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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Art As A Focal Point

The contemporary powder room has new flow with the addition of a curved charcoal scroll on the walls uniting the area combining the lighting fixtures and artwork.
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Accessories

Favorite accessories reflect places you have been and your connection to them.  In this grouping, a replica of the Brophy Chapel from one of the fundraising luncheons is a back drop for a stone “Christ the Redeemer” sculpture from Brazil.  Mix it up and regroup a
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A Place For Everything

Feeling unsettled about EVERYTHING? Numerous studies and books indicate people are looking for personal order and peace. Organization books are popular as well as others with joy and happiness as a priority. Your home can provide these living spaces. As we accumulate our storage optio
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Where Have All the Florals Gone?

Florals have been seen and promised but where are they? It is surprising the time it takes for the trends to be available to the general public! Florals were showing up in designer dresses a few years ago but are still hard to find in the stores. Of course, designer fabric lines have
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