Blue Wallpaper in Bathroom

To Wallpaper or not to Wallpaper? Wallpaper is a subject that many homeowners don’t even want to discuss.  I think I know why: they’ve either tried to remove improperly installed paper that literally removed part of the wall with it, or they have an image burned into their memory of that velvet flocked floral wallpaper from their grandma’s house, or both. The truth is, wallpaper has never really ...
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Surprising Home Trends of 2016 I tend to be cautious when speaking of home trends. Often, the word “trend” scares people as they automatically believe a “trend” is something that is going to go out of style in a short amount of time. While this is often true, there are some trends that have longevity, and from a design standpoint, they are important to acknowledge. Inspired from Elle Décor’s artic...

Custom or Manufactured – This is your first decision when selecting cabinets. There are pros and cons with both. Custom cabinets are typically the more expensive choice (however, not always so some homework may be needed here), but will better utilize the space available and you can control the details and enhancements more.   Also, a custom finish will have more personality; more of a human touch...

5 Design Trends in Residential Construction I work with scores of clients every year. Each project is different but there are some overall trends that are likely here to stay for the long haul: Open Floorplan – Yes, this idea has been around for a while. However now, we remove walls in the majority of our remodeling projects and open floorplans are increasingly being featured in new constructio...
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Trendy or Timeless: Is My Favorite Decor a Design Trend or a Design Staple? One of my main goals as a designer is to create spaces that cannot be identified by the year in which they were designed.  I never want someone twenty years from now to go in a kitchen I designed and say, “Oh, that is so 2015!” It sounds silly now, but I can easily look at a living room with wood paneling and green shag ca...