Product Review!! Shop Novica…

We recently came across this wonderful company called Novica, an online store that has tons of great finds, and thought we would share the great experience we had shopping them! Novica features authentic products created by artisans from around the world. They also work closely with National Geographic to find some of the most interesting products and have them readily available to the public! Anytime I find a gem like this I try to share it……Its Awesome!

Recently, we were working on a living room space that was a mix of bright colorful hues but we also had to incorporate their one of kind collections from their travels around the world.  We knew right away that Novica would have some great finds for our client to add to their existing collection.

The first thing that jumped out at me was this carved wood vase that had a contemporary edge to it- it would be perfect for this space we were designing! A piece like this is a great addition to a bookcase or mantel. We had to purchase this right on the spot! When it arrived it came in the most adorable packaging that looked like a present that a friend had sent over- a lot of attention to detail with a special note connected telling the story of the product. I was pleased to find this product looked even better in person and not only that had the smoothest touch!

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As you can see, this adds so much dimension and texture to the space!

Another item we ordered was an ethnic looking urn. This piece also came wrapped really well in adorable paper! We were also so pleased with the quality of this item. Hand crafted and painted- you could actually see the finger grooves from spinning this piece! It is interesting to look at the different paintings and know that they are all different and a not created by a machine! An urn like this is perfect for a bookshelf, console or mantel to add an unique twist to your decor.

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One of the best things about their products is that you won’t be able to find it at your local store- it gives you a feeling that you went traveling on exotic excursion and found this. We will definitely be checking back to see what else we can find for our clients! If you are interested to see what they have, check them out at http://www.novica.com. Happy shopping!

Long Hallways… Friend or Foe?

A long hallway can either be a reminder of a scary movie or walk on the runway- a.k.a disastrous or fabulous! Here are a few helpful tips to inspire and make you think twice about hallways!

  1. Define the space. Use a runner, artwork, benches and lighting to actually create a design in the hallway. Not only that, it will add color, texture and warmth. 
  2. Make a statement! The hallway doesn’t just have to be 2 white walls. Add dramatic lighting, pops of color with art or large printed wallpaper. This space can be used to tell any story you want.
  3. Create an optical illusion. If this hallway is your problem area, you can create an illusion to make it look a certain way with the sizes, colors and pieces you choose. For example, if your hallway needs to open up, add a mirror and lighting to illuminate the area . If your hallway is way too long without anything going on, add a console or small accent chairs to fill the empty space.
Houzz.com
Houzz.com
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decoratrix.com
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homeportfolio.com
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pinterest.com

The designers of the hallway spaces above really thought outside of the box to create a one of kind look in something that is usually left so empty! Patterned runners, painted ceilings, over-sized artwork and mirrors- the sky is the limit when it comes to interior design! We pulled a few unique pieces from a few of our favorite stores that will really add a punch to a hallway design.

A.S.D. Interiors hallway design picks!
A.S.D. Interiors hallway design picks!

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.

Get the LOOK…

Looking through magazines and online home decor sites can be inspiring and frustrating all at once. Most people fall in love with a certain look but have no idea where to start. Whether it is the mood, color or the overall space that is captivating- we are here to show you that a certain look you love can definitely be achieved- even if it is in your favorite magazine…  courteney-cox-home-ed-0711-02

ELLEDecor.com feautures Courtney Cox’s beautiful Malibu Beach home that was renovated by architect Michael Kovac and designed by Trip Haenisch. Her home captures the essence of an earthy vibe with streamlined finishes. The mixture of natural stone and wood with contemporary furniture and artwork create a harmonious relationship throughout the home.

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Taking elements from each room such as contemporary furniture, organic shapes and textures with an industrial flare we came up with the design below. The best part is everything we found is available to the public from local stores and online retailers. Adding a splash of crisp white paint to the walls and framing the windows with dark drapery will really complete the look!

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2013 Color of the year: Emerald Green

Pantone has casted emerald green the new “it” color for 2013 stating: “Lively.Radiant.Lush… A color of elegance and beauty
that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

Who wouldn’t want to surround themselves with a color that brings well-being, balance and harmony?! Well, at ASD Interiors we sure do! Lets get inspired and see how we can use this color in our favor!

Pantone.com
Pantone.com

One of the biggest obstacles about this color is that you have to be brave enough to use it! Let’s start small and work our way up. This does not have to be the main color in a room- this can actually be the perfect burst of color a room is craving! With emerald green a little goes a long way and still makes a big statement.

Kelly Wearstler Viceroy
Kelly Wearstler Viceroy

Interior Design Magazine

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myluciouslife.com

This hallway really makes a statement. It has the perfect amount of light and is toned down with the worn hardwood flooring! Love it!

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Opulentminimalistlifestyler.blogspot.com

A great way to add this color is to paint an accent wall. Try Benjamin Moore; Emerald Isle 2039-20

Benjamin Moore
Benjamin Moore

If you want more help using Emerald Green in your home, feel free to email us info@asdinteriors.com and we will be happy to help you!!