Using wall coverings is a great way to express your fun side! A powder room is the perfect place to use to add color & pattern like this wall covering designed by Fornasetti.
Pack your bedroom with a punch of tropical. Using a fun bold wallpaper will leave you feeling like you are on vacation every day. Check out this Wall Covering from Cole & Son.
Try using a fresh geometric pattern to add new dimension to your space, like this wallpaper by Harlequin.
Wall coverings are a great way to liven up your home. Visit our website for more fun ideas and to book your personal consultation.
Photography by Lauren Pressey.
Centuries after naturalists used it to define the colors they saw in the natural world, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours is back.
Color swatches seem like a modern invention. Yet more than a century before Pantone and standardized paint palettes, there was Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours. And it’s officially been redesigned by Nicholas Rougeux into an online resource for all to use.
Published in 1814 by the painter Patrick Syme and geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours is a working dictionary aim to illustrate and identify tones found in the natural world. The book is complete with paint swatches accompanied by handwritten descriptions and examples of where a particular color can be found in the wild.
For example, “Greenish Grey” or no. 15 “is ash grey mixed with a little emerald green, a small portion of black and a little lemon yellow.” You can find it on the “quill feathers of a robin” or “bark of ash tree” or “clay slate wacke.”
“Red Lilac Purple” or no. 43, “is campanula purple, with a considerable portion of snow white and a very little carmine red.” You can find it in “light spots of the upper wings of a peacock butterfly”, red lilac” or “lepidolite.”
“Wax Yellow” or no. 64, “is composed of lemon yellow, reddish brown and a little ash grey.” It can be found in the “larvae of large water beatles”, “semi opal” or the “greenish parts of a nonpareil apple”.
While Werner's Nomenclature of Colours may seem like a relic of the past and a less than practical way of how color is defined today, there is still something intriguing about its definitions and specifications about the colors that surround us. Have fun exploring the 110 swatches of color here. See if you can find the color that matches the fur of a polar bear or human skin.
And if your feeling really like a design enthusiast, you can also purchase your own pocket-size copy here.
Here in California we enjoy patio season all year round & it's finally patio season for those of you in cooler climates now too! I recently went to Mama Shelter Los Angeles and instantly became obsessed with their colorful patio & vibrant plant life (as well as their rose sangria.)
Not only were the cocktails on point but also the rooftop design. An important element when designing patios is to create areas to gather around with family and friends. Other important design elements to incorporate on your patios are umbrellas and large plants, palms are some of my favorites. These items are both aesthetically pleasing & functional as they provide shade from the summer heat. If you have the space, adding an outdoor game or a swinging chair can be fun accents.
So, without further ado I present my favorite patio ideas with a hope that they inspire you to make your outdoor space the best spot in your home this summer.
P.S. Please enjoy the recipe to my favorite Mama's Shelter cocktail below. Cheers!
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The Month of May is good! Check out all that we have to share with you this month...
- fierce on the outside and sweet on the inside -
These tropical, spiky trendsetters are having their moment. A sign of welcoming, this symbol of hospitality in home décor dates back to colonial times…
and pause…time for a brief history lesson ladies and gentlemen…
The pineapple then became a symbol of luxury and was considered the height of extravagant hospitality...like Great Gatsby Style. Because of the rarity of this fruit, the pineapple was used in entertaining for table décor and then cut up and eaten for dessert.
So take a look at my tropical inspiration and some of my favorite ways to use pineapple in your home.
AND remember to be a pineapple.
Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.
What's your favorite color? I can't decide this season! I'm LOVING mixing all the colors this SPRING - the EMERALD greens from Palm Leafs, the HOT PINKS from Flamingos, the YELLOWS from Pineapples + Bananas...the brighter the better!
I love decorating with crisp bold statement colors. Whether it's a new wall color or as simple as fresh flowers or a colorful book or pillow, adding color to a room is an easy way to update any space.
I've pulled together my favorite images that has inspired the direction of my showroom and a few ideas on how to add some vibrant splashes into your kitchen, living and outdoor spaces.
I think a trip to Palm Springs is in order! - S.
Need some more ideas? Check out our LIFE IN COLOR BOARD on Pinterest.
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I'd like to think I'm what you'd call a Professional Beach Go-er. I've tried and tested just about every beach-centric accessory...so it's only prudent that I share with you my most coveted beach bag AND it's contents. With less than 90 days until the first day of Summer, it's time to do some shopping and get your butt to the beach (...& for me, also the gym)! Enjoy!
Move over Marsala....for the first time in the history of color, Pantone has selected two colors.
ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY
A softer take on color, these two inspire peace, balance, and tranquility. According to the brand, they also transcend cultural and gender blurs.
I love the combination of these two colors. The warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue demonstrate an inherent balance. These shades evoke a type of sunset that makes you stop in your tracks.
Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. It is a great color to mix with neutrals and a black and white color palette.
Serenity is weightless and airy, like a blue sky, bringing feelings of relaxation even in turbulent times. It is still a color that is growing on me and I have found the conceptual images below as ways to bring these two color palettes into your home and decor.
I spy our Marble Oval Table in the shot above!
If silver isn’t your thing and you’re ready to go beyond gold, test your mettle with this metal.
Copper has been historically used for the conduction of heat and electricity, which limited its in-house presence to pipes, pots, and pans. But lately, designers are using this metal to add some shine to furniture, lighting fixtures, and accessories.
The atomic number 29 creates an atmosphere of warmth and chic. Copper colors include many various bright shades and pastel tones. From rich orange, yellowish pinks to soft honey and dark reddish brown colors, these tones create sleek and modern updates to all styles of interiors.
Copper creates gorgeous contrasts with cold silver and bright golden colors, rustic wood and textured surfaces, painted walls and leather. All shades of copper bring warmth and comfort. Here’s our collection of beautiful interiors and accessories which demonstrate how to add copper accents to a room and give your home a modern edge.
Copper Serving Tray Available at Shanna Shryne Design
Tea Light Candle Holder Available at Shanna Shryne Design
A COLOR THAT GIVES US ALL THE VITAMIN C WE NEED.
CADMIUM ORANGE IS A SUBTLE SHADE OF ORANGE THAT IS BOTH FUN AND SOPHISTICATED. THE COLOR EVOKES A SENSE OF FANTASY AND OPTIMISM. ORANGE, IN ANY HUE, IS DRAMATIC AND IS A GOOD COLOR TO BALANCE OUT NEUTRALS, DARK OR LIGHT.
WE LOVE INCORPORATING THIS RETRO COLOR INTO INTERIORS. HERE'S A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE INSPIRATION SHOTS TO HELP BRING THIS POP OF COLOR INTO YOUR HOME.
BRING ON THE GEOMETRY!
....pentagons, hexagons, octagons, triangles and more....
We love the idea of incorporating geometric elements into your home. Whether your choose basic shapes like triangles or complex polyhedrons, using these classic shapes in design add a sleek and symmetrical simplicity to any room.
Incorporating geometric shapes into interiors can be difficult and can easily overwhelm a space. However, here are a few of my ideas on how to easily include geometric decor and patterns into your home.
If you want a certain wall or space to pop, a geometric wall is the way to go. Geometric wallpaper and patterns add rhythm and interest to a living space. Whether it's a wall paper, painted wall pattern, or tile, adding a simple geo shape is intriguing and captivating.
Geometric furniture make an ideal statement for a variety of design styles. While some people prefer to choose pieces of furniture based on comfort and practicality, others may opt for something more visually compelling. Either way, a bright, color geometric furniture piece will be the statement piece of any room. When adding this, keep your walls, flooring, and other decorative elements simple and sleek so the furniture can take center stage.
Installing new lights are a great way to bring geometry into a room without going shape-crazy. Establishing a geometric motif with a pendant from a high ceiling sets the tone for the entire space. Similar to an angular table lamp which adds a delicate setting to any space.
Repeating patterns of circles and squares have been used in flooring design for hundreds of years. Whether its an area rug or tile, geometric flooring adds an ornamental statement and a great impression to your space. Here are some ideas of using timeless shapes in our modern world.
Sometimes a little goes a long way with bold geometric patterns. If you are looking for a easy, low-key approach to adding geometric decor, start small. Throw pillows, planters, or hardware updates will step your space up a notch.
The beauty of geometric decor is its versatility and ease of incorporating shapely pieces into your space. Not sure on where to start? Start with a small tray and work your way up! When it comes to shapes, it only takes one to steal the show and become your favorite piece.
Not quite traditional, not quite contemporary. This may be the simplest explantation of transitional design. Transitional design can take on a wide range of sub-styles as a result of unique combinations of inspirations and influences. It is a harmonious fusion of elements - a mix of traditional and contemporary furniture, materials, and fabrics.
Our most recent project in Manhattan Beach is a harmonious fusion of these elements. It's fresh, tailored, and timeless.
Authentic Moroccan pendants were designed as a strong design element for the high ceilings in this large living space. A stone fireplace and linen wallpaper add natural details.
Natural elements such as stone, metal, and wood are good choices for transitional kitchen design.
A chevron wallpaper In a natural wood texture was chosen to cover the family room walls. This provides a subtle modern flair and interest in an otherwise traditional styled room. The wood beams were stained a rich and dark espresso which contrast nicely with the white-washed ceiling planks.
When designing a transitional style home, start with a neutral color palette such as taupe, tan, and vanilla. Combining those colors with a dark brown, gray, and black add depth to a room.
In the dining room, a dramatic chandelier in a modern style was chosen for it’s eye-catching design. It reflects off the inlaid stone table. Again, the chevron pattern is carried through out the home, as seen here in the wall tiles surrounding the dining room.
The master suite was designed for elegance & soft details. The curved headboard, light fixture and fabric patterns add minimalist accents that are soft and bring a natural effect into the room.
Modern and clean finishes such as the marble tile & polished nickel fixtures were chosen for a spa-like atmosphere.
The reiteration of the chevron pattern ties the spaces together. Modern light fixtures add an eye catching design element in this young girls room.
Map wallpaper was chosen for this world traveling family. The stately chair with natural hide interior add texture & sophistication. Again, note the reiteration of the chevron pattern on the tiled floor.
A cement tile was chosen in place of a traditional area rug. Custom built-ins provide amble storage for a collection of books and worldly artifacts.
Transitional Design embraces the combination of modern and traditional. It fuses these styles seamlessly to provide a look to fit many discerning tastes.
Gray is HOTTER than ever thanks to the hit novel and movie.
So here's our 50 irresistible gray picks to make your interior design fantasies come to life.
Products Available at Shanna Shryne Design
2. GRAY TRELLIS THROW BLANKETS
3. BEECHWOOD SERVING TRAY
4. HELLO GORGEOUS ART
5. ANCHOR TABLE LAMP
6. FACE INDOOR/OUTDOOR PILLOW
7. BLACK ROCKER
8. SCALAMANDRE ZEBRA WALLPAPER
9. MOTHER OF PEARL SKULL TRAY
10. BLACK & WHITE STRIPED FRAMES