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Designer Spotlight: Jarrett Design

At Vishion, we love finding interior designers to help inspire you in your own home. Each week in the Vishion Designer Spotlight, we strive to show you all designers who inspire us to move out of our comfort zones and try something new in our home. Meet Jill from Jarrett Design. Located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley.

Jarrett Design

White cabinets and kitchen counters with cutting boards and plants

Photo and Design by Jarrett Design

What is the most important aspect of any successful interior design?

I believe the most important aspect is the designer’s ability to listen carefully to their clients, translating their words into enhanced versions of their visions that exceed expectations and achieve delight.

Let’s talk about color! How do you like to use color in a space? What challenges do you face when using color?

Ahh, color!  I am a self-proclaimed, neutral monochromatist.  I adore calm spaces for myself and in my designs.  I applaud bold use of color by others.  My biggest challenge is my own boring, fearful ‘engineer’ brain. As I get older, my creative side is winning more often, which is such fun!

Tell me about a recent project you loved. What design challenges did you have with this design, how did you address them?

Wooden dining room table with chandelier and teal china cabinet

Photo and Design by Jarrett Design

I love our Central Park Serenity project, but angles are not our friends.  The sink wall with dishwasher required careful installation consideration. Our design called for the removal of two walls, one separating the kitchen from the sitting area and another at the end of the bar.  Both turned out to have posts that we had to creatively conceal, one in the middle of the space.  We were all a bit concerned about how these posts would impact the space, but in the end, they disappear amidst all of the surrounding beauty.

Can you tell me specifics about the paint colors or brands used in this space?

Benjamin Moore Sweatshirt Gray and Benjamin Moore Gray Cloud

What do you see as the hottest color and design trends of 2020?

White furniture with bookshelf outside of kitchen

Photo and Design by Jarrett Design

While the grey trend continues in the kitchen and bath world, people are craving coziness with a side of adventure. Whites and greys are warmer. Stained woods are being reinvented in lighter tones with texture. Layers of multiple colors in one space are gaining popularity, especially in kitchens.

How has your design business changed in the time of Coronavirus? What challenges have you faced and how are you working to overcome them?

As a team, we took full advantage of our quarantine days! We analyzed everything from our business management practices to the client experience. We updated our documents, overhauled internal collaboration methods, developed a killer client presentation, and added virtual design services. We organized and remodeled parts of our studio and decided to purchase our building to allow us to expand. We established relationships to add products to our repertoire and ordered samples of our favorite materials. The biggest challenge for us has been keeping up with increased demand, which just means working more hours.  With more time spent at home and fewer outlets for spending, people are improving their living spaces more than ever, certainly a silver lining for us.

Is there anything else you would love readers to know about you?

Bathroom with white tile, teal cabinets, and duel mirrors

Photo and Design by Jarrett Design

I love what I do!

What is the best way to contact you for a design consultation?

Feel free to call my studio – 610-421-8183, or contact me through my website www.jarrettdesignllc.com.

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An Insider Look at 7 Celebrity Interior Designs, Thanks to Zoom

Celebrities: They’re just like us, with their neon-hued basements, dedicated shoe closets and built-in shelving units brimming with Oscars. Well, maybe they’re not *quite* like us, but thanks to social distancing, us normal folk have gotten to peek inside the homes of the rich and the famous to see how the other side lives.

Zoom, Zoom

zoom video conference

Photo by Allie on Unsplash

If there’s one… interesting… takeaway from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s that we’re all inviting each other into our homes on a more intimate (yet virtual) level. People who may never get to peek inside the walls of our homes now get to judge us based on the novels on our bookshelves, not the self-help books piled on our desks. And in true celebrity-thirsty fashion, normal people just like you and me now have the opportunity to dissect the interior design choices of our favorite celebs via zoom.

1. John Legend & Chrissy Teigen

Social media queen Chrissy Teigen has always felt comfortable sharing the intimate details of her life with her adoring fans. But now that she has all the time in the world (read: no choice but to stay home), she’s shared even more of her life at home with husband and singer John Legend.

The Teigen-Legend household is just as aesthetically pleasing as you might expect from a bombshell model and her artist husband. Teigen likes to poke fun at her perfectly imperfect life on Twitter, but it’s clear that a lot of effort, time, and investment has gone into making their home’s interior design a place where you want to spend time. With a bright, open kitchen that would make a Michelin-star chef blush and a home gym filled with sexy fitness equipment, this is one celebrity house where I wouldn’t mind being quarantined for a few months. (OK, I’ll start packing my bags now if you insist…)

2. Tom Hanks

Cherry kitchen cabinets are admittedly not my thing. But Tom Hanks is Tom Hanks, and he can make anything look good. “Hanx,” as he lovingly signs off on Twitter, invited us into his home at a particularly vulnerable time — right when the coronavirus pandemic started. He hosted SNL’s first at-home special from his kitchen and helped many confused, troubled Americans forget about the world for a little while.

That being said, if I had as much money as Tom Hanks, you better believe that my kitchen would be bright, big, and outfitted with more pasta arms than I could ever use in one day.

3. Pete Davidson…’s mom’s basement

Pete Davidson shows that a man cave doesn’t have to be a dark, dank pit of despair (and testosterone). His mom’s basement — yes, really — is a colorful oasis that’s fun and outfitted with all the modern fixtures that make life easier. Davidson showed off his pad in a recent episode of Saturday Night at Home, but that’s not the first time he’s invited his dedicated fans into his crib. Prior to his Netflix stand-up comedy special, he gave a tour of his basement apartment, complete with his signature self-deprecating humor that only a charming man as himself can pull off.

By any measure, Davidson’s home is one of the most fun homes of all the SNL actors, despite the fact that his mom lives upstairs. From the under-cabinet lighting to the *ahem* very nice shower, Davidson’s home is kind of what you’d expect from a single guy in his 20s who’s successful and famous.

4. John Krasinski

I’m a sucker for nice built-in cabinets, particularly when they’re filled with volumes of books, personal trinkets, and children’s art. Plus, abundant natural lighting never hurt anyone, either. If you’re anything like me, then the John Krasinski-Emily Blunt household may have caught your attention, as well. The actor-director power-couple that we’ve all come to envy has given us another reason to be a little jealous: their Brooklyn apartment, which they bought in early 2019 for $15.3 million, according to Vogue.

Krasinski’s home is also the production set for his quarantine remedy clip show, “Some Good News,” which floods my social media feed with feel-good stories when all the bad news becomes too much to bear.

5. Queen Elizabeth II

If there’s anyone in the world who has no excuse but to have the perfect setup for their Zoom call, it’s Queen Elizabeth II. In an address to the British people on the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Queen Elizabeth II broadcasted live from her office in Windsor Castle, which was accented by fresh-cut flowers and a photograph of her father, King George VI, who had announced the end of World War II at the same date and time 75 years earlier.

The professional setup and execution of this announcement makes it slightly more official than some of the other Zoom calls on this list, but who’s to judge? In 2020, we all have the tools at our disposal to make our virtual messages heard, and seen.

6. Gayle King

Here’s the thing about yellow patterned wallpaper: It’s bold, and it makes a statement. People will either love it or hate it. The tiny, shriveled Italian nonna inside myself is in the former camp, although I can’t say I’d ever dare to be so bold as to embrace these bright hues in the fashion of television personality Gayle King.

King’s bright NYC apartment has some pretty impressive views, too. Even though she may be based in the epicenter of America’s coronavirus outbreak, it must be some solace to be able to soak in the Manhattan skyline from the comfort of her own home.

7. Colin Jost

Looking into SNL comedian Colin Jost’s living room, you can almost smell the leather and cigars. It certainly has a masculine touch, but it’s comforting and cozy, as well. Jost gave viewers a look inside his pad starting in April with Saturday Night Live at Home. Even without the news desk SNL fans have come to expect every weekend, Jost has guaranteed Weekend Update still feels like the satire news source we all need at the end of a long week in 2020 hellscape America.

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Are you inspired by the interior design of one of your favorite celebs? Vishion can help you design your home using their photos as inspiration! Simply upload a photo to our color search engine and let Vishion put your favorite colors to work. We LOVE Gayle King’s yellow wallpaper in HEX E8C761

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Sherwin-Williams 2020 color of the year: Naval

We explore Sherwin-Williams 2020 color of the year, Naval, through examples of recent designs in commercial and residential spaces, as well as complementary colors.  

Sherwin-Williams 2020 Color of the Year: Naval

Sherwin-Williams announced the 2020 Color of the Year: Naval SW 6244, a rich navy hue that strikes a balance between calm and confident. When describing Naval, Sherwin-Williams’ remarked it as being a color that showcases the glamour of Art Deco and the serenity of a yoga studio.

“The use of color in interior design is changing. It’s not just about what a space looks like anymore, but how it makes you feel,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “People want to feel grounded and inspired to pursue their mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Naval is reminiscent of the night sky, which people have looked to for centuries for guidance, as a muse, and as a reminder to live more mindfully.”

Naval In Interior Design

Bedroom design in Naval

Bedroom Photo courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

 

Living room design in Naval

Living Room Photo courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

 

Kitchen design in Naval

Kitchen Photo courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

 

Taking cues from the Roaring 1920s, Naval pairs well with luxurious finishes, such as marble and mixed metallics, and can help highlight items of exquisite craftsmanship. Designers and homeowners alike are embracing statement-making décor, and Naval is the new, approachable neutral that goes with everything.

“We’re predicting that the next decade in color is going to be bold. This year we saw the return of the ’70s, and next year we think the vibrant energy and luxurious design of speakeasies will make a comeback,” said Wadden. “Naval merges the desire for rich, inspiring color with our yearning for relaxation and retreat. In the next ten years, we’ll continue to move away from omnipresent neutrals, and design will feel more personal again.”

Creating a Color Palette With Naval

 

Coordinating color palette with Naval

Burnished golds such as Tarnished Trumpet SW 9026, and biophilic greens such as Ripe Olive SW 6209 complement the richness of Naval. Crisp neutrals such as Snowbound SW 7004 and Touch of Sand SW 9085 make up a more traditional color palette and allow Naval to stand out.

Incorporating Naval Into Your Home

A versatile neutral, Naval doesn’t conform to one design style. From boho to traditional, coastal to contemporary, Naval can either fade into the background or play a starring role. A room painted in Naval creates a grounded space that ushers restfulness and tranquility into the home.

“Pair Naval with natural materials, such as warm leather tones, vibrant greenery, and woven fiber rugs, to create a calming oasis in your home,” recommends Wadden. “Furniture and décor can be mixed and layered to build a look as minimalist or maximalist as you like.”

Here are designs we’ve found that are similar in color to Naval to help with inspiration.

Interior design with Naval

Interior Featured on Instagram by Porter Teleo, featuring their Ink Blot wallpaper

 

Living room design with Naval

Living Room Featured on Instagram by Zoe Feldman Inc., an interior design firm in Washington, D.C.

 

Bathroom design with Naval

Bathroom Interior Featured on Instagram by interior designer Emily Henderson

 

Dining room design with Naval

Design Featured on Instagram by interior designer Lada Webster

 

Bedroom design with Naval

Interior Design featured on Instagram by the homeowner, Garance Doré

 

Living room design with Naval

Featured on Instagram by Ali Budd Interiors

Timeless commercial properties

For designers and other professionals, creating a space where people feel good about living and working is a top priority, and Naval makes their job that much easier. On its own, Naval creates a sense of depth, which brings mindfulness and energized calm to gathering spaces, offices, hotel rooms, and restaurants.

“Naval can easily play into any mood you’re trying to create, whether it’s lively energy for a restaurant or calm serenity in a hotel room,” said Wadden. “It’s a truly versatile color that will be on-trend and appealing for years to come.”

Here are some spaces we’ve seen in a similar shade to help you image Naval in your design.

Luxury house design in Naval

New Orleans luxury guest house Maison de la Luz

 

Interior design with Naval

Featured on Instagram by Benjamin Reynaert, Senior Style & Market Editor from Architectural Digest

Computer room design with Naval

Photo courtesy of Sherwin-William, by ©denisismagilov from stock.adobe.com

About Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year

The 2020 selection, Naval SW 6244, marks the 10th straight year that Sherwin-Williams has named an official Color of the Year.

The list of previously selected colors includes:

“In the past ten years, we’ve seen color evolve from beiges to cool grays and now back to warmer neutrals,” said Wadden. “And while greens and blues are always popular, how we’re using them in design is changing. In the coming decade, key combinations will include black, white, and navy for a timeless look, or navy and jewel tones for a nod to Art Deco.”

Use Vishion To Inspire Your Naval Design

Does the Sherwin-Williams color of the year inspire you? Incorporate Naval into your next interior design project. Simply choose this color in our color search engine and let Vishion put your favorite home decor colors to work.

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  • Visit our website http://www.vishion.co and click “color search” or click here 
  • Upload an inspirational photo or type in a HEX color
  • Search for decor by your chosen color
  • Explore all decor options with Vishion
  • Find your perfect match and start your project today

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