Posts Categorized: Interior Design

Trend Talk: 3 trends in 3 minutes

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If you’ve been following along with our Trend Talk Tuesday series – you know that we’ve had the privilege to learn from Christy Scanlon, president of Masterpiece Design Group on the top trends affecting today’s residential spaces. First time tuning in? Here’s a recap of our previous discussions on hot colors, kitchen must-haves and bathroom [...]

Trend Talk: In the Bathroom

Posted by kbanks & filed under Bathroom Lighting, Interior Design, Lighting Trends, remodeling.

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In last week’s Trend Talk we unpacked the top kitchen trends affecting the home design industry. It only seemed fair to give some love to your bath areas this week – since these two rooms are the top remodel areas for 2015. Here’s what you can expect to be the “hot items” in the bathroom [...]

Trend Talk: In the Kitchen

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We’re back with Trend Talk Tuesdays, and today we’re taking a closer look at trends influencing the heart of your home: the kitchen. Get the skinny on the looks, finishes and designs that will make up this year’s most on-trend kitchens. One-level workstations: Say good-bye to your high-low islands with a bar and counter at [...]

Back to Basics: Creating a lighting plan for your home

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Lighting greatly affects the mood, aesthetics and functionality of your living spaces. Your lighting layout should never be an afterthought or haphazard decision. This is true whether you are remodeling your current home or building a new one. Lighting design is all about creating a plan. Consider these steps when developing the perfect home lighting [...]

Trend Talk: Invigorating colors

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We’re excited to launch “Trend Talk Tuesdays” in which we bring you the latest and greatest in home design trends. We recently had the privilege to sit down with design experts at Masterpiece Design Group and learn a little more about the trending wants and needs of today’s homeowner. Today, we’re talking colors. And not [...]

Incandescent sources in residential design: Yay or Nay?

Posted by kbanks & filed under Interior Design, LEDs, Shopping for lighting, energy efficiency, remodeling, renovations.

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Although LED and more energy efficient sources are on the rise, incandescents are still commonly used in home lighting applications. If you’re planning a remodel or a lighting upgrade, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of going with incandescent lamps. Here’s a few to start the conversation. Pros: Low initial cost (note: high [...]

5 bathroom designs we love

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A recent study conducted by the home design site Houzz reported that homeowners are undertaking remodeling projects with the intent to stay in their home for the long term. The number one motivator for renovations? To improve the look and feel of the space. Additionally, bathrooms came out as the highest priority (by room) on [...]

The Fab 5: Top interior design trends, predicted

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If we had to choose a certain word that involves all of the top interior design trends of 2015, we might settle on the word “simplify.” Today, individuals are looking for ways to de-clutter and de-stress, to unwind and remove themselves from the daily “wear and tear” of their fast-paced lives. With this in mind, [...]

Designer Series with Possibilities for Design – part 3 of 3

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As our Designer Series featuring highlights from an interview with Possibilities for Design comes to a close, we thought it only fit to ask about inspiration. And we were excited to learn that the Possibilities for Design team like to stay current with hospitality design trends. As hotels are challenged with offering a “home away [...]

Designer Series with Possibilities for Design – part 2 of 3

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Yesterday we were pleased to share insight from our conversation with Doris Pearlman, president of interior design company Possibilities for Design. As her team works to create a vision that fits with the buyer concept profile, they like to explore how to incorporate fixtures in unexpected, non-traditional ways. We love how mini-pendants from Progress Lighting’s [...]