TAMPA INTERIOR DESIGN INSPIRATION COMES FROM DALLAS, TX

From Dallas With Love… As interior designers working with clients who have homes and other properties outside of the Tampa Bay area, we’re fortunate to travel frequently to the Caribbean, the mountains resorts of Colorado, Los Angeles and other exciting places. This past week, we were headed to a client project in California, but stopped in Dallas, Texas to visit a supplier and to look around the Dallas Design District. Fantastic area and a ‘must-visit’ the next time you’re in Dallas. While we were there, someone mentioned we take a drive over to Highland Park Village near the Dallas Country Club and Southern Methodist University (SMU). They told us about this amazing boutique with one-of-a-

SIMPLY WHITE THE NEW COLOR FOR TAMPA INTERIOR DESIGN?

Big news! Benjamin Moore just released their new paint color for 2016. The 2016 Color of the Year is… Simply White OC-117. The question on many people’s minds is, “will this be the paint color that will both decorate walls and influence interior design here in Tampa for the next few years?” It’s a compelling question, especially as Simply White has turned out to be a bit of a controversial choice. There are some who absolutely love the choice and others who scratch their head wondering why “white” won color of the year over so many other contenders. At Crespo Design Group, we think the choice is brilliant. Simply White is both understated and powerful at the same time, a timeless color choic

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT, INSPIRING TAMPA INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

Inspiration for our interior design projects in Tampa (and elsewhere) comes from many places. Quite often, while we’re in Miami, one of our ‘must-visit’ areas is the Miami Design District “a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences.” It is simply one of the most luxurious places in the world to shop, dine, sight-see and be inspired! One of our favorite spots is Luminaire Lab. If you’re not familiar with Luminaire, this quick description from the Miami Design District website gives a great overview of what to expect. The Lab…“deviates from the traditional showroom to serve as an experimental and investigative playground that juxtaposes the most