Inspired Design

A Quick Guide To Modern Design

Modern Design is identified by it’s clean, straight lines, monochromatic palette, and clutter free space. With sleek appliances, minimal décor, and low furniture, modern design feels almost futuristic. Chrome and stainless steel are paired with concrete accents and sleek wood or marble.

A Quick Guide To Contemporary Design

Contemporary design follows current styles and trends and is often morphing into a new version of itself. With simple shapes and clean lines, Contemporary design is bright and bold. A wide range of neutrals are accented with a loud pops of color. Contemporary design pairs well with open floor plans and large scale prints.

A Quick Guide To Transitional Design

Transitional Design is defined as a balance between traditional and modern styles. With cleaner silhouettes and more muted colors, transitional style takes the classic pieces of traditional design and updates them for a more casual feel. Wood tones are lighter and often lacquered, while fabrics are tonal and textured.

A Quick Guide To Minimalist Design

Minimalist design combines functionality with beauty. Light spaces pair with soft hues and sleek modern décor. This style uses neutral wood tones, simple lines, and a blend of textures to create a welcoming space. 

A Quick Guide To Eclectic Design

Eclectic Design is made up of layers of pattern, texture, and color. To create this relaxed look, use saturated colors, layered eclectic patterns, mixed metallics, and plenty of personality. Textures are used throughout including rattan, wicker, wood, macrame, and botanicals. The key to making this style look effortless relies on the principles of design, especially balance, rhythm, proportion, and scale.

A Quick Guide To Traditional Design

Traditional Design is recognized by its dark woods, ornate detailing, and elegant styling. This style has stood the test of time and is considered a classic. Antiques and family heirlooms are paired with tufted furniture, wall and ceiling moldings and details and are often paired with jewel tones or warm neutral colors. Accent pieces are made of marble, brass, and carved woods.

Emerging Home Décor Trends of 2022

The beginning of a new year brings with it new beginnings, fresh outlooks, and upcoming trends. While trends may come and go, we like to look at ways to incorporate them into our designs in a timeless and chic way. This year, two words came to mind as we investigated 2022’s upcoming trends: Sanctuary, and Statement. Now those two words may seem total opposites, so let us look into them further.

Fall 2021 Trends in Home Decor

Each season along with the changing temperatures, brings a few new trends to the home décor industry. While some trends can have a very short life span, we like to focus on the trends that we feel can become a permanent part of your home décor. Keep reading to find out why we love these three new trends for Fall 2021.

Are You Making This Common Home Décor Mistake?
Ask any interior designer what one of the most common mistakes they see immediately upon entering a client's home is and most will tell you it has to do with artwork. No, it's not that they prefer one artist over another, instead, it has more to do with size and placement.
Custom Window Treatments: Enhancing Your Living Space
A beautiful window treatment complements a room by adding style and color, while finishing off the room’s design. But, not all window treatments are equal. To create that high style, polished look, a custom window treatment is a must. There are several reasons why that is the case.
9 Steps to Redesign Your Main Floor

​Planning for a whole first floor redesign can be daunting due to the fact that a wide range of items need to be selected and coordinated all together. It is not as hard as it seems, just take it one step at a time. Now, because each project is totally different from the next, this isn’t a hard-fast rule nor do you need to follow this exactly, just use this as a guide to help organize your steps for designing and selecting. This list starts with the most important items first.

Styling A Bookcase

We decided to take you along and show you our process of styling one of our bookcases in the store. Follow these steps and send us a photo of your newly styled bookcase!

Light It Right Pt. 3
Accent Lighting is almost like the jewelry of lighting. It highlights aspects of your home that you want to stand out. Whether it's artwork, your fireplace, or some shelving, accent lighting is used to help create or accentuate a focal point in your room. Accent lighting should be a more concentrated form of light, usually three times the general illumination level. 
Light it Right Pt. 2
Task lighting focuses on function. When looking at your room, determine what types of activities will be performed in this space. Task lightning is used to illuminate those areas where finer tasks are being completed such as reading, writing, food prep, and more. By adding focused lighting to these areas, it should prevent glare and eyestrain, making everyday activities easier. 
Light it Right

Lighting, when done well, makes a statement in a home and can truly change it from average to extraordinary. When choosing the lighting for your home, there are quite a few things to consider: What is the purpose of the room? How much natural light does the room receive? Are there any focal points that should stand out? What type of lighting should be used?

The last question is one that can make the biggest difference. There are three general types of lighting- ambient, task, and accent. Which is the best? The answer is a mixture of all three.
Going Neutral
Neutral color schemes are a popular choice by homeowners because of their versatility and understated, yet classic style. The trick with this scheme is to keep the design interesting as well as making sure the palette doesn't feel too sterile. 
Mix and Match to Find Your Eclectic Style

One of the hardest styles to perfect is definitely the eclectic style. It's a look that seems the most laid back and effortless due to the mixing of different styles and elements, but it is so easy for this look to become cluttered and in disarray. 

The eclectic style is a highly personal, curated look and highlights unique and personal touches as the main focus. With this style, you are able to combine pieces from different eras and styles to create a truly cultivated look. 

It's All in the Little Details
Building a new home or tackling a remodeling project can be intimidating and scary thanks to the countless decisions that your builder or contractor will already be asking you.  Having an interior designer on staff during this process insures that there is someone paying attention to the aesthetics and making sure that the overall use of the area is kept practical. To do this, we have to answer certain questions pertaining to your space.
Using Color Cohesively in Your Home
Are you afraid of using color in your home because you're worried about making it flow? Use these simple tips to help the color palette of your home feel cohesive and beautiful.
Why Should You Hire an Interior Designer?
We get a lot of questions about the benefits of hiring an interior designer. With the do-it-yourself craze, countless Pinterest-inspired ideas, and home décor shows on HGTV, there are a lot of resources out there that can give you some good design advice. However, with the numerous details that go into every design process, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. An educated designer can help you sort through the details and work with you to find the perfect solution to your design needs.