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Lounging Around Interior Design

With all of the projects I am juggling right now, well, sometimes I just need a darn cocktail!  Can anyone out there relate?! Whew! My life has been CRAAAZZZY lately! (This week-end I will be sure to post pictures of the exterior of my new and expanded retail space at Knotting Hill Interiors, the project that has been sucking up the majority of my time and brain-power lately! And for any of you locals out there who have been wondering about the bold, new color of my building, stay tuned  for details!)

Okay, so back to my original topic of needing a cocktail…. Whether it’s a  glass of red wine, a salty-sweet margarita, an extra dirty martini, or a fruity daiquiri, cocktails always taste better to me when served in a beautiful glass. I also feel extra sassy sipping my drink from a chic lounge area, whether at home or out on the town. In most situations, I believe in the motto, “Presentation is everything!”.

Take a look at this lounge (below) that I created for a Myrtle Beach interior design client from Knotting Hill Interiors….

Lounge area - Knotting Hill Interiors

I love the gray walls with white and navy accessories and furniture. The combination is both soothing and chic!

 

Lounge area - Knotting Hill Interiors

The classic navy upholstery blends beautifully with the contemporary styling and shape of these chairs to create an interesting combination. The zebra rug adds an unexpected, edgy element in the space.

Lounge area - Knotting Hill Interiors

The bold acid green sofa is balanced by the deep blue and soothing gray throughout the space.

So, what do YOU think about this home lounge? Can you see yourself sipping an evening cocktail in this space? Tell me what you like – or dislike – about it by posting a comment. I would love to hear your thoughts!

 

If you need help making  your home even more fabulous – or if you would like to add a lounge to a new or existing space! – contact me for an online or in-home consultation at kimberly@knottinghillinteriors.com.

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

 

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  • Kathrine

    Great color on walls, trim and ceiling! It looks very close to one I am using on a project. Always hard to tell in photos, but it looks like a much warmer & richer tone of gray and not the chalkier/flatter grays that other designers are doing so much of right now. Beautiful space!

    For one of your blog topics, would like your perspective on the european look of painting trim darker than the wall color.

  • Patty

    I love this “lounge”….what a luxury! Would love to have a cocktail there. You did a beautiful job. I have a thing for lantern fixtures, so I would love to see how big lanterns would have looked. Thanks for sharing this space.

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Happy Labor Day to my Fellow Interior Design Lovers!

Happy Labor Day, Everyone!

I have missed you all! Since I first started blogging almost 2 years ago (this December), I have never gone more than a couple of days without posting. However, the combination of some major computer glitches, travelling with my family, and organizing a move to my much larger retail location has kept me scrambling! As many of you already know, it is always an adventure juggling a busy life as a business owner, wife, and Momma!

Since it is Labor Day, I am posting some  “fruits of my labor” portfolio photos from my design work at Knotting Hill Interiors.

I would love to know…. Which styles and designs are YOUR favorites? Which are your least favorites? Post a comment with YOUR opinions!

 

BEDROOMS

master bedroom

guest bedroom

master bedroom

bedroom

 

STUDY

STUDY

KITCHENS

KITCHEN

KITCHEN

BATHROOMS

BATH

BATH

CONSERVATORY

CONSERVATORY

CONSERVATORY

DINING ROOMS

DINING ROOMS

DINING ROOM

LIVING ROOMS & FAMILY ROOMS

FAMILY ROOM

LIVING ROOM

LIVING ROOM

LIVING ROOM

If you would like help making YOUR home even more fabulous – or if you would like to incorporate a round table into your home! – contact me for an online or in-home consultation at Kimberly@Knottinghillinteriors.com

Now, go have an “It’s so Fabulous!” day!

 

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T.G.I.F. 'Thank Goodness It's So Fabulous!'

THIS FABULOUS FRIDAY I HAVE FOUND….

Summer’s End.
Once again, school has begun and our new morning routine is in full swing. Although the routine is definitely a welcomed change, I still  find myself nostalgically reflecting upon the moments of another summer passed.
So, as a farewell to summer and welcome to fall, my topic for today’s Fab Friday post is….

ONE FINAL HURRAH…  ENJOYING AN  ECO-FRIENDLY AFTERNOON IN YOUR BACKYARD!

When summer gathers up her robes of glory,
And, like a dream, glides away.
~ Sarah Helen Whitman
 

“It’s So Fabulous!” ORGANIC FASHION Pick of the Week:

As you are running out the door to embrace the last fading moments of  backyard, summertime fun, look your most “green chic” in some fabulous organic lip gloss from Neal’s Yard Remedies!  Check out that website link for all of the details about the product, but if you prefer to order inside the United States, click HERE instead.


Neal’s Yard Remedies lip gloss is enriched with all kinds of good things, such as organic sweet orange essential oil and antioxidant white tea! It contains no parabens, silicones, or carmine.
NYR lip gloss is available in six lip-quenching shades…. Check them out!


NYR-Colour-Swatches-Lip-Gloss
lip gloss
“It’s So Fabulous!” GREEN DESIGN BOOK of the Week:

 

Packed with lovely photos, as well as loads of practical information and resources about green interior decorating, the  author of  Green Interior Design, Lori Dennis,  touches upon all of the critical components of eco-friendly design.  She continues to ask the question....

“Is It Green Enough?”.
Green Interior Design Cover
To answer that question, she utilizes helpful checklists like the following:

 

Client checklist (partial):

  • taking a look at their health & whether chronic ailments are attributable to their indoor environment
  • whether reusing furniture and materials is an option and/or desire
  • whether natural light can be leveraged to minimize artificial light needed
  • site considerations like water collection & supply, & indigenous plants

Product checklist (partial):

  • locally produced
  • minimally impactful to the environment (is it from renewable sources?)
  • quality that will last a lifetime
  • whether the manufacturer accepts responsibility of the product at the end of its life

“It’s So Fabulous!”  GARDEN ENHANCING PICK of the Week:

Okay, so you spent your afternoon reading and relaxing in blissful solitude… But now it’s time to bring in the family and friends to your backyard adieu! Your honey (or you!) gets the bar-b-que fired up, and now it’s up to you to make a beautiful presentation for your soiree.

How about these fun and festive solar-powered plant pots to liven up your yard? Not only do they make interesting accents in your garden, but they can also light the way to your party without using any extra power!

And right now, they are on sale for 25% off at Firebox.com. solar-powered-plant-pot
 

“It’s So Fabulous!” GREEN TABLE SETTINGS of the Week:
And finally, it’s time to set the table…. But going green doesn’t mean that you have to give up style or beauty. Take a  look at these lovely examples!

 

Traditional-Home-Table-Setting

It would be easy to duplicate this table setting by using scrap wood as chargers and recycled glass cylinders as your table centerpieces. In addition, going green can also be as simple as using "real" plates and silverware, rather than disposable! Photo from Traditional Home.

I found the following table setting at Remodelista. It is completely eco-friendly and incredibly easy to re-create.

green table setting

Photo from Remodelista.

 

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” WEEK-END!

If you would like helping making your home even more fabulous, contact me for an in-house or online consultation at Kimberly@knottinghillinteriors.com

THIS FABULOUS FRIDAY I HAVE FOUND….

Summer’s End.

Once again, school has begun and our new morning routine is in full swing. Although the routine is definitely a welcomed change, I still  find myself nostalgically reflecting upon the moments of another summer passed.

So, as a farewell to summer and welcome to fall, my topic for today’s Fab Friday post is….

ONE FINAL HURRAH…  ENJOYING AN  ECO-FRIENDLY AFTERNOON IN YOUR BACKYARD!

When summer gathers up her robes of glory,
And, like a dream, glides away.
~ Sarah Helen Whitman

“It’s So Fabulous!” ORGANIC FASHION Pick of the Week:

As you are running out the door to embrace the last fading moments of  backyard, summertime fun, look your most “green chic” in some fabulous organic lip gloss from Neal’s Yard Remedies!  Check out that website link for all of the details about the product, but if you prefer to order inside the United States, click HERE instead.

Neal’s Yard Remedies lip gloss is enriched with all kinds of good things, such as organic sweet orange essential oil and antioxidant white tea! It contains no parabens, silicones, or carmine.

NYR lip gloss is available in six lip-quenching shades…. Check them out!

NYR-Colour-Swatches-Lip-Gloss

lip gloss

“It’s So Fabulous!” GREEN DESIGN BOOK of the Week:

Packed with lovely photos, as well as loads of practical information and resources about green interior decorating, the  author touches upon all of the critical components of eco-friendly design.  She continues to ask the question….

“Is It Green Enough?”.

Green Interior Design Cover

To answer that question, she utilizes helpful checklists like the following:

Client checklist (partial):

  • taking a look at their health & whether chronic ailments are attributable to their indoor environment
  • whether reusing furniture and materials is an option and/or desire
  • whether natural light can be leveraged to minimize artificial light needed
  • site considerations like water collection & supply, & indigenous plants

Product checklist (partial):

  • locally produced
  • minimally impactful to the environment (is it from renewable sources?)
  • quality that will last a lifetime
  • whether the manufacturer accepts responsibility of the product at the end of its life

“It’s So Fabulous!”  GARDEN ENHANCING PICK of the Week:

Okay, so you spent your afternoon reading and relaxing in blissful solitude… But now it’s time to bring in the family and friends to your backyard adieu! Your honey (or you!) gets the bar-b-que fired up, and now it’s up to you to make a beautiful presentation for your soiree.

How about these fun and festive solar-powered plant pots to liven up your yard? Not only do they make interesting accents in your garden, but they can also light the way to your party without using any extra power!

And right now, they are on sale for 25% off at Firebox.com.

solar-powered-plant-pot

“It’s So Fabulous!” GREEN TABLE SETTINGS of the Week:

And finally, it’s time to set the table…. But going green doesn’t mean that you have to give up style or beauty. Take a  look at these lovely examples!

Traditional-Home-Table-Setting

It would be easy to duplicate this table setting by using scrap wood as chargers and recycled glass cylinders as your table centerpieces. In addition, going green can also be as simple as using “real” plates and silverware, rather than disposable! Photo from Traditional Home.

I found the following table setting at Remodelista. It is completely eco-friendly and incredibly easy to re-create.

green table setting

Photo from Remodelista.

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” WEEK-END!

If you would like helping making your home even more fabulous, contact me for an in-house or online consultation at Kimberly@knottinghillinteriors.com

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· Home renovation Myrtle Beach

· Luxury green interior design Myrtle Beach

· Green interior design Myrtle Beach

· Family-centered interior design

· Condo furnishings

· Beach condos

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Interior Design: Ideas for a Great Dining Room (Part 1) - ROUND TABLES

Whenever a space allows, one of my favorite dining room components to incorporate for my interior design clients is a round table. In fact, I actually have a round table in my own dining room, and it truly is the anchor of the space!  But I love my round table for more than aesthetic reasons. Actually, the reason I love it most is because it allows me to feel connected with everyone seated at the table. All of the diners are able to easily converse and see one another.  As you may have experienced, that task can often be quite daunting at a longer table. Of course, not every space has the correct dimensions to easily accommodate a round table. My dining room happens to be square, which provides the easiest scenario for accommodating a round table. (However, on the flip side, my room’s square dimensions have made it extremely difficult to find a rug that works!)  Whatever your dining room’s shape and size, a good interior designer can help you evaluate all of your possibilities and decide on the best option.

And in case you were wondering… Yes, a round table CAN accommodate just as many diners as a rectangular or oval table.  Mine seats up to fourteen!

Below are a few photos of round dining tables for you to enjoy. What do YOU think about them? Would you like to have a round table in YOUR dining room? Why or why not? Leave me a comment with your thoughts and ideas!

round dining table

Photo from Furniture Luxury

round dining table

Photo from Veranda

round dining table

Photo from Decor Pad

round dining table

Photo from The Style Saloniste

round dining table

Photo from Better Homes & Gardens

And the rest of the photos were featured in from House Beautiful….

round dining table

round dining table

round dining table

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If you would like help making YOUR home even more fabulous – or if you would like to incorporate a round table into your home! – contact me for an online or in-home consultation at Kimberly@Knottinghillinteriors.com

Now, go have an “It’s so Fabulous!” day!

 

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5 comments to Interior Design: Ideas for a Great Dining Room (Part 1) – ROUND TABLES

  • Great post and coming from someone that has had a round dining table for 15 years I am DONE DONE DONE! You can’t do anything cool down the middle in terms of decorating and tablescapes, there is nothing you can do but plop something in the middle of the table!! I have coveted all these rectangular dining tables for years because of the endless ways you can decorate them for dinner parties, special occasions,etc. So I vote Nay!!

    Hmmm.. that’s a good yay or nay post, I should do one (and I’ll link to this, beautiful rooms).
    xoxo
    maria

  • Excellent method of describing, and enjoyable piece of writing to take data regarding my presentation subject, which I am going to deliver soon in my school.

  • As a professional home decorator I must say I found this to be an excellent and very useful article. Looking forward to reading more.

  • Cain

    I couldn’t agree more. This is indeed an excellent article! However, the round table photos are even better and my favorite designs are the glass topped models. It would certainly be a delight to furnish my living room with one of those!

    • Kimberly Grigg

      Thank you, Cain! Very grateful for your thoughts and I look forward to hearing more from you on this blog in the future!

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T.G.I.F. 'Thank Goodness It's So Fabulous!'... On Sunday!

THIS FABULOUS WEEK-END, I HAVE FOUND…..
COASTAL DELIGHTS!

Most of you probably know by now that I write a Fabulous Friday post most weeks. However, there were some “technical difficulties” with my blogging  program this week, so I was not able to get it posted until today.
Sooooo…. HAPPY SUNDAY, READERS!

“It’s So Fabulous!” BEACH HOUSE Pick of the Week:

This Newport Beach, California home charmingly blends soothing neutrals, bright whites, and vibrant tropicals to create an understated coastal vibe.  Photos from MSN Real Estate.

newport beach house
The yellow front door and striking, white flamingo are the perfect introduction to the interiors of this lovely coastal home!
newport beach house
The living room is a bountiful blend of beautiful colors!
newport beach house
This bold, oversized fabric, accented by the black-and-white parrot photo are lovely examples of beachy chic!
newport beach house
I love the fabrics chosen for this casual, yet polished, dining room space.
newport beach house
This bathroom with its outdoor courtyard is nothing short of fabulous!

newport beach house
The master bedroom boasts a touch of serenity and a splash of tropical color.
newport beach house
Following the color scheme of the rest of the house is this vibrant girls bedroom.
newport beach house
The overscaled Tiki Hut wall art is all that is needed in this space to provide the coastal feel!

“Its’s So Fabulous!”  BEACH ACCESSORY  of the Week:

Coastal-inspired mirrors always add a unique touch to any room, even in spaces that  are not completely “Beachy” in theme.

 

Starfish Mirror

This mirror is one of my favorites! It is so chic and elegant with its delicate sea life and monochromatic color! Photo from Belle Maison.

Katie Currie - nautical mirror

This mirror was photographed in Katie Currie's Hamptons home. Its subtle color differences and various textures draw your eye above the fireplace.

Driftwood mirror

Driftwood is such a beautiful and unique choice to accent a mirror!

Where could you incorporate a coastal mirror into you own home decor?

“It’s So Fabulous!” BEACHY DIY PROJECT of the Week:

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE YOUR OWN DRIFTWOOD MIRROR LIKE THE ONE PICTURED BELOW…. FOR ONLY A FEW DOLLARS?


driftwood mirror
 

 

driftwood mirror
To learn how to make this lovely driftwood mirror, click this link to A LA MODE for step-by-step instructions.
HERE ARE THE SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED TO GET STARTED:
  • Wooden base from Home-Depot (17inches) $16.99
  • Mirror from Michael’s (14inch) $7.99
  • Finish nails/ nail gun
  • Two inch section routed around base
  • Mirror glue from Home-Depot (liquid nails)
  • Mounting bracket’s in back of mirror
LET ME KNOW IF YOU END UP MAKING ONE OF YOUR OWN! I WOULD LOVE TO SEE PHOTOS!

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” SUNDAY!

If you would like helping making your home even more fabulous, contact me for an in-house or online consultation at Kimberly@knottinghillinteriors.com

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