Interior Designer With The Utmost Elegance

Charlotte Moss and her dog Daisy

Charlotte Moss and her dog Daisy

Today our fabulous interior designer is one that drew us in immediately.  With her Classic, Sophisticated look, Charlotte Moss uses her great sense of style to turn DRAB to FAB! Starting her company in 1985 on Wall Street, she has been through a whirlwind, decorating houses all over the U.S and the Caribbean.  She not only has an astonishing style that takes your breath away, but Elle Decor has described it as “liveable glamour.  If you ask us, it doesn’t get much better than that.  Beautiful but also still functioning?  We love her already! 

Let’s take a look at some of the great designs Charlotte Moss has created. 

What do you think of Charlotte Moss and her design?

Modo Bath: Urban Collection

Featuring the Urban wall mounted sinks from the Ceramica I Collection from WS Bath.  These sinks offer a sleek thin design that will leave you in disbelief that a sink could be so perfect.  The drain is hidden so you will never have to see ugly pipes or unnecessary clutter in your bathroom again! They are quite the catch with their beautiful ceramic finish along with their wall mounting or countertop installation.  Matched with a great selection of chrome faucets, your bathroom will have gained the utmost sophistication.

 

Interior Design: The 60-30-10 Rule

Have you ever wondered when you’re decorating, if your wall color overpowers everything in the room, or if the accent colors interfere with the furniture?  Lo and behold the Interior Design math formula.  Don’t worry this formula doesn’t require a calculator, or even much thinking at all, but it will help you transform your living area into an equally balanced space.  The 60-30-10 rule allows for all color choices and accent colors to be evenly distributed.

60% of the room should be the color of the walls.  This is the dominant color.  Picking a neutral color for the walls will allow for accent colors to pop and really stick out.  (Since they’re only 10% we’ve gotta give them some credit, right?)

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30% of the room is the secondary color.  This could very well be the color of your furniture, lamp shades, and carpet.  They should be complemented by your wall color, but also do some complementing of their own.  The picture below features our first two points exactly.  Paint your walls (60%) a neutral color, and then pick furniture that complements it (30%)  This homeowner chose to have a soft gray colored couch which works perfectly if you’re following the 60-30-10 rule.  

 

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Last but not least, the final 10%.  This is left for the accents and decor that you still have left to decorate.  This is also the fun part.  Pick a color that is going to stick out and make the rest of the room pop!  Similar to the room above, a green or orange looks exquisite in this room.  Not all of your accents have to necessarily match.  In a case like this, silver accents would also look great in this room to match the orange and greens.

 

 

Exquisite Home Improvement

Have you ever been ready to renovate or redo a room in your house, and right before you’re about to begin, you find a special piece of furniture, or fixture that you fall in love with, changing your whole design? Well, we know the feeling. When you get drawn in to a whole different design idea, it can be challenging starting back at square one. With that said, we’ve brainstormed some of the key remember when you are rethinking design. These ideas will help you to speed up the process.

Let’s say you’re planning on painting your master bathroom a nice soft, calming color blue, like this.  But one day you’re at the store, or browsing on pinterest and you come along this beautiful, red sink that really is a statement that catches your eye.  You just have to have it!  But you think to yourself, “Oh no, I definitely can’t paint it that blue color now!”  So what do you do?  We’ve compiled a list of the important parts of a bathroom that you now will need to reconsider.  

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Paint Color: This is the first and most important step.  Pick a color that now will complement the sink, instead of vice versa.  Maybe a muted tone that will let the sink be the center of attention.  Perhaps a nice sand or beige color.  This will not overpower the room but will allow for all of your fixtures and accessories to take center stage!

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Shower and Bathtub: Are your shower and bathtub combined?  Or will you have them separate?  This is next on your list to think about.  Since the sink is a bright color, it will be best to stick with soft colors, or even a nice white subway tile. Do you prefer stone for an earthy look?  Or a sleek modern tile?  These are some of our picks to go with the sink and new wall color choice:

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Fixtures and Lighting: This step is best to think about after you’ve found your bathtub and shower.  You’ll want to match the fixtures to each other for the ultimate remodel.  Lighting will also be important because it will determine the mood of the room.  There are elegant light fixtures, simple track lighting, or even a beautiful chandelier.  

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Mirrors: The last thing on our list are the mirrors for your bathroom.  This along with everything else is crucial because you’ll be looking into it everyday.  Do you want a mirror with LED lighting?  Or a bevelled mirror?  Once you make this final big decision, the rest will fall into place.

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What A Gem!

For ages generations have been relying and swearing by the holistic and often spiritual belief that crystals and certain gems can heal the mind and body.  We’re not talking about the hundreds of thousands of diamonds sewn into Mariah Carey’s outfits, we’re talking about actual crystals!  This has been around since the egyptians, who put crystals in their “Magic Potions.”  It took a little hiatus and in the 1980′s and the New Age brought back up the ideas that these crystals will help align their chakras. What do you think?

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Many celebrities have expressed their love for this method of healing and Oprah even claimed that she bathes in healing crystals every now and then! (Crazy, right?)

Let’s take a look at other celebrities who are into crystal healing:

Power Couple Victoria and David Beckham said that they find L.A to be quite a spiritual place, and that they keep rose and Black Tourmaline in the bathroom in their home.

Power Couple Victoria and David Beckham said that they find L.A to be quite a spiritual place, and that they keep rose and Black Tourmaline in the bathroom in their home.

According to the Free Library, the late Princess Diana swore by healing crystals.  Her friends said she often wore one around her neck, and had them by her nightstand as well.  For years Princess Diana consulted with an astrologer and psychic.  They gave her what she believed was an insight into her future.

According to the Free Library, the late Princess Diana swore by healing crystals. Her friends said she often wore one around her neck, and had them by her nightstand as well. For years Princess Diana consulted with an astrologer and psychic. They gave her what she believed was an insight into her future.

Blonde Bombshell Kate Hudson carries a Rose Quartz she received from her mom, Goldie Hawn.  “I have a crystal my mom gave me for Christmas years ago and I take it everywhere with me. She’s really into energy and stones. It’s Rose Quartz, and heart-shaped and it represents love."

Blonde Bombshell Kate Hudson carries a Rose Quartz she received from her mom, Goldie Hawn. “I have a crystal my mom gave me for Christmas years ago and I take it everywhere with me. She’s really into energy and stones. It’s Rose Quartz, and heart-shaped and it represents love.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After reading about a few celebrities who believe in this practice, are you on board?  Or not your thing?  If you’re not crazy about the idea, you can still have beautiful crystals in your home without them being healing stones!  Check these out:

Modo Bath: One Of A Kind Sink

From elegance to practicality. Simple to ornate. Dainty to durable.  The Retro Pedestal Sink by WS Bath Collections is one of the most lavish ceramic sinks.  The ability to choose the fixtures for your sink is just another one of this sinks great features.   Made by Massimiliano Cicconi of Italy, the Retro sink is truly a one-of-a-kind sink.

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Get The Look: Elegant Bath

Picture class. Feel the warm spa ambiance wrapped around you.  Envision lavish bathroom fixtures. Hear the sound of a hot bath being drawn for you.  These are the sensations of an elegant bathroom.  For many years there has been a desire to create a bathroom different from most, setting your style apart from everyone else around you.  A brown monochrome design will allow you to have the warm, spa like experience everyone desires, but few are fortunate enough to have. Continue reading to learn the crucial necessities to creating this monochrome bathroom design.

Color: Color choices vary from person to person.  Some may like white walls for a bathroom, while others may prefer the dark warm tones in their special place.  Nonetheless, whatever colors you choose for your bathroom will look great!  But let us suggest, for the monochrome bathroom we are designing with you today, try a silver tile.  More specifically, an Arabesco Silver Leaf Field Tile.  This will add the elegance you are looking for, with a little “pizzaz” as well.  The tone of this tile has a little shimmer and shine to it, giving you a little something extra.


Sinks and Surfaces:
 When creating your warm and inviting bathroom, the one thing to keep in mind are what materials do you want your sink and countertops to be made out of?  To go along with the look of our “monochrome bathroom,” Ceramic sinks and countertops would give the “pop” of color your bathroom will need.  Since you will be incorporating dark wood, silver and golds, the room will need that crisp white sink to stand out. Ceramics are very easy to maintain and are sturdy and durable. 


Floors: 
When deciding what floors to choose, remember to take a look at the wall color/tile you decided on.  If you chose to paint the walls, go with a matching tile or marble, to bring out the colors in the tile and on the wall.  If you went with our suggestion of the silver leaf tile, go with a dark hardwood!  It gives a rich, serene feeling, immediately making your bathroom feel like a retreat.  A plain white marble will also suffice.

Bathtub: Choosing the tub for your bathroom could be one of the most important decisions.  This bathtub will be the statement piece you first notice when you walk into the bathroom.  Ceramic, dark wood and even tile bathtubs will make the statement you’re looking for.  Whether it be an elegant claw foot tub, one with legs or one that sits alone, it will be the best fixture in the whole bathroom.  (At least for us!)

Lighting and Accessories: Once you have all the major decisions out of the way, its time to decide what kind of accents and lighting you would like in your newly renovated bathroom.  May we suggest a beautiful chandelier to set the mood?

Having these types of light fixtures hanging in the center of your bathroom will not only create the ultimate elegant look, but it will give you the option to dim the lights at night, and turn them on fully when need be.

Other accessories: When decorating your bathroom, keep in mind the color scheme you have already chosen.  Lots of Gold?  Maybe stay with neutral ceramic touches.  Do you need an extra pop of color?  Gold accents may be the way to go!  Here are some selections and ideas to choose from.

Voilà!

Luxury Monochromatic Bedroom

Have a favorite color that you just wish you could use everywhere, in every part of your house, all the time, but afraid it might be overkill?  We’ve got a way to help you out and it starts with Mono and ends with chromatic! Monochromatic spaces not only incorporate different shades of your favorite colors, but it also guarantees that everything in your room will match perfectly! So where do you begin? Let’s say you love shades of taupe, beige and cream colors.

Start with the walls. Pick a neutral color that will be easy enough to match all your furniture and accessories with. Keep in mind, paint will be better than wallpaper. Busy designs will prevent you from being able to choose pattern pillows or even comforters. To avoid that problem, stick with a matte neutral beige color.

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Next, pick a bed frame that complements the beige or taupe walls. Perhaps something like these?

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Do you have an idea of what you want for a comforter?  Here are some options in colors sticking to the beige and taupe theme we have going:

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Now it’s time for accents! You can choose what you would like to do with the pillows, decor etc. based on the comforter you have gotten.  Cream pillows would stand out and make the room ‘pop.’ As far as wall decorations go, find some neat frames that have a border in a dark beige or even a brown.  They will compliment your bedding and walls perfectly.

Fotor062712158Once you’re all finished, lay back, relax and enjoy your new beautiful monochromatic room.