Hello everyone, Nancy of Marcus Design here to share a Dissecting the Details post with you today. Alexa Hampton has long been on my favorites list, and I love to study her vignettes and styling of the spaces she creates. Looking at her living room designs, I find 3 key characteristics she consistently utilizes that help create her signature style which I would describe as luxe, well traveled, and collected over time. Here are the 3 features:
Hello LDV readers! Nancy of Marcus Design blog here with a Dissecting the Details installment to share with you. Today I’m looking at all of the lovely elements that Ashley Whittaker implements in her living spaces. These rooms are areas where family & friends congregate and I appreciated how much Ashley leaves no detail unconsidered. Here are 4 key aspects to Ashley’s living room designs:
I had to make mention that while Ashley uses and mixes several bold patterns, notice how they still create an overall soft and soothing palette? That’s testament to her keen eye and ability to design inviting and welcoming spaces. I love her use of blues of course and she often pairs it will lovely shades of green. These truly are spaces you would want to linger in!
There you have it, four design strategies that Ashley utilizes in her stunning work. Be sure to hop over to see more of her extensive portfolio here. Until next time!
Hi everyone, Nancy of Marcus Design here sharing another installment of Dissecting the Details with you. Montréal-born and now New York-based interior designer Garrow Kedigian has his roots in traditional design while still looking forward to what is innovative and new. His New York apartment, which once belonged to Fred Astaire, holds all the glamour it once did when originally built in 1908, thanks to Garrow’s attention to detail. Let’s take a look at some of the features that Garrow tends to use in his living and dining room designs. Here are 4 key elements I find he consistently employs in these spaces:
Hello everyone! Nancy of Marcus Design blog here to share a Dissecting the Details post with you today. I’m excited to be looking at the work of Dallas-based interior designer Cathy Kincaid, and more specifically how she pulls together the most stunning bedroom retreats. These rooms really exude a chic and cozy feel that would have me wanting to stay in bed all day. Let’s dissect four key features that Cathy consistently implements:
Hello lovely LDV readers! Nancy of Marcus Design here, and happy to be sharing my latest Dissecting the Details with you. Ever since seeing Suzanne Kasler’s stunning display at High Point this year, I have had her gorgeous living rooms on my mind. So today I thought it would be fun to look into what Suzanne tends to do that makes these rooms as amazing as they are. I’ve come up with 4 key elements that I am attracted to in her spaces. Let’s dissect:
Solid, tape trimmed, or patterned fabric – I adore the use of drapery as a major player in Suzanne’s living room designs. They create such a lush feel and highlight the dramatic windows and french doors so perfectly. These rooms really would not be the same without the window treatments!
This is probably the feature that had me drooling the most when it came to Suzanne’s High Point display. She expertly curates the most amazing art walls, with a mix of metal frames, different matting, and neutral colors overall.
Powder blues, creams, and whites are Suzanne’s signature palette. Many of her spaces, as seen in the one directly above, utilize varying undertones of beige as the perfect backdrop for layering on subtle colors. Her tip is that “using a neutral base allows you to start adding layers of color, like my orange Christopher Spitzmiller lamps and the orange tray on the cowhide ottoman.”
This is another favorite element of mine; in a perfect way to create interest in a room, Suzanne displays console and side table vignettes even to the far corners of the room. Beloved objects, collections, and art get special treatment here. These types of groupings are often reserved for the entry way but it’s a lovely treat to have them in a room you spend more time sitting in!
That’s four of the special touches I see Suzanne consistently utilized in her spaces, did you notice any other favorite elements? To see more from her extensive portfolio, hop here to her website, and here to a previous Dissecting the Details focused on Suzanne’s entry ways. Until next time!