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Transforming Design Inspiration Into Reality

Take a behind the scenes look at our design process and how we transform design inspiration into reality! The inspiration for this design came from a bell-front room that our client fell in love with. The image is simple, but the colors are vibrant and it spoke to her. She loved the intensity and drama […]

Step By Step Design Process

The design process consists of several layers and order of events. You always want to start with a key inspiration and then design off or around that one item or idea.     STEP 1: Gathering Inspiration & Determining Style Inspiration images can consist of magazine clippings, an original oil painting, or just adjectives such […]

On Trend: Ombre

Ombre (also called “degradation” or “gradient”) in interior design is a color transition that moves from light to dark tones or incorporates multiple tints of color. Ombre patterns can have a dramatic impact via multiple applications by providing saturations of color that blend from light to dark shades. While ombre tends to lean more modern […]

Designer Interview: Karsen Hood

Why did you become an interior designer? I became an Interior Designer because it simply is in my blood. I grew up shadowing my father as he designed on the side. I consider myself fortunate by realizing design was my career at  very young age. Favorite Design Trends (Past & Present): My favorite design trend […]

Designer Interview: Megan Sandefur

Why did you become an interior designer? Design runs deep within my blood. My grandmother, mom, and dad started CHD INTERIORS over 40 years ago, and I remember being as little as five years old helping to organize fabrics by color and pattern. I have always loved design and actually thought I wanted to be […]

Designer Interview: Lance Griffith

Why did you become an interior designer? I was always interested in art as a child.  My mom was an interior designer for years and actually owned a drapery workroom .  Her workroom was attached to our home and the whole design business was all around me.  I was the kid that was always making […]

Breaking the Comfort Zone

It’s easy to tell ourselves to be “openminded” or “think outside the box” but it’s a commonality by human nature to develop routines and habits and become “stuck” in our ways. This too, also applies to interior design.  By no means is a routine nature a bad trait. It can just get a bit repetitive […]

Designer Interview: Gabrielle Pendarvis

Why did you become an interior designer? I didn’t always want to be a designer.. I originally went to school to be somewhere in the medical field like the rest of my family. But when I found out that I had a much more natural eye for art and visual aesthetics over chemistry it was […]

Designer Interview: Julie Schettig

Why did you become an interior designer? I think I have always loved interior design. At an early age, I was more entertained with the designing and decorating of my doll’s house than I was actually playing with them. I spent hours “designing” their space. I cut things out of my mother’s design magazines and […]

Color vs. Neutral

Color is a pivotal element of design in many contexts, including interiors. Studies have shown that color and color composition can influence mood and how individuals behave in a space. Color is also a great outlet for expressing personality and character. This is most evident in a residential setting, where the spaces are tailored to […]

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