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Concept House Reveals The Future Of Interior Design

Concept House Reveals The Future Of Interior Design

Struggling Economy Responsible For Crocheting's Popularity?

Struggling Economy Responsible For Crocheting's Popularity?

5 Resurrected Old-World Interior Design Trends

5 Resurrected Old-World Interior Design Trends

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How To Go Gray When Your Entire House Is Beige (Part 3)

Gray has slowly come to us, here in the suburbs, and I have to say, it’s one of my most frequently asked questions. Clients want to go gray, but don’t really want to paint every wall, ceiling, or piece of yellowish moulding and cabinet in their house. I can understand that, it gets expensive.

Add in the fact that you might have shutters the same color as your moulding, AND that your switches and outlets may not be white either because they were chosen to work with a more yellowed tonality, and you’ve got a pricey investment.

Check out two of my tips for dealing with this design dilemma by clicking through.

Designed Q and A: What can I do with this long wall?

I recently did an online consultation for a homeowner who was frustrated with her view of this long wall from the kitchen. She felt like it looked very hodge podge and wanted to see how she could pull it together. 

Click through to find out what I advised her to do.

Add Mouldings To Bring Some Drama, But Be Careful!

Most of the time, I’m a little anti-moulding around here. The reason why is because builders tend to add mouldings just to impress buyers and oftentimes in this area, they’ll add them to Mediterranean or Tuscan style houses and just about any suburban home without considering transitions or appropriate style.

Read on to see some examples.

Update Your Tuscan Style Home With Tips From A Popular California Restaurant

How is it that Californians have this style update for a Mediterranean house right and we Texans don’t?

We have a proliferation of “Texas Tuscan” style around here in the suburbs of Houston. Find out how YOU can update the Mediterranean look in your home.

Bedrooms - Change out the wood headboard for a softer, more luxurious look

One of my favorite suggestions for clients wanting to redo their bedrooms, is to do an upholstered headboard or bed. Check out some we've done for projects and some that you can shop for online yourself.

Is This A Backsplash Question OR An Overall Kitchen Design Question?

I'm sharing more kitchen backsplash advice for a Designed in a Click client today. Check out this scenario and see if it's a dilemma you have in your kitchen.

ABSTRACT - A Must See Netflix Series For Design Lovers

Calling all design lovers! Looking for your next Netflix series to watch? I've got a good one here with a mini rundown on all the episodes with some inspiring quotes, gleaned from my own binge-watch. 

5 Lovely Red Paint Colors And How To Use Them

There were days, not too long ago, when we painted dining rooms in deep, rich reds to work with a rich, Tuscan style. That’s not happening much anymore.

Reds are getting used in new and different ways today and I’m sharing some gorgeous red paint colors with some interesting ways to incorporate them into your home.

How I Can't Live Without My Interior Design Studio

As you may know, we’re moving next week. Eeeek!

We’ve been going through samples and files and stuff for the last month in preparation for our new slimmed-down design studio that will only house products we want to use for the type of projects we love to work on.

Before this move, I really had to evaluate my studio and how it served me. 

Another Kitchen Backsplash Dilemma Solved

The reader question I'm featuring today is from a homeowner who was right about her kitchen backsplash. I just had to help her with a small detail.

Check out this backsplash design advice and see if it applies to any of your installation scenarios.