Design Finishes First

“Finishes” are items specified to the homeowner by the designer and can include choices from a total color palette, furniture, window treatments and lighting fixtures, to cabinet hardware.  Specifying finishes with a designer during the initial phase of your project benefits everyone.  When working with remodeler or builder, a designer foresees needs or thinks about things you may overlook, before construction begins. For example, if your sofa is floating in the middle of the room, you want to make sure you have the proper placement for electrical floor outlets.  A paint color may appear fine on the sample but work differently on the wall. Designers use colors quite deliberately considering the lighting, type of space, and environment. Knowing how colors affect us emotionally help us to achieve the type of atmosphere the client is seeking when designing a room, home, or workspace.  Color choices can add warmth, calmness, or brightness to interior and exterior spaces.  They permeate spaces in a myriad of ways; from wallcoverings, fabrics, flooring, cabinets, and other elements. A designer can be a bridge between you and your remodeler by establishing good communication with all parties.  Costly mistakes and changes affecting the project can be avoided.   A professional with a trained eye can automatically tell you if there is something wrong or right in a space.  Having that immediate consult is a major advantage when making aesthetic decisions. It is the result of knowledge and years of experience. This not only affects your remodeling budget, but helps you spend time and money more efficiently, adding value to your home. A professional designer will help you envision your residential or commercial space prior to construction. A detailed plan is created to reflect your personality from color choices to the last detail of the project....
Beach Decor During Winter Months

Beach Decor During Winter Months

If you’re inspired by the calm attitude of beach living this winter, bring the beach to your home this season. Incorporating a beachy style to your home during winter months can help to bring a peaceful atmosphere because when we are surrounded by décor and colors that remind us of the beach, it helps us to relax. A seashell collection can be displayed on bookshelves or coffee tables in glass containers or try hanging various beach art scenes. However, if darker colors aren’t exactly what you’re looking for, paint your home in a blue or teal color scheme and include white or neutral colored accents. Use beach décor in your home this winter to create a more relaxed home...
Designing With Window Sheers To Illuminate A Space

Designing With Window Sheers To Illuminate A Space

Window sheers are becoming a designer favorite in recent months. Heavy drapes are no longer being used as much as window sheers because many prefer to have greater transparency and lighting to shine into their spaces. For an upscale look we suggest going with linen and wool window sheers. If you are a gentlemen dressing up your sheer panels with inverted box pleats will give your design more of a masculine look. If you are looking to bring in natural light into your space be sure to use sheers in your...


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