OLD AND NEW Painted floors can become a feature in almost any room. Plain or patterned can work well with coastal design, cottage chic as well as contemporary, transitional and traditional. Wood flooring companies are coming out with their own pre-painted products now, and Florida is a perfect place to use them.
WALL PANORAMAS I’m using more wall coverings created in panels to create a design that can be lengthened or shortened according to the wall size. Elite’s “El Dorado” comes in a single roll consisting of three panels; they can be matched side to side or combined with plain wall covering to create a focal point. Photo courtesy of Elite
STYLISH ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS Finally someone has designed electrical outlets, wall switches and plates that enhance the interior designer’s finished product. The adorne collection by LeGrand offers an arrange of styles and finishes and as well as “tech wow” options such as the Pop-Out outlet.
FUN AND AFFORDABLE LIGHTING Red, pink, orange, black and white hound’s-tooth check, purple plaid, metallic gold plus many more—all are options available from Color Cord to create your own lighting. It’s affordable, fun AND practical for dorm rooms, studios and workshops as well as more sophisticated interiors. The options are controlled only by your imagination.
NEW AND OLD I’ve been crushing on Donghia’s Toulouse Air Sofa ever since seeing it in their showroom. The combination of traditional style (think camelback sofa) and modern base (think Mies van der Rohe’s Brno chair) creates a fresh look that can work in almost any interior style.