Contain your Clutter Stylishly

Aug 18

Contain Your Clutter Stylishly

Keeping a home clean and clutter free seems to be a difficult task for every household, whats even more difficult is finding a stylishly piece to hide or store those knick knacks.  Pulp Design Studios goal is to always have a place for everything in your home. It’s not just about a beautiful space, it’s how you live in it. Our team pulled together their favorite storage accessories to keep your home ever so stylishly and clean…. all for your shopping pleasure!

 

ONE: Magazine Caddy, $448  | TWO: Braque Box, $63  | THREE: Document Box, $195   | FOUR: Suri Round Boxes, $375  | FIVE: Glass Container, Antique Brass, $225  | SIX: Volcano Basket, $300 | SEVEN: Black Marble Boxes, $850  | EIGHT: Rajan Container, $360 | NINE: Sea Urchin Container, $180 | TEN: Tea Jars, $188 | 

 

SHOP THE WHOLE STORAGE COLLECTION! 

 

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Pulp Sourcebook: Edgy Executive Office

Aug 6

Sourcebook - Edgy Executive OfficeInterior Design by Pulp Design Studios

The Pulp Design Team created a creative workspace for our client, an ad exec in one of the country’s leading advertising firms, with a goal of increasing creative productivity, showcasing their client’s style, and creating a mood and ambiance that is not typical of most high-rise offices.

The Pulp Design Team was fortunate enough to design a workplace with such an edgy color! Light in the workplace is tricky to work with. Let’s admit, those fluorescent lights aren’t doing anything for us. Picking the right color is the trick! Check out the amazing colors we pulled from Benjamin Moore and Farrow & Ball to create the same edgy vibe!

 

GET THE LOOK:

Shop some of the inspired furnishings and accessories:

Zebra Print Hide Rug

Walker Hammered Brass Lamp

Iron Orb Object w/ Gold Knobs

Haven Accent Table 

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’ Edgy Executive Office 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 this 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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Shop Top Designer Picks: August

Aug 4

August Top Shop Designer Picks

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

Palms Up – Brass ($170)

Why we love it: “I love this quirky gold hand! A perfect way to add a little sense of humor to any space.  Plus, it can function as a place to hold your phone, hang some bracelets or a fun conversation piece sitting on a table. “ – Carolina, Pulp Co-Owner + Principal Interior Designer

 

Succulent and Moss in Ribbed Ceramic Container ($239)

Why we love it: “I love this succulent because it brings color and a taste of the outdoors inside! Also, with my busy schedule I never have to worry about watering it since it’s artificial!” – Carly, Pulp Junior Designer

 

Turquoise Chevron Tray ($197)

Why we love it: “I love this tray because it has such vibrant colors and is perfect for the summer time. It also contains the chaos on my vanity! “ – Tracy, Pulp Project & Purchasing Manager

 

Tangerine Throw ($138)

Why we love it:  “This super cozy and soft throw is a favorite for my whole family! It’s super stylish and, being machine washable, it cleans really nicely. We love wrapping up in it when the air is crisp on summer nights and it’s a great piece that transitions in the fall when the weather gets cooler. I can’t seem to buy enough! “ – Beth, Pulp Co-Owner + Principal Interior Designer

 

Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour ($60)

Why we love it:  “This book makes me nostalgic of my vacation to Dominican Republic! It’s the perfect read to inspire your next summer getaway!” – Tara, Pulp Junior Designer

Metal Knot  ($115)

Why we love it:  “This gold knot has quickly become a styling favorite of ours around the Dallas and Seattle studios. It’s the perfect size for a bookcase, coffee table, or for adding to a stack of books! With all the photoshoots we have coming up, it’s been making it’s way into some of our favorite projects! “ – Beth, Pulp Co-Owner + Principal Interior Designer

 

 

SHOP OUR AUGUST DESIGNER PICKS HERE!

 

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Before and After: West Seattle Townhouse

Jul 30

West Seattle - Pulp Design Studios

With a high/low approach for a couple wanting a design forward, yet livable, space that showcased their dynamic personalities, Pulp Design Studios designed this gorgeous jewel-box town home. Our married, working couple loves to entertain and needed a space that would meet their personal needs, as well as hold up to their pets.

Our team designed this dynamic concept for our homeowners that would give them lots of unique style elements, texture, and contrast. We furnished and spruced their space, working around just a couple of existing items and provided our clients with luxury items such as the bone inlay cocktail table, textural black croc wall covering, and hair on hide pillows. We offset some of these higher end items by adding in whimsical touches, like individual feathers framed in ikea frames. Unexpected touches, like the split face bookends and the teak chair in the shape of a hand add a quirky layer to the graphic edge we gave this space.

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

 

Take a look at the Before & After photos of our West Seattle Townhouse refresh…

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See the entire project on our website:

WEST SEATTLE TOWNHOME

And, see the article in Domino:
SEE THE ARTICLE

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

 

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

and

Watch the Before and After video of the journey.