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30 May

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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!!

Day 25: Outside In

26 Nov

Today we are giving thanks to Mother Nature. Here are some mention worthy designs that bring the essence of the outdoors to life!


24 Headboard Ideas for Day 24

25 Nov

I did a post this week about a knowledgeable headboard, but noticed that the picture did not come through, so here it is:

Below are 24 other headboard ideas we like:

Day 22: Chevron Pattern

25 Nov

The past couple days have been filled with so much love and joy!

Have you missed us?

With no time to sit down at the computer, we give you a quick view of some design elements we have been thankful for this weekend.

Chevron Pattern:

This “V” shaped fret, or pattern, has become quite popular in design over the past few seasons. Dating back to before christ, the chevron pattern has been used in the military to indicate ranking or years of service. We use this bold pattern in design to create a strong impact and add visual interest to a space. Here are some examples of chevron we love:

Day 13: Chandeliers

13 Nov

We’ve been dying to give our thanks for chandeliers all month.

Are you as excited as we are?

Chandeliers are unique lighting fixtures that are both functional and stylish. And who an deny their refined sense of elegance and sophistication?!

Whether it be classic or whimsical, a great chandelier has the ability to not only provide ample lighting, but also to set the ambiance and tone of an interior that can transform an entire space. With intriguing curves and endless embellishments, they are they most appealing type of ceiling art for any home — and can turn any drab atmosphere to a warm and inviting one with the flick of a switch.

Bronze chandeliers add character and rustic beauty, while silver and crystal lights make tend to be more classic and understated.

The size and scale of a chandelier is crucial to the overall look of a room. For small rooms like bedrooms and bathrooms, a chandelier with a diameter of less than 20″ is ideal. Larger spaces, including dining rooms and foyers, are more equipped to showcase lights anywhere from 20″-36″ or larger.

Take a look at some our favorite chandeliers from a few vendors we represent:

Regina Andrew

Global Views

Cyan Design

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!!!