Thursday, May 31, 2012

Like Magic

This product, "Magic" Sliding Door System, recently popped up in my inbox and I had to share.  I love the sliding door feature in interiors.  While it hails from the "barn door" function, it can actually be quite contemporary in look a home.

This system runs on a hidden track so it is very clean and concise looking.
The door appears to be functioning "magically".

The system is Italian made and imported by AFFurniture her in the US.  AFFurniture is known for their "modern solutions for the home" and a good resource to keep on hand.  I'm definitely stashing this product away to use in a future project!

Photos via AFFurniture

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Bright, Sunshiny Day

round mirror and rustic console
Sun Rooms are great for allowing one to feel like your outdoors with all the comforts of the indoors.

I recently completed a project of furnishing and accessorizing a sun room. We incorporated a lot of rustic elements, birds, birdcages, leaf motifs and bright colors that are perfectly suited to the clients taste and the rest of the house while making it an unique "outdoor" space.
open, colorful and rustic furniture layout

Colorful floral motifs in family room setting

I changed out the lighting for some unique pieces that add a fun element to the space.
diamond shaped Capiz shell globe pendant
Here is a custom chair that is a great stand-alone piece.
rust colored upholstery on custom slipper chair in sun room
What is your opinion of sun rooms?  Do you have one, or wish you did?

Photos by Rebecca Ward

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Blogging Your Way 2.0

Holly Becker of Decor8 blog is at it again.  You may remember that I took her Blogging Your Way class in the winter of 2010 which majorly revolutionized the way I blog and the look of it.  She has decided to offer a follow up class that I just signed up for in the month of June. 

I feel like I have been letting my beloved Design R blog get a little out of shape as a result of my business seeing growth (yay!)  However, Design R is one of my loves and I think it's time to put the running shoes on and get it back into shape!

Be looking for some life to be pumped back into this blog and some great changes as I get much cherished feedback from my classmates.

If you are interested in Holly's e-courses for your own blog, you can find out more here.

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Day in San Francisco

A few days ago, my Designer friend, DeAnna Mackensen of REDesign Interiors and I donned our "sensible shoes" and headed down to San Francisco. 

We attended a seminar for Lexington Furniture in their new MacQueen Showroom at the Design Center.  We learned about their latest lines and got to try out some of the great pieces they had out on the floor.

After lunch we headed over to the beautiful hills of Pacific Heights to attend this year's Decorator Showcase house, which they do every May.
We weren't allowed to take photos without the designer's there to give us permission so I can't show you much except for the Media Room.  We were fortunate that Colby Proctor, the Senior Designer of the Weaver Design Group was there to answer our questions about their fabulous design.
Photo via DeAnna Mackensen

I love these oversize nailheads!

If you are in San Francisco this May, I recommend checking out the house.  I found it especially appealing this year in that there was a congruent theme between the rooms. The color palettes and design styles blended better than I have ever noticed in the past.  A great feat to accomplish when 30 designers are involved!

Photos by Rebecca Ward, U.N.O.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A New Look

I'm so glad to get my newly redesigned business cards (thank you Krista Roark for the graphic design!) I think it's a great fresh look for RWD. Be watching for some trickle down changes in my blog and website image.