Latest Trends posted by Sara Tofanelli-Barroso

Spring colors are blossoming all around us and we’re excited about the soft but lively colors popping in our showroom.  And if you haven’t opened a magazine lately you may not know that pops of subdued color are big in 2014… quite contrary to the greys and taupes of what was trending a few years back. 

The 2014 colors of the year have names like radiant orchid, cayenne and violet tulip which sound exciting but could seem daunting to incorporate into your home.  And that’s why we’re here.  So over the next few weeks we’ll be going through all of this year’s haute colors. 

Let’s start with the color of the year Radiant Orchid…

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It can be used sparingly to accentuate an architectural element like these ceilings and walls.

Or simply as component to make another piece of furniture stand out.

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Look at the subtle statement that is made by creating this backdrop for a bar!

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Or using an otherwise ordinary white shelf to display a color collection.

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I love these interiors pairing radiant orchid with other vibrant colors such as fuchsia.

And green...

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And gray...

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And yellow...

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Orange...

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Perhaps my favorite pairing is orchid with rich blue tones.

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These designers have done an amazing job with these spaces, being careful to not make the space look too busy or too overdone. 

Stay tuned for more of this year's haute colors!

- Sara

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Our Stories posted by Julie Rinehart

Happy Spring and almost Easter Sunday! This Easter season we are excited to celebrate and spend time with our family and loved ones. Many of us celebrate with an Easter brunch or dinner, with everyone gathered around the table to enjoy great food and company.  For all of you that love entertaining and creating beautiful displays as much as we do, here are a few examples of our favorite Easter tablescapes. After all, a beautiful table setting is a great way to express the love and appreciation you have for those who gather there.

For more ideas look at our Easter table pin board here.

Happy Easter to you and your family!
Julie

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Our ProjectsOur Stories posted by Nantucket Staff

Spring is finally here and that means it is time to dust off the patio furniture and get some use out of that wonderful back yard of yours. Throwing a party outside is the perfect way to start off the season. The birds are singing and the sun is staying around longer than usual, so might as well get some use out of all that beautiful natural lighting.

It doesn’t matter the size of your backyard, there is always room for entertaining!  Set up a table and chairs as you see fit and then get to work on food. Food is what brings people together and with the new season, fresh, local garden favorites are in your reach. Roasted veggies and meats, like chicken and lamb, are perfect for an evening dinner.

But don’t be limited by the grill! Appetizers such as Brie with honey and fresh figs are a decadent way to start the evening; especially when paired with a nice bottle of your favorite vino. Making gourmet pizzas are a fun way to change it up too.  Make use of all the fresh spring berries and add them to a homemade pizza of fennel and goat cheese. Who doesn’t love cheese?

Once you have your menu all prepped and ready to go, don’t skimp on décor! I say if you’re going to put in the effort to throwing a party why not go all out and make it fabulous. The sun is starting to set later in the evening but we all know that once the sun goes down the party isn’t going to stop. Adding touches of lighting with candles is a great way to light up the table. Tall black taper candles are something new and add a little bit more mood to your table setting. Tea lights always work too!

Decorating your table top should be fun and inspired by your own personal style! A little bit of effort can go a long way in creating a beautiful spring evening with friends, family, and loved ones.  Check out our ‘Spring Parties’ board on Pinterest for more inspiration!

Happy Entertaining,

Holland

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