developing your own personal style. But how do you blend what you have with what you need? If you move often, each home presents new challenges and the prior furniture does not always fit into your new house. Being constantly challenged to find new pieces that blend with your favorite pieces can be dauntless. Therein lies the rub. There are two dilemmas: the first being inherited traditional pieces we love and can’t give up, the second being what the room needs or is required for us to function. With this dilemma, we need to create a relationship between old favorites and new purchases. In essence, we are blending the two styles.
CHARACTERISTICS OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN
Contemporary furniture refers to the styles and trends of the present -- the now -- as opposed to traditional furniture designs that have classic appeal or other design styles through the ages. Often confused with modern furniture styles, there is a distinct difference between modern and contemporary furniture styles, although they do share some similar characteristics.
ROOMS WITH ROCKSTAR STATUS
The hard work of interior design is in the details. Some details we can live without and others transcend to rockstar status. What works and looks good now has combined to be some contemporary pieces and time-worn classics. This article is about those "Now Looks" that will take your room to the next level and offer a pleasing experience for you and your guests.
5 TIPS FOR STYLING YOUR COFFEE TABLE
Your coffee table is the anchor of your living room, making a design statement and serving as a visual focal point. It's also the most clutter-prone surface in your house. Remote controls and magazines, knick-knacks and mail-- if it's not in your hand when you sit down, chances are it ends up on the coffee table and "cluttered" is a design statement no one wants to make. Here are our 5 tips to help you style your coffee table, clutter-free.