Posts Tagged ‘Wall Papers’

The Monochromatic Room

The Monochromatic Room

A monochromatic color scheme uses a single color throughout to develop a room design. Paint or wall finishes, floor finish, rugs or carpet, window treatments furniture and upholstery fabrics are all slight variations of the same color.  The overall effect is expansive; monochromatic color schemes make small rooms seem larger. Large rooms gain a luxurious […]


The art of trompe l’oeil in interior design

The art of trompe l'oeil in interior design

An imaginary window or view, a perspective that makes a room seem larger, additional people birds or animals in a room, realistic architectural elements painted on a wall, a realistic painted deck of playing cards that appear to be sitting on the table are all examples of trompe l’oeil. French for ‘deceive the eye’ the […]


Compositions in a Room

Compositions in a Room

Residential interior design and decoration is built upon four basic layers of elements within an overall composition that personalizes living space. The first layer is the Interior architectural space or room. The second is the defining details of the architectural space. The third includes floors walls and ceiling or the “shell”. The furniture plan and […]


Chinoiserie for Classic or Contemporary Design Styles

Chinoiserie for Classic or Contemporary Design Styles

For centuries Western cultures have been influenced by the exotic appeal of Chinese art and design. The French term Chinoiserie implies a “Chinese-esque” design direction in porcelain, furnishings, décor and architecture. The new colonies of America adopted the Chinese style as their own in textiles and wallpapers. Designer and manufacturer Brunschwig & Fils produces contemporary […]


INSTUDIO Design Direction SUMMER 2011

INSTUDIO Design Direction SUMMER 2011

Summer brings to mind warm weather (unless you live in San Francisco), water, the colors of sand, blue skies, travel & outdoor living. INSTUDIO Design Directors are both artists & interior designers and for design inspiration we start our summer journey by looking through our studio window at lush green trees. Rather than relying on […]


Damask goes Modern in Black & White

Damask goes Modern in Black & White

Traditional damask is figured floral linen, silk or woolen material. The name was taken from Damascus, Syria where silk damask was made since the twelfth century. Patterns on damask are created as a self colored weave popular for upholstery, curtains and wall hangings from the Middle Ages. Damask patterns are an essential part of Italian, […]