Perennials Fabrics : Best of Summer Indoor/Outdoor

The Perennials Fabrics ‘Camp Wannagetaway’ Summer collection has us wishing we were on tropical shores.

Get into the Summer mood with these Boathouse striped fabrics.

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Boathouse Stripes; Call us at (562)-439-5626 for a quote!

These vibrant retro inspired striped textiles not only look amazing, but are extremely high performing.

All Perennials fabrics have a high resistance to UV light, stain and dirt resistant, and keep off moisture and mildew nicely.

With the high quality look and feel of indoor fabrics, and the performance of strong durable outdoor fabrics, Perennials is a great all season choice.

Perennials Fabrics is a ‘trade-only’ designer, but luckily you can shop any of their fabrics/collections through us here at L.A. Design Concepts.

Just call us at (562)-439-5626 for a quote, we can help you shop any of Perennials fabrics or rugs.

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Sprout County Fair Fabric

For those of you after something less traditional, we love these folk-art inspired fabrics featuring minimal etchings of outdoor landscapes and villages.

The ‘Sprout County Fair’ fabric in cream/tan gives us the soft ambiance of the country side and plant life withered in the sun.

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Newsprint Far & Away Fabric

For something a bit more sophisticated, the ‘Newsprint Far & Away’ fabric features similar motifs, but in a monochromatic color way that really grabs your attention.

If you have children or pets, these high endurance textiles really excel. Stressing about wear and tear becomes a thing of the past.

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Vintage Stripes

Speaking of the past, these ‘Vintage Stripe’ fabrics from Perennials make an homage to retro nautical style in a way that can appeal to the modern.

Featuring soft and faded tones with an off-white/cream alternating stripe, you can bring this soft summer luxury to any living room or family room setting.

With these warm seasons, it’s never been a better time to revamp the patio furniture. Noting the lasting qualities of Perennials, we at L.A. Design Concepts recommend their fabrics for any design moment that will be exposed to the weather’s extremes.

To view Perennials Fabrics entire collection simply click here, when you’ve found the fabric or textile you want, give us a call for a quote!

Stay tuned this Summer for more up and on the rise collections from all the designer brands, you don’t want to miss out on.

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We make it easy for you to start and finish any of those daring design projects.

Some of our newer boards include “Popular Designer Fabrics and Textiles” this new board is perfect if you’re on the lookout for those hot and in demand designer fabrics.

We’re constantly tracking and gathering the most in demand and exclusive wallpapers and fabrics so you don’t have to.

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Trend: Modern Desert Oasis

Desert Oasis Styled Pieces

Combine the appeal of clean minimal design with the warming and cozy touches of rustic desert decor, the result is a style that you can’t take your eyes off of: Modern Desert Oasis.

In today’s blog we’re going to be covering some gorgeous picks and pieces that can easily help you create your own desert oasis in your home.

Start with the basics: Seating

For this style, we’ll be using lots of exposed wooden frame chairs with rich earth/clay tones.

Next Step: Accessorize

Adding that natural desert ambiance is sometimes as simple as decorating existing furniture or space.

Mohair throws are great for draping over a chair or couch. Decorative pillows can add the desert look you’re looking for just by throwing them on top.

These Curated Kravet accessories can be mixed and matched and used in a variety of different ways.

Set it Down: Modern Wood Coffee Tables/Surfaces

The key to making this a ‘modern’ desert oasis, and not a natural history museum is the choice of gorgeous wood finish tables and surfaces.

The Mimi London and Robert James pieces we chose for this section make a nod to the great outdoors with defined and bold wood finishes, but feature modern touches that keep it from feeling dated.

Tie it all together: Rustic Desert Vibe Rugs

A well chosen rug can completely make or break the space. These Ready-to-Ship rugs from Kravet range from minimal neutral tones, to strong amber and clay colored themes.

With our picks, you can’t go wrong.

 

Kravet’s Asian Inspired Prints are to die for

Your walls are a precious design space that can really transform your room. Sometimes you may not have room for additional furniture pieces, but you still want to liven up the room with something fresh and new.

In this post we’ll be highlighting some of our favorite Asian inspired prints from Kravet’s Curated selection.

The best part about these prints is they are ALL in stock, and ready to be shipped directly to you.

No waiting, just decorating!

If you’re looking for neutral and calming tones, we recommend these:

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KRAVET – Blossoms, Gray Blue
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KRAVET – Landscapes II
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KRAVET – Tan Neutrals Series III
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KRAVET – Aubergine Clouds
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KRAVET – Blue Series II

If you’re looking for a bit more colorful prints, look no further.

These Kravet prints exude positive energy and brightness:

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KRAVET – Blue Floral II

Cole And Son Tropical Summer Getaway Wallpapers

Summer is heating up, and we’re bringing all the lush exotic vibes of that vacation you need, into the comfort of your own home.

These fun tropical wallpapers by Cole And Son capture that modern take on wild life and opulent greenery.

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“Royal Fernery” by Cole & Son
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“Royal Fernery” Living Room

This Jungle inspired wall covering is called “Royal Fernery” for obvious reasons. Using different types of fan palms and other luscious plant life, the print portrays a picture perfect rain forest atmosphere that can easily liven up any room. We love the application in this living room shot, paired with forest green painted wood console for a completely fluid look.

**This wallpaper is not in our online catalog, however one of the perks of L.A. Design Concepts is that we can help you shop ANY designer wallpaper or textile. If you see one that you like, just simply call us and we can get an order/quote started for you.

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“Savuti” by Cole And Son
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“Savuti” Complimenting Gorgeous Jewel Tones

This Cole And Son wallpaper is titled “Savuti”. We love the golden accents and vibrant orange highlights within the plant life of this design. The monkey and bird motifs break up the print and leave for an unforgettable design that draws attention.

The wall covered in “Savuti” really brings out the opulent feeling of these Jewel toned cushions and flooring. It’s no question that this print makes for a bold design moment that’ll help your space stand out with meaning.

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“Nautilus” by Cole And Son
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“Nautilus” Wall Accented Kitchen

Using turquoise and blue emerald shades, this deep sea inspired print brings depth into this rather minimal and simple kitchen setting. The underwater greenery paired with bright golden angler fish is an interesting take on the sea, that we haven’t seen done before.

Whether you’re looking to encompass the beautiful and lush forest, the animals that swing between the trees, or the exotic fish that rest at the bottom of the deep blue, these Cole And Son wallpapers get the job done in style.

You can also check out the rest of our Cole And Son Wallpaper collections on our site by clicking here!

Cozy Transitional Contemporary

Every piece you need to transform your space into a Cozy Transitional Contemporary dream land.

You can easily click on any of the photos below to checkout that style up close, and click the link to view the detail page.

Geometric Rounded Seating

Sleek Minimal Lighting

 

Designer Chic Cushions

 

 

 

To checkout our full collections and other furniture, lighting, and accessories head over to our website! 

3 Easy Scandinavian Design Trends for 2018

With every new and approaching year, comes new inspiration and design ideas. During 2017 we saw a large amount of ‘Hygge’ or cozy and happy arrangements making their way through living rooms and bedrooms all over the United States.

Currently we’re at a mid-point in the year, its no longer the beginning of the year, but it’s definitely not half way through. What a better time to spice up your existing spaces with these top 3 easy Scandinavian design trends moving on through the rest of 2018.

Number 1: A touch of Blue, Accent Color

Blue Accents Go Great against White (image: BJORN WALLANDER)

Monochromatic style has run rampant throughout the interior design community, and we don’t have a problem with it! However, we’re noticing a strong move back towards color. Touches and accents of blue throughout a mostly monochromatic space provides some mood and drama in a space that could be brightened up.

Here is a couple of our favorite accessories and pieces you can use to add that touch of blue to your personal design moment.

Dorian Box                          Marcy Chair (marine)                         Waring Vase

Easily accent any glass or neutral coffee tables or shelves with accessories bursting with sapphire radiance such as the Dorian Box, to case some of your nick-knacks  or a truly more artistic approach with the ocean ripple inspired Waring Vase. If you’re looking for a seating option, we love the Marcy Chair’s deep blue upholstery as well as silver colored studs encompassing the bottom.

Number 2: Storage as Decor (No longer hidden)

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This Walk-By Closet is nothing to try to hide.

For years its been a challenge to find a way to balance your minimal interior design style, with the fact that as humans we typically have a lot of items or goods that we need preserved and held onto. For this reason, we are ecstatic about this Scandinavian trend of highlighting a visually appealing storage piece, rather than trying to shove it under your bed.

We chose some eye-catching and fun pieces within our collection of designer furniture, that can house all that stuff (junk) you just can’t let go of, in a way you’ll want to show off to guests.

Brentwood Accent Etagere     Chest of Drawers          Lyon Biblioteque 

If you’re a collector, you probably have an arrangement of random statues, figures, or any other formations that just have to go somewhere. We’ve found the Brentwood Accent Etagere is a stylish way to display all these goods. Maybe you just have a lot of extra clothes or items you don’t want on display, but need to access frequently. The Grange Chest of Drawers is a marvel for housing a whole lot of items. The way the drawers are arranged on different sides encourages placing this item in a more open space, and the color finished panels make it easy. Lastly, this one is for you book worms out there, when the books you read just happen to have beautiful and endearing covers what better way to store your collection than this rotating Jasper biblioteque? Show off all the different titles you’ve read, while also creating an alluring design moment.

Number 3: “Lagom” Lifestyle Inspired Pieces

The phrase Lagom is a Swede, or Scandinavian term that simply means: a balance in everything. If there’s something us as Americans have been trying to achieve in our lives, it is definitely a Lagom way of life. While the Swedes might have already mastered this, you can easily start your journey to a balanced lifestyle with these responsible furniture purchases.

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TED BOERNER – Reverie Steel Frame Case
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MARIAN JAMIESON – Beam Chandelier

TED BOERNER Steel Frame Case, MARIAN JAMIESON Beam Chandelier

We chose these two exquisite pieces because they combine the industrial vibes of modern design, with rustic and older ways of life. The Reverie Steel Frame Case featuring photo backed glass slabs depicts an open field of greenery, encompassed into dark steel framing that we love. The Beam Chandelier is a very Lagom take on a traditional candle chandelier, this sleek glass cased antique brass candle lights, atop the macassar ebony strip really bring out the best of traditional candle chandelier lighting, and the advances in sleek and minimal design.

What do you think of our 3 Easy DIY Scandinavian design trends? Let us know if you give any of these a shot, or share your favorite easy DIY Scandinavian trend in the comments!

 

Black and White Done Right

Black is the darkest color, the result of the absence or complete absorption of visible light, while white is the opposite of black, it is a collection of all colors of light, resulting in what we know as white. The power of these two colors presented together is an extremely high contrast combination. However, due to the high contrast, the colors provide balance to each other.

We’ve seen through out time many applications such as the yin-yang symbol representing the balance of light and dark. It’s said that “opposites attract.” To put it another way: contrast creates completion. The convergence of black and white (more so than many other color combinations) is an example of how two divergent colors communicate more powerfully together than they do on their own.

Which is exactly why we’ve compiled some extraordinary black and white textiles from our collections that will help your design moments be distinct.

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ROBERT ALLEN – Phantom Manor

The first of our four fabrics we’ll be discussing is the Robert Allen textile: Phantom Manor. This pattern depicts some wild flowers scattered through out the print, leaving small white areas of negative space in between to relieve the eye. The majority of the flower’s form is also white, to ensure this print isn’t too dark. The black tipped petals overlapping each other on the flowers creates some nice geometric eye-candy. We love this textile for an outdoor upholstery moment, or a fun way to add some outdoor accent to a traditional indoors space such as the living room or foyer. 

Top 5 Met Gala 2018 Looks as Luxury Home Decor

Zendaya : Jasper, Decorative Crafts, Ironware InternationalWhat is the Met Gala?

The Costume Institute Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is the biggest event on the fashion fundraising calendar. It was founded by publicist Eleanor Lambert, the benefit was first held in 1948 to encourage donations from New York’s high society. In its modern incarnation, the most famous faces from the realms of fashion, film, music and art come together to raise money for the Met’s Costume Institute and celebrate the grand opening of its latest exhibition. The night is centred on the theme of the new exhibition, this year’s exhibition theme is Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

We at L.A. Design Concepts find beauty and interior design inspiration from all aspects of life. This is why we thought we’d break down our top 5 favorite Met Gala 2018 looks, as luxury home decor items.

Starting off our list,

#5. Zendaya

Zendaya (pictured above) came dressed in an all silver chain-link page girl inspired look. The attention to detail in her attire was flawless. The pieces we chose out of our designer furniture collection include:

JASPER – Etoile Mirror : Depicting her pendant and chest portion of her outfit.

JASPER – Oxford Fire Screen 3 Panel : For the structure and silhouette of the look.

DECORATIVE CRAFTS – Seaver Cabinet : Shown as her portioned and scalloped details in the shoulder attachment as well as skirt mail.

IRONWARE INTERNATIONAL – Germaine 4 Light Chandelier : Interpreted as the details coming down off of her choker.

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#4. Cara Delevingne

While we are still a bit unsure of the references or symbolism being made in Cara’s Met Gala 2018 outfit, it still stands strong as one of the more unique ensembles of the night. Here are the following pieces we chose for this inspired by the look:

MARIAN JAMIESON – Veronica Taboret : This one of a kind sculpture/stand represent’s the hour glass figure, leading to her strong shoulder points.

GRANGE – Meridienne : This luxurious day bed has class written all over it, a perfect resting place for Delevingne after her parade around the Met Gala.

ARTERIORS HOME – Vickery Chandelier : Cara’s head piece was definitely one of our favorites from the Gala, we found this piece’s resemblance was striking.

IRONWARE INTERNATIONAL – Artemis Fire Screen : The beautiful iron work on the Artemis Fire Screen eloquently depicts the details coming up the entire gown.

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#3. Cardi B

Cardi’s high fashion regal angelic look, designed by Jeremy Scott, was another stand out of the night. The Soft cream and gold tones mixed with such over the top embellishments made it hard to look away. The following pieces from our designer furniture collection depicted are:

DECORATIVE CRAFTS – Pia Chandelier : Strong gold regal details in this piece, as well as general shape imitate Cardi’s extravagant silhouette.

GRANGE – Pauline Sofa : The beautiful detailing in the back and bottom of this sofa highly resemble the beads and decor on Cardi B’s couture gown.

CURATED KRAVET – Wise Sculpture : This gold nugget/gem stone inspired center piece glistens similarly to the silk train details trailing her dress.

DECORATIVE CRAFTS – Vinci Mirror : The elegant and glorious head piece atop her head extends to the sky just like this Decorative Crafts mirror.

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#2. Lana Del Rey

Landing at our number 2 spot, Lana Del Rey’s Met Gala 2018 look truly blew us away. Starting at the top with her sapphire angel winged beaded halo, to the golden heart punctured with holy daggers, and ending with the elegant golden details crawling up from the bottom of her gown. This was A LOOK. The following are the pieces we chose from our collection:

DECORATIVE CRAFTS – Berici Mirror : Representing the antique gold detailing encompassing the whole dress, holding and tying all the elements together.

DECORATIVE CRAFTS – Lathyrus Screen : On top of the overall color scheme of this screen, the blue birds hand painted really bring us back to Lana’s ethereal blue winged halo.

IRONWARE INTERNATIONAL – Cleo 8 Light Chandelier : The circular antique silver formations in this chandelier feel like they were taken straight from Del Rey’s couture head piece.

DECORATIVE CRAFTS – Ocella Table : The natural swirls and details of this antique gold table mimic the majestic tendrils on the bottom of the ensemble.

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#1. Rihanna 

Are you surprised Rihanna made our number 1 spot? We aren’t. Rihanna as a fashion icon since day one, has always been breaking necks at every show and event she attends. We found her silver, pearl, and white Vatican inspired look to be the most exquisite of all the concepts brought to the Met Gala 2018. The designer furniture pieces we found inspired by the outfit are as follows:

SCHUMACHER – Pillement Mirror : The silver formations encompassing this mirror are holier than thou, and remind us of the stunning embellished details around the whole coat and dress.

DURALEE – Torrey Sofa : This elongated studded white leather sofa parallel the luxurious and lengthy robe adorned on Rihanna’s shoulders.

DECORATIVE CRAFTS – Capi Chandelier : The unique shape of this designer piece simulates the grandiose vibe we get from the Pope-inspired head piece.

JASPER – Eggshell Crackle Dining Chair : This delicate and pure dining chair notes beautiful structure in the details in a way the reminds us of Rihanna’s above the knee dress.

And there you have it! This concludes our top 5 Met Gala 2018 looks depicted by designer furniture pieces. Do you agree with our list? What were some other notable looks that inspired you? Let us know in the comments below.

If you enjoyed any of these pieces we listed, simply click their titles in the description to be linked to that product page. We at L.A. Design Concepts have been offering couture trade-only furniture to designers and consumers alike since 1987.

Designer’s Guild Wallpaper: Essence of Spring

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We’re at the turn of a season, Spring is coming to a near close as Summer approaches. With thoughts of somber rain clouds, and tranquil showers leading to delicate blooms these five Designer’s Guild wallpapers genuinely capture the perfect essence of Spring. Featuring soft white and gray tones, as well as deep and lighter hues of ultra violet.

Beginning with the showers, Delahaye Zinc, and Corneille Fuchsia represent the velvety gray clouds of April. Delahaye Zinc uses abstract paint formations ranging from white and gray speckles to dramatic strokes and drizzles like rain washing away the blue sky.