Celebrating Pulp Design Studios’ New Seattle Office

Jul 31

It’s hard to believe August is just a day away.  Summer has flown by with a flurry of activity in the Pulp Design Studios’ Dallas and Seattle offices.

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If you follow us on Instagram you’ve likely taken note of the Seattle office’s gorgeous new digs. Beth and the rest of the Seattle team are thrilled with their new space and location.  The large windows, high ceilings, exposed brick and steel beams serve as a perfect backdrop for the clean and modern workspace.  The team has been adding final finishing touches, incorporating gorgeous pieces from the PulpHome.com collection.  Of course the pièce de résistance is the oh so glamorous chandelier that illuminates the central conference table, an ideal spot for client presentations, team meetings and impromptu cocktail hours.  Knowing such a beautiful space is waiting for you really does make going to work each morning an absolute pleasure.  You just can’t help but feel inspired!

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To celebrate the new office space, as well as Co-Owner and Principal Interior Designer Carolina V Gentry’s visit to the Northwest, the Pulp team enjoyed an evening of sips and light bites.  A personal fave was Beth’s signature summer drink.

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It’s five o’clock somewhere, go fix yourself a drink and join us in toasting the Pulp Design Studios’ team. CHEERS!

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Pulp Design Studios Welcomes Lead Designer Abby Shehan

Jul 29

As the title of this post announces, we have exciting news to share.  In July, Pulp Design Studios welcomed the highly talented and sought after, Abby Shehan, to its senior design team.

 

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Co-Owners and Principal Interior Designers Beth Dotolo and Carolina V Gentry have known and admired Abby’s work for years.  Collaborating on projects with Abby and having her as a member of the Pulp Design Studios’ team is a dream come true.  With Abby’s impressive resume of projects in hospitality, commercial, and multi-family interior design, Pulp Design Studios is poised and ready to take on new projects of all sizes, including restaurant, hotel, office space, multi-family, and retail interior design.

 

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We can’t wait to share some of Abby’s designs and projects.  In the meantime, take a minute and read our Q&A session with Abby below.  We know you’re going to love her as much as we do!

 

What’s your personal style?

I’m pretty sure I fall under the “Bohemian Glam” category.

 

What is your favorite item from PulpHome.com?

The Luck Be A Lady Lamp: It is such an elegant accent piece.  I like the warm metal and turquoise combo.  The scale of the lamp is also very versatile.  If you like to switch things up a bit, they can easily be transitioned around the house for different looks!  It’s like a nice piece of jewelry, for your Home!!

 

Why are you most excited to join the Pulp team?

I spend all day doing what I LOVE to do, AMONG FRIENDS!!  The entire team is so positive and forward thinking.  I’m grateful to be here!

 

What is your favorite room in the house?

The Kitchen: It is the heart of the home.  Who doesn’t love a room filled with food, wine, and crystal chandeliers?

 

What is the most rewarding interior design project you’ve worked on?

Let’s see… I have just recently joined the Pulp Design team so, for now, I will have to say, The Hilton Bonnet Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida.  It is currently the largest Hilton Development in the world.  It took us 4 years to complete with 1,000 Guest Rooms, Three Restaurants, Two Bars, and an enormous Conference Center.  It was such a grand and rewarding experience, something I will never forget.

 

What are you doing when you aren’t designing?

Whipping up something yummy in the kitchen, arranging flowers, trying on sunglasses, practicing yoga, and teaching my daughter, Heidi, how to be an all star diva.

 

Thanks Abby, Pulp Design Studios is over the moon to have you on the team!

 

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

 

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New Pulp Interiors Featured in Seattle Magazine! #QueenAnneCraftsman

Jun 30

New Press Seattle Mag July 2014

We are thrilled to see one of the projects that we are still working on featured in the glossy pages of the July Issue of Seattle Magazine!

Pulp Design Studios‘ project, #QueenAnneCraftsman, features some bold designs and patterns that we are incredibly excited about… Our clients have been amazing, giving us full trust to help them determine their vision and execute their space. The results have been something really special, that the local press have been excited about (after getting some sneak peeks on our Pulp instagram) even prior to the project’s completion.

Just wait until we’re complete!

 

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

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Work In Progress: #WestSeattleTownhome

Apr 8

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The Pulp Design Studios team has just completed Phase One of a town home design project for a couple in West Seattle. One of the owners of this townhome is a home editor for a local Seattle magazine, so naturally it needed to be stylish and fashion forward. Luckily they just told us to run with it… She has been watching the home designs coming out of our firm for years, so we had their complete trust. We had free reign on style, so it was up to us to give them a look that they didn’t even know they needed.

The images above are just a peek at what we’ve been working on… We went with an overall neutral palette, focusing on high contrast with some pops of intense color. It was modern with eclectic touches and…. It fit them perfectly. On our last meeting they told us that they just sit around their space and talk about which piece is their favorite… I think we’d consider that a success.

Now, onto Phase Two!

We have been focusing much of our energy on our clients these days, so keep following along on the progress of this project (and our other projects) on our Instagram & here on Hello, Splendor by searching hashtag: #WestSeattleTownhome.

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

Work In Progress: #BelltownHighrise

Mar 31

 

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#BelltownHighrise by Pulp Design Studios - Work in Progress

#BelltownHighrise by Pulp Design Studios - Work in Progress

#BelltownHighrise by Pulp Design Studios - Work in Progress

We, at Pulp Design Studios, have been working with clients to renovate and combine two condominium units into one, in the hip downtown Seattle neighborhood of Belltown. We are nearing the home stretch on this project, now that construction is complete and working to install the furniture, art, and accessories. This project has been an exercise in developing a chic eclectic mix since we reused and reworked much of the client’s existing furniture and have worked in some incredibly chic key pieces to pull the space together. It’s coming along beautifully and we can’t wait to share more…

We have been focusing much of our energy on our clients these days, so keep following along on the progress of this project (and our other projects) on our Instagram & here on Hello, Splendor by searching hashtag: #BelltownHighrise.

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

 

A Sneak Peek at the New Pulp Offices + A Letter from the Partners

Mar 3
A Sneak Peek into Pulp Design Studio’s Dallas & Seattle Offices.

 

This month Pulp Design Studios celebrates 7 years in business!  And, as we celebrate this milestone we also have some important news to share.

 

Pulp Design Studios is excited to announce a Change of Address for both our Dallas & Seattle locations. As our firm and staff continues to grow to accommodate our amazing roster of Residential, Commercial, & Hospitality clients, it was time for our space to expand accordingly.

 

Our new Dallas space is set in the incredible Dallas Design District with space for both our interior design studio and a small showroom to showcase our custom designs & Pulp Home wares. This prime location allows Pulp Design Studios a plethora of design resources at our fingertips for our interior design clients & projects. Our new Seattle office is located in the heart of Seattle’s historic Ballard neighborhood, giving our team space to grow as we continue to take on new projects in Seattle and across the country.

 

Since our cross-country offices operate cohesively and collaboratively through integrated technology, the growth of both locations has significant impact for our national design firm. Pulp Design Studios is now poised to take on larger projects as a result of an improved design library, expanded client presentation space, as well as a new showroom area, all of which simply enhance our offerings to new and existing clients.

 

As our team settles in to our new offices, we wanted to take the time to let you be the first to know about our new spaces. We appreciate your business, our creative collaboration, as well as your referrals, which have made this growth possible.

 

Thank you,

Beth Dotolo + Carolina V Gentry

 

 

Please note our NEW addresses and update your records:

PULP DESIGN STUDIOS – DALLAS
1216 Manufacturing Street
Dallas, Texas 75207

PULP DESIGN STUDIOS – SEATTLE
5308 1/2 Ballard Ave NW #9
Seattle, Washington 98107

As we settle into our new offices we will be back with great blog posts and project updates!

Work In Progress: #Mantlebrook Before & After Painting

Jan 28

We’ve said it before, but, we’ll say it again… The power of paint is amazing! We started working with our Pulp Design Studios clients at our #Mantlebrook project a couple of years ago. We had the chance to help renovate their kitchen and we are now starting up on other rooms in the house. The painting in the Formal Living Room was recently completed and we just had to pop in and share…

Can you believe the difference!? It’s night and day… The white paint is so much more fresh and much needed. Obviously, we still need to get our hands on the space and are working on the furnishings and some additional paint updates around the fireplace. But, it’s just a breath of fresh air that we’ve been waiting a couple of years to see! So happy to have clients who trust us when we say “paint the brick” or “paint the wood”. It’s such a hard commitment, but so worth it.

Keep following along on the progress of this project on our Instagram & here on Hello, Splendor by searching hashtag: #Mantlebrook.

 

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

Work In Progress: #UniversityHeights Dining Room Design Progress

Jan 21

We at Pulp Design Studios are currently working on a residence in Dallas, our #UniversityHeights project, and things are trucking along… We wanted to pop in to show you some sneak peeks from the Dining Room progress we’ve made so far!

We’ve still got more layers to add, but we love the eclectic and layered look that is beginning to develop so far!

Keep following along on the progress of this project on our Instagram & here on Hello, Splendor by searching hashtag: #UniversityHeights.

 

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

Shades of Green at Pulp Home

Jan 16

After seeing these Luck Be a Lady Lamps arrive in our warehouse, I’ve been a little obsessed with shades of green in our interiors! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite green goods from the shop today…

 

ONE: Luck Be a Lady Lamp // TWO: Acrylic Box with Teal Agate // THREE: Green Mojave Embroidered Pillow // FOUR: Green Flat Beaded Asian Brush // FIVE: Whitney Citron Bowl

 

But, seriously, how good is that lamp?? Carolina and I are currently fighting over who gets to use them in our homes… that is, unless you scoop up our stock first! 

Before & After: #PrestonwoodModern Fireplace Cladding

Jan 14

We recently had a client turn to our team at Pulp Design Studios with a design dilemma. Among other things, their fireplace was falling flat in their space. At our #PrestonwoodModern project we reworked this floor-to-ceiling fireplace wall and gave it a new stone facelift.

This gorgeous new cladding and other additional touches really added a bit of contrast and luxuriousness to the space. We love the simplicity of it, while still providing some natural texture.

Keep following along on the progress of this project on our Instagram & here on Hello, Splendor by searching hashtag: #PrestonwoodModern.

 

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

5 Easy Tips to Enhance Your Home

Jan 13

Yes, its 2014 and I can’t believe it! A new year always makes people think of how they can improve in many different areas.  Every year I think…How can I easily spruce up my home without breaking the bank?  Here are five quick easy ways to spice up your home without all the fuss.

1. Curb Appeal: The first impression of your home starts with the exterior. Create an inviting sense of entrance by repainting your front door a fun color, changing the exterior numbers or simply add a pair of large decorative planters with some flowers. (image)

2. Textiles: You can easily change up any room by switching out the pillows or drapery panels.  This can be done seasonally by adding lighter textiles for the warmer seasons and heavier ones during the colder seasons.  I just added a sparkly pillow and fur throw to my bed to give it a cozy winter feel.  It’s such a simple way to add texture, color and pattern to any space.

3. Declutter & Rearrange: Take a step back and look at your bookshelves and coffee tables. Have you added to your tchotchke collection over the year?  Have you been piling the magazines on the coffee table or in the corner?  We are all guilty of this…including me.  Clean it up people! Edit your accessories and move them around to different areas.  You can also rearrange your existing furniture to create a totally new look.  This will update your space and it’s free.

4. Decorative Hardware: Give a piece of furniture a face lift with some new unique hardware.  Our Pulp Home Starburst Pulls have been very popular for doors, consoles and cabinets. You can also transform the look of a kitchen or bathroom by switching out the cabinet hardware.

5. Paint or Wallpaper:  Color and pattern can play a huge part in how you feel in a room.  Change a room by painting it a dramatic shade.  Several of our clients have truly enjoyed room transformations in shades of black.  It’s bold and everything pops right off it.  If paint is too much of a hassle, add an accent wall of wallpaper.  This is a simple way to create a focal wall in any room. One of our favorites at Pulp Design Studios is anything from Abnormals Anonymous!

 

Check out our Pulp Home shop for some great finds to spruce up your home!

 

 

 

#pulpathome: Black & White Suri Boxes

Jan 9

Since we saw these black and white inlay boxes at High Point Furnishing Market, we’ve been obsessed! We’ve since stocked up our Pulp Home inventory with these stunning boxes, and of course had to snag some for ourselves! See how our co-owners, Beth & Carolina, both used them in their own homes…

 

STYLED BY CAROLINA

 

Small Suri Round Box 

(also shown: Baroque Antiqued Gold Leaf Lamp

STYLED BY BETH

 

Large Suri Round Box

(also shown: Small Antique Gold Urchin)

 

How stylish are these boxes!? They make a great housewarming gift or fun box for stashing things around the house, like jewelry, matchbooks, or spare change.

 

What would you stash in these gorgeous boxes??