Category Archives: Designer Inspiration/Trends

The Creative Process & Pinterest


For the Design Lines team we use Pinterest on a regular basis to research the latest ideas and find inspiration for current project presentations.

Recently we had clients even bring their own idea booklet’s from Houzz and Pinterest in an effort to articulate their dreams and vision for their space on the big screen in the conference room.

To see Design Lines Pinterest boards click here.

Stories are popping up everywhere within the tech-savvy Entrepreneur world of how Pinterest is increasing traffic, engaging customers, and building brand awareness. As interior designers we are in an ever changing visual world and we rely heavily on the creative process and the inspiration around us to create unforgettable rooms. I am interested to hear what you are doing to integrate Pinterest into your own social media strategies!


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Sunday Dreaming: Scala Luxury


Scala Luxury is a furniture company based in California with a taste for opulent materials.  It’s not uncommon to see their products made with bronze, bone, horn, parchment (goat skin), and shagreen (skate skin).  If you need something really special, look no further.  The Honeycomb Cabinet above is finished in black polished lacquer with bone inlaid pattern, and retails for around $12,000.



Light Fair 2012

We recently got the scoop on this year’s Light Fair in Las Vegas from our favorite lighting expert Shelley Aldridge of Earp & Associates.    This year’s standout was the Spanish company Vibia, whose innovative lighting solutions never cease to amaze.

My favorite is the “Match” design (above), an incredibly unique design that would work equally well in a clothing store or above a dining table.

I also love the “Origami” design (above), a modular series that can be arranged in any configuration you can imagine.  And it’s even safe for wet areas like bathrooms!

This design is called “Puck” (above) and features back-lit metal discs.

The “Link” Series (above) consists of simple modular boxes mounted to the ceiling.  Each box features an elegant beveled interior.  And the boxes are re-configurable into a number of arrangements.




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