Design

Who wants a tacky house?

Hello & Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope you all had a magical and amazing New Years with friends and family! For my very first post of 2020 with my new found passion with blogging again, lets talk interior.

So I usually focus on the beautiful things people wear and how simple details can make or break an outfit. Well much like fashion design, interior decorating is a fine art, that will make or break the impression of your home. However, many peoples idea of home decor varies and of course my taste will differ from others. So with that being said Lets get right into the aesthetic that I absolutely adore.

Dark Modern Minimalism:  I am not sure why but my god does it showcase well. 

Scandinavian Minimalism: Effortless, Beautiful, Timeless. 

Rustic Modernism: When you enjoy the quiet, but also love the detail. 

I hope you enjoyed
Happy New Year to my visitors.
-Cameron

 

Design: Thinking Made Visible

“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” – Coco Chanel

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Any room can look sophisticated, chic, and classy. The color combination of black and white is always the best route to go. Black and white for a design theme is tasteful, refined, and modern. Simplicity is a timeless luxury. A bedroom is a perfect place to create with your own style. IKEA is a great place to find the right bedroom furniture. Bed, Bath & Beyond is also a good place for the most stylish decor.

“What’s the difference between good design and great design? …the price.” – IKEA

Bed- Bed frames can be high, low, and even include storage. They can also come in different styles and colors. Mattresses come in many styles, shapes, and comfort levels too. Daybeds, guest beds, and futons are also available. Headboards can be changed as well.

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IKEA $179

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IKEA $149

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IKEA $799

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Bed, Bath & Beyond $229

You can also opt to get a pillowtop and pillow protectors. It is up to preference of the number of pillows, the style of the bedding, and what type of bedding. Sheets, comforters, bedspreads, quilts, and blankets are the types of bedding covers that are available.

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Bed, Bath, & Beyond $89.99-$119.99

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Bed, Bath & Beyond $139.99-$149.99

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Bed, Bath & Beyond $199.99-$249.99

Storage- It’s a good idea to get bedroom storage as well. Storage is important so a room doesn’t look cluttered and keeps the room neat and organized. Anywhere from bed storage, nightstands, wardrobes, shelves, and chests can be used. Also make sure to have closet space.

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IKEA $649

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IKEA $99.99

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IKEA $14.99

Lighting- Every room needs light. Lamps can come in all sorts of styles, from what type of light bulb used to the lamp shade shape. Floor lamps, table lamps, wall lamps, and overhead lighting are all examples of how to brighten a room.

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IKEA $7.99

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Bed, Bath & Beyond $238

Decor- The best part of designing a room is picture out the decor. Wall art, mirrors, pictures, anything can be used for decorative purposes for a room. Make the bedroom personal.

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Bed, Bath & Beyond $12.99

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Bed, Bath & Beyond $64.99

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IKEA $79.99

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Bed, Bath & Beyond $34.99

Hermes, s’il vous plaît!

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The Beginning:

Established in 1837, this French based luxury brand produces anywhere from fragrances and high end clothing to accessories and Birkin bags. The founder of Hermes is Thierry Hermès, who started it as a harness workshop in Paris. His son, Charles-Émile Hermès took over the company, and with the help of his family, Hermes started offering their products to the most elite in places in Europe, Asia, Russia, and North America. After Charles, his son Émile Hermès really took over the company and brought it to the foundation it needed to become so successful today. Hermes started furnishing for the czar of Russia and is said to be the first to introduce the zipper in France. Hermes created the first leather golf jacket with a zipper. During the 1920s, the first accessories and clothing lines were formed for the company, such as in 1922 when the first leather handbag collection was introduced by Hermes. In 1929, the first womenswear couture apparel line was introduced. The 1930s brought about Hermes watches for both men and women. In 1935, the “Kelly bag,” named after Grace Kelly, was created. Then in 1937, Hermes scarves were released. The first Hermes perfume was called Eau d’Hermès and was produced in 1949. The horse and carriage logo started in the 1950s. Queen Elizabeth II worn a Hermes scarf in a postage stamp in 1956.

Back to the Top:

Jean-Louis Dumas brought Hermes out of a low point during the 1970s. He started selling products to Bloomingdale’s in New York. He changed the image for Hermes. The 1979 denim advertising for the company brought a new look for Hermes. By the 1990s, the Hermes family was listed on Forbes magazine’s list of billionaires. Jean-Louis Dumas retired in 2006 and passed away in 2010. Patrick Thomas replaced him and was the first non-Hermes person to lead the company. Hermes now sells clothing for men and women, watches, fragrances, gloves, tablewear, jewelry, footwear, cosmetics, and other accessories. As of 2012, Hermes doesn’t allow refunds on their products, only exchanges (within ten days of the purchase) and only for a different color for the piece. Hermes will remain a competing luxury brand for many years to come.

Celebrities in Hermes:

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Credit: Hermes

 

Threads for Her: Rachel Zoe

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe

Fashion Fierce:

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From being a mother of two sons and a renowned fashion stylist and designer, Rachel Zoe is a huge and influential name in the fashion industry. Born in New York, Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig found fashion to be her calling. She dropped her last name when she began her fashion career. Starting out as an editor, she now works with high end celebrity clients. She has no formal fashion training and actually studied psychology and sociology before finding the fashion word to be her place. Her clients reach from Miley Cyrus and Kate Hudson to Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley. Zoe became the pioneer for the “boho-chic” look with the help of Nicole Richie and is now known for her own recognizable style. Rachel Zoe has a line of luxury bags, was the face of Samsung’s BlackJack cell phone campaign, launched an exclusive collection of handbags, jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, and outerwear on QVC, began a salon in New York called DreamDry, and is a co-author of the book Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty and Everything Glamour as well as Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour. She was the star of the Bravo TV show, The Rachel Zoe Project, from 2008-2013. She has a daily newspaper titled “The Zoe Report.” Her clothing line and accessories collection is available in over 275 stores. Being a regular with fashion houses, celebrities, magazine editors, beauty firms, and advertising agencies, Rachel Zoe still has plenty to over the fashion industry.

Celebrities and Rachel Zoe:

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Credit: Rachel Zoe

Ralph Lauren: The American Dream

Not Your Average New Yorker:

“Style is personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.” – Ralph Lauren

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Born in New York in 1939, Ralph Lifshitz (currently known as Ralph Lauren) created a global multi-billion dollar enterprise. He has a collection of rare automobiles, was named Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2010, and is the 191st riches person in the world (according to Forbes in 2012) by having a net-worth of seven billion dollars. He always knew he would be a successful millionaire and had role models like John F. Kennedy. After going through some post-secondary schooling and serving in the United State Army, he became a salesperson for a tie company. He then left the company to start his own continuously growing empire, starting with menswear. In 1972, Ralph Lauren introduced his first collection for women and the first use of the Polo logo. He was also well recognized for designing the clothing styles of the 1974 film, The Great Gatsby. The company now has over 35 stores in the United States. He is married and has three children. In 1987, he went through surgery to remove a brain tumor and went through a full recovery. He is well-known for his philanthropic charities including the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown University, the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation, the New York based Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention, and the “Pink Pony Fund.” Ralph Lauren has previously described himself by saying, “I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.” This incredible designer continues to rock the fashion industry, even at 74 years old.

Ralph Lauren Corporation:

This high-end, New York based company produces men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories, fragrances and home furnishings to customers worldwide. The corporation brands the famous Polo Ralph Lauren along with Ralph Lauren Black Label, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Blue Label, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco and Chaps. The Upper East Side of New York City is home of the headquarters. Ralph Lauren went international in 1981 by opening a store in London, England. The Polo Sport line was introduced in 1993 and the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 1997. Although being originally called the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, the Polo title was eventually dropped but the original Polo line remained as the flagship brand of the company. Ralph Lauren is in partnership with United States Olympic teams and designed the uniforms for the London 2012 Olympics. The Ralph Lauren Corporation will definitely be a continuously talked about fashion company as it expands.

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Apparel:

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Credit: Ralph Lauren