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Color Swag

It seems having a healthy amount of “color swag” is a prerequisite at Obelisk Home. It’s fair to say, we use of the whole big box of crayons everyday. Color is our favorite design tool, but we know not everyone exudes such color confidence. This color-filled July we’re revealing our color crushes and sharing a few “color clues” with you--that you might boldly embrace color like never before. COLOR CLUES: • Examine your wardrobe for signs of colors you are consistently drawn...

A Conversation With and About Color        

Color can speak louder than words. Color is a designer’s most powerful tool, used to harness emotion, create atmosphere, express style and influence mood.  Color is not only intuitive but is our most accessible, affordable and effective means to create the perfect personal environment. Color is very often the thing we recall most about a beautiful home, making a lasting impression on our psyches.  Color is never an all-for-one decision as it affects each of us differently, based on factors...

A Good Kind Of Pride

The LGBT community celebrates “Pride Month” every June, to commemorate the beginning of the 48 year-old Gay Rights Movement. Obelisk Home invites all people--tall, short, young, old, gay and straight-- to participate in this this life-affirming homage to humankind. This June learn more about a social movement that continues to fight discrimination at home and abroad. As we pay honor to those taken too often and too soon from (more…)

When Designers Were Brave

At a time when posting every detail of life, over-sharing and inundating our peers with hash tags, blog posts, e-blasts and TMI-- how could anyone’s personal decorating DNA ever be considered cutting edge, contentious or controversial? It takes a lot to raise an eyebrow these days, especially when (more…)

Wall To Wall Style

Are you one of those people that shriek with horror when someone mentions wallpaper? We get it. Wallpaper brings to mind horrible memories of the stuffy interiors of your childhood. Let’s face it, we got more than a little tacky in the past. But over the past few years, wallpaper has been making a huge comeback, and we’re loving it. Wallpaper has been around for over 500 years, (more…)

Black & Beautiful

Brave. Bold. Beautiful. These interiors showcase the dark, but never gloomy power of the color black. The thought of incorporating black into a space scares away most people, but for those brave enough to try, falling in love is pretty easy. We think that black has gotten a bad rap because they associate it with (more…)


What do you consider a “Brave Decorating Decision” these days? A dark color in a small space?  Crazy prints, mixed not matched? Using the designated dining room as an office or playroom?At a time when pretty much all forms of self-expression are (more…)

Good Design from Birth

At Obelisk Home, we love kids and enjoy having them part of our design world--learning from their innate wisdom and watching them grow.  Seeing the world through a child’s eyeis one of the greatest joy’s in life (more…)

Origins of Interior Design

This month we are exploring the subject of “Origins”--more specifically, our design origins, where we’ve come from and perhaps even where we may go. One place we especially love to revisit is Egypt, often said to be the birthplace of Interior Design.  Admittedly, at Obelisk Home we have a special place in our hearts for all things dramatic, epic, monumental, symbolic; you know, plinths, pyramids, obelisks. Let’s be honest, the Egyptians do have staying power. Many of their contributions are concepts...

Finding Your Design DNA

The biggest reason we love what we do here at Obelisk Home is that we get to help people turn their houses into homes and let their design style shine. Nathan Taylor constantly reminds all of us working on a project that a home is a reflection of the people living there. This is something we believe should guide every step in the design process. We believe a home is a place to be yourself, to feel safe and...

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