MOTIF DESIGNS BLOG

Driftwood Dreams

Sunlit days, bleached woods, glints of silvered gray…these pieces are the perfect antidote to the winter doldrums. SEE MORE Need help? Just ask Jeeves. Contact Karl (kfriberg@motif-designs.com) or Mark (markm@motif-designs.com) for more info and assistance.

Plastic Fantastic

Lucite, actually a brand name, was invented by DuPont in the early 30’s. AKA acrylic, it is virtually indestructible. Today we use this marvelous surface on anything and everything: tables, chairs and chests. SEE MORE Need help? Just ask Jeeves. Contact Karl (kfriberg@motif-designs.com) or Mark (markm@motif-designs.com) for more info and assistance.

To My Shagreen

Real shagreen, a natural hide—a byproduct of the fishing industry—has been around since the middle ages. When Madame de Pompadour took a liking to its velvety texture, wide spread use of decorative shagreen came in to fashion. Shagreen, the skin of a shark or stingray is now an ecological no-no. But faux shagreen is a

You know how some things just make a home look good? Well, Bernhardt’s extensive East Hampton collection is one of those “Good Things”. Motif curates our collections from over forty different manufacturers—anything and everything. Log in, tap on, call and let us show you what we can do. You can contact Karl (kfriberg@motif-designs.com) or Mark

Reflections

Mirrors are the jewelry of the home—reflecting light, creating energy. A critical element of any room, why not make them sparkle? Motif’s collection of outstanding reflections. DYNASTY MY BLUE HEAVEN INDUSTRIAL LOFT BLACK TIE MOTHER NATURE SEE MORE Need help? Just ask Jeeves. Contact Karl (kfriberg@motif-designs.com) or Mark (markm@motif-designs.com) for more info and assistance.

Lyn Peterson has seen many home design trends come and go. Remember when the popularity of “Mad Men” drove everyone to crave midcentury modern furniture, or when pastel and Easter egg colors were popular? Can you remember when DIY was all the rage? (And do you still have your glue gun?) What’s hot now, says

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