5 Tips on Accessorizing Your Dream Bookshelf

 Rules were meant to be broken and thats exactly what we intend to do with this week’s blog. Who died and made book cases/shelves forever boring, filled with JUST books? jdkslafj Here are our top 5 tips for creating a brilliant bookshelf: jdkslafj Tip #1: Break It Up via One Good Thing by Jillee KNICK KNACKS!!! The use of different chatchkes and storage bins is a great way to break up all your books. Items like small sculptures, clocks, vases, framed photographs and rocks can be perfect for spicing up your boring bookshelf. And don’t forget about the Rule of Thirds! jdkslafj Tip #2: Add Art via One Good Thing by Jillee Your bookshelf should express who you are and what better way to do that than with art? The addition of a funky framed graphic or an elaborate mirror is an amazing way to amp up your bookshelf and show who you are as an individual. jdkslafj Tip #3: Color is Key via Rue Daily BLU MIX Bound Books by E. Lawrence This is a newer trend that we’re obsessing over: color coding your books….so cool. While at Market this  year, designer Brian Wynn implemented this in some of his spaces. Organizing by color adds such a twist to an ordinary bookshelf. And if thats not your style, sticking to a general color scheme is highly suggested when accessorizing. Also seen at High Point were these amazing hand-bound books by E. Lawrence. Their books are perfect if you’re trying to create a quirky, cool vibe in your shelf. jdkslafj Tip #4: Obscure Book Orientation via Crate&Barrel The smallest things can really make...

Our Trip to High Point Market

This past weekend, Andrea and Rik traveled to North Carolina to explore some of the High Point Market showrooms! Check out a few of their favorite finds: We may be biased, because the designer of this gorgeous chandelier happens to be a good friend of Andrea’s, but come on…… Taylor Bubble Pendant from Gilded Home by John McClain kljfklajg fd So, Joanna Gaines has a rug collection for Loloi now, and you guessed it, they’re perfect. (Not that we are completely obsessed with her or anything…..) The Chantilly Rug from Loloi Rugs     So we ended up purchasing a few pieces of art from this company for our clients at Market. The originals are inspiring and their Giclee productions are phenomenal too…. and rumor has it they had killer margaritas while you shopped 😉 CHC Art     These chairs, well because they are just sugar and spice and everything nice. Dovetail Furniture j akldsjf Ok, so we’ve been admiring designer Ashley Childers for a while, Andrea met her and saw this ottoman, they are both even prettier in person! The Zebra Ottoman from Emporium Home fjldkg sklj This stuff is just so cool…. self adhesive and completely removable. Can’t wait to see it installed in one of our upcoming projects. Wallpaper by Tempaper   fd This is just so “Andrea-Noel”…. The Herringbone Drawer Cabinet from Bernhardt Interiors Can’t wait for the next High Point Market in October!   See you next Thursday! Don’t forget to follow us for updates, inspiring posts, and other exciting things taking place in the world of Andrea Noel Designs:  Instagram: @andreanoeldesigns Facebook: Andrea-Noel Designs Twitter: @_ANDesigns...

The Power of Print

As powerful as words can be, this new wave of print speaks volumes…   Print wallpaper has been one of our favorite trends this past year, it’s been back for a while now, but it just keeps getting better and better…..we’re totally ‘sessed. This week we are headed to High Point Market to check out the latest Interior Design trends for our clients, but here’s a look back at few times when some big prints livened up the smallest of spaces and didn’t let us down…   The Pink Prism: via Andrea Noel Designs We love this print by Stacy Garcia for York! It can go virtually anywhere but doesn’t it look awesome paired with pink? The geometric shaping gives this bedroom a very cool vibe. Dandelion Dreams: via Andrea Noel Designs Such an unexpected twist on this contemporary bathroom. This printed paper does a phenomenal job of bringing out the color scheme at work and adding a bit of interest to the back wall. The Foxtrot: via Modern Country Style This trend is perfect for childrens’ rooms and playrooms! Adding a bit of fun while bringing forth a little color, this paper is so adorable and so unique. Perks of Being a Wallflower: via Apartment Therapy So in love with this laundry room… The paper choice is so bold but works really well with the light maple countertop and white appliances.  Waterlily Love: via Andrea Noel Designs Here, we felt it was necessary to add a bit of flare to one of those niches that no one ever knows what to do with. This wallpaper really added that delicate touch to...

Shaken Not Stirred: 5 Tips when Mixing Styles

As creative individuals, we tend to get tired of the same ol’ same ol’. An easy way to add flare to any room is to combine unexpected styles. via Andrea Noel Designs Here are some of our tips to pulling off an exciting combo:   Tip #1: Surprise Yourself via Harpers Bazaar Don’t be afraid to try something drastic. Your grandmother’s rug thats been sitting in the attic since you moved in? Roll it out and dust it off. As long as the color scheme in the space stays consistent, adding a wild piece like this is a great way to effectively pair design styles. Tip #2: Balance is Key via Apartment Therapy Pair your statement piece with a second to make an impact while keeping the weight of the room balanced. Also, balancing of materials is so important. In this dining room, the heavy bulk of the traditional wood table is perfectly paired with these modern chairs that give off the impression of weightlessness, a perfect match. Tip #3: Use Variety To Your Advantage via SF Girl by Bay Switch it up! Not only does this dining area successfully mix multiple styles of design, it also does it in such a unique way. The seating around this dining room table speaks for itself. You don’t have to be consistent with pieces as long as they have similar visual weights and follow the color scheme set. Tip #4: Repetition, Repetition via HGTV Repetition is such a powerful tool when mixing styles. In this room alone, we see how the Renaissance-framed art over the modern couch creates an interesting vibe throughout the space. If...