How to Use Color Wisely in Your Home

Date: 2017-07-10 Author: Lauren Ables

Ah yes, black and white, a timeless classic that will always have a special place in our style-loving hearts. No one can live without it! But lately, we've been making a little extra room to show COLOR some love! This blog post is dedicated to teaching you how to use color in your home. The endless combinations of tints and shades and schemes are all too much fun to ignore when it comes to styling your home. Risky? Sure. Intimidating? Definitely! Filling interiors with color is not only something to be bold about, it is something to be EXCITED about! Before we get started, we'll warn you, designing your homes color scheme is no piece of cake. We love taking the weight off our clients hands. If you want us to do heavy lifting for you, click here or learn more. Now, without further ado, here are THREE steps to help you... Read More

How to Achieve Functional and Beautiful Interior Design

Date: Author: Lauren Ables

We all want beautiful, inviting, and stylish interiors. But nothing takes the fun out of beautiful design like dysfunction does. A home is a place where comfort is of the utmost importance. Interiors are only at their best when they are just as functional as they are beautiful. Not only do we want our homes to be lovely, we also want them to be useable. That means comfortable sofas, space for traffic to flow through, sufficient storage, etc. No matter what your specific needs are, here at Vavaroom, we are firm believers that your design needs should be met. That's why we're giving you 4 helpful tips on how to achieve the oh-so amazing element of functionality in your home! Tip #1: The 3 feet rule It is no secret that open floor plans are all the rage, as they should be! The tricky part about decorating your open floor plan is defining... Read More

Dads Need Closets Too

Date: 2017-06-12 Author: chandlerskipper

According to research, moms usually occupy two thirds of a shared closet space. This leaves dads with only one third of space left. Sometimes us ladies assume we have have superior closet rights just because we have more belongings. How about this fathers day we show a little love for dad by giving him his dream closet!   Surprisingly, most men have almost the same amount of accessories as women do, if not more. For example, their form of jewelry includes ties, cuff links, rings, watches and belts. Their purses are briefcases and knapsacks. And of course they own a wide variety of shoes to accommodate their many hobbies. So why don't we give them a space of their own? Designing an area to accommodate your spouse's personal items will allow him to express his individual style, and alleviate stress during his morning ritual. We came up with three tips to help give dad an... Read More

The Empty Wall Blues

Date: 2017-06-07 Author: Lauren Ables

3 Solutions to Spruce up Your Empty Wall   We've all been there- standing in front of an eye sore of an empty, dull wall, dumbfounded on what to do with it. Wall styling makes a huge impact in a space. They are, after all, the bones of the room. Your home is a place that should be a reflection of your personality, which is exactly why no one should settle for a bare wall. Here at Vavaroom, we believe that no wall should go to waste. We've come up with a few solutions to the empty wall blues that we've found to be a success! Don't let your frustration get the best of you yet!   Option #1: Everyone's favorite: The Gallery Wall   The beauty of the gallery wall is that while it is the same concept on every front, this solution is easily personalized. Choose family photos to create... Read More

Breezy, Beachy, Classic Interior Design

Date: 2017-03-09 Author: Kate

One of our favorite styles takes its inspiration from the West Indies. Breezy and laid back with classic furniture pieces, this look can take more formal pieces and make them perfect for everyday life.  Fabrics are neutral and linen and woods are rich. The history of this style came about with various European countries settling in the Caribbean islands. As a result, there are interesting variations amongst each island from French, British, and Dutch influence to African and native Caribe influence. This blend of different cultures creates a rich, yet relaxed look that is entirely its own. The best thing about this look is that you will feel like you’re on a tropical vacation in your own home. You don’t have to live in the Caribbean to have a fabulous West Indies inspired space. Get started by taking the fun and easy Vavaroom Style Quiz and the online interior design... Read More

Our Velvet Obsession

Date: 2017-02-15 Author: Kate

We here at Vavaroom love velvet. I mean LOVE it… especially in the winter. Nope. Never mind. We just love it year round. No other material has such depth of color and texture. It can make even the most budget friendly of rooms feel instantly expensive. This luxe fabric is sumptuous as draperies and makes for the most comfortable sofa or chair you have ever had the pleasure of sitting in. Not ready to commit to using it on a larger piece of furniture? Try velvet throw pillows to add just a touch of it to your cozy abode. Do you love velvet as much as we do but aren’t sure how to use it in your décor? The online interior design pros at Vavaroom are here to help. We’ll choose the perfect furniture, accessories, artwork, rugs, paint colors, and window treatments to make your dream room come true.  ... Read More

Is Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year Right for Your Home?

Date: 2017-02-13 Author: Kate

This year the color experts at Pantone have declared that the world needs refreshment. Considering the social climate lately, we couldn’t agree more. They’ve named “Greenery” their color of the year for 2017. This color is bright, bold, fresh, and loud. While this color may not seem right for the faint of heart at first glance, when used sparingly and tastefully with more subdued tones and neutrals it can add just the right amount of zing to your décor. Will this color be just the cure to freshen up your home? The online interior design pros at Vavaroom can help you decide and put together your dream room in your style and within your budget. Get started today by taking the Vavaroom style quiz!     [caption id="attachment_2082" align="alignnone" width="768"] Greenery can be fresh and perfect on accent pieces such as lamps or chairs. The designers at Vavaroom will choose... Read More

A Perfect Nursery for Your Little Bundle

Date: 2017-02-09 Author: Kate

Pregnancy and planning for the arrival of a baby is one of the most stressful things that anyone can experience. Doctors’ appointments, registering for a million things for your baby-to-be, figuring out childcare, arguing over names… it’s enough to raise the blood pressure of any expectant parent. Attempting to put together a beautiful and functional nursery on top of all this can certainly seem like an overwhelming task for parents to be. So why do it? Let the online interior design experts at Vavaroom design the nursery of your (and your baby’s!) dreams. They’ll choose the perfect crib, crib bedding, artwork, glider chair, changing table, dresser, rug, and whatever else you might need to create the ideal nest for your little bean. Whether you want a pink paradise for your little princess or a handsome hideaway for your little hunk, a Vava-riffic nursery can be delivered to your inbox and... Read More

Ahoy Matey – Shiplap In Interior Design

Date: 2016-09-28 Author: Cathy

We’ve all seen them: Horizontal planks, one on top of the next, running the length of the walls and usually whitewashed. Shiplap is everywhere in the interior design world. There’s no denying the depth and architectural interest that it lends a house. It gives any room character and can work with various styles. It can read as coastal, cottagey, or even modern if you play it right. Though it is being seen more and more in newly built custom homes, you can find original shiplap (if you’re lucky) in homes built in the early 1900s or earlier. It is usually found in more modest homes from the time as plaster was more expensive and time consuming. Once upon a time in the not so distant past, people renovating old homes would cover shiplap up with dry wall or worse yet, take it down and add dry wall. Thank goodness an appreciation for character and... Read More

Why Gray Isn’t Going Anywhere In Interior Design

Date: 2016-09-26 Author: Cathy

It seems that you can’t get away from it. It’s everywhere in interior design. Gray. Love it or hate it, it has staying power. It is the perfect neutral. You can pair it with warm colors or cool, it can go modern or traditional, cozy or airy. It evokes so many feelings: serenity, calm, sophistication, and comfort. It works great in any room, be it a living room, dining room, bedroom, or kitchen. Going gray on larger pieces like sofas, chairs, draperies, and bedding can leave the door open to adding color in places where it's easier to change it out such as on pillows, artwork, and accessories. You can also keep everything gray and neutral to keep a room calm and uncomplicated. With such versatility it’s no wonder this neutral du jour is lasting longer than, well, a jour. So is gray your perfect color? Sign up at www.vavaroom.com to... Read More

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