'Inspiration'

Tabulous Look Back: Cherry Red

February 20, 2018

By Tab Byrum

February is National Cherry Month and today we are looking back at a post I did in February 2015 on Cherries and their gorgeous color. Cherry Red is one of my favorite shades of red with its deep rich coloring, join me for a look and get inspired to bring Cherry Red to your house. Enjoy!!!! (click here to read the full post)

Cherry Red inspiration, click here to read the full post on this Tabulous color. Enjoy!!!

Elegant Lacquered Walls

February 5, 2018

By Tab Byrum

Lacquered walls are something that has been around forever and have always been one of my favorite wall treatments but unfortunately as with all beautiful things they are not cheap and take a lot of time. Recently I’ve been saying a lot more use of lacquered walls in home decor and it seems to look best in strong colors but by the same token lacquered walls in Gray will appear very elegant and timeless while Red lacquered walls will be strong and dramatic. The ideal situation is to have lacquered walls done when building a home because of the smell of paint and lacquer but it can be done in an existing home. Remember though you have to have the smoothest of smooth walls because any imperfection in the surface of the walls of a home will show through in the shiny, reflective walls. Today I’m going to share a look at some gorgeous lacquered walls, let me know what you think. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Flavor Paper Wallpaper

February 2, 2018

By Tab Byrum

As you know by now, I LOVE wallpaper and the more unusual the better. I recently saw a story on small businesses and one they focused on making a difference in Brooklyn, NY is Flavor Papers. Flavor Papers creates and distributes an amazing collection of wallpapers, some of which are based on artwork by artists such as Andy Warhol. There are also collections that focus on Pop Culture icons like Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe and selections focusing even on neighborhoods like Brooklyn and the area of Brooklyn known as DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).  The collections are fun and sometimes a little scary, I love the one with bats instead of birds and would be amazing in a powder bathroom, a bar area, dining room and study. Join me today for a look at some of the Wallpapers from Flavor Paper and you can see all of their available papers here on their website. Enjoy!!!

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The Beauty of Call Me By Your Name

January 22, 2018

By Tab Byrum

I think I’m about caught up with everything post-holiday, I had to stop everything else last week and catch up on making out invoices and collecting them for all the Christmas work I had done as well as some design work “errands”. So, starting today I’m back and ready to blog about anything and everything from the wonderful world of design.

Yesterday Michael and I went to see the film Call Me By Your Name, a film based on the 2007 novel of the same name by André Aciman. The story is a coming of age love story and focuses on Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and American grad student Oliver (Armie Hammer). Everything about this film is beautiful, the house is beautiful, the music is beautiful, the Italian countryside and towns are beautiful, the story is beautiful and the cast is beautiful. Today we are going to focus on the house used in the film, Villa Albergoni. The film’s director, Luca Guadaguino, had visited the villa three or four years ago when he was entertaining the idea of setting up house in the Italian countryside around his hometown of Crema, Italy. He says he found the villa “beautiful and a little sad” and briefly entertained the idea of buying the house and grounds. A few years later when he came across the script for Call Me By Your Name he knew he wanted to make this movie and use the Villa Abergoni as the setting. (above via)

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Valentine Peek From Pottery Barn Kids

January 16, 2018

By Tab Byrum

It’s hard to believe that in a month it will be Valentine’s Day, with that in mind I thought we would start taking a look at what some of our favorite vendors are offering online in the way of Valentine decor and goodies. Today we are going to start with Valentines from Pottery Barn Kids, I’m sure it’s because I’m a kid at heart but I always love the stuff their designers come up with. Their merchandise is always colorful, fun and usually has a retro feel to it. This year the Valentine products are all a great red and pink color, everything you need to throw a fun Valentine party for kids and adults, alike. Enjoy!!!

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Mad For Indigo

January 10, 2018

By Tab Byrum

I’ve talked a lot on the blog about the color Blue, whether it’s Navy Blue, Tiffany Blue, Sky Blue, blue pottery, blue cabinets, you get the gist. Recently I’ve been seeing a lot about the Blue hue known as Indigo and decided to delve into it. Indigo is a deep, rich color and is one of the colors of a rainbow. Indigo is between Blue and Violet in the color spectrum and it gets its name from the Indigo Dye that is made from the plant, Indigofera Tinctoria and was first used around 1289. Today Indigo is a very popular color, both in the world of Fashion and in Interior Design, it works very well with other colors like yellow, green, gold, silver, pink and is strong enough to stand on its own. I always think of Indigo as a good pair of blue jeans. Today we are going to take a look at some uses of Indigo in design and how Indigo appears in our everyday lives, color is all around us, you just have to stop and look for it. In the coming days, we’ll look at how Indigo is used in home decor and decorating but for today just let it soak in. Enjoy!!! (above via)

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At Home With Jenna Lyons

January 8, 2018

By Tab Byrum

Jenna Lyons may or may not be a familiar name to you, if you are a follower of fashion and design then you probably know that she recently left J. Crew where she had served as both that companies Creative Director and President and worked there for a total of 27 years. In 2008 Lyon’s NYC home, a 5 story brownstone, appeared in Domino magazine and it immediately became the most pinned home on Pinterest, people are still talking about her yellow couches. Today Jenna Lyons is in a new space both personally and professionally, she currently has not decided what to do in her professional life but is entertaining several ideas and offers, but she has been spending time designing and decorating her beautiful 4th-floor loft in SoHo. The apartment is in a cast iron building and is 3,500 square feet, huge for NYC. The home is definitely done in the Jenna Lyon’s style, I particularly love her bedroom and bathroom. Join me for a photo tour of the home and I’ll go into more detail, I hope you enjoy this tour as much as I am. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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15 Interior Design Predictions For 2018

January 2, 2018

By Tab Byrum

I always think it’s interesting to see what “experts” say the trends will be in Interior Design and Fashion when we begin a new year, so I thought we would look at 15 predictions that recently appeared in Vogue Magazine concerning what’s HOT and what’s NOT in 2018. We are going to look at seven predictions today and eight more tomorrow. Some of these I can totally get behind and some of them caused me to roll my eyes, trends always bug me a little because I think you have to decorate your home the way you want it to be, I always tell my clients that it’s their home and they live in it so it needs to be what they like. One of the trends we’ll be talking about is a curated home as opposed to a decorated home, that’s one I can totally get behind and I’ll go into more detail later. As for now, here are seven purported trends, let me know what you think and as always, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Happy New Year 2018

January 1, 2018

By Tab Byrum

Happy New Year to all of you, I hope this first day of a new year finds you in a good place both physically and emotionally. I have a lot of plans for Tabulous Design in 2018, I’ll tell you more about that later on but know that I’ll keep trying to bring you all the latest news and current trends from the worlds of interior and holiday design as well as inspiration you can use in your own homes and daily lives. I have some fun projects planned and we are in the planning stages for some fun and inspirational trips. Again, a Happy New Year to you all, thank you for checking in with me every day, please keep on and Enjoy 2018!!!

Christmas Candy From Vermont Country Store

December 13, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Candy plays a HUGE role in my family at Christmas, my mom has always been the candy maker and I shared her easy to make and delicious to eat recipe for Chocolate Peanut Clusters here a couple of years ago. When I was growing up I worked in the grocery store in my hometown from the time I was 14 until I graduated from college and at Christmas, we all looked forward to the candy. Christmas candy of all shapes, sizes, and flavors was ordered in bulk and it was our job to unpack it, weight it, price it and display. Hours were spent filling clear bags full of chocolate drops, gumdrops, candy canes, orange slices and so much more. We set up a big table at the front of the store and filled it with bags of candy, I can smell the chocolate and orange slices now sitting here while I’m typing. Today I want to share the candy choices you can order online and have shipped to you at Vermont Country Store, they have a lot of the old favorites as well as some I’ve never heard of but would love to try. All of these would make great gifts for hard to buy for family and friends, great stocking stuffers or just look and taste great sitting out in dishes in your home during the holidays. It’s still 12 days until Christmas but order soon. Enjoy!!! (remember to click on anything in Orange to visit that items webpage)

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