New Interior Design Trend: Lamps that Light Up Inside

It is always exciting when something new in interior design comes along. Being a Los Angeles designer, I see everything. It is hard to surprise me! But I am delighted to find these new lamps that light up inside. Light Up Lamps These lamps are so exciting. My clients can’t stop snapping them up. They…

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The Color Purple in Interior Design

As an interior designer in Los Angeles I am always looking for new inspiration and new color stories to update the furniture and accents in clients’ homes. The color grey has been trending in home design for quite a while. Grey can be accented with a variety of colors. Some clients keep it all neutral…

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Copper Accents in Interior Design

As a Los Angeles interior designer I spent 3 days at the Las Vegas furniture show looking for new merchandise and new trends. One of the trends I saw in several of the showrooms was metal copper accents. It looks best as accessories like boxes and frames. Or copper accent tables. It looks new and fresh, especially…

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Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone color of the year – Marsala Marsala – The New Color of the Year A few months ago, Pantone announced the color of the year this year is Marsala. Sometimes this pronouncement is valid and sometimes not. Previously, the color of the year was supposed to be Emerald, but it never really caught on. Marsala, however,…

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Microfiber Velvet – The Best New Fabrics in a Long Time

A few years ago, there appeared in the market two constructions of microfiber velvet. They have changed the way people choose fabrics and colors for their sofas. Customers with real lives, kids and pets, and let’s face it even adults can spill and soil furniture, can finally choose colors that are what they love instead…

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Blue and White in Interior Design

Decorating with blue and white in interior design is probably the most classic color scheme that exists. It goes back to Chinese ceramics and porcelains that were imported into Europe for stylish interiors as early as the 17th century. The designs were a mix of Chinese, Islamic and European influences. Here you see an array of porcelain…

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Grasscloth in Interior Design

Let’s talk about grass cloth in interior design. It’s been around for centuries, but its last popular era was the 70’s. As wallpaper, in solid it can be less of a commitment than a pattern. What it does is add color and texture to a room either as an accent wall or all the walls…

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