Sunday, April 23, 2017

Color of the Year: Greenery

   Spring is here and we're all excited to bring some life back into our homes! Pantone's color of the year, Greenery, is the perfect color to do this with! The Pantone Color Institute says it "satisfies our growing desire to rejuvenate" and "symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature", and I completely agree! The color is so inspiring to me and I love the thought of it being a focal point in a space. 

   Greenery is so fun and easy to work with, the options are endless! We loved playing with some idea boards with it, going in completely different directions with them! They show how versatile the color is, you can definitely use your imagination with this one!! 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spring Fever!!

The pollen has announced its arrival (quite loudly) and the rain is on its way; spring is in full swing! It's time to put away the cold of winter and freshen up your home for spring! These are some idea favorites for our spring fever that we can't wait to use in our upcoming staging projects along with some tips on how to bring that fresh feel into your home!

1 Bring in the bright!! Spring is all about flowers blooming and inviting those beautiful colors back into the world, so your home
should do the same! As you can see our favorites board is full of bright colors!! Nothing is more fun!

2 Add some fun to your tables and counter tops! Bring in those fresh cut flowers and introduce fun trays, pots, and trinkets! They make all the difference and add a touch of personality to each space in your home.

3 Give your bedroom some attention! Flip the mattress, tuck away the heavy comforter, bring in some fun, light spreads and throws, and throw in some greenery here and there! You'll feel like a brand new person walking into that light and airy space. 

4 Rotate your art pieces! You should rotate your art at least every 6 months- bring in the light pieces with fun, pastel colors for spring! It'll freshen up your space and make you feel good about a little change. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

We've got spring fever here at Sarah Cain Design!! This week we'll be focusing on the beauty spring welcomes into our homes and spaces and get a taste of what that might look like. Keep an eye out all week to get some great spring design tips! 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fashion Week Inspo!

Here is some great inspiration we found from Fashion Week! We are using some of these products and it's awesome to see them used in different ways and paired with other products and designs!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Gettin' in the Mood!

Today we've had some fun creating mood boards for one of our clients! This is the best part of a project: brainstorming, collaborating, and being creative! We can't wait to continue to develop this one!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Who Doesn't Love Custom?

   My team recently took a field trip to see the work of Alexis Dold, starter of Studio Circle Square, and we were blown away! Alexis built his first piece of furniture when he was 10 years old and his love and talent for the subject has blossomed ever since. He works primarily with wood and steel, focusing on how to unify the contrasting aesthetic possibilities that naturally separate these mediums. The handcrafted work is absolutely stunning! Each piece has its own unique qualities, guaranteeing you your very own custom piece. I love love love the look of live edge wood and antique steel, gorgeous!

   Alexis will be working with us to create a beautiful custom mantel and drink ledge in a pool room for one of our clients. We are so excited to continue this process with him and show off his amazing work!

   These are some of the amazing pieces he's currently working on that we were able to see when visiting his studio. The live edge bench is definitely a favorite of mine, and I am at a loss for words over those awesome tree stumps he's working with!


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Boutique Hotels

   Boutique Hotels are popping up rapidly among urban cities and making a statement in the hotel industry. They are often designed with a theme/stylish manner that reflects the location it is in, giving them a very personal touch where visitors are made to feel part of the experience rather than just a passive consumer. Shaping the identity of an up-and-coming area is key to creating a successful boutique hotel and I love the fun, uniqueness of them! They are one of a kind gems! My goal in the next five years is to design boutique hotels and I love to gain inspiration from the ones popping up around the globe! 

The Graduate Hotel is a wonderful example that I stayed in last year in Charlottesville, Virginia! The design takes you back to the glory days of college with an added twist of luxury. It is so fun and ties together so many unique patterns and textures you can't help but smile when you're in their spaces!

   The Meridian is an Urbanica Hotel that just opened this year in Miami, Florida. The style is urban, contemporary and artsy, drawing from local craftsmanship and creativity. I absolutely LOVE the welcome desk made of vintage luggage and the walls painted by a local artist to incorporate Miami's Wynwood Art District. 

   Another beautiful example is the Barbuda Belle which combines luxurious beach bungalow get-away with fun boutique-style flair! The spaces feel very romantic, warm and natural, making you feel at home yet holding all of the qualities to ensure relaxation and rest. I love this combination of natural materials and warm, dramatic lighting.