I called in favors for a few special design month features and do I have a treat for you. Juile Browing Bova and I met at the Nate Berkus show. I asked her to tell me what is trendy and cool in the world of design and here's what she said: Pantone 18-2120 --the color of the year--Honeysuckle is Courageous. Confident. Vital. It states it is an encouraging color!
Hot Pink as seen in this Entry for House Beautiful! Paint color is Razzle Dazzle by Benjamin Moore selected by Jonathan Berger Designer.
In the Midwest snow still continues to sneak into our forecast--even in the spring. Fresh flowers always inspire our interior spaces. I suggest bringing nature indoors. Forcing bulbs is so easy and fun for the family to watch the miracle of a garden grow right before their eyes. Try this nest project from MarthaStewart.com.
This oversize nest (a birch-wrapped basket) cradles an exuberant mix of blooms from spring-flowering bulbs -- the botanical counterpart to newly hatched birds. Pliable birch branches circle an ordinary wooden basket, giving the nest its ethereal, light-as-a-cloud appearance. The flower stems are supported by floral foam set in a plastic liner.
Love Dior (yes, yes, Galliano was naughty but the fashions are so nice!) for the fabric inspiration of spring. "The tones of gray,p ale turquoise and pink will prevail," Christian Dior. That's one prediction we do hope comes true.
I love all of the durable woven and great Sunbrella fabrics that have entered the Interior Home Furnishing market. The ability for moms to have "worry free" fabrics around sippy cups and peanut butter & jelly fingers. I recommend these durable solutions for many of my clients with children and pets. Yes, you can actually live casually and comfortably in every room of the house.
A big thanks to Julie Browning Bova, founder of Julie Bova Interior Design in Indianapolis, Indiana. Julie has twenty-plus years as a respected interior design professional (though she doesn't look a day over 29!). Her early career experience, attained with her father'??s prestigious architectural firm Browning Day Mullins and Dierdorf, today benefits her commercial and residential clients from Michigan to Florida. With many exclusive and high end vendor relationships, she and her team offer quality design expertise to a range of projects including assisted living facilities, luxury homes, and metropolitan landmarks. With a furniture collection ready for launch this spring. Bova still enjoys blogging and tweeting and makes it a part of her creative day.
Check out Julie Browning Bova on THEO: www.theo.theodorealexander.com
Momtrends was not paid for this post.