Category: Interior Design Tips

Design Tips for Outdoor Living

As summer comes to a close, here in Sarasota we can expect a slight decrease in temperatures, and an INCREASE in time spent enjoying our beautiful outdoor living spaces.  Many Sarasota residents are lucky enough to live on or near the water, and relish any opportunity to take advantage of …

Home Tour: A Sleek New Golden Gate Point Condo

It’s all about the vistas. By Ilene Denton At Aqua, the views take center stage. WHETHER YOU ADMIRE the multimillion-dollar condominium towers sprouting up around downtown Sarasota or think they’re a sign of the Apocalypse, you’ve got to admit to wondering what they look like on the inside, don’t you? This nearly …

Holiday Decor: Sparkle & Shine

Glitz, glam and cozy nights with fam. The holiday decor trend this season: SPARKLE & SHINE. Holiday season isn’t really here until your home is filled with cheer. Your turn to host the family get-together but don’t have time to deck the halls? Don’t worry. A festive touch here and …

Interior Design Trend to Watch: the Eclectic

Can you believe it’s fall already? Last fall, we discussed our a fall “trend” to look for (which really isn’t a trend at all), but our design philosophy here at the Sarasota Collection: the soft contemporary. And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed a new style …

Fall Interior Design Trend Alert: The Soft Contemporary

Here in Florida, it’s beginning to feel as close to fall as it ever will.  Although in Sarasota we lack most physical indicators of the seasons changing, one of the ways we can embrace the slightly cooler temperatures is by bringing in some seasonal elements to our home design. Swapping out bright, …

Rejuvinate

REJUVENATE   Now is the time to look ahead at rejuvenating your home for the new and exciting season ahead.   We have some suggestions to get that accomplished.   Re-upholstery and Slipcovers If you love your upholstered pieces getting a new fabric on a chair or sofa would create …

Fusing Minimal Design Concepts With Comfort

 describes a group of various yet related projects that involve turning an interior space into an “effective setting for the range of human activities” that are to take place there.[1] We at The Sarasota Collection Home Store are fusing minimal design concepts with comfort. Most home design choices are often …

Is Furniture Fashion?

Spending 15 years in the fashion industry and then morphing into furniture design and home furnishings, my first reaction is an absolute no. In the fashion industry, we had to create and manufacture new collections every year.  Yearly, is Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Transitional Fashion Collections.  Each had to …

Decorating Your Home Tips

When you are decorating your home, you are investing. Investing in your home, your lifestyle and comfort. Planning will save you time and money. It will also afford you the luxury of seeking out and creating those things that are essential for your way of being. Let’s face it, the …