When Is A House Not A Home?

As Soon As A Homes Goes To Market

It Becomes A House

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The minute you consider placing your home on the market is when it needs to become a house again.  It was just a house when you purchased or built it.  It was a business transaction, and a very important one in your life.  After the purchase is when this mere piece of architecture became your home, filled to the brim with your memories and your personalities.  When you decide to pass this house onto someone else, you must look at it as a business transaction, a very large one that you want to be successful.  You are not selling your memories.  Your memories will go with you.  Continue reading “When Is A House Not A Home?”

The Sunday Spy 2.11.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

 Refinery 29 Ikea Wall Shelf Vanity with Vintage Mirror, Wall Sconces, Tray with Perfume

This Savor Sunday

See What We Love About This Design

Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  This week let’s look at this wall vanity via Refinery29 At first glance we see a make up vanity.  With a closer look, we see so many small details that make us all want a “me spot” like this!

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10 Gutsy and Glorious Bathroom Paint Colors

“How hard can it be to paint a bathroom?”-RG

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Ah, the war cry of the weekend painter!  Bathrooms are some of the smallest rooms in the house.  Surely they should be the easiest to paint….right?  Perhaps, until you pick the wrong paint color.

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An Interior Design Team Uses These Two Tricks To Stay Creative

Creativity Doesn’t Always Happen 9 To 5

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Everyone working in a creative industry knows that the juices don’t always flow freely.  More often than not, those juices can start to slow without much notice.  And it’s almost guaranteed they will stop completely with a deadline looming.  In the interior design world this can be a problem!

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The Sunday Spy 2.4.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

 Home Styling Blog Bright White Bath with Patterned Tile, Persian Rug, Shower and Tub

This Savor Sunday

See What We Love About This Design

Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  This week let’s look at this attractive bathroom via home styling blog At first glance we see a large, white bath.  With a closer look, we see so many small details that welcome us right in!

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What Pinterest And Groundhog Day Have In Common

A Year Ago We Didn’t Even Have A Pinterest Page

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Until 2017, Laurel Bledsoe Design did not use Pinterest at all.  You could say we were living under the proverbial rock, or perhaps in the Groundhog’s burrow.

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Interior Designs With Soul Don’t Come From A Catalog

A Home Office Evolves With A Virtual Interior Design Consultation

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“I want what you have!” – AW

During an initial interior design consultation we ask our clients a simple question.  “What is your goal for this space?”  When a client is also a friend they often have seen our homes.  They don’t really want the same things we have.  They want a home like ours that uses design concepts and theory to offer a personalized decor that works for them.  There is nothing like walking into our own home and knowing it’s the best place in the world. 

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