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

Welcome To Your Perfect Foyer

May 27, 2016

Welcoming friends into your home is something at which we should all strive to be great. Having a beautifully appointed foyer is a crucial element of this goal. It is the first space that guests see in your home. Don’t you want to make a good first impression? Obviously foyers vary in shape and size based on your floor plan, but even in the smallest of foyers there are ways to spruce it up for that all important first impression.   [caption id="attachment_817" align="alignnone" width="680"] A foyer with a straight up stair case and hallway can be very welcoming when well appointed. Add artwork, narrow furniture, and a handsome runner to keep a nice flow to the space.[/caption] (more…) Read More

What’s Old Is New

May 10, 2016

Ever heard, “What is old is new again”? Yeah, there is so much truth to that. I feel like every year I am seeing something from the past revived in a slightly new way. Being very introspective, I have thought to myself that we are very alike to the Victorians. How? They did the exact same thing. After the new ideas of the Neoclassical and Empire styles, it was like they ran out of original ideas. They went on to embrace the old, but interpreted in a new way. There was revival after revival of past styles. Gothic revival, Neoclassical revival, Renaissance revival… the list was endless. And then of course there were later revivals of the revivals. Goodness! We have been doing the exact same thing for the last thirty years or so. While we can look at an older interior and say, “that looks very 80s,” there is... 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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