Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ocean House Watch Hill, Rhode Island Interior Design

The Ocean House resort hotel in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, for more then 135 years has graced one of New England's most spectacular ocean views. In 2003 serious structural issues forced its closure, however in early 2010, a new Ocean House will open on the original site.

Noir Blanc Interiors, who has specializing in Coastal Living Interiors since 1994 is excited to be designing a Ocean House residential unit. Ocean House's spectacular ocean views, boutique hotel rooms, and access to luxury amenities like concierge services, spa, state of the art fitness center, indoor lap pool, fine and casual dining plus secured parking is the perfect family resort. "The Ocean House design concept is a wonderful seaside getaway" states Barbara Segal, President of Noir Blanc Interiors. "This design project offers all the amenities of a fine hotel, while feeling casual and refined, how beachie can that be for a family and designer."

Ocean House's developer, are restoring the romance and historic elegance of the grand Victorian hotel with its gabled tower, mansard roof, and sweeping porches. A new North Wing will be added to take advantage of the sloping site to step down the hill toward the ocean. For enduring performance, improvements to the former property include enhanced structural integrity, and hurricane force protection.

Ocean House
Watch Hilll, Rhode Island 02891

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Barbie's Malibu Dream House

Photo courtesy Mattel

Barbie Malibu Dream House has been unveiled in Malibu, California. Jonathan Adler was commissioned by Mattel as the Interior Designer to decorated the Barbie home. Many customized design elements are on view including a skirted, corseted, lace-up dress chairs, a mirror made from 65 Barbie dolls, a chandelier made of Barbie hair, a closet filled with thousands of pink shoes, and a garage that includes a real Barbie Volkswagen New Beetle car. One of Noir Blanc Interiors favorites about Barbie's Malibu house is the house also features a Barbie Museum! Featuring dozens of dolls and art from Mattel's archives, including a 1959 Barbie doll, several dolls from throughout the decades and art pieces such as Barbie paintings by Andy Warhol.

Noir Blanc Interiors is your best Interior Design firm choice for Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice, Los Angeles and Marina Del Rey.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Noir Blanc Interiors Prepares For The International Design Awards

The International Design Awards

Noir Blanc Interiors looks forward every year to the International Design Awards, held March 26 in Los Angeles. The Winners Gala is a red carper night at, The Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles. The IDA annual award is a juried design competition for architects, and designers of fashion, graphics, products, and interiors. Barbara Segal and Associates plans to attend forinteriors, fashion and to mingle with industry professionals, press, distinguished members of the design jury, as well as both student and professional winners of IDA08. I hope to see you all there!

Harmony Gold Theatre
7655 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Sunday, March 1, 2009

What Does Wallpaper Have To Due With Inspiration?

The 15th century Tuscan estate of luxury goods owner Leonardo Ferragamo and his wife, Maria Beatrice is a dramatic decorated interior in the living areas of Villa Le Rose. Decorating the interiors with wall cover, the sofa and armchairs all from the 1700s.

In 1700s, wallpapers were recorded among the stock of a Boston merchant, and by the late 18th century, paper hangings were available to the middle class as well as to the rich. American advertisers claimed that "the low prices at which they will be sold will make papering cheaper than whitewashing." Easily transported, papers were available at surprisingly early dates not only in the seaboard urban centers, but also in the small country towns.
Noir Blanc Interiors has chosen a Royal Crescent c 1775 from Hamilton Weston's beautiful wallpapers. In stately homes and other heritage projects, as well as enhancing film sets and television sets, corporate buildings and private homes around the world wall cover is the inspiration of design.

Photo Credits: Pieter Estersohn

Monday, January 12, 2009

Noir Blanc Interiors Views On 2009

Photo Credit BHG

If you are like the rest of America, your extra money is not what it used to be. Your priorities of whether you need Botox, a down cushioned sofa, or a new car are all intertwined now.
The rapid change in our economy is effecting the way we feel about our surroundings. Our homes are where we nest. With the excitement of design comes change. And the most exciting element of design this year is color, simplicity, green of course, and vintage, auctioned, or antiqued anything. When you loose the passion for one thing in life, one usually transforms it into another form, states President Barbara Segal of Noir Blanc Interiors. "Lipstick sales have always risen in the time of recession, expect to see more raspberry in the home, pink, and reds. Yellow is the sunny disposition of the economy, which will appear in towels, fabrics and paint colors. Collections will be back popular again, as it reminds us of our past lives and what we once had." In 2009 you will see collections of sea shells, shaving brushes, tin sand buckets, wine openers, perfume bottles, dolls, small antique cars, antique jars, antique toys, art, posters, etc. in the home. Think pot luck dinners with friends in cozy kitchens and more house guests as money tightens few will have the luxury of hotel stays in 2009 budgets.
Cottage is chic and less is more, bungalows are popular think hippie style, two bedroom and two bath anything is the adult profession room mate trend, meaning more functional space design and function per sqare foot. At Noir Blanc Interiors respecting the architecture in historical preservation is the driving force in our love and passion of design. In 2009, what ever is someone else's old is your new. Think of packing a picnic on the weekends, piling in a friend and heading to flea markets, auctions, garage sales and estate sales this year. Life is always changing and so is design.