Global Trends-Natural Rugs

Global touches in rug trends with natural themes and materials lay a perfect canvas as we embrace today’s organic modernism.  Natural products across the spectrum have been at the forefront of almost everyone’s concern, so it only seems natural that this would enter the interior design market from an overall look but also at it’s core.

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Laying the foundation are the earthy natural rug trends that range from sisal to seagrass and everything in-between.  Whichever natural fiber you feel is most comfortable under foot, these rugs are typically affordable and can blend into any style from traditional to modern.

Traditional Room Seagrass

There was a time when sisal was the most available fiber in this category, but now this space in the market has grown to include seagrass, jute, abaca among others.  More importantly we are seeing exciting patterns and colors that will liven up any room.

Chunky Seagrass Rug

Seagrass, being the most stain resistant rugs, are perfect for a dining area, bedroom or areas prone to heavy traffic.  We love this all white bedroom with a seagrass area rug.  It creates a soft natural look that is relaxed and airy.

Seagrass Rug all white room

Jute rugs are soft underfoot and when dyed can be woven into interesting patterns like this Serena and Lily geometric in beige and white.  The Jute and Chenille chevron rugs in black and white also add an ethnic splash to any room of the house.

Jute chevron

Jute and Cheniile Herringbone rugs

The abaca fiber rugs are hand loomed and can not be replicated by machines.  These rugs are elegant and naturally durable.  The Laguna Octagonal in natural/black by Patterson, Flynn & Martin is outstanding.  The attention to detail and overall aesthetics are beautiful.  The Jigsaw Design team are big fans of the Laguna Parquet collection as seen below.  The large scale geometrics are classic and graceful, yet fresh and new.

Laguna Octoganal Abaca

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The Jigsaw Designers like to layer a natural fiber rug such as jute for ample coverage, and then layer it with a fun statement making rug.  It adds character to the room, as well as warmth and comfort.

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As taught by the late great Frank Lloyd Wright’s philosophy of architecture promoting harmony between human habitation and nature through design approaches and furnishings; the eco-friendly nod to nature expressed through natural fiber rugs are stunning and sensible.

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Let It Shine with Gold Accessories

Gold accessories and furniture bring the perfect sparkle that every home needs.  From a small accessory to a grand console, in this post we will explore the Jigsaw Design Team’s top picks in gold objects.

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When seeking the ideal finishing touches to your space, look for objects that speak to you.  Unique pieces that are high quality are guaranteed conversation starters.  We love the Kaleidoscope gold orb by Kelly Wearstler for a table top or console.

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Gold objects with a function are a great accessory in an area that you entertain guests.  These luxury games make perfect ice breakers for those just getting to know each other.  How about a game of tic tac toe?

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For all you gold diggers who want to make a statement, we love the gold Sputnik Chandelier by Jonathan Adler.  It is a great mix of retro and modern and fits nicely in the dining room, living room or boudoir.  We also love the chunky gold coffee table and console from ZGallerie.  While having a shape of natural rock it makes a big glam statement with an organic twist.

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zgal gold coffee table

 

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While gold accessories go with every color, we especially like the shine of gold mixed with black interiors that screams sexy and elegant. Adding white into the mix creates a striking look that allows your eyes to dance around the room from shimmer to shimmer.  For a spring refresher, the JDG Designers like mixing gold with all white interiors for a relaxing feeling that takes you away to the Greek Islands.

mixed mantel gold and white

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zgall gold wall paper

Adding touches of accessories to shelves and table tops in “must have’ styles set the tone of the room.  We love the rocker vibe candle holders from CB2, great lined up across a mantel or down the center of your dining table for an understated look.  Or simple adding a gilded mirror for a touch of regal vintage will add flare and interest to the room.

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gold starburst white credenza

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Retro pieces with a modern twist are making a comeback in 2015, so let your space shine with a little gold bling this spring.  For more information on gold accessories and resources visit the contact page on the Jigsaw Design Group website at www.jigsawdesigngroup.com.  Someone will quickly contact you with more information.  Please subscribe to the blog for more informative articles like these, and check out our Facebook page for more tips and images!  Be sure to ‘like us’ on Facebook!

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Bathe Sexy

Trends in bathrooms across every category have streamlined in style.  From traditional rustic to shabby chic, styling has become more minimal with cleaner lines.  Shelves opening up and an overall look of simplicity have been adapted to all styles.  The most consistent trend we’ve seen and captured for our clientele is the free standing tub.

 

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Soaker tubs and claw foot tubs have pushed the standard built in tub out for something more luxurious.  It is not only more appealing visually, but it’s also more environmentally friendly.  Huge oversized jacuzzi tubs are, frankly, a waste of water.  And let’s face it, the kids think it’s a swimming pool and treat it as such.  If you are considering a bathroom renovation a free standing tub will be the single most important aesthetic update.

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Free standing tubs can be found in many beautiful styles and colors to enhance the focal point of your en suite.  Try adding a standing wall mirror just behind the tub for a sexy intimate feeling, plus it adds size and depth to your bathroom.  This is an added bonus to a small bathroom giving it a feeling of more space.    We love this gold gilded mirror in the all white bathroom complete with molding and chandelier.  In another image, a mirror within a mirror is unique and adds what appears to be an abundance of space to the narrow room.

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Staying true to the industrial modern craze, the Jigsaw Designers recently installed an elegant free standing tub in a small guest bath for a client.  Adding flare to the room the JDG designer used exposed brick walls to play up the industrial look and kept the sink petite and modern with minimal sconces and facets to not overwhelm the small bath.  This resulted in a showcase guest bath and the client was elated.

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The claw foot tub and freestanding soaker set the stage to add interesting and personal back drops.  Iron windows and iron french doors in all their simple beauty create the perfect back drop for a relaxing bath to unwind in.

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Preceding the backdrop and considering the tub, well, there are too many to choose from.  The silver chrome-plated soaker is a stunner in the images below.  Gold clawfoot tubs, black painted tubs, there are so many interpretations of this classic design that you can express yourself and let your bathroom focal point reflect your personality just like the rest of your home.

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Indulge your en suite with art work, wall paper, bay window, whatever you find sexy to surround yourself with to make the most of your bath.  For more information on creating a sexy bath and resources visit the contact page on the Jigsaw Design Group website at www.jigsawdesigngroup.com.  Someone will quickly contact you with more information.  Please subscribe to the blog for more informative articles like these, and check out our Facebook page for more tips and images!  Be sure to ‘like us’ on Facebook!

cherry blossom bath

claw foot with floor mirror

Carpet Trends for 2015

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The perfect flooring can make a huge impact on the overall look and style of your space. Choosing the best option can be a challenge as flooring trends are always evolving like everything else in interiors and fashion.  Hardwood floors are still primarily at the top of most of our client’s lists at Jigsaw Design Group.  While trends in concrete floors, marble and tile are climbing in popularity, we are seeing a renewed love for carpet in certain rooms of the home.  You can’t help but want to kick off your shoes after a long hard day of work and sink your toes into a cozy shag carpet…now can you?

White shag carpet living

 

Comfort is the objective in carpet trends with thick piles with rich oversized loops.  These comfy styles come in the luxurious new blends of wool, silk, and linen.  With vintage looks still running strong in this category,  shags and plush woven animals like leopard and antelope are dominating this market segment.

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Grey Shag

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Neutral carpeting will always be in style as it lays a blank canvas for the room to be built on.  Creams and grey tones are top pick for the neutral lover, however, there are new twists to this typically subtle look with raised patterns and textures for added dimension.  The carpet then plays an important role in unifying the feeling of the room.  The Jigsaw Designers like using neutral and white carpets with a complimentary pattern for an added layer of depth.

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Brace yourself for this 70’s throwback, but we are seeing a rise in bright artistic colors in carpeting again.  This look is great for a small space like an office or a hallway to make a statement.  Strong colors we are seeing are reds, lilacs, greens and purples.  Even these spiffy new brights are maintaining the fresh looks in textures and patterns that make more of an impact on the room.

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Not so daring, but want something a little fearless?  Try a fun runner up your stairs.  A neutral mixed with an accent color that you can play up throughout the space.  It will dress up your stairs and give that space a voice.  The Jigsaw Designers always embrace the menswear trend and like the herringbone runner in the images below to give a nod to this current movement.

Carpet-Herringbone

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No matter how you spin it, carpet is something you live with for a long time.  So you have to love it and it has to be your style.  Sometimes its good to step outside of your comfort zone and try something a little more audacious and just have fun with it.

Pattered neutral living

plush printed carpet

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plush printed antelope runner

Grand Entrances-Pivot Doors

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While peeking your interest,  you can’t help but have the urge to see what is just beyond the incredible pivot doors  which are so inviting in this image.  It’s as if you are drawn in so effortlessly by this minimalistic craft.  While the entrance of your home makes the first impression on your guests, why not take their breathe away with a grand entrance with custom pivot doors.

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Pivot Door 11 Curved

Pivot doors have a clean and fresh approach to door design.  While typically minimalistic in style, these doors can easily assimilate into most home styles.  The pivot door swings on a set of mounted pins in the top and the bottom of a frame versus hinging off of a door jamb.  Creating not only state-of-the-art craftsmanship, but an attraction in your home or business like a work of art.

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Pivot Door 12 All Glass

While creating drama with an impressive entrance, these doors are also ideal for areas leading out to a back yard or patio.  Especially when several are used connected together, the lines between indoor and outdoor are blurred.

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Pivot doors can be made in glass, wood, and aluminum most commonly.  While there are several resources that can be found online, the Jigsaw Designers have found a few stand out leaders in the industry.

Western Window Systems specialize in extra wide glass doors.  Western will create a door panel so wide that most companies would insist on building two doors instead of one.  Their doors are glass and aluminum.

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Dieffe based in Beverly Hills, CA will create custom built doors for their clients.  From wood to aluminum their doors are all one-of-a-kind built with a variety of finishes.  The finishes range from oak, lark, glass lacquered wood, teak and stainless steel.

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These gorgeous door are not limited to the outdoors or front entrance.  They can be also be used indoor for unique entrances to luxurious rooms or hallways that access master or guest suites for added privacy, or to a home office or library.  Whatever the case these doors are unique and forward thinking.

 

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Pivot Door 4 Entrance

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