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                               S U M M E R                                       2013                                    eNewsletter

                                                                               "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap...but by the seeds you sow"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Robert Louis Stevenson

                                                                                                                                                           

FAUCET NEWS!      RUG PERFECTION!    SCREENING SOLUTIONS!     WHAT'S NEW?      BACK SPLASH WOW!

EVERYTHING is coming up   

                           MUSIC....

                              

                                                   NEW

                              KOHLER     2015 Innovation

                       It takes Moxie to shower out loud!           

                  Your music!  Your shower!  Your time! ....to chill out...to sing!!!

The Moxie shower head + wireless speaker deliver up to 7 hours of music, news and more by pairing wireless with your device enabled with Bluetooth® technology. Just you + water + clean, clear sound.

                                                        www.kohler.com

               

           No electrical needed! 

       The Shower Head that SINGS!

                     Moxie

Sync your device enabled with Bluetooth® technology with the wireless speaker from up to 32 feet away. Invite your playlist, podcast or live broadcast into the shower.


Plus, you can take your music with you anywhere. The Moxie speaker plays wirelessly in or out of the shower, so you can charge it up to use in the kitchen or take to the beach.

     

 

                                       Another NEW innovation....DELTA TOUCH 20! 

                                                         Turn ON......Turn OFF

                                       ..simply touch anywhere...anytime..

                                  Automatic shut off!         Adjust water flow and temperature the traditional way!  

                                                                          www.deltafaucet.com


   CREATE..a perfect RUG!!                

                  It's  Magical!

Clients are opting to create their own personal RUGS!  Oriental rugs are  a lifetime investment...and client's are realizing 'maybe, they don't want to keep a rug  forever'.  You may want to change color or style...so why pay the exorbitant prices for Oriental?  A custom rug, fabricated from carpet...gives you many options for color, design and the PERFECT size for your room.  


   Area Rugs..achieved with carpet by the yard..a popular 2013 trend!




             Bagira, Shalimar Collection  (All cutting and serging services available through Custom Image Interiors)

Flooring is the cornerstone of any design scheme. Once you decide on the carpet to be fabricated into a rug...the wall color, window treatment, fabrics and furnishings will follow. Flooring is also an integral ingredient in setting the style of a room. Choose an animal print, like Bagira from the Shalimar collection, for an exotic, sophisticated look...or La Jolla from the California collection for a contemporary and comfortable look. What’s on the floor...whether it’s a solid color or an elaborate pattern...will create the mood.

Pattern is an important consideration when choosing an area rug made from carpet.  There are many reasons to give it special attention. Practically speaking, it can hide a multitude of spills, spots and wear. Even a subtle pattern, created by varying textures for example, will help to conceal blemishes. Pattern adds detail to a room, whether it’s geometric, floral or an animal print (above) to give your room that added 'splash' of excitement.





SIMPLE!

                              DRAMATIC!

                                                              INVITING!


The muted caramel colored 'modern patterned' area rug...adds interest to this family room...a popular gathering spot!  

Using a broadloom carpet, cut to the perfect dimensions for this homeowner, is a winner.  Don't let anyone tell you that simplicity is boring or out-of-date!







                               Remember...

It's important...not to become carried away... with too bold a rug in a room with interesting architecture and character!  I always try to create a hierarchy...don't allow too many 'starlets' to mingle in one room together....they start to fight!






                    A Rogue Element
                     of

            S  U  R  P  R  I  S  E

Room arrangement and furniture selection is of utmost importance for creation of the 'rogue element'.   Furniture is like people...fill the room with interesting ones...and the conversation will never be DULL!!!  Don't fill your room with usual suspects like Belgian linen fabric and mohogany wood. Try a bold, textured fabric or painted wood to engage an element of mystery into the room.


                                          Exciting!   Come to the Forefront!         

 



               EXOTIC!

Fashion lines, dramatic fabric twists and a fusion of diverse style..make this kitchen island eating area the place to gather.  The 'rogue' chairs say it all. Common ordinary chairs would not suffice!  From a Marge Carson Collection. These chairs are casual but elegant.

                             

   

                                          2015 Trend ....a look beyond comfort!

                     Sensually Savvy Sideboard! 

A inviting and symmetrical filigree design on this console...lights up any corner in your home.   The rogue, but warm silver painted piece is timeless in any environment.   This focal point corner will be a smashing addition and exudes a graceful, classic flow for your room!

                                 NEW in 2015...Your  P e r s o n a l  Shopper...rare finds!

                                                        Maitland Smith 

                                         Georgian Book Stand
A charming build and unmistakable allure.... make this table a magnetic addition. A seamless combination of versatile design and adaptable looks make this table an all-inclusive solution to providing both style and utility. With the implementation of this table there is no need to worry about sacrificing either element.


                                                      35" W x 34" H x 16" D


                                  Retail $1096        Custom Image Interiors    $830

             


           


           Universal Bedroom Decorative Mirror



       Captures the Essence of Comfortable

Casual Living...but with a touch of eclecticism.  This Decorative Mirror with 'hand carved' elements...makes you feel 'right at home' Beautiful with any decor...


                                             36" W x 36" H x 2" D 



                     Retail $645    Custom Image Interiors $490

                 Retractable Screening SOLUTIONS!

                             Introducing

                      THE PHANTOM SCREEN

The Phantom Screen door screen provides the utility of a conventional screen with none of the unsightly results. It is there when you need it, and not when you don’t. No other door screen is as stylish,versatile and functional.

Retractable, disappearing screen doors operate on a similar principal to spring-loaded pull down blinds, except they pull across. Screens have flexible mesh that rolls up, and can be custom fit for almost any opening. When the Phantom Screen is not in use, it retracts into its protective housing and blends into the décor of its surroundings. 

 

What's NEW?  Painted furniture is loosening the stranglehold that stained wood once held. Also on the rise...are textured lacquers and shark-skin look fabrics.  Heavy felt fabrics are being updated, once again, with animal prints...popular and modernistic.  Saucy, stenciled cowhide leathers are all the rage. They are being used to give traditional furnishings an updated, edgy look. It seems...everything old is 'new' again.  Collections include fresh..very individualized looks.    

If you're looking for a new look with your 'old' bookcases....apply back panel with a colorful textured fabric..which can be applied with wallpaper paste and adhered as you would wallpaper.  Measure and cut to fit.  Make sure...the fabric is a wide width...so you don't have to seam.  Adding fabric will update this piece and make a WOW statement....and give you the feel of a 'new' addition to your room. This is a quick project...with lasting results.                                                                            

    


                              N E W


                   ..stripe it WIDE! 

Wallpaper is once again 'in vogue' for any room.  In 2013, the trend has been towards wider stripes...which can be created for any room!

 


Apply a horizontal stripe  for a  very contemporary look...and emphasis some drama in your life.  It will move you into the mainstream.  

 Kitchen          Bedroom       Dining Room

Geometric Patterns SIZZLE.... This fabric is the embodiment of all things bold & glamorous. The modern two-tone color palette creates a sleek and exclusive look. This can be showcased in any room.

      Fabrics!                             Fabrics!                        Fabrics!

      

                      Upholstered Bed Frame.....Comfort and Elegance! 

Embellishing a bed frame with fabric is a an interesting way to make a statement.  Many options are available from nail head trim to silk fabric. It can be casual or 'out of this world' elegant.  Shapes and sizes can vary according to the design!  

                                                        Try these fabric options:

         SILK    LINEN     LEATHER     CORDUROY     SUEDE                

                              NEUTRAL Palette.....a Designers DREAM! 

Have you tried to create a neutral color palette only to end up with a room that is a lifeless sea of beige? A room that is not so much soothing... but a complete snooze?

Decorating entirely in neutral colors can create a space that is soothing, sophisticated and warm... if it is done well. A lot of people are afraid to use color, worried that they will get it wrong, so they end up with all neutral colors by default. But it takes more than a lack of colors to create a successfully executed neutral color palette. Take a look at these beautiful examples and my observations on what makes these rooms work.
                  These beautiful rooms give you multiple examples of the principles that make a neutral color palette beautiful.

The Benjamin Moore colors of Bleeker Beige (HC 80) on adjacent walls, Stone Brown (2112-30) and Ballet White (OC-9) on fireplace, give you a soft, warm, classic ambiance...which never fails!!

                                 



Timeless and traditional, this warm neutral palette pairs deep brown and a classic shade of austere white for a look that is always in style.





                                                                TEXTURE

When you don't have dazzling colors to create interest and get attention, other aspects of your room become even more important. Texture is one of them.  In the room below, the light is reflected and absorbed at different angels on the fabric of sofa.  The leather ottoman, a focal point piece...reflects the light as well.  A textured area rug, which was fabricated out of carpet broadloom yardage...gives you the added 'heavy' texture...which brings all the elements together for you.

                                                                DEPTH

Using several shades of neutral will add depth.  In this bedroom, the upholstered bed and the seating employ various different color hues.  In addition, the walls are a complimentary tone.  Bringing in dark wood accent pieces, makes the simplicity INTERESTING! Coordinating fabric marries the rug design!

"Remember...to always purchase the best seating pieces within your budget when you're planning a room.  You'll use them and touch them every day...so you'll  notice the difference in comfort and style.  Choose a few 'wow' pieces...and your space will be elevated to exceptional...even if you have purchased a variety of bargain pieces. "   
                                                                                                                                                                               Paula E Broghammer, Allied Member ASID

        Using PLEDGE Furniture Polish to clean stainless steel appliances is a unbelievable discovery!  Spray on!  Wipe off!   

                 Backsplash WOW! 

Tin backsplashes bring to mind the designs of yesteryear.. particularly the ceilings of the early 20th century..in homes and taverns. Along with tin, stainless steel is becoming popular for backsplashes. Change it out...and watch the transformation bring your room alive!!


    Make a SPLASH!  Dazzle your room with these BACKSPLASHES! 

Marrying a modern material with a classic mosaic pattern, creates a sophisticated, luminescent backdrop.  The textured reflective surface of this 'stainless steel' backsplash... changes with the intensity and direction of the light..for modernistic appeal. 

           Thank you for reading Custom Image Interiors SUMMER eNEWSLETTER

                                                                           Paula E Broghammer, Allied Member ASID