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Stylish put-together mudroom that is family friendly

Checklist for Creating the Perfect Mudroom

Thinking about making your home more efficient with a mudroom? Read on for our checklist for mudroom must-haves! Click the photo to see more of this gorgeous home! We’ve talked about the importance of the entryway on here, but what about other entrances to a home? We’re specifically thinking about the mudroom. Unlike the front entry, the mudroom is used primarily by the people who live there. It’s one of those spaces that many newer homes have and older homes wish [...]

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417 Magazine's 2018 Interior Design Awards are in!

Interior Design Awards 2018

This was another fantastic year for the 417 Magazine Interior Design Awards! We are excited to share that our team won 8 of the 10 categories! How exciting is that??? Read on to see more of our winning designs below! MOST CREATIVE USE OF MATERIALS IN A KITCHEN Our Arbour Drive project is a breathe of fresh air. It’s not too often that we get to work on a kitchen project that has such a punch of color and texture. Don’t [...]

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Bring your dog to work is our every day reality and we are so thankful for it!

Bring Your Dog to Work Week

For us, bring your dog to work week isn’t just one measly week out of the year, it’s an everyday thing! If you’ve been to our local store or stopped by our offices, then you can certainly recall being greeted by at least a couple of precious doggie faces and wagging tails. That’s because a huge part of our day to day life here at Obelisk Home and the Taylor Martin family involves our beloved pups by our sides. Our [...]

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Our Favorite Rooms Inside Buckingham Palace

Our Favorite Rooms Inside Buckingham Palace

With the royal wedding still on all of our minds, we can’t help but think about what it’s like to live as royalty. Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s official residence and a royal working place. The Palace  is 830,000 square feet, has 775 rooms, including 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms, according to the royal website. That’s a lot of toilet bowl brushes! Lets take a look at some of our favorite rooms in [...]

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High Point Market Recap

We’ve finally settled back into the daily routine of being back in Springfield after an exciting spring market! Going to High Point is always one of our favorite parts of the year. We get to shop for clients and the store, show our sister company, JKM Home, be inspired by the newest trends, and meet a lot of other talented designers. If you’ve been following us on Instagram, then you have an idea of how gorgeous the showrooms were [...]

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Tips on how to make a warm and cozy basement

6 Ways To Make The Most of Your Finished Basement

Finishing your basement to meet your style and lifestyle creates extra living space (wonderful in a smaller home) and increases your home’s value. We work on quite a few basements here at Obelisk Home, and we’ve come up with a few tips for those of you who are rethinking the function of your basement. Our Jared II Basement Remodel Project Divide the Function Most basements have an excess of unused space, this makes it important that you divide the function of your [...]

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The perfect amount of shiplap used on this fireplace

The Great Shiplap Debate

The popularity of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, Joanna Gaines, is undeniable. The woman has made shiplap a household term by featuring it prominently in her projects. She has inspired countless renovations across the country as people flock to the lumber yard to incorporate shiplapped walls into their own homes. But, like many great things that become over popularized, the shiplap trend seems to be setting sail. We get a lot of questions from clients about our thoughts on the trend [...]

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4 Ways To Make Your Fresh Flowers Last Longer

It’s finally starting to feel like spring and we couldn’t be happier! Creating that spring feeling inside the home is something many of us do by purchasing fresh flowers and arranging them around the house. It’s no secret that flowers can get costly, so we want to make the most of the money spent on them. Follow these helpful tips to prolong the life of your freshly cut flowers! Cut the Stems One of the most common mistakes people make after [...]

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Green With Envy: Delmar Project Spotlight

Color can alter a person’s mood, incite anger, evoke happiness, or call to mind feelings of indifference and sadness. Even so, most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the effects of color in their homes or offices. Yet, the color and design in our home should reflect the people who live inside, and designers and homeowners should use colors wisely to create the intended atmosphere in each space. On this project, our client knew she wanted a [...]

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3 Thoughtfully Colorful Living Rooms

Trying to incorporate color into your home? Let these recent projects be your inspiration! Delmar Project This client came to us wanting to totally transform her home into something that reflected her family’s personality. Beyond the vibrant furniture, we decided to paint the walls purple to add that extra punch of color and excitement. We then complimented the purple with various shades of blues and green. To add another layer of color, pink accents were brought in. Because the colors are [...]

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