Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pastel Palette

I was inspired by the Easter season to do a story on pastels, enjoy!

*** WARNING *** 
The following picture may burn your eyes! Brace yourself for... pastel circa 1987.

This is what comes to mind when I think Pastels. It's the horrid 1987 sea of ugly. I know at one point it was the "in thing" but so was over shag carpet you had to rake to clean, sometimes finding a surprise! 

Well readers....surprise! You can use pastels in a very successful way in the year 2011! Pastel is another way of saying soft and delicate. It is a pale form of a more vibrant color. Let's see some of the items we have at IBB Design Fine Furnishing that uses a Pastel Palette:

(1) Vanguard Furniture: sleek and savvy light grey sectional with blue flecks in the fabric. (2) Paragon Picture: Pink Peony picture, has a matching Pink Rose picture. (3) Legacy Home: Geometric soft coral pillow. Legacy offers complete custom bedding sets. (4) Sherrill Select Occasional:  clean lined cocktail table. It can be customized with over 40 finishes. (5) The French Bee Floral: beautiful botanicals.
These room vignettes and more are at IBB Design right now!
Be sure to come and check them out: 5798 Genesis Court, Frisco, TX 75034

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

IBB Design's Look Book

IBB Design offers an array of Fine Furnishing that are perfect for your home and with High Point furniture market ending a few weeks ago, we now have a lot to show you! Take a look inside the NEW IBB Design Fine Furnishing has to offer:
Left: Vanguard Furniture's feature designer Annie Selke has a fabulous bed new at IBB Design. This chic new bed will look fantastic in your room. Right: John Richard always delivers! This twelve drawer eglomise chest puts a sparkle in any space. 

Left: Sherrill Furniture shows off a more contemporary ogee pattern laid across a more traditional style wingback. Right: Nothing says luxury like Hancock & Moore leather. This retro chesterfield sofa is the pinnacle of style. 

Left: Hickory Chair is known for their customization of many products. Above is their hugely popular made-2-measure Milo series. You can get them as a table, cocktail table, side table, pedestal and more! Right: Outdoor furniture in good quality is hard to find. Come it IBB and check out Century Furniture's high fashion outdoor line.

Be sure to give me a call for more information: 214.618.6636

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Light Up Your Life!!!

Lamps. Lamps. Lamps. You have floor lamps, table lamps, buffet lamps and torchieres are just the tip of the iceberg and within each category you have; traditional, contemporary, mid-century, modern, hollywood glam and the list can grow.

Well, which is the right lamp for you? Which lamp fits your space just right? The answer is that there are many lamps that look great in your space, you have to choose which one you like!
Enough about which lamp you need, let's find out what a lamp can do for your space.

Lamps can add drama! Many times when you float your sofa, this is when your sofa is not against wall, you can add a layer of dimension with a sofa table. On top of the sofa table you can add a pair of lamps. This draws your eye up into the space and gives your a spark of excitement.

Toned down white lamps can be a subtle sparkle in your room.  A White, off white, mirrored or natural lamp gives your space a light and airy feel. Perfect for your "spa retreat" to your bedroom! 
Be sure to light up your life by heading over to IBB Design Fine Furnishing. All Lamps are now marked at 30% off for the summer!!! 

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Mirror Mirror on the Wall...

"Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile." - Unknown

A personal belief of mine is that every room needs of touch of mirror! It can be represented in a piece of furniture, accessory or on the wall. Mirrors have the ability to transform a space. They are extremely diverse. Mirrors add color, texture, pattern, depth, dimension and a touch of glam to your space.

In smaller rooms, a mirror can trick your mind into believing your area is bigger than it actually is by bouncing light around. This leaves your room  expanded and feeling breathable!
Pictured are mirrors IBB Design Fine Furnishing has for you to take home and try today! Be sure to stop in and see where you can add a touch of glam! Featured Mirrors from John Richard, Century and Uttermost.

Left: Veranda Magazine Cover featuring a beautiful mirror over a console table, filling the room with light and depth. Right: IBB Design John Richard mirrored tables, reflecting color and pattern!

I leave you with one final question... Who's the fairest of them all? I'll leave that up for you to decide.

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

This is NOT your Grandma's House!

If your grandma is anything like mine, when you walk through her doors your senses are instantly stimulated. The air is filled with the aroma of perfume and fresh baked cookies, you hear the tea pot singing as the water becomes ready, and your eyes see the 1970's wallpaper that has fallen out of favor, tired old matching over patterned sofa and chairs, and mustard colors Tupperware ...this must be grandma's house!

The stigma of grandma's house over time flowed over into this being what a "Traditional Home" consists of.... not anymore folks!

Here is one example here at IBB that celebrates a traditional style I now call "Today's Traditional!"

This Henredon H0608 sofa has the Charisma to carry your traditional space from old to bold. The fantastic green velvety fabric on the body embraces the traditional color without throwing over it a dated pattern. Offset this with a rich gold throw pillow and an accented purple striped pillow and you can't say no to it!

Give me the Detail :  Sizzling scalloped back, track arm, simple sleek java wood tones and box edge cushions.

A great match for this sofa and an equally bold set of slipper chairs. These are also from Henredon and will take your breath away. The June slipper chair features the same, rich gold, fabric as the Charisma's accent pillow; tying the room perfectly together.

Give me the Detail :  Extremely exquisite "X" shaped pattern of Oil rubbed bronze nail head detail down the back, sleek exposed java wood trim and an attached back!

When you put these fun "Today's Traditional" elements together in a room, add a few accent pieces and accessories you can have a fabulous new look while staying true to your style!
Come and check these out in person or pick out something else at IBB Design Fine Furnishing! Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Welcome to Design & Dash!

Dashing Design is a new addition to the Design World that will feature the
New & Now of what IBB Design Fine Furnishing has to offer! Each week
I, Kevin Wild, will be featuring items that appear on the IBB Design showroom floor.

Get ready for a weekly dose of funky & fun as you enjoy what IBB Design Fine Furnishing has to offer.

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Tomorrow I will be kicking things off with my freshman
segment featuring one of my personal favorites...“Today’s Traditional!