Monthly Archives: February 2018

Interior Designer Favorites - Founders Picks - Pulp Design Studios' Design and Lifestyle Must Haves for February 2018

The Founders’ Picks: 14 Essentials for Luxurious Living

Interior Designer February Favorites

Living well truly only happens when you carefully curate each area of your life in a manner than expresses who you are, elevates the way you live and allows you a sliver of that all so necessary self-care time. This month’s favorites range from interior design treasures to newly found fashion pieces influencing our personal styles. Without further ado, a peek into interior designers’ must-haves…

Interior Designer Favorites - Founders Picks - Pulp Design Studios' Design and Lifestyle Must Haves for February 2018

  1. Cabana Magazine Issue 5 | 2. Naked Cashmere Puff Slipper | 3. Konnie Short Cocktail Table | 4. Embossed Croco Leather Luggage Tag | 5. Lapcos Honey Nourishing Mask | 6. Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter | 7. Sarah Hendler Enamel Shirley Stacking Bands

Interior Designer Favorites - Founders Picks - Pulp Design Studios' Design and Lifestyle Must Haves for February 2018

  1. Peacock Alley Soprano Sateen Sheet Set | 2. Sassetta Dallas | 3. Frye Flynn Bootie | 4. Dior Prestige La Lotion Essence de Rose | 5. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps | 6. Paul Schneider Ceramics | 7. Anastasia Brow Powder Duo, Brush #12

 

For professional interior design services, contact Pulp Design Studios.

Interior Design Scheme Sources, Brass and Black Design Scheme, Turtle Shell Paper Weight Accessories, Home Decor Textiles

5 Design Sources Inspired By Modern Style

In the midst of site visits and installs galore, we’ve been getting our hands dirty with fresh projects and new schemes for our interior design clients. Following the launch of our matte finish hardware, we’ve been all about black and brass which we used as inspiration when it came to pulling design sources for this scheme for a new project. We are designing a modern and trendsetting space, full of dynamic neutrals and adventurous accessories.

The 5 Design Sources That Inspired a Recent Design Project

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This textile by Dedar works nearly every design trend we’ve been loving into one stunning fabric. Tessere Metallico defines dynamic and brings tons of interest to the scheme all on its own.

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No Pulp scheme would be complete without unexpected and unique accessories that bring  a sense of adventure to the design. This brass turtle shell paperweight is the epitome of the perfect finishing touch.

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Every stylish space deserves a Hermés textile. The H’Bloc design is graphic, captivating and   an overall modern beauty.

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Geometric matte black tile… need we say more? We selected the Contour tile from Cepac Tile as a finish that was cohesive with the rest of the scheme.

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We love a geometric patterned neutral. Hearts skipping a beat over the Entrelacs textile by Hermés!

For professional interior design services, contact Pulp Design Studios.

How to Style a Coffee Table, Interior Designer Table Styling Tips, Essentials for the Coffee Table, Living Room Style Tips, Coffee Table Style, Coffee Table Details

3 Ways to Style a Stunning Coffee Table Beyond the Books

There are countless ways to style a coffee table, but if there’s one common thread it’s that it’s all in the details. When it comes to finishing an interior design client’s coffee table with the Pulp Final 15, we always personalize, add plenty of unique details and keep it functional. Good design showcases a client’s personality and elevates everyday living — there’s no detail that doesn’t serve a purpose, whether it be for aesthetic or organization. But it’s not all about the coffee table books… see three ways to style your coffee table beyond the books.

How To Style a Coffee Table

How To Style a Coffee Table

  1. Start with a tray. If we start styling a coffee table anywhere, it’s with the tray. Even the simplest of accessories will feel elevated when layered on top of a tray. Styling magic!
  2. Add dimension and flair. Create dimension by adding sculptures and accessories of varying height and material. Accessories should work to draw the eye and express personality, so we like to use coffee table books and objects that bring our design clients’ passions to life.
  3. Keep it functional. You’ll be living here, after all! Layer in smaller catchalls and bowls to the space to add extra options for stylish storage.

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Coffee Table Styling.0011. Golden Hands | 2. Walker Bone Boxes | 3. Amina Trays 

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Coffee Table Styling.0021. Design of the 20th Century | 2. Bone & Nickel Tray | 3. Gold Nugget 

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Coffee Table Styling.0031. Natural Horn Bowl | 2. Louvre: 400 Masterpieces | 3. Small Jigsaw Vase 

After all the finishes and furnishings are in, we have so much fun getting our hands on the accessories we’ve selected for a client to style out their space with flair — who doesn’t love a stunning coffee table?

For professional interior design services, contact Pulp Design Studios®. 

Pulp In-Progress design lakeside home

First Look at a Lakeside Project In Progress

As part of our Three-Step Design Process, we are taking you on a tour through projects that are currently in progress. We love getting to share in inside look at who we’re working with,  why they wanted to hire an interior designer and how we are working with our clients to create forever spaces that elevate the way they live.

Step One: Consultation + Intake

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Q: WHO IS THE CLIENT AND WHAT IS THEIR SCOPE OF WORK?

Our clients are a busy family of five who live in a beautiful home on the water in Seattle. Before bringing us on, they completed a substantial renovation of their home but hadn’t taken on whole-home furnishings and finishing touches. They have amazing taste and incredible art and simply ran out of steam when it came to finishing their home. They knew they needed to bring in a professional to complete their interiors the right way, the same way they would rely on an architect and a contractor.

Through extensive research and vetting they found Pulp and filled out our interior design intake form. After chatting on the phone and an initial consult, we jumped on the project to design out our clients’ entire home of furnishings, including all living spaces, the master bedroom and kids’ bedrooms. We also selected lighting in key spaces and minor renovation items in key spaces throughout, that were not completed during their whole-home renovation.

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Q: WHY DID THE CLIENT DECIDE TO HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER RATHER THAN TAKING THE PROJECT ON THEMSELVES?

These clients had already completed a renovation of their home, but had run out of steam to tackle the interior finishing touches and furnishings. Instead of trying to fill in the gaps themselves working around their busy schedules, our clients decided to hire an interior designer who would do it right the first time. Our clients wanted a home they could proudly and comfortably entertain and live in, so putting the interiors in the hands of designer was a long-term investment in their lifestyle.

Step Two: The Design Phase

Here’s where we took everything we learned from our clients at our consultation and intake process and put all that information and our creativity to work for our clients. We started really getting to know who they are, their vision of their home and how they tend to “do life” in each room. Then we started by gathering inspiration from our clients in the form of a Pinterest board and began to collaborate on the design between our offices.

Q: WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE NEW DESIGN?

Through our Splendid Living approach, we learned the ins and outs of how our clients live in their space and what they envisioned their dream home to be. When we initialing started designing this project, we went in a more traditional direction, drawing inspiration from preppy, classic style that our clients loved. After showing our clients a couple design options, we realized that while they loved classic, they were also really drawn to a merge of bold and modern. We wanted to give our clients a design that complemented the blend of styles and the home’s architecture.

Here is a glimpse of the Pulp magic coming these client’s way…

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Q: WHAT WAS A UNIQUE DESIGN CHALLENGE AND HOW IS PULP SOLVING THE PROBLEM?

The door in the entryway is really high so our clients wanted an a cool, statement lighting fixture. However we had limited space to work with, so we problem solved by adding a stunning wallcovering to the ceiling to help elevate the overall effect of the fixture we selected. Here’s a little glimpse into the installation progress of that wallcovering in the entry ceiling… wait until you see the rest!

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Step Three: Installation + Execution

The wallcovering is going in and the contractor is hard at work, while all of the furnishings continue to arrive. It’s all timed to perfection so that we can install all the furnishings as soon as the contractor is complete! Here’s a little peek at the progress…

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Q: WHAT ARE THE CLIENTS MOST EXCITED ABOUT?

Our clients have great style and taste so they are excited to see what everything looks like when it all comes together during installations. With construction in progress and a few stunning wallcoverings installed, our clients can’t wait to see how every detail comes together to fit their lifestyle and create a cohesive space they can really live in.

Stay tuned as we continue to bring this home to interior design life!

For professional interior design services, contact Pulp Design Studios®. 

Wellness Snack Essentials, Fast Healthy Snacks for On the Go, Rice Cake Snack, High Protein Snacks, Turmeric Tonic Recipe, Almond Butter Snack Recipe

Refresh Your Wellness Routine With These Healthy Snacks

The quest for healthy and delicious snacks seems to be never ending. Between interior design projects, the Pulp team is always sharing new recipe and quick bite finds to keep everyone’s wellness routine fresh. It’s important to nourish throughout the day to keep your energy high (and the design juices flowing, of course!) so we’ve developed a few favorites around the studios. Is there anything better than snacks that are good for you?

Wellness Snack Essentials, Fast Healthy Snacks for On the Go, Rice Cake Snack, High Protein Snacks, Turmeric Tonic Recipe, Almond Butter Snack Recipe

  1. thinkThin High Protein Bars | 2. thinkThin S’mores Protein & Fiber Bars | 3. Lundberg Family Farms Organic Brown Rice Cakes | 4. Lemon Ginger Morning Detox Drink | 5. Justin’s Maple Almond Butter Squeeze Packs | 6. Epic All Natural Meat Bar, Chicken Sriracha

We all need a little wellness inspiration every now and again along with a regular dose of stunning design. Sign up for our newsletter for the exclusive on all of our favorites.

For professional interior design services, contact Pulp Design Studios®. 

Pulp Home - Starburst Pull, Matte Brass Hardware, Matte Brass, Matte Black Hardware, Star Hardware, Nautical Hardware, Black Hardware, Brass Hardware

Matte Finish Hardware to Transform Your Furnishings

They’re here! We have been on the edge of our seats waiting to launch our newest collection of Starburst Pulls into the world of interior design hardware. We can’t get enough of matte black and brass finishes so it was only a matter of time until we put our own Pulp twist on one of our favorite trends.

The Matte Collection is the trendy, toned down but still dramatic sister of our original Starburst Pull design. We originally custom designed the pulls for Pulp’s first interior design client and loved them so much we decided to have them manufactured. After years of being a best seller on Pulp Home, we designed a new collection to bring a modern matte flair to your furnishings.

Introducing the Starburst Pull Matte Collection

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Shop the Starburst Pull — Matte Black

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Shop the Starburst Pull — Matte Brass

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We can’t wait to see how you use the pulls in your space. Shop the entire Starburst Pull line, including the original polished nickel and brass pulls.

For professional interior design services, contact Pulp Design Studios®. 

Low Profile Statement Lighting

How To Make A Statement with Lighting When You Have a Low Ceiling

Our interior design clients come to us for a variety of reasons, but they all have had the realization that if they want their space to look bad a** and better than they could imagine, they’ll have to hire a designer. Sometimes it’s a strange living room layout, and other times it’s a low ceiling and lack of resources — whatever the reason, our clients often find themselves trying to create stunning spaces, but just not knowing how to work around design challenges to get the look they want.

During the design phase for a current project, we selected statement light fixtures that wouldn’t overcompensate on a low ceiling. We all love a bold look in large volume spaces, so we wanted to give our client fixtures that carried the same impact, but didn’t throw off the scale and balance of the rest of the space. The result was so darn good that we had to share a round-up of our favorite low profile light fixtures.

Low Profile Statement Lighting

Light Fixtures for Low Ceilings, Statement Lighting, Flush Mount Light Fixtures, Unique Ceiling Lighting

  1. Hanley Flush Mount | 2. Stargazer Semi Flush Mount | 3. Prescott Medium Semi Flush Mount  | 4. Dickinson Semi-Flush Mount | 5. Go-Go Flush Mount | 6. Strada Large Flush Mount | 7. Analise Small Chandelier | 8. Holly Ceiling Mount

For professional interior design services, contact Pulp Design Studios®.