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Day 29: Florence Broadhurst meets Kate Spade

29 Nov

Florence  Broadhurst was a multi-talented legend and expressed herself creatively through multiple mediums, platforms and continents around the world. By the time of her death in 1977 Broadhurst had lived and worked in Australia, Asia, and England; performed professionally on stage; been befriended by royalty; exhibited her paintings; and started an internationally successful wallpaper company whose success was based upon her own designs.

Here are some of her amazing designs:

Launched earlier this year, Kate Spade New York’s entire 2012 design collection was based around Broadhurst’s archival prints. You’ll see fabulous frocks, jewellery, luggage, stationery, bedding — even tights — printed in some of her best-loved designs, plus a few archival patterns we haven’t seen before. And they’ve been revved up, kate spade-style, with eye-popping accents of hot pink, lime and coral.

It’s the perfect marriage: fashion house kate spade new york, which is known for its classic, graphic designs, and Florence Broadhurst, the late Australian textile legend known for her classic, graphic prints.

Here is a peak at what we are talking about:

I am in love with the whole collection and already have a few pieces in my closet!!

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Day 20: Modern Baroque

20 Nov

Today’s post gives thanks to the Baroque Period and provides a showcase of its recent emergence in today’s modern design. This fall and winter we are seeing this comeback style hit the runways and design/fashion magazines in a BIG way!! We can help but jump on the trend wagon!

The style originated in the 1600’s in Rome, Italy and quickly spread across Europe. It is known for its artistic style and exaggerated use of detail to produce drama and grandeur in architecture, painting, dance, literature and music.

Today, in design and fashion, we embrace all of the exquisite elements of Baroque, here are some of our picks!! Can you guess our favorite?

Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012

Modani

Modani

Modani

Restoration Hardware

Liv Chic

Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012

Modani

Photos via: Google Search, Tumblr and Pinterest

 Im dying for the Restoration Hardware tufted sectional with the oversized birdcage/crystal chandeliers!! Do you have a favorite?

Day 10 & 11: Elle Magazine

11 Nov

This weekend, we give thanks to the ever so informative and entertaining ELLE MAGAZINE!! Hundreds of familiar faces have graced the front page of this prestigious magazine and thousands of articles written that inform and intrigue women all over the world.

(Needless to say, we will always snag any mag with the beautiful, Britney Spears, on the cover.)

The largest fashion magazine in the world, Elle captures millions of readers with a monthly publication of design, fashion, health, beauty and entertainment.

And if your fabulous french tipped manicure has not skimmed the pages of this little bound book of genius….

Well then, my dears, Im afraid you deserve and arraignment!!

But have no fear, A.Clore is here — to look back on one of our favorite celebrity homes this year….

Reece Witherspoon’s Ojai, CA spanish ranch-style home designed by Kristen Buckingham.

We absolutely love the mixture 19th century decor and the snippets of nature in this design. Buckingham used both high-end custom pieces and inexpensive ready made elements to achieve and sense of comfortable elegance. She then brought in natural elements like an end table from an apple tree stump and a natural jute rug to achieve perfect harmony.

These rooms are a perfect example of how to make a child’s space personalized yet still stylish and functional.

The tucked away beds were an original design element to the house, however they create a great focal point to the room and still provide plenty of space for functional design.

Our favorite feature of Reece’s home is her outdoor terrace. We love the antique hanging lantern and mix-matched iron and wicker furniture. Its just breathtaking how the vibrant and lush greenery above head creates a perfect canopy.

We think Kristen did an amazing job with combining the original architecture and style of the home with the sense of comfortable elegance that Reece exudes. Design Well done!

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Thanks for stopping by this weekend!! Looking forward to another Grateful and Thankful week of design here at A.Clore Interiors!!!

Life’s Too Short To Live In A Beige Room!

1 Nov

We have all been living through times of constant change that have created a multitude of life experiences. We have discovered these experiences and our belongings only define us if we let them and that experiencing life is not so much about what happens to us but much more about how we react to it. The designers here at A.Clore Interiors have explored this idea reflecting on how this interprets into four strong global trend messages we see emerging for the year ahead.

Bohemian Charm, Rock Candy, Earthen Wonder and Voltaic Clash

Inspired by emerging trends in art, fashion and interior design from around the world, with the help of our color experts at Sherwin-Williams and Pantone, we have created these exciting new color palettes to help you find the perfect colors for your home or office.

The Bohemian Charm collection features the retro glamour of pearls, florals and classic feminine silhouettes. They are tempered by fun and funky accents and attitude. The pastels are a bit bolder, including semi-precious gem tones like citrine, peridot and amethyst, set off by crisp neutrals. The look is still ladylike — but much more free-spirited.

The signature colors for Bohemian Charm are:

Awesome Violet, Radiant Lilac, Obi Lilac, Darkroom, Gauzy White, Rosedust, Independent Gold, Rosy Outlook, Bathe Blue, and Aloe from Sherwin Williams.

Everyone has a dark side, and we’re irresistibly drawn to exploring its murky depths and shadows. The colors are moody, the vibe is masculine and the aesthetic is both Victorian and futuristic. Visible mechanicals intrigue us, while theatrical effects, eerie collections and menswear-inspired fabrics like tweed and houndstooth evoke Sherlock Holmes and the Prohibition era of secret doors and speakeasies.

The signature colors for the Rock Candy collection are:

Roycroft Bottle Green, Olde World Gold, Plum Brown, Rockwood Dark Red, Rustic Red, Mink, Chamois, Loyal Blue, Outerspace and Rare Gray from Sherwin Williams

Time and nature work hand in hand to create a softened beauty that is restful and soothing. We experience it in the layered hues of mineral deposits, sea-buffed stones and the weathered shutters of a rustic farmhouse. The colors are chalky and earthy, the materials raw and organic, the finishes matte. It’s a homespun aesthetic inspired by our renewed appreciation for artisan craft, handmade quality and homemaking as a valued skill rather than a chore.

The signature colors for the Earthen Wonder collection are:

Silver Strand, Roycroft Suede, Spiced Cider, Safari, Smokey Topaz, Mountain Stream, Wickerwork, Herbal Wash, Unusual Gray and Poolhouse from Sherwin Williams

Electronics, alternative rock and digital technology — plug those influences into one socket and you get a blast of high-voltage look-at-me colors. We’re not shying away from them; we’re splashing them across everything from cars to appliances to upholstery. It’s consumerism as self-expression, giving the bold and the not-so-bold equal permission to be non conformists. All those bold hues need a palette purifier, bringing black, white, gray and clear acrylics into the picture.

The signature colors for the Voltaic Clash collection are:

Electric Lime, Dovetail, Frank Blue, Calypso, Extra White, Gladiola, Black Magic, Eye Catching, Exuberant Pink, and Feverish Pink from Sherwin Williams

Get inspired and say “Buh-Bye” to your beige room!!!