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10 best spots to lounge around...

During summer, hours are longer and we tend to lounge around a bit longer with a book, on the phone, talking with friends, napping or just relaxing...

Have you thought about the best spot to lounge around in your home? if you don't have a favorite place yet, here are some great design lounge spaces for all these relaxing moments.

A beautiful sunny yellow skim bathes this alcove space for the perfect lounging time with a book or just a nap.

Chic lounge by the fire in this all pink bedroom by Drake Design. I love it. The fabrics are so rich and luxurious.

A little bit of vintage look for this corner under the window lounge. Perfect spot in a country home to forget about the city and enjoy the countryside.

This very classic library design is brought alive by the vibrant red of the lounge chair and the fun small leopard pillow.

Lounge space by the window

Very regency glamour this interior with a Californian view!

This lounge space in a citrus and white palette is very refreshing yet relaxing. Beautiful work by Amanda Nisbet.

Velvet and fringes bring a lot of character to this elegant lounge ensemble. Seems comfortable enough for a long nap.

Lots of beautiful fabrics are used here. Love the Asian influence!

Now, this is for the extra long naps! This lounge space is comfortable and very inviting. It is even big enough for two!

Which one of these lounges spaces is your favorite?

Please let me know by leaving me a comment on the Blog. Thanks

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui, email marie@ marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com

The Ikat Fabric look in Interior Design

Ikat Fabrics Ikats have been around for several centuries. It is rare when something that was developed so long ago becomes so popular in modern times. The word “ikat” means “to tie” or “to bind”. This describes the process and also the fabric itself.

Even though, many of today’s Ikats may not be “true” in the sense of how the fabric is constructed, the pattern lives on and is easily recognized when used as a pattern in interior design.

In this day and age where everything seems to be focused on the next “big thing” or the new trend, the ikat will always be regarded as a classic and timeless element of design.

Here some beautiful furniture pieces and pillows by Madeline Weinrib  with her signature Ikat design fabrics:

There are no limits to ways of using Ikat beautiful fabrics as they come is various patterns and colors. Ikat fabric always adds an elegant cheerful touch to a design or suggests far away travels and create a beautiful focal point in any room.

Collection in Ikat fabrics - Madeleine Weinrib

Below, designers have created these Interiors with Ikat fabrics... pillows, sofas, chairs, window treatment, wall art pieces...

Indigo blue traditional Ikat textiles

Multicolor Ikat walls

Violet ikat fabric- Madeline Weinrib

Madeline Weinrib  amazing line of ikat pillows in her own home

Wall Framed Ikat fabric- Design Anne Becker

Ikat fabric roman shades and accent pillows- source House Beautiful

Grand Entrance with Ikat fabric- Christopher Maya

Pretty sofette in Ikat blue

Chair in Purple Ikat

Loving Ikat fabrics? Let me know about it...

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit our site on www.marieburgosdesign.com

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Designing with acrylic furniture pieces

Acrylic chaise A great way of creating more space or the feel of more space is by using transparent furniture or accessories.

There is currently several firms designing and manufacturing Acrylic furniture. This see-through furniture looks weightless and is especially fitting when you have tight spaces like a city apartment or a small boudoir to design.

Here are some great design spaces using Acrylic pieces or accents.

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Beautiful acrylic coffee table over this colorful rug brings some water element into the room and create a light feel.
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The famous bubble chair! Here used into one of Kelly Hoppen amazing interiors. This was Kelly Hoppen home.
Airiness is created in this sky blue room with the combination of acrylic pieces of furniture... acrylic lounge chairs and a curvy acrylic coffee table.
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Discreet and elegant acrylic console table lives the spots light to a zebra skin ottoman

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Fabulousness of this acrylic piano...

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This small acrylic chair completes the airiness and peaceful atmosphere of this cream and turquoise bedroom. Just divine!

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Sleeping like a queen or king is no issue in this dreamy posters bed. It is accompanied by a beautiful bench in tan tufted velvet and acrylic legs. Just magical!

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Very glamour, this silk tufted bench and acrylic legs!

And many more options of using beautiful airy acrylic pieces of furniture and accessories. From ottomans to curvy chairs and acrylic chandeliers.

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Square, round, oval, free shaped Ottomans!

Interior with square cream leather ottoman by Marie Burgos Design

Ottomans can be used as foot stools to accompany a comfortable armchair, for extra seating, a bedroom bench, or even as a coffee table.

Ottomans come in various sizes, shapes and textures. Some of them are oversized,  but they all most of the time both functional and practical.

Here are some great examples of ottomans.

Which one is your favorite?

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In this beautiful interior designed by  Patricia Gray,  an oversized ottoman has been showcased in a beautiful charcoal cashmere fabric. Don't you love the serenity of this design!

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A mix of contemporary art, French 40s and 50s furniture with a restrained pallet where the inspirations in creating this interior created by Michael Rosenberg. He used the fabulous Kelly Round Ottoman.

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Small square ottoman looks comfortable and very practical at this small study. From Donghia

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A master bedroom - the client wanted to use existing furnishings, wanted it chic but not shabby. A dash of old hollywood glamour.. voila! by  Michelle Workman- Very pretty skirt!

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Contemporary and geometric, the Skyline Chaise and ottoman are fully upholstered with vogue polished stainless steel sled legs, fixed backs with a loose seat cushion and three lumbar cushions. by Diane Paparo. This is a very contemporary sleek look.

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Elegant leather tufted ottoman by Hayes de Fer.

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Very pretty ottoman in zebra skin from Phases Africa

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Kelly Hoppen signature ottoman in crocodile leather skin.

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At 66" Long this long oval ottoman from MGBW is great for fronting a long sofa and adding curves to the space!

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Black patent leather upholstery with polished nickel nailhead trim and white finish by Jonathan Adler

Which ones of these ottomans is your favorite ? Do you think that you are likely to buy an ottoman for your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment on the Blog!

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit our website on www.marieburgosdesign.com

Designing with animal prints: The Zebra Look!

If you love animal prints or have an exotic theme to your room, an animal print rug can, piece of furniture or accent can be the finishing touch that really brings the feel of that theme to the room.

Animal print is a fun accent in a room, but it can be overpowering if you use too much. Just as you would not wear an all animal print outfit, you should not overpower your room with animal print either.

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1- Animal print carpet or rugs are a popular choice for eclectic, transitional, and contemporary homes. Zebra rugs are especially popular in black and white rooms. If you have animal print carpet, you should have few, if any, other prints in the room. Do NOT do any other animal print in the room.

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2- An animal print or faux fur ottoman is another sophisticated choice. Make sure you pair it with a solid colored sofa or bed cover. Here beautiful apricot drapes and wall accent make a statement.

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3- Upholstering an accent chair in animal print is a fun addition to a room. Since it is sure to draw attention, make sure it is not competing for attention with other items in the room.

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4- For just a touch of animal print, consider using an animal print or faux fur pillow. The pillow can go on a chair, on a bed, or on the floor for kids to lay on while watching TV.

So could a touch of zebra be used somewhere in your home?

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit our site on www.marieburgosdesign.com

Do you own any zebra style piece in your home? Do you think that you are likely to get a zebra accent for your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment!

Environmentaly friendly and Fun – A Tire Chair you won’t get tired of!

As global warming and environmental issues  are becoming more important in our everyday life, we are all looking for that little something we can do to contribute to saving our environment.

As a designer I get to shop a lot...  and sometimes I fall on that special piece of furniture that makes a design uncommon!  

This week, I found a chair like no other.  It was hidden in a corner of the showroom, and it surely didn’t look like any of the other furniture around. The particularity of this chair is that it is made of recycled tire.

Usually this recycled material would take more carbon footprint to be re-processed to the original material to be reused. If not, it usually looks amateur. 

This tire chair has in fact, been through the minimum process. An artistic touch to the finish on the surface has transformed this unattractive and sometimes smelly material in a low maintenance and comfortable chair.

This unusually looking chair can be used  outdoor, because it is water proof. It only needs a wipe from time to time. 

You can even request a different pattern, or if you have your own artist to work with, you can order it raw (in black). The rubber also gives you a very welcoming back and seat surface in comparison with a lot of outdoor plastic chairs.

The Tire Chair: Functional, Comfortable, Low Maintenance and most of all Environmental Friendly and Fun!!

For more information on renovation and design, please email TC Chou tcnyc@yahoo.com, Residential Architect or contact marie@manobluedesign.com for your architectural or Interior design projects.

 

 

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