Selamat Regent Arm Chair

With Valentines Day just around the corner, we are feeling extra inspired by the new Pantone Color of the Year (Marsala!) and other eye-popping shades of red. We’ve perused the trades to find our favorite Valentine-Inspired products for the home because what better way to add a little romance in your house?!


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A great way to integrate reds with subtlety is with a popping accent chair– like one of these pieces below. The Selamat Regent Arm Chair is perfect for an upscale shabby-chic San Fran flat, while Phillips Co’s seatbelt chair is a little more rock and roll.









Fermob’s bistro chairs are a classic favorite of ours and are perfect for romantic outdoor dinning. And Bungalow5 always surprises us with Eastern-inspired shapes and patterns– their feminine hourglass side table is no exception. It comes in a variety of finishes, but this firey red is pretty irresistible!

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Lamps Plus is really tugging at our heart strings with this Chianti Glass Chandelier. We love a good statement light fixture, especially one that draws the eye upward! These adorable swivel chairs from Sunpan Modern Home are incredibly versatile: We’ve seen them used as both occasional chairs and around a dinning table.

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How about snuggling with your honey on a sexy Natuzzi couch. It’s not only stylish and bold, but extremely comfortable! LOVE the lavish goose feather cushions and layer of memory foam. Leftbank Art has us in the mood for love with a cute little number, appropriately titled: Punch Drunk Love.

We’re anxious to know what you think of the Pantone color of the year–Is it a good year-round color or merely occasional? Tell us what you think!

And it wouldn’t be Valentine’s day without a little love poem so here’s one of our favorites to put you in the mood!  image001Happy Valentine’s Day! <3


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We’ve recently discovered a new gem, we are dying to share with you: From the luxury lifestyle mastermind behind weekly twitter chat #DesignLux and gorgeous editorial content featured in Traditional Home, Dwell On Design, Riviera, comes The Twenty Six, DCoop Media’s new journal for luxury design



The Twenty Six, holds true to its inspiring positioning statement. Their goal is: to give readers more than just a pretty picture with a vanilla blub, and expand their thinking beyond the normal realm of luxury.

With just two issues out, they’ve already accomplished that goal and more by engaging readers, by making us feel connected to the interior design community in a way that’s seldom experienced reading editorial magazines.

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Their next issue comes out this December and we cannot wait! We’re feeling inspired: We’re feeling twenty six.

You can check out the first two issues here and keep up with #DesignLux on Twitter Here @DesignLuxChat, the Twitter Chat happens every Thursday at 1PM/4pm (EST)


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We had time to tour ourselves around at this year’s Fall High Point Market, discovering new lines we love and revisiting some of our old favorites. But while we were not running around market, shopping our favorite lines, we were actually working (we promise!).

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Our first order of business was a fabulous breakfast hosted by Lexington Home Brands, held in their amazing showroom, which is always a treat in and of it’s self. The turn out was phenomenal! We packed the house with 120 interior designers and had the humbling pleasure of sharing some personal anecdotes, discussing how the community Design Camp creates has been pivotal in helping designers grow their businesses.

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We also had some fabulous giveaways! It was a highlight of our day to be able to award designer Genevive Roberts from Interiors by Genevive, an expenses-paid trip to the next Design Camp, Las Vegas, compliments of Lexington Home Brands. And check out these custom made notebooks Lexington made for our Campers using the same fabric as their Carrera line.

At Design Camp High Point, there were over 200 Interior Designers in attendance, packed tightly adjacent to the Jaipur Rugs showroom. We discussed the advantages and transparency of charging a flat fee, learned what it takes to earn the title Best of Houzz, and had an inspiring discussion with Mary McDonald of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorators. Her new fabric and furniture lines take design to the next level. Her bold, modern-classical aesthetic will surely become an iconic look. We anticipate the day we hear our own clients ask for the Mary McDonald look in their homes.
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Jaipur has been incredible to us and to our campers. All of our Design Campers walked away from camp, not only with hand-scribbled notes and tips from the trade, and an overflow of knowledge to process, but also a bunch of swag, Physical Mementos from Parlore, Noir, Caracole, Leftbank, and Tile Bar: reminders of the fabulous community we create and products we discover together at camp.

We’re still in awe about how much our Design Camp community has grown over the past couple years and can’t wait to spoil our Design Campers with more business and design advice from design icons at Design Camp Atlanta during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market this January! Suzanne Kasler will be headlining Design Camp Atlanta, and you can bet we’ll be sitting there, pens in hand, ready to take notes along side all of our campers.

Register for Atlanta Camp here!

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We are happy to announce Interior Design Camp will hold a micro Design Camp at High Point Market, October 18th! Join Interior Design Camp rock stars, Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis, at the fantastic Jaipur showroom as they host a complimentary, micro Design Camp produced to inform, inspire and entertain. Following the highly successful Design Camp series that has made rounds throughout the U.S., our micro Design Camp High Point will feature an insightful presentation from the renown Mary McDonald and Elyse Jordan of Houzz. The presentation will be followed by a fabulous cocktail reception where you can mingle and network with your fellow interior designers and meet Lori and Kelli! Join our exclusive design community and don’t get left behind!

Space is limited to the top 100 designers so be sure to reserve your spot today!


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Planet-saving green furniture lines are popping up left and right, but let’s tell you about one of our favorites:

Selamat Designs is a wife and husband owned natural materials company based in San Francisco. The design EVERYTHING in house and manufacture where the materials and expertise are grown. They truly care about the growth of the materials, harvesting, manufacturing, finishing, packaging, and product life. Look for the Selamat you will see it in unexpected places, where practicality meets green and gorgeous!


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The team at Selamat offers a unique and flexible array of services. Draw from their in-stock, contract-quality furniture collection if your deadline is tight, or work directly with designers to develop a completely customized solution.

Now that we have covered the details, on to the pretty picturesHere is the latest addition to the widely popular Tangiers Collection. Made from Zinc and grey washed plantation grown Mindi, one of the three managed wood resources in Indonesia, this Moorish styled headboard makes a modern statement in a natural way.



The Deco lighting, inspired by humid breezes, comes in natural and white and lights up a room in all the right ways. Made of rattan core, all of Selamat’s light fixtures come with UL listing.

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Here is the ever popular Soren Ventura Lounge Chair, made of sustainable teak. This piece is right at home with Scandinavian designs of the 1950s and 60s.



Selamat works with architects, designers, and developers on interior design projects in the hospitality, corporate, institutional, retail, and residential sectors. Building on the success of their stocked retail furniture collection, they also provide in-house design and manufacturing solutions for application at any scale.



Bassett CU Pillows

When we design a room, we want our clients to clearly spot our hand in the design. If you’re a detail-oriented person (control freak) like us, then there are few things better than custom furniture lines that put their factory at your fingertips. You design it–someone else makes it. Done. Amazing. After experimenting with a handful of custom upholstery lines, we found our absolute favorite: Bassett

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Their custom design program offers a variety of sizes, colors, and finishes–all made to order right here in the USA, and ready in 30 days! The custom colors program offers palettes for bedroom, occasional, and youth–which make the process even more convenient. You can choose from over 650 fabrics and leather to build your own sofa, sectional, chair, ottoman, bed, and pillow.

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Here’s a peek at model home staged by designer Deanna Dickinson, Director of Design at Ultimate Builder Services (and fellow Design Camper!) using Bassett:

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The HGTV Home Furniture Collection is also made by Bassett and includes bedroom dining, occasional, accents and its own custom upholstery program that we’ve been dying to try out! We love the modernity, coziness, and bold colors of all their furniture that takes simple pieces and turns them into statement pieces.  We’re so excited to see what they have in store for us in Vegas! They’ve even been kind enough to GIVE AWAY one of these awesome “You Design It-We Make It” accent chairs at Design Camp 2014!