Breezy, Beachy, Classic Interior Design

March 9, 2017

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

February 15, 2017

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?

February 13, 2017

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

February 9, 2017

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

Wallpaper? Really?

August 19, 2016

The reaction that designers get when we propose wallpaper is usually, “Ick”. The term wallpaper conjures up images of bad mid to late 20th century design or your grandmother’s house. But the wallpaper being produced nowadays is so different from what was once so prevalent. From classic grass cloth to bold and modern patterns, the wall coverings of today are amazing and so versatile. Wallpaper can add so much interest to a bathroom, elegance to a dining room, texture to a bedroom, or some fun to a living room. Adding pattern or texture to your walls can make furniture that is on the simple side really stand out. So, here’s our attempt to change your mind about wallpaper.   [caption id="attachment_1466" align="alignnone" width="520"] This fun pattern is so modern and cool![/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1467" align="alignnone" width="520"] Elephant Ears Design - In a tone on tone bathroom, the subtle, winding pattern... Read More

Why So Much Aqua?

August 11, 2016

A somewhat frequent topic of conversation between one of my best friends (also a designer) and me is what we get the most requests for. The color that pops up again and again for us both is aqua. Why is it that this color is asked for on the regular? Obviously one factor for us is that we live along the coast of southeastern North Carolina, but there has to be more to it than geography. To many it is a very calming and soothing color that creates a restful retreat as it can be unobtrusive and quite demure and to others it is bright and joyful and reminds them of a day at the beach. There are countless variations on the color itself. Some tints are more silvery and quiet, while others are bold, spunky shades that border on turquoise. I’ve found that aqua can really work as a... Read More

Perfect Plants For Your Perfect Room

August 1, 2016

Fiddle leaf figs are everywhere and I’m sure you’ve seen them a million places by now. It is the coveted, of-the-moment (A very long moment, I grant you) tree that interior designers are putting in all types of splendid spaces. I, myself was lured by their ginormous glossy leaves and fun shape and purchased one last year and I love him. Yes, him. I named him Cam. I feel like I try much harder to keep my plants alive when I humanize them. He looks perfect in my living room in a blue and white Chinoiserie pot. Cam is definitely a lot more high maintenance than I thought he was going to be. He sits in a corner between two windows that face north. It is recommended that fiddle leaf figs receive bright, indirect light. A perfect spot! He did great for the first 9 months or so. I watered... Read More

Coastal Design For Every Location

July 18, 2016

I am fortunate. I get to live in a town where others vacation. Living near the beautiful waters of the southeastern coast is a dream come true. Due to my locale, I absolutely love coastal style. There is something so breezy and effortless about it while remaining inherently chic. Coastal design can mean different things to different people depending on where “your coast” is. With many different coastal styles, some things remain constant. Furniture in a coastal interior should always be low maintenance and cleanable. Living rooms should be laid back areas meant for friendly gatherings. Bedrooms should put the rest of the world far away to create a completely stress free retreat. The focal point of any room with a coastal feel should be nature. Working in natural elements and colors creates a design that is in harmony with it's surroundings. From the traditional, soft low country interiors of... Read More
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