Spend More Time OutdoorsThe weathers finally heating up, and who wants to spend this precious time of the year indoors? In today’s piece we’re going to talk about turning those outside or semi-outdoor hangout spots to feel fresh and stylish. Nobody wants to sit on some rickety rubber chairs or compromise comfort and style. We’ve gathered a couple pieces from our shop that we think can add some seasonal flare to the deck, patio, or backyard.
Old becomes NewAn activity that has been on the rise as of lately among crafters and designers is vintage renewal, or repurposing. For any of those confused we’ll elaborate. It is when you take something old, and possibly without much use or out of date style, and add a touch of craft or modernity giving it new life or purpose. The practice is becoming more and more popular as the desire to not waste, or support cheap unethical creation becomes more center stage.
Unique FlareDesigner and lifestyle enthusiast Matthew Williamson recently posted some photos of vintage arm chair he had repurposed. Using hot pink paint, and upholstery fabric from Osborne and Little. What sounds like it could potentially be a hot disaster, actually created something of some high appeal with a bit of a controversial style. We’ll let you be the judges, pictures below.
It’s EasyFor those looking for the sofa of their dreams, here is a definitive guide on how to complete the process on our website. In the modern design world, it only makes sense that your furniture would be custom tailored to your exact liking. Personality in design is important for creating a space that truly feels like home. It’s extremely easy and the best option if you’re looking to make this important piece of furniture your very own.
1. Find your SofaTo begin, simply browse our sofa selection by clicking on the furniture tab, and dropping down to sofas. Alternatively, you can click here to view our sofa section. You can filter by different categories to narrow your search, such as styles, finish, material, and price to ensure its exactly what’s needed for you or your client.
2. Customize the OptionsOnce you’ve found your desired piece, select the optimal size for your design space or room. Depending on the item, there might be more customization options. For this Duralee sofa, you can choose a custom finish, and size.
3. Find a FabricThe last step for customizing your sofa/seating option is picking the fabric for the upholstery. You can select a fabric of the same manufacturer, or you can choose any of the designer fabrics available on our site. Just make sure that the end-use is tailored for upholstery. After you add the sofa to your cart, just add the required amount of fabric to the cart as well. We’ll take care of the rest.
You’re all setIt’s that simple, if you need any help with the process feel free to call us and talk to our team. We’re always here to help. Until next time!
Stripes are TimelessWith a style that is as classic as they come, stripes have a rich history in all design elements through out time, and they are here to stay. However, as time goes on designers and stylists have come up with new ways to rework the traditional stripe into modern and intriguing applications. In today’s piece we’ll be highlighting a few different stripe iterations that are anything but basic. If any of the presented fabrics peak your interest, simply click the image or swatch to learn more.
Schumacher’s IterationsThe Wave by Schumacher Fabric is a simple abstract print that depicts high contrast stripes in a rippled fashion. It’s not a complicated or intricate pattern, but the look of this fabric is truly eye-catching. Pictured is the chocolate colorway in a golden brown and light cream. For those looking for something more plain, there is a black and white rendition and a few others that will be linked below.
Flame StitchA flame stitch, which is another word for ‘Bargello’ means a type of embroidery in woven fabrics that produces a flame like effects to the striping colors. The Valkyrie flame stitch is an excellent example of this technique and a great way to incorporate some unconventional stripe related fabrics into your upholstery. Similar to a chevron pattern, this abstract mix of colors is very appealing to the senses.
Andrew Martin’s Boho InfluenceThe newest addition to Kravet Fabric is this earthy and vibrant collection of bohemian and morocco inspired textiles. Gathering from local and off shore locations, this unique curation of prints can find a soft spot in anybody’s home. Some strong focal points of the collection include clay tones such as brick, bronze, and touches of sand stone. The patterns and motifs all fall within a similar umbrella of trends and styles that make for excellent pairing and matching of fabrics. We’re going to dive into the different textiles of this collection regarding their style and use.
Patterns within the Andrew Martin collection:
- Friendly Folk
- Psycho Sprig
Lee Jofa Fabric’s interpretationThis pattern from Groundworks Fabric features a highly textured and detailed portrayal of rich gem tones mixed with warm and cool brushstroke like stripes. This abstract print features the silhouettes of butterflies scattered through out. In addition to this wildly colorful print, there is also a more cool and neutral rendition available.
Designers Guild Fabric’s interpretation
Modern Business & Retail Spaces are ChangingThat once highly beloved and glamourous all white walls with pipes hanging from the ceiling is feeling less chic by the minute, and more like a lack of effort as business and start up stores continue to rise up. The companies and spaces that stand out in 2019 have a personality and an identity. We’ve found that an effective and easy way to add a large amount of personality to a space is, you guessed it, wallpaper. Borrowing from some of our bold and statement wallpaper brands such as Cole and Son wallpaper and Osborne and Little wallpaper, you can add just about any type of personality or personal touch to your space with their expansive selection of statement wallcoverings.
A few Great ExamplesBelow we’ll post a couple statement papers in room shots to give you a feeling of how powerful the wallpaper in a room truly is.
Redefining the ‘Traditional Floral Wallpaper’The newest addition to Designers Guild Wallpaper is The Edit – Flowers Wallpaper Volume 1, a vast collection of botanical and nature inspired wallcoverings. Using their water colour inspired style and soft neutrals mixed with muted jewel tones, they have perfected the artistry of floral wallpapers. We’re going to be dissecting all these brand new wallpaper, you can click on any of the swatches of a pattern that peaks your interest to learn more or get an order started. Let’s dive in.
“Originally, I hated this Apartment”Welcome to Caitlin Mociun’s 917 square foot Brooklyn condo. Mociun currently resides here with her husband Tammer Hijazi. Mociun originally purchased this stripped down apartment in 2015, after a year she moved in, but she didn’t get to decorating straight away. “I typically tried to avoid décor the incorporated color, so the couch was a bit of surprise for me”, Mociun jokes. She took what we like to call an ‘organic’ approach to decorating. Instead of trying to plan the entire condo’s décor and design straight away, she built it’s design and structure piece by piece. Using this method, the space has a sense of style and character that can’t be achieved by any interior designer, it’s a home that tells a story of Caitlin and her taste. Using her eye for design, Mociun has collected a number of artful accessories from all over, not just home décor stores, hardware stores, flea markets, you name it, you can find gems just about anywhere. Check out the rest of the shots of their space below.
Welcome to The French RivieraThe newest addition to Lee Jofa Fabric from Suzanne Kasler takes you into the Côte d’Azur. Imagine you are touring the gorgeous French coastal plains, the lights, the culture, the cabaret bar, fine wine, and dining. This collection takes you there with it’s nods to the culture and color schemes found abroad. The bliss of beach living are notable within this collection’s patterns and soft coloring. We’re going to be going over all the patterns and color ways of this Lee Jofa showcase, if you need more information click on any of the swatches or just give us a call. Let’s dive in.
Patterns within the Riviera Collection:
- Avignon Print
- Cannes Print
- Cap Ferrat Stripe
- Cassis Stripe
- Marie Print
- Monaco Print
- St Croix Stripe
- St Tropez Print
Timeless Florals just in time for SpringClarence House Fabric has released a new Jean Monro fabric showcase: the Ramm, Son and Crocker collection. If you’re seeking new spirited flower inspired prints, you’re in luck! The RS&C Collection utilizes bright and joyful colors of spring such as a wide range of rose and blush tones, emerald and jade hues, and many more. We’re going to be diving into these patterns and breaking them down. If you desire any of these traditional florals, click on the swatch or color way to gain more information or get your order started.
Patterns within Ramm, Son & Crocker Collection:
- Les Chataignes
- Spring Bouquet
- Peony Trail
Space Divider Design, Done RightIn the modern day, not everyone has quite as much space as they’d like. With careful placement and modern execution, you can turn one space, into a multi-space. Sometimes a larger space with less purpose isn’t what you need in a home. With apartment and condominium living on the rise, we’re highlighting some excellent ways to organize your living space and maximize your time at home. Dividers come in many shapes, sizes, and styles. You can use large accessories strategically placed, or scenic artful dividers from different interior design brands we carry on our shop. Continue reading “Separation is Key – Modern Room Dividing trends”
Traditional Style with a Modern Take – CevennesThe newest addition to Brunschwig And Fils Fabric is the Cevennes collection. Using traditional and vintage styles, Brunschwig has updated them with modern colorways, and present day flare. Inside the collection you’ll find a vivid mix of oriental inspiration, animal prints, damask motifs, and classic florals. For those looking for high luster and texture, there is also velvet options in a wide range of colors.
Patterns within Cevennes Collection:
- Poivre Damask
- Savanne Velvet
- Daffodil and Vine
- Avera Print
- Cevennes Print
- Bombay Ikat
- Nizam Cotton Print
- Fabriano Cotton & Linen Print
- Gillian’s Zebras
- Chinese Leopard Toile
“L.A. Design Concepts is truly a priceless resource”Words spoken straight from our satisfied clients. L.A. Design Concepts has had the pleasure of serving so many clients worldwide. Ranging from fabric, wallpaper, accessories, to designer furniture our platform and staff are dedicated to ensuring your design project is perfect. We’re starting a new highlight on our blogs featuring our satisfied clients who have given us permission to share the results of their new spaces.
Our Clients have an Eye for DesignWith one of the largest selections of fabric, wallpaper, and furniture online, it is astounding what you can design using our products. We have been sourcing DIY designers for over a decade. This beautiful home in New York belongs to one of our client’s Mariam. Here’s what she had to say about working with us to source her project:
“L.A. Design Concepts is truly a priceless resource. I have been working with Matthew Conaway at L.A. Design Concepts this past year and I am thrilled. This has been the perfect solution for clients who know exactly what they want in furnishings. Matthew has been extremely professional and meticulous with the whole ordering and delivery process. He is also alway available with suggestions and is a great sounding board for design conundrums. I was having a hard time ordering the right dining table in particular and he was very patient and also very helpful with various options available. I am looking forward to working with the firm for many renovations to come!”We are your personal buying service for any designer furniture pieces. Above we have listed some of the brands we source for our clients. Get into contact with us if you are looking to begin your own DIY Design project, we can source your pieces to ensure it is flawless. Until next time!
Explore Flora, a Floral Showcase from Grey WatkinsGrey Watkins, one of the iconic labels under Scalamandre Fabric, has released their newest array of multi-use fabrics. The Flora collection is filled with subtle floral inspirations into classic patterns that have a wide variety of versatility. Vivid meadow and spring time field tinted tones with a mixture of the calming blue sky are large color inspirations for the collection, including the hues of the blooms that inhabit those fields. Let’s dive into the patterns, if any of these textiles intrigue you, simply click on the room shot, or the swatch for more information.
Patterns within the Flora Collection:
- Alder Stripe
- Dash & Dot Print
- Elodie Weave
- Plein Air Ombre
- Raine Weave
- Sybilla Bouquet
- Walden Weave
Gorgeous New fabrics in Color of the Year: Living CoralWe are now 3 months into 2019, and the Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral is alive and all around. The newest collection from Grey Watkins: Flora fabrics carries eccentric new patterns in this vibrant shade. We’re going to be highlighting just a few fabrics you can easily incorporate into your space. Continue reading “Grey Watkins Fabric – Rock the Color of the Year”
Modern & Moroccan InspiredThe newest addition to Schumacher Fabric is a richly cultured collection filled with deep inspiration from Moroccan color schemes and history. Using a wide range of clay like earth tones, deep reds, sultry navy blues, and some monochromatic takes. The motifs within the fabrics include a diverse array of stripes, paisley/damasks, and heathered subtle textures. We’re going to be dissecting each pattern within this smaller collection, you can click on the swatch or color way if you want to learn more about that fabric or pattern. Let’s dive in.
Patterns within Primitive Beauty collection:
- Buena Vista
- Corfu Stripe
- Piedmont Chenille
- Rhodes Stripe
A Whimsical Array of Botanic StylesCole and Son Wallpaper‘s new collection full of gorgeous florals and scenic foliage has swept us off our feet. These modern portrayal of classic floral and foliage inspired styles is refreshing and fun. This collection includes wallpaper and by the panel styles that can transform the walls of your home into natures idyllic paradise. You’ll notice a mixture of different inspirations and concepts. Let’s dive right in.
Patterns within this collection:
- Sweet Pea
Cole and Son’s Allium is a collection of long sprouted flowers and dandelions hiking up your walls, this pattern resembles a stripe but with a refreshing twist. Continue reading “Cole and Son Wallpaper – Botanical Botanica”
Finding the Right Nature Wallcovering for YouWhen choosing a wallpaper or wallcovering for the bedroom, bathroom, living room, or just about any room, there is a lot of aspects and traits of those papers that go into consideration. In today’s piece we’ll be figuring out the perfect nature, foliage, or scenic forest print that’s perfect for you. With nature being such a prominent and influential aspect of life, its only natural that you’d want to bring it’s presence inside your home as décor. We’ll be covering three different types of foliage inspired wallpapers that all have a different draw to their looks, and provide their own unique atmospheres for your personal design project. Lets dive in.
Classic Green HuesLeaves and nature are typically green in the peak of their existence, there is something vibrant and refreshing about their appearance. Surprisingly these varying shades of emerald and jade provide the same feelings of refreshment inside your home. Pictured above are two different Cole & Son wallpapers, you’ll notice these expressive prints are excellently paired with rustic earth tones and neutrals like silver, black, and white.
Abstract ColoringFor those still wanting the geometric patterns and shapes found only within nature’s curves, but want something with a bit more personality there are excellent unique colorways. This blue and white rendition of fanning palms gives off a formal and serene atmosphere perfect for relaxation. When working with blue and white, you’ll find its very easy to pair furniture and décor with. You can use similar shades, or complete opposites, as this combo works in unison but doesn’t take away from other elements.
MonochromaticThe symmetry and line work in this particular panel looks like an art scroll done in classic dark ink coloring. When choosing monochromatic black and white walls, you can use any palette of color for the rest of the décor. It is definitely the most versatile out of all the wall coverings. Nature portrayed in black and white has a very classic look to it that is timeless in style and lasting. The details of trees and florals are among the top used in most interior design projects for good reason.
FreshIf you think you’re feeling the nature vibes of these botanical papers you can easily click their corresponding room shot to learn more information about the wallpaper. If you think you’re warming up the idea, you can click here to view all of our nature inspired wallpapers, and refine it down to something that feels more you. Give it a try!
Canyonside LuxuryThe newest addition of multi-purpose textile from Ralph Lauren Fabric is inspired by the lush Canyons of Sonoma Valley located in California. Within this collection you’ll find a wide variety of rich and robust earth tones inspired by the land and hills that encompass this gorgeous area. A wide collection of damasks, stripes, and rich and intricate paisleys that are excellent for upholstery will be found within as well. We’re going to dissect all the new patterns, possible use, and showcase some room shots highlighting this rustic new collection.
Patterns within Sonoma Valley collection:
- Addison Denim
- Alessandria Damask
- Anacapri Embroidery
- Antibes Matelasse
- Anton Stripe
- Apsley House Emberoidery
- Better Floral Pique
- Birchside Ottoman
- Canyon Linen Burlap
- Elmshaven Floral
- Ezra Damask
- Frances Embossed Damask
- Ginevra Embroidery
- Holm Oak Damask
- Les Baux Damask
- Rustique Linen Texture
- Snell Creek Toile
- Tanaro Weave