A Bright Green Beginning to 2017

Sherwin Williams does it, Benjamin Moore does it and so does Pantone. A few weeks back, Pantone released their 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery to an audience of color enthusiasts, interior and graphic designers alike.  

Before the color was announced, I must have been subconsciously channeling green. In a recent master bathroom update, I encouraged my clients to boldly paint their cabinets a deep green color (Sherwin Williams 6475 Country Squire). Not quite Greenery but wow, did it make an impact! 

The color Greenery reflects the global cultural climates and influences many faucets such as architecture/interior design, fashion, and even food. Greenery, is described as a yellow-green hue representing and signifying a new year, fresh start, grass, outdoors, environment  Oh, how we need one of those!

Could you see yourself using this color in your home, painted on your walls, cabinets or as pillow fabric for your sofa. Do you love this color and not sure how to use it? I’d be more than happy to show you how! Call or email us for a cheeky Green consultation! 

On Stands Now: Decorating for the Holidays


I am very excited to share with you that I am featured in the December issue of Austin Women Magazine, on stands now! Pick up your free copy at Whole Foods or Central Market, where I share the latest tips on contemporary decorating for the holidays. Or read the digital issue: Here

More images of the project can be viewed here as well!

Thinking about updating your home or know someone who is. Call or email us! I’d love to help you design and decorate your home. 512.343.4553 or info@allisonjaffe.com

Rockin’ the Kasbah

Some of you know that I am just back from my trip to Morocco. I spent the past week making my way around the country stopping in Casablanca, Tangiers, Rabat and Marrakech.

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The sights, sounds and smells were overwhelingly inspirational. Morocco is known for its vibrancy especially in tile design and installation and it was fun to capture while traveling to each city.

Inspired: Vertical Garden

In a matter of months, cooler temps will be on our doorstep so why not bring your garden outside in. My client and I are developing and designing a vertical garden wall in her living room with the help of a landscape architect. After doing some research, this is no small undertaking but I am looking forward to the end result.

If your working with a black thumb or need a hassle free indoor garden try playing around with succulents. Succulents are resilient, low maintenance and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Grouping succulents together can create a fun aesthetic to any home environment. Need something to house your plants in, then look no further than West Elm glass bowls to hold your newly purchased succulents.

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On Trend: Heavy Metals

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Not sure about you but my affinity for all things metallic is growing everyday. We have become accustom to brushed nickel, stainless steel, chrome and oil rubbed bronze but brass and gold are making a strong and not to be ignored debut.

Don’t worry, its not the brass and gold of yesteryear. The reinvented finishes finishes of today have a contemporary spin making it suitable for all types of uses from pillows and accessories to faucets and lighting.

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A little accessorizing to the Almarion living room. Just a couple more pieces and were done. #accessories #decor #decoration #antiques #interiordesign #interiordesigner #austin #finishingtouch

Lights, Camera, Market. An interior designer’s trip to the Dallas WTC.

Last weekend I took the three hour trek up to the big D (Dallas) for market. For those not in the industry, market takes place at the Dallas World Trade Center every 3 months. It just so happens that my very own state houses the Dallas Market which is the world’s largest wholesale merchandise mart, showcasing apparel, gifts, home and garden furnishings, lighting, and floral and gourmet products. A shopping paradise for designers and retail store owners alike.

My main objective for the trip was to refamilarize myself with the vendors and showrooms that are all housed inside the WTC. My second objective was to get in some bonding time with my four peer designers that accompanied me. Last objective, take advantage of free food, booze and ridiculously inexpensive jewlery in the Cash&Carry section. Five dollar necklaces—bring it on!

I decided to document my explorations using my iPhone. It was clear after the first day, that my favorite section in the market was the West wing, which was dedicated to 2.5 floors of lighting. Please excuse the limitations of my phone camera.

Here are some of my favorite finds of market:

First ever commissioned Missoni Light:

Hey, that chandelier is bigger than YOU!:

Just stunning…yes that’s Swarovski Crystal

Perfect for a central Austin backyard:

Fun pillows:

Gorgeous silver filigree mirrored trays:

Well that about sums up my fav finds at Market. I’m counting down the days till I go back in June. Next stop, Roundtop Antique Fair in Roundtop, Texas.

Happy Monday- Allison, Allison Jaffe Interior Design

Allison Jaffe

Award-winning ATX Interior Designer|Social Shaker|Community Pathfinder|Girl on a Mission

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