Monthly Archives: March 2017

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The Monthly Wrap: March 2017 Edition

Customization is the name of the game when it comes to interior design (at least at Pulp it is!)… We broke down our favorite interior design trends, home decor picks, and launched a new project — the Eclectic Abode — this month on Pulp Editorial. What did you miss this month?

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 8 Tips to Make the Most of Your Interior Design Consultation     //    Our 6 Favorite Table Lamps   //      10 Things We Love In March      //     Home Trend: Sculptural Tiles    //     Before + After: Eclectic Abode     //     Home Tour: Eclectic Abode       //    Shop the Best Green Picks    //   Definitive Coffee Table Books for Your Style   //   Get The Look: Three Jewel-Box Powder Baths

 

On Pulp TV: Celebrating 10 Years of Pulp

 

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Watch our special anniversary Pulp TV series.

What was your favorite thing that happened this month?

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HOME TREND: Dimensional Tile

We’re always on the hunt for beautiful new architectural finishes for our interior design clients when working on remodel or refinish projects. More and more, we’re including these textured, dimensional tiles in refurbishment projects… How could you resist these gorgeous pieces? Take a look at our top picks for sculptural tiles below.

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1. Antracita Ceramic Tile from Tile Bar | 2. Made Modern Tiles by ANN Sacks | 3. Faces Tile in Oro by Porcelanosa | 4. Cubica by Porcelanosa | 5. Byzantine Subway Tile by Tile Bar | 6. KAZA Edgy Flat Tile by Walker Zanger | 7. Exagoni Dimension Grafito Brillo Ceramic Tile by Tile Bar | 8. Porcelanosa Wall Tile Ona Natural from Canaroma | 9. KAZA Seed from Walker Zanger | 10. Artis White Matt Tile by Porcelanosa

 

Feat. Image from Walker Zanger

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WATCH: Beth + Carolina Play the Newlywed Game

…Well, more like the “been business partners for 10 years” game. What’s the most hilarious thing you’ve seen happen to her? What’s her favorite food? What music does she listen to the most? Beth + Carolina have been through a lot together… Let’s see how much they know about each other in this fun part three of our special Pulp TV series for our 10-year anniversary.

 

WATCH NOW: The Newlywed Game

See all of our videos on Pulp TV and read more about 10 Years of Pulp.

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8 Tips to Make the Most of Your Interior Design Consultation

We frequently work with interior design clients who have never worked with a professional designer before. Using a professional can make the interior design process quicker, less stressful, and more cost-effective than trying to attempt all parts of the design process on your own. The first step to getting started: booking a consultation with an interior designer. Here’s how to get the most out of your meeting.

 

  1. Clarify Your Style

Let us know which style of design you’re gravitating towards — designing toward individual styles is our specialty. If you don’t know what the name of your style is, think about what styles inspire you in general: share your favorite fashion designers with us, think about hotels or restaurants with decor that blew you away, or even just let us know which design elements you don’t like.

 

2. Use Visual Examples

Using Pinterest boards, tear sheets from magazines, or even photos from the designer’s own work can be immensely helpful in clarifying likes and dislikes. From your inspiration photos, we can clarify your preferred color palette, art style, and other minutia of design.

 

3. Think About What’s Important to You

Think about what you value the most in a completed design: Beauty, quality, or functionality? What about the design process: pricing, timing or convenience? Let your design team know your expectations early on so we can make sure we’re focusing on the correct element.

 

4. Think About Your Lifestyle

Style is important, but even more important is how you live in a space. Too many TV remotes to handle? Little kids leaving muddy boots in the hallway? A cat that scratches up every piece of leather that comes through the door? These are all relevant to your designer. Pulp asks our clients to complete a Splendid Living questionnaire first to get to know your lifestyle as well as your preferred decor style, but make sure to notify your designer if something doesn’t get brought up otherwise.

 

5. Communicate Must-Haves

Budget and timeline are obvious necessities when it comes to working with a designer, but make sure to communicate other things like which pieces you want to keep or if having a place to put your feet up while watching TV is important to you. We’ll make sure to tailor our design with what works best for you.

 

6. Seek Out Your Designer ASAP

Bringing in a designer early in the process will save you time and help prevent costly mistakes and changes. Interior designers frequently are given discount pricing, so they can save you money in products alone. Being professionals also means they can spot a challenge earlier on in the process — having to change design plans last-minute can completely derail the project.

 

7. Ask Questions

Take time to write out a list of questions you might have about the design process. It’s always better to have questions answered up-front than unexpectedly halfway through the design process.

 

8. Understand the Design Agreement

Always make sure to look carefully through your design agreement before you sign and agree to the design process. We want to make sure the process is as transparent as possible to everyone involved.

 

Interior design isn’t just about decor, it’s about making your life easier. Follow these tips to ensure that your design process is off to a great start! Want to work with Pulp? Set up an interior design consultation with us.

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WATCH: Straight From Our Clients

It’s been 10 years of creating designs for amazing interior design clients. We’re so lucky to have the chance to improve our clients’ lives through design — it’s surreal to have been doing so for a full decade. Hear from our clients themselves about what their experience with Pulp was like…

 

WATCH NOW: Straight From Our Clients

See all of our videos on Pulp TV and read more about 10 Years of Pulp.

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Our 6 Favorite Table Lamps

Taking spins on ordinary items to make a design feel unexpected and fresh is one of our favorite things to do for our interior design clients. All of March, we’re sharing ways to make homes feel more individualistic and customized… Choosing necessary items with a fun twist is one of our favorite tricks. See our design team’s choices below.

 

BETH’S PICK
Co-Founder + Principal Interior Designer

“Bold blacks are making their way back into interiors in a big way — this sculptural black and white table lamp is no exception. I’m in love with the concept of treating ordinary objects as art — this lamp is just as much art as it is necessity.”

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Ro Sham Beaux Ananas Table Lamp

 

CAROLINA’S PICK
Co-Founder + Principal Interior Designer

“This gorgeous bronze and white table lamp feels so elegant yet understated. Its smooth lines and organic-feeling shape make it a beautiful addition to a sophisticated residence.”

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Armato Table Lamp

 

TRACY’S PICK
Senior Interior Designer + Purchasing Manager

“I’m completely in love with the soul that comes from hand-created items… These one-of-a-kind hand-forged lamps are no exception.”

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Scala Hand-Forged Table Lamp

 

TARA’S PICK
Junior Designer

“It’s no secret that tassels are hitting the runways in a big way this season. I love the transition this tassel lamp takes from fashion to interiors — a truly statement-making, individualistic piece.”

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Tassel Lamp

 

SHANNON’S PICK
Junior Designer

“Sometimes the most beauty comes from simplicity — this white-and-acrylic lamp with a pop of gold is an amazing example of that.”

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Dale Lamp

 

EM’S PICK
Design Intern

“I’m obsessed with this unique twist on a statement lamp — using the lamp shade to add even more edge to this piece is genius. The organic, sculptural base is also incredibly swoon-worthy.”

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Halcyon Accent Table Lamp

Which is your favorite lamp of the six?