Timeless Textural Elements Enhance Interior Design

It Takes So Little To “Feel” Good Design

harry seidler quote "good design doesn't date"

We live in a tactile world.  How often do we see with the touch of our fingertips?  It’s human nature to caress something that appeals to us.  It’s also nearly impossible to keep our hands off something that says “Do not touch!”  No where is this more real than in the interior designs of our homes.  We just have to feel how good the design is!

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Gaining Storage In The Small Kitchen

Think Your Kitchen Is Too Small For Great Storage?

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Over the years, our firm has worked on too many kitchen projects to count.  We’ve had the pleasure to help our clients create their dream kitchens in new construction, large remodeling projects, moderate kitchen updates and the kitchens near and dear to our hearts….the small kitchen.

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The Sunday Spy 4.22.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

Traditional Home Kitchen with Blue Wall Of Tile


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.  So many elements to love in this kitchen space shared via traditional home.  At first glance we see a well organized kitchen.  With a closer look, we see a competing combination of design ideas that meld so well!

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It’s Friday…Let’s Organize!

Purge, Edit, Lighten Up, Whatever You Call It…Ready to Organize?

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Perhaps you read this week that the IRS extended the tax due date by a day because the online payment system was not working.  This is a nice way to say someone, some entity probably hacked in, or tried to hack into the system.  Hacking, which we use to think it meant a bad cough, is an everyday occurrence now.  In fact, this silly little blog was shut down more this week than any other due to “online difficulties”.  Thank goodness we have a wonderful host and IT team that got it all corrected.  However, it meant that Wednesday’s post, Decompressing With Architecturewas not able to be opened by some of our loyal readers.  It also meant that we were unable to get today’s Friday Favorites post ready.  So today, we invite you to stroll back with us and a few of your favorite past posts about ways to organize.

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Decompressing With Architecture

 Decompressing 101

littleblackdomicile rosemary beach

Last week our design firm hosted, or were part of, three open house marketing events.  Each of these took place after our normal 10 hour days of seeing clients, meeting with contractors, implementing projects and completing installations.  Mr. LBD, aka Mr. Social, even traveled to join in all the activities.  Needless to say, yours truly needed a few days of decompressing.

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The “One In One Out” Rule To Staying Organized



You didn’t save the ferns from last summer…did you?  Probably not.  If you did how many times did you sweep up those miserable tiny leaves?  To me, there are two perfect days in a Boston Fern’s life.  The day we proudly admire the porch ready for summer and the day we get to toss them in the trash!  It’s a love/hate relationship but one with a lesson.   It’s the One In One Out theory in reverse.

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The Sunday Spy 4.15.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

my domaine living room with built in cube shelves -turquoise rug-modern art


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.  Sophisticated and cozy in the same design are no problem in this living room shared via mydomaine.  At first glance we see a place we’d all like to be on a lazy Sunday morning.  With a closer look, we see a combination of lush blues and the idea of adding in a little glam!

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Are You A Painted Lady Or A Gal Who Paints?

Paint The Unexpected!

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All week we’ve been sharing some pretty fantastic designs that are all about paint.  Paint was a key factor in saving our client $70K in their kitchen.  Read The Post Here

Today on this spring Friday Favorites, let’s look at another DIY project that can be so much fun.  Start your engines and paint!

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How One Family Saved $70K Using A Design Team For Their Kitchen Renovation

How We Got A Kitchen We Love For Less

laurelbledsoedesign design selection board for Baringer Kitchen

“We saved a bundle of money and months of disruption and hassle.  My husband and I talked to three contractors about removing a load bearing brick wall and gut renovating the kitchen in our 100+ year old home—we had only lived there a year. 

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How To Achieve Budget Friendly High End Design With DIY Projects

Confidence Inspires Motivation For DIY Home Projects


As a young designer and homeowner, there is nothing I enjoy more than helping others create homes that are perfectly suited to their lifestyles and their budgets.  Ah yes…the budget.  We all have one.  Most of us also know the super weekend warrior who seems to DIY quicker and for less money than others.  Maybe they have a secret to their success.  Maybe they use the right interior design team for that outside the box thinking of sheer confidence!

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