Inspired Design

Spring 2023 Collection Sneak Peek
Although the store is beautiful at Christmas, by the time January rolls around, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of our Spring Collections. Bright greenery, freshly bloomed florals, light & airy scents, and gentle color palettes take over our displays. The arrival of our Spring Collections also means the arrival of brand new products- which feels like a second Christmas all over again! 
This year's collections range from bright & cheery, to warm & earthy, to cool & contemporary. Keep reading to learn more about these beautiful collections. 
Blue Dahlia Designs will be closed February 6th & 7th in order to transform the store for spring. Our Spring Collections will be live in store and online on Wednesday, February 8th. 
Winter 2022 Home Decor Trends
As the seasons change, certain trends come to the forefront of home décor. While bright colors and bold accents were a favored trend in the spring and summer months, the cooler temperatures lend themselves to a slightly different aesthetic. Warm neutrals, delicate details, and nature inspired patterns provide us with the elements to create a romantic design style.  
Christmas 2022 Collections Sneak Peek

This year's curated collections bring those nostolgic memories back in displays of color and texture. In order to transform the store for the holidays, Blue Dahlia Designs will be closed Sunday, October 30th-Thursday, November 3rd. Our Christmas Collections will be live in store and online Friday, November 4th.

Find Your Interior Design Style

Interior Design is categorized into many different design styles that are each unique and can be differentiated by certain design aspects. While there can be crossover between two or more styles, the combination of elements helps to determine a room's design style. Over the past few decades, quite a few new design styles have emerged, but most of them stem from 6 main styles: Traditional, Transitional, Contemporary, Minimalist, Eclectic, and Modern. 

Fall 2022 Collections Sneak Peek

“Winter is an etching, Spring a watercolor, Summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.”

-Stanley Horowitz

Autumn ‘s deep rich colors herald a time of contentment and friendships. There is nothing better than the cooling breezes of the wind on long walks through brilliantly colored fall leaves and jeweled tone florals, or the smell of woodsmoke that surrounds the laughter of friends feasting on smores around a campfire. The change of lighter fare is replaced by the taste of the richer flavors of farm fresh pumpkins, squash, and apples in your favorite recipes.

This is our vision for our Autumn collections, that deeper jewel-toned saturations of color that evoke the cozy, nestle-in vibe that the season ushers in. It is a mosaic array of vibrant color that pulls in a wide range of tones and textures!  

Enjoy the feeling our collections evoke and let us know what you think!

-Angie

A Quick Guide To Modern Design

Modern Design is identified by it’s clean, straight lines, monochromatic palette, and clutter free space. With sleek appliances, minimal décor, and low furniture, modern design feels almost futuristic. Chrome and stainless steel are paired with concrete accents and sleek wood or marble.

A Quick Guide To Contemporary Design

Contemporary design follows current styles and trends and is often morphing into a new version of itself. With simple shapes and clean lines, Contemporary design is bright and bold. A wide range of neutrals are accented with a loud pops of color. Contemporary design pairs well with open floor plans and large scale prints.

A Quick Guide To Transitional Design

Transitional Design is defined as a balance between traditional and modern styles. With cleaner silhouettes and more muted colors, transitional style takes the classic pieces of traditional design and updates them for a more casual feel. Wood tones are lighter and often lacquered, while fabrics are tonal and textured.

A Quick Guide To Minimalist Design

Minimalist design combines functionality with beauty. Light spaces pair with soft hues and sleek modern décor. This style uses neutral wood tones, simple lines, and a blend of textures to create a welcoming space. 

A Quick Guide To Eclectic Design

Eclectic Design is made up of layers of pattern, texture, and color. To create this relaxed look, use saturated colors, layered eclectic patterns, mixed metallics, and plenty of personality. Textures are used throughout including rattan, wicker, wood, macrame, and botanicals. The key to making this style look effortless relies on the principles of design, especially balance, rhythm, proportion, and scale.

A Quick Guide To Traditional Design

Traditional Design is recognized by its dark woods, ornate detailing, and elegant styling. This style has stood the test of time and is considered a classic. Antiques and family heirlooms are paired with tufted furniture, wall and ceiling moldings and details and are often paired with jewel tones or warm neutral colors. Accent pieces are made of marble, brass, and carved woods.

Emerging Home Décor Trends of 2022

The beginning of a new year brings with it new beginnings, fresh outlooks, and upcoming trends. While trends may come and go, we like to look at ways to incorporate them into our designs in a timeless and chic way. This year, two words came to mind as we investigated 2022’s upcoming trends: Sanctuary, and Statement. Now those two words may seem total opposites, so let us look into them further.

Spring 2022 Collections
Spring brings soft colors, textures, and beautiful florals. Our new collections reflect that with soft pampas grass, woven wicker, and stunning shades of eucalyptus, cerulean, mauve, taupe, mustard, and more. 
Christmas Tree Traditions
The memories of each ornament, of who gave it to them and why, is remembered every time they place it on the tree.
Turning the Bad into something Beautiful.
It's true, the store is beautiful, but the reason our Candlelight Shopping Nights are some of our favorite nights at the store is because of why they started in the first place. 

Picture this, Small Business Saturday 2020.
A very important day for all small businesses around the world. In fact, some might say the most important day for small businesses. We show up bright and early to prepare the store only to find out we have no power. At all. No heat. No internet. No lights.
Christmas 2021 Collections Sneak Peek

As the colder weather rolls in, a familiar sight appears in the store.

Glitter. Glitter Everywhere! 

That's right, Christmas is right around the corner and that means our curated Christmas Collections are ready to make their debut. This year's collections might be my favorite yet. Full of texture and holiday spirit, these new collections transport me to Christmas Eve, surrounded by family.

Our Christmas Collections will be live in store and online Friday, November 5th.

Fall 2021 Collections Sneak Peek
"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall" - Oscar Wilde
As this crazy summer comes to an end, I can't help but to have a sliver of hope for the changing of seasons. I know we aren't finished with the incredibly strange rollercoaster that we've been forced to ride since 2020, but something about  the shift in nature fills me with new hope. Fall has always been my favorite season and somehow always seems to put my mind at ease. Maybe it's the cooler temperatures or the painted leaves that shift my mindset, but whatever it is, I am grateful to have at least a moment of peace and clarity. As we designed our Fall Collections this year, I think that longing for tranquility was on our minds. We found ourselves drawn to a mixture of muted and deeply saturated colors filled with textures and touches of warmth. Take a peek at our upcoming collections we've curated to help fill your homes with a touch of hope, clarity, and peace.
-Alyssa
Fall 2021 Trends in Home Decor

Each season along with the changing temperatures, brings a few new trends to the home décor industry. While some trends can have a very short life span, we like to focus on the trends that we feel can become a permanent part of your home décor. Keep reading to find out why we love these three new trends for Fall 2021.

Are You Making This Common Home Décor Mistake?
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.
Custom Window Treatments: Enhancing Your Living Space
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.
9 Steps to Redesign Your Main Floor

​Planning for a whole first floor redesign can be daunting due to the fact that a wide range of items need to be selected and coordinated all together. It is not as hard as it seems, just take it one step at a time. Now, because each project is totally different from the next, this isn’t a hard-fast rule nor do you need to follow this exactly, just use this as a guide to help organize your steps for designing and selecting. This list starts with the most important items first.