Get To Know: Tiger Leather

On our recent Interior Design school field trip for my Residential II class we got to visit Tiger Leathers warehouse and office. Formerly known as Tiger Imports, Tiger Leather has provided a proven alternative for the interior design industry for over a decade now. Tiger Leather delivers the best patent leather in the industry but has evolved to bring designers and their clients designs to life in every leather category. From beautiful basics to luxurious embossed patterns to glamorous metallic leather, Tiger Leather has it all.

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Tiger Leather Logo Source: Tiger Website

Tiger Leather imports their leather from Italy. Mainly focusing on leather samples, rugs, hospitality, interior design and contract. With the new addition of a women’s leather jacket line that is currently being tested out in Italy. Their partnerships in Italy allow them unique insights to fashion icons such as Chloé, Coach, Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton. They have also worked with the Kardashians and well known restaurants, clubs and hotels all around the world. They keep the classics clients love but add exciting new trends to inspire that other leather companies might not have. Such as decorative leather and bright colorful leather that can be so hard to find as designers!

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Source: Tiger Leather Website

Time spent at Tiger Leather was very informative, learning about finishes and the leather industry. Check out their website to follow all of their new products.


EMBRACE THE REVOLUTION – Tiger Leather


Until Next Time,

Maelee Arnold

Interior Design Student

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Get To Know: Vivid Interiors

BRIGHT – FUN – VIVID

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 Source: Vivid Interiors Website

 

Last week my Commercial II design class took a trip to Greensboro, North Carolina to visit a full service design company called Vivid Interiors. Vivid Interiors website brands themselves as this:

We are a full service interior design firm located in Downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. Our storefront is a color explosion of local art, quality NC-made upholstery, and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. Our self-described aesthetic is a modern twist on southern style. Did we mention we love color?

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Source: Vivid Interiors Website

The store front was amazing! The local North Carolina art work was explicit. Vivid Interiors is a fresh, fun interior design firm located in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. They are an eclectic mix of polished prepster with a little bit of funky quirk. They offer a variety of residential, commercial and showroom design services from consultation to full service interior design. Full service is where they work with clients from conception to installation. Show room design is almost the same as Full-service Design but in a showroom setting. They bring their team to your showroom where they will then oversee the assembly of your product and set and style each vignette. They oversee construction, showroom painting, wallpaper installation, signage and audio visual components. They even help oversee the packing up and shipping things back to your home base! BINGO!!!

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Source: Vivid Interiors Website

 Vivid also works with many vendors who supply a vast selection of items to their store.

Visiting this shop gave me some inspiration for my final year in deign school. Vivid designs can also give you some inspiration! Contact them for your design needs:

(336) 265-8628

info@vivid-interiors.com

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Commercial Design II Class with Instructors Holly Barker and Addie Welch, along with Vivid Design owners Gina and Laura. 

Until next time,

Maelee Arnold

Interior Design Student 

7 Ways to Use 2017 Pantone Color of the Year – Greenery

Just a few months ago, the people who decide all things color trends came out with a trend color forecast for 2018.

The 2017 Color of the Year was announced back in December.  I know.  I am behind on this blog post.  I am getting to it now. So I need to beg the color trend people to hold the roll out of 2018. For me, I am just warming up to 2017 and I need time.  Time to savor in it all including the color du jour.

“The color”  as most of you know, is a shade of green, Pantone is calling Greenery (15-0343).  Today I bring you 7 ways I would use the color of the year in home decor.  Take a look and let me know if you have any other ideas…

 

Here are my 7 ways to use green in home decor as illustrated through these photos.

7 WAYS TO USE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR – GREENERY
  • Dining chairs – upholster the seat of a cute dinging chair in green.
  • Feature wall wallpaper – find a wonderful wallpaper with bold leafy print for a powder room or hallway
  • Plants – decorate with plants!
  • Green sofa – timeless if in hunter green or a shade of emerald
  • Kitchen island – Paint lower cabinets or a kitchen island a fabulous jade green
  • Bench or stool – Take a small stool or bench into be covered with green fabric from your local fabric shop
  • Pillows – Add a few green pillows to your living room sofa or the chair in the den.

Here is how the Pantone folks describe this almost chartreuse shade of green:

“A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.

A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.

What is the PANTONE Color of the Year?

A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”

Looking forward to finding out what is in store for 2018.  As you an see by these swatches above…we are looking at a lot of color!!!

Until next time,

Maelee Arnold

Interior Design Student

 

My Nordstrom 2017 Mothers Day Gift Guide:

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14th. Time to start thinking about what you will buy the mothers in your life and what you might wear if it’s your special day. Nordstrom has you covered for both with lots of beautiful dresses and Mother’s Day gifts. The free shipping and returns makes shopping at Nordstrom extremely easy. You can even buy online and pick up your purchase in store if you are lucky enough to live near a Nordstrom.

Whether you are the mother being celebrated or you are celebrating a mom, this slimming Lace Fit and Flare Dress would be perfect for the occasion.

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If your a mom, you should buy yourself these Kendra Scott Earrings, wrap them up, and tell your husband or significant other thank you. They are so pretty, I might have to buy myself a pair.

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Since the dress is so dark, I would pair it with these bright Hot Pink Suede Sandals.

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Another great present for yourself or the mother in your life is this Gucci Supermini Shoulder Bag. The texture is neutral enough to go with any outfit but especially this black dress.

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Of course, moms sometimes need a roomier bag. In that case, I love this neutral Tory Burch Leather Tote. I had a bag this exact shade and it was the best investment I ever made because it went with everything.

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These Initial Pendant Necklaces are such a great price that you could buy multiple initials to signify all of a mother’s children or you could even spell out a name. Designed by Kate Spade, you are sure to make your mother feel like “one in a million”.

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You could win favorite child status if you gave your mom this pretty Gucci Travel Clutch with a ticket for a spa weekend or special getaway.

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Speaking of spas, I would book an at home spa treatment for your mom along with a white Nordstrom Terry Robe.

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If you are the reason your mom has a few wrinkles, so why not treat her to the ultimate pampering kit, La Mer The Moisture Intensive Collection. This could also win you a lot of brownie points with your mother for down the road when you need to hit her up for money.

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The best presents for Mother’s Day are those your mom might not buy for herself. Perfume is always a great treat and I love this Tory Burch Love Relentlessly Eau de Parfum Spray but there are plenty of other Tory Burch scent options if she would prefer another fragrance.

 

Hope this helps you get started on your Mother’s Day Shopping!

Until next mothers day,

 

MA

Interior Design Student