Diva Design Diary

By Holly Peterson

Diva Design Diary is about bringing the latest interior design trends and tips to our existing clients, as well as future clients...enjoy!

Refresh --> Recycle --> Re-Use

By Holly Peterson

111 Navy Chair
Made from 111 recycled plastic Coke bottles, the
111 Navy Chair is the result of a special collaboration between
Emeco and Coca-Cola, and it's available exclusively
It took four years of research, design and materials testing
to create this chair, which is a plastic version of the iconic
1006 Navy Chair. The original 1006 Navy Chair was designed
by Emeco for the U.S. Navy in 1944, and today it's made
of 80% recycled aluminum.

The 111 Navy Chair is available in six colors, and at $230.00, it's about
half the price of the aluminum one (1006 Navy Chair). This chair is suitable
for outdoor and commercial use, and it's made in the USA!

The production of this chair is expected to keep three million
Coke bottles out of landfills each year. A good enough reason to plant
several of these chairs at your dining table today!
-Design Diva Interiors

Space Savers

By Holly Peterson

The murphy bed has come a long way!

These stylish space savers from Resource Furniture are the epitome
of form and function. This New York based furniture company has
gained a reputation for providing Interior Designers, Architects and
Specifiers access to European Furniture not widely
distributed in the US.
Perfectly suited for those with limited square footage, but also
a great solution for the modern family's multi-purpose room.
It's esthetically pleasing and functional at the same
time. What more can you ask for?

Resource Furniture has concealable twin, queen and bunk beds.
They also provide a sofa that becomes a practical, sturdy bunk bed
with one simple lifting motion! It includes a completely integrated ladder
which also functions as a bed support and a safety rail for the top bunk.

Contact Design Diva to incorporate these space
savers into your home or office today.

Big Ass Fans

By Holly Peterson

The name speaks for itself. Ranging from six(6) to twenty four(24)
feet in diameter, these fans are literally huge!

Big Ass Fan Co. has been on the scene since 1999 and is the preeminent
designer and manufacturer of high volume/low speed (HVLS) ceiling
and vertical fans developed to provide significant energy savings and
improve occupant comfort year round.

This million dollar company not only designs an amazing product, but
they also give back to such charities as Habitat for Humanity, local food banks,
and various veterans organizations. Which makes not only their name fitting,
but their slogan as well, "Big Ass Fans: We're in the business of cooling
so being cool just comes naturally"

Big Ass Fans are the highest quality, most meticulously engineered HVLS fans on the planet. HVLS stands for High Volume / Low Speed, meaning Big Ass Fans move a lot of air with their size, not speed. Moving at a low speed means less energy used for operation, translating into more energy savings for you. And Big Ass Fans aren't just for the warmer months. Big Ass Fans can save you money and keep you comfortable year-round.

Due to their scale, these fans are intended for use in commercial spaces.
So, the next time you are at a public gym, hotel or restaurant, take a look
upward in chance of spotting one of these Big Ass Fans.

2011 Color Trend

By Holly Peterson

It's the beginning of a new year and with that comes hot new color trends.
This years hottest color, dubbed by Benjamin Moore, is Vintage Wine.
Vintage Wine is an anchoring, rich hue that combines the
comfort of a brown with the luxury of a smoky violet.

Shown below on the ceiling and accented with throw pillows:

Every year paint companies come out with new color forecasts. They pretty much fall in line with the same color trends you'll find in fashion that year. Don't limit those colors to your walls alone though. You can also incorporate these colors with art and accessories as well.

Below is a wonderful example of just that. This picture demonstrates four of Benjamin Moore's 2011 color trends.

Colors shown in this room:
Kendall Charcoal (ceiling), Genesis White (trim), Smoke (walls), Porcelain (light pink accessories)

Check out the Benjamin Moore website or contact Design Diva
to learn more about this years hot new colors and how
you can incorporate them into your home.

All Things New

By Holly Peterson

Good Day Design Junkies!

With a new year comes many new things
and this blog is no exception.

Holly Peterson, THE Design Diva, has passed on the
responsibility of discussing the latest and greatest
design trends to me, the designing diva's protege!

I take this new responsibility with great enthusiasm and
look forward to kicking things off next week!
Beginning January 24th 2011 I, Brandylin Kaczmarek,
will be discussing the topic of COL OR.

Every year there are new color trends and forecasts.
What's a better time than the start of this new
year to talk about the colors that will be popping up
everywhere in design mags and store fronts in
the coming months.

Who knows, maybe this year you'll be ahead of the curve!


By Holly Peterson

(image by: zastavki)

Thank you for making 2010 a wonderful year.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and exciting New Year!

Design Diva