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Design – Page 3 – Duo Design Studio
20 Mar

SPRING FOR PASTELS!

We’ve been working on a new collection for a major manufacturer so I’ve been looking at PANTONE’s color trends for Spring/Summer 2015 and pastels are popping up everywhere as you can see below… When I mentioned the pastel trends to a group on women I was talking to, one woman said, “Eww, I hate...
17 Feb

Spring Trends

After being snowed in for a week it makes our hearts sing to think about spring! We haven’t been able to blog as much as we want because we’ve been crazy busy and been given the most incredible opportunity to create a new product collection for a company that we’ve long admired, so we’ve...
15 Jan

Market Trends: Natural Curiosities

One of our favorite finds at January Market was the stunning prints from Natural Curiosities. Founded by Christopher Wilcox, a former antiquarian book dealer from London, Natural Curiosities transforms old manuscripts, natural forms, mounted butterflies and vintage prints into breathtaking works of art. What we particularly like about these pieces is the impact of their size...
14 Jan

Market Trends: Light & Bright

We just got back from Atlanta Market and it’s a great way to kick off the year. Our favorite place to start each market is HIGH DESIGN HOME in Building 1, which features a curated collection that highlights trends in home and design. One new vendor that we really fell in love with is...
17 Dec

ETSY Design Finds

We’ve been working on several teenage girl’s bedrooms and we’ve found some amazing pieces and resources on ETSY. For one of the bedrooms, the daughter has requested Lilly Pulitzer prints. The selection of Lilly Pulitzer bedding is very limited but we did find an amazing resource on ETSY where we can order custom made...
07 Dec

BLING On the Holidays!

The holidays are my favorite time of the year and I love decorating Christmas trees. My son is allergic to real ones so we have a fake, but I still love blinging it out. I have found that using the wide floral mesh is a really easy way to fill out a tree as...
28 Nov

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

We want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and hope your holidays are filled with all the wonder and magic of the season! Gregs and I have so much to be thankful for, especially this year. We are very thankful for our families, an amazing group of friends and the launch of this business....
12 Nov

Introducing Lacquer LOVE Boxes!

Drum roll please…JOLIE KOLAJ, AKA Gregs and I, are excited to announce our very first product collection — LACQUER LOVE BOXES. We LOVE lacquer and all things bright and shiny, and we LOVE boxes because they’re the perfect addition to any cocktail table, console, mantel, nightstand, etc., — they add a touch style that...
06 Nov

Love Life’s Little Surprises

As an eternal optimist I believe a wonderful surprise is always just a phone call or an email today, so today we were thrilled when we received an email that our recent COCO CHANEL painting was purchased by a woman in London. Tomorrow, Gregs and I are headed to pick COCO up from the...
14 Oct

Market Sneak Peak

We’ll be traveling to the High Point Market next week and several of our favorite vendors like WORLDS AWAY is sharing sneak peaks of their new introductions … well, let’s just say we’re officially obsessed. Gregs and I have many of their pieces in our own homes and they never cease to amaze us...