Butcher Block Countertops: What You Need to Know

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.

Ceiling Fans Never Go Out of Season

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.

Sweet En Suite

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.

Fantastic Furnishings: Mixing Patterns in Design

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.

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