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Letitia Little Interior Design
150 Pioneer Trail PMB 119, Chaska, MN 55318
Phone: 952-226-6420
Fax: 952-226-6167
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CONVERSATIONS IN COLOR for Spring

The newest designer fabrics for the home are done up in bold, refreshing patterns with vibrant, strong colors.Here are a few examples in hot pinks and cool blues that I find inspirational. Hot pink and lime green,  give this linen Ikat a fresh new look. Ikats are very popular this year for interior applications.  The Ikat is a near universal weaving style common to many world cultures including Central and South America, Central and Southeast Asia and Japan just to name a few and has been around for centuries. The pattern in the fabric is created by using a resist dyeing tehnique similar to tie-dye.  ”Bansuri” from Kravet.

The  crisp, lime green floral shown on the top has a toile like feel because it is two toned. The hot pink and raspberry print on white cotton  is so detailed it looks  hand painted. More two toned fabrics in lime and raspberry complete the color grouping so popular right now. Fabrics from Pindler and Pindler.

Another Ikat in bright blue and turquoise, one of my favorites. In linen from Thom Filicia for Kravet.

More cool blues and turquoise in crisp cotton and linen from Kravet. The lower fabric is a damask pattern, another popular choice for interiors.

These beautiful, casual fabrics are suitable for curtains, bed coverings and pillows and would refresh any interior for spring and summer!

 

ART & ACCESSORIES-AUDUBON PRINTS

Spring is here and the birds are back! Their various songs are music to our ears. This time of year reminds me of one of my favorite painters of traditional art, John James Audubon 1785-1851. He was a French-American ornthologist, naturalist and painter, most noted for his expansive studies documenting all types of American birds. His well detailed illustrations depicted birds in their natural habitats. He identified 25 new species of birds. Audubon’s art is well known and loved even today because each piece of art is so authentic and beautiful. I selected just a few.

The pure white color and delicate tail feathers of the Great Egret are Stunning!

These little dears are the Carolina Turtle Dove. I love the soft colors and minute details. You can almost hear their gentle cooing.

This is the Little Blue Heron. The blues of this bird are amazing. Such depth!

These are members of the Wood Duck family. The intricate colors of this bird are so beautifully captured by this master illustrator!

All prints are from the Oppenheimer Edition of Audubons, Rare Prints.

Watch for more Audubon prints in upcoming posts of the ASID House -Dining Room that I designed.

Letitia Little is a licensed, award winning interior designer in  Minneapolis, MN. For more info visit www.letitialittle.com

 

INTERIOR DESIGN TIPS: How to Decorate a Bookcase

Bookcases are one of my favorite interior design elements in a room because they reveal the family’s personality. They hold personal collections, mementos, photos of family members, favorite books etc. Bookcases add texture and variety to a room. The items in a bookcase must be arranged in a balanced way to achieve the most pleasing visual effect.

For this bookcase in a client’s family room, I added lots of books and some accessories to the family photos and mementos the family already had. When you decorate your own bookcase, be sure to have a good amount of books and not too many family photos. Mix in some smaller accessories with bigger pieces for a good sense of balance. I added the contemporary art for a colorful touch of interest to the dark wood.

In this great room bookcase the T.V. is hidden behind the far left doors and there aren’t alot of shelves.  I kept it pretty simple with mostly books for texture.  The oil painting and candles on the mantel add warmth and a focal point for the whole wall.

The rock face on this bookcase is strong and masculine so alot of small delicate accessories won’t work. A few large boxes mixed in with the books are all it needs. I added the large candle holders and lantern to provide wonderful contrast to the real stones. The red plaid chairs are part of the overall design in this client’s cosy family room.

Letitia Little is a licensed, award winning interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. For more info visit www.letitialittle.com.

 

 

INTERIOR DESIGN ELEMENTS- Curtain Rods

These new drapery rod collections from Brimar and Kravet are so stunning they are like Jewelry for the Home! What a way to  add the perfect finishing touch to custom window coverings.

I love the two-tone look of this rod and finial. It comes in finishes like Water Gilded Silver, Bisque with Gilded Gold, Patina and Dark Walnut. Luxurious! Signature Collection from Kravet.

This rod  looks like an exotic animal skin but it is textured, painted wood. Platforms by Brimar

I love the look of this antique silver painted curtain rod. Its sophisticated styling would be right at home in a traditional setting or a transitional one. Metro by Brimar.

Go native with this exotic curtain rod set from Kravet. Its called Bamboo Metals and comes in 3 finishes from light to dark “bamboo”.  Very upscale casual.

Letitia Little is a licensed, award wining interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. For more info visit www.letitialittle.com.

 

 

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