Architectural Digest was founded in 1920 in California and is a “vibrant monthly celebration of international design talents, innovative homes and products, inspiring decorating ideas, culture, and travel.” Since its founding the magazine and brand has turned into a major influence in the world of interior design. This magazine provides us with access to interior design and architecture everywhere. Architectural Digest is more than just a design magazine but a lifestyle magazine that focuses on every aspect of design from different shops to products, real estate, art, travel and way more. There is no running out of content or getting bored with a magazine like this. Learn more at archdigest.com and follow them on instagram at @archdigest.
Interior Marketing Group, also known as IMG is an interior design firm based out of New York. The marketing aspect of the company is very important, the website states, “we’ve invented a unique hybrid of interior design, public relations, marketing and event planning that defies market trends.” This firm is the largest luxury real estate design and marketing firm in the united states and their services include, interior design, staging, interior marketing. The company was founded in 2007 by real estate agent Cheryl Eisen and has been a powerhouse company ever since. As a marketing major with an extreme interest in Interior Design I am obsessed with this firm. Not only has the company found a way to connect my two passions but also produce state of the art designs all over the United States. The firm has won countless awards and I don’t see them slowing down any time soon. Learn more about the company at imgnyc.com and follow their instagram @img_nyc for stunning interior marketing work.
@sebararchitecture is one of the best architecture pages on instagram. Go check them out for some very cool designs and unique ideas.
Kyle Bunting is a creator of original hide rugs. He can create anything from understated to extremely bold and colorful rugs. He is truly an expert at what he does. Learn more at kylebunting.com.
Check out this really cool interior design instagram page @altforliving. This pages features amazing design inspiration, especially living room design, as you can see from these lovely pictures above. I love this page because there is a lot of variation in the designs due to the fact that multiple different designers from the company are featured. Maybe next week we will take a deeper look into specific designers and hear more about their work.
The kitchen is arguably the most important part of a home and is responsible for making and breaking sales. Let’s take a look at this gorgeous kitchen featuring a large floating marble island and matching backsplash. This is a muted kitchen but at the same time there is still a lot going on. Yes the only colors we really see are to variations of wood, marble, and black but they go together so perfectly and aren’t boring. The black stools were the perfect touch bringing out the dark tones in the gray of the marble. The light vertical planked wood floors make this room look even bigger and longer so that the island doesn’t look too big for the space. This kitchen is extremely modern with the medium toned wood cabinetry with hidden lines and handles. Everything blends in together, even the fridge. The open floating shelves with white kitchen ware draws the eye upward and complements the white in the marble backsplash perfectly. This kitchen is beautiful and the color scheme is stellar. What do you think? Do you want to see more kitchens?
We are a whole new meaning to indoor/outdoor living with this mini indoor basketball court perfect for a sports family. I love this room of the week because it clearly screams basketball court without doing too much. If you wanted to, you could make this room look like a conventional living room or other home area with a rug and a few furniture pieces. All in all I think this is a really fun addition to any home if you have the space especially if you have young kids or sports enthusiasts in the family. Picture courtesy of @workshopapd
Lets talk about something I have been seeing a lot of recently…. checkered patterned bed frames. Over the past couple of months I have seen these everywhere and I think I like it. It took a while to get used to but when used correctly it can look great. Additionally, it is extremely versatile and can be made masculine, feminine, and neutral. It is the perfect way to spice up a room but not do too much at the same time and a patterned bed frame is already unique in and of itself. Checkers is such a subtle pattern that it leaves room to layer other patterns on top depending on the space you are working with and it also goes well with any color. Keep an eye out for this funky 2019 trend and lets see how long it lasts.
Since we are on the topic of maximalism and minimalism this week, lets talk about our latest room of the week. This beautiful room is located in Istanbul, Turkey and can be found on @thedecorinspiration Instagram page. I love this room because I believe it is right on trend. At a point in time where decor is at the in between stages of minimalist and maximalist, this is the perfect combination and I am absolutely in love. This room boasts muted grayscale and blue tones, minimal patterns, and one abstract piece of art that all speak to the minimalist aspect of the room. However, on the other end you can see the use of texture throughout the entire room, with the matching fabric on the wallpaper and rug as well as the tufted chaise. Additionally, even the most simple items in the room have fun and unique features, like this end table is simple, small, white and circular but claw foot legs add an extra amount of spice. The gold accents in the room also add the perfect amount of dimension as it is merely used as an accent color but can be seen in the painting as well as the furniture to tie it all together. The color coordination in this room is superior.
Now this is how you tread directly on the line of less is more and more is more.
Let’s about the 2019 interior design trend that is sweeping everyone off their feet…. I’m talking about maximalism! For the longest time we were in love with clean lines, muted color palettes, minimal furniture and simple artwork, and I low key still am, but now this is all changing. Maximalism is all about bold colors, patterns and textures, extravagant furniture and over the top artwork. Maximalism is about mixing things you wouldn’t usually put together, but making it fashion. Make the unlikely beautiful. Maximalism is giving us the opportunity to experiment and be eccentric. don’t be afraid to display artwork that looks like “too much” or in a different place than usual. Pair colors together that you never would have thought of and utilize patterns.
One thing to remember when thinking about this trend is that maximalism doesn’t have to mean gaudy, cluttered, or hard on the eyes, it just means different. You can be over the top and extra, while still creating a comfortable and inviting space. You can do this by keeping the space consistent. Yes play around with patterns, but this doesn’t mean you have to make use of stripes, circles, flowers, and hearts. If you have floral wallpaper, maybe have leaf through pillows, or a different type of flower for your rug pattern. This trend is all about knowing which parts of the room to maximize. If you want bold and rich colors, you don’t need to have as many patterned objects. Maybe instead of playing around with patterns in your furniture upholstery or wallpaper, you play around with patterns in your art pieces to centralize everything.
Even though I am a huge fan of clean lines and muted tones, this trend is really starting to grow on me and I wonder who will be able to successfully bring the minimalist and maximalist trends together in one room. For now, take a look at these maximalist designed rooms and tell me how you feel about this 2019 trend.