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:



Get the VINTAGE MODERN look….

Living in the world today we are faced with the challenge of mixing new and old together. This mixture can either be a toxic mess or a wonderful collaboration that not only tells a story but freshens things up a bit! When it comes to design, buying an older house/condo/apartment and trying to modernize it can be challenging but it can definitely be done. Architectural Digest recently posted an article about a beautiful town home in Greenwich Village that needed to be updated while still keeping its charm.

Architectural firm Leroy Street Studio and interior designer Christine Markatos Lowe took on the task of creating an up to date design while keeping the Greek Revival structure that was built in 1842 in tact for the family of six. This town home is so bright and inviting with hints of distressed furniture and gorgeous architectural details…. take a look!

Architectural Digest
Architectural Digest

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Do you love this town home just as much as we do!? We searched high and low to give you our spin on this design with pieces that are currently available to help you get inspired!

Modern and vintage inspired furniture selected by A.S.D. Interiors.
Modern and vintage inspired furniture selected by A.S.D. Interiors.

Bar Is Open! 5 perfect bar options for your home…

As an Interior Designer, I am constantly asked, “How can I make this space better for entertaining?” There are several ways to do so, to create a functional and fun environment for yourself and your guests. Today, many retail stores are providing bars that can provide all your needs that a built-in bar can provide. Below, we have shared with you a few of our favorites, why we like them and where to get these pieces!

Above is a West Elm bar cabinet, great for storage and pleasing to the eye. Here at A.S.D. we love the fact that it has a top shelf for decorative items and room for the items your currently using. Put out at tray of cheese and crackers with your wine and you are set for the night! They both have storage for up to 15 hanging stemmed glasses and 12 cubicles to store liquor and mixers!

The Curved Front Bar above is inspired by an Art Deco design. We love this look because it is classy and has the ability to fit into a wide variety of homes. The storage space is amazing, capable of holding 10-15 wine glasses adjustable shelves, and side cabinetry. A beautiful bouquet of hydrangeas would be the perfect touch to this piece.

Restoration Hardware has come out with what they call “Vintage Wallpaper Factory Bar Cart”. Although this cart doesn’t have at much storage as the others, its charm makes up for it. This piece will have everyone talking, especially when you serve your guests a glass or two of wine with it!

Above is The Monaco Bar Cabinet that can be found at Crate&Barrel. This highly functional cabinet has shelving capable of holding 40 bottles! What’s not to love?? This walnut finish and ribbed detail on the front is the perfect addition to your living and dining room spaces.

Crate&Barrel has another great piece called the Marin Bar Cabinet. A combination of Asian inspiration as well as mid century modern was put into the furniture piece. The weathered elm gives it more natural look. The interior is full of surprises including built in shelving of all sizes on the doors and in the center for your bar ware and bottles. We love how the shelves are adjustable and the top has hooks for hanging stemware!

These pieces will complement your entertaining spaces very well AND are perfectly handy for the holiday season that is soon approaching.

Creating a Festively Fall Atmosphere!!

Today we are going to talk about all the fun little changes that will get your home into the fall season. There are several changes you can make during this time of year that will transform your home into a cozy retreat without breaking the bank! Below are several suggestions to help creative a fall atmosphere as well as the trending styles for this season.

Let’s start with the 2011 colors for fall. Right now plum, mustard brown, rusty orange and burnt red are all the rage!! These are great accent colors that can easily be incorporated into any home. First, I would suggest replacing items such as pillows, area rugs and throw blankets since they pack such a large punch. Using these colors gives your home and/or room a warm fall look. Below are several examples of area rugs and where to get to find these items.
The Tufted Spiced Palampore Rug can be found at World Market.

This rug will bring your dining room or living room to life. The spiced color is perfect for the season!

Quilted Pillows below can be found at West Elm. Take a few colors from these pillows and get complementing solids to mix and match!

Pottery Barn is one of the best places to resource for fall decorating. Below is just one of many embroidered and perfectly fall colored pillows.

These fantastic dip dye throws can be found at West Elm. They come in a variety of warm color and fit in a traditional or contemporary space.

Restoration Hardware has an assortment of throws that will keep you warm for the cold weather to come. We love the chenille braided throws…

Another way to bring some fall charm into your home is to paint or wallpaper an accent wall. Is so simple you can even do it over the weekend! This will make a huge difference, and it can be easily changed throughout the year, especially if it is just one or two walls!
Lastly, you can add the little details to your home such as dining and coffee table settings, candles, and floral arrangements. You can even change the accessories on your coffee table like adding some fun fall inspired books or magazines.

HOT trends for June 2010

Decorating your home to correspond with the changing season shouldn’t be a drag…these fresh design ideas will have you running home to enjoy the airy and bright summer days, right from your own living room

1. Bold and cheery accessories
2. Seagrass and rattan furniture
3. Florals and patterns