Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March Design Inspiration

Dear Friends:

Starting this month, Magnolia Design Studios is instituting a new design series: "Monthly Design Inspiration". This will be accessible from not only my blog, but also my Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

The concepts for the March Design Inspiration come from my most recent visit to the DC Design Center and from this weekend's Maryland Home & Garden Show in Timonium.  Magnolia Design Studios shared a booth with Canton Kitchens at this past weekend's show. We spent time talking with lots of new people and soaking in all the new trends for Spring. To summarize the weekend in one word: COLOR! The gardens displayed big bold color at the show. The same was true of the textiles at the DC Design Center. 

Needless to say, all of this gets my creative juices flowing and so I thought I would show you an idea of a room inspired from one of the most beautiful fabrics I have ever seen. This Stark floral fabric is a loop and cut, soft pile. I would use this as accent pillows and/or a chair in a contemporary room. Pair this will the black and white zebra area rug and place this modern red sofa with chrome base in the mix. Paint the walls a lime green like that found in the leaves of the textile or a crisp white. Drop a modern chrome chandelier in the center and there you have it! An amazingly fun and sophisticated room!

What inspires you? 

By the way - the sofa is currently in stock at Magnolia Designs.