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Contributor of “Trend the Magazine”

The Design Lines team is honored to be a contributor of Raleigh’s newest magazine –  “Trend the Magazine.”

We are already preparing for the next issue, so we will keep you posted. Want a copy of the magazine? Let us know and we will send you one in the mail or check out the online version here.

We are on page 14!

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Blogfest 2012: Benjamin Moore’s Color Concepts for 2013

 I LOVE when design inspires us and reaches the highest level of creativity.

While at Blogfest 2012 I heard from John Turner, the Director of Architecture and Design at Benjamin Moore & Co. He had a lot of insight and talked about 5 very specific application “concepts” that we could see with color, which is based off of Benjamin Moore’s Color Pulse 2013 report. Here are my notes from his wonderful presentation!

Concept 1. The intersection of color in many creative ways

 Concept 2. The influence by color from the past and how it is “made new” again through various  materials or a term called “up cycling” materials

 

The designer of this T-shirt chair is Maria Westerberg. Don’t know what to do with your overwelming collection of college t-shirts? Maria created this cool piece of furniture out of old shirts. Maria, thank you for what you do!! You are changing the world.  It is a must – check out her other work.

Concept 3. The use of repurposing materials and rethinking how the material is used.

This house is made out of tires! A company called Earthship is all about creating sustainable design with recycled materials. Now that is AWESOME!  

Or how Paul Cocksedge transforms old records into loud speakers for all of our iphones. They can be purchased for a very reasonable price. 

Concept 4.  The perspective of looking at the world through a child’s eyes

The concept of comic bubbles is growing in popularity, just check out this  China Animation Museum. Designed by a Dutch firm, MVRDV  bubbles are conveyed in a new light. I totally want to visit this place.  Check out more pics of the space.

Concept 5. How we connect with digital technology and our perspective of time

 

Now husbands can play video games all the time and still help out with household chores at the same time. A video game washer machine by Lee Wei Chen, a Taiwanese graduate student at Kingston University, London. How clever?!! In order to get the clothes clean though you must have pretty good video skills or there goes more coins to continue to load.

Tomorrow we will highlight the specific color trends from John’s presentation. Thank you Kravet and John at Benjamin Moore, I definitely walked away from the talk inspired! Follow John on Twitter – @Colordoc

images: t- shirt chair;  Tire House ; Record;  Laundry Machine ; China Animation Museum

Concept: John Turner – Benjamin Moore

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Spring Inspiration!

Spring is officially here! Break out those Spring colors, dust off the bookshelves, uncover those lounge chairs, and sit back as we bring some beach inspired colors.

Pops of color – especially blue can add dimension and depth to any bookcase. (Top left) These bookcases are perfectly accessorized. When accessorizing your bookcase remember to stack the books horizontally and then put a trinket on them, this gives the eye visual levels and fills up the space within the bookcases.

Need a beach themed iphone case? Be sure to check out these from ShorelyChic. They can be found on Liz’s esty store. (They are are so cute Liz!)

Tight on space this Spring, try hanging our herbs in a door shoe caddy.

Love shells, but do not know how to tastyfull use them throughout the house, accent your fireplace!  

 

LOVE absolutely love these paints.

 

 

Above, our very own color scheme of blues for a project Molly and Brittany are working on at Figure 8.

 

As designers we are constantly inspired by color. Kravet and Ann Sacks have perfect blue patterns.

Need more inspiration? Follow our beach inspired pictures on our Pinterest page where you will find our “Beach Inspired” board.

images: 1. HGTVvia Pinterest by Emily Henderson  2. ShorelyChic 3. Pinterest 4.  House of Turquoise via Pinterest 5. BHG  6. DLL  8. Ann Sacks  7. 9. 10. Kravet

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Stark Carpet Introduces Stark Paint

Stark Paint Color Walls

Today Stark Carpet’s Tim Cohen  from the Charlotte Showroom, presented the latest products from Stark at a lunch and learn. Thanks Tim for the lunch! Our favorite new product was Stark’s new paint collection. The palette is full of luscious colors fit for any area of the house!

 

Stark Paint Ad

Recent buzz about the paint has been in Elle Decor, New York Times and Home & Garden Magazine.

David Oliver Elle Decor

“Colorist David Oliver, designer, author and renowned colors specialist, brings an artistic, aesthetic expertise to designers through his knowledge of historic colors and their application to modern interiors.” Another plus?  The paint is non-toxic with no VOC’s. This paint is perfect for homes with children and pets.

Design Line’s favorites include “Squid Ink,” “Fog,” “Deep Water Garden,” “Foundation,” “Elizabethan Red,” and “Diva.”   

Stark Paint Cans

Images: Stark Facebook Page & Stark Paint

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Father’s Day Series: Colors Men Love

In preparation for this series, this edition inspired by House Beautiful’s feature,  I polled a few of my male friends; “what are your favorite colors? What interior colors do you feel most comfortable in?” I asked.

My Daddy’s favorite has always been a deep green- hunter green. However, Neutral colors were the resounding answer, browns, & warm greys especially.  Think the colors you may find in an old map or portrait- like Picasso’s Portrait of Dora Maar

pablo-picasso-portrait-of-dora-maar

 CML-White & Black

We have found that men feel comfortable in interiors with schemes featuring the following hues:

Charcoal mixed with Classic Black (even better with stripes)

Design Lines, Ltd. Colors Men Love

Design Lines, Ltd. Colors Men Love 3

Camel

CML-Camel

 

 

Cowboy Boot Brown

Design Lines Game Room

Burnt Orange- this also translates into Copper tones & marries well with medium to dark green tones

CML-Orange & Green

CML-Green & Orange 

 

Slate Blue

 

CML-Slate Blue

 

 

The other colors men love could happen to do with their local sports team loyalties, as we’ve seen our fair share of requests for NC State/Carolina Hurricanes Red (shown in the “man cave” below)  

 Design Lines, Ltd. Men Media Room

or Carolina Blue

Design Lines Raleigh interior design Boys Bedroom 

What colors do the men in your life, love?

-Brittany

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Brittany’s Favorite Paint Selections for the Summer of 09

I’ve selected the palette below as my favorite paint colors for this summer’s Color Event

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A play on traditional Americana red, white, & blue,
I could see these colors ending up inside or outside of a Loire Valley Chateau,
here perhaps:
Janus Et Cie Bench
bench by Janus et cie
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Outside the chateau or your house- I love the idea of eating al fresco with these beautiful table linens or bistro dining chairs (for sale at our studio)
The paint color combination of pale grayish blue, deep red, steamed milk, and a brown so dark its almost black becomes more invigorating when energetic stripes are added in-
Chocolate and Cream Striped beach umbrellas are to me the equivalent of summer on a stick.

Mariette Hines Gomez Photography- Umbrellas

The gorgeous photograph above is from the Mariette Hines Gomez collection for Soicher Marin

What colors make you think of summer?

See Ashley’s summer selections: here

P.S. I’ve selected these paint colors from Sherwin Williams, be sure to check out some of their color resources: like the cool ColorSnap app for your iPhone

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Ashley’s Favorite Paint Selections For The Summer Of 2009

Are you ready to refresh your house with new paint colors?
What should go hand and hand with Spring Cleaning is updating a few of your paint colors in the house.
What a great feeling to have a fresh new kitchen color, or dine with your friends in a new dining room atmosphere!
With a few new window treatments and great accent pillows to go along with the new paint color, you can have a fresh look that will last you through the summer and into the winter.

Here are my favorites that are sure to brighten up your day:

(These are all from Benjamin Moore Paints, http://www.benjaminmoore.com/)

Not only do these colors really appeal to any application they seem to carry a summer, winter, fall, and spring feeling.

I could see the blue’s in an office to create a relax and calming environment. The green’s go great where there is a view out to your yard. They complement the green grass and beautiful flowers in full bloom.

Not only can you fine refreshing paint colors but fabrics that can be used as new window treatments or new throw pillows on your lovely couch.

Fabrics from Cowtan and Tout, http://www.cowtan.com/

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Orange you glad I posted this paint color transformation?

Our clients & friends, the Cummings family, recently painted their dining room a delectable orange color from Benjamin Moore after the installation of some lovely wallpaper we specified from Schumacher. I thought I’d share some before & after photos of the exciting process.

Before

After-Voila!

For those of you last minute shoppers out there- consider a paint consultation from Design Lines as a gift for your loved one. A paint color can change your space dramatically & breathe new life for the New Year into your home or office.
Please comment on this post…I’m anxious to hear your thoughts on their
beautifully transformed space. Simply click on the blog’s title or the pencil
below & post comments.

P.S Special thanks to the Cummings
for allowing me to post these images, I especially adore the wreath hanging in
the chandelier above the table.

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