The Perfect Cover-Up

The Perfect Cover-Up

This title explains it all.  I think of carpet, fabric, and wallpaper when the term cover up comes to mind.   A beautiful runner is a cover up on wood stairs or painted stairs, but I love the chance to put a pattern and some color on stair runners.  Another place to...

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Passion for Houses & Design

Passion for Houses & Design

I’ve written numerous times about editing the mix of periods and styles that each play to and off of others. Now that is a mouthful, but the trick is to not overwhelm the space.  It is what I have done with my own home throughout.  I cannot seem to get away from it. ...

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Blue or Green, What Will it Be?

Blue or Green, What Will it Be?

You may notice, the color world is trying to bring green back around again.  I like green, but we were so dosed with it in the past, it is sometimes hard to get past that.  If you grew up in a mid-century modern house, as I did, you probably had avocado green...

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Casual Sophistication

Casual Sophistication

Each week we write blogs about what we do as a design firm and general contractor. What one might call casual, others might call sophisticated. We love it all. Mixing oriental accents on a bookshelf and modern fabrics for pillows is easy for us. We use our visual...

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Traditional Design is Not Stuck in the Past

Traditional Design is Not Stuck in the Past

As I see more and more vintage antique stores popping up, I understand from going to markets that we were going to start seeing trending traditional again.  When we meet with clients and show them a design of a room and furniture we suggest, they tend to move towards...

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Design These Days

Design These Days

I keep saying that anything goes today.  You just have to decide if you want a continuous well planned out schematic or an eclectic look.   You see so much now from internet sales to Etsy to Pinterest.  No wonder you are confused as to what you really like.  I had the...

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A Festival of Color

A Festival of Color

Recently, one of our clients said they want some color.  Our designer antennas are tuned in when we hear the word “color”.  We like intertwining color where we can.  Color can be beautifully done, and as designers, we are here to help! There are many color introverts...

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Comfort & Character

Comfort & Character

Comfort comes with upholstery pieces well chosen.   It comes with fabric and the cushion style chosen.  Most people want the most durable fabric available and there are a lot of fabrics that are crypton, performance and sunbrella.  What you have to remember is that...

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Design Intelligence

Design Intelligence

I saw this term used some time ago and remembered it because if it was impactive on me, it would be impactive for our customers.  My thoughts were that we plan the best possible space lay out there is.  We ask the questions to our customer to prompt their thinking. ...

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