Creating the perfect closet is not an easy task

Monday, April 6th, 2015

The walk-in closet is a personal haven, as far as we [shopaholics] are concerned because it offers an opportunity to express our inner self and highlight our most coveted possessions, including shoes, bags, belts and off course the clothes…here are a few tips of how to create that perfect oasis of fashion and fantasy that says everything to, and about us!!!!

Spacing – in order to see your Chloe from your Chanel, allow a minimum of an inch of hanging space between dress, skirt or blouse.  Make sure that all items hanging together are of similar scales, and keep bulkier items in a different.

Tecnopolis collection from Presotto

Tecnopolis collection from Presotto

Displaying – dedicated sections of the dressing room should be spatially matched with quantities of handbags, hats and shoes desired to be displayed.  Smaller accessories like a collection of sunglasses, watches or jewelry should be adequately showcased, perhaps using a centered island.

Grouping – clothes should be arranged according to a particular look or routine.  Separating workout from work outfits will result in efficiency and will minimize chaos.   Undergarments should be stored neatly and grouped in matching sets for quick decision making.

Pratico collection by Zanette

Pratico collection by Zanette

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The 60-30-10 color rule

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

If, en route to achieving a striking interior, painting an entire space in a bright or powerful color is not your cup of tea, then the classic “60-30-10” color rule will help to incorporate a vivid palette in an impactful and harmonious way with tasteful balance between bold and subtle colors.  The rule trickles down to simple color strategies that suggest the following proportions:

  • 60% of a dominant color
  • 30% of a secondary color
  • 10% of an accent color

Here are some examples…

interior design displaying the 60-30-10 color rule

In this stunning modern living room, grey/black palette represents 60% of the interior color as it is incorporated into the floor, walls and some of the geometrically patterned rug; white is 30% as it is the color of Bonaldo’s very large Cove sectional sofa and Foscarini’s Supernova ceiling pendant; turquoise is 10% being present in the form of a throw and accent pillows.

dining room with 60-30-10 color rule on display

In this eclectically designed contemporary dining room, white (in the form of walls, floors, ceiling and drapes) denotes 60% of the colors scheme followed by 30% of a warm walnut wood tone (as seen on Tonin Casa’s Manhattan table and Granada sideboard) and completed by 10% of the striking cherry red color embodied by the Vivienne dining chairs.