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Fresh Front Porches!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

With Spring right around the corner, I can’t wait to see all of the fresh front porch ideas starting to emerge! If you are wanting more curb appeal, it’s all about the porch! Here in the South, there are so many ways to make your exterior inviting and welcoming. It’s a tradition that us southerner’s are quite proud of. Here are some of my favorite ideas to add curb appeal to your home…

First up, is dramatic lighting. I adore lanterns for the front porch, the bigger the better in my opinion! I love that lighting can make such a huge focal point. Below are a few images that I think mastered the lantern look on their entry-way!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

I LOVE these gas lanterns, so beautiful!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

How romantic is this porch lighting?!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

Now, let’s talk about planters! Fresh (or faux) greenery can really amp up your entry way. It’s a way to incorporate color and creativity easily! I especially love boxwoods for front porches. They are so classic and clean-lined. But I also love whimsically florals that hang and drape over the planters. Both looks are equally beautiful, it’s simply a personal preference!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

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How cute is this cluster of boxwoods…

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

Lastly, I absolutely love a painted front door! It can be neutral and sophisticated or bold and fun! Either way, front doors can really make a statement.

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

How amazing is this copper covered porch?!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

Are you up for a bright color like this yellow or orange?!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents how to add curb appeal to your front porch

I would love to hear your ideas for adding curb appeal to your home! Feel free to leave your comments below. Have a great week, dear friends!

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Coffee Table Styling!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

One of the questions I get asked a lot as a designer, is “how should I style my coffee table”? It seems like such a small and relatively unimportant process but it can actually make a huge impact on your room. There are so many options when styling but I prefer to use some of the following steps below for a ‘no-fail’ coffee table! This is certainly not a comprehensive list, but it’s a good place to start!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

Trays are a great way to get organized and keep your coffee table decor neat. You could use a number of great styles… mirrored, wooden, painted, acrylic, or glass, whatever fits your personal style.

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

Beautiful ‘coffee table’ books are the perfect addition to any room. They can be subtle and neutral in color or they can be bold and graphic to stand out. Either way, books are always a must for your coffee table. Not only do they look beautiful but your guests can curl up with one if they’re easily accessible.

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

Now it’s time to add in a little touch of decor! Decorative items can be a great conversation starter with your guests. These items let others know a bit more about your interests and passions. Try infusing a few unique items to add your own personal flair to your tabletop!

For example, how cool is this collection of matchboxes inside a small vase. What a great way to express such a fun collection!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

And perhaps the love of the beach inspired this bowl full of sea urchins and shells.

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

This collection of antlers and horns really bring out the earth tones of this space.

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

Be inspired to use your unique items to really bring some character onto your coffee table. Your guests will certainly enjoy the personal touches!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

I understand not everyone has the time for fresh flower arrangements every week, but they sure do look pretty! Try out your favorite flowers and greenery in order to make your room pop!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

I love the sprawling greenery on this rustic, earthy table!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

And how about these hydrangeas?!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

A simple orchid is always in style. So classic and chic!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

A crisp bundle of tulips are a great statement.

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

I adore candles aesthetically and of course functionally as well! They both look and smell great for your guests. It also gives your room a bit of ambient lighting to add visual interest to your space.

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

I love this grouping of mercury glass candles.

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

Varying heights and sizes will always add more visual interest than uniform candles, so don’t be afraid to mix it up!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

I would love to hear your opinions on coffee table styling! The options really are endless! For more decorating tips, grab a copy of my book, Secrets of Southern Design or stop by my store, Knotting Hill Interiors for a consultation.

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents coffee table styling

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Valentine's Day Inspiration!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents valentines day inspiration

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and with that, I wanted to share a few simple ways to incorporate pink or red into your home!

First, who doesn’t love a fresh bouquet of flowers?! The perfect addition to you coffee table!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents valentines day inspiration

 This may be more than the casual Valentine’s Day decor, but pretty in pink nonetheless!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents valentines day inspiration

 A much easier way to add pops of pink and red would be some simple throw pillows! An easy, inexpensive way to get festive!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents valentines day inspiration

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents valentines day inspiration

 These tulips are stunning!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents valentines day inspiration

 

Peonies and more peonies!!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents valentines day inspiration

 And we mustn’t forget what an elegant statement a bouquet of red roses can make.

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents valentines day inspiration

 How fun are these mini boxwoods wrapped in red and white stripped riboon?!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents valentines day inspiration

 Black and pink is so chic! This is another interpretation of celebrating Valentine’s Day…

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents valentines day inspiration

 

These black and white pillows are the perfect amount of fun, in this otherwise simple room!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents valentines day inspiration

 

Who doesn’t love a bold geometric rug?!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents valentines day inspiration

 Wether it’s flowers, throw pillows, or accessories, let your home be inspiring this weekend. Have a happy Valentine’s Day dear friends and enjoy this time with your loved ones!

For help with your home or room design please contact us at Kimberly@knottinghillinteriors.com and visit our website.  Follow Knotting Hill on Pinterest and Facebook.

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Faux Bois Fun!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents faux bois

Hello friends! Today I want to share one of my favorite design trends that is certainly “in” this year…

French for “Flase Wood”, “Faux Bois” decor will bring the rustic, earthy quality of wood grain into your home. Try some of the following ideas for natural look in your home.

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents faux bois

A bright pop of color in a simple faux bois fabric could be just what you need to update your accessories this year! For example, throw pillows are a relatively inexpensive way to get the most “bang for your buck” with this pattern!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents faux bois

Or try a fun and bold floor covering to amp up this natural theme in your home!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents faux bois

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents faux bois

I’m in love with this amazing acyrlic side table with an etched faux bois pattern!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents faux bois

A faux bois accent wall is a simple way to incorporate this pattern… especially in a neutral colorway!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents faux bois

Lastly, try this fresh trend on your upholstery! The next two images are compliments of Arkansas based designer, Tobi Fairley.

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents faux bois

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents faux bois

What a fun pattern to play with this year! I would love to know what you think of faux bois for you own home!

south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg presents faux bois

For help with your home or room design please contact us at Kimberly@knottinghillinteriors.com and visit our website.  Follow Knotting Hill on Pinterest and Facebook.

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Marsala- Pantone's Color of the Year 2015!

One of the most exciting things I look forward to each year is Pantone announcing their color of the year. Last year, “Radiant Orchid” was deemed the color of the year and I loved it! Fresh, bright and bold…

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

And this year is no exception… Marsala is a deep, rich color that will look great in so many applications!

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

First and foremost… paint! The options are endless. I just picture this color in a study or dining room. An intimate space that needs a sultry, deep color!

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

Now for some furniture and accessories…

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

Next up, fashion!

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

Wether it’s painting your dining room, buying a new sofa, or donning a new dress, Marsala can certainly liven up your life in 2015! I’d love to know what you think of Marsala!

pantone color of the year marsala presented by south carolina interior designer kimberly grigg

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