9 Design Dilemmas Solved

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Every home has its tricky areas… Unless you are designing a house from the beginning, a purchased home has its faults. So if you are left scratching your head saying “Now what?”, some of these design dilemmas can be resolved with some pretty simple solutions. Here are some common home design challenges and how they can be solved… …

Finding the Perfect Color White

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Become the Design Expert using the Color White Benjamin Moore announced that the color for 2016 is Simply White. What comes to mind when you think of White? It is tranquil, fresh, clean and soothing.  White is a boundless tool for design. No matter the style, contemporary, traditional, rustic, vintage or modern, it has its …

Transitional… A Timeless Style

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Just what is it? Transitional style combines traditional and contemporary furniture creating a warm and timeless look. It exudes a feeling of calmness and elegance. The finishes and the fabrics are simple. The look is often monochromatic which makes it a perfect backdrop for art. Furniture lines are streamlined yet sophisticated.   How to achieve this beautiful look.. …

An Oceanside foyer with a copper mangrove console table and wavy framed mirror

How to Get a House to Flow

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A color pallette is key..  and flow refers to how the transition from room to room is smooth and pleasing to the eye. Start by picking out a scheme that you love.. not what is the trend. The Living Room will set the tone for the house ..it is the first space you see as …


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The definition of eclectic is ” including things taken from many different sources”. It is interesting, dramatic, and whimsical and welcomes unconventionality. It is a carefully thought out gathering of furniture, accessories, fabrics.. It is a mix of old and new, eastern and western, contemporary and antique.Done properly it is beautifully orchestrated.. but not, and …

A breezy ocean view home with beach glass tile and coral rock Fireplace mantel

Color Wow!

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  Have you ever noticed that home décor trends and fashion often run synonymously with one another? Have you ever noticed how colors make you feel?  It seems that you can’t open Vogue or House and Garden this season without being caught up in the exuberance of vivid color. How Colors Make You Feel Color …