Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cottage Living At It's Finest

With summer quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to open up those cottages and give your space a new look! It can be as simple as re-arranging, changing out some accessories or adding a fresh coat of paint to transform your space.

One important piece, that I believe is necessary in every lake home, is a slipcovered sofa. The idea that you can change the look of the sofa by simply changing the slipcover makes the investment that much easier! Many people fear that they will fall out of love with the fabric they choose for their sofas, but there is no need to worry with a slipcover as you can change it whenever you please. Robin Bruce, a line provided by Scott Shuptrine Interiors, has a variety of fabric options to create many different interchangeable combinations throughout the years.
Another thing that people often worry about is stains. I absolutely love the look of a white sofa in a cottage, and a slipcover sofa is extremely easy to wash when life happens. Robin Bruce offers slipcover fabrics that are pre-washed and come in an array of colors and patterns.

Escaping to the cottage should not include pillow fluffing, which makes the shabby-chic look of these sofas even more enticing. Slipcovers are definitely designed to hang loosely and appear a little relaxed. With a few soft karate chops to the pillows, you are put back together in no time.

We would love to help you freshen up your summer home, so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful summers that we have in the mitten state!

By Bridget Bueche
Interior Designer
Grand Rapids SSI

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mixing It Up

I love mixing the old with the new, whether that means taking a more traditional frame and applying modern fabrics or mixing antiques with modern clean-lined pieces.  At the Scott’s gallery, for example, we have a Venetian style sofa (normally styled with tapestry fabrics, tassels and fringe) paired with a bold, modern pillow print, elegant fabric and nail head details. This gives 
the piece a much cleaner and unique look, but still keeps the traditional 
frame alive.

Take a look at the Massoud chair to the left. This very detailed, beautifully carved Victorian frame is paired with a classic houndstooth fabric and a red leather seat for a punch of color.  The houndstooth pattern was created in Scotland in the 1800’s, but keeps evolving year after year.  Keep an open mind when you are looking at fabric. Just because the fabric and frame are from different eras doesn’t mean you can’t mix them for a stunning piece.

By Claire Jensen
Interior Designer
Royal Oak SSI

Monday, February 24, 2014

Transforming a Room with Window Treatments

Window treatments...there are so many options, where do you start? It depends on what you want to achieve; light control, privacy or purely aesthetic.  Working with an experienced designer can help you answer those questions. Whether you are interested in cellular shades from Hunter Douglas or custom draperies, we can create the windows of your dreams.  

Look how window treatments transformed this master bedroom from dark and dated to light and airy. Using cornices and side panels that coordinate with the bedding to add subtle color, we replaced the heavy wood blinds with beautiful silhouettes which tuck under the cornices when up, but add light control when needed.

Scott Shuptrine designers will come to your home, ask the right questions, take pictures and measurements and prepare ideas for your window treatment options considering your needs and budget.  Scott Shuptrine has many fabrics to choose from and experienced, professional installers to install your new window treatments.

By Nadine Hogan
Interior Designer
Grand Rapids SSI