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SNEAK PEEK: Balance Design Open House

By: Danielle Cornely

We’re excited to announce our spring open house at Balance Design! We are featuring two incredible artists and a new collection of beautiful furniture and accessories, but that’s not all. It’s also the one year anniversary of our brick and mortar studio!

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Powerful. Organic. Elemental. Get up close and personal with the photography of Britney Kidd at our open house.

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Asymmetry can be perfection, and minerals like copper definitely influenced our new look.

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Water-like waves, pops of color, and an award-winning rug will all be on display.

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More than a little fierce, but made of natural materials. A statement to the power of the natural world.

Stay tuned for details!

Hot Colors for Spring

By: Elisabeth Paulson

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Spring is the perfect season for bright and bold color combinations – fire hot corals and oranges that contrast with tried and true jade greens and almost-black blues. The end result is a classic, edgy, and fresh look that elevates the style of any room.

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LAVA: With this red-orange hue, the bolder the better. From lips to bags to bedsheets, we say bring it on. Not for the timid, this Louis Nui bedding from Trina Turk should add a little fire to your night.

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JADE: Tonal subtleties ranging from army to olive green make jade a timeless foundation to play off of. We’re fans of the Rhys Chair from Anthropologie for a big impact, or you can keep it simple with the Hiddenite Glass Sculpture from our good friends Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

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CITRUS: Lemon yellow adds zing to any room. A fresh, fun color, it’s perfect for making an accent piece really pop. Shown above is the Upbeat Table Lamp from Currey & Company.

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INK: We are loving the almost-black gradient these days. This green-blue-black tone looks rich in luscious velvets and slick lacquer. Above, this color is featured as a full-panel wallpaper, Aurora Peat, by Calico Wallpaper.

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HOT CORAL: While technically in the lava family, this pink has a purpose. Pair it with any neutral to go from bland to bold. In this woven cotton Gypsy Rug from Dash & Albert, hot coral plays the leading role.

Color Obsession: Autumn Explosion

By: Danielle Cornely

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Autumn is in full swing and color is everywhere! Let’s take a minute to appreciate the full range of hues this season has to offer. Of course there’s burnt ochres, fiery reds, and rich browns, but there is also a whole palette of gorgeous, less known colors. Chartreuse, aubergine, and cool grey are the supporting cast, and we think it’s time for them to shine.

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Peking Sofa by Johnathan Adler.

This mid century, Asian-inspired style in remarkable chartreuse is a show stopper.

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Pomegranate Gold rug by The Rug Company.

A suzani rug in modern colors, the Pomegranate Gold rug is sure to be a timeless heirloom.

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Velvet Lyre Chesterfield Armchair by Anthropologie.

How could you resist curling up with a good book in this tufted chair?

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Alexis Lamp by Currey and Company.

We strongly believe lamps can be functional and still beautiful. This Alexis lamp is a work of art.

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Louisiane Bench by Fermob.

This sculptural bench would be right at home in the back of a garden — the perfect place to sit and reflect.

Throw pillowsSchumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Throw Pillows by PinkandPiper on Etsy.

You can’t go wrong with Schumacher fabric. These pillows have it all: color, pattern, and panache.

Color Obsession: Magenta

By: Kate Donnelly

As Maggie Prescott in Funny Face said: “Think Pink! Think Pink! If you want that quel-que chose!” Magenta’s vibrant energy has made it a popular hue in furniture, fashion, and art for centuries. In Victorian times, it was all the rage for the ladies of the French court. Today, we are still as in love with magenta as ever. Here are some ways to incorporate this dynamic color into your world:

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1. Currey & Co. Chandelier 2.Painting by Lisa Golightly  3. Fabric by Joel Dewberry 4. Tory Burch Clutch 5. Refurbished Velvet Chair  6. Perfume Bottle Lamp  7. DIY re-painted antique dresser

 

The Perfect Porch

By: Kate Donnelly

Soon the days will be shorter, the weather cooler, and the air crisper. To us, this means optimum porch-sitting weather! With so many great summer clearance deals to be found, there is no better time to give your porch a fresh new look. Here are some fun ways to maximize your outdoor living space:

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1.  Durable and beautiful, this floor lamp is designed to be used outdoors.

2.  A porch is a great place to play with fun, bold colors. Try bringing it all together with a beautiful indoor/outdoor Surya rug .

3.  Prop your feet up! An outdoor ottoman can double as extra seating.

4.  These Elaine Smith pillows add a fun punch of color, and are covered in an outdoor-friendly fabric.

5.  This Morovian Star Pendant can add both light and drama to an outdoor dining area.

6.  Doesn’t a hanging bed sound dreamy? We think so!

7.  You’re going to need a place to set that glass of lemonade (or glass of wine, in our case!). Try a fun and funky carved wood table like the one we found at West Elm.