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Spring Trends 2014- What's the hot colors?

Designers take a modern twist on the traditional for spring 2014 by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad and strong, confident women, designers use color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom. "This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations." Three very adaptable pastels sit on one end of the palette, and, because we are so accustomed to seeing them as nature's background, they can be creatively combined with any other color in the spectrum. Placid Blue, like a picture-perfect, tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a sense of peaceful calmness, while Violet Tulip, a romantic, vintage purple, evokes wistful nostalgia. Similar to the verdant shade of springtime foliage, Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a decorative touch that's very different from the greens of recent seasons. Sand, a lightly toasted and amiable neutral, conjures images of the beach and the carefree days of summer. Try pairing Sand with Hemlock for perfect, natural balance. Paloma serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise. Cayenne, a high-pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with Freesia, a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate wardrobes this season. A tropical, floral-inspired shade, Freesia's warmth and energy help set the stage for Celosia Orange, an optimistic, spontaneous hue. Pair Celosia Orange with Violet Tulip for a captivating vision, much like the setting summer sun. The palette is brought full circle with Radiant Orchid, a bold counterpart to Violet Tulip, and Dazzling Blue,a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue. Surprisingly, these strong, vibrant colors also pair well across the palette: They are perfect companions to pastels, and add confidence and vivacity when mixed with other bold colors. For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season's most important color trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for spring 2014. www.pantone.com

New Sets This Week

We've been putting together our Summer Collection 2016 for a while now and have a couple new sets making their debut this week.

 

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Brienne Duvet Set

The Brienne is a stunning mix of blue cotton, multi-colored embroidered linen, and metallic taupe satin. The duvet cover features the geometric patterned embroidery, which is made from overlapping taupe and blue threads. The euros, king shams and accent pillow show off the contrasting taupes and blues which tie back into the duvet. The overall effect is a stunning set that's elegant without being too fussy.

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Measuring at 120" W x 100" L, this oversize king duvet set will fit any king bed and is sure to make a statement in your space.

 

Nightingale Duvet Set

The Nightingale is a metallic, moody set done in charcoal grey crinkle polyester. The highlight are the king shams done in neutral floral embroidery, which soften everything up. Other accents such as an oyster satin and tassel trim help liven this set up while maintaining the moody feel of it.

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Measuring at 117" W x 10" L, this king duvet set will fit any king bed and is sure to make a statement in your space.

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Make sure to follow along on Pinterest for updates, new bedding sets, and plenty of inspiration!

Roman Shades

Roman shades are a type of window covering designed to help block out the sun and shade a room. When the shade is lifted it stacks up in evenly sized panels, and when the shade is lowered it creates a relatively smooth appearance. Roman shades are one of the most popular types of window covering today for their versatile function, clean lines, and classic tailoring. Different styles of romans that K&R does include flat, cascading, hobbled, soft fold, relaxed, balloon, and Austrian shades.

Flat Roman Shades

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Cascading Roman Shades

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Hobbled Roman Shades

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Soft Fold Roman Shades

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Relaxed Roman Shades

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Balloon Shades

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Austrian Shades

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New 2016 Collection

The weather is warming up and spring is on everyone's mind, especially here at K&R. We love this time of year and the new, fresh feeling in the air. We've taken that feeling and used it to create the bedding ensembles in our new 2016 Collection. Although the patterns and colors we chose are reminiscent of the spring, they're perfect for enjoying year-round as well.

 

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The Sullivan

The Sullivan is a linen-like set which features a large scale paisley print in steel blue and soft beige with eggshell white accents. Reversible pillows all have complementary mini print as well as a soft beige linen fabric for a cozy mix and match look.

 

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The Sunflower

The Sunflower is a linen-like set which features a large scale paisley print in soft charcoal gray and bright sunflower yellow with eggshell white accents. Reversible european shams all have complementary mini print as well as a bright sunflower yellow fabric. The coordinating throw pillow is pieced from mini print, sunflower yellow, and eggshell white fabric.

 

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The Atlantis

The Atlantis features a caspian blue duvet cover complemented by ocean blue and hemp colored pillows. The French country floral pattern ties everything together with a fun take on a traditional style.

 

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The Canna Lily

The Canna Lily is a linen-like set that features elegant watercolor lilies in a sunny yellow with soft brown foliage against an oyster white background. Latte brown and sunny yellow european shams with matching cross-cut throw pillow complete this bright and sunny set.

Faux Fur Season

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With the cold weather lately we here at K&R are excited to break out our faux fur throws. They’re perfect for cuddling up with at the end of the day- plus they add a little glamour while upping the cozy factor. Our throws come in a variety of colors and patterns, from chevron patterned brown fur to soft, cream colored arctic fox fur.

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All of our throws also come with matching pillows in multiple sizes, so you can mix and match for all your faux fur needs.

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Need some help figuring out how to style your faux fur while it’s not being used? Check out our Faux Fur Pinterest Board for some inspiration and all things fur. On our Pinterest Board you can also see all the faux fur products we carry and link directly from the pictures to our website for more info.

Follow K&R Interiors's board Faux Furs on Pinterest.

K&R Interiors is Now on Pinterest!

K&R Interiors is Now on Pinterest!

We’ve been working on something for the past few weeks here at K&R, and we’re finally ready to share it with all of you: K&R Interiors is now on Pinterest!

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We have boards for all of our bedding, organized by the style (contemporary, traditional, southwestern, etc.) On each board you can also find inspiration ideas for how to style your space or accessorize your nightstands. If you find a bed set you like or want to see more information on, all you have to do is click on the image of the set and it will link you back to our website and the specific page where that set can be found.

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We have a board for our faux fur items- our throws and pillows- plus ideas for how to use them in your home. We also have a board for bedding guides that can be helpful when trying to figure out mattress and bedding dimensions, how to style your bed, and more. Check back soon for boards on drapery and pillows.

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Take a look and get some ideas for your existing K&R items or to browse through all our products to see what be right for your home. Everything links back to our website to help make your browsing or shopping trip easier.

Here’s the link for our Pinterest board: 

Visit K&R Interiors's profile on Pinterest.

Please feel free to follow us and stay updated on our bedding, draperies, and inspiration.

Happy pinning!

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What's New at K&R

We've had a lot going on for the past few months here at K&R that we're excited to share.

Updated Portfolio Under the portfolio section of our website you can check out some of the cool projects we've been working on lately. Because we can do completely custom bedding and draperies, a lot of cool and unique projects come our way. Take a look and see what we've been up to lately.

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We Made Too Much Sale

We love bedding, a lot, and sometimes we just make too much of it. Looking through our inventory there are quite a few bed sets that we have lots of- so we decided to mark them all down and get them off our shelves and into your homes. There's everything from fun and colorful sets to calming and neutral ones and they all start at $899. We even changed our showroom to make sure every set that's part of the sale is on display, so come check out the new set-up and see if there's some bedding calling your name.

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Hunter Douglas As of July this year K&R is a basic dealer for Hunter Douglas products. We're excited to work with Hunter Douglas to bring you high quality Parkland wood Blinds, Vignette Roman Shades, the popular, energy-efficient Duette Honeycomb Shades, and more. While draperies make your windows beautiful, shades, screens and blinds make them functional. Ask about the different products we carry or come in and see samples of most of them for yourself.

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Everyday White Duvet Covers Recently we started producing and carrying what we call our Everyday White Duvet Covers; simple duvet covers made from 100% polyester, hospitality-grade fabrics that can be machine washed over and over again without fading or wearing out. We carry three styles of these duvet covers: the plain white, large block, and white wave. These simple white duvet covers can be added to your existing bedding or paired with loads of pillows for a clean, fun look.

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Lamps: The Perfect Accessory

"If something fulfills its function, it's inherently beautiful.” -Socrates

Think about the items in your home, and try to decide which are your favorite. You probably own a lot of beautiful items and a lot of functional items, but chances are your favorite items are the beautiful ones that serve a purpose: the weathered leather couch that is comfortable enough to sleep on, or the vintage trunk of your grandmothers that hold all your bed linens. The best decor you can have in your home is an item that looks good but serves a purpose, and the perfect example is a lamp.

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Lamps are the perfect accessory. They come in unlimited shapes and can fit into any decor style, from ornate to classic to modern. Lamps provide task lighting or general lighting, but no matter where you place them they can look stylish while proving to be useful.

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Here at K&R we just got our fall shipment of lamps in, and there are some beautiful ones in stock. My personal favorite is the Telesino with its thick crystal disks and white marble base. Place one of these on each nightstand in a master or guest bedroom to instantly add some symmetry and class to the space.

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Pillows You Need for Your Space

The easiest, fastest and least expensive way to change up your space is to update your pillows. They add color and instantly make a room feel more cozy. Let's take a look at some of our favorite pillows in the trendiest styles:

 

 

Kilim Pillows

Kilim is characterized by its outrageous colors and fun geometric patterns, and is incredibly popular on pillows right now. These pillows add instant color and pattern to a space and help bring in a boho, exotic vibe.  You can find them anywhere from Etsy to Urban Outfitters.

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Chevron Pillows

Chevron has been very trendy for a couple years now- the reason it's stuck around is because of how bold and recognizable the pattern is. It can be done in any combination of colors, and if chevron isn't quite your thing try a herringbone (sometimes called an offset chevron) pattern. Whether you're looking to make a statement or bring in a subtle pattern, chevron is always a good choice.

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Fur Pillows

Summer is just coming to a close, but soon the weather will start getting cold and nothing will be more inviting than curling up on the couch or in bed. The easiest way to make those places even more cozy is to add some fur pillows. They're cheaper than a fur rug or fur throw and easier to change out at the end of the cold season.

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Sequin Pillows

Sequin pillows are a little more specialized- they won't fit into every space or even into everyone's decorating aesthetic. But if you like a little sparkle in your life or a little glamour in your room, you might just need a sequin pillow.

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The Basics of Bedding

There are so many terms associated with bedding that it can difficult to figure out what is what. Whats a European sham and is it the same as a pillow sham? Whats the difference between coverlets, duvets, and bedspreads? How many accent pillows does a bed need? Bedding can be as simple or complex as you want to make it- you just need to know what everything is so you can decide if you want it or not.  Lets start with the basics: Sheets A typical sheet set includes a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and 2-4 pillowcases for your sleeping pillows. Depending how you make your bed you can make the sheets visible or not. Sleeping pillows can be thrown in with shams and accent pillows on a made bed, but most commonly they are placed behind the European shams and are not visible. pillows-820149_640   European Shams European shams, also know as Euro shams or just Euros, are large square pillows that sit closest to the headboard. The standard size for Euros is 26" x 26" and there are usually three that come with bedding, although some queen-size sets come with just two. Product_MTK01435_Image_1     Pillow Shams Pillow shams are also called king shams/ queen shams, depending if they are meant for a king or queen sized bed. The size varies but they're roughly the size and shape of regular bed pillows. The difference between a pillow sham and a bed pillow is that bed pillows are functional (you sleep with them every night); pillow shams are for decorative use.  There are two pillow shams in a bed set and they go in front of the European shams and behind the accent pillows. 5938853267866g Accent Pillows Accent pillows are also called throw pillows. The size and shape of accent pillows ranges from 18"x24" to 12"x12" to rounds or bolster pillows. They're purely meant for decoration and to add some color or pattern to a bed set. decorative-pillows-pillow-covers-craft-ideas-3     Duvets/ Comforters/ Bedspreads/ Coverlets Essentially duvets, comforters, coverlets and bedspreads are the same thing with minor differences. Comforters and coverlets are made of two pieces of fabric with batting in-between that are quilted together, cover the top of the mattress, and hang a couple inches below the mattress. Bedspreads are the same thing but they hang all the way to the floor. Duvets are the most different because they are just a cover that goes over an insert; i.e. their batting is removeable.   That's a lot of information, and it can be a bit confusing when every item has several different names. But knowing the basics of bedding will go a long way in helping you figure out what you want on your bed. Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 3.28.08 PM

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