What’s Hot in Design Today?

Certainly a clean look. • Monochromatic bedding with a blanket folded at the bottom of the bed is the most popular look. • Wood floors in baths wi th natural stone accents. • Performance fabrics in light colors. • Lighting to coordinate with the style of your home whether industr
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Draw People Together with a Fireplace

The most inviting draw for your home during cooler weather?  A fireplace!  Kitchens are natural gathering spots with the hostess and food, however, a fireplace is a natural draw.  With comfortable seating for family and friends, you can create a welcoming and relaxing a
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Holiday Tables

Are you planning a holiday table for a special dinner? Whether a gourmet feast or a pot luck, setting the mood for the gathering can be achieved with a table that says “I’m excited you are here!” From table linens, china, centerpieces, even chairs, the key is color! Repetition of colo
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Dining During the Holidays

Recently I was working with clients with an insurance claim who were starting over with furniture! It was a similar situation to many home owners when they move here without the baggage of past homes! Over numerous years working for a design studio that was within a furniture store, i
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Contemporary Backdrops

Contemporary backdrops! Roche Bobois ads illustrate the huge difference between plain drywall with a lonely piece of art compared to a backdrop with significant interest! The settings vary from Asian, Old World, color drops, extensive lighting and some are quite simple. Our current co
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Beauty of Mosaics

Remember all of those mosaics in the entries of McMansions? Initially those were made in the US with laser jet cutting techniques. Then they started to come in from China and the local market diminished. With the recession behind us the technology is being used for the most beautiful
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European Style Porcelain Tile

While looking for client tile choices recently, I saw this indoor/outdoor porcelain tile. So European and inviting! It would make a perfect outdoor table top for the patio table with glass that is such a maintenance issue! My regular tile contractor had the new top completed in no tim
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How High Is That Ceiling?

Ceilings should be in proportion to the total space of the room! Many years ago, John Romack from Romack Builders and I were analyzing his newly built home and discussing this. We have worked on many homes from many architects and architectural designers since 1982. We came to the con
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Kitchen Renovations

What happens when a contractor/owner, award winning interior designer and an experienced showroom owner of European cabinetry walk into a bar-less kitchen?  Investigation ensues!  We are looking for supporting walls to see how much can be removed!  In the kitchen pictur
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Adult Coloring Books

Extend your color blends to your own home by photoshopping your exterior front or any room! The Sherwin Williams Color Tools enable you to experiment with changing your colors before you pick up a brush. You can take a photo of any view with your smartphone camera, upload to the app t
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