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I am Nancy Wildermuth, Owner and Founder of Intentional Designs, Inc. Whatever your requirements are, Intentional Designs remains committed to exceeding your design vision with professional and courteous care. Located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, I have over a decade of experience, offering Innovative Interior Design/Decoration coupled with full product lines for every space and point of view. Intentional Designs may be new to you; however, have confidence that ID carefully designs each project based upon individual needs, selecting vendors with the highest degree of integrity, quality, style and reputation. ID offers Interior Design Services and products for Residential use. As an Allied ASID Member or the Philadelphia East Chapter, I am currently the Chairperson for the Interior Design Awards, to be held in May 2013. Prior to that I volunteered with the IDA 2011 committee.

Pantone Color Report Spring 2015

Pantone Color Report Spring 2015 for fashion was introduced in September to coincide with NY Fashion Week.

    Since home fashion follows runway fashion … how will you incorporate these colors into your home … or will you?


Color Trends for 2015.  Pantone Color Report 2015
Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2015.

From www.pantone.com
http://www.pantone.com/pages/fcr/?season=spring&year=2015&from=hpfeatures
“Many feel compelled to be connected around the clock because we are afraid
we’ll miss something important. There is a growing movement to step out and
create ‘quiet zones’ to disconnect from technology and unwind, giving ourselves
time to stop and be still,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the
Pantone Color Institute®. “Color choices follow the same minimalistic, ‘en plein
air’ theme, taking a cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically
manipulated. Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing
escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.”

Visit Pantone for their list of the Top 10 Women’s Colors for Spring/Summer 2015 at
http://www.pantone.com/pages/fcr/?season=spring&year=2015&pid=3

2015 Color Trends. Pantone's Color Report Spring 2015
2015 Color Trends. Pantone’s Color Report Spring 2015

The message for me is color + confidence, beautiful combinations of serene and bold, warm and cool combined with neutrals, all together brimming with clarity, calmness and joy.

    In the marketplace color and pattern abounds! If you haven’t been bit by the color bug just wait … there comes a point when you simply can’t resist.

If the color doesn’t get you the fresh modern patterns with global influences or solid textures just may. Designers have delivered new upbeat florals, geometric prints + animal prints in an array of colors plus beautiful textured solids and fresh takes on plaids + houndstooth patterns.

www.fabricut.com

Isabelle De Borchgrave - For Fabricut

Isabelle De Borchgrave – For Fabricut

    I absolutely love the sophisticated breath of these modern serene yet powerful colors full of simple pleasures for the soul.

For the home, I think The Pantone Spring 2015 color palette is a most welcome accent to the existing abundance of neutral color schemes and furnishings.

    Find your way to introduce a little or a lot of color into your space, be fearless or at least push yourself up one notch and see where it takes you.

Add a vignette as pictured above in a warm-toned palette or a backdrop of colorful window treatments to enhance your upholstery or a little paint to get things started.

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-ca/paint-color/breathoffreshair

I recently painted my powder room in Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air, I absolutely love the color it’s fresh, modern and fun. I paired the rest of the room in tones of gray, black and whites, a gray vanity with a white top, a mirror in gray and cream, artwork in black and white and a window treatment that marries the paint color. Definitely drabbbbb to fab!

home interior color trends
Breath of Fresh Air, Benjamin Moore

Which are your favorite colors from the palette???

Enjoy your week ahead … make a great one!
be happy + be comfortable in your home ~ nancy

Traditional Home 25th Anniversary

Traditional Home 25th Anniversary Celebration!

I think I’ve always had a subscription to Traditional Home Magazine. I seem to have subscriptions to most decorating magazines … but I do love spending time relaxing and flipping through the pages of beautiful publications learning as I read about the designs.

Check out Traditional Home Magazine they have collected “25 Years of Beautiful” Rooms for us to visit. It’s really fun to see how things have changed or maybe not …

    I’ve pulled out a few of my favorites from over the years which are your favorites???

I love this living room below from the October 2012 issue.
They had me at gray + white …
Classic + modern.
Beautiful architectural details + rich design elements create an understated chic comfortable space.

http://www.traditionalhome.com/design/25-years-beautiful-living-rooms?page=24

Traditional Home Magazine 25 Years
From www.traditionalhome.com Louise Brooks’s Elegant Living Room. Photo Credit: Tria Giovan, Interior Design: Lynn Morgan, Architectural Design: Louise Brooks.

A classic Black and White Bedroom from May 1999.
Simple, elegant and timeless.

http://www.traditionalhome.com/design/bedrooms/25-years-beautiful-bedrooms?page=11

Traditional Home 25th Anniversary
From www.traditionalhome.com. Black-and-White Bedroom. Designer: John Barman. Photo Credit: Jeff McNamara.

A “Summer Inspired Dining Room” from the July 2008 Issue.
I love anything with hydrangea’s, especially a hydrangea beach inspired room!
The elements of this room speak cottage on Cape Cod, casual with a touch of formality without falling into theme decorating.

http://www.traditionalhome.com/design/25-years-beautiful-dining-rooms?page=20

Traditional Home 25th Anniversary
From www.traditionalhome.com. Summer-Inspired Dining Room. Photo Credit: Bruce Buck. Interior Design: Mary Foley and Michael Cox. Architect: Douglas Dick.

Happy Friday!! The weekend is here ~ enjoy!!
Thanks for sharing your week with me …
and as always have a wonderful weekend ~ Nancy

be happy + be comfortable in your home

Navy Leading Home Color Trend

Navy leading home color trend for accessories, furnishings, wall color, flooring just about anything anywhere!

According to a report on Color from PantoneView.com August 2014, Navy is leading the note in interior settings for both product and furnishing choices.

Navy can be …

Your paint color …

http://inspiration.farrow-ball.com

Navy Leading Home Trend Color
Hague Blue-30
Farrow and Ball

Accessories …
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/blossom-garden-seat/?pkey=cgarden-seats&cm_src=garden-seats||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_–_-

Navy Leading Home Trend Color
from www.wshome.com. Navy accessories.

Flooring …
http://www.flor.com/made-you-look-2-chevron-indigo-10-x-12.html

FLOR modular carpet tiles, Made You Look SU13V FLORug
FLOR modular carpet tiles, Made You Look SU13V FLORug

Upholstery …

choosing home accessories
From Coastal Home
Interior Designer Lynn Morgan, Rowayton, CT.
Photo: Annie Schlechter; Stylist: Matthew Gleason

Cabinetry …

Blue Kitchen Cabinets
HGTV Smart Home 2014, Kitchen. Designer Linda Woodrum. Credit: Eric Perry.
    I tend to gravitate towards all shades of navy from deep indigo to bright navy.
    I have hints of navy scattered around my house from accessories to china. Most recently I designed window treatments in the pattern below with a tangerine accent just for fun, I’ll post a picture once I install them.

www.kravet.com

Navy Fabric
Arta Fabric from Kravet in Indigo.

    It’s common to hear designers suggest adding a touch of black to every room, I think the same is true about navy. Adding a little navy always seems to be a welcome sophisticated addition.

    Navy or deep blue tones remind me of a pair of jeans, well-loved and familiar. Probably most of us have a connection with navy from the classic navy blazer or a pair of jeans to natures deep blue ocean and starry nights.

Cinque Terre, Italy. The Ligurian Sea, which is actually a part of the Mediterranean Sea was the most breathtaking bright navy water I have ever seen, just amazing.

Cinque Terre, Monterosso Italy, view from our room
Cinque Terre, Monterosso Italy, view from our room

A favorite blue paint color of mine is Lucerne AF-530 from Benjamin Moore. I just love the rich bright lively nature of this color.

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-ca/paint-color/lucerne

    I just love this boys room below, the Madras patterned quilt provided a fun colorful jumping off point to add color and personality to the room. The accent wall is painted using Lucerne AF530, it works perfectly with the Madras patterned quilt.
Painting Accent Walls. intentionaldesigns.com
After Boys Bedroom, by Intentional Designs, Photo by dreams come true productions. Paint Benjamin Moore Lucerne AF-530 and Natural Wicker OC-1.

Enjoy you’re Wednesday … the weekend is just around the corner!
be happy + be comfortable in your home ~ nancy

Celebrity Home Design

Happy Monday!! Hope everyone is having a great day!

Celebrity Home Design highlighting Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s summer home designed for “comfort” in Bridgehampton NY.

Personal style abounds from their comfortably stylish home in Bridgehampton. Designed by long time friend Eric Hughes their goal was “comfort, comfort, comfort”.

http://www.elledecor.com/celebrity-style/the-comfort-factor#slide-2

Celebrity Home Design
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick “The Comfort Factor” from www.elledecor.com by Stacie Stukin Photography by William Waldron.

Enjoy this beautiful home beaming with personal style, ease and comfort.

My take away is the use of white ~ notice how white is a key player in each of the rooms.

    The white backdrop allows this seating area to create a moment within the space.

http://www.elledecor.com/celebrity-style/the-comfort-factor#slide-5

Celebrity Home Design
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick “The Comfort Factor” from www.elledecor.com by Stacie Stukin Photography by William Waldron.

    In the Kitchen the bold red cabinetry pops against the white walls and black + white floor.

http://www.elledecor.com/celebrity-style/the-comfort-factor#slide-9

Celebrity Home Design
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick “The Comfort Factor” from www.elledecor.com by Stacie Stukin Photography by William Waldron.

    In the Dining room I love the black + white scheme carefully designed but at the same time carefree and easy in spirit all centered around a custom table and an amazing turquoise chandelier. I love the touches of kelly green too.

I think this is a great idea! A miss-matched set of chairs painted all black with black upholstered slip seats. So brilliant, just love it.

http://www.elledecor.com/celebrity-style/the-comfort-factor#slide-10

Celebrity Home Design
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick “The Comfort Factor” from www.elledecor.com by Stacie Stukin Photography by William Waldron.

    In this Guest Room, white soothes the space and at the same time supports the colorful fabrics and accessories.

http://www.elledecor.com/celebrity-style/the-comfort-factor#slide-15

Celebrity Home Design
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick “The Comfort Factor” from www.elledecor.com by Stacie Stukin Photography by William Waldron.

Enjoy your day … make it a great week!
be happy + be comfortable in your home ~ Nancy

2015/16 Color Palettes

It’s Friday … hope you all have a great day!

Pantone 2015/16 Color Palettes …
remember~ home fashion follows runway fashion.
Here we see a new player but an old favorite updated and fresh … Olive.

Below are newly released color palettes from The Pantone Color Institute for 2015/16.
http://www.pantone.com/pci/pages/index.aspx?pg=21148#team-section

Global Color
From Pantone Color Institute. Color Trends for 2015/2016.

The Two Collections above, described by Pantone ~

    Foggy
    “Foggy pinks mix and mingle with warm greys. A touch of metallic adds shine and contrast”
    Blurred
    “Dreamy celadons blur with ochres and pale olive for an earthy mix of transient hues.”

Grey is still a strong player in the Foggy palette, from pale gray to deep graphite.
While olive is the clear cornerstone within the Blurred palette.

These two deep rich tones support the new dreamy rich and complex hues of pink, celadon and ochre.

The earthy sophisticated tones of olive create a subtle richness for other colors to take center stage.

Below is the Ralph Lauren RTW Runway for Spring 2015. Visit the link below for the full show it will take your breath away.

http://www.wwd.com/runway/spring-ready-to-wear-2015/review/ralph-lauren/slideshow?src=facebook#/slideshow/article/7902486/7902582

2015/16 Color Trends
From WWD.com Ralph Lauren RTW Spring 2015, 2015/16 Color Trends

How will you incorporate Olive tones into your home??? Or will you??
I’ll leave you with this accent chair from a post of mine earlier this year.

FEBRUARY'S MOST-WANTED HOME FURNISHINGS AND ACCESSORIES. Councill’s Palladian chair in lush citrine velvet. AD editors select their must-have items, from simple pleasures to ultimate luxuries. Architectural Digest. Text by Stephanie Schomer | Produced by Parker Bowie Larson | Photography by Geoffrey Sokol.
FEBRUARY’S MOST-WANTED HOME FURNISHINGS AND ACCESSORIES.
Councill’s Palladian chair in lush citrine velvet.
AD editors select their must-have items, from simple pleasures to ultimate luxuries.
Architectural Digest. Text by Stephanie Schomer | Produced by Parker Bowie Larson | Photography by Geoffrey Sokol.

Thanks for sharing your week with me,
And as always, have a wonderful weekend!
be happy + be comfortable in your home ~ nancy

Trend Watch: White Home Accessories

Hi! Hope everyone is having a great week!

Trend Watch: White Home Accessories.

Home Accessories in white are popping up all over the place from bedding + window treatments to upholstered pieces, white accessories are so versatile a perfect compliment to most any room.

Create dimension and depth to a space by layering different shapes, shades and textures of white.

    The photo below showcases a white kitchen with white accessories complete with white slipcovered chairs, love it!

    White provides the backdrop for other pieces to pop such as the turquoise collection of serving pieces, napkins and accessories.
Trend Watch:  White Home Accessories
White Accessories for a kitchen from table top to decorative accessories.

http://www.bhg.com/decorating/color/neutrals/decorating-with-white/

White Linens are used in most Hotels Guest Rooms which make the room feel bright, clean and welcoming.

    Below is an inspirational photo from The Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia. The Guest Room is brimming with color, pattern and an array of finishes, but the white bedding is simple, clean and a welcoming addition creating a focal point as your eye has a place to rest among the bold color and pattern. You can use this same principle in your home.

Trend Watch: White Home Accessories
Guest Room from the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia, PA

http://www.monaco-philadelphia.com/hotel/index.html

White accessories and furnishings are popping up all over the place. White has a cleansing nature and crisp feel when paired with neutral palettes and natural linen fabrics.

    The Room below is a great example of how a bit of white perks up a soothing palette of linen fabrics and earth toned wall color.

    Just these touches of white keep your eye moving around the room from the window treatments to the lamp shade + coral accessories to the built-in bookcase accessories up to the crown moldings then back down to the cocktail table with white flowers + and a selections of white accessories then over to the sofa with a touch of white in the accent pillows.

Trend Watch: White Home Accessories
from www.bhg.com. Decorating with white accessories with neutral linen fabrics.

http://www.bhg.com/decorating/color/neutrals/house-tour–decorating-with-neutrals/#page=1

Have a great day!
be happy + be comfortable in your home ~ nancy

Color Trend Watch: White

It’s Monday, hope everyone had a great weekend!

Color Trend Watch: White

The psychology of color: White.
http://psychology.about.com/od/sensationandperception/a/color_white.htm
“White is not an absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red and definite as black” according to the about.com website above.

I agree, I think white is as bold a color choice as red or black.
How to use white in our homes ~
paint, upholstery, accessories, cabinetry, tile, flooring, solid surfaces and the list goes on.

White upholstery pieces will give you the opportunity to explore colorful paint options.

Trend Color Watch: White
White upholstery pieces with a colorful painted wall. Benjamin Moore: Fruit Shake 2088-60

On the flip side white-painted walls provide a clean palette to freely add color.

Benjamin Moore Accent Wall in Royal Flush 2076-20
Benjamin Moore Accent Wall in Royal Flush 2076-20

White can be the unifying color flow in your home.

Trend Color Watch White
Color Flow with White. Benjamin Moore

Or White can be the color in your home.

Inspiring white room design ideas
From Traditional Home.
Family Room.
At Home with Bill and Giuliana Rancic
Tour Bill and Giuliana Rancic’s newly built Los Angeles home
Written and produced by Krissa Rossbund

White paint colors …

White is defined by so many different shades and hues, which one is right for you?

I’ve just finished painting my kitchen in Benjamin Moore Capitol White with Benjamin Moore Super White Trim. I am kind of obsessed with the Williamsburg Color Collection by Benjamin Moore, the colors are so rich and full. I like to specify the Aura Matte Interior finish, it goes on like a dream and in most cases covers nicely in one coat.
http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/williamsburg-color-collection

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-ca/paint-color/capitolwhite

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-ca/paint-color/pm1

Just some food for thought on a Monday! Enjoy your day!!
be happy + be comfortable in your home ~ nancy