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Pulp Editorial Cover June 2017, The Zen and Wellness Issue

Monthly Wrap: June 2017 Edition

June was all about zen + wellness on Pulp Editorial. We dove into the many design elements that make you feel that sense of inner peace we all yearn for. From bringing the outdoors in to incorporating symbolic shapes in accessories, we shared our best tips and favorite trends all month. What did you miss this month?Pulp Monthly Wrap June 2017

8 Tips for Creating the Perfect Vanity // 10 Essentials for a Modern Meditation Space // Interior Trend — Bold + Unexpected Marble // How to Create a Soothing Master Bedroom // 7 Must-Have Circle Inspired Furnishings // Our 6 Must-Have Swivel Chairs // The Pulp Edit: June 2017



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8 Tips for Creating the Perfect Vanity

Creating the perfect oasis inside your home is essential to zen and well-being. We love creating spa-like baths inside our interior design clients’ homes — personalizing these spaces even further can be the key to making the perfect place to unwind.

In our Lakehouse Retreat master bathroom, we created a vanity ideal for our client to have some space to herself. It’s global-influenced and filled with found objects from our client’s travels. Making an oasis is an art — here are our favorite tips for creating the perfect vanity.

An Expert Guide to the Perfect Vanity

1. Comfortable seating. Being able to get comfortable at your vanity is reliant on choosing the right seating. Stools are always a good choice — being able to tuck away your seating when it’s not in use makes the space more efficient. Choose wipeable and cleanable pieces that last through face masks and makeup spills.

2. Beautiful and efficient storage. Your vanity instantly becomes more peaceful and calming when organized. Put all of your small essentials — think cotton balls and vitamins — into gorgeous jars for storage, then use trays and boxes to sort items like deodorant and toothpaste.

3. Plush rugs. Having a h rug in the space can be the difference between an oasis and a work station — imagine that soft material against your feet! Just make sure to buy a cleanable and wipeable material.

4. Personalize your space. Add dual-function accessories to brighten up the space — a vase can perfectly double as a bangle holder while a gorgeous bowl can keep your makeup brushes organized.

5. Get the lighting right. For optimal vanity lighting, opt for eye level sconces to perfectly illuminate your face. If you don’t have these, a beautiful countertop lamp makes a great substitute. Lighting is everything, ladies.

6. Elegant displays for your skincare necessities. Don’t be afraid to display your skincare products on the countertop — keep the chaos contained by arranging your go-to serums on an elegant tray. Pretty little touches of organization are the perfect way to keep your necessities within arms reach while adding a little style.

7. Brighten up your mood with fresh flowers in vases. Keep gorgeous vases on your vanity for an instant mood booster. The floral scent will wake you up in the morning and help you relax before bed.

8. Keep a pair of slippers on hand. Store your slippers next to your vanity — keep your toes warm while applying your makeup in the morning and add that extra element of luxury to your routine.

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1. Wellington Mirror | 2. | 3. Sweeney Lamp | 4. | 5. Mark G Gold Leaf Desk ( Pulp to purchase) | 6.  Prism Rug | 7. DuPont Faux Shagreen Pouf | 8. Snail Shell Container | 9. Piedmont Vase | 10.

Comfortable and chic is the way to go when creating your perfect vanity — find the perfect balance between personalized, inviting elements and h-yet-luxurious pieces.

 

For professional interior design services,  Pulp Design Studios℠.

Designer Picked Swivel Chairs

Our 6 Must-Have Swivel Chairs

One of our favorite parts of the design process is hunting for unique, statement-making and functional home furnishings for our interior design clients. Careful furniture selection involves much more than spotting the right size, shape and color for a client’s space; We always prioritize both style and function and search high and low for the piece that our clients can sink into at feel at ease. We love a good swivel chair to achieve our design goals and dreams — we rounded up our must-haves below…

BETH’S PICK
Co-Founder + Principal Interior Designer

“This mid-century chair is a true classic. I love pieces with a nailhead finish — it instantly elevates the overall style, giving it a touch of old-world glam.”

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Monroe Swivel Chair (available to Pulp clients)

CAROLINA’S PICK
Co-Founder + Principal Interior Designer

“The natural and organic shape of this chair is sure to  elevate outdoor design. Curating a calming outdoor space is a great way to create a sanctuary space at home, and this chair makes the perfect addition. Plus, you can spin around to take it all in!”

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Cairoli Outdoor Lounge Chair (available to Pulp clients)

TRACY’S PICK
Senior Interior Designer + Purchasing Manager

“This chair is so sleek, sexy, and just all around opulent. The satin brass base and lush velvet make it a quintessential piece for any entertaining or glam space.”

Springsteen Swivel Chair

Springsteen Chair Flint Velvet Champagne Swivel

TARA’S PICK
Interior Designer 

“This is one of those pieces that make design dreams come true. The textures, the palette, the style, oh my!”

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Camino Swivel Chair (available to Pulp clients)

SHANNON’S PICK
Junior Interior Designer

“I love finding simple and elegant furnishing that still make a statement.  It’s just one of those pieces that subtly transforms a space to luxury.”

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Roxy Swivel Chair (available to Pulp clients)

JANA’S PICK
Junior Interior Designer 

“This swivel chair is full of style and could be seamlessly integrated into so many design concepts. It has an Art Deco feel to it yet still feels fresh and modern.”

Capri Swivel Lounge Chair

Capri Swivel Lounge Chair

We are crazy about luxury swivel chairs. What type of chair is your favorite?

For professional interior design services,  Pulp Design Studios℠.

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Interior Trend — Bold and Unexpected Marble

Simply put — we love marble (and our interior design clients do too). Marble is the go-to luxury building material for tile, floors and countertop, but we love finding new and creative ways to integrate the material into all facets of our designs. After all, marble isn’t just for tile. We rounded up 8 of our favorite unexpected and bold uses of marble below…

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 For professional interior design services,  Pulp Design Studios℠.

June Pulp Edit

THE Docservice EDIT: JUNE 2017

We’ve been talking about zen + wellness in interior design all month long on Pulp Editorial. With summer at our doorstep, we are feeling good energy and bringing the outdoors in with our top 10 interior design trends of June 2017, rounded up below…

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Bringing a little of the outdoors in the the perfect way to add a touch of zen to your home. Succulents are great because they are so low maintenance, yet fresh and attractive. Plant your arrangement in a chic planter to elevate the zen + wellness feel.

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Marble makes an excellent material for luxury accessories. Not only does marble complement nearly every style, but its patina finish naturally develops over time giving it a one-of-a-kind art like quality. We have all eyes on this statement sculptural bowl. We love marble in all places of the home– stay tuned later this month for our round-up of marble in unusual places…

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We spotted this captivating installation by Olafur Eliasson in . Not only is this piece cool and inspiring, but it serves up a truly novel take on your natural surroundings ability to act as a canvas. We love translating this type of out-of-the-box thinking into interiors; There is always so much potential to leverage surroundings as an expression of who you are.

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One of our favorite trends and design elements– fluid lines! Photographed by Jean-Francois Jaussaud for , these form-based chairs create a soothing ambiance through their frameless and organic shape. We love the way they soften the space, designed by Pierre Yovanovitch Architecture d’Interieur.

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We never travel without our favorite Carry On Cocktail Kit. Summer time has our designers and clients jet-setting to every which corner of the globe, but no trip is complete without your favorite cocktail tucked readily inside your weekender bag.

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Gone are the days where your walls are flat every which way. One of the best ways to make an instant and stunning impact on a room is to design angular architecture into a space. We love this minimalist yet jaw-dropping ceiling by Peter Stutchbury Architecture featured in .

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Graphic plays on shapes and patterns in photography can be the perfect way to incorporate art into a space without overpowering a calming and zen design. This photo, featured in Interior Design Homes, is bold and uncomplicated at the same time, and beautifully complements its clean and illuminating surroundings.

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Our Seattle team recently moved into a beautiful new office. Our first order of business was cleansing the space with sage and crystals to encourage productivity, clarity, and good vibes all around. It’s never a bad time to break out your cleansing herbs and smudge the bad energy away.

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A blend of urban and jungle, the modern treehouse is the adult’s playground. Floor-to-ceiling windows, ample greenery and natural materials are essential to a harmonious relationship between the outdoors and your home. The retreat-like essence is a dream come true in this concept house spotted in dwell.
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Summer is all about gathering with your friends and family and enjoying the splendid joys of late nights and the warm breeze. Round up your girlfriends and throw a party to ring in the summer solstice (don’t forget your outdoor entertaining essentials). This fun photo by Magdalena Wosinska in  has us dying to dip our toes in the pool…

Which design trend are you loving most this month?

For professional interior design services,  Pulp Design Studios℠.

 

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10 Essentials for a Modern Mediation Space

There is nothing more important that creating a home space where you feel the most relaxed and yourself. After all, your home should be the place you can return to after a long day and feel that sense of inner peace you’ve been yearning for. We love designing spaces for our interior design clients that evoke creativity and mental clarity. Whether it be a corner or an entire room, these are our essentials for your modern meditation space.

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We love seeing meditation spaces that foster balance and inspire healthy living. A space with carefully curated pieces can instantly create clarity in the home. What is your go-to meditation essential?

For professional interior design services,  Pulp Design Studios℠.

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7 Must-Have Circle Inspired Furnishings

This month on Pulp Editorial, we will be talking all about zen and wellness in interior design. Part of our Splendid Living approach is designing spaces that function effortlessly in our interior design clients’ lives while providing style and well-being. We saw lots of circular design elements at High Point Market and absolutely love this trend as circles can be a symbol of continuity, continuation and life. Our interior designers picked their favorite circle-inspired pieces, rounded up below.

 

BETH’S PICK
Co-Founder + Principal Interior Designer

“The dished handles add so much interest to this essential home piece. The finish and smooth curve of the handles gives this piece a fluid feel without overpowering its simplistic and elegant design.”

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Collins Dresser (available to Pulp clients)

 

CAROLINA’S PICK
Co-Founder + Principal Interior Designer

“I’m all about wall decor that can bring both softness and a little edge to a space. The hand-blown glass accents paired with the gold bones of this piece give it so much dimension and personality.”

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Calypso Glass Wall Decor (available to Pulp clients)

 

TRACY’S PICK
Senior Interior Designer + Purchasing Manager

“I love the intentionality behind the design of this sculpture. Hand-coated with a clad finish that oxidizes over time, the color will gradually transform, giving it an old-time flair — such a beautiful take on natural imperfections.”

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Mayfield Medium Sculpture

 

TARA’S PICK
Designer 

“You had me at white and brass… I love that this table lamp could give a space a fun, eclectic feel, or a classic Art Deco-esque touch of glam.”

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SHANNON’S PICK
Junior Designer 

“I love a captivating and unique chandelier. The smoked glass spheres give this piece a novel feel while setting a moody and swanky ambiance in your space.”

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Karrington Chandelier

 

JANA’S PICK
Junior Designer

“The accent table of my dreams. Let’s be real, this is the accent table of all our dreams. I’m obsessed with the exclusive and artistic design– it’s bound to effortlessly elevate a beautifully curated space.”

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Theo Accent Table (available to Pulp clients)

 

COLLEEN’S PICK
Design Intern

“When I think zen lighting, this piece is exactly what comes to mind. The white canopy and bronze bowl create an ethereal, yet trendy look that could complement so many styles.”

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 Floyd Pendant Light (available to Pulp clients)

Whether you want to add a little fun or zen to a space, we are obsessed with these circle accented pieces. What piece are you most inspired by?

For professional interior design services,  Pulp Design Studios℠.