11 Sep

Interior Design: Southborough, MA: Traditional to Transitional Style Decor

Southborough was founded as a result of breaking away from Marlborough in a similar way to Westborough. It is made up of the smaller villages of Cordaville, Fayville, and Southville. Southborough has long been a town of desire to live in due to its natural beauty and peace that has not built up with corporate businesses as much as its neighbors.

Southborough Interior Design styles tend to be more traditional that some of of the other towns of Worcester County such as Shrewsbury. European Styles are popular in the choice of fabrics such as French Country Toile de Jouy. Draperies preferences tend more often to be full and luxurious with embellishments, tassels or trims. They can range from a very traditional Tassel Fringe to a more modern geometric tape trim.

Clients with larger homes tend to have a room that will often be fun, colorful & eye catching. Palm Prints tend to be a popular choice for Window Treatments and accent pillows. Pillows are one of the best ways to change the decor, style and feeling of a room quick with little commitment & minimal investment.

banana palm

09 Sep

Interior Design: Shrewsbury, MA Modern Classic Style Decor

As we get ready to celebrate 35 years of Interior Design and Window Treatments In central Massachusetts (and beyond), We have decided to take a look back and think about how each town of Metro West has a unique sense of its own style.

The Town of Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727 and  was named for Shrewsbury, England. It was settles as a Suburban town of Worcester from the start. Lake Quinsigamond  brought a summer resort population as well as the White City Amusement Parks that had come out of the Chicago’s World Fair.

We have worked with hundreds if not thousands of clients from Shrewsbury over our 35 years in metro west. While the design style is generally classic, Clients have enjoyed using accessories that have a whimsy sophisticated twist. A blend of vintage & modern, mixing and matching textures has been a popular trend in fabric selection.

shrewsbury, ma interior design 2Shrewbury, MA Design Styles:

  • Custom Window Treatments in Formal Dining & Living Rooms are very popular
  • Styles include classic tailored drapes, Roman Shades, Duette Shades, & Board Mounted Valances.
  • Fabrics choses are often transitional – including modern damasks, textures, geometrics, & wovens.
  • While monochromatic can be popular for some, Shrewsbury loves color too!
  • shrewsbury has a great juxtaposition of modern, classic & sophisticated Whimsy.
  • Clients often enjoy taking successful personal design risks to challenge their own sense of style!

Shrewsbury, ma interior designA bay window has individual roman shades with full length drapery panels on a decorative rod with drapery hooks. The style is midway from formal to casual. There is a focus on architectural details while being a clean neat layered look.

 

 

 

07 Sep

Classic Scalamandre Wallpaper: Prancing Zebra’s

The prancing zebra’s were created by Scalamandre in 1945 for Gino of Capri restaurant in New York City in the radiant red background. As the pattern evolved, it has become the most popular signature wallpaper pattern that represents Scalamandre. Over the years the design house has updated the offerings of colorways in both wallcovering & fabric. Shown below is our favorite color that is currently available in Silver and black!

Scalamandre zebra wallpaper

Scalamandre Wallpaper: Prancing Zebra wallcovering in Silver & black

04 Sep

Thibaut design -Wallpaper & fabric Summer Sale

Thibaut design offers some of the best values and design in Wallcovering, Wallpaper, & fabric for Interior Design Their patterns vary from beautiful textures to statement prints. While September has arrives, we are savoring the end of summer with a sale on all Thibaut design fabrics & wallpapers.

Below is a pattern from the new Trade Routes Collection by Thibaut Design. The pattern below: Goa Wallpaper is available in six gorgeous colorways.

Our Thibaut Sale will run from September 1 until the end of the month.

Contact us for pricing and availability!

Thibaut tradewinds collection

Beautiful Blue Palms from Thibaut Design! a great wallpaper to add color and style to your room!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 Aug

John Robshaw Textiles @ NYnow show

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John Robshaw bedding at NYnow Show

The Javitz center hosted the 2015 Summer NYNOW gift & home decor trade show. Decor has been attending this show since the early 90s. For us, the more we are able to see product after product, we learn about price points, new manufacturing possibilities and a constant update of evaluating style, price, & quality. Decor Strives to bring the finest products with the best value…curating for our customer. One such line that we have enjoy seeing develop over the last decade is John Robshaw Bedding. The line has continually added textures, block printed fabrics, beautiful decorative pillows and luxurious duvets. The John Robshaw bedding collection offers great choices in patterns, prints & colors for making a statement bed. Its perfect for mixing and matching with patterns from Duralee, Kravet, Schumacher, or our signature stock fabrics. We encourage you to come and visit our shop for great ideas!

 

 

 

 

21 Aug

Interior design Elements: Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important elements of Interior Design beucase it server both the purpose of aesthetics as well as functionality. Lighting must assist in giving a space the proper amount of light and mood for the designated purpose of a space.

A statement chandlier whether modern or traditional can become the focal point of a space. The solid gray walls and simple neutral moldings help to showcase the art!

Chihuly Chandelier

a beautiful custom piece of art by artist Dale Chihuly

 

duck lamp

A table lamp to make one smile! If you got it, flaunt it!