Archive for the ‘redesign’ Category
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
If you would rather get a root canal than clean your kitchen then this ideabook is for you. Take a look here for tips in selecting low-maintenance countertops, flooring, backsplash, storage, and appliances that will have you loving your easy-clean kitchen.
Tags: appliances, backsplash, cabinet hardware, countertop, Design Tips, design trends, easy-clean, Flooring, Interior Design, Kitchen, low-maintenance, storage, tile
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Friday, August 3rd, 2012
The fireplace is a huge focal point of many rooms, so you cannot forget about the style of the built-ins that surround it. This ideabook will help you decide what items to display and how to display them while acheiving the perfect amount of storage for your room.
Tags: built-ins, cabinets, Design Tips, design trends, Displays, Fireplace, Interior Design, storage
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Monday, July 30th, 2012
Are you wanting to shower in style? With these luxurious materials, spectacular designs, and sleek high-tech features you will find your shower feeling like a dream.
Tags: Bathroom, Design Tips, design trends, dream showers, high-tech showers, Interior Design, Lighting, outdoor shower, shower, shower heads, tile
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Friday, July 16th, 2010
I read a lot of blogs. Most of them are Interior Design blogs, but some of them are on other topics of interest to me. One of the blogs I like is called The Calm Space and the topics are about Happiness and Serenity. Yesterday the writer, Vitania M. Liscio posted an article that is all about using what you already have to redecorate your home and freshen it up. It fit my sentiments exactly! After all, my work in Interior Design is really all about helping my clients be more happy with their homes. It isn’t all about buying new stuff (although that is fun!). But if the things you already have can be arranged, changed and displayed to improve the feel of your home, then that’s a great way to get started on making your surroundings the best they can be. Plus, she gives great tips, so I thought I would share it with you.
~~photo is of one of my paintings displayed in a penthouse I staged~~
So, how do I redecorate my own home with what I’ve already got? Well, I enjoy painting as a hobby, plus I buy a lot of inexpensive and colorful art for my work in home staging. When I need a change, I rotate my art, bringing out pieces I haven’t seen in awhile and putting others away. It is an easy way to change the whole look and color palette of my home without having to buy anything new.
Interior Designers usually refer to this rearranging and re-purposing of your furniture, art and accessories as “Re-Design” and it’s one of the services I offer. One great bonus is that this is a very sustainable way to redecorate because you don’t have to find a place to get rid of your older things. It’s also a thrifty way to allocate your design dollars.
Do you love the idea of re-designing your rooms with what you have, but just can’t imagine where to start? After living with your belongings in one arrangement for so long, it can be tough to imagine them any other way. A fresh pair of eyes can be very helpful. If you’d like help with re-designing your space, pick up the phone and give me a call. I’d love to help! 503.816.4394
Tags: decorate, Interior Design, redecorate, redesign, the calm space, Vitania M. Liscio
Posted in Art, Cool Ideas, DIY, Design Dollars, Design Tips, Fireplace, Home Staging, Interior Design, Sustainable style, redesign | 1 Comment »