Inspiration in the Studio

Simplified :: All are Welcome...

This week we are simplifying what to do with that empty entryway space! Your foyer space (however small or large) is the first impression your home makes and in a year of less entertaining we want our guests to feel a special invitation. While we may miss gathering in large groups we want to help you welcome your guests and family home (air-hug!).

Much like a mudroom, your foyer should be equal parts style and function. Curating a vignette should start with the overarching theme of the home and infuse personal touches to spotlight your personality! Choosing a piece of art, mirror or a statement light is a great place to start.

Next add a piece of grounding furniture. Whether a family heirloom chest of drawers, a practical bench or a sleek console all are good options! What form would fit you most depends on the function you need out of your home. Do you need extra storage to hide junk? Do you need a place to perch to put on shoes on your way out the door? Do you have extra space to simply showcase style?

Add your personal touches to leave a lasting impression. Whether coming or going, what do you want your guests to remember about your home? A signature scent in a beautiful candle vessel, family photos in a fun frame, or a collection of poetry or favorite reads can all be great options to inspire.

Shop our designers go-to items for creating your home’s impression!

Simplified :: Our team's best picks in lighting

Lighting selections are an essential piece of the design puzzle in every project. The lighting in a space affects the overall color palette, the mood of the room, and it can be a focal point for making a statement!

Natural light is always preferrable but isn’t necessarily a given in every home or room. You can overcome lighting challenges just by knowing what type of fixture to select for your space. Most rooms rely on a combination of ambient, accent and task lighting for optimal design aesthetic.

Designer tip: for bedside table lamps the shades should not align directly with the headboard height. So take your measurements and plan accordingly!

This week we are simplifying ambient and task lighting: better known as table lamps and floor lamps! These help light dark corners, reading nooks and provide ample light for nightime reading. They can also serve as an added design element with color, pattern or a artistic base!

Designer tip: for greater flexibility in bedroom seating areas combine a floor lamp and small table to reduce your lighting footprint.

Most bedrooms benefit from ambient lighting. A central overhead fixture is often accentuated by bedside lamps and reading nook floor lamps to set a more restful mood.

Shop our designer’s top selections for table and floor lamps and light it up!

 

Photography: Dustin Peck and Michael Blevins

High Point Market :: Our favorite finds!

We are back from High Point Market and it was a whirlwind but a much needed design refresh! While it was vastly different from past markets, it felt good to be back!

We wanted to share our market round-up of what we saw that excited us most.

A great design is always grounded by a high quality rug and our friends at Nashville Rug Gallery did not disappoint! Elizabeth thought the new Oushak Kilims were perfect for soft yet colorful palettes.

Katherine Grace picked these lanterns from Ro Sham Beaux in a brass and copper combination – they came in many size and shape options!

We also stumbled upon some amazing accessories at Ro Sham Beaux. Crista loved these beauties and we think they are the perfect finishing touch for some of our coastal projects!

Kayla’s pick was in the Thibaut showroom. Thibaut is always a fan-favorite for unique patterns of wallcoverings and fabrics. This show was no different! In addition to their riveting pattern and color selections they have introduced a new trim line and we could not be more excited about it. Adding trim detail to any upholstered piece is a Southern Studio signature!

Haley loved the Laurent Bar in a Box from Century furniture! This bar cart is made with champagne shagreen embossed leather on a metal base and when it is not in use it looks like a large jewelry box!

This corner in the Arteriors showroom grabbed Paige’s attention! The various textures in the cubes and console but in a neutral color palette created an inviting corner!

Vicky’s top pick was this lush, deep sectional by Century. It was so large and comfy the team had to stop and kick back to soak it all in!

It was a great time back at High Point Market and we have missed shopping in person so much. We can’t wait to put some of our new finds to use in future projects!

Read All About It :: STYLE + SOURCE

2020 is definitely the year of adapting and innovating!

The innovation has resulted in many new ideas and the one we are most excited about is the launch of our new interactive digital magazine, STYLE + SOURCE. Our hope is to help grow and nurture our local community, as well as the design industry by uniting design enthusiasts, artists, chefs, and vendors by spreading joy and celebrating the beauty in life through inspiring content.

Within the pages, you’ll find anything from our favorite local businesses to favorite design sources. Our interactive digital format even allows you to shop our favorite finds (it really is Southern Studio Simplified)! We look forward to becoming your SOURCE for STYLE.

Click HERE to Read the Full Issue!

 

Photography: Dustin Peck Photography

Builder: New Old Custom Homes

 

Simplified Sunday :: Making the Bed

As the weather gets cooler and we begin to welcome the fall season, now is the time to transition your bedroom and add a few layers for warmth. Here are our Southern Studio tips for making your fall bed, as well as some favorite items you’ll find in many of our designs!

Build on the basics. Add texture and layers that allow you to adjust with the temperature. Combine crisp white linens, a soft blanket, and a quilt or duvet for the greatest flexibility.

Bring on the throws and decorative pillows for color and warmth. This is your chance to add a dramatic flair without buying all new. Remember, texture is your friend!

Add candles and seasonal bedside accessories. Fall scents don’t belong only in the kitchen. Warmth radiates throughout the whole home. Add a bud vase with seasonal blooms for that extra layer of beauty!

Check out the Favorite Finds from our Southern Studio team …. we call it Southern Studio Simplified!

 

 

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