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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Are You A Painted Lady Or A Gal Who Paints?

Paint The Unexpected!

living.corriere.it painted chairs for casual dining

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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The Kitchen Table-Bring It Back Please!

What Did We Do Before We Had Kitchen Islands?

ultimatechristoph farm house kitchen table on brick floor in white kitchen

Long before there were central islands in a kitchen we had these things called kitchen tables and they were smack dab in the middle of the room.  Many of us in the over 50 group have all kinds of memories of all the life that happened around these tables.  What about you…did you grow up around a kitchen table?

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Building A Better Bookcase

Bookcase

“A set of shelves for books set in a surrounding frame or cabinet.”

This dictionary definition of a bookcase quickly shows us how we are evolving as a society.  For those who do still relish the feel and smell of some pulp fiction, do you have bookcases dedicated entirely to the storage of these treasures?  If not, what are you doing with the empty bookshelves?

stack of books with pair of glasses on top

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Itsy Bitsy Esty-Give The Gifts You Love

 How To Create The Decor You’ll Love In Any Home

Even If You Don’t Have The Architecture And The Budget You Think You Need

White Painted Wood Floor, White Wire Leg Breakfast Table, Black Lacquered Chairs, Gold Light Fixture, Black Painted Window Sashes
via Remodelista

We all do it.  We zip through Pinterest, Instagram and places like Houzz, and find rooms we love.  Entire houses in fact.  We save the photos and may even start dissecting and researching to see how to make these visions come to life in our home.  Before long we hit a snag.  For starters,  the architecture in the rooms we love is the exact opposite of ours.  Or the first piece of furniture we price is what we hoped to spend on the entire space.  Perhaps the paint color on the walls, so recently finished you can still smell paint, came out different from in the photo you used as your inspiration.  Sound familiar?  Designing a home, your home, does not have to be like this.  Designers don’t necessarily have a bag of secrets but we do follow one rule on nearly every project….

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