Our Top 5 Accent Tables

May 26

Top 5 Accent Tables

Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to perch your martini, a sleek and sexy modern piece to fit in a tight space, or a unique conversation piece – we’ve got you covered! Our Pulp Design Studios design team pulled together their favorite accent table they’re using right now in our interior design projects…. all for your shopping pleasure!

 

ONE: Brass and Marble Base Side Table, $750  |  TWO: Zebra Accent Table, $465  |  THREE: Matrix Side Table, $1,428  |  FOUR: Crossings Accent Table, $562  |  FIVE: In & Out End Table, $1,123
Happy Shopping!

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University Park Living Room: From Concept to Installation

May 19

We recently completed a Pulp Design Studios client install of a Living Room as the first part of a whole-home design. This is the third project we’ve worked on with these great clients and we’re thrilled with the way it turned out so far. It is a very sophisticated look for a family with hispanic cultural influence with quirky and unexpected touches that are incredibly refined… The design process started with conceptualization that looked something like this:

Project Scheme - University Park Residence

 

Four months later, after design selections, details, client presentation, approval, customization, ordering, coordination and delivery, Beth and Carolina got to put the finishing touches on together while Beth was visiting Dallas. The end result is effortless, but there is such a labor of love that goes on behind the scenes which our clients don’t have to worry about! We installed this gorgeous Living Room and we’re showing you a sneak peek into the space…

 

University Park Living Room Install

Now, on to the rest of the home….

Pulp Sourcebook: #queenannecraftsman Living Room

May 12

Shop the Look - Queen Anne Craftsman

Interior Design by Pulp Design Studios

You may recognize this #QueenAnneCraftsman living room from our recent Behind the Scenes of an Installation post. Sorry we’re not sorry to be going back here again; we just can’t get enough of this fun project!

The best thing about the design of the #QueenAnneCraftsman living room is the mix of patterns and use of color; our Pulp Design team created a fun, happy room that doesn’t feel too youthful or loud. And while the design is timeless, we noticed that the colors were a little reminiscent of springtime…so we thought we would pass along some tips – straight from the source – to inject a little spring happiness into your own home.  

 

GET THE LOOK:

Shop some of the inspired furnishings and accessories:

White Lola Accent Table

Metal Knot

Turquoise Moroccan Tile Embroidered Pillow

Navy Zig Zag Embroidered Pillow

Want to do some more shopping? Check out our Shop the Look Board on Pinterest!

 

SEE THE INTERIORS:

See the rest of Pulp Design Studios’ Queen Anne Craftsman project.

 

Whether you just love what we do and want to create it for yourself or you have a space that you’d love to get the ‘Pulp Treatment’, we hope that his series inspires you to live more beautifully.  And if you’d like to hire us (And, really…you should hire us!  wink. wink.) get in touch and tell us about your project!

 

Note: Color is in essence, reflections of light and one’s surroundings.  As a result, the color you see in our client’s space would certainly translate differently into your own.  If you are not working with a designer, play with paint samples on various walls in your own space to see if you get the effect you want.  We would also be glad to provide you with a consultation if that would be valuable.  We want your space to reflect its own beauty and your style.

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Pulp Seattle Studio Tour

Apr 28

As you may know, Pulp Design Studios has two bustling studios- one in Dallas and one in Seattle. People are constantly asking us ‘So, how does that work with two locations?’! Well, it’s really simple! We are fortunate enough to have amazing technology at our fingertips that allows us to collaborate and function as one cohesive studio. We just happen to be in two locations, though most days it feels like many of our studio mates are just in an office down the hall.

Our Seattle Studio was recently featured on The Office Stylist, so we thought we’d give you a tour of our little jewel-box studio…

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PULP Seattle Studio - Happy Hour and Pulp Home Accessories

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PULP Seattle Studio - Pulp Home Hardware

 

We’ll give you a look into the Dallas studio very soon! But, in the meantime, you can read my interview on The Office Stylist about our studio, our high/low design approach, and how we work.

And, you can also shop the look of some of the key items shown in our studio!

Shop the look of Pulp Design Studios' Office

Chandelier  |  Brass Object  |  Starburst Pull  |  Desk Lamp  |  Mirror

 

Happy Shopping!

Beth-Signature

 

A Visual Journey Through High Point Market

Apr 23

We just returned from an incredibly successful and productive trip to High Point Market!

We shopped for Pulp Design Studios clients, we uncovered new sources, we developed relationships with some of our current sources to bring better value to our clients, and doors opened to some amazing opportunities that we’re excited to explore. We laughed and we *almost* cried because our feet hurt so badly! A picture is worth a thousand words, so as we dig back into our client work and plug away at the post-market craze we thought we’d give you a visual journey through this 2015 Spring High Point Market. Here is market through our eyes…

 

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Surya, modern rugs

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Beth Dotolo Style Spotter

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Beth Dotolo, Emporium Home, Style Spotter

Studio A

Carolina Gentry

Wayland Gregory

Carolina Gentry

Oly Studios

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Beth Dotolo Style Spotters Live

2015 Style Spotters

Century Furniture

Mirth Studios

Mr Brown Home

Noir Furniture

Noir Furniture, Beth Dotolo Style Spotter

Oly Studios Beth Dotolo Style Spotter

Oly Studios Beth Dotolo Style Spotter

Oly Studios Beth Dotolo Style Spotter

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Beth Dotolo, Style Spotter

 

We loved every minute of this Spring’s High Point Market, including all of the amazing people we met through Style Spotting. We are looking forward to doing it all over again this fall!

 

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Design Roundup: Top 5 Hide Rugs

Apr 15

Top 5 Hide Rugs by Pulp Design Studios

Hide is an amazing material to use on the floor! We love using them on Pulp Design Studios projects for many reasons… They’re incredibly durable, cleanable, and super stylish! Many people think of leather as a delicate luxury, when it reality it’s one of the most durable products you can find. It’s great for kids and pets since it’s so easy to clean. Since our client’s seek us out for our ability to bring value and long-lasting style, we often turn to hide rugs to meet those needs.

Check out our roundup of our favorite hair-on-hide rugs as seen in our Pulp Design Studios‘ projects…

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1. Waves Hair-On-Hide Rug [as seen in Pulp Design Studios‘ #QueenAnneCraftsman]

 

Pulp Home Hex White Hide Rug

2. Hex Hair-On-Hide Rug [as seen in Pulp Design Studios‘ #YarrowPointResidence]

 

Pulp Home Prism Hide Rug

3. Prism Hair-On-Hide Rug [as seen in Pulp Design Studios‘ #YarrowPointResidence]

 

Pulp Home Hide Rug

4. Cream Hair-On-Hide Rug [as seen in Pulp Design Studios‘ #WestSeattleTownhome]

 

Pulp Home Diamonds Rug

5. Diamonds Hair-On-Hide Rug [as seen in Pulp Design Studios‘ #WestSeattleTownhome]

 

shop stylish hide rugs

 

See our entire selection of rugs on PulpHome.com!

Happy shopping! xx

Beth-Signature

 

HIGH POINT MARKET VENDOR SPOTLIGHT : PHILLIPS COLLECTION

Apr 13

Phillips Collection

Today we’re excited to share another vendor spotlight!  The Pulp Design Studios team is counting down the days before we head off to High Point Market.  This Friday our hunt for the hottest home trends begins.  It is our goal, as registered interior designers, to stay on top of the trends for all of our clients.  They count on us for our inside knowledge and expertise. Our biannual adventures to High Point Market each spring and fall allow us to get inspired, stay connected with leading manufactures, and network with our peers.  All of which brings tremendous value to our clients!

Phillips Collection Wood River Stone Seating

Phillips Collection

We are so thrilled that Phillips Collection has sponsored part of our trip to High Point this spring. Over the years we have specified Phillips Collection on many Hospitality, Commercial, and Multi-Family interior design projects throughout our careers. It’s an honor to have them support our firm’s visit to High Point.

Phillips Collection

Phillips Collection is known for globally discovering one-of-a-kind treasures and new trends.  We love incorporating a modern global touch to our projects and Phillips Collection is a great source.  It is the perfect place to find beautifully crafted exotic woods used in multiple applications, unique wall art, statement sculpture pieces and modern furnishings for a wide variety of projects. We are totally pumped to see what they have in store for us this spring and can’t wait to share it with all of you!

Phillips Collection Verstick Square Tables

 

We are so excited to visit the Phillips Collection Showroom this week and will be back to report on the latest trends and share some of our favorite picks from their market product debuts!

If you’re not attending market, please follow along on our instagram accounts to see as we post real-time market finds: @pulpdesigns + @bethdotolo + @carolinavgentry

If you are attending High Point, be sure to stop by the : Phillips Collection Showroom

Phillips Collection Showroom

IHFC, C202 – Commerce, Floor 2
1 (Transportation Terminal)
HIGH POINT, NC 27260

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HIGH POINT MARKET VENDOR SPOTLIGHT : J DOUGLAS

Apr 10

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It’s that exciting time of year when the Pulp Design Studios team heads to High Point seeking all of the latest and greatest home trends.  Quality and comfort is very important to us and we value bringing that to our clients.  It’s so important for us to stay on trend and physically inspect any new product that will make its way into all of our clients homes.

This spring season we were very excited about the J Douglas Showroom sponsoring part of our visit to High Point Market and thrilled to be supported by a showroom that represents so many of the manufactures we love and use!  They are an amazing full-service, to the trade, representative showroom carrying the highest quality of goods which is totally up our alley.  It’s the perfect place to find an impressive display of products, from linens and artwork to casegoods, lighting and much more.

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We are always looking for the highest quality of goods for our clients and J Douglas does not disappoint.  You can find find various J Douglas products in our designs…

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J Douglas is truly a designers dream showroom which carries an extensive variety of lines that would cater to any of our clients multiple needs.  Can’t wait to get inspired by all of the new trends and test out the goods in person.

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We are so excited to visit the J Douglas Showroom next week and will be back to report on the latest trends and share some of our favorite picks from their market product debuts!

If you’re not attending market, please follow along on our instagram accounts to see as we post real-time market finds: @pulpdesigns + @bethdotolo + @carolinavgentry

If you are attending High Point, be sure to stop by the J Douglas Showroom:

J Douglas Showroom

IHFC
D.319 & D.322
209 S. WRENN STREET
HIGH POINT, NC 27260

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Behind The Scenes of an Installation: #QueenAnneCraftsman

Mar 16

Sometimes we get those clients who we build an ongoing relationship with…

The work moves at a different pace than most of our projects with set schedules and we design their space over time, continually adding new items and building upon the design. It’s not instant gratification, but a labor of love. We completed a progress install on Friday (and we still have more to come) for one of those projects that left both our entire design team and our client grinning ear to ear. We are so thankful for our clients, who let us be creative and trust us to create the quirky and bold designs that they’re wanting! Take a look at just a little bit of the process that left us all on cloud nine…

Pulp Design Studios Queen Anne Craftsman

Pulp Design Studios Queen Anne Craftsman

Pulp Design Studios Queen Anne Craftsman

Pulp Design Studios Queen Anne Craftsman

Pulp Design Studios Queen Anne Craftsman

Pulp Design Studios Queen Anne Craftsman

Pulp Design Studios Queen Anne Craftsman

Pulp Design Studios Queen Anne Craftsman

Pulp Design Studios Queen Anne Craftsman

Pulp Design Studios Queen Anne Craftsman

Pulp Design Studios Queen Anne Craftsman

Pulp Design Studios Queen Anne Craftsman

You may recognize our Queen Anne Craftsman project from when Seattle Magazine featured it, unfinished, in a spread all about pattern. We are putting the important finishing touches of art and accessories that make all the difference and add soul to the space. There’s still even more to come!

As we came into the office on Monday morning we had the most amazing email waiting for us with the title “THANK YOU!”:

 

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for making our house a home.  It is absolutely stunning and I just love coming down stairs and seeing the living room all finished and cozy.  We LOVE it so much. Seriously, makes my heart so full. Thank you again!”

– Pulp Design Studios #QueenAnneCraftsman client

 

On top of getting to create beautiful spaces to enhance the lives of our clients…. The clients themselves are what makes us love what we do so much. Thank YOU!

The EF + LM Atelier Collection

Jan 14

EFLM Pulp Design Studios

After our fall visit to High Point Furnishings Market where our Pulp Design Studios design team visited the stunning Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman showroom, we were asked to keep their super secret amazing Atelier Collection under wraps! We were finally given permission to share and, let me tell you, it was hard to keep all this beauty to ourselves. First, let us start with a little background…

EF+LM gathered five incredibly talented American designers (four of which are pictured above with our design team) who do furniture like no other to design a collection that is an updated spin on traditional, allowing EF+LM do keep that timeless sensibility that they do so well. The five amazing designers included Lydia Marks & Lisa Frantz, Katie Eastridge, Barry Goralnick, and Ferrell + Mittman’s Creative Director Phillip Jeffries. The result is an amazing collection of furniture, made with the highest quality and exquisite details that have brought traditional styling into our modern era.

Feast your eyes on our five favorite pieces from the collection…

EFLM Pulp Design Studios

EFLM Pulp Design Studios

The Brigitte Swivel Chair – From Marks & Frantz:

She swivels and is soft and comfortable, just what an occasional chair should be. Septagonal in shape, Brigitte is perfect in any room of the house and looks best in pairs. The shape nicely offsets the more typical rounds, squares and rectangles so prevalent in today’s interiors. This chair is larger than you might think, and more comfortable than you can possibly imagine.

EFLM Pulp Design Studios

EFLM Pulp Design Studios

The Max Dylan Sofa – From Barry Goralnick:

The Max Dylan is one of the finest sofas Ferrell + Mittman has ever produced. Every detail is beautifully architectural and inviting. The low-profile arms effortlessly embrace its plush seat cushions. The hand-tailored tight back is clean and casual. Its metal legs are new and original – a classic beveled form provides the impact of a bold gesture with the light touch of a true artisan. This Mid-Century inspired design is interpreted though the eyes of a skilled architect and marvelous craftsmen. 

EFLM Pulp Design Studios

The Carrie Settee – From Marks & Frantz:

As Carrie Bradshaw returned home from the trials and tribulations of Manhattan and her never ending search for love and fulfillment, she settled in her apartment onto her beautiful settee. This settee is faithfully re-interpreted by Ferrell + Mittman just as it has been several times for the homes of her ardent fans. Open and light in scale, this settee is as practical as it is useful, and now with the matching chair Carrie might have wanted, thanks to Ferrell + Mittman’s Creative Director. Aside from its cinematic provenance, this is a damn good piece of furniture! 

EFLM Pulp Design Studios

EFLM Pulp Design Studios

The Tulane Slipper Chair – From Katie Eastridge:

Tulane sits on a solid wood base and is ready for the next client. It is a go-anywhere, no-nonsense tight back slipper chair that is comfortable, versatile, and can be the solution to interior design decisions in almost every room of the house. 

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The Aurora Sofa – From Phillip Jeffries:

Maybe the most difficult sofa we have ever crafted. Aurora is a heavy-weight contender—literally. Matched variegated Wenge veneers creating an exterior shell for the crisp and tailored interior upholstery. Racing across and around the Wenge exterior surface are shaped stainless steel accents that bring to mind Raymond Loewy’s automotive detailing.. Aurora must be seen to be believed- and that a design of this exceptional quality can be made in America speaks volumes about the strength of the American craftspeople. 

 

This new collection is absolutely stunning! You can see the entire collection on their website: EF+LM Atelier Collection

A big thank you the EF+LM team for bringing us to High Point! As interior designers, we appreciate a line that is created by designers and for designers. They are a true to-the-trade line and we love their choice to position themselves as such.

And, a huge congratulations to the talented design team (who also happen to be amazingly fun and gracious people). Amazing work and amazing company!

 

 

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High Point Showroom Tour: Howard Elliot

Jan 13

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

High Point Furnishings Market is always a Pulp Design Studios must visit. Not only do we get to discover new vendors, but we also get to re-familiarize ourselves with the tried and true vendors that we’ve been using for years! For us, Howard Elliot is one of those vendors that blends seamlessly into our designs.

Howard Elliot has everything from flashy, exciting, and dynamic pieces to transitional, warm, and earthy. For us, it’s an easy one-stop-shop for many projects. Our design team has worked with Howard Elliot throughout our careers on both hotel and commercial projects, but also on high-end residential.

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

One of the things we are loving about Howard Elliot is their growth in the furniture and accessories arena! They introduced tons of new decorative accessories, as well as furniture. One of the things we loved from the showroom tour was the inspiration they provided with their showroom styling. Accessories mounted to mirror and the additional layering of mirrors were really fun touches!

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

Metallics, golds, and coppers were king this past market and Howard Elliot didn’t let us down in their beautiful collections. With the added touch of luxurious mink soft goods and upholstery, the showroom was on trend and somehow had timeless touches all at the same time. Their black and gold collections were also spot on with all of the design work we’re doing for our clients right now.

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

Howard Elliot Pulp Design Studios

Howard Elliot has got their eye on trends and, like every great home company, looks towards fashion for setting the tone for interior trends. We enjoyed every inspiring minute and look forward to going back to High Point Furnishings Market this Spring to see what they bring!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Kids

Dec 18

Gift Guide 2014 kids

We are in the holiday shopping home stretch and Pulp Design Studios is working to get all those kiddos in your life taken care of! We’ve pulled together our favorite gifts for the little ones, nephews, nieces, sons, daughters, and god-babies in your life… Happy Shopping!

 

ONE:  Giraffe Artwork  |  TWO:  Build-your-Own Radio Flyer Wagon  |  THREE:  Modern Child Table & Chairs  |  FOUR:  “Design Your Own Superhero Cape” Kit  |  FIVE:  Mason Jar Light  |  SIX:  Safari Wood Puzzle Set  |  SEVEN: Children’s Literature Set  |  EIGHT: Polka Dot Throw  |  NINE:  Hannah Anderson Graphic Basket  |  TEN:  Vintage Stripe Elephant  |  ELEVEN:  Baby Piano   |  TWELVE: Silver Racecar

 

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