Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cluster Lighting for the Chic and Adventurous

Image via JS Interior Design Blog

When it comes to lighting, cluster lighting never fails to add depth and visual interest to a room.  Some ask, why hang one beautiful chandelier when you can hang three? (or more!)  I agree with this sentiment.  Take a look at what cluster lighting can do for a space... really quite transformative!  Get a little adventurous and try clustering your lighting to add a touch of whimsy to your home!

David Derksen Design

There are various ways you can go about creating a lighting cluster.  There are several lighting stores offering single chandeliers that create a similar effect to hanging multiple individual chandeliers. 

You can also hang a series of the same chandelier and create a set or even mix and match varying chandeliers in a cluster.  With clustered lighting you can really use your creativity. Keep reading to see my top picks for cluster lighting at the end of this post.  

Image via Pursuitist, New Zealand residence, Daniel Marshall Architects

Image via Contemporist, Design Within Reach Coral Pendant Light featured (above)

Image via LightPublic, My Style Republic

Take a look at the fab chandeliers I suggest (above) for creating that unique, clustered lighting look!

(1) Modo Chandelier - Design Within Reach (Splurge)

(2) Kichler Lighting Contemporary 8-light Chrome Mini Pendant Cluster Chandelier - Overstock.com (Budget)

(3) Galaxy Metal Ribbon Pendant Chandelier - Shades of Light (Budget)

Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Welcome to Spring!

Spring has finally sprung!  Here are a few springtime finds to get you ready for the warmer weather just around the corner.  Which of these light and bright spring picks are your favorite?  Enjoy!

1. Les Touches Aqua Pillow - Arianna Belle
2. Set of 3 Flower Cocottes with Tray - Le Creuset
3. Chevron Riviera Stools - Serena & Lily
4. Acne Ely Croco Olive Green Portfolio Clutch - Hampden
5. Caffe Woven Clutch in Turquoise - Revolve
6. Amazing Maze Wash Towel - Trina Turk
7. Vanna Crop Top & Skirt Set - Lilly Pulitzer
8. Graphic Printed Hamper - West Elm
9. Kensie Printed Lining Blazer - Macy's
10. Giselle Column Vases - Plantation Design
11. Bertazzoni 30, Gas Oven Yellow - WDC Appliances
12. Gridley Lime Pillow - Trina Turk
13. Dixin Sandals - Dolce Vita
14. Pineapple Cilantro Glass Candle - Illume

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fashion meets Design - The Series

I've been eagerly waiting to debut the newest Interiors by Jacquin series, Fashion meets Design!  Each month I will feature a guest fashion blogger or stylist who will bring their style interpretation to an interior design image that I provide for their inspiration.  Let's see what look fashion blogger Jessica Wynne was inspired to create based on this bohemian-chic bedroom design, including links to shop the look!

Image via Houzz, Annette Josephs Interior Design

Hi there! I’m Jessica Wynne, an attorney by day and the fashion blogger behind For the Love of Bubbly. I live in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and Vail, Colorado with my husband Chris (the man behind the lens) and our two dogs Sadie and Luna. For the Love of Bubbly is a creative outlet where I can share my personal style, love of fashion, travel adventures, and even photos from my recent wedding in Colorado. I am so excited to partner with Jacquin for my first post about interior design.

Image via Houzz, Annette Josephs Interior Design

Honey Punch Kimono (unavailable online, love this one) // LNA Tank Top // 

My style is somewhat eclectic. I love changing up my look – It is one of the things I love most about fashion! I like to go boho, glam, casual – But no matter what I am wearing, it is always feminine. I was so inspired by this particular room because it combines all of the different types of styles I am attracted to. The chandelier and window shades give the room a boho look. The mirror, lamp, and stools make the room glamorous. Finally, the pillows, relaxed throw, and the fact that it is a bedroom give off a casual vibe. It reminds me of a room I would see in a house in my beach town!

All of these elements inspired the look I am wearing. I styled the white and gold kimono with casual all white to mirror the colors in the room. I added the red bag for a fun pop of color, much like the pink throw and flowers. I topped the look off with one of my favorite necklaces to give it both a boho and glam look. I hope my look serves as a source of fashion inspiration for you!

So, who is loving the newest Interiors by Jacquin series, Fashion meets Design?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lenny Kravitz - An All Around Artist

You may know Lenny Kravitz as a legendary rock n' roller, but he's also an awesome designer, too!  Lenny Kravitz is a premier residential and commerical designer and founder of Kravitz Design, which has been creating beautiful and dramatic interior designs since 2003.  I've found that many of the best artists have talents in multiple art forms and this is certainly true for Lenny Kravitz.  Here's a look at the unique designs of Lenny Kravitz. 

Image via Prete-a-Reporter, Hollywood Reporter, Douglas Friedman Photography

This dramatic black and white living room, below, features one of Kravitz's favorite furniture items, Ligne Roset's "Togo" sofa.  Kravitz told Elle Decor that the Togo sofa was one of his top 9 must-have items.  He has this sofa in each of his homes, he says, simply because it's "timeless, organic, and supercomfortable."  Take a look at how he designed around the unique and comfy sofa in his Paris home below. 

Kravitz' Paris Home featuring a Ligne Roset sectional sofa, Image via Prete-a-Reporter, Hollywood Reporter

Set of The Queen Latifah Show, Desiged by Kravitz Design, Image via Kravitz Design

Kravitz Design also designed the set for The Queen Latifah Show!  (shown above and below.)  I love the dramatic, metal cut-out wall featured along the staircase.  Kravitz always gives you a punch of art and luxury in each design. You'll notice this in the next designs featured below, as well. 

Set of The Queen Latifah Show, Desiged by Kravitz Design, Image via Kravitz Design

Paramount Bay condominium building in Miami, Image via Elle Decor, Kravitz Design

Lenny Kravitz has recently teamed up with Lea Ceramiche to create a contemporary tile collection featuring their interpretation on tri-dimensional decor.  Kravitz also designs furniture, but of course!  He really is an all around artist.  I have featured one of the chair collections he collaborated on later in this post.  

Kravitz's glazed ceramic tiles for Lea Ceramiche, Image via Prete-a-Reporter, Hollywood Reporter

Kravitz's glazed ceramic tiles for Lea CeramicheImages via Prete-a-Reporter, Hollywood Reporter and Cerami Inc

Lenny Kravitz and Philippe Starck collaborate on seating for Kartell, Images via Hive

The chairs, shown above, are the product of the collaboration between Lenny Kravitz and French designer Philippe Starck.  They worked together to re-imagine the "Mademoiselle" chair of Italian furniture company, Kartell. Kravitz brought his rock n' roll approach to the design and reupholstered this chair in edgy materials like python and fur.  If you like these chairs and want to add a little rock n' roll to your home, they are currently available at Hive.  

Image via PBC Style, Kravitz Design

These are two of my favorite Lenny Kravtiz designs (above, below).  I really enjoy the mix of the bright, contemporary white furniture with the more organic wood beamed, ceiling and ethereal, cloud like quality of the lighting (above).  And as you know,  I love when sculpture art is included in residential design.  Such an artful touch!

Below, all of the patterns presented make for a unique and visually interesting dining space.  From the chevron flooring to the patterned ceiling and sunny yellow chandeliers, this room is delightfully memorable.  

Former home of Lenny Kravitz, Villa Roxie in Miami, Image via PBC Style, Kravitz Design

So, if you thought Lenny Kravitz was talented before, I'm sure you're really impressed now!  He is an artist by all standards.  I'm looking forward to seeing what Kravitz Design does next!  What do you think of his design work?

Friday, March 13, 2015

5 Recipes for Multi-Functional Furniture

Save Space and Kill Two Birds with One Stone

Today I've teamed up with CustomMade and Ghergich Connect to bring you wonderful tips for creating multi-functional furniture for your home.  CustomMade is a unique marketplace for connecting people seeking one-of-a-kind creations with professional, and passionate makers of all sorts of goods and furniture.  Ghergich Connect is an awesome infographic & content marketing company, and together we're bringing you the 5 furniture "recipes" you need to save space and kill two birds with one stone.  

When is a chair not a chair? When it’s a bookshelf, or a table, or a wall panel, or a phone charger! The multifunctional furniture renaissance is here, and it brings seemingly endless ways to re-imagine not only furniture’s function, but its form as well.
Multifunctional furniture bolsters the “less is more” attitude of the tiny-house and minimalist movements. Plus with fewer materials, it can also be a sustainable alternative to traditional furnishings. And today’s modern designs have a little something for everyone. 
Furniture that changes shape on a whim to match different needs is a fun conversation starter. But for some people, a piece that pulls double duty is legitimately beneficial, if not necessary to their lifestyles.  Take a look at these "recipes" for multi-functional furniture at home.  Perfect for exploring the benefits of doing more with less!

1.  Coffee table to Entryway Bench

2. Bookcase to Workstation

3. Crib to Desk

4. Dresser to Bathroom Vanity

5. Kitchen Cart to Dining Room Bar
By making a few small changes, your furniture can pull double duty, accomplishing more with less and ultimately saving money.  Innovations in furniture design play right into these trends and inspire the world to consider: What could we do, if we did more with less?

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Etsy Eight

1. Abstract Painting Print - Siiso

2. Wall-hanging Heart Succulent Garden - Succulent Wonderland

3. Exotic Kingwood Bowl - Nelson Wood

4. Custom Family or Couple Portrait Illustration with Silver Leaf Crest - Micki Kole

5. Silk Spring Tulip Wreath for front door - Elegant Wreath

6. Natural Mongolian Lamb Fur Bench - Furz11

7. Water Resistant Natural Cherry Wood Watch - Dreamy Wood Watch

8. Nautical Octopus Illustration Print - Nautical Nell

Monday, March 9, 2015

Bringing luxury to laundry

Need a reason to get excited about doing laundry?  How about a chic and spacious laundry room!  These laundry rooms help me to remember that doing laundry can be luxurious, or at least a pleasant experience, if you're in the right setting and using the right tools!  A well-designed laundry room along with luxurious laundry detergent and top of the line fabric softener will do the trick! 

Image via Atlanta Homes

The wallpaper in this Atlanta Homes feature is just stunning!  Giving yourself something pretty to look at while working on laundry will help you in your enjoyment of laundry tasks.  If you live in a space where wallpaper isn't feasible, you can always bring in wall art, photos and colorful plants to transform your laundry room into a pleasant oasis to get things done in.  

Coastal home on Prince Edward Island, Image via Style at Home, Susan Snow Design, Stacey Van Berkel Photography

Image via Hunted Interior, Tamara Magel Interior Design

I love the colors in this vibrant laundry room!  This would definitely be a boost when pushing through that last load.  I would definitely consider a fun, graphic wallpaper in my laundry room. 

(Left) Image via Style Me Pretty, Christine Dovey styling, Ashley Capp Photography (Right) Image via Details and Design

You can't go wrong with a colorful washer and dryer!  So many bright options are available now.  Opting out of the standard white washer and dryer set and going with a bold pop of color will likely be a welcome change to your laundry routine.  

Image via Style at Home, Nam Dang-Mitchell Design, Stacey Van Berkel Photography

A clean, neutral laundry room featuring the natural beauty of plants and flowers will also add a bit of life to your laundry space.  This is an easy addition we can all make, and I bet it will make a difference!

Products to help bring luxury to your laundry time all in lovely scents:

Friday, March 6, 2015

A Sneak Peek...

It's Friday, the sun is shining, and I have a sneak peek to reveal to you today! I've been working to make improvements to the Interiors by Jacquin brand and website and I'm excited to show you a bit of what I've been working on.  I've teamed up with awesome illustrator Natalia Hubbert to bring my interior design vision to life... or to illustration rather, but a stunning illustration it is!  I began to design my interiors vignette by developing an inspiration board, which I provided to Natalia.  Take a look at how my work went from inspiration to illustration! 

So what do you think?  I just love it!  Natalia did an amazing job.  Stay tuned to see what I have in store with this awesome illustration and more!  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pretty New Tile from Fireclay Tile co.

Hi Everyone!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  I was excited to learn that Fireclay Tile has introduced a new tile line that is absolutely stunning! Whether you're considering tile for your kitchen backsplash, flooring, bath, or other, you're sure to find a unique and gorgeous option in Fireclay Tile's new Sakura collection!  Their fantastic Instagram page will have you dreaming of these pretty tiles for days too. 

As you can see, Fireclay Tile's Instagram page is filled with more beautiful tile inspiration.  I love that we get to see a behind the scenes peek at how these tiles are made (below). Fireclay Tile's entire Sakura collection is hand-painted in a wide range of patterns and colors. 

These richly hued turqouise tiles really make this kitchen pop!  I'm definitely feeling inspired to go big with color when it comes time to custom design my custom kitchen. Anyone else loving this bold and bright tile looks as much as I am?
Would you give Fireclay Tile's new Sakura collection a try?  Where would YOU use this fantastic tile?