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Choosing Interior Paint Color in Your Design

Choosing Interior Paint Color

New paint may be just what is needed to spruce up a room, so let’s do a primer on testing and selecting color for interior walls.  As you may know, light and surrounding colors have the greatest effect on our perception of color.  xx For example, notice the shift in color when placed on different backgrounds; […]

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Interior Design Ideas: The Sofa

The Sofa

Prior to the 17th century, seating in European homes was limited to trunks, benches, and beds.  Then craftsman of the day re-imagined them and sofas in dozens of styles were invented. It is believed that the earliest surviving sofa was made in England in the 1690s, referred to as “double Windsor chairs without a division.” […]

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LED – What is it and why is it getting more popular?

LED Lighting in the Home

Over the last decade, LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology has advanced at light speed.  In addition to their high-efficiency, low radiant heat and long source life, the progress is also giving us more options in their brightness and intensity, they are more resistant to shock and vibration and can be more easily controlled and programmed. […]

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Lauren’s Picks In Interior Design Decor

Lauren's Picks In Interiors

I thought we might have some fun showcasing some beautiful decor and styling in interior design.  This month I am beginning a new ‘feature’ within my Blog posts that we will call Lauren’s Picks.  These posts will give me an opportunity to show you some of the great work being done in home furnishings today.  From fine art, lighting, […]

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More Trends and Style Forecasting for 2016

More Trends and Style Forecasting for 2016

Let’s continue looking at what is being forecast as trends in 2016 for home furnishings.  The best part of being and interior designer is having the privilege to work with fine artists and craftsman who create incredible works of art to put into the home.  It is always amazing to see what they are doing. ARTISTS AND NATURE Fortunately, […]

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