Posts Tagged ‘navy’

Front Door Trend Friday!

Friday, August 4th, 2017

They say the eye is the window to the soul, so what is the front door if you already have windows? It’s just another way to add your personality to your house and it sets the tone for the rest of the house! There are a number of front door designs that can be worked into your scheme but only you know what feels right. Traditional, Industrial, Contemporary, tall, all windows, no windows, wood, iron…the list goes on. Do you want more natural light with glass in the door and added sidelights? Or do you need more privacy in your entrance with a solid door design? Are you eccentric and need a pop of color to make a statement or does the more subtle, sleek look better define you? Also, have you gotten on that timeless Navy Blue accent train yet? I’ve heard the ride is real smooth. Below are a few front door trends that will plant the seed about how you want to feel upon walking into your home and also how you would want to set the tone for guests, for the rest of your space. What design/color speaks to you most?

Crisp White DoorFrench DoorsPop of ColorNavy BlueVarying Styles

Sources | 1)Sherman Building Co | 2)Hanna Homes | 3)Kristi Spouse Interiors | 4)Andrea Brooks Interiors | 5)Michelle Marsden Design | 6)LDa Architecture & Interiors | 7)US Door & More Inc | 8)Massucco Warner Miller Interior Design | 9)Chuck Mills Design | 10)Couvaras Architects | 11)Arbor Hill Interiors


Tuesday Trends: Moody Blues

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

As we found out here, one of the biggest design trends for 2015 is blue.  As one of my personal favorite colors, I am definitely happy about blue making a “comeback”.  I love that designers are willing to push the envelope a bit and incorporate various shades of blue into their spaces, especially deep navy and indigo.  Here are some of my favorites:

Blue kitchen

The navy shade in this kitchen is certainly unexpected, but by incorporating the navy, yellow & light blue encaustic tile as a focal point, the whole room ties together.

Navy and green living room

One of my favorite color schemes is navy is green. Proving that unexpected pops of green can have serious impact, this space also has a fair amount of white to create balance and airiness.

Blue Island

I just love this kitchen! The mainly white space is spiced up by the addition of a blue-grey island, proving that a little blue goes a long way.

Grey and navy living room

A dark indigo piece on one side of this living room is balanced by indigo and ochre accents on the other side.

Moody Blues - Bedroom

Doesn’t this bedroom just make you want to relax? I love the navy shams & blanket on the mainly white bedding.



1: Elegueller Arquitetos, Brazil | 2: Tom Stringer Design Partners, Chicago | 3: Taste Design Inc, Providence | 4: Cynthia Lynn Photography, Chicago | 5: Amber Interiors, LA


Orange Crush – How to Add Pop to Your Space

Monday, October 20th, 2014

“Orange is the happiest color.” – Frank Sinatra

I’ll be honest – orange is not the first color I think to incorporate into a space.  But, in honor of fall & October, I wanted to explore how combining orange with different “neutral” tones could transform a space.

All About Orange

Ranging from the light orange of the fruit, to the darker orange of saffron – and everything in between – orange is a very versatile color.  Tones like terra cotta & rust are universally popular and can make a space feel warm and cozy.  Orange is known to stimulate appetite, making it a great color for kitchens or dining rooms.  It is also considered a color that encourages socialization & stimulates activity.

Orange & Gray

Gray is a chamelon of a color.  Ranging from warm to cool – gray is the perfect color to pair with orange.  Dark gray + pumpkin feels warm and cozy.  Dove gray + tangerine feels fun & fresh.  The possibilities with orange & gray are endless.  Consider the mood you want to create in your space and choose accordingly.

Orange & Neutrals

Beige and taupe are perfect complements to the warmer tones of orange. Consider pairing a beige with rust or terra cotta to create a warm, happy space.  White + orange feels clean & happy – as shown in the bathroom below.  If you are a little scared of orange being too bright, pairing with a neutral brown or beige will help create a warm look and keep a space from feeling too bold.

Orange & Navy

Probably the most traditional of these pairings – orange & navy are complementary colors.  The result can be preppy and traditional or modern and fresh.  Adding some darker oranges and reds will create a warm, cohesive color scheme in your space.


1 Mark English, San Francisco | 2 PB Elemental, Seattle | 3 Atelier Bea Interiors + Design, Chicago | 4 Jessica Gersten Interiors, NYC
5 Steven Miller Design Studio, San Francisco | 6 Fine Focus Photography | 7 Carter Kay Interiors, Atlanta | 8 Tineke Triggs, San Francisco | 9 Whitten Architects, Maine
10 Denise McGaha Interiors, Dallas | 11 Pinemar Inc, Philadelphia | 12 Darci Goodman Design, Los Angeles | 13 Deborah French Designs, NYC | 14 Caleb Johnson Architects + Builders, Maine