• Easy Self Care: Jade Rolling with Urban Oreganics

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    Self Care is a topic I've wanted to explore here on the blog for a long time! And with what feels like a million things to do right now-- between opening my first commercial studio, hiring my first employee, renovating my 1980's fixer upper, and planning my backyard wedding I need other things in my life to be easy. That goes for self care too. If it isn't easy I'm honestly just not doing it right now with the other big things I'm juggling. 

    When I began hearing about jade rollers I thought they might fit nicely into my easy-things-only self care routine. But first I had a lot of questions, and when I mentioned jade rollers to my friends they echoed those same points. The most basic being, Why use a jade roller? And do they work? 

     

    Keep reading for all the reasons why I love my jade roller...

     

    A big thank you to Urban Oreganics for sending me a jade roller and Eye Serum to try in exchange for sharing my real experience with their products! Just like all of our sponsored content, we only share products we've tried and loved!

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  • A Suite Treat Just For You: Free Peony Bouquet Device Wallpaper Download

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    Happy Spring Everyone! I just returned from Willow Gathering, the most magical creative retreat hosted in Greenville, South Carolina! I kept my camera in hand throughout the entire event and have loads of gorgeous moments to share with you in an upcoming blog post. But first I want to share with you a series of free downloads for your use on your phone and laptop screens! I teased about these over on instagram and thanks to your enthusiasm I've decided to bring them to the blog as a free download!

    These wallpapers are free for personal use and ready to be downloaded on your screen in a simple click! I hope you'll enjoy these free Peony bouquets!

    Warm High Saturation Peony Bouquet:

    Portrait orientation for narrow screens click here to download free background

    (ideal for standard iPhone, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy and other Android Devices.)

    Portrait orientation for wider screens click here to download free background

    (ideal for iPhone Plus, Google Pixel XL, and other wider Android screens.)

    Landscape orientation click here to download free background

    (ideal for laptops and tablets.)

    Cool Faded Saturation Peony Bouquet:

    Portrait orientation for narrow screens click here to download free background

    (ideal for standard iPhone, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy and other Android Devices.)

    Portrait orientation for wider screens click here to download free background

    (ideal for iPhone Plus, Google Pixel XL, and other wider Android screens.)

    Landscape orientation click here to download free background

    (ideal for laptops and tablets.)

    Once you've clicked the preferred link above, simply click the image to save the photo to your device. The links provide high resolution versions of the photo that are ready to be enjoyed for personal use! If you're interested in using this image for commercial purposes please note there is a licensing fee. For more information please email: hello@suiteonestudio.com or contact us here with your inquiry for commercial use. Thank you! 

    xoxo Lindsay

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  • High Point Market Spring 2018 Recap: What I Saw and Loved

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    Where to begin. So. Much. Inspiration. Let's start with some background info on what market is and why I go: I attend High Point Market, AKA "market" twice a year. It's a private industry event centered around furniture and all things interior design. There's a fall market and a spring market, and both events are conversationally referred to as 'the fashion week of the interior design industry.' All the big names are there-- I spotted Carson and Thom several times, immediately texting all my QE loving friends in all caps--while maintaining optimal exterior chillness. Some days my job is so hard.

    Market is one of the best industry events for getting a pulse on what's coming to retail in the upcoming year and beyond. Trends need an incubation time before they're everywhere, before they've in essence become a trend-- and market is like the nest. 

    This season's market was one of the best I've seen. The color palette was an easy, comfortable escape that felt familiar yet somehow fresh and aspirational. The image above shows two of my favorite catalogues from the event, one from Natural Curiosities and the other from Consort. As Natural Curiosities so appropriately coined, this market was all about "Sophisticated Calm."

    This combination gave me the feeling that I was witnessing something new and exciting, but that I could actually have this look in my own home! Imagine that! Home design that felt truly livable beyond a pristine showroom. I'm into it. 

    Here are some of my favorite looks and trends from High Point Market Spring 2018 (To keep with the in-the-moment energy of market I stuck with my trusty iPhone for these photos instead of a cumbersome DSLR, so bear with the raw photos!):

    A reinvented sage green: This color was everywhere! It's somewhere between two colors I loved from the 90's-- sage green meets seafoam and it feels super livable! I've already started playing with this color in the studio!

    Pink and red are actually kinda awesome together: Let's rethink the old advice that pink and red clash and shouldn't be together except for Valentine's Day. Sure there's an intense visual pull between these two colors but that can be a really really good thing! At market orangey reds were paired with faded pinks and the result was absolute eye candy!

    Tone on tone texture: this subtle combo continues to be a thing and I love that it adds visual variety while maintaining a neutral foundation for layering multiple colors and patterns. Selamat was a great source for this as seen on this intricate table below.

    Boho was still a big trend but it's changing: I was excited to see this look was beginning to evolve. Rattan was still a huge part of this look but it's being scaled back to a more functional level. I've owned several trendy pieces of rattan furniture and they've all begun to wear disappointingly early! I love the natural look of rattan but it was refreshing to see other product designers and manufacturers rethinking the amount of rattan they're using in accessories and furniture. This new round of rattan is combined with other stronger materials for a cool California minimal aesthetic that I think has more staying power.

    A few of my favorite brands and showrooms from High Point Market Spring 2018:

    Tempaper: Solving basically all my issues with wallpaper! To remind you, we had to remove layers of wallpaper that had layers and layers of paint over it in my home renovation... a literal nightmare chisel situation followed by messy, goopy wallpaper paste stripper. If only I'd known of Tempaper before I tackled that project! I'll definitely be using some of their papers in my new studio, stay tuned! Life changing.

    How good is this gold metallic sample from Tempaper's Genevieve Gorder collection? In person it is so flashy and luxurious!

    Consort: The Parisian inspired brand everyone was talking about. This showroom hit the colors perfectly. Taking it another step further, Consort also had such a unique combination of materials happening all on very home-ready pieces you could easily imagine living with.

    Cloth & Company: This innovative custom fabric and furniture manufacturing company is one to watch. At the helm are Meganne Wecker and Christiane Lemieux, two independently accomplished women within the furniture and home design world. Together they're making fashionably relevant custom furniture and everyone should know about it.

    Loloi Rugs: I love a family run business and this stellar rug and textile company is one of my favorites. I have a gorgeous hand knotted Loloi rug in my living room that I'm pretty sure I'll have my entire life. Even with my two very playful large dogs, and two scratch-obsessive cats this rug looks just as good as the day it came home with me over a year ago. They also have some of the best design partnerships in the game! Ellen DeGeneres, Joanna Gaines, and Justina Blakeney are just a few in their collaboration rolodex. 

    Chairish: Viva la Vintage! I'm a fan of everything this vintage marketplace is doing and there were so many amazing Chairish sellers represented at market this year! I opened my Chairish shop last fall and go vintage shopping most weekends to find new treasures for my store. I chronicle my hunts in my instagram stories most Saturday mornings. If you've missed it, be sure to tune in to see what vintage items  catch my eye and which pieces come home with me for my Chairish shop. This curated experience is exactly where Chairish excels. Each shop is run by vintage lovers and every items is reviewed by the Chairish curator team before going live. This keeps the marketplace collected and quality-filled. Check out my Chairsh shop here!

    Aside from all of the inspiring showrooms that I visited with my close friend, blogger, Joanna Hawley of Jojotastic (who was one of only 10 design bloggers picked by market to cover the event! Go check her out, she's incredible!) I also enjoyed several social events at market including an impromptu dinner with the Loloi team, here we are posing on piles and piles of their gorgeous rugs!

     

    The After Market Party on Saturday night hosted by The Mine was as always a blast!

    And the new-to-me Four Hands event was a fantastic way to shake off the formality of some of the week with a playful Smilebooth (our too-good-not-to-share clip shown above with me laying a smooch on Kim and Joanna looking adorable as ever!) and roaring dance party with boozy sips. The busyness of the market days melted away as we chatted with new friends and giggled over cocktails.

    A big thank you to everyone who followed along on instagram stories throughout market! It was so cool to see what you responded to in the moment right as I was seeing it too! I'm so excited to see how the inspiration I saw will impact my designs in the upcoming year!

    xoxo Lindsay

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  • Things I'm Loving: Samsung's The Frame + Three Holiday Decor Looks!

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    A big thank you to Samsung for sponsoring this post! Here at Suite One Studio we only promote products we've actually tried and truly love!

    After a long day in the studio this holiday season, nothing sounds better to me than switching into some sweats and getting cozy under fluffy blankets to watch some TV. In my house this is how we end nearly everyday, and I'm not even sorry about the amount of TV we're watching. Our holiday studio hustle is real and it's exhausting, and binge watching TV is my favorite fix.

    That said, TVs are an eyesore and nothing kills a designer's buzz as much as a big black box thoughtlessly interrupting the function and aesthetics of a space. Since buying my home we've been tackling renos room by room but we've left the living room largely untouched because there's been no solution to the ugly TV and jumbled cord problem. Instead I've tucked our TV into our sunroom-- behind closed doors. Then I heard about Samsung's innovative TV, The Frame earlier this year, with its Art Mode, No Gap Wall-Mount, and the virtually undetectable Invisible Connection and I've been TV lusting hard ever since. When Samsung invited me to try The Frame in my own home just in time for the holidays I was beyond excited! Finally a TV I didn't want to hide but that could become a central part of my decor! Magic. No wonder The Frame was featured in Oprah's Favorite Things 2017!

    I tasked myself with the challenge of selecting three different images from The Frame's preloaded artworks in Art Mode to see first hand how much of a game changer The Frame really is for home design. There are over 100 different images in a variety of art categories, which made the selection process no small job, but someone had to look at gorgeous image after gorgeous image, so I'm not really complaining. I finally landed on three images that I used as the inspiration for the rest of the room's decor. Can you believe that? A TV that not only works beautifully in your space, but that can inspire the space itself?

    First up is a simple festive look featuring rich blues and greens. I kept this look fairly minimal focusing on The Frame's vibrancy of colors provided by the 4K HDR Pro, with four times more pixels than full HD.

    Next is a more graphic approach highlighting a more monochromatic palette. I hung a few of my favorite graphic artworks next to The Frame for a curated gallery look.

    Lastly this option celebrates my favorite hues of the season: mint green, rosy blush, champagne, and snowy white. I selected an artwork featuring these same colors for a cohesive look that works perfectly with the oversized baubles hanging on my black faux Christmas Tree!

    Click here to learn more about The Frame, the most beautiful TV you've never seen! (And pssst.. save $200 on both the 55" and 65" models now through 12/30!)

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  • Things I'm Loving: Matte Black Flatware

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    When I style a table I reach for my glistening gold flatware without giving it a thought. More bling please, always. And that's why this will surprise you, but lately I've been having a moment with these utterly metallic-free settings featuring satiny matte blacks. I noticed this trend at High Point Market in a huge way last month, black was everywhere. In many cases it was paired with high shine, warm toned metallics like gold, brass, and bronze, but in some cases the black was used in place of metallics and that's what really caught my attention! Wait. A table where the silverware is not only not silver, but not even gold, or brass, but matte black? Hmmm.. interesting! I love when design stops me in my tracks and makes me reconsider something I've unknowingly totally taken for granted.

    When the first holiday catalogues started arriving in my mailbox over the last few weeks it was clear to me that this trend is here to stay, at least through our holiday tables. Major retailers are working these smooth matte blacks into a variety of home decor categories, including tableware. What's especially interesting to me about the silkiness of these low-gloss blacks is that visually they almost read as a metallic, I don't know how they do it!

    The matte black sets are undeniably modern, but I can't stop thinking about pairing these with something textured and rustic or overly dainty and feminine! Wouldn't that be interesting? Of course if you want to pair them with Suite One Studio pieces like those shown above you can shop our custom handblown glasses here and our handmade ceramics here. The gorgeous Shibori napkin is from Rebecca Atwood.

    Want to give this trend a try? I've rounded up a handful of my favorite matte black flatware sets from all over the internet at a variety of price points to get you started! xoxo Lindsay

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