Furniture markets, no matter where they are, are experiments in what the next fashion trends will be in the market place. Most vendors are trend followers, content to capitalize on the proven winners from prior market introductions–usually by the trend makers. They provide the products that someone else has typically shown to be marketable. These […]
Let’s face it – we all find ourselves faced with interior design dilemmas. As professionals in the interior design biz, we, too, find an occasional predicament that leaves us a little stumped. Lucky for us, we have a heck of a design team, so when we get stumped, there are tons of opinionated designers here at CHD ready to weigh in on solving the problem. The wonderful thing about good design is that it can be achieved in many ways!
These custom box pleat valences provide another soft fabric to the space with an unexpected tape to compliment the paint color. The window treatments in both the sitting and library coordinate to create a sense of balance off of the foyer space. The design consistency in both rooms creates harmony, while adding another fabric to help with acoustic properties as well.
When planning any interior space, you not only want it to be beautiful – you also want it to be functional. As interior designers, our staff is well-trained in helping you with all your interior needs and perhaps most importantly, the space planning for your rooms. Before you can create the perfect room, you need to focus on how you live, what you do, how you function, etc. so you can maximize your home’s potential. Here are five important tips to remember when planning any interior space!
So, you are looking to spruce up your home, but you can’t decide how to best spend it? Welcome to the predicament so many of our clients find themselves facing. Lucky for you, we work with clients’ budgets all the time, and we know how to help you allocate your dollars in the best way possible. Here are the top three places to splurge and some tips on where to save!
1. Mix the Old and New: As the world continues to become more focused on going green, repurposing, and reinventing, we see the same trend influencing the interior design world. People are fusing contemporary design, with unique antique and vintage pieces to create a distinctive, singular look.
An area rug grounds a room and can serve as the foundation for the pattern and color palette in a room. It can also be the first selection made in a space. The rug can either be loud in pattern and color or subtle in texture and tone. Regardless of the style, color, or pattern, the placement of furniture on top of the rug and the scale of the rug are key to a successful design.
Believe it or not, when we propose using wallpaper in a client’s home, many times we get the question, “isn’t that a thing of the past?” Or, “I don’t want my house to look like my grandmother’s powder room.” And even, “while I loved the Brady Bunch, I do not care to live in a house of wall to wall grasscloth.” BUT, in the past couple of years, wallpaper has made a HUGE comeback in a lovely and fashionable way.