Monthly Archives: September 2016

Fall Trends, Red and Blue

Hot Fall Trend: Red & Blue

Fall 2016 is peppered with bold reds and blues being paired together. In both interiors and in fashion, we’re seeing adventurous pieces created with both colors combined, as well as plays on combinations of individual pieces. Take a look at our 11 favorite beauty, home goods and fashion finds below.

Fall Trends 2016: Red and Blue

  1. Blue Agate Bookends | 2. | 3. | 4. | 5. Lollipop Blue Agate on Brass & Acrylic Stand | 6. Tanga Throw: Navy | 7. Herringbone Throw: Red |  8. Encased butterfly: Blue | 9. | 10. | 11.

 



Pulp Design Studios Guardian Cellars - Lounge Overall

Before + After: A Boutique Winery Transformation

The design of this modern, boutique winery is just as elevated and exciting as the wine they produce. Our clients wanted their new space to appeal not only to their loyal clientele, but also to a younger generation of wine enthusiasts. Guardian Cellars was founded by a police officer and a crime reporter, so we created a modern, edgy, and provoking interior that told the story of their brand. Our clients chose to enlist Pulp for the complete renovation and furnishing of their new tasting room. The Pulp design team made impactful design choices at every turn to truly make the most of their investment. The result is an effortlessly stylish and modern space where guests will sit and enjoy the notes of Guardian’s wine for years to come.

The Lounge

guardian cellars before - lounge copy

Pulp Design Studios Guardian Cellars - Lounge

 

guardian cellars before - lounge vingette copy

Pulp Design Studios Guardian Cellars - Lounge Seating

 

The Tasting Bar

guardian cellars before - tasting bar wall copy

Pulp Design Studios Guardian Cellars - Lounge Sitting Area

 

guardian cellars before - art wall copy

Pulp Design Studios Guardian Cellars - Art Wall

 

The Private Dining (aka ‘The Blue Room’)

guardian cellars before - dining copy

Pulp Design Studios Guardian Cellars - Private Dining

 

guardian cellars before - private dining vingete copy

Pulp Design Studios Guardian Cellars - Private Dining Vingette

 

guardian cellars before - private dining

Pulp Design Studios Guardian Cellars - Private Dining Seating

See the whole project, Guardian Cellars, on our portfolio!

And, make sure to check out the & taste or order some of their delicious wine!

Pulp Design Studios Ultrasuede Study

The Valencia Project: The Completed Chair Makeover with Ultrasuede®

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We recently posted about the process of making over my chair, dubbed ‘The Valencia Project,’ which also happens to be my dog Ripsi’s favorite seat in the house! After moving into a new home and becoming my own client, updates to existing furniture were imperative.  You’ve seen the ‘Before photos – now take a look at the stunning ‘Afters,’ showing how I combined pet-friendly   with a woven fabric on my well-loved, classic barrel-shaped chair.

Pulp Design Studios Ultrasuede Chair 3

Pulp Design Studios Ultrasuede Chair 4

Pulp Design Studios Ultrasuede Chair

In my professional opinion…

We are always thinking about how our clients ‘do life’ and we want both functional and beautiful spaces for them to enjoy. As professional designers, we are able to bring our experience, knowledge, and resources designing high-use areas in commercial and hospitality design to our residential clients.  There’s more to it than meets the eye – and that’s a great reason to hire a pro.

It’s so important to hire a designer who can help make key decisions that will make an impact on your daily life. It is equally important for maximizing your investment.  Having access to trade sources, like custom furniture workrooms and fabric manufacturers, allows us a lot of flexibility in our design work. As designers, we enjoy the privilege of pursuing trade-only options from preferred vendors, such as fabric specialist .

By the way,  our upholsterers love using Ultrasuede for its perfect stretch, no sagging, no waste and is easy to sew for multiple applications, tufts, pleats, button tufting.  We never have an issue with how it conforms to frames. Which makes it easy for us to coordinate with our workrooms.

Pulp Design Studios Ultrasuede Portrait Ripsi

What I love about Ripsi’s (new) favorite chair

I wanted my chair to have its own personality and loved using an accent fabric on the outside back to create a custom look. I love that I don’t have to worry about the light color getting dirty, whether ruined by Ripsi or my dark denim. High performance fabrics are the bomb, and with Ultrasuede most stains are removed by gentle blotting with a water-dampened cloth.  Love is… enjoying your home stress free and not worrying about everyday pet messes.  (Who wants to replace major furniture items because of stains?)

Pulp Design Studios Ultrasuede Study 2

Pulp Design Studios Ultrasuede Study Chair 2

Pulp Design Studios Ultrasuede Portrait Carolina and Ripsi

The new luxury is…

time to enjoy life.

See the complete chair makeover in my own home, AKA Ripsi’s place to perch:

 

 

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Pulp Design Studios Vibrant Townhome Master Bedroom Overall

Before + After: A Soothing Master Bedroom Makeover

Earlier this week, we shared the Living Room transformation of this modern and playful space that’s all grown up, for a Dallas-area townhouse dweller. While the Pulp Design Studios team, gave this client’s townhouse a refresh that’s bright and vibrant with unexpected touches and a ‘wow’ factor, the Master Bedroom makeover is soothing in contrast. Pulp designers reimagined this space, while reusing many of the client’s existing furnishings and bringing in thoughtful new pieces. The result is a Master Bedroom retreat that’s stylishly relaxing.

See the before and afters…

Pulp Design Studios Vibrant Townhome - Master Bedroom 2 - BEFORE

Pulp Design Studios Vibrant Townhome Master Bedroom Vignette

Pulp Design Studios Vibrant Townhome - Master Bedroom - BEFORE

Pulp Design Studios Vibrant Townhome Master Bedroom Bed