Inspiration in the Studio

Simplified :: Unplug + Unwind

After a productive week, we are gearing up for a weekend full of unplugging and recharging. We will be celebrating National Day of Unplugging, a 24 hour period to unplug from technology from sundown tonight to sundown tomorrow. It’s a time to relax, restore mental clarity and to connect with loved ones the “old-school” way without modern technology. 

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To unplug and unwind, utilize the design details in your technology-free spaces. For example, a plush throw pillow resting atop your lounge chair does more than add a stylistic flair! Use it for support as you curl-up with a book.

While you’re taking a break from screen-time, treat yourself to some “me-time” with a spa-day from home. A light and bright bathroom suite exudes luxury and relaxation simultaneously! 

Other Ways to Unplug:

  1. Personal time – Whether it’s cleaning, or maybe exercising, spend time doing whatever puts your mind at ease
  2. Connect with a friend – Take a walk outside or grab morning coffee to catch-up with your loved ones, or mail a hand-written note.
  3. Grab a pen and paper and let your creativity run wild – Draw, paint, or write a note. Let your inner artist shine! 
  4. Feel good, do good – Volunteer at an organization that you’re passionate about

Take a peek at our designers’ favorite products to use while spending the day technology-free!

State of the Art :: Home Design & Decor Magazine Feature

Hot off the press! We are so excited to finally share a look into our Pattern Play project as seen in Home Design & Decor Magazine. After initially wrapping up this project the week before quarantine and carefully styling a socially-distanced photoshoot back in August, we’ve had this imagery under wraps, anxiously waiting for the big reveal. 

What inspires you? When it came to renovating this West Raleigh home. originally built back in 2005, our team had the unique opportunity to draw inspiration from the homeowner’s extensive original art collection.

However, we did not use the art as a constraint, simply rather as a building block for colors, textures, and patterns throughout the home.

No detail was left untouched! We did things the Southern Studio way by selecting a bold trim for the sofa.

Our team (and our clients) find value in investing in fine art. Artwork has the ability to tell a story and when selected properly, it may be moved seamlessly from home-to-home and even from space-to-space. These particular homeowners proved to have an extensive collection of art from their previous home but did not have furniture selections that were as elevated as the art. 

What’s not to love about this corner? Even our furry friend approves, perched atop custom ottomans in high performing fabrics.

Missed our initial Project Reveal? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this project and on starting a personal art collection in the comments below! 

Full Feature: https://issuu.com/urbanhomemagazine/docs/tri_hdd_febmar2021_final

Photography: Stacey Van Berkel

STYLE + SOURCE :: Winter 2021 Issue

We’re thrilled to share that the latest issue of Style + Source is officially LIVE! Inside the first issue of 2021, we highlight a recent Cary project—recognizing the hardworking spaces in your home—and share our current design favorites and must-have products this Winter! You also won’t want to miss our chef highlight, featuring Kate Jackson with Framed Cooks. (Warning: the selected recipe will leave you hungry!)

READ THE FULL ISSUE HERE:

https://issuu.com/southernstudiointeriordesign/docs/final_winter2021__1_?fr=sNzI4NTIyMzkxMDg

Take a peek at some of our favorites finds for keeping your home (and yourself!) comfortable and stylish in 2021!

Project Reveal :: Cary Classic, Part II

Today on the blog we are revealing Part II of our Cary Classic project! These are the secondary, yet essential spaces that make up the home. They are the unsung heroes of daily domestic life: the bathrooms, laundry room, and these days the more popular home office.

Most clients desire an elegant, calming master retreat and we feel like the results in this house were exactly that. A bold patterned bolster and window treatments are complemented by the surrounding soft color palette.

This quiet sitting area is full of cozy textures perfect for a moment of rest.

The master bathroom continues the overall color scheme with touches of metallic for a bit of glamour in the wall covering and lighting.

We added some excitement to the laundry room with our selections for wall covering and tile! Who says chores can’t be fun?

As important as home offices have become this year we really wanted to make this bright room shine! The blue walls and patterend window treatments make a statement for your next zoom background.

We so enjoyed this Cary renovation for a beautiful family! We hope we’ve given you inspiration for making a classic design timeless, yet fun!

Photography: Stacey Van Berkel

Contractor: Asbury Remodeling

Winter Wonderland :: Check out FLOWER magazine!

We are so excited to share!  Last year (yes, we’ve had to wait an entire year to share), our gracious clients and friends gave us creative freedom to turn their beautiful home into a winter wonderland … southern style. We began by partnering with Weston Farms and Bowerbird Flowers to bring their magical touch to the design.

After a visit with Erin Weston at Weston Farms, we decided to flank the gorgeous fireplace with two non-traditional, magnolia Christmas trees! The simplicity of white florals and sparkling lights add to the elegance.

Natural wreaths and delicate florals by Bowerbird Flowers elevate this formal dining room for the season!

Who says a soft color palette can’t be holiday?  Adding layers of natural greens and florals, whether simple or elaborate, will always add that special touch.

 To see the entire feature, please visit FLOWER magazine for more beautiful images and inspiration. The decorations may be a bit different in 2020, but the wish for peace and joy this holiday season is the same.

Photography: Catherine Nguyen Photography

Full feature: FLOWER magazine

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