Litchfield Park Townhouse Renovation

The building contractor and his wife have done their past two homes in contemporary style so the new trend is their comfort zone!  The total re-design of major appliances in the past ten years has made it possible to have a kitchen that blends seamlessly with the overall design instea
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So what do you do with Grandma’s china?!

So what do you do with Grandma’s dishes?  They are not selling for much on eBay or in consignment stores. You can think of creative ways to use them!  We combined the new rabbit dishes with Limoge dishes from the early 1900s for our holiday table.  There were only four
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What is Wrong With This Room?

What is the problem with this room? Often an interior designer is asked this question. Luckily they know the principles and elements of design and can figure it out!  In this case, the bathroom ceiling was too high. The remodeler framed in a lower ceiling to correct the proportio
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Happy Valentine’s Day

Have you spent a lot of time making great bites for your friends only to find they don’t eat much? Maybe they would prefer jewels! A few very easy and fast nibbles with a valentine jewel can make a luncheon for close friends a festive and give them an unexpected surprise. Serve
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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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Personalization Can Affect Your Home’s Resale Value

Personalizing your space may involve photos you love including friends, family trips, favorite mementos and colors that make you feel glad to be home! BUT these can be added in a manner that allows the next owner to make the space personally theirs!
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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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Including Asian Accessories in Your Home

With Crazy Rich Asians #1 at the box office, it gave me pause to appreciate all of the beautiful Asian accessories clients have used over the years.  You can easily integrate with most styles special art objects purchased from travel, items passed down or treasures discovered. Yo
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Combining Luxury with Ageing In Place

Luxury homes and aging in place are very compatible from a design standpoint!  We all want our kitchens to be welcoming gathering spots in our homes.  First address lighting – Use under-cabinet and in-cabinet to highlight details then recessed ceiling cans and pendants over
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Why Not Raise The Roof?

These pictures show flexible duct running through the crawl space in a remodel.  If there is enough room for the duct, the low ceiling areas can be raised.  If you want higher ceilings than this allows then the roof in those sections is typically removed. Most homeowners sta
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