The holidays have come to a close and now it’s time to celebrate a fresh new decade 2020. Start now with goal setting, renewed commitments to yourself and organized spaces. There are countless storage ideas and tools to get your spaces in tip top shape.
Focus on what works for you large or small. Try not to feel overwhelmed… one area at a time will bring harmony to your home. Don’t forget spaces like those above an overhead garage door or even under a staircase which are sometimes overlooked. There are so many ways to use spaces creatively.
If you stay on top of your organization, you may discover a new idea or tools that will have you thinking differently about your space.
Holiday storage can be a challenge. It’s all fun to get out… far less fun to put away! This space is simple, yet very effective. The uniformity of the container sizes and the labels say it all! Also, worth noting, these see-through bins are sized appropriately…. not so large that they can’t be easily handled.
Wow! Can you say clever and efficient use of a space? Not sure we would want to be in charge of the measurements and math on this one…. but what a fantastic concept! Varied drawer sizes make it a snap to group items by categories. Personal clutter can be tucked neatly away and yet still so accessible.
It’s that wonderful time of the year when we want to create warmth in our surroundings and celebrate the season. Imagine your home with simplified, holiday decorations that bring you joy. Candles scattered throughout, sparkle decor for some bling and spiced cider scents all come to mind as great options. A new centerpiece or garland greenery can make your home season ready in a snap.
Let’s welcome the fall season into our homes! Begin on the outside with decor highlighting seasonal colors. Moving inside, set the tone by adding colors of the season with an inviting throw, or perhaps a few pillows to celebrate autumn. Adding a signature fall fragrance welcomes guests from the moment they step inside. Consider using cinnamon, apple spice, gingered pear, warm vanilla or your signature favorite. Finish off your fall transition with an updated tablescape in your dining space, welcoming everyone to the fall season. Adding a new seasonal recipe or a pumpkin spice latte, to the mix, completes your fall welcome.
Feeling Fall “ish” begins at your front entry. A rustic twig grouping like this can easily be further embellished for Halloween. Try adding some beautiful seasonal planters spilling over with fall foliage or hang your favorite door wreath to greet your guests!
Plants have been a prominent feature of interior design for centuries. They make spaces more inviting, bring that all-important organic quality to a room and are all the rage! There are so many ways to incorporate plants into a design so they enhance the objects around them.
Okay, you may be thinking, I’m not a green thumb. It’s okay, we’re not either! Others of you may be thinking — I’ve been there, done that…. with the old dusty ficus tree or the overdone floral arrangement as the table centerpiece – both of which landed in the spring garage sale! Take a look at these images and see how you can rethink your indoor plants in a fresh new way!
Try adding some permanent “faux” greenery — think palms, ferns, grasses or even a bamboo plant. Add a colorful, bright orchid (fresh or faux) to your cocktail table, or place an interesting succulent on top of a stack of books on a bookshelf. Trees and taller plants can be great solutions if you are looking to add height to a room or fill an awkward space.
You can never go wrong with fresh flowers from your garden (or in our case, supermarket!) Just remember to keep the water fresh, cut stems at an angle and remove all the leaves below the water line.
We like to think of this look as “Tropical Glam”. Palm fronds definitely add a fresh statement to a room. Adding a few stems to a decorative glass vase with narrow opening is a great accessory for a bright interior.
What better way is there to make your home more appealing than to spruce up the front entryway? Start with a charming welcome mat and a fresh coat of trendy paint on the front door to give your home instant curb appeal and make it inviting to all. Then, add life and color with beautiful planters overflowing with a variety of annuals or keep it simple with a classic topiary. These simple changes will definitely put a smile on your face and a “spring” in your step.
LINK There is no feeling “blue” when you look at this front door. We love the fan-shaped glass and iron scrolled awning above. Makes us curious as to how beautiful the inside of this home must be.
LINK Don’t forget to add a doormat to your entry! They not only serve a important functional purpose of trapping the dirt outside, but also adds a stylish addition to the front door and porch area. Leave your boots on the mat!
LINK We love the simplicity of this lantern leaving these doors to be the focal point. The architecture on these doors! Pure beauty! Continue reading →
Creative Solutions for Challenging Windows; Reimagine Your Window Treatments!
We are so excited to be a local dealer for Tableaux decorative grilles and faux iron products. We invite you to look at a few photos below and we think you will see why we are thrilled to add this product to our lineup. Tableaux offers three unique product families to fit any style decor:
Faux Wrought Iron: “think classic, traditional, rustic, aged wrought iron patterns & old world styles”
Veneer: “think natural, organic Restoration Hardware design style; wood grain finishes and the look of restored wood”
Elements: “think smoother, sleeker surfaces for contemporary, modern, transitional, urban and even industrial décor”
There are limitless applications including high, clerestory or odd shaped windows, transoms, niches or recessed wall areas, exterior areas, doors, sidelights, ceilings, wall décor, screens/dividers, headboards, cabinet door accents and more. Each piece is custom built to fit any size or shape project. These grilles are lightweight, cost-effective and nonstructural. You can choose from multiple patterns or custom design your own pattern, and select a variety of finishes to enhance any color palette for both interior and exterior spaces.
Many of our clients have these transom style window configurations. It is the perfect addition to this transitional family room.
We love this modern, clean and graphic application of the decorative grilles over the doors and repeated over the range as a focal point! Continue reading →
Pantone announced its color of the year, and it’s Ultra Violet! Now, Ultra Violet may evoke images of bold bright color like the image below, but don’t let that deter you from the trend, if bold color isn’t your thing. Your use of color may vary greatly and depends on your personal preference.
In the next image, you can see the subtle nod to the Ultra Violet trend in the paint color. The otherwise neutral furnishings in this “vignette” tones down the violet.
In this final example, the use of purple is more deliberate, and the varying hues ranging from lavender to violet to deep plum help bring depth and dimension to the room. The darker plum euro pillow shams help to ground the space, and define this luxurious bed.
There are numerous ways to add Ultra Violet to your space. Whether it’s throw pillows or a soft throw blanket, art, accessories, cut flowers from the garden, lamps, or in an area rug, you can introduce the color as subtly or as boldly as you like. Don’t be afraid of color, sometimes it’s what a bland room is missing.
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We are excited to share our first Be Inspired blog post. Our goal is to inspire you, share helpful tips, and keep you up-to-date with industry trends as well as what’s happening here at PNI.
There is no shortage of inspiration out there, websites like Pinterest and Houzz, decorating sites and blogs, magazines, etc. are full of beautiful and inspiring ideas. But inspiration can literally come from anywhere; art, fashion, architecture, nature, travel, food, people. If it’s around us, it can inspire us.
At PNI, we find inspiration everywhere. If we see something that speaks to us, we usually snap a picture of it with our cell phones. Here’s a picture of one of our fabric trade showrooms, where we find a lot of our inspiration when developing a color palette. Continue reading →
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