Each year Pantone picks a “Color of the Year”; a symbolic color choice that reflects what the Pantone Color Institute believes is an expression of a global mood. This year’s color? #15-0343, affectionately known as “Greenery.”
Color and mood go hand in hand. Color, even in your choice of accessories, can have a big impact on the mood of your room. Color can comfort, energize, calm, inspire and so much more. Here are some ways we’ve used color to change the mood of a room:
One of the most important concepts in good design is giving important art, furniture and objects room to breathe. That means leaving enough space around them so that you can appreciate them, either consciously or subconsciously.
Last month we shared the renovation of the historic Dock Street Theater featuring traditional Charleston interior design. Near the beach, such as our Isle of Palms and Kiawah Island interior design projects, contemporary design is almost always in order. However, on the Charleston peninsula, especially south of Broad, traditional design still reigns.
You may have heard a designer say that a home should have a “sense of place.” That means homes just feel more comfortable when the materials, furniture, and decor elements relate to the home’s environment.
Two-tone kitchen cabinets are a lovely design trend that has classic staying power. The trick is getting the split balanced with enough contrast so that you notice, but not so much that it’s jarring. Some of our favorite kitchen interior design projects are on Kiawah Island, and many of them feature two-tone cabinets.
No matter what your color scheme, using black accents can help define your space. Black helps anchor light or bright colors and gives the eye a place to rest – sort of like the period at the end of a sentence. Here are some ways we’ve used black accents in our interior design projects:
Well what do you know? Lauren Leonard‘s September 16 Good Design feature found its way to Charleston, SC Interior Designer, Margaret Donaldson! Thanks for the shout out. We are always excited to see what fellow designers are struck by in our portfolio. We thought that we might return the favor and show you some of what we appreciate in Lauren’s portfolio.
Well, I guess it’s a good sign that it has taken a couple of weeks to get through all of our images. Lots of great new design inspiration has hit our idea boards here at MDI. So…we are just going to inundate you with the goodness. Let’s visit ADAC today. Charleston Designers often travel to ADAC or NYC to see new product.
Well, hello, Ann Sacks! It is probably safe to say that the Ann Sacks showroom is one of the most fun of all times. For reference, NeoCon is a couple of floors at the Chicago Merchandise Mart. As a result, we were able to take advantage of all of the commercial and residential design showrooms while in Chicago. The images kind of speak for themselves as spectacular examples of residential tile design.