November 30, 2016

One of my favorite artists is Alexa Meade. Her work is done with acrylic paint and she uses real life people for her canvas. It is an amazing process taking the 3-dimensional world and turning it into a 2-dimensional painting. It is so original, unique, and unpredictable that it draws you in immediately.  I love it!!

November 29, 2016

Check out Candice Olson's beautiful designs, tips and Stories!

November 25, 2016

My all-time favorite make-up accessory is lipstick! Even if you don’t get ready for the day by applying a lipstick you instantly look like you spent hours prepping. It is amazing! My favorite go to lipstick is Anastasia’s “Pale Pink” featured on the bottom left.

November 22, 2016

 2016’s Pantone Color(s) of the year Rose Quartz and Serenity.

You can see how this palette showed up in a lot of ways in the interior design world.

From paint on walls, to earthenware, bedding, furniture and more. It is a harmonious natural gradient found in beautiful summer sunsets, on purple mountains and beaches.

November 18, 2016

Due to social media, designers from the fashion industry and the interior design industry are bridging the gap between up and coming pattern, color and trend much quicker than they ever have in the past. This fluid transition from runway to home is becoming more and more apparent from season to season.

A few looks from Balenciaga Paris Fashion Week 2015 and Stella McCartney Paris Fashion Week 2015 showcased just how much these runway color trends influence P...

November 18, 2016

The Perfect Palette is Right Outside

Our team was recently in Big Sky Montana working on a some really amazing residential projects and we had the opportunity to hike to Oussel Falls.

During the hike I kept thinking (and commenting) on how beautiful the tones of the landscape were. That we had unknowingly incorporated many of these tones into our furniture and color palette presentations- here they were reflected in the Montana landscape, which is surprisingl...

November 18, 2016

Zgallerie and Kathy Kuo are some of my favorites for beautiful, distinct furniture and décor pieces. They both have a traditional yet contemporary design incorporating unique textures that I love.

Alex Mauerhan

November 18, 2016

A Rose by Any Other Name

When we initially announced our company’s name, I’m sure a lot of people thought that Design Collective West was a mouth-full. Now that we have been in business for over a year, the time has come to put any questions to rest, and explain why we chose Design Collective West as our moniker. After all, we’re very proud of the name, and perhaps some of our new clients are curious about its origins.

In a series of long and boring naming se...

November 18, 2016

Quartz Countertops that LOOK like Marble but Without the Maintenance


Sara McArthur

November 16, 2016

I am currently obsessed with FUR. I like to combine different types of materials/textiles such as fur, cowhide, velvet, leather, and suede all together in the same room.  The textures are aesthetically pleasing and create a room that is warm and inviting.

Alex Mauerhan

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