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MODERN INTERIOR DESIGN BLOG by KIM COLWELL DESIGN

Take away our unique design tips to personalize your space, improve energy and upgrade your style. Our fresh approach to transforming environments merges luxury with intuitive energy to create interiors that positively impact your mind, emotions & quality of life.

With an extensive background in art and the wonderful experience of being a second generation feng shui master, this modern interior design blog will include the most innovative, beautiful and diverse design resources from around the globe…all with our unique perspective.  Apply our tips & tricks to your home, office, retail space or lifestyle so that you can have a FEEL-GOOD space that is rich in personality and as stylish as it is harmonious.

RECENT INSPIRATION

Lately I have been inspired by Japanese furniture designer Shuji Nakagawa’s indigo dyed furniture. I am always intrigued by Mexican architect Javier Senosiain’s ingenious and imaginative work and support local talented friends such as Los Angeles based architects Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues. Visuals that excite me have a special mix of imagination and whimsy always driven by good clean designs.

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PHOTO CREDITS

Top Row: 1 – Roderick Vos Designs, Photo by Rene Van Der Hulst   2 –  (upper left) canary table by India Mahdavi, representation by  Ralph Pucci    3 – Inform Showroom – Gas Town Vancouver BC   4 – Aquario Cabinet, by Fernando Y Humerto Campana – sold at BD Barcelona   5 – Artist Ran Hwang   6 – Greg Klassen Designs

Middle Row: 1- Fredrikson Stallard Species Sofa, representation by David Gill Gallery   2 – x tray & photo by Vitamin Designs  3 – Gaetano Pesce Design, Photo by John Rohrer  4- Roderick Vos Designs, Photo by Rene Van Der Hulst

Bottom Row: 1 Roderick Vos Design Studio  2 – Cabinet by Elizabeth Garouste, representation by Ralph Pucci   3 – Office Interior Design by Kim Colwell  4- Chocolate Mint Dessert by chef Jefferson Alverez & Photo by Secret Location, Vancouver  5 – Portrait of Christy Turlington by sculptor Michael Evert for Ralph Pucci

Splurge

Splurge

SPLURGE Splurge on Gaetano Pesce's pond table - it has always been one of my favorites  - it was designed in 2012 as a series of 7 and uses ridid polyurethane foam, PVC, opoxy resin, and soft urethane resin to capture it's effect. DESIGN PSYCHOLOGY It has a dreamy...

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Designing from Nature

Designing from Nature

DESIGNING FROM NATURE Designing from nature in mind makes the concept more dynamic and profound for me. Whether it be the gorgeous way that nature creates or the feeling that you get from being around it, stones, leaves, flowers, trees, water, metals and all the...

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Psychology in Design

Psychology in Design

PSYCHOLOGY IN DESIGN Using psychology in design is vital to the way I work because no two people are the same. It makes sense for me to approach each home, office or retail space a little differently because each client has a vastly different aesthetic or personal...

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Salvador Dali Furniture

Salvador Dali Furniture

SALVADOR DALI FURNITURE The Salvador Dali furniture shown was inspired by his painting 'Femme à la Tête Rose'. The Leda table brings the artists surrealist imaginings to life. What an elegant and imaginative piece. It is cast in solid brass. Salvador Dali's furniture...

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Avant-garde Furniture

Avant-garde Furniture

AVANT-GARDE FURNITURE - WHERE NATURE & ART UNITE Cutting edge designers, Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard of Fredrikson Stallard take my breath away. Taking the geometrical art form of a rock and turning it into a functional piece of furniture with the pop art...

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Designer Houses

Designer Houses

DESIGNER HOUSES - NEW CONSTRUCTION Our new construction project is coming along. I don't know what it is, but sometimes (to our electrician's chagrin!), I just have to get up on that ladder. It has been a fun project. I will be excited when we get this beautiful place...

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Interior Design Splurge

Interior Design Splurge

INTERIOR DESIGN SPLURGE - LUXURY GOODS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE Interior design splurge will bring you extravagant luxury finds that will range from raw, refined, new to antique or vintage. We scour the globe to seek out rare, exquisite finds from our favorite designers,...

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Indigo Dyed Wood

Indigo Dyed Wood

INDIGO DYED WOOD - JAPANESE TRENDS Indigo dyed wood, a recent trend in Japan, is made by using Aizome, a traditional indigo dye derived from the ai plant. We have spotted Japanese craftsman experimenting with dying hard wood floors and furniture. This unique Japanese...

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Green Design

Green Design

GREEN DESIGN - FUNCTIONAL ART Greg Klessen is an environmentally conscientious furniture designer. Sourcing only locally sustainable wood from the banks of the Nooksack River, he handcrafts tables inspired by the waterways of the Pacific North. What I love about his...

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Steals

Steals

STEALS - FUN BUDGET FRIENDLY FINDS Steals for conscious consumers who want pops of color in their space can look no further than Greg Gallego, owner of Makye77, bowls. Greg's bowls are a perfect catch all for small items that live in an industrial or urban...

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Interior Design Ideas

Interior Design Ideas

INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS - VITAMINS FOR YOUR HOME I have always loved this little X TRAY planter by Vitamin Living. I have used it as an X or a PLUS+ or Cross. I have added a pop of colorful flowers soaked in a classic floral sponge, wheat grass or herbs. I'm sure it...

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Small Office Design

Small Office Design

SMALL OFFICE DESIGN - A TRANSFORMATIONAL DESIGN APPROACH Small office design is equal parts productivity, branded style, and warmth. Warmth was added because I believe that creating a level of comfortability in the place that you work can impact productivity in the...

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Modern House Designs

Modern House Designs

MODERN HOUSE DESIGNS Modern house designs from Animalick Interior Design and represented by B.D. Barcelona. B.D. Barcelona's has a design meets art philosoph. With a background in architecture, there is an artisanal quality their projects. For me, their furniture...

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Wall Decorating Ideas

Wall Decorating Ideas

WALL DECORATING IDEAS Mixing patterns, color pops and scale selections makes for a posh and delightful concept. We are in love with this bold, striking boutique hotel design which shows off the most wonderful wall decorating ideas. The monochromatic use plums and...

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Wood Casting

Wood Casting

WOOD CASTING FURNITURE  with ALUMINUM + TREE LOGS = FABULOUS! Wood casting takes my breath away. Nature's raw beauty is reinterpreted in a sublimely modern way. The beautiful furniture shown was created by Tel Aviv based product designer Hilla Shamia who creates an...

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Unique Furniture

Unique Furniture

UNIQUE FURNITURE Unique furniture designs begin with imagination and that is something Rodrigo Almeida has in spades. This simple design becomes unique for me because of the textile and subtle use of shapes and details that all together make me feel playful and...

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Feng Shui Door Colors

Feng Shui Door Colors

FENG SHUI DOOR COLORS The beautiful image shown is by friend and fabulous LA photographer Jay Goldman. It is a perfect example of how to open the mouth of chi (life force energy), to allow for vital energy to flow into your home. The reason for this is there are no...

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Trend Alert

Trend Alert

TREND ALERT Trend alert encompasses special finds from artisans, innovative designers, unique design ideas, and inventors from around the globe. I am always on the look out for the best of the best and there are so many incredible ideas out there to share. People are...

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