Hello Room, what do you have to offer?

Retreatfull spaces can simply be started with having a conversation with a room. This is what us designers do when we walk into a space, looking at the potentical, seeing the flaws and enbracing them to inspire an amazing place to dwell in.......a home. 

Today this Mood-board design was created simply by selecting a wallpaper and a Blue Sofa, then continuing by building a space to enhance the design elements of a neutral brown oil rubbed hardwood floor. Not too worry dark wallpaper does work when shared with  large windows, that will be dressed in faux blue satin drapery. - I know too delish! But the outcome can be found here.........

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A conversation plus design elements equals a collaboration. 

Design4Life and Real Living with Jacqueline at Rampant RED Design 

 

Does your space need to be found? Does it have potential........then let me have that conversation with your space and make it happen. Simply email me.....jacqueline@rampantreddeisgn.com  services include in person consults and eDesign. 

 

RUN!

WARNING!!!!!!

Art Sale in Progress  

Hazen Horses, on canvas

Hazen Horses, on canvas

It's not time to 'horse around', excuse the pun! But its really time to take a hard look your  the wall space, cluttered or vacant. With the thoughts of hmmmmm its time to mix it up again or start something a new. 

Why not? This is the time of year we retreat indoors, either to watch all the shows we saved as we were way too busy to sit inside compromising missing out on amazing weather outside. Or we are retreating inside to read, sip scotches and relax in warm spaces.....maybe even fireside. Oh how divine!  The love of winter is pure magic that  can be created with any style and space in your home. But hey, lets not get too far off my topic! Its about dressing your space with art you love and you can easily achieve this now with so many options from my SHOP. I know, crazy right! Picture your walls with a canvas or art print from a wide variety of not just animals, but maps, technical drawings, whimsy, and of course a few select vintage sign photographs. Plus hello, FREE SHIPPING! 

Cain, photography print    Perfect for the kitchen or dining room..........visit the SHOP for more conversation pieces like this. 

Cain, photography print

Perfect for the kitchen or dining room..........visit the SHOP for more conversation pieces like this. 

Biddle, canvas or print. 

Biddle, canvas or print. 

So don't just sit there, pop in and find something amazing for your space as you retreat indoors.

Cheers,  Jacqueline - Rampant RED Design

Need help finding something? Need help with that Design Plan? Don't fret, just send me an email.....jacqueline@rampantreddesign.com and lets get it started. Remember I am that designer that listens to your needs guiding you to that perfect space to call HOME. Real Design for Real Living. 

***The above art peices can be found in the SHOP. 

 

Building

When BUILDING  a space its important to focus your thoughts on  how the space will harmonize with the objects that will dwell in it. The first task is to start compiling what you love in images from furniture to colour. As you put more energy into the task you will see easily what you gravitate to. Each space should have a key piece or textile that pulls the space together. I know sounds easy but its actually quite an art. We can all easily start pinning and filing images we like but putting it into your personal space is another story! But don't give up.....compile your love story and then seek professional Designer assistance to coordinate and finish  what you want to tell. 

To give you an idea, say you are BUILDING  a bedroom. The focus point will be the bed! So you start here and build a story with accents around it.  This includes other furniture, such as a accent chair, dresser and of course lighting. Here I have selected a strong bed, a contemporary accent chair and a key piece dresser. For lighting I have selected two pendants in place of side lamps! These items have now created the base for the build,  and  when you work with a designer, they can take it to the next level.....edit and finesse. Which will create function, harmony and mood..........a completed Build story. 

Here is a sample build to get you inspired.......

Center Bed 

Center Bed 

                   

Woodoft Area Rug

Woodoft Area Rug

Coachella Chair 

Coachella Chair 

Manitou Dresser 

Manitou Dresser 

Leonas Bedside table 

Leonas Bedside table 

Leicester Pendant Light 

Leicester Pendant Light 

I hope this has got you thinking as to your own build, and starting your own story.  When its time to edit the Build  contact me,  your Designer  to complete the story. 

All items selected were from the SHOP tab right here at Rampant Red Design. 

Cheers, 

Jacqueline 

 

 

#Tile Tuesday

Here are two of my favorite tile sources.......Fireclay  and Gemstone Tile makers. Both make handmade tiles and are equally stunning in there own way. Gemstone uses precious stones to create there tiles and Fireclay uses natural elements to create new and classic tiles. 

Today on my 'Talk it Up' Tuesday Facebook 'chat- in',  I spoke of the Greens as a kick off to March. Seems fitting enough! I also spoke about two of my favorite Greens at the moment, Guildford Green by Benjamin Moore (also the colour for 2015 by them) and Asparagus Green by Behr one of my 'go to' designer colours. Check it out if you missed it today, it sure to inspire you. 

Also my latest #Design creation again inspired by a wallpaper, 'Green Brocade' by Jonathan Adler. 

The Green Dining Lounge see more of my designs at  Olioboard

The Green Dining Lounge see more of my designs at Olioboard

Here are my two Greens for #Tile Tuesday.........

Mohave Green by Gemstone Tile and Stone.....Delish!    

Mohave Green by Gemstone Tile and Stone.....Delish! 

 

Isfahan by Fireclay Tile    

Isfahan by Fireclay Tile 

 

Persian Star by Fireclay Tile 

Persian Star by Fireclay Tile 

Have a wonderful Tuesday! Remember if you should have  a need for a Designer Consult for your home please contact me, YOUR expert Designer to help your bring YOUR  Style Savvy to your home today.  

Cheers! 

Rampant Red, xox 

Wallpaper Factuals & Beauty

Rampant Red's Shared Thoughts on.............

The Wallpaper Book by Genevieve Brunet 

Published 2012 Thomas & Hudson in London

Published 2012 Thomas & Hudson in London

It seems fitting that I open my review with a quote from Genevieve Brunet, as it speaks to why wallpaper and how it really it not just as I describe dressing on the wall, but it has a deeper foundation in our daily living space and that of the designer palette. Genevieve says, ".........proved extraordinary creative medium, a forum of decoration that bridges the spaces between art, craftsmanship, and industry. It changing textures, colours and motifs have not been chance developments; even before the advent of modern design studios wallpaper was already foreshadowing social change, embracing new technology and anticipating fashion."

 

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The Wallpaper Book is one I have now checked out of my local library on more than two occasions, and each time I learn something new as I open at whim reading forward and back through the text and studying the pattern papers. The book begins with the history of wallpaper and how the explorations  of the Silk Road China silks murals inspired so many early wallpapers. Not only then but continues today as wallpaper is continually influenced by our society then translated into art and design, covering all time periods from wars to times of pop culture followed by many influences of today captured in paper.....wallpaper! The Wallpaper book covers the  patterns of some of the greats such as William Morris, Andy Warhol, and  Vivienne Westwood and new designs of Veaemsch like 'RoundezVouz'. I think this is why I too am drawn to wallpaper, with my art background its the canvas spread on an entire wall - its amazing! Like art wallpaper will not just going bring colour and pattern to a house it will also make a  statement that works for country, modern, traditional, contemporary and transitional design styles. Reading this book will give you insight to wallpaper, and I am sure you will look at it differently and possibly be bold enough to dress a wall or two! 

Vivenne Westwood

Vivenne Westwood

William Morris 

William Morris 

Viaemsch 'Roundez Vouz'

Viaemsch 'Roundez Vouz'

We all have bucket lists of places to travel, and in reading The Wallpaper Book I have learned of the Musee du Papier Peint or Museum of Wallpaper in Rixheim France. This is designer must visit when touring  France, as it not only houses machinery and papers dating back to the 17th century - it has permanent wallpaper collections. It must be an amazing palette of colour to dwell in! 

Musee du Papier Peint, France. 

Musee du Papier Peint, France. 

This book is truly a designers dream to look at, its compilation covering the beginning of wallpaper through to the colour and patterns galore of  today. Accompanied by over 200 illustrations I have enjoyed reading this book over a cup of coffee, and in the evening perusing articles defining the wallpapers over a glass of wine. If you are like me, I look for go to and real books of reference in my home design studio office.....this is one for the shelf! I would rate this book 10 out of 10. I can easily see The Wallpaper Book inspiring your design projects, as I can in mine. Even if  you are not a designer, but an enthusiast it makes the most delish coffee table book......so yes I am looking at ordering a copy!   Also note that it is a fantastic reference and resource tool  with its noted wallpaper collections,  bonus of directory that  includes designer contact information and website of wallpaper houses. 

I want to close this review quoting Genevieve Burnet, "We may fall in and out of love with wallpapers as the decades roll by, but somehow the affair never truly ends"

I couldn't have said it better myself.........#myloveaffaircontinues

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Cheers Dharlings your Design Expert, 

Photos from The Wallpaper Book 

Top Jonathan Adler #PINKs

Jonathan Adler is known  first his pottery and then as a designer that continues to delight us in  pattern and bold colours,in a variety of mediums. Recently Jonathan Adler collaberated with Formica and has created a collection for them too. Oh yes and he is  also an author!  Jonathan Adler is one of my favourite designer and artsits and therefore as I continue to search out the different #Pinks for the month I wanted to share my Adler favourites. As truth be known that most of my designs are inspired by wallpaper or a textile as a starting point. If you look through my previous works you will see that Mr. Adler has inspired a few client spaces.......

Here are my top three, starting with Garland which is a softer side of pink and suitable for any surrounding in any style. This paper will give depth and make the space feel bigger. Then Malmo is this play on pattern with a mix of hot pinks and purple  colours. Again this would be amazing in any space, remember to design outside the box! Think here of a statement entry wall, a poweder room or framed out in a lounge -there is always potential with paper. The last one is just pure fun and whimsy with SUN in pinks. This would be delightful in a kitchen......in a play space or in a workspace that needs energy. Remember pinks inspire creativity and warmth.  ;) 

 

Malmo - hot pinks n' purple 

Malmo - hot pinks n' purple 

Sun - Pink 

Sun - Pink 

Garland - soft pink 

Garland - soft pink 

So embrace the bold and beautiful Pink wallpapers on your wall in true Jonathan Adler style. For information on purchasing wallpaper rolls and other amazing decor items,  please click here.....Jonathan Adler.  

Need help with your space? Maybe focusing your style for wallpaper or have a question about the pinks? Feel free to contact your Design Expert, me

Cheers Dharlings, xox 

For the Love of sharing the Pinks.........

For the Love of sharing the Pinks.........

Agate stone in PINK coaster an Adler decor accent...the perfect perch for you glass! 

Agate stone in PINK coaster an Adler decor accent...the perfect perch for you glass!