We’ve Got The Look: Daniel Radcliffe’s Living Room

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Daniel Radcliffe’s Melbourne, Australia penthouse apartment is a big step up from the room under the stairs he called home as Harry Potter. Designed in soothing colors of gray with bright pops of blue and green, the living room is contemporary and comfortable – the perfect place to hang out after a magical day.

If you like Radcliffe’s style, we’ve got the look.

Radcliffe Austin Sofa

Start with a pair of oversized sofas, or a sofa and loveseat combination. Radcliffe’s choice has straight lines and deep seats. Our Austin Sofa is a great match. It’s generous scale looks casual and comfortable, and welting provides interest and tailoring to the track arms and cushions. It’s upholstered in platinum microfiber, which means its soft and durable.

Radcliffe Austin Ottoman

Radcliffe’s room feels relaxing due to the matching oversized ottoman that invites you to put up your feet. Our Austin Ottoman will be a great addition, helping you unwind. It’s upholstered in platinum microfiber that matches the sofa.

Radcliffe Table

While an ottoman serves double duty as a cocktail table, Radcliffe also uses a glass cocktail table. If you want to do the same, our Newman Rectangular Cocktail Table offers similar contemporary lines with black cherry legs that provide nice contrast to the gray seating. Silver details beautifully complement the palette of the room.

Radcliffe Art

Radcliffe has an abstract painting in beautiful shades of blue and green as a pop of color in this otherwise monochromatic room. Our Blue & Green Painted Canvas is a great option, adding drama to your walls and a bold statement to your aesthetic.

Radcliffe Lamp

A contemporary metal floor lamp adds lighting and a dramatic curve to Radcliffe’s room. Our Craftsman Floor Lamp would make a great addition with its domed metal shade and arc shape. The base and the shade are in a rich bronze finish, adding a complementary metal to the room.

Radcliffe Rug

Tying everything together in Radcliffe’s apartment is an oversized gray rug with a textured tone-on-tone finish. Our Mugal (did somebody say muggle?) Collection by Surya is a great match. Its hand-knotted construction is 100% Semi Worsted New Zealand wool, and adds a subtle but chic pattern to the floor.

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Radcliffe ChairsFinally, in a space behind the sofa, Radcliffe has a sitting area with leather sling chairs. If you have space for a grouping of chairs our Justin Sling Chair is a great choice, with 100% leather upholstered seat and back and “sling” styled arms. Its bronze metal frame would complement the lamp finish, creating a polished and dare we say “spellbinding” look.

 

 

Decorating with Green

When it comes to colors, green is a crowd pleaser. From apple to emerald, forest, avocado and lime, green offers something for everyone. It can be neutral … or not. It can make a statement or it can soothe the soul. It also feels rich (well, it is the color of money and envy.)

Sorry Kermit, but we think it’s easy being green! Find your favorite shade or mix and match a few. Here are five pieces that will turn your home into an inviting retreat.

Celery Green Chair

Celery Green. This soft green chair will go with anything. Pair it with basic beige to add a layer of interest. Use it with black for a dramatic combination. Or mix it with colors such as coral, navy or red for a sophisticated, vibrant palette.

Lily Pads in Spring

Spring Green. The lighter shades of green will feel like a little bit of spring in your room. This floral print is a great choice … and you won’t have to worry about watering it. Imagine how it will perk up a basic space.

Watercolors Night Table Green

Kelly Green. The luck of the Irish will be with you when you add a bit of Kelly Green to your room. This vibrant shade makes a statement, so use it sparingly, like with this painted nightstand. The pop of color is playful and fun.

Teal Rug

Teal Green. A teal green rug brings a big burst of color to your room and shakes things up. It’s a great choice if you prefer to keep your wall color neutral. It makes a statement without overpowering your room.

For a limited time, visit artvanareaarugs.com for an extra 35% off over 100,000 area rugs with coupon code “SPRING2016”!

Olive Green

Olive Green. This deep shade of green is a rich neutral that adds depth to a room without being overpowering. It goes well with black, brown or khaki, and has the feel of causal elegance.

Three Accessory Must-Haves for Spring 2016

Sometimes all you need to update your wardrobe for the new season is a well-chosen accessory or two. Here are three trends that came down the runway during New York Fashion Week for Spring 2016 that would be easy to incorporate.

Flat Mule

The Flat Mule

Comfortable shoes are still trending, and flat mules can go anywhere. While they look a little bit like slippers, they get extra style w hen you choose a pair that makes a statement like these from Jenni Kayne.

Colorful Bag

A Bright Bag

Basic black is always in style, but this year grab a bag that’s in color. Bright red, yellow, blue and green were showstoppers, especially this gorgeous bag from Prada.

Statement Earrings

Statement Earrings

Skip the necklace and choose big, bold earrings. Abstract shapes in bright colors could be found coming down the runway, including these from Oscar de la Renta.

 

We’ve Got the Look: Jessica Alba’s Office

Jessica Alba Office

Jessica Alba is not only beautiful; she’s an A-list Hollywood star and a trendsetter with a chic style that’s often photographed for magazines. She’s also a successful entrepreneur; her business, The Honest Company, offers eco-friendly products for babies and parents. Elle Décor magazine recently visited its headquarters, which Alba designed to feel bright and fresh.

“I wanted to give my team many different spaces to work from so they didn’t feel like they were just at their desks all day,” Alba told Elle Décor. “I always have my best ideas when I’m at home—there’s less pressure. I want to recreate that environment for people and inspire them to thrive here.”

If Alba’s work style inspires you to do the same in your home office or office workspace, we’ve got the look:

Alba Ottoman

Identical to the ones found in Alba’s office, our cotton braided Red Pouf Ottoman has so many uses. Put one under your desk to elevate your feet. Use another near an oversized chair or settee to unwind or work on your laptop. And scatter more around the room for extra seating during an impromptu meeting. We love it in red, but it comes in earth, curry, grass, light blue, navy, orange, kiwi and orchid, too.

Alba Settee

Alba’s office has a slim settee that provides comfortable seating and the feeling of home. Our Kitty II Settee is a great choice, offering a tailored style that fits with the professional feel of a workplace. Update the look with new pillows that match the ottoman or add a variety of colors for a sumptuous feel.

Alba Table

Instead of a traditional end table, Alba uses a metal cube with her settee, bringing more texture and depth to the workspace. We think our Argos Table is a great addition, with its patina finish and riveted trim. The handles make it easy to move wherever a surface is needed.

Alba Rug

Finally, bring in a graphic rug to your office that adds interest to the floor. This horizontal stripe pattern in nautical blue is very on-trend for 2016, and will brighten up your workspace with its bold feel.

Do you like Alba’s look? Let us know what inspires you to make your workplace special in the comments below.

How To Create a Dramatic Entrance

We all know about first impressions: they’re lasting, they’re important and they can reveal a lot about a person. But perhaps the most important thing about first impressions is that you don’t get a second chance to make a good one … so what’s your foyer saying about you?

A foyer is your home’s first impression, and how you’ve designed yours will give guests a lot of information about your décor and your personal style. Here are five items that will transform a basic foyer into a dramatic entryway.

Crescent Key Table

 

An Element From Nature

The foyer serves as a “bridge” from your front yard to your home, so why not incorporate an element from nature that marries the two? You can use a plant, freestanding waterfall or slate flooring. Or bring home a piece of furniture with organic elements that will also do the trick, such as this beautiful wood console table with natural rope trim.

Anna Hall Tree   Kalleen Hall Tree

A Place To Hang Coats

If your foyer doesn’t have a large coat closet, a piece of furniture like a Hall Tree will go a long way in making guests feel welcome. It clearly provides a place to hang coats or hold bags. And it lets guests easily claim their items on the way out, so they don’t have to go searching throughout the house.

Shades of Blue and Green

Dramatic Artwork

If your foyer has wall space, use it to set the tone for your home. Display favorite family photos in matching frames that provide a polished look. Or pick a bold piece of art that best represents your personal style. It will get the attention of anyone who comes to the door.

Foyer Sideboard

A Decorative Chest

A place to drop your keys, collect the mail, and tuck away hats and gloves is a great addition to a foyer, and a decorative chest or sideboard allows you to do all those things and make a design statement, too. Pick something that sets the tone for the design aesthetic of your home. Or dare to be bold and choose a brightly painted piece, like our indigo Fillion Accent Cabinet.

Foyer Chair

An Inviting Chair

Guests will know they’re welcome when you position a chair near your front door. This will invite them to sit and wait or remove boots. A chair also provides a convenient place to rest a package or coat. A slipper chair is a great choice because its sleek style won’t overpower your space.