Designer and Customers

Understanding Your Role in the Design-Build Process You’re going to undertake a home remodeling project and you’ve settled on a Design-Build Firm to execute the work and turn your dream into reality.  How do you help to ensure the project goes well and the finished product is everything you hoped for?  Hiring a reputable, established firm is the most important first step.  But, understanding your...
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 ...

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...

Dressing the window is something that should always be considered when designing a space.  It will complete the look, soften the edges, add sophistication or whimsy and offer function: acoustic value, added insulation, filtering of light and/or privacy. As with all design genres, interior styling undergoes cyclical changes based on evolving trends.  Window treatment styles follow along, gradually ...
10 Interior Design Tips for the holidays

10 Interior Design Tips to make your home shine for the holidays Get inspired!  Go to the large department stores to get ideas.   This is easy and fun – just walk around and take note of your favorite looks!  You will get plenty of good ideas and interior design tips. Don’t forget your front door – go classic and hang a wreath decorated with natural pinecones a bow and sleigh bells or get creat...