Posts Tagged ‘Jadeite’

Tobi TV: 5 Tips for Fun Kids Rooms with Personality

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Kids’ rooms are some of the most fun spaces to design in a home! I love to fill them with color and character to fit each child’s personality, which also gives them more ownership over their own space.

In my farmhouse project that’s featured in the April issue of Traditional Home, I had a lot of kids’ rooms to choose from! It was a blast to create individual spaces for a range of ages and personalities. In this Tip Clip from Traditional Home, I give you five great tips for designing fun and functional spaces for the children in your life!

Aren’t those fun rooms? Let’s take another look at my tips for creating fun kids’ spaces:

1. I had individual silhouettes created for each child in the family, and then hung the art next to each bedroom door. It was a great way to highlight every child in the family!

2. One young lady has a more tailored style, so I created a preppy room in green and blue to fit her personal look.

3. For a fashionista in the family, I added glamour with an unexpected color mix of purple and red!

4. Rustic touches and a blue and red palette set the perfect stage for an outdoorsy boy.

5. And I designed this little girl’s room in her favorite shade of pink, but kept it from being too sweet by adding in jadeite green!

Using colors, patterns, and ideas that fit each child’s personality gives them a space that’s definitely all their own! Let me know what you think in the comments section below!

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Tobi TV: Mixing Color with Style

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This week, we’re in the CR Laine showroom at the recent High Point Market where I launched my new Tobi Fairley upholstery collection, and a line of art with Soicher Marin! I’m known for color, so you know I brought bright combinations into my new product designs, too.

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So many people, though, are intimidated about working with color. I have people tell me all the time that they’re worried they will choose the wrong color, or that they aren’t sure how to mix colors for a stylish look. Well today I’m going to bring you some tips and ideas that will help you banish those color fears and start embracing the bright side!

Let’s take a look at some combinations that really up the style quotient:

Bright and bold, right? See how easy it is to make color really work for you? Let’s review those tips:

1. Don’t know where to start with complementary colors? Go to the color wheel you remember from school! Once you have a color you like, choose a supporting color that is on the opposite side of that wheel.

2. Mix light and dark together – it’s what makes black and white such a classic duo! Think about using one dark color, like navy, with a paler hue like mint green.

3. You know how sweet and sour can taste good together? Try a tangy bright citrus color like chartreuse with a sweeter flavor like pink – the result will be delicious!

4. Also think about analogous colors, or those that are right next to each other on the color wheel, like lavender and sky blue. Because they are neighbors, they tend to play well together!

Use these bright ideas to really kick your color combos up a notch! And let me know which colors are your faves in the comments section below!

xo,

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Big City, Big Sophistication

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Last week, I showed you my new collections for CR Laine and Soicher Marin that were in my Blushing Beauty color scheme. This week, we’re heading to a more metropolitan destination with my City Sophisticate group! For these designs, I was inspired by my collections of Jadeite – mint green glassware that I’ve been in love with for years. I also wanted to showcase how fashion-forward it can be when combined with navy and pale blue, with a few touches of lavender thrown in!

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The entry to the CR Laine showroom during High Point Market showed off my new Elle chair – named for my daughter – and the fantastic velvet Stella screens with starburst patterns in nailhead trim! We mixed in a white sofa and one of my favorite ottomans from CR Laine’s own lines to finish off the look, as well as a blue watercolor from my new collection with Soicher Marin.

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Here is that amazing Elle chair again, in leather with brass arms and nailhead trim across the back. CR Laine is known for their attention to every detail and for adding comfort, which took my designs to a whole new level! My daughter was so proud of this chair that she kept asking me what her cut of any sales would be! HA! You can see us trying out the chair here:

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I also introduced a daybed as part of my CR Laine collection – it’s something that I’m always searching for as a designer, and have a lot of trouble finding! I love the blue moire that covers this Sheridan daybed, it reminds me of the faux bois patterns. And this daybed provides a lot of function, too, since it does double duty as seating or as a bed! It’s even designed to take a fitted twin sheet right over the seat cushion.

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The shape on the back of the daybed is one that I love, so I also used it on the back of my new Izzy dining chair! This chair has a deeply padded back that is SO comfortable!

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In the last City Sophisticate area, I went a little to the dark side. Don’t worry! I just mean darker blue – navy to be exact. The walls added great dimension and were the perfect background to the chinoiserie panels that are part of my art collection for Soicher Marin. The Taylor sectional is shown here in a tweed, mixed with animal print and solid pillows. That sectional (and it’s partner sofa) were big sellers during market! I think everyone loved the tufted seat and CR Laine’s comfort quotient. I also designed the velvet wing chairs you see to the left in the photo below. And the vignette was made perfect with the addition of CR Laine’s stunning ottoman and slipper chairs!

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Here is a closer look at the Wells wing chair, with the bigger barrels below the arm and a fabulous embroidered “nonogram,” on the back. That’s a monogram without any initials, in case you were wondering! I love a good wing chair and this is my new fave!

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This was such a fun group, too, and I’m so excited about how it was received! I’m also really appreciative of partners who allowed us to use their products to finish off our looks – like the lamps from Currey & Company and Barbara Cosgrove, accessories from Times Two Design, rugs from Surya, and tables from Woodbridge.

Next week, I’ll show you the Drama Queen group that will really make a statement! And if you want to take the quiz to see which group fits your personality, just click here!

Meanwhile, have you seen a favorite piece of my new collections yet? Be sure to tell me which one you have to take home in the comments below! These groups will be arriving in retail stores near you in just a few weeks!

xo,

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Day 10 of things I love…Jadeite dishes!

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I cannot help but love the fresh and creamy look of Jadeite dishes.  Whether passed down from a family member, found at my favorite antique shop or picked up on eBay, if I see Jadeite, I have to have it!

Jadeite makes any tablescape look sweet and innocent, but with it’s vintage character and history, it adds a bit of nostalgia and mystic to entertaining.

Jadeite dishes aren’t only for the table.  They can be wonderful wall decor as well.

Day #10 of things I love…Jadiete.