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HOME: TODAY’S FLEX SPACE DEFINED

  TODAY’S FLEX SPACE DEFINED – FIRST THE ORIGINS  

The term “flex space” was initially a description for industrial warehouse space that could be “flexed” into areas like office space, photography studio, home “loft” atmosphere, or however else you choose to configure it. Flex space took on a new meaning when the real estate world started applying the term to residential property. ‘Round the homestead, flex space also refers to a True Fashionista space that’s flexible in form and function. With often little flex space to spare, adaptability is the name of the game, and that has pretty much been the headspace for these pandemic times.  

HOME: INTERIOR DESIGN TO MAKE YOU HAPPY |  truefashionistas | Women’s Fashion and Clothing

HOME: INTERIOR DESIGN TO MAKE YOU HAPPY

What, being home just doesn’t automatically mean you’re thrilled and in a good place mentally? Maybe being cooped up for the better part of a year could have something to do with that. All extremes aside, there are certain aspects of interior design that have been scientifically proven to work as a happiness magnet. Incorporate one or a few of these True Fashionista design ideas, and not only will your crib look cute, but experts agree you’ll find a certain inner peace as well.  We find peace roaming the aisles at Naples’ best consignment store, True Fashionistas, but we digress..

HISTORY OF LILLY PULITZER

Let’s bring it on home to our roots here in Florida for one of our own, True Fashionista Palm Beach socialite and fashion trendsetter, Lilly Pulitzer. It was around 1959 when Ms. Lilly, the wife of Peter Pulitzer, an owner of numerous citrus groves and member of THAT family, desired a business of her own. At this point, we should fill you in on the backstory.
TRUE FASHIONISTA HOME: WHAT TO DO WITH PANTONE BLUE

TRUE FASHIONISTA HOME: WHAT TO DO WITH PANTONE BLUE

Welcome to 2020, the year of Classic Blue, the hue chosen to by Pantone Color Institute as its Color of the Year. Before you go racing over to your favorite home consignment store, let’s take a look at just  where and how designers are putting this True Fashionista shade to use.
THE RETURN OF THE FORMAL DINING ROOM

THE RETURN OF THE FORMAL DINING ROOM

Dining while binging Netflix has finally had its backlash. The whole eat ‘n run thing centering around the kitchen island may still have its place, but these days interior designers are focusing on the family and bringing it all back to that spot in the house where memories used to happen around a good ol’ meal, the True Fashionista dining room.
INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2020

INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2020

Our world is getting smarter and smarter, and by that we specifically mean our homes. What with Alexa, touchscreens, programmable water faucets and ovens that you can turn on from your phone from halfway around the world, the True Fashionista future is here. It should come as no shock then that interior design trends are looking to be warm, cozy and reflect the home as a place for refuge and coziness. What is so exciting about trend-seeking this year, confirms Aida Sniraite, interior designer and owner of Authentic Interior, is that we will be witnessing how materials, colors, and textures will cohabitate with humans during the years to come as well as adapting it to our needs now.
TABLES TABLES TABLES

TABLES TABLES TABLES

Who doesn’t love a nice table? Its functionality as a place to put stuff is overshadowed only by the availability of unique designs and key placement possibilities to match and complement your décor. Think beyond the kitchen; lately, True Fashionista tables have it with designers stepping up to provide sometimes whimsical, always functional style to suit the needs of the most discerning interior designer. You’ll never place your keys and phone in quite the same manner again!

OUTFITTING YOUR KITCHEN ISLAND

OUTFITTING YOUR KITCHEN ISLAND

Its been discussed in various circles lately about the growing trend of the kitchen island becoming the new True Fashionista kitchen table. As our lives get busier, we tend to do our gathering round the island, conveniently located nearby the food prep. An island provides that in-out-and-on-your-way stopping point, its high counter placement and stools encouraging the mentality of a quick bite before racing out the door to start your day.

DRESSING UP THE ACCENT WALL

DRESSING UP THE ACCENT WALL

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and dedicate one wall of your living space as a True Fashionista accent wall. Congratulations! The accent wall can be a leap of faith, as it takes a little bit of foresight to choose the best color then dress it up just right because it’s a fact: once it’s painted, said wall will then become the room’s focal point.

THE BREAKFAST NOOK REDESIGN

THE BREAKFAST NOOK REDESIGN

New home construction and remodels quite often incorporate a breakfast nook into the plan these days, aided no doubt by designers who have noticed that lately people tend to prefer a booth to a table and chairs when dining out. Designer Laurel Harrison insists that the booth experience is happening around the country as designers channel their childhood memories into cozy spaces.