June's challenge for our designers was to incorporate these beautiful Winter Blooms pictures in three totally different rooms, an office, a master bath, and a family room. Even though we used these pictures in just three different rooms, they could easily work wonderfully in a dining room, bedroom, entry, or living room as well.
Here the designer took a feminine approach to an amazing office space. The mirrored desk, white club chair, and marble coffee table pair with the pictures to instill an elegant feminine vibe. To offset the neutral tones, tangerine and a deep emerald green were brought into the space on the walls, the desk chair, and other accessories. These pops of color help pull the undertones in the Winter Blooms Wall Art Prints.
Wow! The updated elegance in this master bath offers a relaxing spa-like feel. Using traditional marble tile in a hexagon pattern updates the look. The wall color keeps the room fresh while the free-standing bathtub and chandelier brings the drama.
This green grass cloth wall covering matches the pictures beautifully while adding the perfect tone for this family room. Unique details like the granite side table, the floral wall mirror, and the contrasting fabrics on the chair add to the curated look.
The Winter Blooms pictures are for sale in store and online at www.bluedahliadesigns.net. They retail for $156.50 each and measure 28"x28".
Which room style is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Summer is on it's way and with it comes bright, colorful designs full of texture and fun patterns. The cooling tones of the lake mix with tangy citrus and luscious lavender to guide our collections for this season. Check out our Collections below and comment which one you are most looking forward to seeing!
Our Summer Collections will be arriving to Blue Dahlia Designs on Tuesday, May 11th. Check them out in store or online at www.bluedahliadesigns.net!
Lakeside Living brings us graceful waters and organic driftwood. With tones of white sands, soft coral, and seafoam green, this collection feels like a weekend spent at the lake.
Check out our color palette:
SW 9042 Verdigreen
SW 7607 Santorini Blue
SW 6338 Warming Peach
SW 6388 Golden Fleece
SW 7651 Front Porch
SW 7104 Cotton White
Lavender is having its moment this year and we are all for it! Soft purples complimented by a warm mocha and a gentle jade transport you straight to a Lavender Field. Wooden accents, purple florals, and white porcelain bring texture to this collection.
Check out our color palette:
SW 7103 Whitetail
SW 6100 Practical Beige
SW 6555 Enchant
SW 9075 Berry Cream
SW 6436 Bonsai Tint
SW 6437 Haven
Nothing screams summer like a nice glass of lemonade. Inspired by tangy citrus and bright skies, this collection is as refreshing as it is beautiful.
Check out our color palette:
SW 6694 Glad Yellow
SW 9018 Honey Bees
SW 6663 Saffron
SW 9056 French Moire
SW 9069 Silken Peacock
SW 7048 Urbane Bronze
Ask any interior designer what one of the most common mistakes they see immediately upon entering a client's home is and most will tell you it has to do with artwork. No, it's not that they prefer one artist over another, instead, it has more to do with size and placement.
Often times you are choosing the incorrect size artwork or making due with something that you've previously had instead of finding something that fits your space or furniture better.
Another very common problem is the height you hang your artwork. When hanging artwork above or around a furniture item such as a sofa, buffet, seating area, or even on your mantle, the goal is to create a design correlation between the the artwork and the piece of furniture. That means if you are not hanging your artwork at the correct distance, you could be creating a visual disconnect.
Check out our infographic below to see all of our Interior Designer tips and tricks for hanging artwork in your home! Have any additional questions? Let us know in the comments.
This month, our designers took on the challange of styling our Arch Floor Mirror in 3 different room settings. A living room, a dining room, and a bedroom. Check out the results below and let us know where you would use our Arch Floor Mirror in your home!
Bring. On. The. Drama. This moody living room pairs a dark leather sofa with a beaded chandelier, hair on hide pillows, and amethyst accents. We love Sherwin Williams' SW6263 Exclusive Plum to complete this look.
We love using mirrors in dining rooms. Something about the light reflecting off the mirror adds to the feel of the room. We paired our Arch Floor Mirror with mercury glass and metal accents and added a splash of color to the walls and with a gorgeous print above the table. We couldn't resist using Sherwin Williams' SW2810 Rookwood Sash Green in this room design.
How darling did this bedroom turn out?! Using Sherwin Williams' SW9077 Rosaline Pearl on the walls compliments the ivory and beige accents throughout the room. The wall sconces above the nightstands, the wood details on the bedframe, and the Arch Floor Mirror carry the warm wood tones throughout the room. Honestly, who wouldn't love having this mirror to get ready with??
The Arch Floor Mirror is available for purchase in our store and online. It measures 48 W X 80 H X 2 D (in) and retails for $1449.99.
The sun is out which means it's officially time for Spring Cleaning! Now don’t get me wrong, cleaning is not my favorite thing to do but I have always been organized and I like my house clean and decluttered. With the warmer days, I get the urge to do some deep cleaning in my house that I have avoided all winter. One of the things I was having issues with was the grout on my tile floors, even though I scrub my floors every week, they still looked stained. So I tried a homemade solution on them and I was amazed how good they turned out! It was a little messy and since I have a lot of tile, it took a little time, but it was definitely worth it. I think you can tell by the pictures how great it turned out!
Here is the homemade solution and the instructions. Try it in your house and post your pictures below to show the results!
Tile Grout Cleaner
7 cups water
½c baking soda
1/3 c lemon juice
Mix this up and place in a spray bottle.
Generously spray the grout, let sit 7 to 8 minutes and scrub with brush. Wipe down area with clean water.
When cleaning my floors, I cleaned the tile as well as the grout, so I did it in small sections at a time. This kept me from having to kneel on the already sprayed sections.
Good luck and Happy Spring!
Using a statement piece of furniture might feel like it narrows your design choices, but in reality, you can easily design around a more distinctive piece of furniture and still create several completely different looks. We wanted to show you this by styling our Olive Green Leather High Back Club chair in a few different vignettes.
Our Olive Green Leather High Back Club Chair is currently available in store and retails for $1925, currently on sale for $1575.99. Stop in if you are interested or give us a call at 314-274-8717 for more information.
In this mood board, we kept the color palette neutral while playing with texture to bring interest- pairing the leather chair with a hair on hide rug, marble side table, cane backed chair, and the grass cloth textured nesting coffee tables.
This soothing look is achieved by playing with varying shades of green and ivory, along with natural finishes, and pops of brass. The result is this luxurious yet welcoming feel.
Want something with a brighter color? Here we pulled colors from this vibrant rug to give you an energizing home office layout. A sage green color for the walls helps keep the overall feel of the space refreshing.
This moody design is accented by the wainscoting on the walls. While still bringing color into the space, we kept this look muted and comfortable.
Which design was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
Spring brings us new anticipation and a positive outlook for the year ahead. For us at the shop, it brings us a welcome change from the Christmas/Winter items we have been looking at since November! We look forward to changing out heavily glittered and flocked florals for fresh pops of color and wispy greens. No more snowmen and santas, and instead, we fill the store with songbirds and succulents. This year's Spring Collections are just the breath of fresh air we need after a long 12 months of 2020. Check out our Collections below and comment which one you are most looking forward to seeing!
Our Spring Collections will be arriving to Blue Dahlia Designs on Tuesday, February 9th. Check them out in store or online at www.bluedahliadesigns.net!
Boho Botanicals combines the uplifting shades of coral and mauve with woodgrain and woven textures. White ceramics mix well with mirrored accents and cozy textiles.
Terracotta Skies brings summer sunsets to life. Warm copper and rust tones mixed with cool cobalt and midnight blue.
Change things up with our Global Inspiration Collection. Mixed metals, vibrant colors, and textural elements create this worldly feel.
Contemporary takes an earthy twist with our Urban Conservatory Collection. Hammered Pewter and black succulents mix with pops of sage and olive in this updated look.
With the stroke of midnight on December 31st turning the clocks to 2021, the sighs of many who hope for a better, brighter year echoed throughout the world. Many people are optimistic that this new year will hopefully bring an end to a year that no one will forget. When it came time for the trendsetters to predict the coming year's fashion, design, color palettes, and trends for the new year, they agreed that uplifting, yet soothing themes would be the right balance for this year.
The 2021 paint colors of the year reflect that trend of tranquil relaxation for the home where everyone is spending more time, turning our homes into a haven. In combination with that trend is the need for energizing and refreshing spaces that rejuvenate the homeowner as they enter the new year with fresh hopes and dreams.
This year’s color palettes do not disappoint.
Pantone’s color of the year is actually two colors- Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. They wanted the combination to echo the soothing, yet invigorating vibe to bring a new perception for 2021. We are loving this combo together! It brings just a touch of energy without going over the top!
You can see from the following pictures what an outstanding color combination this is and just how it sings!
The Sherwin Williams color of the year, Urban Bronze is a beautiful, sophisticated color that updates any style. Its moody vibe enhances any color combinations and any style.
Sherwin Williams also adds four additional palettes for the year: Sanctuary, Encounter, Continuum, and Tapestry- each one offering a blend of unique colors that focus on soothing and uplifting ambiance.
Sanctuary and Encounter’s palettes are muted colors that bring in the tranquil tones of nature.
Sherwin Williams' Continuum and Tapestry palettes offer more pastels and well as saturated colors that are relaxing, yet also revitalizing. Here are a few of our choices with those palettes.
Benjamin Moore’s beautiful color of the year, Aegean Teal 2136-40, is perfect for a calming, yet dynamic room! It reminds us of a soothing ocean!
Benjamin Moore also has a color palette for the year. Their mixture of relaxing and invigorating colors is meant to inspire beautiful spaces in your home. The following are our choices of their amazing color combos.
PPG Paints' color palette of the year is three-fold. This palette, which includes Transcend, Big Cypress, and Misty Aqua, creates a nurturing, comforting space that really resonates with us. We like the calming with a punch combo they use by mixing warm tones with that punch of cool.
PPG includes a coordinating palette to those three colors that resonates with us. We love their color choices!
Behr’s color palette consists of 21 richly diverse colors, ranging from sweet pastels to saturated hues, creating a palette that makes it difficult to choose our favorites from Seaside Villa, Canyon Dusk, to Euphoric Magenta. Choose we did, and here are a few of those colors.
As you can see, it was an exceedingly difficult job picking our favorites out of so many color choices! All the companies did an amazing job in their selection of 2021 colors. They all represent an oasis for the home that allows nurturing, calming yet energizing vibes. These new refreshing hues will usher us out of a very tiring and anxious year into a more hopeful and exciting new year!
A beautiful window treatment complements a room by adding style and color, while finishing off the room’s design. But, not all window treatments are equal. To create that high style, polished look, a custom window treatment is a must. There are several reasons why that is the case.
Most store bought window treatments can come in standard sizes, but it is often the case that the windows in your room are each slightly different in size. Because of that, a standard pre-made curtain never fits the window exactly. Customizing your blinds and shades to the correct size not only offers more coverage, but gives you a tailored and more sophisticated design.
Custom window treatments are considered an investment, like a sofa or piece of furniture, because they are meant to last for a long time. The fabrics and materials used in custom window treatments are higher quality and add to that upscale ambiance and design.
Custom designs help tailor each window treatment to your unique style. The fabric can be matched to your walls to blend right into your room or you can pick from hundreds of colors, designs, and textures to create your own look that makes a room stand out. The window treatment can also be more neutral, bringing in more of a textural feel to the room.
Masking problem areas around a window is another great reason for using window treatments. For example, certain window treatments can help with energy efficiency if your windows are older. Also, if your windows are short and you want a little more height, the drapery can be raised above the window frame to make them appear larger. In the same way, stacking the drapery from the window frame outward can give the illusion that your windows are wider than they are, giving the windows more presence in the room.
Custom window treatments are great options to enhance the quality of your room’s design, but also add warmth and polish to a room. With the unlimited possibilities in style, design, colors, and options, the sky’s the limit to creating a sophisticated, well-thought out space.
To learn more about different drapery treatments and to ask your window treatment questions, join us on Wednesday 10/7 at 6:30pm as we go LIVE in our Facebook Group, Inspired Design with Blue Dahlia Designs, with our drapery expert, Cindy.
Sometimes you just need to stop and take a moment. Putting aside the endless pile of paperwork that has become a part of my new normal, I take a look around my store--a store I was told for the past 10 years was nothing but a pipe dream. Taking this moment, I let myself feel the excitement of our upcoming first anniversary this weekend. I am blown away by how fast this year went and where it has taken us! We always knew the first year of opening a business came with its own struggles, but boy were we in for a year.
For those of you who might not know Blue Dahlia Designs’ history, this store had been a crazy dream of mine for 10 years. It always felt so unattainable, and often I found myself fighting doubts and insecurities as well as many tears and sleepless nights. Alyssa and I consulted with many, many people in order to learn everything we could to make this dream successful. One of these people told me it would take “family, friends, or fools” in order to make our dream come true. And you know what, he was right about 2 of the 3! Without our friends and family, Blue Dahlia Designs would not have been possible. We were flooded with words of encouragement when doubt threatened to take over, our ideas were met with genuine enthusiasm which validated our hopes, and when it came down to it, they were there to pick up hammers and paint brushes alongside us. Like I said, NONE of this would be possible without them, and we will never be able to repay them.
From the first time we turned the key to the building that would be my store, every moment has felt surreal. When Alyssa and I first saw the space, we were both able to envision its potential. Looking back at what the space used to look like before our build out, it is pretty crazy that it’s the same space! We had such a fun time during our Grand Opening and all our fun events that followed! We have received so much support from the community and our customers, it was everything we hoped for! We loved interacting with everyone and helping our customers with their design questions, custom floral arrangements, and gift giving.
Then COVID came and put a huge damper on all that! We have worked more hours and slept a lot less climbing out of this, but hopefully soon we will see this part of our journey behind us! We miss our customers and hope to be able to see more of them soon, as well as have more of our fun events that we loved so much last year. We do feel blessed to have such amazing customers who have supported us through this challenging time by shopping our online store, sharing our social media posts, using Curbside Pick-Up, and being the first in line when we were finally able to open our doors! We are so grateful.
Even through all of this, the concept of what I dreamed the store would be 10 years ago was and still remains a place where customers could come and be inspired in their living and giving, while being surrounded by a friendly and home-like atmosphere. I hope each of our customers still feel that way every time they visit. We hope, God- willing, that we have many more years to strive to achieve that every day.
Thanks again to everyone who helped make Blue Dahlia Design’s first year an awesome journey! From the bottom of our hearts, we truly appreciate you!
Come out and celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary this weekend, 8/21/2020-8/23/2020!