Whether you are downsizing, upsizing, building a new home, or remodeling an existing one, the open floor plan concept is a popular choice these days. Watch any fixer-upper show, and they almost always feature this look. They rip down walls to open spaces and views, and they blend areas that used to be traditional family rooms, dining rooms, and/or kitchens.
Today, most homeowners desire a master bedroom en suite, a quiet place to wind down from the challenges we all face in a typical day. A bathroom connected to the bedroom creates something of an oasis from the daily activities in the common areas of a home. But separation and privacy are only half the equation for creating a retreat.
Bayberry Cottage is set up as a true home décor boutique, with every aspect of the home on display. The focus is on a casual lake lifestyle with fun, bold colors and designs. Gwen DeBruyn wanted to create a true one-stop-shop offering an extensive line of furniture and creative lighting options, artwork, homewares, and accessories like throw rugs and pillows.
Great design creates a cohesive look throughout the home, not room by room. Take your initial inspiration and color palette for your home and stay focused on that vision.
The variety in tile design is nearly endless thanks to options in material, color, shape, pattern, and layout.
There are several approaches to incorporating art into a well-designed home; the more personal the approach, the better!
While you are exploring fabrics and color, always consider the use or function of the room and the mood you wish to create. The use of soft neutrals, mid-range colors, and gentle patterns helps to control visual noise and therefore calms the environment. Alternatively, an exuberant color palette with multiple active patterns will bring life and energy to a room.
Intentional design goes the extra step of not just planning a great space but intentionally adding details and materials to give a kitchen that unexpected wow factor. With custom cabinetry, everything is possible and nothing is impossible.
The interior design industry is very similar to the fashion industry; colors, fabrics, prints, accessories -- even investment pieces like furniture -- all go in and out of style.
After spending six hours at an appointment to select one couch for a client...