Today we feature a Srote & Co project, completed in 2019, that represents the partnership between our architectural and interior design divisions. Srote & Co is proud to have been involved in this project from inception through completion. The result is Ladue Grand Rue, a truly custom residence that reflects our client and their lifestyle. Architecture and Interior Design by Srote & Co Architects and built by REA Homes.
Have you ever walked in a home where each room had its own color scheme or style? It can feel a bit overwhelming and disjointed. Many of my clients may not have a clear vision of what they want their space to look like they always tell me they want it to feel cohesive and inviting. With the direction in new construction over the last 10 years leaning towards large open spaces versus the separate, clearly defined rooms of the past, unity and harmony are move important than ever.
UNITY & HARMONY
Unity in design occurs when the elements in a space work together in such a way that the resulting look is balanced and harmonious. It is difficult to achieve unity without harmony. Harmony is accomplished by the repetition of a particular design element, such as color, shape, texture, etc… that harmony is what creates the sense of unity. DIY’ers beware, too much unity in a room can lack personality and interest.
So what do unity & harmony look like in interior design?
Using the same color in different intensities and items in a similar scale give this room a restful feel with visual interest.
Make sure to visit SroteCo.com to see how we incorporate unity and harmony everyday into our own projects.
Every January, buyers flock to the 3 big home markets: Atlanta, Dallas, and Vegas. While I didn’t attend this year I find that it’s always fun to look through Instagram hashtags and following along with Instagram stories! It really helps me get a sense of what’s to come, interiors-wise, in the year! I found many common themes and lots of beautiful eye candy!
I saw a lot of rich jewel tones from Worlds Away.
Layering neutrals is one of my favorite looks. These spaces below are full of interest and prove that neutral doesn’t have to mean boring!
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The front #vignette of our #showroom featured at the @lasvegasmarket is stunning! If you haven't been by, you are missing out! Stop showroom Bldg. C-352 and see all of our newest arrivals! #jeffaninternational #jeffan #furniture #design #interior #interiordesign #interiorstyling #interiordecor #ontrend #trendingnow #whatstrending #livingspaces #interiorlovers #homedesign #homefurnishings #currentdesignsituation #furnituredesign #furnituremarket #lvmkt #lasvegas #lasvegasmarket #marketing #lvmkt2017 #designer
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A soft breeze of perfection found in the lovely @noirfurniture showroom at #LVMkt. Chosen by two of our amazing Best of the West panelists, @marieflaniganinteriors and @lifestyle_la as one of their favorite showrooms. #lasvegasmarket #designers #designinspo #interiordesign #stylespotting #furniture
I love the legs on this Tritter Feefer dining table!
TONS OF TEXTURE
This ties in with the layered neutrals above and is the key to achieving the look. I saw a lot of textured pottery and special furniture pieces.
It seems like this shade is popping up everywhere in accessories and accent furniture!
How cool is the faux bois patterned pillow?!
BOTANICAL AND FLORAL MOTIFS
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It's Sunday and we are covered in fog here in NY. But I'm clearing the air with some of my favorite design trends for 2017 up on the blog. Link in bio. Lots of pictures and yummy inspiration from ATL and NYC to make your house a HOME. Did I mention I love Sundays? Xo 😘 #atlmkt
I love the detail and texture of this Palecek magnolia-inspired mirror.
BRIAN PATRICK FLYNN for CRYSTORAMA
The Hulton – This collection has an industrial vibe and features a “cage within a cage” design. Available in 3 different sizes in a matte black finish.
The Alston – This collection features a heavy metal drum shade with a thick, rectangular chain! Available in 3 different sizes with matte black or matte white finishes. (The white option has a beautiful brass interior!)
The Hurley – This collection is a modern take on a classic lantern design. The frame is super thick and looks so luxurious in the polished nickel finish.
The Truax – This collection is available in a modern style (simple globe) and more traditional style (metal band). It’s available in various sizes, including a huge 30″x 38″ version!
Did any trends or pieces catch your eye? If you want to see more check out these accounts and hashtags on instagram:
With Father’s Day quickly approaching, we find ourselves thinking of all the important men in our lives and how we can make their day special. Perhaps a relaxing, well-designed sanctuary could be the perfect gift. Today we’re discussing the three main elements that shape a stylish masculine space and we’ve included some great pieces to incorporate.
Neutrals and earth tones are great for a more masculine interior. Create a classic look by using a neutral color palette to set the tone, then layer in color and pattern through artwork and accessories.
Masculine rooms tend to have strong, simple lines and rarely contain curvy, intricate pieces. When making selections, choose pieces with simple, angular elements. Geometric shapes play a big role in the design; think graphic rugs and artwork. Fabrics with a classic pinstripe, plaid or herringbone pattern give a nod to menswear and create interest without feeling fussy. Remember when accessorizing, less is more!
The blending of rough and smooth surfaces will help you achieve a masculine look. Blend natural materials such as stone or wood with sleek metals or glass like a polished light fixture or accent table. Leather is the quintessentially masculine element of any space. It can add such warmth, texture and richness to a space. Try adding a chair or sofa for impact or simple leather pulls or a pouf for a lighter touch.