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Modern Style

The modern style is filled with straight lines and geometric curves. Simple but with a sense of sophistication, it leaves no room for clutter or too many décor items. Employing a neutral base with pops of bold color it is vibrant and has a sense Read More

Industrial Style

Industrial uses materials, such as exposed steel and wooden elements, to create a raw, unfinished look. Brick walls compliment the style as well as light fixtures with metal finishes. Concrete flooring is used with factory styled and utilitarian accessories to create the industrial interior. Industrial Read More

Lighting Basics

One of the most important aspects of home décor is lighting. Where you place lamps and light fixtures can make a difference in the overall feel of the room. Here are the basics for understanding different types of lighting and how to use them for Read More

Cottage Style

Cottage is warm and romantic.  It makes one feel as if they are in a charming English cottage. The color palette is full of blush and rose adding to the romance of the style. Using vintage items, often painted white, with floral accents in upholstery, Read More

Harmony

The principle of harmony creates of sense of peace and an aesthetically pleasing feeling. Harmony in home decorating is the unifying factor of all the design principles, styles and color theory. When design principles are employed correctly harmony and unity are created. This room has Read More

Painted Built-ins

An interesting trend that is being seen is painting built in cabinets in dining and living spaces the same color as the wall. Many homes during the fifties and sixties had built in shelves and cupboards in other rooms besides the kitchen. If yours are Read More

Proportion & Scale

When your placing items in your room don’t forget about proportion and scale.  Proportion and scale refer to the size of the items in your room in relation to each other. Using the correct proportions in your elements lets the eye travel naturally through the Read More

Dark Wall Trends

Everywhere you look, design and decorating magazines, HGTV and Pinterest we’re seeing the use of the dark gray, dark taupe and sometimes even black walls being highlighted. To open the space and increase contrast try to use light colored furniture and accessories to offset the Read More

Paint & Lighting

Choosing a paint color for your walls is a difficult task. There’s choosing the type of paint, brand of paint and of course the color. The step that is most important is that you get a few paint samples of the colors you are interested Read More

Coastal Style

The coastal style is filled with the colors of the ocean. Light blue and aqua are used in the pillows, drapes and rugs of the room. Using white furniture and coastal accessories lends to the light, airy feeling of the style. Adding a coastal style Read More

Color Wheels

There are many ways to choose color for your rooms. If you want to experiment, using a color wheel is a fun option. Gather as many paint chips as you can from your local paint store then using the color wheel to find complimentary and Read More