The latest from Lowell Custom Homes is all about curb appeal and first impressions. It starts at the front door and lasts forever! Click here for the article – Lowell Custom Homes – Knock Knock!
As a designer, I refuse to give up style. So I focus on responsible design decisions in my work that will respect the environment while creating beautiful healthy homes. … More Eco Chic Sustainable Ideas for your Home
Reports from Fashion Week announced the latest runway trends! It’s just natural that we want these same beautiful colors and textures to translate to our homes for a fresh spring look. Fortunately the lag time that used to exist between fashion and home décor has almost vanished. You can achieve immediate gratification when refreshing your … More Spring Runway Fashion Inspiration for Your Home
Part of my job as an interior designer is to keep an eye on emerging trends. I use that knowledge when I am selecting colors and products for my clients homes. Most of the projections phase in over time so you may not notice the subtle differences until it is a full blown trend. My goal … More Design Trends 2014
The cross trending of furniture and fashion is being nurtured by Chicago area designers and Brentano textiles. Once again the Chicago History Museum is holding the FashionNext competition asking designers to use inspiration from the museums costume collection and create new designs using only Contract fabrics from Brentano. The 2010 competition has a wedding theme, … More Say “I Do” to Contract Design Fabrics
Hacienda San Angel The courtyard of this chic little boutique hotel was made even more inviting by 5 little white dogs who run to the entrance when guests ring the doorbell. Yes, this restaurant/hotel has a doorbell and after anxiously waiting on the back streets of Puerto Vallarta, the proprietor did answer – all part of the charm. Back … More Getaway to Style
Industrial is hot and provides the perfect little eco-friendly, socially responsible and all-American touch to your rooms. My Behind the Design column in Furniture Today will explain more about this trend. http://www.furnituretoday.com/article/455551-The_next_Industrial_Revolution.php Here are a few more pieces that will add the Industrial touch to your room. see more at http://www.industrial-chic.com
The leading trends have a common theme, More More More! As we look ahead the mood for 2010 is more positive and everyone is ready to replace the feeling of deprivation with an upbeat attitude. Take a look at some of the furniture pieces that illustrate the trends.
It is the little tailoring detail that can impress, inspire and seduce: the ruffle. A long time feminine touch in clothing, now has a presence in the home fashion industry. This is a versatile trend that can work with most interior design styles. The unexpected ruffle detail is a tempting way to add … More Romantic Ruffles
Decorating in phases is a great way to start a design project when you are on a budget. It is best to pull together your complete plan, and then take a step by step approach in order of your priorities. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to go back to basics when … More Decorating on a Budget