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Brand Spotlight: Cisco Brothers

Posted on October 28, 2016 by

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Made from Organic & Sustainable Sources and crafted with natural latex, organic wool, organic goose feathers & down.

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Design Styles Explained: Traditional

Posted on August 28, 2014 by

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Regardless of time passed, the traditional design style continues to be the most popular in interior design. From homes, to boutiques, to restaurants, a traditional design offers a warm, relatable, and inviting feeling for visitors.

The style derives from the elegant and historic fashions of the 18th and 19th centuries; most commonly the British colonial style (can include other more specific styles in other regions).

Traditional design still reflects craftsmanship, formal, straight-forward wall colors, ornate hardware and accessories. Today the traditional style is refreshed with more options of fabric and home accessories but often paired with strong antiques pieces. Wood-tones, deep colors, and ornate fixtures are staples to this design style but are now varied with new colors for a new look in the 21st century.

Pieces that lend themselves to a Traditional style include:

  • Formal swag-and-panel combination for windows
  • Floral Printed pillows, bed spreads, sofas, etc.
  • Gilt framed art
  • Weathered or Gold Accents
  • Calm, toned down color schemes
  • Heirlooms
  • Ornate book cases
  • Solid wall coverings
  • Traditional Rugs

Influenced

Posted on August 12, 2014 by

When you are tackling a design project its common to be influenced from various ideas, places, styles, people and attitudes. This small vignette was pulled from subtle influences from different areas shown in its bold colors, lush fabrics of silks and velvet and the feminine, yet classic, tufted sofa.

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Posted on July 23, 2014 by

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What is one of the best ways to accessorize your home? Mirrors, of course. Whether used to be decorative or functional, many people do not take full advantage of the versatility of mirrors in home design. Mirrors are favorites amongst designers because they make rooms feel larger, create a focal point, give an interesting touch and have feung shui properties known to bring in positive energy. The true beauty of mirrors is that they can be utilized in every room of your house.

The list of great uses for mirrors is endless, but when it comes to finding the right one for your home you might feel a bit lost. Here is a list of styles of mirrors followed with unique ways to use them throughout home design.

Styles of Mirrors:

1. Traditional style: Larger and more opulent in style, traditional mirrors are the perfect addition to the classic style room. A gold-framed mirror over a fireplace is a focal point often used in the traditional styled home.

2. International Influence: The detail of some mirrors lend themselves to an international flair. Often heavily beaded or the use of region specific materials such as horn or pearl will give an international touch to a home full of vacation finds. These pieces can be mixed with other international, or you can remain region specific in your decor.

3. Vintage/Antique: Antiqued mirrors are the perfect addition to a room looking for a home-like feel. The vintage look goes with most color schemes and styles. Look for mirrors where the glass has the appearance of age or brassy tones to the siding. 

4. Eclectic Whim: Today there are mirrors of all types and that includes brightly colored pieces and shaped mirrors as well. If your home has the whimsical feel, try out a few out-of-the-box mirrors to add interest to your design.

5. Functional: There are tons of mirrors to choose from but sometime the function is more important than the fashion. Find simple mirrors with little framework to suit your needs.

Don’t forget to shop some of the mirrors at Kurtz Collection!

Oscar Fashions Translated to Room Decor

Posted on March 7, 2014 by

The Oscars are viewed by many for the awards, but best known for “Who Wore What.” While, most are awing over dresses, colors, and cuts, interior designers cannot turn off that home decor brain.

It is undeniable that fashion influences home decor. Take a look at how we saw the Oscars “Best Dressed” list.

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It’s A Family Affair: Josephine’s Wedding

Posted on March 11, 2013 by

Kurtz Collection is truly a family affair and we wanted to share a little overdue but still very joyous occasion with everyone.

On January 12, 2013, Josephine, the youngest Kurtz sister was married to her beau of three and a half years, Jared Green.

Staying true to their personalities, the couple did not want the traditionally large wedding and instead opted for a private ceremony. Only the immediate family witnessed the exchange of vows in the quaint Mushroom Hut at the Terrain at Styers venue.

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Then it was time to celebrate! A short walk from the ceremony space the bride and groom held a “party” with their closest friends; including a DJ that made sure dancing was on the itinerary.
“We wanted to keep it warm, romantic, intimate, and a reflection of us,” said the bride.

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The couple held their affair at a rustic space with a greenhouse attached. The rustic chic feel radiated throughout the room, with exposed beams, clean lines, and use of organic colors. From the gravel walk ways, to the burlap runners, and hand-blown vases, the rustic look was a success.

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120 guests enjoyed the heavy appetizer and dessert menu for the event. The couple decided against the traditional “sit-down” menu in order to keep up their party-like theme.

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After such a huge celebration of love and life, Josephine and Jared honeymooned in St. Lucia.

We’d like to thank all the customers who stopped by and gave their best wishes.

Congratulations Jared and Josephine Green!

Make them Green with Envy – Emerald to be Exact

Posted on February 7, 2013 by

Emerald was announced as 2013′s “Color of the Year” by Pantone. The color choice comes as a surprise to many but a welcome change to some. Emerald is known as a vivid, jewel tone which is used to promote balance and harmony in home design.

There are many ways to liven up your indoor space by bringing in this rich outdoor color.

For the adventurous home decorator, emerald accent walls can be a show-stopper paired with the right amount of texture and light.

Before you run for the hills in terror of such a bold color choice, remember that emerald can be the essential pop of color to brighten up a drab palette. Add depth to a neutral color palette by introducing emerald home accessories such as trays, finials, pillows, lamps etc.

Characteristics of emerald include : brilliant, jewel-toned, sophisticated, luxurious, lively, growth, renewal, prosperity, healing

Ideas for Interior Designing with Emerald…

Bedroom:

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Adding emerald window treatments and a textured mirror, gives depth to an otherwise standard design.

Dining Area:

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Introducing emerald to your place setting is a surprise your guests are sure to not forget.

Bathroom:

These guest towels are a quick way to add emerald to your bathroom decor.

Study:

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Emerald green furniture maintains a sophistication, even against heavy patterns.

Living Room:

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For the bold homeowner, emerald walls are a showstopper.