Friday, March 25, 2011

Sleek Simplicity In Style

The modern trend of today’s sophisticated interior design? Sleek, Sensuous, and Simple. Luxury no longer comes in the form of over-abundance and an immeasurable number of things in a room. That's what Neicy would call - "Clutter".

Elegance is now knowing that there is only one couch in the whole room, but that the couch is not only aesthetically pleasing, but is comfortable too; form + function. Minimalism has become a new delicacy.

When someone walks into a room the first thing they want to see is cleanliness, sleekness, and that the person who’s room they are walking into has a good taste of art, home furnishings, and interior design, but that they also have a sense of when enough is actually too much. All of this together comes down to one thing – aesthetics.

Aesthetics is the branch of philosophy dealing with such ideas as the beautiful, the ugly, the sublime, the comic, etc. If one wants their room to “pop,” they have to be willing to be an aesthetician. What makes a room? The way everybody else views it – minus, of course, the person who designed it.

Not everybody, though, is cut out for the arduous task of figuring out what goes where in a room, and what looks good with whatever else. If for any reason you ever need help figuring out these many things that make your room the best it can be, get in touch with J. Douglas Design, where we are happy to help you in any way we can.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Details In The Design - Marge Carson

A room isn’t just meant to be a place where one sleeps, eats, or simply sits. Every room should be a place where someone can go to in order to escape the world around them. A room can only do that, though, if it is outfitted and the interior design is done in a careful way with the right home furnishings.

Even with the right couches, beds, covers, end tables, and so on, a room is never fully finished until one has all of the right accents in place. From buttons and closures, to nailheads and tassel ties, Marge Carson has thought of everything you need truly set your design apart from the rest. It's all in the details. Certainly - you want to create a fantastic room that is pleasing to the eye at first glance, but also one that even stands out on that 46th glance that you take, no matter how close you get or how far away you may be while looking in. Marge Carson designs take care of ALL the details that can really make a difference in your interior space.

Marge Carson is a fine furniture line that is great to use for any kind of interior design and we're pleased that they are one of the exclusive lines carried (and hand-selected) by J. Douglas Design.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Green is the color of the month

March is here there is so much going on. First of all, Mardi Gras is going on as we speak, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, right before the first day of Spring. With these holidays, you are sure to see the color green every where you look - green beads for Mardi Gras, green beer for St. Patrick’s Day and - of course - green grass for Spring. AND in case, you didn’t know the birthstone for March is “Aquamarine” (a greenish-blue color). So - GREEN IS the color for March. Bringing green into home design can work in any room and with any home furnishings.

In the Kitchen
Whether you have dark, rich cherry-wood or light, cream-colored cabinets, green is a beautiful accent to any kitchen. A soft, sage green wall compliments rich, wine red d├ęcor for a perfectly delicious treat. When your preference is a bright, airy space for your kitchen, opting for sea-green and/or aqua tone paired with bright coral or yellow make for a beautifully sea-worthy eatery.

In the Entry Way
Green in a foyer can be a nice transition between outside and in. Using different tones of green can accentuate the space. Maybe a light shade on the walls paired with dark green home accessories, such as a hanging lamp, glass vessels, or sconces. Of course, adding live, fresh is a great way to bring the outside in and welcomes your guest - as soon as they in the door.

In the Living Room
A dark, rich green adds sophistication and style to a living space to provide a cozy place to cuddle up and read a book or watch TV. Embellished edges and small streaks of contrasting color give a room weight when the palette is soft shades of ivy, sage, and grass green. Some of afraid to add dark colors with dark furniture, but intense green throw pillows against a rich brown leather sofa more than holds its own. Together, the two hues can enhance each other, evoking the beauty of a forest.

In the Bedroom
A master bedroom should be a serene oasis where the worries of the day melt away. Having the subtlety of sea-grass colored walls paired with crisp, white bedding and plush, soft green pillows makes for a refreshing and natural color scheme for a bedroom design.

In the Bathroom
And of course, who doesn’t want their own personal spa retreat just a few steps away? In a master bathroom, a soothing light green wall and soft, pastel towels rolled up on white furniture invites you right in. Adding delicious smelling candles and some beautiful potted (green) plants makes your bath a completely calming atmosphere that acts as your own personal sanctuary and getaway. Adding artwork and home furnishings can make any bathroom a retreat.

If you ever need help figuring out which “green” is right for you, contact J Douglas anytime for a personal Home Design Consultation.

Friday, March 4, 2011

A Winning Interior Starts With The Furnishings - AND the Designer!

Have you ever walked into someone’s home and the home furnishings and accessories literally took your breath away? A space where every piece of furniture is a unique piece perfectly placed, and beautiful art and interesting pieces from around the world adorn the walls? Where everything fits into a clean and distinctive interior design? If you've walked into a home like this - and you're in the Dallas area - chances are - it was an interior design by J. Douglas Bradford of J. Douglas Design, Inc.

J. Douglas Design Inc. is the place to visit if you are ready to transform your home into the one described above - you know - the one that takes your breath away.

We offer the most exclusive brand-name furniture and fine furnishings - as well as interior accents and accessories, window treatments, fine rugs, and interior design services to help you take decorating your home to the next level.

J. Douglas Bradford has been creating award winning interior designs in Dallas for over 30 years. He or one of his designers will meet with you with one on one during your consultation to help you envision your “perfect” palace. From suggestions on colors & textures, furniture selections, fine art options, window treatments, and accessorizing - J. Douglas Design has it all covered where designing interiors is concerned.

So the next time you have that 'feeling' that transforming your house into a true showplace is what you need to be doing - visit the showroom at J. Douglas Design, we are certain that you won’t be disappointed.