Designer Spotlight: John Robshaw Textiles

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Adding a pop of color brightens up a space

If you have a style in your home that is fun and eclectic, or perhaps you are looking for gorgeous patterns and fun pops of color to bring life to your home design, there is one designer you may just want to check out.

John Robshaw Textiles designs are full of life.  With vibrant and unique patterns, and a beautiful palette of colors, the pieces are sure to brighten up any interior design.

The pillow collection has a pattern and color scheme, including some of springs top trends, that will suit any home.

  • Patterned pillows include florals, shapes and many different kinds of motifs.
  • From Zebras to Indian animals, his animal cushions bring an exotic feel.
  • In materials ranging from 100% linen to woven abaca (a fiber from stalks of a banana type plant), you are sure to find a fabric that suits your homes needs.

The fabrics used by John Robshaw textiles are like no fabric you have used before.

  • The new poppy collection is made up of intricate patterns and stand out colors.
  • Depending on your home needs, the fabrics are made up of a linen/cotton blend or 100% linen.
  • Beautiful fabrics that will turn any chair, cushion or even headboard in your home into a eye grabbing piece.

For help choosing the right textiles for your home, whether it be a brightly colored cushion or wonderful fabric turned into eye drawing custom window treatment, contact the experts in interior design today. Call Susan Currie Design at 504-237-6112 or find our services online.

 

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Spring Break: Beach Style 101

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Winter days are nearly gone and spring is in the air.  This time of year is a great time to head somewhere warm, grab some shorts and a sleeveless shirt and relax by the beach.  A great time to take a break, and start looking forward to what Summer can bring.

The beach with its casual colors and feel makes us feel relaxed and inspired.  A towel, a good book and some sunglasses is all you really need.

For some of us going on a trip for Spring Break, its possible we will want to bring the feeling of fun and sun back home with us.  There are a few ways to bring that feeling into your home all year round.

  • A lot of beach style places use dark wood floors to give that weathered feel.
  • Clean white walls give a feeling of calm and relaxation.
  • Ceilings covered with a glossy beadboard reflect light back into the room, and give a beach cottage feel.
  • Rugs made from natural fiber remind us of shipyards and docks.
  • Furniture upholstered in white or ivory carry the easy breezy feeling all the way through your home.
  • If it’s too much white, use some throw pillows with bold cabana stripes to break it up.

 If you are ready to add some beach style to your custom window treatments, contact Susan Currie Design today.  Call us on 504-237-6112 or check out our website.

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Home Design Tip: Inject an Accent Color with Tile

Do you look around the rooms in your home, whether it be a bathroom, kitchen or outdoor living area and realize you need a pop of color?

Tile is a great way to integrate an accent color into your home design. Here are some ideas of how to add some color to your rooms.

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  • An accent color such as red goes well with a neutral bathroom.  Consider adding a band of different colored tile around your bathrooms walls. Red is a great color as it really catches the eye.
  • Create a focal point in your bathroom by creating a tiled wall in a bright color.  Try a blue like Azure to draw the eye as soon as you enter the room.
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  • Give a contemporary look to any  kitchen by tiling a complete backsplash.  Consider the colors already in your kitchen and choose a color that will complement your style.
  • If you are looking for something a little edgier, take the backsplash all the way up and around one side of the kitchen.  Adding light and shine with a reflective glaze.
  • Tiles also work well outside.  Create a tile art wall somewhere in your yard for visual interest.  Your guests will love gazing at it while sitting outside.

Adding color to your home design can make your home feel like a new space.  If you are looking for custom window treatments then contact Susan Currie Designs today. 504-237-6112.

Color Inspiration: Frida & Diego in Atlanta

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Designing with bold colors is one of the benefits of living in the South, as all of the sunlight we get flatters bright colors. In this piece, we’ll talk about the current museum exhibit on Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, who have both embraced vibrant colors.

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Image: High Museum of Art Atlanta

The Frida & Diego exhibit is currently running at the High Museum in Atlanta, and it features over 120 paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, one of 20th century Mexico’s most famous couples.  Frieda painted hundreds of vivid portraits, of herself and people she knew.  They have a decidedly Surrealist edge, with beautiful marriages of colors and faces, and strong contrasts of light and dark.  Diego, a muralist, was also fond of bold colors. He was a decade older than Frida when they married in 1929. Together, the pair lived in a now famous house in Mexico City. Frida’s half is sky blue, while Diego’s is red and white.

If you’re interested in trying out some striking, strong color schemes in your own home, give Susan Currie Design a call at 888-624-1272.

Spring Redo: How to Refresh Your Room This Spring

If you’re anything like me, then you’re going to schedule an entire day of spring cleaning. So why not take advantage of this spring cleaning to freshen up your home décor as well? Need some tips? Check out a few spring interior design tips that you can use in your home.

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You don’t have to completely overhaul your home’s design. Instead, just tweak a few things here and there, such as adding brighter, more energetic, colored wallpaper to your walls. Adding colorful accessories to your design will help liven up a room as well. One of the things that I like to do in order to bring some of the spring feeling into the home is to add fresh flowers and plants throughout my design. Adding houseplants and flowers to your interior design not only adds a bit of color, it also helps improve your home’s air quality.

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I also recommend replacing some of those heavy textiles that you used during the winter, such as the drapes and replacing them with lighter window treatments in order to let in as much natural sunlight as possible. If you’re happy with the elements of your interior design, then maybe just consider moving some of your furniture around. For example, if you had your furniture away from the windows during the winter in order to avoid possible drafts, put them back by the windows to soak up the sunlight.

For more spring interior design tips, please visit me online at Susan Currie Design.

Spring Fever: Hot Spring Color Trends

Spring is here and it is time to break out of the winter colors and jump into springs delightfully bright yet soft palette. Now is the time to enjoy the beautiful breezy pastels that blow in Spring.

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One of these Spring colors that is making us feel happy this year is soft mint green.  A must have for the upcoming spring season.  Also known as sea foam, this color can bring a fresh pop to any wardrobe or home furnishing. Try pairing it with whites or a rainbow of soft pastels such as a creamsicle orange.

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Lemon Sorbet. Photo: benjaminmoore.com

Pastel yellows are another big trend this spring. It’s a versatile pastel that looks good with many other shades of pastel including mint green and corals.  Yellow is a color that is energizing and makes you feel happy.

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If pastels are not your thing then try a deep shade of green such as emerald. Emerging as one of the up and coming colors, emerald can bring out feelings of joy and contentment.   Bright yellows in shades such as gold or a strong yolk shade are also making their way into design this Spring, bringing a feeling of energy and vitality.

If you are ready to bring fresh spring palettes into your New Orleans or Atlanta home, then check out our website.  Susan Currie Design can bring Spring into any home interior!

Cheer Up with Colorful Home Decor

Even in New Orleans when we have a cold spell in March, an overcast day can leave us feeling a bit drab and bored.  While a crisp, clear snowy day can sometimes inspire us, once it melts it leaves us with drab browns and greys.  Color in interior design can bring life back to our homes.  Consider adding pops of color to your home decor to draw your eye and cheer your soul.

  • Sunny citrus colors can lift any mood on a cloudy day, consider adding bright wall hooks or dress up your kitchen and other cupboard spaces with beautiful bright cabinet nobs.
Photo via Etsy

Photo via Etsy

  • Red can bring new energy to any room, why not try a colorful glass knot paperweight or a unique stackable tray to bring a pop of energy to your home.
  • Blue can bring a soothing and refreshing feel to any room, this watercress candle from Jonathan Adler would look beautiful in any room. Needing storage for the little things that may be cluttering up your space, find small storage boxes and paint them vivid blue.
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Here are some ways to accent your room with color

If you are interested in bringing color into your home, contact Susan Currie Design at 504 237 6112.

Fashion Meets Interiors: Trends from Fashion Week NOLA

Fashion Week NOLA was a festival of wonderful colors, patterns, and ideas. Home fashion often follows fashion, and I believe many of the looks we saw on runways will make their ways into fine homes this spring. Here are some trends from Fashion Week NOLA to be on the lookout for:

  • Bold color combinations. Fun, creative color combinations ruled the day. Many of the outfits were quite dynamic and a pleasure to take in.
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  • Incorporating patterns. Bold patterns were creatively mixed with solids. This trend is quite current in interior design as well!
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Image via www.fashionweeknola.com

 

  • Pastels. Many people think that pastels are wimpy–but that is not always the case! The right pastel can accentuate your skin tone. It can also be quite soft and feminine.
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Image via www.fashionweeknola.com

 

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