The Future is BRIGHT – Pantone 2018 Color of The Year

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Just a few days ago, the people who decide all things color trends came out with a color forecast for the upcoming year of 2018.

The striking, vivid-yet-not-quite-neon purple hue of the Year was announced early December. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute told the New York Times, “We wanted to pick something that brings hope and an uplifting message.” Now, this is not a color that everyone will be on board with. I’ve noticed that there are those who a passionate about purple and those who absolutely abhor it, with a fairly small middle ground. Time to savor in it all including the color du jour.

“The color”  as most of you know, is a shade of “purple” A.K.A. violet, Pantone is calling Ultra Violet.  I actually love this color – it’s a great color to wear and is flattering to many skin tones. I haven’t ever done an interior design project with the color purple, but perhaps I should.Today I bring you 5 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…

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Here are my 5 ways to use violet in home decor as illustrated through these photos.

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5 WAYS TO USE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR – ULTRA VILOET

  • Throw Pillows – Upholster your pillows a bright violet pattern for the chair in the den.
  • Feature wall wallpaper – Find a wonderful wallpaper with bold violet bohemian print for a powder room or hallway
  • Violet sofa – Timeless if in dark violet velvet!
  • Side Chairs – Take some bright violet side chairs for your office or living room for a pop of brightness and color
  • Bench or stool – Take a small stool or bench into be covered with violet fabric from your local fabric shop
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Liz Carol Interiors

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Howe London

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

“Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.

Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.”


A very vivid color for a very bold year!

Wishing all of my readers a bright 2018!

Until next time,

Maelee Arnold

Interior Design Student 

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Bienenstock Library Lighting Schedule

Lighting is one of the most overlooked and yet important elements of good interior design After all, there is little point in creating luxury surroundings if they cannot then be appreciated properly or if there is insufficient light to be able to carry out even the most basic of tasks. In addition though, lighting is also essential in terms of creating the mood and ambience of a living space, so getting it right from the start is vital.

The lighting in an environment changes the mood of a room just as it does the perceived size of a room. Placement and type are important aspects of interior design, and they work in conjunction with color selections, room size, availability of natural light and furniture selection. The elements that come together when the right lighting is achieved transform a room into a seamless combination of functionality and style.

Here is my lighting schedule and key for the Bienenstock Library Competition. Leave feedback in the comment section!


2D space planning done in AutoCad and rendered in Adobe Photoshop.


Until Next Time,

Maelee Arnold

Interior Design Student

BEINENSTOCK Competition

BEINENSTOCK LIBRARY:

The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library is a worldwide center for research, design, and collaboration. It holds the world’s largest collection of rare and significant books on the history and design of furniture, with more than 5,000 volumes.

The Library is located in High Point, NC and is open to members of the home furnishings industry, students and the general public. The Library was founded in 1970 with an endowment from Furniture World Magazine and the Bienenstock family. It is supported by a board of directors from nearly every facet of the home furnishings industry. It is devoted the advancement of knowledge about design, furniture, interiors, architecture, textiles, finishes, and constructions.

source: https://faa.appstate.edu/news/bienenstock-furniture-library

 

ABOUT THE BIENENSTOCK SCHOLARSHIPS

The annual Bienenstock Scholarship competitions are open to any junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in an accredited college program of furniture design or interior design.  Judging is blind-with no name or college shown with the submission.  A distinguished panel of industry experts juries each competition.

The 2017 winners will be awarded their $5,000 scholarships, along with respective one-year student membership in ASFD or ASID, during High Point Market in April. Second place winners each receive a $1500 scholarship and the colleges representing the first place winners each get $1,000 towards their programs.

THIS YEARS OBJECTIVE:

This years goal is to aesthetically succeed in showcasing art and a living quarter in a three story row brick house dating back to the last century. Requires to showcase art to its fullest potential and to ensure full ADA access to the public while making incorporating sustainable design concepts.

I do not want to give all my creative design ideas away before the closing of the competition.

However, take a look at my mood board. Lots of ideas are being formed!

Beinstock Library Comp FINAL

Until next time,

Maelee Arnold

Interior Design Student

Collaborating with Studio 110:

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Ariel Perez Photography collaboration with Maelee Arnold Interiors 

I was recently contacted by Studio 110, a life style photography studio in Winston Salem, North Carolina. I was asked by Photographer, Ariel to help brand his work with some beautiful portfolio pictures in exchange!

The studio offers many different backgrounds and props to choose from. The photographers also offer outdoor sessions if you are wanting a more casual photoshoot.

I am so glad I got the opportunity to work with Ariel, he was so fun and easy to work with while being under the spot light!

I highly recommend him to anyone wanting pictures done for ANY occasion.

Follow Ariel Perez Photography on Instagram at: arieldavid 

Take a look at his work of me!

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Ariel Perez Photography collaboration with Maelee Arnold Interiors 

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Ariel Perez Photography collaboration with Maelee Arnold Interiors 

Until Next Time,

Maelee Arnold

 Interior Design Student 

Womens Healthcare:

For my summer 2017 semester in Design school, I was instructed to develop a floor plan and design for a women’s clinic. The final project included a nurses station and waiting room.

The Women’s Center is a women’s clinic based in Texas. It’s a large company with a nurse station staff of about 11 led by head Doctor Megan Phillips and Doctor Lauren Tucker. Ms. Phillips and Ms. Tucker treat women in the Pearland, Texas area.

The main purpose of the center is to provide a high rate of return of patients and most importantly, make sure that their patients are taken care of. The Women’s Center takes great pride in the architectural projects that they finance for their patient and staff. The Women’s Center wants the projects to be of superior quality, setting new standards for nurse’s stations in the transitional hospital where The Women’s Center is located. They are inspired by the high-end design that Dr.Tucker sees in visits to luxury day spas in the East Coast.

This particular project is called the Women’s Center. It is a concrete hospital from the 1960s, located in the city south of Texas Street. This is a transitional inner-city neighborhood; it has experienced resurgence in recent years, as some former industrial buildings are being converted to retail, and commercial uses.

The completed project will contain a nurse’s station, six exam rooms, and a patient waiting area.Model

Floor plan created in AutoCad and PhotoShop

FINAL podium rendering waiting room

Waiting Room Perspective created in SketchUp and rendered with Podium and PhotoShop.

Nurses Station Perspective created in SketchUp and rendered with Podium and Photoshop.

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Custom logo I created that was inspired by the lotus flower for The Women’s Center.

Enlightenment through the Women’s Center is refined by an environment that is unified, holistic, organic, and ordered. The Louts Flower, a metaphorical symbol of both enlightenment and the geometrical principles of nature will be replicated in the design through sequencing, corresponding hospital colors, and curvilinear architectural.  The welcoming nurses station is conveyed as a curvilinear state with flower texture paneling, dimly-lit overhead lighting, and custom flower murals that enhances the room. Designed with females in mind, the space will resonate with those who seek women’s healthcare, but also to those who share a work space.  Like principles in design, the environment will be artistic, harmonious, and bring a unified spirit to the occupants through collaborative spaces.

Until Next Time,

Maelee Arnold

Interior Design Student

Retail Project:

Late July my design class was presented a retail project. For this project in particular, we had to design for high-end fashion. Me, being the person I am choose, Tory Burch. I really enjoy Tory Burchs’ style and the way she represents her brand.

Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch. Launched in February 2004, the collection includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home and beauty. – Tory Burch, Mission Statement

Tory Burch is an American Life Style Brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch. Launched in February 2004, the collection includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home and beauty. Ms. Burch runs her company out of N.Y. but is wanting to open a retail store in Charlotte N.C.
The main purpose of the store is to provide a high rate of customers in the Carolina’s. Tory Burch takes great pride in the architectural projects that they finance for their brand. Tory Burch wants the projects to be of superior quality, setting new standards for high-end retail stores in the transitional city where Tory Burch, Charlotte is located. They are inspired by the high-end design that Ms. Burch sees in visits to luxury spas in Europe.
This particular project is called Tory Burch, Charlotte. It is a brick three story building from the 1990s, located in the city Charlotte, N.C. This is a transitional inner-city neighborhood; it has experienced resurgence in recent years, as some former industrial buildings are being converted to retail, and commercial uses.
The completed project will contain a retail Tory Burch store.E:Tory BurchRetail Floorplan-1 Layout1 (1)

Tory Burch floor plan created in AutoCad and Photoshop

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Store Front perspective made from SketchUp, Podium, and Photoshop.

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Front perspective made from SketchUp, Podium, and Photoshop.

Interiors have gold custom wallpaper, mirrored walls, classic lacquered Tory Burch orange shelving, traditional furniture with gold accents everywhere. A classic approach on Tory Burch.

An organic life style through Tory Burch is refined by an environment that is unified, holistic, and ordered. Tory Burch, a designer of both lifestyle branding and organic prints will take geometrical principles of nature and replicate them in the design through sequencing, brand colors, clean-line architectural, and many textures. The bright retail store is conveyed as a personal “Tory” state with its orange lacquered covered paneling, and dimly-lit overhead lighting, and sofas to evoke romance and allure. Designed with Tory Burch in mind, the space will resonate with those who appreciate art and design, but also to those who share a “TB” sense of pride. Like principles in design, the environment will be artistic, harmonious, and bring a unified spirit to the occupants through the space.

Until next time,

Maelee Arnold

Interior Design Student