The Pulp Family Thanksgiving Table

Nov 24

This Thanksgiving, our Pulp Design Studios interns put together a thanksgiving table scheme to emulate the styles of each of the senior members of Pulp’s design team. It was so fun to see how they saw us and our tastes. And, it was a great exercise for the interns to learn to understand the style of their ‘clients’. See what our interns, Alissa and Tara, pulled together for our Pulp family Thanksgiving table…

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CAROLINA V GENTRY

Co-Owner + Principal Interior Designer

Pulp Table - Carolina

Carolina’s table is full of gold and cream with that layered look that she does so well. Pattern on pattern, with approachable style, that’s perfect for the boho sophisticate.

 

Clockwise: Ingrid Flatware  |  Gold Patterned Tumblers  |  Kelly Wearstler White Gold Plate  |  Ikat Lattice Napkin  |   Wood Napkin Ring

 

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BETH DOTOLO

Co-Owner + Principal Interior Designer

Pulp Table - Beth

Beth’s table is quirky and modern with tons of contrast and metallic accents. This thanksgiving table would definitely be a showstopper and conversation piece!

 

Clockwise: Mr & Mrs Muse Napkin Rings  |  Kelly Wearstler Dots Napkin  |  The Perfect Coupe Glass  |  Gold Flatware  |  DKNY Urban Graffiti Dishes

 

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TRACY WURZBURG

Project + Purchasing Manager

Pulp Table - Tracy

Tracy’s table is for the fun-loving prepster in us all. Think Kate Spade, picnics in the park, and bubbly. This look would brighten any day, especially Thanksgiving.

 

Clockwise: Boxwood Placemats  |  Tour Champagne Glass  |  Key Flatware Set  |  Border Stitch Napkins  |  Kate Spade Dinnerware

 

 

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ABBY SHEHAN

Lead Interior Designer

Pulp Table - Abby

Abby’s table is glamorous, yet down to earth. A perfect reflection of country glam… and, Abby for that matter. This table feels like something special without being too fussy.

Clockwise: Stemless Wine Glass  |  Linen Napkin  |  Crystal Bracelet Napkin Ring  |  Jeweled Gold Charger  |  White Dinner Plate  |  Gold Flatware

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Pulp team!

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5 Must-Haves for the Home: Carolina’s November 2014 Picks

Nov 13

face planter, vetiver oil, la cruset, bourbon candle, quartz bookends purple

I’m sharing some of my favorite items that will make your November splendid around the home…

 

1. These bookends are the perfect little jewel on your bookshelves or sculptural enough to stand on their own. They caught my eye immediately when we saw them at High Point and we couldn’t wait to get them in the shop (and in my home). Purple Geode Bookends, $348

2. I love this essential oil especially around this time of year. It is calming, grounding and soothing. Plus, it has an exotic woodsy scent perfect for the cold weather. doTerra Vetiver Essential Oil, $40  

3. It’s about that time to bring all the plants indoors. Since I love a jungle-style look, I enjoy having a cheeky way to house all of those plants I bring in for the winter. We’ve got one in the Pulp Design Studios office and it’s just adds so much character. Blind Planter Small, $270

4. A French oven is a must-have for Thanksgiving, any great dinner party, and of course for all those chilly weather recipes. It’s an investment for your kitchen that will last a lifetime. Le Creuset Oval French Oven, $275

5. One of the sexiest smelling candles around! Perfect for those chilly nights. I like to keep an extra on hand as gifts for the hosts of those fabulous fall dinner parties you end up attending. Jonathan Adler Bourbon Pop Candle, $42

 

Happy November!

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Showroom Tour: Global Views & Studio A at High Point

Nov 12

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Since our Pulp designers have returned home from High Point Furnishing Market we’ve been busy finding ways to incorporate all the latest goods and trends into our designs and seeing how we can bring the best value to our clients through those vendor relationships.

Global Views and Studio A, in particular, sponsored part of our trip to High Point this Fall. It makes sense, since we’ve been using their products on Pulp Design Studios’ projects for years! This market, we got to scope out all of their latest goodies and they did not disappoint. They are not just ‘on trend’, but they are setting the trends. Take a look at what we saw…

Global Views always presents an exceptional showroom and this fall the showroom was quite impressive. They really showcased this ink and copper trend impeccably! The new product introductions breathed new life into metallics, introducing copper unapologetically and contrasting it with rich ink blue colors. The result was a nod to vintage, but modern and warm enough to hold it’s own for today. The silhouettes of their pieces, especially the Anvil chair, was really something special and complimented the rest of their line beautifully. We were blown away!

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Anvil Chair

And then we have Global Views’ counterpart, Studio A. They are the sister to Global Views, owning some of the same dramatic qualities but unique in it’s own way. Studio A does neutrals, textures, and artifacts beautifully bringing a unique earthy-glam quality to all their pieces. This market, they introduced color. Muted tones of turquoise and orange complimented their existing line beautifully and gave it a refreshing vibrance.

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

Pulp Design Studios - Global Views Studio A Showroom

We we’re so excited to visit the Global Views and Studio A showrooms and have already begin incorporating our finds into our interior design projects!

A big thanks, again, to Global Views and Studio A for bringing us to High Point. We couldn’t be more pleased to have partnered with a company we work with so closely.

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5 Must-Haves for the Home: Beth’s November 2014 Picks

Nov 11

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I’m rounding up some of my favorite things to make my life at home a little more enjoyable this November, and I’m sharing them with you!

 

1. With the time change in full effect, we could all use a stylish way to brighten up our spaces. These bad boys are set to be featured in a national magazine later this year, so get your hands on them while they’re hot! Dalton Brass Lamp, $416 

2. One of my very favorite buys from High Point Market this fall was my cozy new throw. You can find me snuggled up by the fire in mine and enjoying a good cocktail this fall. Plus, it makes a great gift! Charcoal Herringbone Throw, $138

3. I never claimed to have sophisticated taste in reading… But, a Pulp Design Studios client recently recommended the All Souls Trilogy to me and I can’t put it down. I think it falls under the ‘paranormal teen romance for grown-ups’ genre, and it’s a must-read! Don’t judge. Discovery of Witches, $11 

4. The holidays are an amazing time, but can also be filled with stress! My massage therapist recently recommended this flower essence remedy to me for stress. Hey, I’ll try anything once… and, so far, it seems to be helping! Either that or it’s all in my head- but, I’ll take that, too. Rescue Remedy, $14

5. We just received some of the new goodies we purchased from High Point in the office and I’m in love with our new accessories. This brass sculpture is a favorite, and now available in our shop! Intersecting Brass Sculpture, $98

 

Enjoy and Happy November!

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Pulp Work In Progress: Pretty Little Bathroom Details

Nov 4

We’ve been working on an amazing home renovation in Laredo to bring an incredibly beautiful one-of-a-kind 70′s style architectural home up-to-date for our modern family. The goal for our Pulp Design Studios client is livable modern warmth with an eclectic flair… But, before we get to the furniture, art, and accessories, we’re hammering out the architectural finishes and details on the jobsite. See a peek of just a few of the pretty little bathroom details we’ve been working on…

pulp design studios Laredo Contemporary Bathroom Details

pulp design studios Laredo Contemporary Bathroom Details

pulp design studios Laredo Contemporary Bathroom Details

pulp design studios Laredo Contemporary Bathroom Details

pulp design studios Laredo Contemporary Bathroom Details

 

We are so thrilled with how this home is turning out for our great clients. We’ve got the entire home designed and ready to go. Next step…. Purchasing! Stay tuned!

If you have a space you’d love to get the ‘Pulp treatment’, give us a shout and tell us about your project

Before + After: Ponder Modern Master Bedroom

Oct 30

Pulp Design Studios Ponder Modern, Master Suite 3

We’ve been getting lots of requests to see ‘Before’ photos of our interior design work! It’s hard to see a newly designed space and imagine how it would apply to you or to your life. So, we’ve decided to start doing more of our ‘Before and After’ posts so that you can see how some unassuming and ordinary rooms have been transformed into spaces that reflect the individual style of each of our clients, all while functioning splendidly for each of their lifestyles!

Pulp Design Studios Ponder Modern Bed Before and After

What started as a simple space that was not at all reflective of our client’s stylish and vibrant personality, is now a haven that she can turn to each day for relaxation and to set the tone for her day.

 

Pulp Design Studios Ponder Modern Bedroom Before and After

We played with the layout of the space and moved the open desk (complete with messy papers and work) to the other side of the room. We gave our client a concealed secratary-style desk that would allow her to close down her work and conceal the mess.

 

Pulp Design Studios Ponder Modern Secretary Before and After

We also reupholstered her existing chairs to make them pop and exude our client’s happy personality.

This transformation helps showcase how a run-of-the mill room can be transformed with a keen design eye, a bit of clever repurposing, and thought behind how our client and homeowner functions. This simple bit of styling (we didn’t even paint!) made a world of difference on this budget project.

 

See the entire project on our website:

PONDER MODERN RESIDENCE

 

If you have a space you’d love to get the ‘Pulp treatment’, give us a shout and tell us about your project

Gift Guide: The Halloween Hostess

Oct 28

If you’re attending a stylish Halloween party this season, we’ve got a gift guide for all of your Halloween gift giving needs. And, if you’re not attending any fun parties, then well… go ahead and treat yourself to a little something. You deserve it. The ladies at Pulp Design Studios curated some of our favorite spooky home goods for your shopping pleasure!

Halloween Hostess Gifts

ONE: D.L. & Co. Gold Skull Candle  |  TWO: Snake Gold Rectangular Tray  |  THREE: Stacked Skull Candle Stick  |  FOUR: Brass Snake Letter Opener  |  FIVE: Mother of Pearl Skull Tray  |  SIX: Ankasa Lace Skull Pillow

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New In The Shop: Figurative Finds

Oct 23

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We’ve curated some of our favorite figurative goods! We’ve been incorporating some amazing curated finds into our Pulp Design Studios projects and we’ve brought them to the shop for you… Some of my very favorite pieces are nestled in this great collection of furniture and accessories. Happy Shopping! xx

SHOP PULP HOME’S FIGURATIVE FINDS

 

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5 Ways to Transition Your Home Into Fall

Oct 21

We’re all looking for ways to settle into the new fall season, both in our wardrobes and our home. Today, whether you have a stylish Pulp designed home or not, we’re sharing how to transition your home to fall along with a few great items to help you achieve it…

 

5 Ways To Transition Your Home To Fall

5 Ways to Transition Your Home Into Fall

 

1. Add additional layers to your living room with cozy throws and pillows in warmer knits, textures and seasonal colors.

2. Decorate with seasonal touches such as vegetables and florals.  This is a easy way to dress up a table top or entry way. Use pumpkins, gourds, fall leaves branches and feathers.

3. Make your outdoor areas cozy with fire elements and layer exterior seating with pillows and throws.

4. With shorter days and longer nights add a warm glow with some candles.  Woodsy scents can enhance that cozy Fall feel.

5. Change out your bedding from lighter summer weighted linens to heavier warm down comforters, blankets and quilts.

 

SHOPPING GUIDE

 

ONE: Prism Steel Chiminea  |  TWO: Modern Log Holder / Carrier  |  THREE: Peacock Alley Cape Town Solid Throw  |  FOUR: Concordia Fireplace Screen  |  FIVE: Bohemia Bougie Parfumée Scented Candle  |  SIX: Pumpkin Servers  |  SEVEN: Faux Fur Throw & Blanket, Brown Owl Feather  |  EIGHT: Wool Beige & Mint Pillow

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Before + After: Queen Anne Craftsman Dining Room

Oct 15

‘Transformation’ is one of the most amazing things about what we do at Pulp Design Studios… A lackluster room can be transformed into your favorite space in the house with a keen eye and great design talent. We shared with you recently that a project we are working on, our Queen Anne Craftsman Residence, was recently featured in Seattle Magazine. We are not complete with the project yet, but we love that we caught the editor’s eye on our instagram account and were able to allow them into the home to see the progress we’ve made so far.

 

One of our favorite transformations is the Dining Room! Take a look at what we did with the space…

 

Queen Anne Crafstman Dining Room Before Pulp Design Studios 1

Queen Anne Crafstman Dining Room Before Pulp Design Studios 2

Pulp Design Studios Queen Anne Craftsman, Dining Room 2

Pulp Design Studios Queen Anne Craftsman, Dining Room

 

Quite the transformation, don’t you think!? We brightened the entire space and made it more useable and functional for this family who entertains in their home, including using wipeable and cleanable fabrics. That’s right, this dining room is more than just a pretty face… It’s designed for our client’s lifestyle!

 

See the entire project on our website:

Queen Anne Craftsman residence

 

If you have a space you’d love to get the ‘Pulp treatment’, give us a shout and tell us about your project

High Point Market Vendor Spotlight: Howard Elliott

Oct 14

Barbara Barry Sconces, Pulp Design Studios

As we continue our countdown to High Point Furnishing Market, where some of our Pulp designers are headed this Friday, we’re excited to share our last vendor spotlight! High Point has become such an essential part of our design firm because each Spring and Fall we get to see the latest and greatest pieces for our clients. We get to build better relationships with our vendors and reps to bring the best value to our clients. And, most importantly, we get to sit in, touch, and feel all the amazing goods our clients are trusting us to purchase and bring in to their homes. It’s an exciting time for us to get inspired, connect, and see all the newest goods…

 

Howard Elliott has sponsored part of our visit to High Point and we were so thrilled to be supported by a vendor that we love and use! You can find Howard Elliott products in our designs, as pictured above in our Modern Craftsman Project

We are always surprised by Howard Elliott when we visit High Point. The detail in their pieces that just can’t be expressed in photos comes through in person. Yet another reason why it’s so important for our firm to make trips to High Point! Howard Elliott is introducing some very cool mirrors, accessories, and furniture this fall that we can’t wait to put our eyes on. With their ‘finishing touch’ products, Howard Elliott helps us complete that last 15 percent of a project that is so important and often overlooked. Plus, as designers, we always find something we love that may need to be in a different size or finish for a specific project. One very exciting thing we found out about Howard Elliott is that you can customize their pieces! We can’t wait to check out the new goods and here are some of our current favorites…

Howard Elliott Pulp Design Studios

We are so excited to visit the Howard Elliott showroom this month 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 Howard Elliott showroom:

Howard Elliott

210 E. Commerce Ave.
IHFC H224
High Point, NC 27260

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High Point Market Vendor Spotlight: French Heritage

Oct 14

French Heritage Pulp Design Studios

As we continue our countdown to High Point Furnishing Market, where a trio of our Pulp designers are headed this Friday, we’re excited to share another vendor spotlight! High Point has become such an essential part of our design firm because each Spring and Fall. We get to see the latest and greatest pieces for our clients. We get to build better relationships with our vendors and reps to bring the best value to our clients. And, most importantly, we get to sit in, touch, and feel all the amazing goods our clients are trusting us to purchase and bring in to their homes. It’s an exciting time for us to get inspired, connect, and see all the newest goods…

 

This Fall we are so please to announce that French Heritage has sponsored our visit to High Point! While French Heritage provides furnishings to some of the biggest players in retail, we were excited to learn more about their brand and all of the amazing opportunities we have to utilize their line, as designers.

 

French Heritage is known to us for their great silhouettes with incredible details and finishes. Their line of goods is varied from glam to traditional, all of which are fashion-forward french styled furnishings. We’ve curated some of our favorite Pulp picks from their line that blend seamlessly into the modern and eclectic spaces we’re designing for our clients.

French Heritage - Pulp Design Studios

 

As we get to know French Heritage there are three exciting things we learned, aside from discovering beautiful pieces and exquisite quality:

1. French Heritage stocks a broad range of product right here in the US.

2. The French Heritage line can be customized and the customization takes only 3-4 weeks. That’s unheard of these days!

3. Now, designers, this is where you get excited… They can build completely custom pieces to our design specifications. Your own atelier with the same quality French Heritage is known for. As designers, that excites us!

French Heritage - Pulp Design Studios

We are so thrilled to visit the French Heritage showroom this month and see how we can bring the great value they offer to designers back to our clients. We 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 French Heritage showroom:

French Heritage

1638 English Road and 422 N. Hamilton
High Point, NC 27260

 

Also, be sure to check out the invite to their High Point Party: Macaroons & The Joy of Life. We hope to see our fellow designers there! 

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