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Furniture with Flair

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Will you be going to High Point this coming weekend (April 5 – 10th)?

High Point Market is a great way to see what’s new in great design.

If so, you may want to take a look at Charlotte Moss’ new collection for Century Furniture.

It has stately, traditional and clean-lined, timeless pieces that embody a ‘flair for living’.

It’s fitting that all of the pieces use famous Southern Cities as their namesake, like the New Orleans Dining Chair,

Where French heritage meets Southern hostess”…and designed for comfort to let guests linger around the dining table.

Charlotte ‘attributes her southern heritage as the most significant contributor to her own personal style.

Charlotte Moss New Orleans Century Dining Chair_casartblog Charlotte Moss Baltimore Bunching Century Table_casartblog

The Baton Rouge Bunching Table has modern lines with antique brass capped feet. It can be used in multiples as a practical and decorative accent piece.

A little whimsy can be fun especially when used to exemplify pairings between his and her furniture

This Louisville Chest demonstrates a man is ‘His’ castle.

Charlotte Moss His Louisville Century Chest_casartblog

And a lady might be known for her wardrobe, as seen in the Her Louisville Chest.

Charlotte Moss Her Louisville Century Chest_casartblog

Click here to see the details of the entire line and to see more on the Century website and regarding Charlotte Moss as one of their Icon designers.

We’ve always been so impressed with Charlotte Moss’ style and approach to interior design and what she’s been able to achieve.

You’ll see her work just about anywhere.

Her china was just featured in this month’s Veranda magazine and she’s done tremendous work for multiple worthwhile charities.

 What we value too is her appreciation of how art can influence design.

Veranda garden palette on casartblog

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A Special Post: Do you Love Vincent Van Gogh?

Monday, February 24th, 2014

This is a special post and out of our ordinary way to post but once in a while something comes your way that you feel compelled to mention and since we love Vincent Van Gogh, we thought you’d want to know.

The Loving Vincent Van Gogh project on Kickstarter is worth your attention — if you love Van Gogh’s paintings.

We think it’s fitting to mention because they will be the backdrop for the first feature-length animated documentary on Vincent Van Gogh’s life — fully visualized and told by his paintings by Break Thru Films.

The project is by Hugh Welchman, the Oscar Award winner for his animated movie, Peter and the Wolf. The crowdsourcing campaign is seeking a £40,000 goal (about $66,619.76) to

“…allow us to train 40 painters who will then be able to work on the film, bringing the paintings and life of Vincent Van Gogh to swirling life on the big screen!”

At this writing, the project has 229 backers, and is 51% backed with 22 days to go.

Get on board if you Love Art and Vincent Van Gogh!

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Live Like You Own

Monday, November 18th, 2013

We all start out somewhere and sometime not owning a home can be an advantage — you’re not tied down to one place but dealing with ways to personalize when you have a landlord to answer to can be a hassle. After reading the about Kerra Huerta’s creative ideas to personalize a space when you rent, in the article “Making the most of the leased,” in Washington Post Home section, I was inspired to post more about it along with some added features (italics).

As a former Seattle-based interior designer, Ms. Huerta moved to DC without the comfort of a client base but has quickly gained attention through her design blog, Apartment Envy and profiles in the local DC paper as well as having her one bedroom residence a part of the Dupont Circle “House” Tour.

The article by Jura Konicus highlights her 9 tips:

1. Ditch the mini-blinds because they don’t give the impression of permanence. As a renter, you still want your style to have weight and staying power. Go for a softer look with curtains. I’ll add, and less dust, means less work.

Huerta apt_Bill O'Leary WP on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

It seems like having a geometric pattern helps to also ground the room as well as make it appear larger than it might actually might be, perhaps? Mini blinds would take attention away from this overall sophisticated and cohesive look.

Although we don’t have rugs we do have wallcoverings with a similar MoRockAn Arch design that could put the focus on a central accent wall.

MoRockAn Arch_Casart_Sample_as seen on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

2. Remove cabinet doors in a galley kitchen. This will add visual depth to make the space seem larger and more inviting + create niches where you can express your personality. Even glass storage containers can display beautifully.

Huerta_Kitchen before_WP on Slipcovers for your walls casartblog

3. Put empty spaces to work. She uses stylish woven baskets in the space above cabinets for supplies such as napkins and paper goods.

Huerta apt_via WP on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Painting the wall a dark color in this case makes the white cabinetry and counters really pop.

4. Upgrade light fixtures. Usually these are installed on the cheap and if changed out (with the owner’s permission), you can always put the old ones back upon leaving. Actually, I agree with the implication that having newer features will make the place show better for the next potential renters and maybe even the landlord might deduct from your deposit.

Huerta_paint_WP on Slipcovers for your walls casartblog

5. Paint with permission. You can always repaint it white but chances are the new tenants may like your color and the landlord might let it stay. However, if you can’t paint, you can still change the color of your walls with repositionable, removable wallcoverings that will not leave a residue behind when removed and can be reused in the new space when you move.

Huerta Bedroom_WP on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

6. Camouflage the unflattering. I thought this one was clever and bold. She wrapped her refrigerator with adhesive paper to disguise an outdated and ugly appliance.

Huerta Bedroom_WP on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

7. Treat the bathroom with personality of a real room by adding interest with framed prints and a nice bath rug.

Huerta Bathroom_WP on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

8. Create architectural illusion. Another one we can relate to for she used faux bois wrapping paper on the backs of bookcases to add interest. To save time, we have Faux Bois and in Bookcase Backing sizes that are already have a special pressure sensitive adhesive that allows you to remove if those bookcases are permanent, and without leaving a residue to clean later.

Casart coverings faux bois sample on slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

9. Little things make a difference if you ask. Even doorknobs may be changeable but you’ll never know if you don’t ask.

I’ll add one more to the list.

10. Create a space that shows off your personality and you’ll feel more at “home.”

Kerra Michele Huerta_Bill O'Leary Wash Post on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

You can read more about her tips on her informative blog, Apartment Envy.

cropped-apartment envy on Slipcovers for your walls, casartblog

Kerra Huerta’s decorating tips can help both renters and home owners but particularly when you know your residence may be temporary.

– Ashley

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