Monthly Archives: September 2015


Corinne & Clay Testimonial

Pulp Design Studios is always respectful of our budgets and our ideas, and they chose great pieces that are unique but practical. They were wonderful at mixing lower-end pieces with some fantastic high-end, splurge pieces. They create vibrant, unique, sophisticated spaces that are also livable and practical for a family. We just adore the Pulp team and would highly recommend them to anyone.

Living Room Seating

Kathleen Testimonial

I needed help with ideas and the expertise of a designer for the final details of my home. I wanted to hire a professional that had access to trade sources so I could get the look I wanted. I loved working with Carolina and felt confident she would stay on top of things. When I first saw my newly completed space it was terrific and exactly what we wanted and needed. Everything is still the way Pulp left it and we are still enjoying it! Pulp really gave our home that finishing touch.

10 Designer Favorite Accent Stools



Accent stools are far too often under estimated. These flexible pieces of furniture not only provide extra seating but are a great way to add glam, charm or flair to any space. Our team has pulled together our 10 favorite stools to add to the foot of your bed, living room, or vanity!

ONE: Cristo Hide Pouf, $875  |  TWO: Multi-Face Stool, $558  |  THREE: Mira Acrylic Stool, $1,350  |  FOUR: Gold Stud Pouf, $2,025  |  FIVE: Pratt Ottoman, $1,500  |  SIX: Patchwork Ottoman, $1,320  |  SEVEN: Navy Velvet Round Stool, $873  |  EIGHT: Otto Ottoman, $1,290  |  NINE: Moro Hide Stool, $975  |  TEN: Leather and Iron Bench, $447

Happy Shopping!

Seattle Office Showhouse

Showhouse Home Office | functional style

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Phoebe Testimonial

Pulp Design Studios is AWESOME! I have worked with them for a year and a half to consult on the finishes, paint, lighting, furniture, bedding and window treatments for my new-build home. The planning was phenomenal! I wanted to kiss them for their lighting selections! The furniture is out of this world and I was able to start receiving my new furniture for my new home one day after moving in! There is no way I could have done this and this would not have been as well planned out if we went with designers from a high end furniture store. If you cannot tell, I love them and if I had to choose all over again, I would choose Pulp Design Studios. They were amazing to work with!

#SplendidWeekend: 5 Links We Love to Rest and Refuel


After a busy summer, I’m looking forward to some rest and relaxation this fall. The cooler weather gives me an excuse to hunker in and enjoy down time at home. These are just a few suggestions of how to make the most out of the changing seasons. 


1. Unwind by learning to unplug with this simple rule.


2. Nothing is better than cozying up with a great book. Check out Amazon’s latest picks.


3. Who doesn’t love a delicious, home-cooked meal? Check out your local farmer’s market and pick up these items for seasonal cooking.


4. With so many television shows starting in the fall, I’m using this app to keep my viewing schedule organized.


5. Summer ending doesn’t need to mean the end of long weekend getaways. I always enjoy laying around and daydreaming about my next trip.

Original photo from Breakfast of Tiffany’s (1961), Paramount Pictures.

Must-Try Cocktail: The Aviation

Aviation Cocktail Pulp Design Studios I’ve been drinking a lot of Aviation Cocktails lately (and posting about it on my personal Instagram, way too regularly)! It is such a beautiful cocktail, with a gorgeous purple hue, so it’s perfect for entertaining to create that wow factor. The Aviation Cocktail is a perfect drink to transition you into the Fall season while it’s not quite cold and not quite hot. There are a few iterations of this classic cocktail, but I’ve found that this is my winning balance. Try it for yourself:  

Serves 2  


4 oz Gin (preferred brand: Big Gin)

1 oz Maraschino Liqueur (preferred brand: Luxardo)

.5 oz Creme de Violette Liqueur

1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

4 Maraschino Cherries (preferred brand: Toschi)  

Add liquors and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker. Add ice to the top of the shaker. Shake until the outside of the shaker is frosty. Double Strain into a chilled coupe glass (this is where you pour the cocktail into your glass over a fine mesh strainer to make sure you don’t get a ton of pulp in your cocktail). Garnish with 2 maraschino cherries per glass and serve.  

Cheers!  Aviation Cocktail by Pulp  Aviation Cocktail Pulp Design Studios   Photography by Kevin Dotolo

Behind-The-Scenes: A Pulp Summer 2015

pulp summer 2015

We’ve been crazy busy this summer wrapping up Pulp Design Studios projects and preparing something really exciting (launching at the end of this month)! Watch a little video below of us and our amazing team, finalizing projects, doing photo and video shoots, and all the shenanigans in between… We are so excited to share the results of this summer’s hard work with all of you in the coming weeks!


BIG NEWS: We’re sharing the very first teaser of our big news next week in our newsletter: Pulp Design Studios Newsletter. We send out exclusive news, info, and tips that we don’t share here on the blog! Big design things are coming- Sign up so you don’t miss a thing.



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#SplendidWeekend: 5 Links We Love


Happy Labor Day weekend! Indulge yourself on this long weekend with a little pampering, relaxation, and shopping. Plus, end the weekend by wowing all your friends for labor day with the perfect side dish! Here are some links to make your weekend that much more enjoyable…


1.  Enjoy the last of summer with this Artichoke, Fennel, and Tricolor Tomato Salad.


2. I’m prepping for the fall weather and been on the hunt for the perfect trench coat. I’m in love.


3. Speaking of changing weather, my favorite professional cosmetic line has a whole page dedicated to multimasking. Pamper yourself a little this weekend!


4. I’ve recently discovered meditation and it’s seriously changing my life and disposition. Get yourself some headspace in just 10 minutes a day with this modern app. You won’t regret it.


5. And, if you’re planning on staying in this weekend, check out the Harpers Bazaar list of September’s Best Movies to Watch on Netflix.


Photo by Williams + Hirakawa for The Ritz-Carlton Magazine

Our Top 8 New Products from High Point Market Fall 2015 Product Preview

high point market fall 2015 product preview

Each Spring & Fall prior to High Point Market, we’re asked to peer through oodles of vendor submissions to select our favorite new products to be debuted at market! This year there were over 600 submissions to sift through It’s getting us incredibly excited for High Point Market next fall.

These are our top curated picks (Gorgeous, right!?), which we debuted in yesterday’s trending #hpmkt Twitter chat. You can expect to see more of these amazing products in coming projects and at this Fall’s market! Check out all the top curated selections from us, along with the entire team of talented designers who also participated, on High Point Market’s Pinterest board.

We’re also excited as Beth resumes her Style Spotting role! This fall, Crypton Home is the Official Fall 2015 Style Spotter Sponsor. We loved hearing the news of their involvement since we’ve been using Crypton fabrics on our projects for years. Family, pets, and daily life is so important to our clients, so this is a perfect fit for us… Follow their official hashtag: #HPmktCoveredInCryptonHome

We can’t wait to head to High Point next month… Stay tuned for even more stunning style!

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