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I was  recently selecting  bath faucets and sinks for a client project of mine and discovered some exciting new products from Kohler. The following caught my eye.


Wow! what a way to show off the tub…do it in Orchid.


Briolette faceted glass bath sink is so beautiful it’s like jewlery for the bathroom.


I love the elegance of the column design in this updated Artifacts sink spout. Perfect for any traditional master bath.


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Pretty in Pink. This Portrait sink is all dressed up with a feminine mirror and pink wall. Benjamin Moore paint.

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Leaf sink by Kohler has a tranquil Zen quality to it. Very crisp and modern.

Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID is an award wining interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. www.letitialittle.com.


                                                                                  ALL THINGS RED AND GREEN

Bring home some cheer for the Holidays and beyond with the following one- of- a- kind furnishings for modern interiors.


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Brighten up a winter room with a Mid Century Modern sofa in red from Design Within Reach.red green pillow

This cozy chair is all dressed up in red and green “peppermint stripes”. Fun  “Medley Spot” pillow is the perfect finishing  touch. Fabrics by Jane Churchill.

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Add some whimsy with a rustic red leather chair in Cowboy style! Handcrafted heirloom furniture by Old Hickory.

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Let’s switch it up with an elegant emerald green chest in painted burl. Wow! Consulate collection by Century.

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Humorous “March Hare” wallpaper in red and white by Jane Churchill. What could be more fun?


Add some real pizzaz to your kitchen for the Holidays with this red quartz countertop in Cardigan Red. by Cambria.

Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID is an award winning interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. go to www.letitialittle.com.

COLOR TRENDS For Fall Interiors 2013

                                                                                      FABULOUS FUCHSIA

Trends in interior design just like in fashion fluctuate from year to year. It’s what keeps things interesting and exciting. This fall strong rich colors are everywhere in paint, fabrics and wallpaper, with fuchsia leading the pack. It has exploded onto the design scene with purpose and panache. Take a look at some eye opening examples.



WOW modern sofa in fuchsia and white with deep orange pillows by Manuel Canovas. I love it against the soft gray wall. This is totally on trend.


Now this is a diva! Need I say more?  Maharani chandelier in wrought iron, wood and glass. By Currey & Co.

velvetsRich velvets in tantalizing hues by Manuel Canovas, can be used for any interior element like pillows, furniture or bed coverings. Delicious!

pink chairOversized floral wallpaper and fuchsia/white French chair are a perfect pair to give flair to a traditional look. Louisiane fabrics and wallpaper by Lorca.

verv ainThis rich textural upholstry fabric in fuchsia, blue, red and gold makes a bold statement. Put it on a chair and add a pillow in one of the  velvet fabrics listed above and you’ve got a winning combo. By Vervain.

Letitia Little, Allied ASID, CID is an award winning interior designer in  Minneapolis, MN. go to  www.letitialittle.com.


                                                            RED, WHITE AND BLUE for HOME INTERIORS

What could be more American that red, white and blue. It’s a timeless color scheme that is both nostalgic and brand new. Great for any season or any interior design style.

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The Ikat print on pillows and chair is the perfect color source for the strong navy walls and true red accents. Great updated look for red, white and blue.By Century Furniture.

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Oversized aspen leaf wallpaper is perfectly complimented by this streamlined Mid Century Modern sofa in white. Top it all off with a  red  striped area rug for a bold new look for modern interiors. Furnishings by Harlquin.

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Unique  one- of -a -kind pieces and unusual antiques  say “Americana” in this Hamptons boutique owned by designer Anthony Baratta.

Baker chairArchival print from the 1930′s was originally wallpaper designed by Sidney Haward in London. Chinese flowering branch and butterfly combined with Persian nightingale and banded stems make for a glorious fabric fit for any traditional interior. By GP & J Baker.

Letitia Little, Allied ASID, CID is an award wining interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. for info www.letitialittle.com.






Here are some exciting new features in modern styling that take bathroom design to a whole new level.

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What could be more modern than this fabulous,  solid surface tub by Kohler? Love the soft angular lines.


This crisp Black and White design is shown in wallpaper and matching fabric for a well defined modern look. Mojito by Thibaut.s6700[1]

“90 Degree” faucet by Moen is sleek, functional and fun to use. Makes a great style statement!adex tile

Embossed tiles called Geo are so very “mod”. by Adexberkley

Stunning and sleek, this wall sconce in polished nickel with parchment shades is  perfect for any modern interior. by Hudson Valley.

Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID is an award wining interior designer in Minneapolis, MN.


Newest Colors in Bold Blues and Elemental Greens

In my 2 previous posts I talked about grays, violets, reds and golds as some new color directions for 2013. Not to be forgotten in the latest color forecast are bold blues and elemental greens.

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This casual chair shows off New Green in a  nubby linen.  by Century.

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Elemental greens color pallette by Benjamin Moore.

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Benjamin Moore Colors are: Jungle Canopy,Summer’s Day, In the Garden, Green Thumb, Lilianna.

For more on 2013 Color Trends visit my 2 previous posts.

Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID is an award wining interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. for more info www.letitialittle.com



New Color Directions for Interiors

The new colors for 2013 are simply inspirational. They are complex yet definative with a rich velvety quality. Hues range from deep rich blues and plums to soft creamy golds and yellows to fiery reds and oranges. Sprinkle in some earth tones, many shades of gray and some varied neutrals and you’ve got the whole gambit of the newest colors for interior design. See them in paint, fabrics, and furniture for the  most exciting looks from traditional to modern interiors. Here are two  color groups in reds, oranges and golds.  To see more take a look at my previous post.

brunswig - CopyBright fuschia and orange put these luscious fabrics by Brunschwig & Fils front and center for 2013.

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The sun filled colors of “Fiery Sunset” are infused with energy and strength. From dynamic fuschia to subtle clay they remind us of warm climates and sunny days. Colors from Benjamin Moore

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The paint names alone will stimulate creativity: Peruvian Chili, Egyptian Clay, Hot Tamale, Tomato Tango, and Tropical Fruit by Ben Moore.

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These bright, fiery colors really pack a punch in this modern interior by Jonathan Adler.

golden p[allette - Copy The  nature infused colors of “Golden Fields” from Benjamin Moore are soothing, relaxing and homey.

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This lattice print  fabric in refreshing greens and golds would liven up any living room or bedroom. by Zimmer + Rohde

Don’t miss my next post on blues and greens.

Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID is an award wining interior designer in Minneapolis, MN. for more info visit www.letitialittle.com.


New Color Directions from Benjamin Moore

I recently viewed the new Color Stories from Benjamin Moore and  decided to share these inspiring new colors with you. There a eight new palettes to choose from. I will highlight most of them in the next 3 posts. I love to use Ben. Moore paints for my design projects because the colors are easy to work with. The paint itself is a quality product that goes on easily and is durable (my painter loves it too). Not to mention the paint has low VOC’s so its good for the environment.  So take a look and be inspired.


The soft gray curtains and silver traditional desk exemplify the new gray color palette. Paloma cotton satin by Romo

“Shades of Gray” reflects the understated side of gray with undertones of brown, blue and green.


Color names are intriguing: Burnt Ember, Coachman’s Cape, Espresso Bean & Old Soul, Perspective and Smoke & Mirrors.

Rich deep purple and pale violet Paloma cotton from Romo showcases the new purple/blue color palette.

“Violet Twilight” color group is made up of colors of the evening sky that range from deep amethyst to pale violet.

More inticing colors: Approaching Storm, Faded Violet & Elderberry Wine, Pressed Violet and Purplicious.

Crisp purples combined with soft grays typify the newest colors for 2013 in this modern setting. Furniture by Century

Watch for fiery oranges and earthy gold tones in my next post.

Letitia Little Allied ASID,CID is an award wining interior designer in Minneapolis, MN.  For more info visit www.letitialittle.com.





Design is in the details and all manner of trims and fringes are part of  the multi layered look so essential for today’s interiors from modern to traditional styles. Trims are one of my favorite ways to complete a design project and add a touch of individuality.Tapes and beaded fringe highlight bold patterns and solids in the Urban Loft Collection by Kravet. And yes you can use fringe in modern interiors.

These yummy beaded trims were inspired by haute couture fashion houses from the 50′s and 60′s. The rich jewel tones will enhance the most luxurious fabrics and textures. by KravetThese bold tapes from the Hamptons Collection by Bargia, can  add colorful detailing to pillows and bedding.The subtle nuances of menswear tailoring are brought to life by the use of raffia and suede in these wonderfully textured trims by Joseph Abboud for Kravet.

For a change of pace try multi shaped  glass beads combined with velvet and metals for some Vintage Romance. Colorways  come in Opera, Castle, and Venetian. Just the names evoke luxury and riches. by Kravet.

More luxury is seen in these richly detailed trims by Bargia.  Covered beads combined with jewels and silken bows in deep rich colors make these little goodies irresistable.

Letitia Little, Allied ASID, CID is a  licensed, award wining interior designer located in Minneapolis, MN. for more info go to www.letitialittle.com.


MORE TEXTURAL TOPICS in Fabulous Fall Colors



Here are more exciting textures and colors that inspire me as I design interiors for clients. I see alot of interior product so I am always drawn to the new and unusual in fabrics, furniture and accessories. 

This richly textured chenille fabric has the visual warmth of a hand knit sweater. Looks great on the modern arm chair. By Romo

Thick strands of seagrass are loosely woven into the drum shape of the Nina chandelier by Made Goods. It’s perfect for Mid Century Modern interiors.

Textured, small scale weaves with a luxurious hand add tactile dimension to chairs and sofas. Fabrics by Romo

Is it mineral or furniture? This chunky stool in gold crackle ceramic can be used outdoors or indoors. Talk about unique! by Made Goods

Wool area rugs from the Middle East are  in a special category of textures all their own and  are always in demand and in style.

Letitia Little Allied ASID, CID is a licensed, award wining interior designer located in Minneapolis, MN. for more info go to www.letitialittle.com.

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