Dainty Touches-Scallop Edges Take the Lead

This spring’s scallop edging is nothing short of pretty.  While loving our crisp clean lines here at Jigsaw, sometimes a girl just needs a little flair or extra feminine touch.  This girlie and yet streamline sitting room is clearly ladylike in blush and black, but the scallop boarder along the curtain’s edge adds cache to the overall look of the room.

Scallop Curtain

Scallop Curtain Sitting room

If your not sure how to introduce the look into your space but you know you want it, try sheets or even a full bedding set with flirty scallop edges.  Kate Spade offers bedding that is stylish for the more modern girl.  Featured here is the Piedmont Park Duvet Cover by Kate Spade New York.  Sheets trimmed in scalloped edges look like layers of lace for the ultimate feminine touch yet still tailored and crisp.

Kate Spade Bedding Scallop

Garnet Hill Bedskirt Scallop

Want the scallop look to wow?  The striking look of wallpaper for a feature wall is a grand idea.  The Jigsaw Designers love wallpaper for adding drama to a space.  The black and white scallop wallpaper below with black lacquer dresser gives a striking art deco feel that we can’t help but feel inspired by.

Scallop wall paper and dresser

Furniture with scalloped edges create lines interesting for the eye to follow.  While scalloped furniture can play well in most settings we love a scallop edge table to play up a Hollywood Regency look with vintage French chairs, or a modern look with banquet seating.  A scallop couch can go shabby chic or Moroccan depending on the accessories and direction of the room.

Bungalow 5 Scallop table

Scalloped console Horchow

 

Scallop Nailhead couch

Scallop Lucite table

Whether you’re dressing up a laundry room with a scalloped edge trim, or a throw pillow to your chaise lounge, it’s the finishing touches that make the difference.  Check out some of our favorite accessories that will complete your dainty look from MacKenzie-Childs dishes to elegantly shaped mirrors.

scallop edge mirror

Mckinzie child scallop dishes

Blue Scallop Mirror

scallop pillow

For more information on scalloped edge trends 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!

Scallop Pathway

You’ll Be Mist-Color of the Month

Silver mist

It’s a little bit blue and a little bit green, but more like something in between.  The many hues of  Mist are popping up all over and it’s a trend you don’t want to miss.

mist french regency bed

Despite our affair with pale grey or even taupe, if you are a fan, this light airy color could be just the perfect shade to make you move on.  Shades of Mist range from softened blue grey to tinted minty green.  These colors wash over you like spring and summer by the sea and are meant to take you there.

mist cabinet

 

Behr Valley Mist Bedroom

Want a Mist fix fast?  A little paint will do the trick.  At Jigsaw, our designers like using Mist by Neptune as seen on the cabinets in the kitchen below. It’s ultra soft green tones feel like a fresh take on grey in the kitchen.   Another favorite is Love-In-A-Mist by Martha Stewart Living Paint color featured in entry of the home below.  The color is crisp and contrasts well with the natural tones in the rest of the entry.  Other shades we love are Mountain Mist featured in the powder room, and Silver Mist in the asymmetrical living room.  The latter have more of a blue grey tone that is an easy transition from your typical grey.

Neptune Mist range

 

Mist Hallway

Mountain Mist Bathroom

Mist living room assymetrical

Accessories are always an easy way to update with a trend that you don’t want to be married to.  Throw pillows and rugs are an inexpensive way to add the trend.  Printed pillows like these by Windsor Smith in Pelagos Mist, and the rug from homedecorators.com in Mist are a great solution for a short time commitment.

Mist Pillows

Mist rug

Mist Pinecones

You are sold on the color Mist and are looking for more of a commitment…splurge and go for a soft Mist chair like this one at Joss & Main.  The soft color and minimal lines could easily work in a bedroom or dining room for a tranquil vibe. Try  an overall retro-beachy look like this space with Mist painted cane chair, trunk and accessories placed throughout the room.  This look will surely make you feel like you are on vacay every day!

Joss and Main Chair Mist

Mist Accented Room Cane chair

If you have a little time on your hands and are up for a DIY project, simply paint an existing chandelier, frames or side table in your favorite Mist shade.  Recover a chair or stool to add a burst of mist for an instant room refresher.

Catalina mist chadelier

 

Mist Chair Painted

Recover Chair Mist

For more information on the Mist color trend 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!

Mist Bedroom

Art Deco print Mist

Tribal Chic

Global looks were rampant on the fashion runways this spring from Chanel to Valentino.  These fashion powerhouses got behind this theme that speaks volumes of our love for globe trekking and embracing our world and it’s multitude of cultures.  Prints and textures steeped in culture from Africa, India, Turkey and  Peru had the largest influence on these tribal looks that stole our hearts.  With fashion and home interiors being naturally intertwined; we see the strong influence of these ethnic trends popping up in furniture, rugs and fabrics for the home.

Chanel Tribal Valentino chandelier and tribal

The tribal chic trend can be achieved in simply adding a rug and a few throw pillows for a hint of the native look to satisfy the free-spirited wanderlust in you.   We love the Killim rug in this minimalist living room, and the throw over the Scandinavian chair to mix mid-century with ethnic influences.

Tribal Rug

scandinavian chair w tribal

Adorning a sofa or bench with throw pillows in Aztec or Turkish prints build rich layers of color and design.   The Jigsaw Design Team like adding elements of surprise to a room like this elegant French living space with molding, chandelier, and white sofas.  A touch of ethnic in the pillows and throw add a bit of warmth and a timeless appeal to the room.

elegant with tribal

Turkish pillows

Aztec pillows

 

Ikat prints for curtains, pillows and even furniture aren’t just for the flower-child anymore.   Even in a refined setting, the ikat print can make itself easily at home.  As seen in the images below the ikat printed curtains are bold, yet subtle in color so the eye is drawn to the interest in the pattern but not distracting from the rest of the room.

blue ikat house beaut

Ikat curtains animal pillows

The exotic gypsy bedroom is nothing less than sexy and inviting.  Layering is the key in this ethnic bedroom style; accent pillows and duvets finished off with a killim rug and your tribal bedroom will be intoxicating.   Even a modern or mid-century bedroom can attain this global vibe while still making sense.  An all white room with modern fixture has a fresh updated approach with the spirit of of tribal in this gorgeous room in the following image.

Tribal bed w mod lamp

Tribal bed fashion comp

Tribal Bed and wall hanging

This fun fresh trend is loved for its rich texture and colors, but more importantly for it’s global roots.  For more information on the tribal print trend 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!

touch of tribal in modern

Tribal Wall Stencil

floor to ceiling print tribal

 

What’s Hot in Hardware Part 3-Solid Gold Style

All that glitters is gold hardware as the modern kitchen takes it up a notch with this timeless shine.

Gold pendantsGold Hardware kitchen

For about a decade chrome and nickel had this market segment wrapped up.  But the gold trend is growing in furniture and decor so rapidly that it has paved the way for the smaller details to flourish.  Adding gold hardware to an all white kitchen adds a depth and character to the room.

Brass hood and fridge

The Jigsaw Designers like using a gold hardware against dark cabinets to really pop the gold.  These black cabinets with gold pulls create a look that is rich and unique.  Gold accessories also play well with grey tones in the kitchen or bath creating an elegant look with a touch of shine.

bath black cabs gold hard black cabinets gold hard

Gold Shower Knobs chevron tile

 

Gold mirrors and faucets bath

Don’t be held back by your stainless appliances either.  Mixing metals is not just acceptable these days but encouraged.  Stainless stoves next to white cabinets  with gold hardware blend perfectly in the image below.

Gold and Black w Stainless

Mixed Gold and Stainless

Try finding accessories with unique shapes to compliment your room but not distract.  Knobs and pulls like these styles by Nanz have a retro vibe that work well in mid-century or modern homes.  The wood mixed with brushed gold are simple and chic.  We especially love the hipster “radio” pulls by Buster + Punch.

Gold Hardware

Gold Buster + Punch radio knobs

 

Clean Modern pulls Lew's Hardware

For the ultimate gold accessories there is nothing quite like the gold farmhouse sink by Rocky Mountain Hardware.  This sink will set you back $15K, but nothing will top this in the “cool” category.

Gold Farmhouse sink

If you prefer something a bit more subtle the iron sink with gold trim might be just enough of the trend to enjoy.

Gold Trimmed Sink

Carrera marble baths have been on the rise, and while typically the hardware installed is chrome, we find mixing gold hardware a fresh and welcomed alternative.  The gold piping, gold sink bowls and mirrors give this bath a lavish appearance that feels like a  5 star hotel.

Marble Bath w Gold bowls

Gold trim wood vanity bath

 

Bold Stripe Bath

Gold switch plates, hinges and vent covers in gold add the perfect finishing touches.  The Jigsaw Designers like the vent covers (called registers) by rejuvenation to complete the look.  This look works especially well in an older home or beach bungalow being updated.   It’s all in the details…

Gold register rejuv

 

For more information on gold hardware trends 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!

sleek gold pulls

Bath Faucet gold Purist Kholer

Gold Pendant lamp