Posts Tagged: The English Room

SUMMER DESIGN TRENDS WITH ELLE DECOR

Before LCDQ, ELLE DECOR asked us about our favorite summer design trends. Read below for everyone’s most anticipated trends paired with the gorgeous images from Elle Decor. 

SUMMER DESIGN TRENDS YOU’LL LOVE THIS YEAR-STRAIGHT FROM THE TOP TASTEMAKERS- Bridget Mallon

The ambassadors for this year’s La Cienega Design Quarter (LCDQ) Legends event know a thing or two about design. Here, they share the trends we can look forward to in the warmer months.

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CATHY AUSTIN/ BESPOKE BANTER

“As summer approaches I am most excited about incorporating patterns reminiscent of warmer climates into my designs and wardrobe, such as Balinese batiks, Guatemalan textiles and Indian ikats.  I am also leaning towards palettes evocative of fruity cocktails such as chartreuse, citron, and coral, beckoning the carefree days ahead…hopefully to be spent in the sun, surf and salty air!”

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JENNIFER BOLES / THE PEAK OF CHIC

“It’s nice to see wicker being used in more sophisticated ways.  A lot of the wicker furniture I’m seeing has a high-style, mid 1970s feel to it.”

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DIANE DORRANS SAEKS/ THE STYLE SALONISTE

“India is a great source of ideas, inspiration and design. I love and celebrate fine Indian craftsmanship. I love the delight and surprise of embellished and handwoven Rajasthan fabrics. The randomness and inherent beauty of handcrafted Ikats and sari silks gives rooms character and a charming connection to the past. I’ve just returned from India, which is now the world center for handcrafted fabrics, rugs and weaving, jewels, block-printing, wood carving, quilting, metalwork, and so many centuries-old refined techniques. I love the tradition of exquisite hand embroidery, like those from the Jean-Francois Lesage studio in Chennai.  Many American, English and French designers are working on textile design and new product in India now.”

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MARISA MARCONTONIO/ STYLEBEAT

“Summer means a carefree laid back lifestyle, and I am looking forward to entertaining with all the incredible sea-life inspired tabletops and accessories that are made with coral and fish prints. And color, of course! All the vivid bright colors come out in the summertime and stand up to the brighter, longer days and relaxed tome that summer brings. I love the details found in traditional summer settings-rose covered cottages of Sconset in Nantucket, the charming beach escapes along the East Coast. I am ready to enjoy a sandy feet getaway filled with American charm and lots of casual, easy entertaining.”

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HOLLY PHILLIPS/ THE ENGLISH ROOM

“I am ecstatic about the return of bold color.  It is back with a vengeance with the return of wallpaper and pattern. Say goodbye to neutral walls. My theory exclaiming “beige is boring” has never been more true. Embrace summer with the bold colors of every sunset and sunrise.”

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PALOMA CONTRERAS/ LA DOLCE VITA

“This summer, I am looking forward to embracing classic design elements that work both indoors and outdoors. Think natural fibers like straw, seagrass, and rattan; blue and white stripes, and pops of vibrant green.  These are elements that work as well poolside as they do in a tabletop setting, bedroom or living space. You can’t go wrong with timeless design staples.”

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JULIE CARLSON/ REMODELISTA

“This summer I am looking forward to a lot of dinner parties on the porch; I’m loving the new enamel flatware that seems to be everywhere. It’s great for casual  indoor/ outdoor  entertaining.”

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JEANNE CHUNG/ COZY STYLISH CHIC

“I’m excited about what I’m seeing being done with wood finishes– we’re going back to the classic techniques and finishes of yesteryear and using them in conjunction with more modern shapes and forms. Cerused/ limed oak wood finishes (which originated in England in the 16th century) are becoming even more dramatic with contrasting and non-traditional colors, and are being used in furniture, floors, and wall finishes. Marquetry, the art of applying small pieces of wood veneer in varying wood species and finishes to create a decorative pattern or picture is another summer trend I am looking forward to.  The marquetry seen today takes a classic art form and translates it using modern, geometric shapes so that it is relevant to the way we live today. Even though the forms may not be classic, the techniques used to achieve what we are seeing and bringing into our homes are. This goes to show that the past continues to influence the future of design.”

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WILL TAYLOR / BRIGHT BAZAAR

“I’m excited to see blue and white reinterpreted for the 2015 summer season. Influences from Dutch ceramics and classic Chinoiserie are going to be seen alongside graphic geometric patterns, a bold and fresh take on a a classic color combination for a high-summer look.

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PEACHY MAGAZINE: THE ENGLISH ROOM

The best part of writing for Peachy Magazine is that I get to brag about the creativity of my extraordinary friends! This month’s featured interior is by Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, also known as The English Room, to her numerous followers on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media outlets. To read the interactive article, please click here.
Holly’s bold use of color in this gorgeous interior has become her trademark.  She is truly a creative force in everything she touches whether it is her interior design aesthetic, her blog, “Musings of a Design Aficionado,” her fashion sense, and her shopping style!  Enjoy seeing the world through Holly’s technicolor-ed glasses….

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

“If we all shop small, it will be huge!” 
I ran this post two years ago on the second annual Small Business Saturday and have added a few more to the list….Here of my favorite Charlotte design and fashion haunts that are all run by small business owners that are incredibly talented, chic and stylish. Shop away!

Courtesy of Abode

ABODE– 201 West Worthington Avenue

Mary Miller’s beautiful storefront features upholstery, lighting, case pieces and original artwork from local and regional artists.
Ornaments at B.D. Jeffries

B.D. JEFFRIES 720 Governor Morrison Street Suite E110

Books, tabletop, holiday decor are showcased in this charming shop along with upholstery, antiques, accessories, and gifts for everyone on your list. 

 

CAMPBELL’S NURSERY- 209 McDonald Avenue
To snap out of a bad mood, just walk through the doors of Campbell’s Nursery. Jesse Campbell’s orchid filled space will lift your spirits and make you want to fill every room in your home with his beautiful creations. 

 

Tony Duquette Jewels
Oscar de la Renta Skirt

CAPITOL 4010 Sharon Road
For the true fashionista, this is THE place to shop. Tastemaker Laura Vinroot Poole curates an extraordinary collection of the finest fashions, shoes and jewelry from urban chic to haute couture.

Courtesy of Circa

CIRCA– 2321 Crescent Avenue

Style mavens Cindy Smith, Jane Schwab and their talented team have everything you could possibly need for your home, party, or next gift. Their ever expanding inventory includes unique antiques, original art, accessories, upholstery, lighting, tabletop, books, candles, and jewelry. 

CHEZ ELLE– 532 Governor Morrison Street

The lovely Laryn Adams has an eye for the unique and up and coming designers. Her fearless taste in clothes and accessories makes this shop unlike any other in town.

THE ENGLISH ROOM-519 Fenton Place

On a quaint street in Eastover, interior designer, blogger, shopaholic (self professed) Holly Hollingsworth Phillips has collected a delightful assortment of modern and colorful home accessories, gifts, furnishings and jewelry.
Artist Windy O’Connor
Hifell Brooks Gallery

HIDELL BROOKS GALLERY1910 South Boulevard

Katherine Hidell Thomas and Rebecca Brooks specialize in the work of “well established and solid emerging artists working in a contemporary narrative and figurative vein.”
Holiday Gifts at Isabella

ISABELLA715 Providence Road

Erin Doughtery’s tranquil shop features fine bedding and bath linens, luxury pajamas, accessories and fragrances in an idyllic setting.
Mrs. Howard

MRS. HOWARD 1001 East Morehead Street

Just to see how Phoebe and Jim Howard rehabilitated this Charlotte landmark is worth the trip alone. Stunning room settings are perfectly styled and include artwork, upholstery,accessories, tabletop, books, and candles.
Ornaments Galore at Paper Skyscraper

 
PAPER SKYSCRAPER 330 East Boulevard
For the cheeky and those with a sense of humor, this is THE place.  Voted  “Charlotte’s Best Gift Store,” “Best Place to Buy a Present ,” and “Best Place to Buy a Stylish Gift” by several local publications.  This is hands down the best place in town to purchase everything thing from hilarious cards and design books to gift wrapping and an amazing selection of Christmas ornaments.



SLOAN 1419 East Boulevard
For the past 13 years, Courtney Sloan and Jill Sloan Pleune have been delighting Charlotteans with their fun fashions from denim to formal attire. This one stop shop can outfit you in everything from head to toe-earrings, dress, accessories, shoes-DONE!

Support a variety of small business owners at any of these boutiques:

Courtesy of Alexander Scott
 
ALEXANDER  SCOTT 208 East Boulevard
David Newcombe and Rusty Griffith’s mission is to “Provide the extraordinary”   The owners have a created a beautiful home for 70 vendors in the old McColl Center for Fine Art. The two story open setting is the perfect showcase for vendors to display their goods including everything from jewelry and small accessories to antiques, artwork, and upholstery.
Courtesy of Post and Gray

POST AND GRAY- 2139 South Tryon Street

This 7000 square foot warehouse holds lighting, upholstery, drapery, artwork and antiques from over 35 merchants.  

SLATE INTERIORS 1401 Central Avenue Suite 102

More than 50 artists, merchants and designers sell their wares at this Plaza Midwood outpost.  Described as “Paris Flea Market meets Soho.”

HAPPY SHOPPING!