Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What Is “In Style” Now?

Claire Jensen
Scott Shuptrine Interior Designer – Royal Oak Gallery
What is “in style” now? This is a question that clients frequently ask when we initially meet. There are always new styles and trends coming out…but why follow a trend?

I feel your home should be a reflection of you, and your personal style, not necessarily someone else’s opinion of what’s “in” for that season. Have fun…jazz it up because it’s what you like!

Personally, I like to incorporate a mix of styles, or be eclectic, in my own home. This way, I am bringing out the beauty and significance of every piece, and making a statement about the things that are important to me. I prefer furniture with cleaner, sleeker lines, mixed with vintage style accessories.

It’s okay to keep a family Victorian style china cabinet…mix it in with some sleek, colorful chairs on either side. Be daring and creative! Put different patterns and colors together.

At Scott Shuptrine Interiors, that’s why we’re here…to help you bring together all of the things you love…to create YOUR style! We carry many vendors that offer a wide array of styles, so let us make your home a place that describes you and your passions with flair!  

By Claire Jensen
Interior Designer
Royal Oak SSI

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Tom Verwest
Scott Shuptrine Interior Designer – Royal Oak Gallery
Why are we so afraid of color? If I were to ask most of you what color your walls and ceilings are, most of you would answer white or some tone of beige…so why not color?

Color can be used in many different ways. We can use it to enhance architecture and create illusions of depth, and the list goes on and on.

Try painting your ceiling a light color, or perhaps the softest shade of blue.

When we look up what do we see??????...The sky…so doesn't it make sense to paint your ceiling that color, giving you the illusion of more height?

Pick a color from the paint decks and enhance the rooms using different shades of the base color. You might want to paint a back wall in the hallway in a medium color tone with all walls going down the hall, facing that direction, in the same shade…we now have created a sense of depth.

If the main wall in a room is painted a darker shade, you’ve now created the focal area of the room. To subdue, you paint the remaining walls in the softest shade of your color.

In closing…DON'T BE AFRAID OF COLOR. Remember, one of the least expensive things you can do in your home is paint…use it and be happy.

Tom Verwest
Interior Designer