Ahoy Matey – Shiplap In Interior Design

September 28, 2016

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

What Is Your Design Style?

September 14, 2016

From Mid-Century Modern to Rustic, there is a whole world of possibilities when it comes to interior design styles. If you are like many you may not be able to articulate what your style is. If this is the case, you may be finding it difficult to even get started on decorating your home let alone completing it. Don’t fret! Our super easy design quiz will help you define your style in a very fun and visual way. Then the online interior design pros at www.vavaroom.com swoop in to save the day! They’ll ask you questions only experts would think to ask and listen to your every wish (This is where the design therapy happens!).  They will come up with the perfect room for you based off your desires and needs and deliver a finished concept to you in 10 business days. The interior designers at Vavaroom are experienced in... Read More

My Love Affair With Blue & White

June 29, 2016

My love of blue and white began at a young age. For as long as I can remember I have admired the blue and white dishes that my mother always had on display in the glass cabinets in the kitchen. Though it wasn’t her fine china and didn’t get to reside in the china cabinet in the formal dining room, it still held a place of honor. It comes as no surprise that as an adult (Hey, when did that happen??), I have decked my house out in blue and white. From my own wedding china to antique blue and white ginger jars and vases that I’ve found out and about, it goes throughout the main living areas of our home and even made its way to the décor of our wedding. Blue and white is my go-to for reasons beyond my own nostalgia. It is the perfect color palette.... Read More

The Real Focal Point

June 5, 2016

When planning a room nowadays, it is so instinctual to want to make the focal point in the room something like a fireplace or a television. Stop right now! While this may work some of the time and may be the only option in some instances, it is time to find the real focal point. The real focal point is nature. Anything we humans do cannot match the beauty of nature. Interiors cluttered with accessories and loads of pattern or bright colors keep the focus inside and on the objects within. If you don’t have a nice view outside of your window, this can be great and work well. If you are fortunate enough to live somewhere with beautiful surroundings (trees, water, desert, etc.), then take advantage of it. Keep accessories to a minimum and maintain a soft color palette to ensure the emphasis remains on your beautiful surroundings and... Read More

Do you wear your walls well?

April 12, 2016

Before I start a project with a client, I notice their eye color, their skin tones and try to determine what colors make them feel good. Can you wear a dress or a tie that is the same color as your wall? If not, it may be time for a shopping trip to the paint store. Let Vavaroom find your true inner wall. (more…) Read More
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