Fashion and Furniture: The Uniformed Cycles

Fashion and furniture go hand in hand through cycles, through seasons, through explorations.  They carry similar patterns and colors and move together through the motion of new design discovery in unison.  If you look closely at both worlds (fashion and furniture) you can see that they are both sculptures, both art, both work closely with the human body.  Below are some sculptural examples, scroll down and mesmerize yourself with this beauty.

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Finding both of these amazing works of art on PINTEREST, notice how great artists think a like and develop similar shapes and colors for both fashion and furniture.

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Another example of sculptural art in both innovative industries.  The beautiful use of color and shape to create these pieces that develop strong visual interest.  These images again are from the powerful source of PINTEREST.

Outside of the sculptural side of these industries there is also an everyday side that focuses mostly on pattern and fabric. Anthropologie, Dot and Bo for furniture have similar color schemes and pattern as Diane Von Furstenberg, a great artist that uses color and pattern to express herself.  Lets take a look to see how they follow similar identities.

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These works of art are both from Anthropologie, following similar color and patterns and are expressing the season between winter and spring.  The bright reds shining from the beautiful cool blues.

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Notice here, with Diane Von Furstenberg, her use of pattern and color contrast emanate through these unique and stunning chairs from Anthropolgie’s home selection.

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DVF vs Dot and Bo’s checkered chair and ottoman.  The look, the feel, the ideas are so similar.  They both carry the look of comfort as well, treating the body with similar respect.

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Pattern and color once again, this time between Diane and Anthropologie.  Notice how those qualities are not the only ones that shine through these beautiful designs, but the shape.  They both have square or rectangular characteristics for their body which work really well together.

Once again, fashion and furniture hold hands through seasonal change, along with pattern and color explorations.  A stunning thing to see multiple industries working together to create balance in the design world!

All About Yellow: Living Room

Yellow has many associations such as sunny days, sunflowers, spring time, happy faces, and so many more. We love color at ASD Interiors and Yellow is our focus today! As a color in a space, it can have positive effects as well.  This sunny hue is known for representing creativity, optimism, happiness, and enlightenment.

Below we will help inspire you how to use this cheery color in your own living room!

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Yellow creates warmth and can also brighten up a room.  Designing a living room with yellow hues can create an inviting and open space.  Because a living room is typically a place for gathering with company and friends, this inviting color will surely entice your guests.  It can also be paired with great accent colors.  One of our favorite color combinations is grey with yellow!

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For more information on designing your yellow room, please contact us at info@asdinteriors.com

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Grammy’s 2015 and the Hottest Furniture Trends in One

Have you ever woken up in the morning and thought to yourself, ‘I want my outfit to match my living room!’? If not, it is something to try.  That sort of experiment opens up our creativity and helps us understand our space better. Go ahead, don’t be shy.

We went ahead and tried it out based off of what artists wore to the Grammy’s, which is a place for them to truly express themselves through fashion.

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Taylor Swift rocked the blues, a beautiful color that calms the mind and soothes our souls.  A perfect color for an interior as well.  We matched her dress with a beautiful Z Gallerie vase, agate bookends, and some fun Dot&Bo furniture.  The colors create a relaxed environment, a true get away.

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Joy Villa expressed herself this year at the Grammy’s with texture and color…and lots of it.  We chose a Dot&Bo side table that carries some texture and color as well a similar shape as the dress.  The clock’s design is loud in texture but calm in color to help balance the loudness of the orange.

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Sia is keeping it sophisticated.  Black and white a combination that is minimal yet so strong.

To get more information on using your style to deign your home, contact info@asdinteriors.com


The Beauty of Rust

Rust comes from the oxidation of iron.  Its really a beautiful color and brings warmth into a space.  The word’s etymological origins comes from the Germanic word rusta which mean ‘redness’. The color comes from the red family is a very passionate color and charges the space bringing in lots of energy. Rust is also in the orange range which represents warmth, fun, fire and the sun. Orange increases the oxygen in the brain and helps stimulate brain activity.

Pleasing color schemes using rust involve turquoise, brown, grey, purple and cream; It creates a soothing sanctuary.  Here are some examples of breathtaking rust color pallets:

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Rust is the This magical color can be anywhere in the house. Here are some examples of rust throughout the home.

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 If you are ready to take the plunge and use color in your home or office, contact us for more information: info@asdinteriors.com



Pattern 101

Many people find incorporating pattern into interior environments difficult. It can easily overwhelm a space if you use too much pattern or don’t use it correctly. And trying to mix and match patterns can be very daunting – but it doesn’t have to be!

Whether it be a commercial or residential interior, pattern can be applied using wall coverings, tile, fabrics and upholstery, and other graphic elements. You can also use pattern to convey a design style and/or to add visual interest to a space. In order to successfully apply pattern to your space you must first understand the different types of patterns, and secondly how to mix and match them with other design elements.

Geometric Patterns:  Patterns formed by geometric shapes, typically repeated.  Geometric patterns can be used to complement modern, contemporary, and transitional spaces and complement other types of patterns well.

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Organic Patterns: Organic patterns are the opposite of geometric patterns in that they utilize soft lines, shapes, and curves instead of straight lines and rigid shapes. Organic patterns often consist of floral patterns and animal prints. Organic patterns work well in traditional interiors but also in modern and contemporary ones as well.


Motif Patterns: Recurring shapes, forms and figures. Motif patterns can overlap other types of patterns like geometric and organic. Motif patterns can be very subtle, or very bold depending on how and where you use them in a space.


Pictorial Patterns: Patterns consisting of objects or scenes. These are not abstract like the other types of patterns and usually have an easily identifiable theme.


Once you have an understanding of the different varieties of pattern, it’s much easier to integrate them into your design. Here are some ways you can successfully use pattern in your space.

1. Balance patterned elements with solids

Balance is perhaps the most important thing to be aware of when using pattern. If you use too much pattern you will completely overwhelm the space and its users. Pattern should be applied in unison with solids to create a layered effect. For example, if you’re using a large scale print as a wall covering, the floors and furnishings can be solid colors and textures so they complement the pattern, not compete with it.


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2. Use different types of pattern within the same shade or hue. 

One easy way to achieve a harmonious look using different patterns is for every pattern to be done in the same color or shade. This is one of the easiest ways to use pattern because you don’t have to worry about how color combinations affect the different patterns. Using the same shade in different patterns allows you to use different types of pattern as well as different scales while still creating a cohesive look.

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3. Mix patterns with different scales

Using varying scales is so important when combining different patterns. Using the same scale for all the patterned elements will look busy and incoherent. In order to properly layer different patterns you must also use a variety of scales. For example, if your rug has a large scale pattern then drapery, accent furnishings and pillows should have a mix of medium and small scale patterns.

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Using pattern in your interior will give it that “designed” look. As long as you use pattern appropriately and always consider balance and scale, you can create a well developed space that will be the envy of your family and friends. If you need help using pattern in your space email us at info@asdinteriors.com!