Why not freshen up with the latest rebirth of butcher block! This trending design element is the perfect affordable surface to bring interest and warmth to a kitchen or craft room. If you’ve decided that butcher block is for you, there are a few tips to help make the most of your choice.
To me, as a lighting designer, the season changes also mean ceiling fans. In my opinion, they are one of the more under-utilized fixtures in a home. Here’s a look at where to use them, how to size them, what to look for when buying them, and how to use them efficiently for every season.
It is especially important to use furnishings that will serve a purpose between these varied open spaces. Designers’ “go-to” favorite furniture pieces are often multifunctional and will make sense in any décor style.
Today, a neutral color scheme in decorating is not only light and airy colors but includes deeply saturated and sometimes hard to distinguish blackish hues. Black is officially one of the newest neutrals embraced by professional designers.
Here are a few tips for elevating a modestly sized, well-appointed master bedroom en suite that engages all five senses:
What are Textiles? In interior design, the term “textile” refers to any product that’s woven or made of fibers or fabric. Fabric, area rugs, carpeting, and tapestries are all textiles that bring warmth, visual interest, comfort, and acoustical dampening qualities to a room.
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.
Bohemian style or “boho” emerged in the late ‘60s as influences from Africa and the Far East became popular in interior design as well as in clothing. The style is embraced by people who appreciate the vibrancy of multiple cultures and celebrate a world view.
A thoughtful attic remodel will create customized space and may increase resale value while allowing you to stay in your current neighborhood and not have to uproot the kids from school.
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.