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I hope your holidays were joyful, relaxing and full of quality time with friends and family. Can you believe 2019 is off and running? It’s off to an exciting start for me and my team and I’m thrilled to share some news! I have been selected to participate in this year’s Design House Northwest benefiting the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center. Read More
Pantone Color of the Year – Living Coral #16-1546
The verdict is out! Pantone has announced 2019’s Color of the Year, and we are so onboard! At Michelle Yorke Interior Design, we are all about embracing color and immersing it into our designs. Nothing brings more joy to a space than a pop of bright and cheery color, and Living Coral is the perfect tone to enliven a room.
‘Tis the season where we open our doors to holiday visitors. It could be our neighbors or guests from out of town, kids home from college or an entire family reunion. Whatever the occasion may be – a Christmas Eve party or a simple family brunch – our front door tends to welcome a lot more guests this time of year. There is nothing like a friendly face to greet a guest, but why not leave a lasting impression when inviting them in. Let’s talk about giving your entry an added touch of love to create that lasting impression. Your entry, after all, is the introduction to the rest of your home. Let me just add, “a touch of love” does not require a home remodel! Here are some fun ideas for inspiration on how to welcome up your welcome.
It’s almost Happy Thanksgiving time! First and foremost, let’s ask ourselves a question. Do we really need a day to remind ourselves to be thankful and grateful? For me, every day is a gift of which I am so thankful for… the only thing missing is pumpkin spice everything! This is, however, one of my most favorite holidays. It is a time for entertaining! I love creating an inviting (and stylish) space to bring friends and family together. It’s all about warmth, comfort and a pumpkin here and there. This is what I have my eye on this Thanksgiving…
The days are getting darker and temps are getting cooler – it’s the perfect time of year to hunker down and switch off. Nothing sounds better at the end of the day than curling up under the covers and staying cozy, and in the morning, staying in bed for just a few more snooze alarms. It’s so easy to get stuck into this routine and before we know it, we are tired and drowsy all day.
Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection has come and gone, leaving behind some “luxe fall looks”. This event is always a show stopper and brings so much energy to our town. The runway was filled with designers like Kate Spade New York, Max Mara, and Eileen Fisher. There was a wide variety of styles – from tone on tone neutrals with plush layers, jewel tones and pops of bold color to pretty florals, touches of leopard print and a splash of shimmer.
Halloween is just around the corner! Is your home frighteningly festive (I couldn’t help myself!)? The ideas and options are endless when it comes to decorating for the holidays. I have gathered a few favorites for the season – from macarons to ghost dogs. Enjoy!
A few posts back we spoke about 5 helpful tips to create a pet friendly home. I hope you found the tips helpful? From flooring and fabrics to function and finishing touches, we covered them all. When designing a durable and livable home we consider what is going to cause the most wear and tear. We know pets are on the list, but as a Mom of 3, I can tell you that kids are at the top of that list. A kid friendly house is a livable home, so, let’s cover some tips on creating a home that will withstand the unavoidable messes our precious children leave in the wake of their daily activities.
New season means new trends! When it comes to discover what’s hot this season, my favorite sources are the manufacturers and brands I use in my studio. One of the most exciting aspects of design, interiors or fashion, is always the fabric. Pattern, color, texture – it all comes down to the fabric, or textiles. One of the best ways to bring life into a space is through fabric. Whether you are going bold or subtle, fabric becomes the defining piece of an overall design. Read More
As a “dog mom” to a Golden Retriever I am a firm believer in a livable home. Our home would not be the same without our beloved pup Koda, and if you are as devoted to your pets as we are, they are even included in your family photos. With this said, a home that withstands the loving wear and tear from clumsy paws and golden fur is a must! I like to base my designs around pet-friendly and durability without skimping on the luxe look. One of the top questions I ask new clients is, do they have pets and to find out how their pets are included in their home on a daily basis. Here are 5 pet friendly tips for your home.