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Kitchen Lighting Ideas

Kitchen Lighting Ideas

The kitchen is the heart of the home. And, there’s no other room in the house where we multi-task as much. In our kitchens we: Prepare Meals Socialize Do Homework Play games Pay bills Have a Work space/Home office The kitchen is a substantial remodeling project and the lighting design tops the list when planning out a kitchen. It’s important to think in terms of...

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How to Use Color in Interior Design

How to Use Color in Interior Design

When it comes to color choice and interior design for your home, there are no hard and fast rules. It’s about your vision and what color palette makes you feel comfortable. There are three popular techniques when considering new color for your interior spaces: Techniques for Considering Color in a New Home: Colored Walls and White Woodwork This tradition style of applying one color to...

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Designing Around Fireplaces

Designing Around Fireplaces

The <strong>fireplace</strong> is the focal architectural feature of a room.  Fireplace mantels can be the focus of custom interior design.  The mantel offers a unique opportunity for the designer to create a personal statement unique to the room, and potentially reflecting the style and personality of the homeowner.  The choice of material for the fireplace mantel and surround includes such rich materials as marble, limestone,...

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Creating A Desert Mountain Retreat

Creating A Desert Mountain Retreat

This Desert Mountain retreat was created with a color palette of soft greens, yellows, and purples reflecting the hues in a Sonoran sunset; and the subtle glittering throughout the slate flooring, with its trapezoids and triangles, continues the theme. Three rooms in particular define the home: the great room, the kitchen, and the master bedroom. In the great room, undraped floor to ceiling windows look...

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What to Do About Your Garage

What to Do About Your Garage

Add Storage to Your Garage Today’s new homes are designed with open spaces architecture, often resulting in less storage areas. Your garage is the perfect space to add storage space and increase the value of your home at the same time. Garage Flooring Concrete flooring is nice when it’s new, but over time, stains accumulate and you have a dirty looking garage floor no matter...

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Adding Green to Your Urban Terrace

Adding Green to Your Urban Terrace

Take Your Outdoor Space to the Next Level Green Up Your Surroundings I like to design in terms of layers, textures, and smells from different plants, striving to create an imaginative, beautiful and functional landscape that is ecologically restorative and, links the outdoors to the indoor environment of your home. Size doesn’t matter. Regardless of the size of your outdoor space, green up utilizing container...

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An EcoFriendly Outdoor Space

An EcoFriendly Outdoor Space

Whether you live in a warm climate or not, refresh your pots with seasonal flowers, winter greenery, pinecones, or even trimmings from shrubbery such as red twig dogwoods. It’s nice to have a beautiful pot of seasonal foliage on your front and back porches. Top 10 Trends for the Green Movement Inspiring 2016 Outdoor Designs Native Plants: Today, homeowners are choosing plants that more easily...

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Falling Water Designs In Charlotte

Falling Water Designs In Charlotte

Joanie has moved FallingWater, LLC to Charlotte, NC. She hopes to bring her new design ideas and green values to homes in Charlotte. Previously, Joanie has worked in Arizona and Colorado. She still splits her time between Denver and Charlotte offering her services in both locations. Come back to get more ideas from Joanies’s design blog or contact her for more information about how she...

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