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Beautiful look of Coral in design...

Coral design accessories What is a coral?

A coral is a rocklike deposit consisting of the calcareous skeletons secreted by various anthozoans. Coral deposits often accumulate to form reefs or islands in warm seas.

They can come in red-orange, pinkish, or white colors with a variety of  shades and are used a lot to make jewelry and ornaments.

Adopting the coral look at home is bringing a beautiful natural element from the sea into your interior.

Many designers have used corals in their designs wether natural or man made. They all bring a special architectural or peaceful touch depending of heir size, color  and shapes to the room.

Coral chandelier from Moth Design- Interior Design GHISLAINE VIÑAS

Sculptural lamp in coral shape- Design Amanda Nisbet

Coral Ginger jar- WSHome

Natural shells and corals display

Coral bedding set- WSHome

Coral art work- Design Amanda Nisbet

White Coral chandelier- interior design Hernan Arriaga

Coral accents- Interior design Tobi Fairley

Loving the Coral look? Let me know if you have corals at home or planning to  integrate some in your decor?

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

Country Interior Design Style

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"Country interior design style is very welcoming and comfortable."

Country interior design is all about lived-in comfort. The emphasis is on natural materials, handcrafted features and time-worn charm. I find it very cozy.

Your color palette can vary widely, but country decorating gets inspiration from the surrounding landscape. That's why you often will see color schemes centered on greens, reds, blues, beige and white to name a few.

The materials and textures you use are key to anchoring this style. Tactile surfaces of wood, wicker weaving, wrought iron, stone, pottery, tin and other natural or earthy materials work well and provide great visual texture as well.

Floral or checked fabric made of simple materials, like cotton and linen, compliment a casual, country style. You can go with more sophisticated silk and damask if you are creating a more refined, "cottage" variation of this style.

While there is a sense of history and age with country decorating, it doesn’t have to always be overly rough-hewn and woodsy. The country style can also be presented in a softly sophisticated way as is the case with French Country style. Speaking of French Country...Toile De Jouy is great fabric to incorporate into this look because it has a decidedly rural, European feel.

Consider soft, fresh colors for your country inspired home. The overall look should bring to mind the long traditions of living in the countryside. Whatever variation of country interior design you choose to create, always remember the end result should look soft and built up over time.

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Style Tips:

- Mix floral patterns with checks and stripes for upholstery and fabrics. Don't try to make everything match precisely.

- Use curtains to enhance and soften the windows.

- Incorporate antique furniture or hand-crafted decorative accessories throughout the scheme.

- Natural floors (like wood) work best. Area rugs can be used, but leave some parts of the floor exposed. Wall to wall carpet is not ideal because it doesn’t have that built up, layered look.

- Bead board can be used to create a strong country feel in a space. Consider using it on the walls, ceiling or perhaps just the wall area below a chair rail.

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

Have you decorated your home in Country style? Do you think that you are likely to use Country style for your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment!

The canopy bed of my dreams!

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"Creating a romantic bedroom look with a canopy bed!"

A canopy bed is a decorative bed somewhat similar to a four-poster bed.  A typical canopy bed usually features posts at each of the four corners extending four feet high or more above the mattress.  Ornate or decorative fabric is often draped across the upper space between the posts and a solid swath of cloth may create a ceiling, or canopy directly over the bed.

The canopy bed came into existence more from utilitarian means than that of extravagance or decadence.  In fact, the earliest incarnations were probably beds of common people seeking an additional layer of shelter beyond that of a less-than-impenetrable thatch roof.  Canopy beds with curtains that could completely enclose the bed were used by lords and noblemen in medieval Europe for warmth and privacy, as their attendants often slept in the same room.  Until the 16th century, these beds, even those of the nobles, were fairly plain and understated.  During this period, carved work on the headboard and posts became popular and more ornate canopy beds followed.

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Today’s canopy beds generally fit into one of two categories: traditional or contemporary.

Most of the traditional canopy beds will have a Victorian aesthetic, with either metal rod frames or intricately carved wood frames and posts.  These throwbacks will also often feature ruffled, pleated elaborate draping, sometimes with rather heavy cloth.

In contrast, contemporary canopy beds generally employ a cleaner, simpler design.  Wood, metal, or a combination of the two is used in the construction of modern canopy beds, which usually have little to no detail on the foot and headboards and often feature sharp, geometric designs.

Wether you like contemporary/ modern furniture or more traditional/ classic look, you can create an equaly romantic space.

Look at some beautiful designer creations and interiors featuring canopy beds...

Classical Canopy Beds by Charles P. Rogers

Dominio Canopy Bed treatment

Anouska Hempel Design Canopy Bed

Canopy bed - Anouska Hempeldesign

Canopy bed

 canopy bed from Attila Design

Canopy bed design- Katie Ridder uses a floral cotton by Muriel Brandolini

Canopy bed with mirrors & embroidered Indian silk panels - Design Bunny Williams

Which one is your favorite? Let me know by leaving a comment on the Blog! Thank you.

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

The Hexagonal shape helps you live longer!

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A beautiful area rug with hexagonal patterns

The hexagonal shape is used more and more in the world of Interior Design. In Feng Shui, it represents longevity, expansiveness and celestial power. With its 6 facets, the hexagon supports your home and introduces the notion that things will last. The number 6 is one of the luckiest numbers for the Chinese community.

Here are a few ideas to help you bring more of the number 6 luck into your life throw design.

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Fun yellow hexagonal side tables from West Elm

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Dramatic hexagonal mirror

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Cute hexagonal ottoman from Nate Berkus

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Hexagonal wall tiles arranged in a very geometric pattern for a very chic look.

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Hexagonal shapes create a honeycomb look on this classic wallpaper.

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Elegant Marquetry trays from Williams- Sonoma.

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

Have you used hexagonal shaped accents or furniture in your home? Do you think that you are likely to use hexagonal shapes in your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment on my blog!

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Nature inspired rooms designs

Nature inspired room

Many modern interior design trends are taking something for themselves from the history. Everything is changing but some things are staying the same - in fashion and in home design, in all trends. One of those elements is using colors and ornaments that are inspired by nature.

I have selected for you very pretty rooms all infused with nature…

soft blue flower wallpaper

This delicate wallpaper and light blue flowery bed cover makes  soft statement by homesandgardens.com

Bedroom with bird wallpaper

Turquoise tables and lamps along with blue curtains give this bedroom added personality and flair. Love that bird wallpaper! -Domino

Light pink bedroom with nature inspired wallpaper

Light pink bedroom with nature inspired wallpaper

Vibrant dining room with a green and nature theme

Vibrant dining room with a green bamboo theme

Asian theme bedroom

Very pretty Cherry blossom bedroom theme

Anne French bedroom design

Anne French bedroom design via House of Turquoise

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Hotel Selenza in Madrid via LaDolceVita

Turquoise and green design

Nature look in Turquoise and green

Dining room nature mural

Dining room nature mural

Bedroom design by Amanda Nisbet

Bedroom design by Amanda Nisbet

Nature wallpaper- Design by Erin Valencia

Design by Erin valencia

Nature inspired Wallpaper

Nature inspired Wallpaper- Just beautiful!

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

Don't you love this nature inspired rooms? Which one is your favorite?

Let me know about it by leaving a comment on the Blog!

Red Interior designs!

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Red is a vibrant and stimulating color that is believed to bring good fortune and happiness.

Red is a very bold color which sometimes intimidate people. They are not sure how to use it in design and are afraid it will look too much of a strong color.

It can actually really affect people moods, making shy people more courageous for example. It also brings passion and excitement to people’s life. Red can really make people feel empowered.

In Feng Shui, Red is a fire color that will bring new prospects ahead and enhance energies. It is also associated with the recognition and fame.

In design, I always recommend using red to bring warmth and comfort to a room. There are multitude shades of red so depending of the room and the habitants tastes  a cranberry red, an orange red, a burgundy red, just to cite a few, can be used.

Sometimes to create drama or warmth, you can paint an accent wall in red . You can also paint an entire room red as long as the furniture pieces of the room are in a more neutral color.

Also, red can be used for major pieces of furniture in the room to make a dramatic statement or bring sexiness to the room or Red can just be infused in a room through accessories or lighting.

Using too much red in a room where occupants don’t want to feel exited is not a good idea. For instance if your child has excess energy, it is not recommended to paint his bedroom in red.

Often red is used in dining rooms, Kitchens, and even restaurants. This is a great color to increase appetite.

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Elegant living room furnished with a beautiful line of classic furniture

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I have used Red combined with Feng Shui in this bedroom design as a one accent wall for a woman who was looking for a passionate relationship in her life. After a few weeks, she actually found this special person…

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Very red british red decor- Jonathan Adler

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Lots of red accents! Red curtains, frames, throws, pillows and bed skirts! - Domino Mag

For more information on colors to use for designing your rooms using Feng shui, contact Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com

Have you used red paint or accessories in your home?

Do you think that you are likely to use red in your home in the near future?

If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment on the Blog!

My Favorite Wing Chairs!

A wing chair is a tall-backed, heavily upholstered easy chair with armrests and large "wings", or "lugs", mounted to the armrests and enclosing the head or torso areas of the body to protect against drafts. They first appeared in the late 17th century—when the wings were sometimes known as “cheeks”—and they have maintained their popularity through a series of revivals ever since. Often they form part of a set, or suite.

Now days, they still have the wings but they come in all shapes, sizes, materials and looks.

Which one is your favorite?

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Michael Malmborg's WING Chair
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McCartney chair by John Charles Designs
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Seth Stevens - Mr. Wing Chair
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The Regina Chair by Paolo Rizzatto- Source Patricia Gray
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Wing Chair by George Smith- Tom Dixxon
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Cuddle Wing Chair by Vincente Wolf
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Anderson Wing Chair- William- Sonoma
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Egg Chair by DWR
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Gabriel Chair- Oly studio
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CH445 WingChair- Suite NY

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

Which one of these wing chair is your favorite and why? Let me know about it by leaving a comment! Thanks.

Just imagine- Colorful staircases designs...

Sometimes taken for granted, it is one of the most important elements of any building. Staircases link two or more floors and can be built and finished of different kinds of materials. From modern and simple to grand and elaborate, architects and designers are drawing up unique ways to bridge vertical distances. But what about their look? You can actually decorate the staircase in your home and let it be a showcase of your personality!

Usually unnoticed, when interior decorating your home, this area of the house plays an important role in the day-to-day lifestyle. Do you sit on the stairs to talk or to put your shoes on in the morning? Are the stairs used as a holding area for clothes to be put away or items to remember to bring with the next morning? The staircase may welcome guests or be part of the last part of your day. Here are unique designs to show you how to decorate a staircase to bring personality, décor, and pizzazz up and down.

Staircase with an orange runner

Happy and  Beautiful looking this staircase with orange runner! Look very grandiose...

Comfortable staircases look in one of my clients home- Marie Burgos Design

Multicolor staircases

Multicolor and fun these house staircases!

Staicase with Light blue runner

Soft beach house feel with this Staircases with Light blue runner.

Staircases with Light grey runner

This painted runner give a very chic look to these staircases. The orange accent is a beautiful addition.

Staircases with runner and rope

These very long Staircases showcase a beautiful runner with shades of  beige, tan and chocolate, still showing the rich shiny wooden  steps. The  creative rope option chosen as a handrail  adds functionality and chic to the decor.

Staircases with multicolor runner

Multicolor runner on these traditional staircases- Very unexpected, fun and beautiful!

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

Which one is your favorite? Please let me know about it by leaving a comment!

Sunshine in your interior design with yellow!

picture-171 Yellow is the color of sunlight, cheerful and uplifting. Yellow always lightens and brightens any space, as well as creates a cozy, welcoming feng shui feeling. From hot Sunflower Yellow, or Canary Yellow to pale Buttery tones, or even Mustard tones.

Yellow color is an excellent feng shui choice for the children rooms, as well as the family room.

Yellow is sunshine. It is a warm color that brings happiness and joy.

Although it can work as the primary color, yellow often works best as a companion to other colors. It creates a great accent color. Use bright yellow to create excitement when red or orange may be too strong or too dark. Yellow can be perky.

Yellow color wakes up the room like the rising sun.

Any dull, dark room with little sunlight will greatly benefit from a Yellow based feng shui scheme to compensate for the lack of light and bring the gentle warmth of the sun. Color researchers believe color Yellow to increase self-esteem and strengthen the overall well-being. So don't hold, use yellow!

Here are some wonderful interiors using Yellow.

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Bright happy yellow curtains highlight the sunshine coming in through in this comfortable living room.

picture-261Yellow chinoiserie wallpaper and yellow ceramic lamps adorn Kelly Weastler design.

picture-47Soft palette of colors! This children's bedroom is full of treasures against a light yellow striped wall for a lot of interest. - Southern Living.

picture-451The Queen of Taupe uses a yellow touch with this wing chair in a rich mustard velvet against a neutral cream and black palette design - Kelly Hoppen

picture-271Very chic mix of chocolate and mustard yellow in this bedroom by Amanda Nisbet.

For more information on colors for designing your rooms using Feng shui, contact Marie Burgos at marie@manobluedesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com

Have you used yellow paint or accessories in your home? Do you think that you are likely to use yellow in your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment!

Black floor Design style!

Black floor create a chic and warm atmosphere. Paired with contrasted walls or window treatment, they look sophisticated. here are beautiful examples of black floor applications in this designers amazing retreats...

Black painted  floor- Design by Robert Brown

What do you think? Me too! Love the shot of color injected into this relatively simple space - the space reminds me of the quintessential Queenslander - with the VJ walls and simple wood crown molding. Love the contract between the painted black wood floors and the white walls and the classical motifs (the horse, the chairs legs) set against the plucky color. Who's eye created this work? Robert Brown.

Glossy black floor  in living room design

Beautiful glossy black floor makes this colorful rug pop giving life to the space.

black carpeting in living room design by Brett Design

Elegant interior with designed by Brett Design

Kelly Hoppen's home

Kelly Hoppen new home living room in Chepstow UK.

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Kelly Hoppen beautiful black floor application. How elegant!

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

Do you like black floors? Do you think that you are likely to use style for your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment!