WATCH: Beth Dotolo Shares Her Favorite Items Style Spotted at High Point

Jul 23

Beth Dotolo Style Spotter Video

 

As High Point Home Furnishing Market introduces their 2015 Style Spotters, watch Pulp Design Studios‘ own Beth Dotolo takes you on a tour of her favorite showrooms and shares favorite pieces from the Spring market.

 

 

We’re excited to share more this Fall in a new video series, as Beth and Carolina explore trends and share some of our what we do at High Point and why we bring back the pieces we do for our clients and shop!

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10 Essentials for Outdoor Entertaining

Jul 21

Green House

Green House Design by Pulp Design Studios

Why should the best designs be saved for indoors? See how our interior designers at Pulp Design Studios curated the perfect outdoor look. Then head over to Pulp Home and shop the look for yourself! We have you covered with the perfect essentials for an outdoor summer party!

Summer Night Party

 

ONE: Beverly Palm Pillow, $72  |  TWO: Small Carafe, $40  |  THREE: Ceramic Hurricanes, $140  |  FOUR: Quartz Bottle Opener, $93  |  FIVE: Round Glass Ice Bucket, $123  |  SIX: Rankin Tray, $207  |  SEVEN: Stripes Rug Gray, $96  |  EIGHT: Cocktails on Tap, $25 |  NINE: Chic Walnut Coasters, $198  | TEN: Aldo Marble Cheese Board, $73 | 

 

SHOP THE WHOLE ENTERTAINING COLLECTION! 

 

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A Dallas Condo Gets A Spruce

Jul 16

Pulp Design Studios Dallas Highrise

Many times, our Pulp Design Studios clients don’t need a full design and just need a spruce to take the things they already have and elevate them. These projects are fun for us, because we get to move things around like a puzzle and fill in the blanks to bring out the best in our client’s taste and style. Other times, our clients are renting apartments or homes while we’re working with them on renovations and they need to make a rental feel like home. Although we typically work with full-service clients, there are many cases where we are able to come in and sprinkle in style and make things more functional and personal for our clients.

This Dallas condo is a perfect example of how we used great furniture placement, combined with key accessories, art, and added soft goods to make a client’s space feel like home. Take a little tour of this apartment…

Pulp Design Studios Dallas Highrise

Pulp Design Studios Dallas Highrise

A gallery wall of our client’s favorite existing prints was created to add character to a standard condo kitchen. We also added lots of functional style to the kitchen bookshelves for added personality that also doubles as storage.

Pulp Design Studios Dallas High Rise

Unique accessories and books were utilized throughout that added personal style and an added layer to this small space.

Pulp Design Studios Dallas Highrise

Simple bedding, art, and lighting made the bedroom feel much more personal and lived in without breaking the bank.

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

Pulp Sourcebook: Modern Craftsman Living Room

Jul 14

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Interior Design by Pulp Design Studios

In today’s Sourcebook series entry, we are coming back to an old favorite of ours, as well as a fan favorite! The Modern Craftsman is such a timeless formal living space in one of our most-pinworthy homes.

A neutral living space allows for spectacularly bold accents, such as this gold Sunburst Mirror, to command attention. The asymmetrical chaise adds an unexpected touch that ties the room to the architecture. You can’t go wrong with adding white and gold accessories and, of course, what better way to make it cozier then with some soft throws.

Now lets talk about paint… Paint is a tricky thing to work with especially when you have sunlight and artificial light coming from all different angles. This beautiful, airy, tonal look was not created with ease. In order to have the house have one consistent color the Pulp Design Team had to paint different quadrants of the house in different shades of the paint. It was a meticulous process that we went through in order to achieve the clients goals for a soothing space!

 

GET THE LOOK:

Shop some of the inspired furnishings and accessories:

Sunburst Mirror 

The Bathing Lady Sculpture

Tassel Throw

Folding Stool 

Vanessa Bowls 

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’ Modern 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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How To Display Your Jewelry, Stylishly.

Jul 9

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Jewelry is one of those things that is typically thrown in a jewelry box or a drawer organizer, but lets face it, digging for treasures is the last thing you have time for when you’re getting ready to head out the door. You know what I’m talking about! You’re already late and hunting for the perfect necklace or earrings and of course the one you need (to complete the perfect outfit) is tangled in the biggest mess; you stare at it and curse as you try to untangle it. Ugh! I know!

Everyone has storage challenges and would like to access things more easily.  As a designer, living in a loft space, I’m always looking for splendid ways to store or display things I use on a daily basis and so are our clients. Sometimes, those storage solutions are right in front of us and we don’t even know it.  I was able to use some of the accessories I already had (on the console in front of my closet/ dressing area) and turned them into a creative way to easily access my jewelry without it looking ugly.  I used some of my small decorative bowls and boxes for those small items, stacked bracelets on the neck of a vase (which opens for additional storage) and a ginger jar to hang tangle free necklaces.  One of my favorite kick knacks, a wooden Balinese hand, which lived on a shelf just for looks is now the perfect place to hold rings. This simple storage solution has totally cut time and frustration out of my everyday morning routine which leads to a great start in my day.

Looking for some functional livable ways to display everyday items? Try this solution in your own style on a bathroom vanity tray or a great closet island.

 

GET THE LOOK:

Red Begonia Cover Jar // Jig Jag Ginger Jar (similar here) // Atelier Stella Vases // Piper Brass & Wood Box // Iron Orb Object // Wooden Balinese Hand (similar here) // White Bowl 

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Before + After: 3 Kid’s Rooms

Jul 7

Pulp Kids Rooms

Our design team at Pulp Design Studios loves designing kid’s rooms! The experience of meeting these little humans, getting their input, and taking on their fearless approach is priceless.

The other component that comes into play is budget. Our clients tend to be fairly savvy and would rather allocate funds to their other spaces we’re designing, rather than spending a ton on a room for someone whose tastes will likely change in a year or two. We respect that approach and love a challenge!

After all, our children deserve to understand, at an early age, the impact that your environment can have on your daily life. Teaching them an appreciation for beauty, function, and organization leads to a more well-rounded adult. It all starts at home and we love being able to help our clients create the foundation for their kids!

Take a look at these three rooms we designed for one family, along with some pretty stunning before and afters.

Pulp Before and After Kids Room

Pulp Kids Room

Pulp Kids Room

Pulp Kids Room

Pulp Before and After Boys Room

Pulp Design Studios Boys Room

Pulp Before and After Girls Room

Pulp Design Studios Girls Room

Pulp Design Studios Girls Rooms

 

 

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

Our July Top Shop Designer Picks

Jul 1

Top picks Pulp Home

Our Pulp Design Studios design team hand-picked our favorite new arrivals in the shop and we’re telling you why!

Dior: New Couture ($115)

Why we love it: “This book adds an editorial edge to any fashionista’s space. Outside of adorning a bookcase or coffee table, it’s also filled with gorgeous images perfect for framing!” – Carolina, Pulp Co-Owner + Principal Interior Designer

 

Glass Mirrored Box – Extra Small ($22) + Pyrite Specimen ($16)

Why we love it: “I have been loving this glass mirrored boxes! I have a couple at home; one that I keep treasured keepsakes that my kids have brought home and one that hold coral from my last trip away with my hubby. They add an extra layer and elevate ordinary objects!” – Beth, Pulp Co-Owner + Principal Interior Designer

 

Grey Herringbone Tassel Throw ($90)

Why we love it: “I love going to summer music festivals! Who doesn’t love cuddling up in throw on those cool summer nights?!” – Carly, Pulp Junior Designer

 

Wooden Hand Sculpture ($114)

Why we love it: “This hand sculpture is such a fun addition to a wall for hanging jackets, but we recently purchased it for a project to adorn and entry table and add an eclectic earthy edge.” – Beth, Pulp Co-Owner + Principal Interior Designer

 

Fashion’s Insider Guide To Paris ($25)

Why we love it: “If you’re planning a trip to Paris, this guide isn’t just about the shops. It’s an insider’s peek into the chicest eateries, shops, and hotspots.” – Tara, Pulp Junior Designer

 

Hourglass White Sand ($36)

Why we love it: “It’s precious size makes the perfect gift. It’s just so cute!” – Tracy, Pulp Project & Purchasing Manager

 

SHOP OUR JULY DESIGNER PICKS HERE!

 

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Before + After: Hockaday Park

Jun 16

Our clients came to us with an empty space. They didn’t know where to start to bring their eclectic tastes together. And, more importantly, they didn’t have the time. Pulp Design Studios took their vast open space and created a space that their family can live in and love within a specified budget.

Before and After Hockaday Park Pulp Design Studios

See the entire project:

Hockaday Park

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Watch the Before and After video of the journey.

SHOWROOM TOUR : J DOUGLAS

Jun 11

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Since our Pulp team has returned from High Point Furnishing Market we’ve already started incorporating all the latest goods and trends we spotted into our designs.  It’s extremely important to us and our clients to stay on top of new trends.

This spring, J Douglas, sponsored part of our trip to High Point and did not disappoint. We’ve been using their manufacturers on Pulp Design Studios’ projects for years! As an amazing full-service, to the trade, representative showroom carrying the highest quality of goods, we knew they would have all of the hottest trends covered. Check out what caught our eye this spring market…

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J Douglas represented many of the trends we saw this market. They really showcased the indigo trend impeccably! Beautiful pillows, books and artwork showed off these rich ink blue colors, creating a cozy and calming environment. From classic to edgy, to elegant and mod, every line they carry has it’s own personality, giving any designer a wide variety of selections to choose from. We were like kids in a candy store!

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Metallics are still going strong this market and J Douglas portrayed these trends well through the many of the manufacturers they represent. Wood and metal combinations were exhibited perfectly.  These trends were scattered throughout all of the vendor showrooms they represent, showcasing a gorgeous variety of furniture, lighting and accessories.  Especially gold and brass, which are truly here to stay.

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Our very own Beth Dotolo (a Style Spotter this year) spotted several items from the stunning lines J Douglas represents.  We fell in love with this cheeky hand vase in a gold metallic finish from Arteriors.  We’ll take two please!

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We we’re so excited to visit the J Douglas showroom and have already begun incorporating our finds into our interior design projects!

A big thanks, again, to J Douglas for bringing us to High Point. We couldn’t be more pleased to have partnered with a company that caters to our trade with style and finesse.

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Showroom Tour : Phillips Collection At High Point

Jun 9

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Visiting High Point Market twice a year for Spring and Fall market is a major adventure for the Pulp Design Studios team.  It’s always exciting to find new vendors and stay in touch with the ones we’ve used for years.  Our goal is to stay on trend and keep our designs fresh and new, which is something our clients truly value.

This spring season we were honored to be sponsored by Phillips Collection. Over the years, they have been a go to for our projects, when it comes to on trend furniture and accessories. Here are some of the new trends Phillips Collection opened our eyes to this season.

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Natural materials paired with metallics were a huge part of what we saw from Phillips Collection.  These were also major trends at market this Spring.  The combination of natural, raw elements and shapes with clean, smooth additions make for a perfect paring when it comes to furniture and accessories. An array of metallic hues like copper, gold and silver were incorporated into their collection. The relationship between the natural shapes, along with the clean lines and metallic colors, makes the furniture more refined and infuses the lines of art with functional furniture.

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The global trend was also embraced with large sculpture pieces and statement wall art from around the world.  It’s always fun to see how they display these dynamic pieces that can stand alone or in a group setting.  As always, they perfectly meshed a global vibe with a twist of modern, using a mix of unique applications of cracked glass, wood, metal and even feathers.

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This intricate peacock feather art piece caught my eye from across the room.  Its saturated hues of blues and greens, with pops of rich black were spot on with the color trends this market.

Our very own Beth Dotolo ( a Style Spotter this year) spotted this gorgeous Kissing Butterfly Dining Table this season.  This table is even more stunning in person, and the smaller side table version will be making its way into one of our lucky client’s living rooms this summer. Can’t wait to get it installed!

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We adore the new additions Philips Collection revealed this season and we look forward to using more of their products on future Pulp Design Studios projects!  We can’t wait to see what High Point Market has in store for us this fall!

We were so excited to visit the Phillips Collection showroom and have already begun incorporating our finds into our interior design projects!

A big thanks, again, to Phillips Collection for bringing me to High Point. I couldn’t be more pleased to have partnered with a company we love.

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A McQueeney Lakehouse Before and After + A Video Tour

Jun 4

The Pulp Design Studios team took on a renovation for one of our most amazing repeat clients for their Lakehouse in Texas, just outside of Austin and San Antonio. We have completed both the exterior and interior renovations, just in time for summer enjoyment.

Take a look at the amazing before and afters of the exterior door, just to give you a glimpse into what we have in store for you… We put the door color up for a vote on instagram last year so it’s fun to see your response with the great shade of red we decided upon with the client.

Pulp Design Studios McQueeney Lakehouse Before and After

 

Plus, watch our video to see the entertaining-ready deck, along with a sneak peek into our interior design – complete with before, during, and after photos:

 

 

If you are considering a renovation for your home to make sure it’s entertaining ready for next year, now is the time to start the interior design process!

We are so pleased with the way this home has turned out, making it entertaining and summer-ready, and we can’t wait to have it photographed later this month… Stay tuned!

Before + After: Preston Hollow Bungalow

Jun 2

Pulp Design Studios Preston Hollow Bungalow, Bathroom Detail

The goal of this whole-home refresh in Dallas, Texas was to create a fun, fresh and collected look that was both kid-friendly and livable for our young family. We were working on a very specified budget so it was important to be able to refresh the space in ways that would make the biggest impact with the greatest end result.

Our Pulp Design Studios design team made some simple cosmetic updates, including selecting vibrantly colored and happy hues, bold wallpaper, fresh paint, and modern accents to create a dynamic family-friendly home. One of the largest and easiest improvements we made (which is also took the most convincing for our homeowners) was painting the fireplace brick a creamy shade of white. It instantly freshened up the space making it happy and livable! When our clients trust our vision, it always pays off in big ways!

Watch the fun video tour we made of the space, with before and afters!

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Take a look at the Before & After photos of our Preston Hollow Bungalow refresh…

Pulp Design Studios Preston Hollow Bungalow Before and After Entry

Pulp Design Studios Preston Hollow Bungalow Before and After Dining Room

Pulp Design Studios Preston Hollow Bungalow, Wallpaper Detail

Pulp Design Studios Preston Hollow Bungalow Before and After Living Room

Pulp Design Studios Preston Hollow Bungalow, Living Room

Pulp Design Studios Preston Hollow Bungalow Before and After Sitting Area

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Pulp Design Studios Preston Hollow Bungalow Before and After Bedroom

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Pulp Design Studios Preston Hollow Bungalow Before and After Kids Room

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Pulp Design Studios Preston Hollow Bungalow Before and After Powder Bath

 

See the entire project on our website:

PRESTON HOLLOW BUNGALOW

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