5 Tips on Expanding Your Small Spaces

Ciao a tutti! If you weren’t already aware, Andrea Noel Designs has just touched down in Rome! While spending lots of time visiting family & friends, EATING, drinking, and roaming the streets looking at the beautiful historical sights, we’ve noticed something interesting; great design doesn’t always have to be larger than life. akjdfkljasklfj The Italians do a marvelous job of making the most out of a small space. Here are our top 5 tips on expanding the look of your tiny rooms. jkdsjlkfja Tip #1: Mirror Magic Wait, but seriously…they really are magical. A mirrored wall creates an optical illusion for the eye. When looking at this room, you almost think it goes on way farther than it actually does, but think again! Thats the magic of the mirror. via Yellow Trace ksjdfkj Tip #2: Darkness=Depth Just like mirrors, dark hues create the illusion of depth to a space.  via Home Designing jsdkfj Tip #3: Big is Better I know… I know, this one doesn’t make as much sense right off the bat but hear us out… Placing one big piece on a wall does wonders to a space. Whether it be a painting that makes a statement, a mural or an interesting mirror (see…mirrors are pretty much everything), the vastness of the piece will, in turn, make the space seem bigger than it actually is. via Lorenzo De Grandis adkjflka Tip #4: With Just a Pinch of Print Print is such a creative way to conquer tiny rooms. The eye will immediately follow the print at hand, taking the attention away from the size of the room. It’s pure genius we...

The Team Pt. 2

Happy Thursday! Everyone has their own unique quirks and at Andrea Noel Designs, we believe that bringing these quirks and styles together creates such an amazing look. Our team is eclectic in taste and differs in their strengths so this week, we wanted to take time to introduce the rest of our design family! kldsjflkasd SHELLE Designer Shelle has been an employee with Andrea Noel Designs for over a year now and is a recent graduate from Seminole State College’s Interior Design program (Congrats Shelle!!). After buying a foreclosure and deciding to remodel it herself, she realized she wanted to pursue Interior Design as a carreer. Shelle, being a mother of two and our unofficial office comedian, really brings a light to Andrea Noel Designs while maintaining a nurturing presence. She is proficient in AutoCAD and Sketch Up which is a huge part of our design process. We are so grateful for Shelle! Favorite Things: family, dogs, chocolate, boating, Venice and Murano. Favorite Instagram Filter: “I’m more of a Snapchat gal.” “The only way to do great work is love what you do.” – Steve Jobs adkfjaklsdjf JANA Junior Design Assistant Jana, from a young age, has had a passion for Interior Design. She job shadowed Andrea in high school to ensure that she would want to study interior Design in college. Jana now attends Seminole State College and, to no surprise, studies Interior Design. Having lived in Georgia and Tennessee, Jana is without a doubt our token Southern Belle. With a sassy southern charm, she helps keep us organized and inspired. Favorite Things: soccer, the beach, anything mint, bacon, when things are organized...

A Quick Lesson in Color

Color is one of the number 1 ways we express ourselves as human beings. But little do we know, each color does something different to our minds. This being said, it is important to know how color can be most useful in your home. kadfjksal akdjf RED via Houston Lifestyles Attributes: regal, passionate, powerful, raises blood pressure, evokes hunger Red is an awesome color for spaces of high energy. People tend to put red in living rooms or kitchens because they are the “hearts of the house”. Being very regal, red also works well in theatre rooms. kldskjaf ORANGE via Style Estate Attributes: energetic, fun, fresh Orange is said to increase productivity and evoke creativity. That being said, orange is good for home offices and areas where work gets done. Easily over-powering, orange should be used in small doses to make a modern statement. kldskjaf YELLOW via Rozy Home Attributes: happy, lighthearted, exciting Yellow is instant happiness making it perfect for kitchens,  home offices and playrooms. It is said to bring about good memories and inspire good conversation. Yellow could be problematic in bedrooms or places of relaxation because it is so high energy. kldskjaf GREEN via Gofeminin Attributes: natural, clean, harmonious, healthy Green is most associated with nature and healthy living so it is perfect for a fitness rooms or a relaxing study. Avoid using high-energy greens in bedrooms where good sleep happens. kldskjaf BLUE via Architizer Attributes: calming, versatile, peaceful Blue is the most versatile color because it can be used in virtually any room. Bright blues evoke excitement and could be useful in living rooms or...

Met Gala Inspired Looks

There is nothing like waking up on the morning after the Met Gala and looking at all the incredible dresses that your favorite celebs sported. While some needed to be incarcerated by the fashion police, others took our breath away. Here are a few room designs inspired by our favorite Met Gala looks: ksdjflkasjdfkladsjflkas  Blake Lively:   via E! Online 1) Blake Lively. Need we say more? 2) The use of champagne-pink and glitzy gold in this space screams girly glam. Blake’s silky material inspired sleek textures throughout the bedroom. A pop of floral red is the perfect finishing touch.   Adriana Lima: via E! Online Adriana’s simple sophistication and girly flare inspired this next space. If you couldn’t already tell, we really love accented neutral schemes at Andrea Noel Designs. When the hounds-tooth meets this royal blue, the whole room pops. The sparkling touch of the crystal chandelier does wonders as well. kjhjksadf Rachel McAdams: via GotCeleb Rachel McAdams looks so fab in this dress that we’d be stupid to not design around it. This dining room design features all the glam of the 1920s while preserving a modern feel. Pulling the gold and shimmery bronze from the gown was an awesome way to enrich the room. lakjfdlkajf kdafjklsda Sure inspiration can be found “anywhere”, but really does it get any better than the top looks from each years’ Met Gala?!?!? Next time you think about re-designing, don’t be afraid to pull inspiration from other places, like the fashion industry! jfkldsja Until next Thursday… Don’t forget to follow us for updates, inspiring posts, and other exciting things taking place in the world of Andrea...