5 Types Of Lighting For Savvy First Time Home Owners

MAKING A NEW HOUSE OUR HOME CONTINUES

littleblackdomicile - Kristen's House During First Phase of Painting

  If you remember from our previous post, Oh My Goodness…We Own A House! , our plan for the house is to work with the integrity of the architecture and mix in our style.  One way to blend the old and the new in a house is with lighting.  The painting is underway and we want to have new fixtures ready to install in all the fresh new rooms!   It’s Friday Favorites and let’s look at some of the types of lighting we have our eyes on.

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The Best Interior Designers Are The Best Listeners

THE TRICK TO A SUCCESSFUL INTERIOR RENOVATION PROJECT IS VERY SIMPLE

A good life is not a place at which you arrive, it is a lens through which you see and create your world.” ― Jonathan Fields

With technology today, we all have an image of what we think our homes should look like.  What they should convey to the world and endless sources telling us how to achieve this very thing.  To some extent this has always been the case.  The design industry is based on finding the new, the better, and presenting the best in everything.  Our firm is small and has been for 35 years.  Our approach to good design will always be the same because it is what our clients expect and we continuously strive to deliver.

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How Does A Designer Nail A Paint Color Every Time? How can you?

I’LL HAVE WHAT SHE IS HAVING

0493FD12-0349-45BB-9333-B553CA7ABAE5It’s so easy to look at a photo in a magazine, on Pinterest or Instagram and identify with the decor of a particular room.  To see ourselves living in the very space, especially like the one above that are so lovely with layers of a creamy white and off white color palette.  We like it, even love it, and want to recreate the look in our own homes.  How do rooms like these evolve?  How do we choose just the right paints to use the first time around? It can be so simple…

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Instant Ways Home Offices Go From Boring To Beautiful!

Traditional Home Desk In A Window, Herringbone Wood Floor, Metal Bookcases

 5 THINGS THAT CAN MAKE A HOME OFFICE AMAZING!

In 2013, one in five American’s worked from home.  By 2016 the number was up to 24%.  The term for working from home, while employed by someone is called “working remotely”.  Being self employed often means a home office is a must.  Statistics show that not being in a traditional office environment increases productivity, lowers stress, reduces turnover, and lowers real estate costs to employers.  Globally, working remotely has been more the norm and is part of the future for many people everywhere.  Setting up an office at home can be done pretty quickly.  Creating a personalized space that inspires us may take a bit more thought….but boy can it be worth the effort!

 

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The “Cottage” Estate At Little Hills

Stone Steps, Wood Decorative Glass Entry Door, Black Canvas Awning

IS IT POSSIBLE TO LOVE A HOUSE  TOO MUCH?

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Our design firm is “old”.  Years ago a very young feature writer called us “an established design firm with years of experience”.  What this really means to us is that we have built relationships that are important to us.  We continue to be blessed with clients who allow us to come into their homes and become part of their families.   We have as many memories of their homes as they do.  When it’s time to pass “our” home onto the next family it can be bittersweet.

Little Hills Is One Of These Properties. 

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You Scrappy Dog You!

THE VERY BEST WAYS TO USE SCRAP METALS TO CREATE DREAM SPACES FOR GUYS

Hello Everyone!  Mr. LBD Junior back to continue talking about a Guy’s Domain.

The Garage

The Man Cave 

The Barn

 

If you recall, I wrote a while back about my Dream Garage….

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Is It Time For Back To School Already? Is Your Homework Area Ready?

5 PROS OF SETTING UP A HOMEWORK STATION

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Let’s face it, the thought of homework does not conjure up warm and fuzzy feelings for kids or parents.  In reality the memories are more likely of lost assignments, mad dashes to Walgreens, crowded dinner tables ladled with supplies, frustrated kids who don’t “get this” and the bedtime clock looming in the background.  What if we could count on our homes to help make homework time better?

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Do You Need A Designer?

HOW TO MAKE SOMEONE ELSE’S HOUSE YOUR HOME

The real estate agent has done a bang up job of finding a house in the neighborhood you love.  The mechanics of the house are strong.  The previous owners have kept up nicely with maintenance.  Yet, something is still not as you imagined.  You want to make this house your home.

Can you do this alone or should you hire a designer?

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