Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mix It Up: Your Artwork Doesn’t Have to Match the Sofa


There’s nothing better than finding the perfect piece of furniture for your home. It’s comfortable, it fits the dimensions of your space, and best of all, it fits your personality. But sometimes it can be a struggle to find artwork to match your furniture.

The solution? Don’t worry about matching! Here’s a little design secret: There are no rules that say that your art has to perfectly coordinate with your interiors in color, size, or aesthetic. In fact, when your artwork has an oddity to its size, or is displayed in a nontraditional way, or even if the subject is unexpected, that’s what makes your home a real home!

Your artwork should reflect you, your personality, your family, and your lifestyle in a way that creates a treasured home environment. Here are a few ways to bring the unexpected into your home art gallery.


Break away from the traditional. Remember when artwork would always be hung according to rigid standards? You may have chosen a patterned sofa or set of chairs and tried to find art in the same color palette. However, there are plenty of ways to style a look without being overly matchy-matchy. Imagine a black-and-white striped chair with a bright red and orange abstract print above, for example. Colors can be complementary, or you could have just one color in common to tie it all together. 

Stay under budget. Just because you sprang for an investment rug doesn’t mean you have to buy an original painting to match. No matter how nice your furniture is, you can find inexpensive artwork to match. Instead of choosing a pricey painting, why not display your favorite prints? Calendars are a great source for multiple prints that can be arranged together using uniform frames. It’s really all about expressing your unique style so that when you look at it all together, you can’t help but smile.

Choose your locations wisely. It’s a good idea to consider the function of each room before deciding which art will live in it. Start out by grouping your artwork together and determining which rooms you want to display which pieces. If you’re worried that small children or rowdy guests will disturb your artwork, consider pieces that are not breakable for common areas. A few long hanging wires spray-painted with plastic coating or a grouping of long picture shelves could hold your children’s favorite books or Lego creations. Or if the kids are older, you can pair artwork from your latest travels with cherished photos of your kids to give your room a new focal point.


Add an air of eclecticism with a gallery wall. The great thing about gallery walls is that they fit in with just about any décor. If you have boxes of treasures hidden away, look through them and pick out meaningful pieces to display, from your kids’ artwork to favorite family photos and beloved prints. Think outside-the-box by mixing colors and patterns. Robert’s own bright and multicolored furniture designs work so well with a mix of old and new accessories, and a gallery wall is the perfect way to accomplish that look.

Make your kids the star of the show. Family photos look great anywhere when done with style. Skip the photo studio and have a few of your favorite snapshots printed as over sized black-and-white photos… perhaps one of each family member sticking out their tongue out or blowing out their cheeks? This look is so much more personal than posed studio shots and will remind you of special times together.


So, if you think your artwork has to match your furniture perfectly, then consider these ideas to give your interiors a fresh look. You will never look at artwork the same!

Laurie Laizure is the CEO of Customized Walls and founder of the largest online community for design pros. Laurie’s work has been featured on various cable networks as well as top publications in the interior design world such as New England Home and Country Living magazines. She also writes on her own blog, William Sonoma Designer Marketplace and for Shutterfly.com. Connect with her here: Google+ 


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Saturday, October 11, 2014

High Point October 2014


When Lazar asked me if they could create a sofa from my LOUNGE design, I said sure!! See the result at the High Point Market | The World's Home for Home Furnishings!

Let's see how they did...

Showroom IHFC D817
(Design Center 8th Floor)


See you there!
 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

It's Happening 2015!

http://www.modlifecollection.com

I'm so excited to share the news that Mod Life is bringing you my own signature seating collection in early 2015!

Made in the USA! 

Stay tuned for more news as it happens at Mod Life Collection and on Facebook.

This is going to be fun!

http://www.modlifecollection

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Kelly Rutherford: Kid film crew was ‘Incredible’


 

 In the family comedy “The Stream” actress Kelly Rutherford plays a mother whose son embarks on an adventure to get to the mall without permission. Children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America helped to produce the film and the organization receives 20 percent of the video proceeds.
http://www.today.com/video/today/55980249#55980249

Learn more about the film...


http://thestreammovie.com/

Available now on DVD!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-stream/id894199786 
http://www.amazon.com/The-Stream-Rainn-Wilson/dp/B00KQ82FXG/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1409072055&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=%22the+stream%22+rainn+wilson


Proceeds benefit

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bgca.org%2F&ei=p3AHVOJYiJ3KBIT3gMgE&usg=AFQjCNH7xMnAre0i_3AUoB6Uyy3FE3DX3g&sig2=gP1zbh2jhbL0d_Lpxje_QQ


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

We will miss you Robin!





Robin Williams 1951-2014

You will be so missed, and always treasured.

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org


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Monday, August 4, 2014

It's a Mod Mod World!

http://www.modmomfurniture.com/

The second quarter of this year has been a whirlwind! And life changing as well! On June 1st, I officially joined Mod Mom Furniture as president, and a whole new journey had began. You can read some more details about the announcement at Furniture Today, and Kids Today.

Furniture Designers Interiors Furniture
New York: Moon Ho, Robert Petril, and Kiersten Parsons Hathcock

Since we joined forces, Mod Mom/CEO Kiersten Parsons Hathcock and I have traveled to over 15 cities from coast to coast. Our mission has been to study the market up close and personal, and to spread the Mod Word about what's coming new in the near future. Along the way we saw so many awesome things, and met with so many amazing and inspiring people!

http://www.modmomfurniture.com/

Now we're rolling up our sleeves, and beginning a very ambitious expansion at Mod Mom Furniture. The plan is to strengthen our manufacturing capabilities, as well as introduce some very exciting new youth products and categories. We're designing now, and the pencils are flying! We can't wait to share it all with you as the journey continues, and the new products come to life. I'm going to try and blog as much of the process as I can.
Las Vegas, Lexington: Robert Petril, Kiersten Parsons Hathcock, & Tommy Leflein
In addition to the youth categories at Mod Mom, we'll also be launching a brand new adult seating collection we're currently calling "Mod Life". This new collection will feature my own signature seating designs, as well as others from world class designers around the globe! So many exciting things to come! I hope you'll follow along our fantastic journey, and offer any and all feedback in the comments below. 

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Thank you so much for all your support throughout the years. You know who you are! Be back soon with more fun Mod news...so stay tuned :)


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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mod Mom Furniture names new president | Kids Today



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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Furniture Fashion Week #hpmkt



It's like Fashion Week, but for the Home!

I will be showing LOUNGE, Crosby, and Hazel Collections in new fabric selections by Lazar's cover guru Debra Venti.

@Lazar Industries IHFC-D817
(Design Center 8th Floor)

April 5-10, Will you be there?

More Info & RSVP 


You can follow the crowd, or you can blaze a whole new path!

-RP


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Sunday, November 3, 2013

The tip of the iceberg...


The drawing board has been very busy these days. So many new things about to happen. And, I can't wait to reveal what we're up to. Stay tuned, there's big news coming soon!

"If you can dream it, you can do it" - Walt Disney


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Friday, October 4, 2013

THIS JUST IN! Showtimes...

Showtimes for Opening Week are here!
We need YOU to fill the seats on Friday, October 18, 2013, 80% of the proceeds go to help the kids from The Boys & Girls Clubs of America!

It's more than just a movie...its a mission!



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Saturday, September 28, 2013

THE STREAM Opens October 18th!


...THE STREAM opens October 18th., at select Regal Cinemas!

 

The Official Trailer



 A wonderful family movie, and each ticket sale benefits the kids at The Boys & Girls Clubs of America. So let's go to the movies on October 18th! :)

Where you ask?
 
 

NEW YORK:

UA Kaufman Astoria Cinemas 14 & RPX
35-30 38th St., Astoria NY 11101
Regal New Roc Stadium 18 & IMAX
33 Le Count Place, New Rochelle NY 10801
 

CHICAGO:

Regal Round Lake Beach Stadium 18
550 East Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach IL 60073
Regal Cantera Stadium 17 & RPX
28250 Diehl Road, Warrenville IL 60555 (city / north suburb location tba)

PHILADELPHIA:

UA Riverview Plaza Stadium 17
1400 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia PA 19147
UA Washington Township 14
, 121 Tuckahoe Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080
Regal Peoples Plaza Stadium 17
1100 Peoples Plz, Newark, DE 19702

 

BOSTON:

Regal Solomon Pond Stadium 15
591 Donald Lynch Boulevard, Marlborough MA 01752 

 

LOS ANGELES & ORANGE CO.

Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26 & IMAX
7501 Carson Blvd Long Beach, CA 90808
Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 IMAX & RPX
65 Fortune Dr.,Irvine,CA,92618

 

SAN FRANCISCO / OAKLAND:

UA Emery Bay Stadium 10
6330 Christie Ave Emeryville, CA 94608

 

SAN DEIGO:

Regal Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 & IMAX
405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon CA 92020

 

WASHINGTON DC / BALTIMORE / VA:

Regal Majestic Stadium 20 & IMAX
900 Ellsworth Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910
UA Snowden Square Stadium 14 
9161 Commerce Center Drive, Columbia MD 21046

 

ATLANTA:

Regal Hollywood Stadium 24 @ North I-85
3265 NE Expressway Access Rd, Chamblee GA
Regal Atlantic Station 16 IMAX & RPX
261 19th Street NW, Atlanta GA 30363

 

MINNEAPOLIS:

Regal Brooklyn Center Stadium 20
6420 Camden Ave North, Minneapolis MN 55430

 

DENVER:

UA Colorado Mills Stadium 16 & IMAX
14500 West Colfax Ave., Lakewood CO 80401

 

DALLAS / FT. WORTH:

UA Grand Prairie 10
510 Westchester Pkwy, Grand Prairie TX 75052


 




Come on! Let's go to the movies! :)

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Why pink is Badass...

 
 

And you thought that pink was just a girlie color...HA!


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