5 Ways To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Spa

bathroom5We all need a relaxing space to spend a few minutes and unwind every single day. Outfitting your bathroom to become a luxury spa starts with a serene color palette, and a peaceful ambiance to escape the stress of the day. Your bathroom should be a place of complete and total serenity—from the scent of your candles to the window treatments. La Maison is here to help you create a beautiful bathroom to indulge all your senses.

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Choose lighting wisely. Pay attention to the wattage when purchasing light bulbs, as lower wattage can make a big difference in the bathroom. Fluorescent lighting is never recommended in the bathroom because of the harsh light –the softer the lighting the more you can create a mood. A great option is to install dimmer lights with various levels of brightness. If you share your bathroom with a spouse or significant other, installing the right vanity for the two of you can make a world of a difference in the morning and at night. Couples ideally share a bathroom space, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise your space! Install a double vanity and experience the wonders of separate space!Make sure your vanity has the right lighting to put on makeup; light dimmers are also a good option here too.

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You Have the Right to Accessorize

Have fun with accessorizing in your bathroom! This is the time and place to pick your favorite pieces, whether it’s wall art or candles to create the right ambiance or functional items that make your bathroom more convenient. Candles are a great way to create a relaxing and serene atmosphere. Create a candle arrangement for your Jacuzzi area with different heights to give some visual interest to your space. A jewelry dish on your vanity is a great way to keep track of your jewelry and prevent losing your favorite pieces to the drain. We suggest luxury furniture pieces such as a stool or poof for your vanity so you can comfortably sit and get ready in the morning.

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Most interior designers will tell you the softer the color the more applicable it is to a smaller space. Choose whichever color you like, but keep in mind color creates mood and ambiance. If you’re going for a completely feminine bathroom, warm colors work best while cool blues and greens lend to both male and female sensibilities. Create a themed bathroom and with color as well. Sandy beige paired with teal blue and cool cucumber make for a perfect beach themed bathroom. Go completely modern and masculine with dark wood cabinets, white countertops and sleek chrome faucets. We love modern interior design and so will you!

 

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The Good Stuff:

What do we mean by the good stuff? All things luxurious! Think plush bathmats, expensive towels with you and your man’s monogram on it, and all the necessary bathtub accessories for the most relaxing hour you’ll spend all day. Creating a bathroom that feels like a spa is all about the experience. From the moment you walk in until you turn the light off every aspect of your bathroom should be luxurious. We love the idea of a steam shower with a built in bench lined with gorgeous tile or real rocks if you want a more organic look and feel. Install a deep soaker bathtub, recessed in the floor for an extremely relaxing bubble bath.

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All Things Tech

Some of the newest technology will help you achieve a bit more luxury too! Heated toilet seats with LED lights will guide you late at night, and take away the need for harsh lighting. Choose from endless types of showerheads and faucets ranging from traditional design to absolutely modern and high tech. Imagine the last time you visited a spa, and every towel was warmed to the perfect temperature; a heated towel rack can give you this little slice of luxury at home. For at truly luxurious glass shower, install glass that turns opaque with the switch of a lock for total privacy. Explore high tech options like this and visit our Smart Home blog for more ideas!

Balance Beauty and Functionality In Your Family Room

Curating the perfect space for your family requires know-how in harmony and balance. You want to create a family room that feels comfortable with communal spaces to spend time together while adhering to your personal taste.

2013-10-02_04.37.25__1_Balance is key, no matter what room it is. Keep in mind three types of symmetry when choosing your modern furniture, color and accessories for the family room. Symmetrical spaces appear harmonious and inviting, while still functional and spacious. By choosing like pieces you will achieve a mirrored effect for visual interest. Repetition is key in this scenario. This type of symmetry feels orderly, as all the major pieces in your family room will work off a central axis. Pinpoint the focal point in your family room; this could be the fireplace mantle, television or piece of art, and design in accordance with it to achieve a truly symmetrical space.

 

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Asymmetrical spaces feel more relaxed, yet still inviting and functional. The key to achieving asymmetry is to pay attention to your eye’s natural sense of balance, the weight of objects and furniture in the family room. The focal point of the room is primarily important, but you have more freedom with arrangement as you can play with height and weight to balance each other. Repetition comes into play, but avoid identical pieces. Often asymmetrical family rooms appear more eclectic yet still luxurious as theres more visual interest at every turn of the eye.

radialBe bold with your home and experiment with radial symmetry; less commonly used and rarely executed properly, but if done correctly the result is truly stunning. Think of one focal point that all the other elements of the space work off of. Think round tables, light fixtures and avoid straight clean lines. The more natural curvature found in your space the more successful the design becomes. For instance, place a round coffee table in your family room and carefully arrange a sofa, chair, end table and accessories around the table. Play around with circular shapes, but also think about the arrangement. Your home may have a foyer with a winding staircase that appears off or unbalanced with strict straight lines, but a round table will compliment the staircase curvature. The functionality of a space is very important for balance. Do not dedicate traffic flow areas to one space; creating walkways throughout the space helps guests and your family to move comfortably in and out of the family room. Crowding all of the seating too close together will appear too busy, while too large of a walkway will cause the space to look empty and useless. Color also functions the same way. Too many colors in a symmetrical space will throw off the balance, while an asymmetrical space allows for more choices in color.

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The perfect modern furniture for your family room is ultimately up to you, but keep with the rule of repetition to achieve a mirrored effect to keep with symmetrical design rules. If the fireplace is your focal point, choose two accessories that add height such as vases for either side of the mantle. The same goes for end table lamps. You will want two of a kind to achieve a mirrored effect. Asymmetry allows for more freedom in your choice of décor and color choice, while radial design is mainly concerned with form. However you choose to keep balance in your family room is up to you, but designing with a set of rules in place will make it easier to pick and choose the right modern furniture for your family room. At La Maison we want to help you create the perfect family room for your home with luxury pieces no matter what your design taste may be. Visit us at our showroom in Scottsdale for more ideas and inspiration to start curating your dream family room today!

Bring Beige To Life!

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Beige is a classic color and often a go-to choice for homeowners, as it’s easy to design around! Introduce a pop of color to your space with fabric, accessories or new luxury furniture. Remember that beige is a “safe” choice, and often goes unnoticed, but it’s time to bring beige to life in your home with fabulous fabrics and luxury furniture that will immediately change your space for the better.

Neutral tones are very popular as transitional design has grown in popularity, but an all beige room doesn’t have to be boring by any means. La Maison Interiors has the sophisticated modern furniture to spice up your space in beautiful prints and vibrant colors! What color is best for your beige space?

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Have fun pairing neutral tones with shades of red for added warmth in your space. You can appeal to both masculine and feminine tastes with red, as offers a sense of contemporary luxury. Add a set of red throw pillows or a dramatic print for the walls! It’s an easy way to bring red to your space incrementally.  Take the plunge and reupholster your favorite chair or sofa with a beautiful print, pattern or solid red fabric. Red is a powerful color, and if you feel your taste leans toward a more serene aesthetic softer shades of red work well also.

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If red is a bit too much color for your liking then we suggest shades of blue to add a pop of color to your space. Aqua compliments sandy beige rather than sky blue, which lends to a more traditional look and feel. Sea green and turquoise offer a funky yet modern look and feel, as you will find countless shades of blues and greens to pick from. Be careful not to choose a dark green or navy blue, as you want to compliment the undertones of your beige walls. Start small with throw pillows, accessories or wall art if you want to ease the introduction of color into your space.

One of our favorite ways to bring beige to life is through a monochromatic color scheme. Black and white paired with beige is subtle yet sophisticated without appearing too bold. Use black or dark brown-black for the floors, doors and furniture. White offers a clean and crisp look that appeals to modern luxury. Bring this theme to life with a warm chocolate brown instead of stark black to warm up your space. This is also a good opportunity to include red as you can achieve that sense of warmth with a pop of color.beige4

A rule of thumb when introducing color to an all beige space is to stick with the undertones of the existing beige walls or décor. You cannot go wrong with color if you adhere to the cool or warm undertones in your home. By adding red to beige you bring out the warmth found in beiges that are closer to taupe and brown. Blues and greens make the cooler tones in beige walls pop if you want to achieve a more modern aesthetic. This is also a perfect opportunity to achieve a beach house look and feel. Hiring an interior designer will take the guesswork out of which colors are best for your space. Visit La Maison Interiors in Scottsdale for more ideas on color choice, luxury furniture and interior design ideas!

 

Lasting Summer Trends to Carry Over into Fall

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In Arizona, summer bleeds into September and October as the rest of the country experiences cooler temperatures, we are still lounging by the pool on the weekends. If you miss the change of seasons and want to curate fabulous fall décor we have great ideas to get you started!

Indoor-outdoor spaces call for lavish décor and beautiful bright fabrics for the summer. Bright blues, greens and floral prints are very popular. Tribal prints in muted colors like nectarine, sage and shades of brown offer earthy tones for a neutral color scheme. Switch into fall mode with fabrics that exude a warm, cozy and comfortable look and feel. Change out throw pillows with summer fabrics for soft, touchable, plush fabrics with a hint of shine for a glamorous yet elegant aesthetic. Adding softer throw pillows with softer fabrics add warmth to a space. Pair your existing furniture with rich warm tones like burnt orange, golden-yellow and deep crimson red for true fall fashion.

pillow2Floral prints made a big splash this summer as we’ve seen contemporary updates of a once stigmatized print. Even though floral can appear too feminine or outdated, if used properly you can achieve a modern luxurious look and feel. Keep your floral prints from the summer and pick out any warm accent colors from those prints. Fall colors are rich warm shades that offer a cozy and comfortable feeling. Incorporate candles to add a sense of intimacy and light, as the days grow shorter. Summer was all about crisp, clean and fresh color palettes, and as we slowly move towards fall you will want to curate a cozy and inviting space for your family and guests during the holidays.

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Radiant Orchid is the Pantone Color of the Year and wow did we all dive into a purple frenzy! We’ve seen all shades of purple in different ways, as interior designers incorporate this color wherever possible. Purple is a combination of blue and red giving homeowners both an advantage and disadvantage when designing with such a bold color. Go too light and purple soon feels too childish, but go too dark and it’s too overpowering.

Finding the perfect shade of purple for your home is the trick! If you have already had success with purple then you are in luck because incorporating fall colors is easier than you think. Deep reds compliment purple and also echo the warmth you will want to achieve when curating fall décor. Even going opposite of purple on the color wheel can be fun; by adding a hint of orange with white you will find this makes for a contemporary yet warm color scheme that’s perfect for Fall.

purple barrelBold prints and patterns are still in season and we don’t see them going anywhere anytime soon! Pair a solid color in a warm tone to achieve a fall look in your family room by pairing a red throw pillow against a neutral print. This will add depth to the space and visual interest. Don’t hesitate to go bold and bright with fall colors! All it takes is a little trial and error to get the right hue down. Working with summer trends in the fall is fun and easy as long as you balance your existing décor with additional elements. Visit La Maison Interiors in Scottsdale for more ideas on luxury furniture and interior design ideas to create a beautiful look and feel for the fall.

Will Luxury Smart Home Technology Change The Way We Live?

The luxury home market is on the upswing, as more people are embracing technology in a big way. Younger generations are masters of smart phone technology, but might not get to enjoy the brand new home technology multiple management companies have to offer. Price tags easily run over a million dollars in some of the most desirable cities in the United States.

All your favorite elements of a smart phone are carried over to a luxury smart home. Think about how important your smart phone is to you; now transfer all the convenience and beautiful design to your very own home. This is every homeowner’s dream to literally lift a finger and turn on the heat, lower the shades, check if you closed the garage door or if you need milk while you’re at the supermarket. Homes with high tech ability are becoming the new standard since homeowners are willing to spend a pretty penny for the ultimate convenience. 

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Now for the fun part! All the features you might imagine a smart home to have, it will. The newest apartment complex in Sunny Isles, Florida has an automated parking system that takes the hassle out of finding a parking space after work, and fingerprint technology for ultimate high security. What separates the high tech from high high-tech goes beyond apps that control your garage door or automatically open your bedroom shades at 9am. Developers are inventing household appliances that will change your daily routine without having to press a button or speak to a voice recognition system.

Smart-light-switch-from-WeMoWhat are some of these products? The Smart Toilet manages lighting for middle of the night trips, and automatically lifts and closes the lid—say goodbye to arguments about the toilet seat with your man! Climate control from your smartphone, intelligent mirrors that take photographs, and flash pictures of you in the morning for a 360-degree view of your outfit are changing daily routines for the better. Your security system will inform you of any important changes or when you forgot to arm the house all with the push of a button or a fingerprint scan. Privacy and security are two of the most important factors among homeowners, and technology allows us to control everything in our homes.

The key to making a smart home efficient for homeowners is maintaining a balance. If technology is at the forefront of our living environment, we must keep pick and choose which systems to automate. Homeowners vary in their preference of automated technology. While some prefer to be “off the grid” others are spending a pretty penny for very high tech systems. The question becomes how to make life more enjoyable with technology instead of focusing on overloading a home with too much technology for a profit. As developers continue to innovate, homes will become smarter than we ever imagined.

Why The Perfect Pillows Make For A Comfortable Home

Reinvent any space in your home with throw pillows! There are numerous prints, patterns, fabrics and colors to choose from, which makes choosing the right pillow a fun lighthearted experience. You’ll have ample choices at La Maison Interiors in Scottsdale as we have all the latest fabrics, prints and patterns to accompany your luxury furniture. How do you choose the right pillows for your home? Where is the best place to put decorative pillows? Who will be using them, and how often do you want to clean them? It’s best to have a plan in place with so many options out there!

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Pillows are aesthetically pleasing, and accentuate the existing elements of your home, while pillows also create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. If you plan on using your throw pillows rather than as a decorative addition you will want easy fabric to clean rather than silk or chenille. Accent neutral tones with bright colors and bold patterns or prints. Monochromatic combinations produce a more masculine and modern aesthetic, while neutral toned pillows are perfect for transitional spaces. Infuse your personal style into this purchase, as you have a lot of freedom when choosing pillows for your home. 

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Buying a set of pillows that incorporate the existing elements of your home, while infusing new elements will update the look and feel immediately. Pillows meant for show often have intricate patterns, embellishments such as beading or studs, or a pattern that is simply too pretty to rest your elbow on.

Size and purpose should be a priority! Who will use them the most? Where do you plan on placing them—the family room or a more formal sitting room? If you’re looking for comfortable pillows make sure the fabric is soft but machine wash ready. Chenille, satin, silk and velvet appear luxurious and often reflect when sunlight shines on the fabric. There are numerous shapes and sizes as well! Throw pillows come in a variety of shapes, but the most common being 16 to 18 inches square. Add visual interest with rectangular, circular or cylinder pillows, known as bolsters for extra pizzazz.

pillows redThink about scale! Bigger sofas call for larger pillows, while small daintier sofas with a more delicate construction call for tinier pillows. Bolster pillows are a perfect addition for leather sofas or those without upholstered arms. If the sofa has harsh edges opt for circular pillows to soften its appearance. It works the same for slouchy larger sofas—opt for square or rectangular pillows too add structure to the sofa. Be daring! Do not be afraid to experiment with your pillow purchases! This is one area of interior design that allows for complete individuality! Inject your personal taste in this purchase and you will be much happier with your choices.

pillow3Fabric is so important and the most fun to shop for! There are numerous choices, but the most common and easiest to maintain are cotton, linen and polyester while satin, silk and velvet are more luxurious. All of which offer a different aesthetic to a space. Cotton is the easiest to clean, but it wrinkles and shrinks if dried in high heat. Linen is more expensive but appears fresh and crisp for a modern yet elegant look. Polyester is more durable, but often appears artificial, but this will be your cheapest most commonly found fabric option. Satin and silk are luxurious and offer a metallic sheen when light reflects off it—totally in this season! Velvet and chenille is all the rage right now as Old Hollywood Regency design is making a comeback.

Take a look at your home and decide if you want to update the existing elements or reinvent your home’s décor. Thankfully, pillows are lightweight and easily interchangeable, which makes your shopping trip one to look forward to! Switch out patterns and prints as the seasons change, and completely update the look and feel of any space in your home. Visit our showroom in Scottsdale and take a look at numerous fabrics, prints and patterns that are sure to change any room in your home from drab to fabulous! Have fun with it!

Why a Dreamy Bedroom Promotes Better Sleep

Your bedroom should be a place to relax and unwind. Soft and comfortable fabrics, light neutral tones, plush furniture and luxurious bedding are just a few of the necessary components needed to create an inviting and serene bedroom. Choose your overall design concept to decide on all the details, but don’t forget the luxury furniture. A bedroom should reflect the homeowner’s style; romantic getaway for two, clean and modern to match the style of the home or rugged and moody for a masculine aesthetic. Whatever the design aesthetic may be the furnishings, fabric and color scheme will answer to your chosen theme.

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The most important choice you will make when designing a dreamy bedroom is where the focal point will reside. Most homeowners choose the headboard as the main focus of the room as every other element works with the headboard. There are many different types of headboards to choose from, but to achieve a luxurious and dreamy bedroom look upholstered headboards soften the space immediately. In comparison to a wooden or iron headboard, tufted fabric headboards immediately create a sense of luxury. Headboards also add height to the space reinforcing a lavish look and feel.photo 2 (2)

Fabric choice is important when choosing the right headboard. Begin with your choice of color. Light neutral tones promote relaxation while keeping with a modern design aesthetic. A darker colored headboard will immediately draw your eyes towards it, while lighter colors blend with the rest of the room. The fabric you choose is often the most fun yet most difficult part of choosing the right headboard for your space.

Stay within your chosen aesthetic and run with it. Soft, romantic, feminine colors call for simple timeless fabrics. Classic fabric often works best in a bedroom geared towards a clean and modern design while luxurious fabrics such as velvet or suede lend towards a more ornate and over the top look and feel. A bedroom with a leather headboard is perfect for a man’s bedroom that wants to keep a classic look with a touch of elegance.

Outfitting the area around the headboard is just as important as the headboard itself. Decide what type of activities you will be doing in your bedroom. If you are the type of person who likes to work or read in bed lighting is important. Choose the right lighting for your purposes. A reading lamp that attaches to your headboard, or built in recessed lighting above the headboard will do wonders for you at night. Pendant lighting offers a clean and modern aesthetic where as table lamps come in all shapes, colors and sizes giving you ample options to choose from. La Maison Interiors has ample options to outfit your dreamy bedroom design! From classic tufted headboards to opulent canopy four post frames for a traditional look and feel you will find what you’re looking for at La Maison Interiors in Scottsdale.

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Bring Out The Glamour Girl In You

When we imagine our dream home, colors, fabric and luxury furniture come to mind. We see beautiful spaces with comfortable seating and plush surroundings. Tailoring your ideas into a workable design trend can be difficult, but we suggest beginning with your color scheme as a starting point. If you are at a loss, we have ideas to create a glamorous and dramatic space, echoing Old Hollywood aesthetics. Think shiny metallic fabric, and ornate luxury furniture with unique character for those noticeable small details.

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Creating a dramatic and glamorous look starts with your walls, and ends with your accessories. La Maison Interiors will get you started on great ideas! You want to inject glitz and glamour with the right amount of drama leaving tacky and overly ornate pieces to the wayside.. This can be a challenge, as metallic fabric and finish can appear tasteful or outdated. Balance old Hollywood glamour with modern elements to keep your space updated while infusing drama wherever possible. Begin with color. Dark moody walls paired with bright accent colors do the trick. Implement color to add visual interest to avoid too many light neutral tones. Light pinks mixed with warm gold tones will bring a hint of glamour and femininity to your space.

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A monochromatic color palette brings drama forth as its paired with, metallic furniture accents. Don’t shy away from over the top and opulent! Mix daring furniture choices with light pink, lilac or rose colored fabric to infuse glamour into any room in your home. Accessories are every girl’s favorite part of an outfit! Why not tailor your bedroom or loft with girly accessories too? Think shiny, reflective mirrors with a metallic finish! One of our favorite items is a sunburst mirror as it offers the right amount of glitz with a hint of femininity. Make mirrors the focal point of your space by creating a balance between over the top and tasteful. That is your challenge!

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Pepper contemporary elements throughout the space, but avoid patterns. Animal print and fur creates an ultra-luxurious and opulent mood, but we suggest infusing this element in small doses. When it comes to luxury furniture, the key to Hollywood glamour is mixing modern clean lines with plush fabrics like velvet and silk. Accompany opulent furniture with impressive rugs that are showy and impressive.

 

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Create a space that makes guests look from piece to piece with awe and wonder as to how you thought to pair those two items together. Don’t be afraid to show off to achieve glamour and glitz in your home. Pay attention to scale when choosing furniture, as you want to keep it small-scale.

Avoid oversized sofas and chairs because infusing femininity wherever possible will bring this style to life. Dainty curves in furniture frames with a metallic finish offer this look and feel. Old Hollywood influence is fun and easy to implement with the right luxury furniture and fabrics you will be on your way to a timeless dream home.

 

 

 

Why Transitional Design Will Make You Happier at Home

transitional4Your home is a sanctuary, a place away from the hustle of busy streets and too many people. Why not design your home with a sense of beauty and grandeur in mind? That is what transitional design can do for your home. Think modern elements with a touch of traditional luxury. Plush fabrics like chenille, velvet and ultra suede are just a few perfect fabric options for a transitional space. Comfortable furniture with warm wood accents and sophisticated clean lines fit for both you and your man make for a simple yet impressive transitional space.

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The beauty of transitional style is its versatility. Nearly all aspects transitional design can be altered to fit your personal tastes. Always choose a warm wood accent for furniture and flooring, as this will create a homey look and feel. Mix modern and traditional elements; think furniture with classic wood frames and rounded profiles for a luxurious mood. Lighting, artwork and accessories should be sophisticated and simple with a touch of minimalism. Transitional spaces often lack bright engaging colors,where this style lacks in color leaves you the chance to be creative with your choice of color, accessories and lighting.

transitional5 copyIf you love transitional design, but you have a hard time leaving bold colors and jewel tones at the wayside, we have creative ways to fuse color with transitional style trends. Think about the big picture when choosing a paint color. One accent wall can change a space immediately.Make an impression with saturated colors and jewel toned wall color. 

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Fabric is one of the easiest ways to add a dash of color. Whatever you do, think simple, classic luxury. Soft fabrics that emulate ultimate relaxation and comfort are a perfect choice. Add a pop of color using a graphic pattern or print, but make sure to choose an enlarged print, as you will want to steer clear of anything dainty or too feminine

We all love jewel tones, as they bring a feeling of royalty and luxury to a space due to the level of saturation. Steer clear of pure white as you want light neutral shades to be easy on the eyes. A good rule of thumb is to choose color based on a percentage basis; 60% of the color in a space will dominate the room while 30% is a recessive color and 10% represents the accent color of your choice. Be daring and choose a jewel tone color for one wall, preferably the smallest wall to avoid overpowering the other design elements in the space. Pairing a bold colored wall with simple light colored fabric will off set the accent wall, but you will still achieve a minimalist approach.

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Achieve transitional style  in your home with new furniture, updated fabric or a pop of color. Balance masculine and feminine sensibilities in terms of scale and size. Chairs and sofas should fit both you and your husband comfortably. Oversized chairs work wonderfully in a bedroom while armchairs in luxurious fabric are perfect for a family room. Furniture that appears too narrow, dainty or fragile often feels too feminine. Avoid metal frames, white wood and anything that appears overly modern. Avoid ornate finishes, metallics and over embellished pieces; instead opt for contemporary furniture with clean lines and warm wood accents,

Keep it simple, timeless and classic for the perfect transitional space.Visit La Maison Interiors in Scottsdale for transitional style inspiration, luxury furniture items and gorgeous fabrics to make your home a little happier this summer.

Pick The Right Fabric For Just the Right Amount of Pizzaz!

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Don’t shy away from bold and colorful fabric this year to achieve that WOW factor. Chairs are taking center stage these days. Even if your decor is transitional with cool, muted tones, consider adding that WOW factor to your room, whether it be your Great Room, Living Room, Office, or Bedroom. Upholster a chair in an exciting fabric and add visual interest to any space in your home! Think solid, brightly colored fabrics, geometrics, bright paisleys and florals with pizazz. Large floral prints, updated paisley patterns and bright colors are all the rage this summer. Why not have some fun with them?  We’re seeing a big step away from neutral or muted tones and a twist on traditional patterns and shapes.  Pick a fabric that keeps with your current aesthetic!

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We all love a little glamour in our life, but to keep a balance between gaudy and tasteful pair metallic fabric with natural materials like cotton and linen. A touch of shimmer and sheen gives every home a hint of elegance. The key to implementing metallic fabric in your home is with a light hand. The rule, less is more applies in a big way. Always choose a light metallic that catches sunlight easily. This will make the fabric shine and add dimension to a space.

Blue fabric works in almost every room of the home, but we’re seeing modern twists on traditional shades of blue. Navy and Indigo are popping up everywhere! Blue is one of the most soothing colors, but it also remains a traditional color choice. Choose a shade of blue that’s vibrant, has a large print or an accent color to accentuate a space. Too much blue can edge on nautical or even too masculine so mix blue with complimentary colors for a versatile look and feel.

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Prints are a fabulous solution if you have an aversion to solid colors. Choose a large print that draws attention and is easy on the eyes. A larger print always appears modern and updated while smaller prints appear outdated. Look for prints that are oversized or zoomed in to give off a partitioned look and feel.

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Don’t be fooled between a pattern and a print, as they are two different types of fabrics that create different moods. Patterns repeat and often add continuity to a room, where as prints are more versatile as they often include a wide range of color choices. We’re seeing unexpected color combinations and unusual prints that add visual interest when mixed with the right elements.

 

Enlarged renditions of paisley and other recognizable patterns appear contemporary versus outdated making them a perfect addition to a traditional home that has touch of modern sensibilities.

Fabric often defines our mood while we sit in the family room or bedroom, which makes it one of the most important design choices you make. Don’t shy away from color, and implement a touch of metallic wherever possible. The sheen from natural light will make it stand out immediately. Visit La Maison Interiors for more luxury furniture fabric choices fit for 2014!