Mark your calendars!

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Right before we moved out of our old house, One Kings Lane came down from New York to photograph it! It is so fun to see the house we were in for a long time captured by the talented photographer, Lesley Unruh. The full tour will go live on One Kings Lane this coming Monday, August 29th, so mark your calendars! Not only will we be doing a house tour, but I am also having a Tastemaker Tag Sale, so a lot of the items from our old house that you’ll see throughout the home tour will be for sale, including the coveted black throw pillows with Greek key trim that I would always get so many inquiries about anytime I’d post them on Instagram. I’ll be back on Monday with a full tour of never-before-seen-images. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Dissecting the Details: Scott Yetman

Hi everyone! Nancy of Marcus Design blog here, happy to be back with the Dissecting the Details series today. I love to showcase the work of Canadian designers with you, as I myself am a Canadian, and this time around I am looking at the work of Montréal-based Scott Yetman. His spaces are an impeccable study of layered neutrals with the perfect mix of modern and traditional. Here are four key elements I find that Scott consistently uses in his living room designs:
Let’s start with the backdrop; there really isn’t a single space I’m showing you today with color on the walls. Scott chooses warm whites, panelling, coffered ceilings, dentil mouldings, and built in shelving to create interest on an otherwise blank canvas.
On top of the white & neutrals, Scott will add color in a very restrained way. Typically in tiny dashes here and there through artwork, pillows and other textiles. Notice his favorite go-to hues are Hermès orange and classic blue & white.
 I like that there is a ‘centre of attention’ in Scott’s living room designs. It seems to often be the fireplace that all of the furniture surrounds, but if no fireplace exists he masterfully ‘hides’ the TV in a curated gallery wall.
This has to be my favorite element of all 4, the antiques Scott mixes with his modern furnishings. If you begin to look closely you will surely notice every room contains at least one beautiful warm wood antique piece. And just look at that black fireplace surround!! There’s simply nothing that could bring more life and personality to a room than an antique piece, I often tell my hubby that if I was rich I’d have one stand out antique in every room of the house!Hope you enjoyed this installment, until next time!
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LDV Style Guide: Pretty Tops Under $150

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{Lauren Santo Domingo in a Striped, Off the Shoulder Top at the Paris Couture Shows | Photography via WWD}

Pretty, feminine tops have been so sought after for the past few seasons. Designers like Rosie Assoulin, Johanna Ortiz, Caroline Constas have been showing them for several seasons now. If you’d like the look without the investment, I have rounded up some pretty tops with some of the of-the-moment details– off the shoulder silhouettes, ruffles, and statement sleeves that will deliver the look under $150! Which top is your favorite?

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{1. Pixie Market Off the Shoulder Balloon Top | 2. Endless Rose Lace Flutter Top | 3. Style Mafia Mae Top | 4. Do + Be Eloise Striped Off the Shoulder Top | 5. ONE by Stylekeepers Modern Vintage Top | 6. Style Mafia Cecile Top | 7. Style Mafia Finn Top | 8. Pixie Market Striped Ruffled Sleeve White Tee | 9. Endless Rose Belle Blouse | 10. MLM Label Essential Top}

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Paloma Contreras Design is Hiring!

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Paloma Contreras Design is a small, high-end residential interior design firm in Houston, Texas. Our work has been published nationally in House Beautiful, Domino, Luxe, and Traditional Home. We are currently seeking a part-time project coordinator to join our dynamic team. This position will start out as part-time with 15-30 hours per week, but can grow into a full-time position.

The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience at an interior design firm. Applicants must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and should have great multi-tasking and problem-solving skills. The ideal candidate is articulate in both verbal and written communication and possesses style and professionalism in keeping with that of our firm. The ideal candidate should be able to work in a fast-paced environment and should be a self-starter as we may work remotely from time to time.

Day-to-Day Duties will Include, but are not Limited to:

-Assisting Principal with organization and logistics of projects, including tracking client budgets, purchases, and delivery/installation schedules

-Working from proposal phase through project completion to ensure seamless process for Principal and client up to installation

-Creation of client proposals, purchase orders, and invoices

-Managing ordering process by analyzing lead times & placing purchase orders with vendors

-Expediting: Tracking orders from purchase order to shipping and arrival date- work with vendors and our warehouse to ensure items arrive as specified. Handling any issues in a timely manner prior to installation.

-Scheduling installations with clients

-Assisting with office tasks per Principal’s request

Requirements:

-Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, is required. Accounting knowledge is helpful. Experience with Studio Webware, AutoCAD, or Photoshop is a plus.

– Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience preferred

– Must be extremely detail oriented and have the ability to prioritize and manage complex projects while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment

– Ideal candidate is reliable, self-motivated, and willing to learn both independently and in a team setting

– The ideal candidate will have at least 1- 2 years experience in the design industry or related field

-Salary commensurate with experience

This position has opportunity for  growth as our firm continues to grow. Please send cover letter and resume to paloma@palomacontreras.com.

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