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Design Focus: The Martinique Wallpaper

The Martinique wallpaper is an iconic inception – an icon within an icon: The Beverly Hills Hotel. It is undoubtedly one of the nation’s well-known structures. It has a fabled history with exemplary Hollywood characters such as Fred Astaire, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Lucille Ball, and Charlie Chaplin to name a few. The tropical-inspired wallpaper was the brainchild of the hotel’s decorator, Don Loper, in 1942, and is now revered as one of the best design patterns. The oversized banana leaves in various hues of green, mustard, and hints of burgundy lined the walls of the hotel’s coffee shop. What makes it so grand that people can’t help but be enthralled by the overelaborate prints? The answer is...

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5 Dark Interior Designs You Should Be Copying Right Now

source Dark colors can be a bit of a challenge to use, but when done right, it brings impressive aesthetics. It also imbues a number of favorable outcomes - from ultra cozy to statement-worthy elegance. While it takes a good amount of panache and grit to make this work, achieving it requires minimal effort. So, how do you use dark colors while veering away from the woebegone factors that are attached with this type of interior? It’s all about strategic play of shades, patterns, lighting, and textures. Here’s a rundown of some of the best interiors along with imperative points that will inspire you to go towards the dark side: source Dark on Dark Andrea del Sartos’ famous phrase ‘less...

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10 Ideas you can Steal from Small Spaces

Many interior designers are faced with the challenges of moderating small spaces keeping in mind that aesthetics and traffic flow are the key important factors. To help ease your challenges, we have found an excellent infographic that should serve well to provide great tips on how you can use furniture to arrange your small space. Found on inhabitat.com

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