Tips, Tricks and How-To's

Our Guide to Mid Mod Design

Photo Credit: Joe Schmelzer There is no denying that the furniture and decor introduced during the 1950s and 1960s were beautifully designed, clean, and sophisticated. We also cannot deny that despite the passage of time, these designs have remained a huge part of interiors. Today we see the mid-century influence in nearly all design magazines, and there’s no escaping its presence at furniture market. In this post we are going to explore practical ways and ideas to use mid-mod pieces into [...]

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Ways To Display Art

Forget about grabbing the hammer and nails, art doesn’t always have to be hung. We admit that there’s nothing better than a perfectly placed piece of art, but you don’t have to put holes in your walls to display your collection. Let’s talk about the lean. Simply setting art on the floor, a shelf, atop a credenza – really anywhere – and leaning it against the wall results in a casual look that also feels refined. Unconvinced? Check out [...]

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Never Fail Color Combos

We write a lot about color here on the blog, but this topic is where most of our client’s get stuck before contacting us. Color can be scary, especially when it goes beyond painting a wall. To help those of you who are stuck, here are a few of our favorite color schemes that you will not only love, but they will also stand the test of time. Charcoal + White + Gray Gray has many faces and multiple personalities. When [...]

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5 Things Every High End Kitchen Needs

Kitchens have come a long way since we began cooking indoors. Historically, kitchens weren’t luxurious and unlike today’s kitchen, they were not rooms where people wanted to spend time in. They definitely weren’t rooms meant for hosting guests or entertaining. With inventions like the stove and plumbing, kitchens became cleaner and safer. Today the kitchen is part of our everyday lives and the center of most of our entertaining. Kicking your kitchen up in style and luxury has never been [...]

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How to Decorate Like a Parisian

Photo by Claude Weber We can all agree that the Parisians have impeccable taste when it comes to interior design. But what gives Parisian interiors that certain je ne sais quoi? We’ve put together a simple guide to creating a gorgeous space just like a Parisian would do. Highlight Architectural Details The most fabulous of Parisian apartments have one thing in common – beautiful architectural details. We admit that most of us don’t live in a space with original moldings and restored hardwood [...]

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Tricks for Picking the Perfect Color Scheme

We’ve talked about the importance of color before, but it’s a topic that easily stresses people out! The possibilities are literally endless, and that can be pretty overwhelming. Fear no more because we’ve put together the designer’s guide to choosing the perfect color scheme for your home… Start big. Figure out the largest item in your room, maybe it’s a sofa, patterned rug, or a piece of artwork. Now pull colors that you like from that item. These colors will be [...]

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Genius Ways to Declutter & Organize

Photo by Obelisk Home We’ve all considered the benefits of getting organized and getting rid of stuff: less to clean, more space, less stress, the list goes on. Simplifying our lives at home sounds great, but once the decision is made to get cracking, we get tripped on the next part…where to begin? Getting organized and decluttering sounds like the very worst way to spend your free time, agreed. But this journey doesn’t need to be nearly as overwhelming as we [...]

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Vegan Design Tips

The Empathetic Interior – We have all seen sexy zebra skin rugs and luxurious fur throws displayed in homes and interior design magazines. Many of us have even paid high price tags for these iconic (more…)

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5 Signs You Need a Designer

Parklane Project A home should be a place that you look forward to coming to. It should be somewhere that reflects you and your family. It should not just be beautiful, but also functional. Many people are lost when it comes to turning a house into a home. Are you one of them? Here are 5 signs that you need to hire an interior designer. Your home doesn’t reflect you. Anyone can move furniture around a room and throw paint colors up [...]

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Nathan’s Flower Tips

Dorothy Draper said it best, “A vase of flowers or greens will bring even a dull room to life in the most delightful way. The small amount of trouble or expense involved is honestly repaid in real decorative effect.” Indeed fresh flowers are the perfect accessory for any space, but they tend to evoke anxiety over cost and caring for them. Over the years I have used fresh floral on nearly every project I’ve had the pleasure to work [...]

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