Interior Design

  • How to Choose an Accent Chair

    Accent Chair A chair can be so much more than a place to sit. The right chair can also add style, personality and color to any room. If you’d like to know how to choose an accent chair, here are the questions you should ask yourself:

    How will this accent chair be used?

    Do you want a cozy armchair you can sink into at the end of a long day, or are you looking for a chair that will add interest to an entryway but that you’ll rarely sit in? Determining how you’ll use your chair will help you narrow down size, material, durability and comfort.

    How big should the accent chair be?

    There’s nothing more annoying than picking out a chair that you love in the showroom only to find that it’s too big or too small for your space. Put tape or paper on the floor to get an idea of how the chair will occupy the space. Will it impede traffic flow in the room? Will it overpower your other furniture?

    Does the accent chair fit in with your decorating style?

    An overstuffed floral armchair will clash if the rest of your furniture is mid-century modern. Pick something that matches the rest of the room in terms of both color and overall look.

    You can find the perfect accent chair for any room at Sherwood Studios. Browse our selection of accent chairs, which come in a wide variety of styles and price points. Want a pro to pick out your accent chair for you? We offer full interior design services as well! Call us today at 248-855-1600 or contact us online so we can start decorating!

  • How to Use Mirrors in Your Design

    Interior Design Tips Why are mirrors sometimes known as a decorator’s secret weapon? Done right, they can make a room look larger or brighter, frame views and add interest to any room.

    Here’s how to use mirrors in your home’s design:

    Let there be light

    Placed next to or opposite a window, a mirror can amplify the natural light that fills a room. If you’ve got an extra-large space to illuminate, place a mirror next to the lamp or wall sconce. You can even bring the outdoors inside by arranging a mirror or group of mirrors opposite a picture window.

    Center of attention

    Use mirrors to create a focal point in a room. If you’re not sure what to do with a blank wall, try putting a unique mirror there, like a sunburst or an antique mirror. You could even try hanging multiple mirrors of different sizes to create a one-of-a-kind arrangement.

    Go big

    Want to make a room look larger? Prop a mirror against the wall. This works particularly well with short passages you want to appear longer.

    Now that you’ve learned how to use mirrors in your interior design, it’s time to pick out some furniture to complete your vision. Check out the amazing selection at Sherwood Studios to find furniture that fits your unique style and complements your décor. Prefer to let a pro do the designing? We offer full interior design services to any homeowner. Contact us today to learn more.

  • 2018 Spring Interior Design Trends

    Spring Home Ideas Spring is all about renewal – just look at all the flowers blooming outside after a long winter! It’s also a great time to update the interior of your home. Whether you’re putting your home on the market or just want a new look, spring is the perfect season to refresh your home décor. An on-trend design will increase your home’s value, so read on to learn about the top spring 2018 interior design trends.

    Watercolor florals

    If you hear “florals” and think of your grandmother’s fussy prints, think again. Spring 2018 is all about sophisticated watercolor strokes that make florals seem totally fresh.

    Tropical patterns

    This spring, the tropics are (literally) hot. Decorate with botanical patterns, flashes of hot pink and woven rugs.

    Gold fixtures

    Think beyond chrome and copper, and give your bathroom and kitchen pops of bright gold on faucets, lights and other hardware.

    Textured ceramics

    Vases and other home décor with rough, textured finishes are in for spring. For an of-the-moment look, embrace the Japanese concept of wabi sabi, which finds beauty in imperfections like cracks.

    If you’re ready to give your home a fresh look for spring, browse the fantastic selection of furniture at Sherwood Studios. You’ll find on-trend pieces for every room in your house, no matter your budget or style. If you’d rather put yourself in the hands of a qualified professional, we offer full interior design services to homeowners in the West Bloomfield area. Call us today at 248-855-1600, so we can refresh and renew your home this spring.

  • Popular Interior Design Styles and What They Mean

    Interior Design Styles Industrial, shabby chic, modern, eclectic—if you’re in the process of decorating your home, you’ve probably heard these terms before. However, you may not know exactly what they mean! Read on for a guide to some popular interior design styles and learn how you can use them as a guide to articulate your design vision and create the home of your dreams.

    Modern

    You’ve probably heard this one a lot. “Modern” design typically means clean lines, simple colors and materials like steel and glass. If you like a streamlined style without a lot of accessories, this one’s for you.

    Mid-century modern

    Popularized by the show “Mad Men,” this style refers to the design trends of the 1950s and 1960s. Functionality, organic shapes and simple fabrications are the hallmarks of this style.

    Industrial

    As the trend of renovating warehouses and lofts continues, this style remains popular, with elements like exposed brickwork and old timber.

    Shabby chic

    This cottage-inspired style includes plenty of painted, weathered furniture, muted florals and vintage accessories.

    Eclectic

    If you like pieces from a variety of different styles, this one could be for you. Rather than haphazardly throwing pieces together, eclectic interior design relies on color, palette, texture and composition to bring cohesion to a room.

    Now that you know more about popular interior design styles, check out the amazing selection of furniture at Sherwood Studios to find pieces that suit your style. If you’d rather let a pro make your vision a reality, we offer full interior design services to homeowners in the West Bloomfield area. Give us a call today at 248-855-1600, so we can help you design the interior of your dreams.

  • Must Know Interior Design Trends for 2018

    Must Know Interior Design Trends for 2018 The new year is a perfect time to give your home an of-the-moment, stylish look. Whether you’re planning to sell your home in 2018 or just want to refresh your space, an interior design update is a great way to start off the year. Read on to learn more about some of the top interior design trends for 2018.

    Lavender accents

    Love it or hate it, 2017 was all about millennial pink. In 2018, shades of lavender and lilac will predominate, giving homes a calming, relaxed vibe. Try accent pillows or rugs in the on-trend shade.

    Maximalism

    After years of the less-is-more aesthetic, in 2018, more is more! Try mixing bold, contrasting patterns. Consider it the backlash to the pared-down look.

    Back to nature

    Natural materials will be huge in 2018. In a reflection of the locavore, farm-to-table trend in food, which shows no sign of disappearing any time soon, interior designers and architects are seeking materials that reflects an area’s geography and landscape. One example of this trend is using limestone walls in bathrooms, or using furniture made from locally sourced wood.

    Velvet

    You may have noticed velvet dresses, pants and accessories on the 2018 runways, and now the trend is coming to interior design. Velvet sofas and armchairs, whether vintage or newly upholstered, are having their moment.

    If you’ve decided to update your home for 2018, a professional interior designer can make sure your space is inviting, comfortable and stylish. If you’re in the West Bloomfield area, we look forward to creating a space you’ll look forward to living in every day! Contact Sherwood Studios today at 248-855-1600.

  • Interior Design Trends For The Fall

    Here at Sherwood Studios, we think that fall is a great season to do a little design updating around your home. With the colder months creeping closer, you’ll be spending more time inside your house, and fewer hours out and about—why not cozy up the place a bit so you can enjoy the fall season?  Interior Design Trends for the Fall

    We’ve taken a look at some of the top interior design trends for fall, and picked out a few of our favorites. Use these for inspiration as you think about ways you can revamp your home’s interior this season.

    Texture & Color

    The Seattle Times says that the minimalist décor days are in the past: this fall season, we’ll be seeing lots of colors and patterns, in warm, rich tones that are perfect for the fall. If you want to keep your decorating budget to a minimum, grab a few new throw blankets or toss some new pillows onto the couch in warm colors and mix and matched patterns. If you want to go all out, reupholster the whole living room set in a pattern you wouldn’t ordinarily choose!

    Emerald

    The color of the season: Emerald. Whether you weave this into your design with new arm chairs, updated bedspreads, or refreshed window treatments, think of emerald as your style guide. It’ll give your home a warm, cozy feeling—out with the gray, and in with the green!

    Color Blocking

    If you’re still into the modern or midcentury modern look, add some color blocking to your fall décor. You can do this with paint color, wallpaper, and more. Use warm tones that complement each other, but don’t be too matchy-matchy! House Beautiful says that color blocking is the new black for the fall season.

    For more interior inspiration, view our interior design page here at Sherwood Studios. To consult with an expert about your home’s fall décor, call us today at 248-855-1600. We look forward to working with you!

  • How to Fashionably Disguise Your Air Conditioner

    Ductless cooling systems are gaining popularity due to the fact that they are energy efficient, environmentally friendly and completely customizable. Homeowners are able to cool and heat specific areas of their home to the temperature they desire so they don’t waste energy cooling a room they aren’t using. Chances are you have seen the small indoor devices installed high on walls in homes, offices or restaurants.

    Although ductless air conditioners offer many benefits, from an interior design point of view, they present several challenges. These A/C units need to be placed high in a room so that cool air can have the greatest effect as it drops to the floor. But how do you work the unit into the room’s decor? How can you make them not stand out or look tacky?

    Here are some good places to install your unit and a few great types for how to design around it:

    Above a doorway

    Since this spot is difficult to use for traditional storage space, it can work well for an air unit. If the air conditioner and door are both white, chances are it work well together and you will be less likely to notice it.

    Above an armoire

    Another great spot is above an armoire or cabinet since it is usually difficult to reach and would otherwise collect dust. If you are looking at the cooling system from a lower angle, it can actually have the same minimal visual effect as recessing it into a false beam or wall.

    Above a bookcase

    If you place the air system above an open shelf that shares the same width, it will look like one vertical element instead of a box hanging in the middle of a blank wall.

    If you are staying cool this summer with a wall-mounted cooling unit, try to make it flow with the rest of the room and get creative with the placement. Looking for more interior design tips? Visit our blog page often. Here at Sherwood Studios, we offer elegant, sophisticated and high-end contemporary furniture and interior design services. Contact us today at 248-855-1600 if you have any questions. We can’t wait to help you turn your dream into reality!

  • Four Next Big Trends to Incorporate in Your Home

    It’s important to feel comfortable in your house because after all, there is no place like home. Not everyone has the budget to make their home look like a glossy magazine image but you can add simple features to you home to make it look trendy.

    To make sure you are ahead of the style curve, we are going to go over the next four biggest trends.Not everyone has the budget to make their home look like a glossy magazine image but you can add simple features to you home to make it look trendy.

    Incorporate metallics

    Rose gold, bronze, silver, brass and gold have been popular for a while and it doesn’t look like they are going anywhere anytime soon. Bronze in particular will be a big trend, according to a high-end London interior designer. Just a touch of metal can make a space instantly more glamorous, just try to not go overboard or your home could end up feeling like a hall of mirrors.

    Add more textures and layers

    Fabrics with a lot of textures can really create a timeless and chic look in any room. Interior design is all about layering and the art of finding the right mix of color, shape and texture. When you are redecorating your home, don’t be afraid to play with different textures of fabric and add layers to create depth and richness in a room.

    Natural influence

    Interior style is going to go back to nature with soft, warm and calming tones as well as natural tiles with geometric patterns and shapes. Also try to embrace the greenery and reconnect with nature within your home by adding a fresh succulent.

    Marble

    Yes, marble has been trendy for a while but it will most likely remain popular. There will probably be a broader color scheme featuring browns, greens and blacks instead of the typical white and black marble.

    If you are looking to redecorate your home this summer, contact Sherwood Studios so we can help you keep up with these trends and many more!

  • Decorating Your Home Office

    Do you no longer have to commute to the office every day? The money you’re going to save on gas could be used to create the perfect home office. Transforming a nook in your home into a home office is challenging yet rewarding. No need to feel overwhelmed, chances are you already have the perfect spot in your house, all you need to do is spot it and decorate it.

    To create a practical working environment, follow these tips.Transforming a nook in your home into a home office is challenging yet rewarding.

    Spend time thinking about the perfect location

    Chances are, you’ll be spending a lot of time in your home office so don’t just throw a desk in an unused closet and hope for the best. Also, think about traffic flow and how well you can handle distractions. Maybe you do your best work in the middle of the action if not; maybe your office should be tucked away in a quiet space. If clients will be stopping by, a private space with seating is a must.

    Incorporate functional furniture

    Your home office furniture should complement other rooms in your house and should also be functional. Furniture can have a major impact when it comes to being productive. Try not to go overboard with furniture, keep it simple so you’re less likely to feel distracted or stressed. For beautiful home office furniture, browse our selection at Sherwood Studios.

    Work with a view

    Try positioning your desk towards a window if you can, so you can stare at something more interesting than a blank wall. A study mentioned in Psychology Today links light exposure in the work environment to improved sleep and vitality. Although a windows natural light is ideal, if you’re in a room without a window, hang an intriguing picture above your desk.

    Working from home can be challenging, but if you find the right location in your house and decorate it, you’ll get your work motor humming rather quickly and you’ll be back in business. Need help with your home office design or furniture? Contact Sherwood Studios today, we’ll help you create a space you will love to come home to.

  • Achieving Minimalist Style at Home

    Achieving a Minimalist Home DécorA current "hot trend" when it comes to  home décor magazines is “minimalism.” Minimalist style is quite easy to achieve and if are a fan of the simple things, you might be attracted to this style.

    Minimalist style is largely what it sounds like: to create a soft, neutral, clean space with a minimal amount of décor. While some people think of it as dull, people that love the style think of it as a “less is more” way to style your home.

    When it comes to minimalism, you don’t have to sacrifice your taste or all of your things. Minimalism, as all interior design styles are, is still a reflection of your personal taste. To achieve a minimalist style at home, start with eliminating clutter. Getting rid of clutter will reduce stress, improve your mood, and make your home more appealing.

    Clear off the surfaces in your living room to start. Toss everything on the couch, and then decide where each item belongs. Place the remotes in the drawer in the coffee table, recycle the junk mail, and grab a decorative bowl for your keys.

    In a minimalist style, frames, pillows, lamps, and mirrors should be your home décor. Most people that are hoping to achieve a minimalistic style are not filling their homes with knickknacks. If you want to go a step further, get rid of any unnecessary furniture: old chairs, extra end tables, and unused bookshelves.

    Light is also a huge focus of achieving a minimalistic style. You should remove heavy draperies in favor of lighter, clean-lined curtains, and let in as much sunshine as you can. Focus on items that are essential. Decorations do have their place, but items like cutting boards that are used daily in the kitchen can become a dual-purpose decorative item.

    For more design tips, or to speak to an expert interior designer to get help overhauling your space and embracing minimalism, visit Sherwood Studios.

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