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08Mar 2018

Life In A Luxury Hotel

Life In A Luxury Hotel

I recently took a small vacation to Naples Florida with my husband back in January of this year. We stayed at the wonderful Ritz-Carlton Resort.
As soon you enter the lobby you could tell why this is a five-star resort

The interiors were pure luxury. The design of the hotel was not your typical Florida hotel design. They didn’t use what you would expect of pastel beach colors. The only flamingo pink I could found was in the gift shop.
The design of the hotel was more of my style of new traditional chic. Formal furniture that has clean lines, with comfort in mind, the use of luxury fabrics, and beautiful lighting. Always a little sparkle.
Want to be inspired to have luxury hotel interiors? Here is way to incorporate in your home.

Keep it simple don’t over clutter the room with furnishing and accessories.

Hall Table photo by Joy Pupel

Hall Table photo by Joy Pupel

As a designer, I recommend to achieve the new traditional style that the furniture is a classic silhouette with new details.

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For seating furniture, it’s about comfort and clean lines.

RC spa lighting

Crystal Chandelier photo by Joy Pupel

RC Lighting

Drum Light photo by Joy Pupel

I will tell you that lighting is always importing. I love to add a little sparkle. With finishes and details for example, crystals in chandeliers, metal finishes, and glass bases or shades. The sparkle makes the room sings.

When it comes to window treatments new traditional style is not heavy drapery and eliminate swag valence. Keep it simple.

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I love how they built a valence around the window treatment, so you cannot see the hardware.
This was one of the only Florida details that I could find in the resort with stationary shutters.

Lighted Mirror photo by Joy Pupel

Lighted Mirror photo by Joy Pupel

In the bath can we say marble. The marble has a glossy finish that adds a little sparkle. A glam mirror with backlighting will make anybody look gorgeous. If you have room to add a water closet for privacy, how luxurious is that?

photo by Joy Pupel

photo by Joy Pupel

Let’s talk about the bed, I think the biggest trend I’ve been seeing for the past five years is beautiful oversize upholster headboards. Wouldn’t you love to have breakfast in bed delivered to you this bed?

Luxury living doesn’t have to be an expensive hotel vacation. You can also have that five-star hotel design in your home.

Ritz-Carlton Naples Florida  photo by Joy Pupel

Ritz-Carlton Naples Florida photo by Joy Pupel

I must thank the staff at the Ritz-Carlton Naples Florida resort. The staff at the resort was so friendly, polite, professional, and always had a smile. They treated us like we were the most important guest that was staying at the hotel.
Special thanks to Danielle Travis the public relations manager at the resort for allowing me access to fresh room for my photos.

Book your reservation with me to design your next luxury hotel home.

joy@grcreativespaces.com

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15Jan 2018

Why I use a life coach

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 Why may you want to have a life coach? Because sometimes you feel out of balance or just need some perspective on what to do next in life.  That’s how I feel lately and sat down with a life coach Jillian Johnson https://jillianj.com/  For me it was trying to put all the puzzle pieces together and have a roadmap of what’s was around the corner. 

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You ask what is a life coach? It is the process addresses specific personal goals, business successes, and help discover obstacles that are in their way. They make you have accountability for your action and commit to your goals. They draw out a map for your action, so you can get what you want out of life.

 What heck does this have to do with interior design? A lot if you think about it. an Interior Designer is a life coach for your home. I draw a map (Floor Plans) and give you suggestions to improve your life within your home through balance and function with interior design. This helps you find what is blocking you from moving forward in the design process. By taking actions to set goals of making your home or office reflect your lifestyle and tell a story. Many of my clients will say that they dislike how the room looks and never use it. This is usually due to how the furniture is the placed, color, or even the lighting, all of which can throw a room off.

This is where I listen to what your need and wants are for space. These are the same steps that a life coach will take for their clients.

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The steps for your home will be:  

  1. Questionnaire to find out what are your needs and wants
  2. Come up with a plan of action
  3. Rendering
  4. Samples
  5. Shopping list
  6. Final install of your new room.

This is a process to achieve your goal of reflecting what your lifestyle is and story.

 If your home needs an Interior life coach, let’s refresh, remove, and redesign and discover what are the obstacles in your home or office.

Contact me at

http://grcreativespaces.com/

joy@grcreativespaces.com

02Jan 2017

Top Trend for 2017

It’s a throwback to the 90’s. Yes we’re Ice Ice Baby again. In fashion and home decor. How, you ask? If you look at what’s happening in fashion today, it’s reflecting on interiors.

1, Velvet 

The velvet baby doll dress and chokers that we wore in the 90’s are now in fashion again and anything velvet in home decor. You see this with upholstery furniture, beautiful throw pillows, and lush window treatments.

Velvet chair

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Photo via: Pinterest

2, Jewel tones

Jewel tones are rich in color and have depth.

When I first started my career in design, I was working at Ethan Allen as a designer in the mid 90’s Ethan Allen had a collection of fabrics that were in jewel tones. The fabrics had a repeating color of Sapphire, Emerald, Amethyst, Rubies, and gold. They had coordinating patterns a damask, stripes, and plaid. This was a sophisticated bold aesthetics.

Now these colors are being seen in residential designs. By way of vibrant wall colors and rich velvet upholstery.

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photo via: Sherwin Williams paint

 

Benjamin Moore color of the year 2017

Benjamin Moore color of the year 2017

via: Benjamin Moore Shadow 2117-30

 I’m currently repainting an accent wall in a dark blue Sherman Williams paint color name Jay Blue.
SW6797 Jay Blue

SW6797 Jay Blue

I feel you’ll see this trend developing more in late 2017 or in 2018.

 

3, Gold

The final trend gold or back in the days we used to call it brass. Today’s gold is more modern and not the ornate brass from the 90’s.

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Photo via: Windborn Studios www,windbornstudios,net

 

Gold accessories

Gold accessories

What these three trends have in common are modern, sophisticated, and luxury. They display a more mature style.

 

If you’re looking for that luxury design, we can create that for you at Creative Spaces and Designs.

email me joy@grcreativespaces.com

14Jun 2016

Staging Your Home For A Quick Sale

How can you make your home stand out during the busiest time of year for real estate? By staging it to sell.

Home staging is preparing a residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for top asking price. Staging techniques focus on improving a property’s appeal by transforming it into a welcoming and attractive home.

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9A60FFC0-CE31-4963-8559-1061D805342CPhotos By Elise Kutt  www.modbettie.com

First impressions are very important in selling your home. That’s why home staging is so essential to make that first impression a good and lasting one for anyone who enters your home or view it on line. Currently 90% of all real estate is seen on line before potential buyers will step in to any home.

Home staging can reduce a listing’s time on the market by one third to half, and could fetch as much as 6% to 20% more than a non- staged.

According to National Association of Realtors

Most important rooms to be staged:

 Rank of Importance: Room

1 Living Room

2 Kitchen

3 Master Bedroom

4 Dining Room

5 Bathroom

6 Children’s Bedroom

7 Guest Bedroom

Home staging is not a major remodeling project at all. In many cases it involves just rearranging furniture, decluttering, and cleaning.  Priority is space planning.  This is important because you want to show the scale of the room, function of the space, and help the future owner to visualize them self-living there. Remember the goal is to sell the home.

If you would like a Free check list for your home to sell quickly please contact us.    info@grcreativespaces.com

12Jun 2014

Selecting paint colors for your home.

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Kitchen

When selecting a paint colors for your kitchen, you must consider the cabinetry, as this is a big part of the design project. Cabinets are the largest element of the kitchen and most expressive. The most common colors are in the earth tones in browns and yellows. The kitchen is a room you can have some fun by the use of a brick orange (My own kitchen is brick orange with white cabinets.) It has become more popular to have painted cabinetry then a standard wood finish. You can mix it up with different colors cabinets. For example, make the island a darker color and the wall and base cabinets in a light color.

Gray has currently become a big trend for both wall color and cabinetry. I have been using gray colors in recent design project for the past 3-4 years.

It is best not to use blues as a main color because it can suppress your appetite, were reds will stimulate it. This is true for dining room also. Blues and greens can be great for accent colors by adding interest and fun.

Other factors to consider in selecting colors are the counter tops, back splashes, cabinet hardware, and the appliances.

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Living room

This room is most often the largest room and is adjacent to the kitchen. So you should think about the size of the spaces and how the room is used. To make the room appear more spacious use warmer lighter colors like beige, creams, and soft yellows. Bright colors like red/orange are stimulating and strong. For a formal style, grays, dark blues, and burgundy can achieve this effect.

I like to get my inspiration for wall colors from the fabrics that are being used in the spaces. Paint is less expensive then having to purchase a sofa which could end up being a costly mistake.

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Bedrooms

Select relaxing colors with a softer palette in blues, greens, and light earth tones.  Bright satiated colors reds, yellows (school bus yellow) neon green are too vibrant for a bedroom and will not give you a restful night sleep. Soft colors in pinks, peach, and lavender sets a romantic appearance.

Some rules apply for kids rooms for their spaces. You want your children to be relaxed and get a good night rest. Avoid bright colors that will simulate them. I know it is fun to have fire engine red wall for your little boy, but what is more important your children’s rest or a child up all night.

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Bathrooms

This is most often a small space. In many cases it’s a room that needs good lighting. By the uae of  light colors in this room will help reflex light back in to the space. Where dark colors absorb light and reflex a dark shade. This is not what you want to happen in your main bath, with the reflection in the mirror you will see dark lines in your appearance and not give you true colors.        If it’s a small guest powder room then you can add dark color for a dramatic stylish room.

Color psychology is a important when design a spaces do you want to create a inviting and cozy space or a formal dramatic spaces paint colors help reflect your style. #paintcolors #colors #interiorpaintcolors

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