Grammy Inspired Design

The 2014 Grammy red carpet was full of color and inspiration and it is always something I look forward to seeing. I thought it would be fun to elaborate on how I think their interior spaces could be designed based on their red carpet style. Interior design often takes inspiration from fashion and vice versa. Here is how it plays out…

Taylor Swift Accent Tables: Crate & Barrel Pillows & Candle Holders: Pier1 Imports Buffet Cabinet: Z Gallerie
Taylor Swift
Accent Tables: Crate & Barrel
Pillows & Candle Holders: Pier1 Imports
Buffet Cabinet: Z Gallerie

Taylor Swift’s sparkling gown speaks to me in one word, METALLIC! Metallic tones create glamorous, high-end spaces. You can integrate these shiny hues into your home using textiles like throw pillows, or in your accessories like the candle holders, vases or lamps. Mirrored and metallic furnishings also make great statement pieces.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Ottoman: Lamps Plus Candle Holders: Z Gallerie Eames Chair and Pillows: Room & Board
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Ottoman: Lamps Plus
Candle Holders: Z Gallerie
Eames Chair and Pillows: Room & Board

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were big winners at the Grammys but also brought their fashion game to the red carpet. For this look, we choose to take inspiration from the sophisticated and masculine elements to their outfits. The modern leather chair paired with the velvet ottoman bring together the luxurious and ultra masculine feel. Teal and black with gold accents is the perfect palate for a swanky bachelor pad!

Beyonce Wall Art: Horchow Bench: Safavieh Pillows + Candle Holders: Z Gallerie
Wall Art: Horchow
Bench: Safavieh
Pillows + Candle Holders: Z Gallerie

Beyonce’s red carpet look was white hot! White will always be classic, and in this case soft and feminine. This look features soft fabrics and subtle, tone-on-tone patterns which create the soft look of lace. The wall art and candle holders are inspired by Beyonce’s womanly figure with their curved lines and feminine apepeal.

Amazing wallcoverings!

Here at the A.S.D. office, we have been working on a new project and that means new and exciting materials. We are like a kid in a candy shop when it comes to picking out wallcoverings, tile, flooring, paint, furniture… the list goes on and on. Today, we are going to share with you a few of our favorites options in Wallcoverings and some inspirational ideas of how to use them in a stylish way.. no tracings of outdated wallpaper here!!

Today, wallcovering can act as a peice of artwork. With so many colors and patterns to chose from, the right wallcovering can create an entirely different mood in a room. Check out some these amazing rooms where the wallpaper takes the stage!

Astek Wallcovering on the set of True Blood
Astek Wallcovering in HGTV’s Design Star bedroom completion.

Wallcoverings can also be added to the ceiling.. check out this stylish and innovative design below!

Another great way to use wallpaper is to frame it! Making a gallery wall will add that extra pop of color and pattern. It is definitely not as permanent as covering the entire wall and acts as an inexpensive way to create your own wall art.
Interior Designer Summer Thorton on

We picked out a few of our favorite wallcoverings to share with you! Why do we like them so much? Take a look for yourself! They are bright, bold and make a statement.

Wilde Carnation by Osborne&Little

Osborne&Little Grand Tour Collection
Fossil Wallpaper

Color in the Kitchen

We’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback from our recent kitchen remodel that features a gorgeous dusty blue cabinet color. While most people stay on the safe side when designing their kitchens, we think that this is the perfect place to add an unexpected punch of color.

blue kitchen
A.S.D. Interiors
Designer: Shirry Dolgin

Painted cabinets are becoming a more popular choice over the traditional wood grain look – and we are all for it! Here are a couple examples of how a colorful kitchen can add drama to your home and give your cabinets a more custom look.

Kelly Wearstler - Cameron Diaz
Designer: Kelly Wearstler

This emerald green kitchen was designed for Cameron Diaz’s Manhattan apartment. It’s a great example of how to use color on your cabinets. While the color is certainly a contrast from the average kitchen, it’s not overwhelmingly bright. The use of brass for the counters, backsplash, and cabinet hardware is a great complement to the emerald green and creates a luxurious looking space. This rich gem tone makes a refined statement and proves just how beautiful color in the kitchen can be!

Black Kitchen 2
Designer: Tamara Magel

We also like the idea of using black cabinetry in your kitchen. Black exudes sophistication in both the fashion and design worlds and makes for stunning painted cabinets. This fabulous space exemplifies how stylish a black kitchen can be. This design is an excellent example of how black cabinetry doesn’t necessarily mean a dark feeling space. The light walls, countertops, backsplash and floors contrast all the black, and create a kitchen that’s bright and inviting.

So when it comes time to choose your cabinet finish, don’t be afraid to pick color!

3 Tips on How to use the Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid

“Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination. An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.” –  Pantone Color Institute®

As you have heard, this years Pantone Color of the year is vibrant and exciting! With a color that can ignite the creative genius in all of us, we can be sure that Radiant Orchid will influence the design world this year.


We want to show you how to use this “radiant” color in your home by trying a few simple changes. One easy way to incorporate this color into your space is to use it as an accent or accessory. This is a great low commitment option for incorporating the color and not breaking the bank.

This can be done more subtly using art to add a pop of color to a crisp white space or even replacing some of the accessories for a new look in seconds! Here are some of our picks for Radiant Orchid accessories.

Radiant Orchid Collage2

The second way to try a more daring approach is to use Radiant Orchid as a bold statement piece of furniture. This will give any space a boost of energy and major style credibility.

If you really want to make a statement, use Radiant Orchid to add elegance and wow factor to your walls.

Applying this bold tone to your walls is a great way to complement other colors in your space. For example, in this dining room below, Radiant Orchid makes a great complement to the olive green chairs! You can also use it to complement other colors like teal, turquoise, eggplant, light yellows and deep greens.

Feel free to contact us at for more info on how to use Radiant Orchid in your space!