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LOVING: HOTEL THOUMIEUX PARIS

Like so many fashionable Paris hotels, 15-room Hôtel Thoumieux is the creation of Thierry Costes, and has been designed by India Mahdavi. Situated on the Left Bank not far from the Eiffel Tower. The look of this boutique hotel definitely fits the more is more description. The 15-room hotel also includes a two Michelin star restaurant Sylvestre. We are loving this visual feast and have created a ´´shop the look for home´´ selection that brings this look to your doorstep. Location: 79, rue Saint-Dominique 75007 Paris, France
Brushed & Gilded – Online Decor Service - Trend: Navy blue

TREND: NAVY BLUE

Navy should be considered as a new neutral. Many dark tones have the tendency to feel stark and gloomy, but navy provides a well-balanced blend of richness and drama. It can warm up a place while still offering a nice contrast.  Navy makes an exceptional base color for just about any room, because it can be a beautiful complement to other warmer tones, particularly wood, brass, and brick. We have found some great inspiration and on trend decor items to bring navy blue into your home.
Brushed & Gilded – Online Decor Service - How to: Decorate with stripes

HOW TO: DECORATE WITH STRIPES

There are many ways to decorate with stripes. If you do not want them to overpower the room, use them as a jumping-off point for your room´s color scheme, you can than add patterns and accents in darker and lighter shades of your main color. If you do want stripes to be the focal point of your room, make them the main focus. Cover large surfaces in stripes, like a wall or the floor that way eyes will be guided toward that space. If you are not looking for bold impact, consider adding a striped detail like a striped pillow, box or lampshade. Where a vertical stripe is a more traditional way to go, they create the illusion of height, horizontal stripes are edgier and more modern, the make a room feel wider and elongate spaces. Stripes are an easy and safe way to add a graphic touch to a room.
Brushed & Gilded – Online Decor Service - Trend: Acrylic furniture

TREND: ACRYLIC FURNITURE

Acrylic has recently become a very popular material for furniture. It is a type of plastic that is completely clear, yet strong and durable. Adding an acrylic piece is a great was to add interest to a room, it is a focal point and modern statement in any type of interior. Acrylic furniture is visually lightweight and therefore also perfect for small spaces since they help open up a room. We have gathered some visuals that show you how well acrylic furniture blends into any type of interior and we have also made a selection of our favorite online acrylic pieces.
Brushed & Gilded – Online Decor Service - Designer quick tip: Black and white photography

DESIGNER QUICK TIP: BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

There is something very suiting about black and white pictures. The great thing about them is that not only can you have a wall in your house full of family fun memories, you can style your gallery wall any way you like it. Whether you choose a classically well balanced lay out, an arranged display up on a shelf, a full wall coverage or an artistically puzzled outlay, nothing is more personal and delicate than a gallery wall full of your favorite pictures. And whether you opt for your own snaps or shots of your favored celebs, in our opinion, a black and white gallery wall is always a good idea. Check out some of our favorite gallery walls and shop the look to recreate this fun idea at home.
Brushed & Gilded – Online Decor Service - How to: Store jewelry

HOW TO: STORE JEWELRY

Storing jewelry is always a daunting task. We suggest you think outside the box. A modern sculpture can hold your precious pieces, or a collection of vintage tea cups. Whatever your decor style, there are great alternatives to the classic jewelry box. We have gathered some of our favorites in this blogpost and hope you can find one that fits your style and needs.
Brushed & Gilded – Online Decor Service - Trend: Greenery

TREND: GREENERY

Every year since 2000, Pantone has chosen a color that reflects the contemporary cultural climate. A color snapshot of what takes place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude. Ever since, the chosen color has influenced trends in all facets of design. For 2017, Pantone named `Greenery´(Pantone 15-0343) color of the year. Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. A fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality. We have gathered some of our favorite greenery emerged decors for you as well as a selection of decor items in this vital shade of green.
Brushed & Gilded – Online Decor Service - Trend: Marble wallpaper

TREND: MARBLE WALLPAPER

Marble kitchen countertops, faux marble DIY´s and full on marble bathrooms, the latest addition to this never ending trend: marble wallpaper. The pattern brings a luxury accent to any home and it is a great way to bring a wall to life. 
Brushed & Gilded – Online Decor Service - How to: Hollywood Regency

HOW TO: HOLLYWOOD REGENCY

Hollywood Regency style is known for its glamour, drama and new twist on old classics. The style dates back to the 1930s during the golden age of Hollywood. Typical Hollywood Regency style furniture tends to have rich textures with luxurious details. Modern Greek and Egyptian influences can be found in fretwork, patterns and furniture silhouettes. Also  Chinoiserie, a French term that denotes Chinese-influenced style, was very fashionable in Hollywood Regency interiors. These interiors are a mix of bold statement pieces with delicate more traditional accents. Black and white is one color scheme that anchors this style, but any bright rich colors combination in a focused color palette works. Mirrors are a must, framed mirrors, mirrored furniture or mirrored walls, anything that creates sparkle and casts light will do. This decor style will never get old and is a great way to add some glam to your everyday life.
Brushed & Gilded – Online Decor Service - Trend: Black rooms

TREND: BLACK ROOMS

Choosing black as the main color for a space is a daring thought and a visual statement for sure. Black is dramatic, stylish, and provides a grounding effect. Black walls help to tie together pieces from different eras, giving the whole room a cohesive look. But black can be used in any room, in any style.  Dark hues set the stage for texture. When your walls wear moody black, you don´t need other colors or patterns. Weathered woods, woven rattans, plush velvets, light-catching crystals and reflecting finishes like gold or silver all turn up the depth, dimension and contrast in a saturated space. Add some architectural details like crown molding, a picture rail or wainscoting to keep it from looking flat. We have gathered some inspiration for you to help you bring some moody black into your home.
Brushed & Gilded – Online Decor Service - How to: Style your sofa

HOW TO: STYLE YOUR SOFA

A classic neutral sofa is a blank canvas for decorating. By changing and swapping out surrounding furniture and decor accents, you can change the whole look in any design direction you please. If changing out furniture is a bit too much, pillows and throws give your sofa an instant update! Utilize pillows in a wide variety of fabrics and sizes as to make the combination interesting. There used to be a lot of rules about how cushions should be positioned on a sofa, but those days are over. Whether you opt for a traditional mirroring formation or a cushion-clashing eclectic feel, the set up needs to fit your personality and esthetics. Make use of rugs, laying a rug in front of a sofa can make a huge difference to the look of the furniture and can add coziness and interest to the whole room. We have gathered a bunch of inspiring visuals and a selection of items that fit different decor styles to update your sofa at home.
Brushed & Gilded – Online Decor Service - Loving: The honest company headquarters

LOVING: THE HONEST COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

The Honest Company has come a long way. The mission-driven company, founded by actress Jessica Alba, now has over 101+ safe, effective and delightful products for baby, personal care, and cleaning, the company has just expanded into a new office in Playa Vista, California, to accommodate its 450 employees. The main focus was to make a very large open space feel cozy and sophisticated. Alba’s main objective was creating an environment where her employees are inspired creatively but can also focus on work: “I wanted many unconventional spaces that had a home vibe, but you could also plug in your computer and have meetings with multiple people. I wanted it to feel cozy and warm like a home, but still have all the conveniences of an office.” Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone from design firm Consort, were hired to do the job. A lot of inspiration for the office was drawn from the company´s founder´s home. “This office looks very much like my home,” says Alba. I like vintage and some new things; I like luxe fabrics, but I don’t care about them being designer necessarily. I also need things that are going to be durable because I have kids and animals, and I want everything to feel cozy. I want things you can sit on and put your feet on. And I wanted that same vibe in the office.” Since the vast office is so spread out and includes not only work spaces but a showroom of products as well. We have gathered some of our favorite places in the office and created a shop the look board to bring this vibe to your home or office.