Archive for January, 2010

Jan
28

Tips To Hire An Interior Designer – 7 Ideas To Get Ready

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An interior designer can help you to update your house or office.  It could be a scarey thought to you because that person could do some very expensive changes that you could end up not liking.   You really wish that you could do it yourself.  After all you have watched every home tv show there is and even have tried some of the tricks, but they just aren’t coming out as effective as you thought they would.   You are a beautiful person, have a beautiful style, have class and it really seems that you should be able to get this accomplished, and done well.  Meanwhile, you are throwing good money away on things that are not great!  They are ok, but not great.  You are actually wasting money at this point and you know it.

How do you prepare to meet with an interior designer?

We have a joke in our company, usually for husbands.  It is, if you want your house cleaned up, invite an interior designer.  You won’t believe how fast this gets your house spruced up.   When we come to interview each other, your places most of the time are pretty cleaned up.  Please, please, please do not feel bad about the shape of your house, whatever shape it is in.  That is why Read More→

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Jan
24

Interior Design Color Tips For Your Home Or Office, How Lighting, Paint And Textures Affect Your Color Choices

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Color is fun, exciting, can evoke emotions and can be difficult to work with successfully.  Color is a science, it is a huge subject, but I will write about it as simply as possible and will give some great tips today that  will help.  Let’s talk about light and color, choosing paint colors, artificial light (lamps, can lights in ceiling and fluorescent lighting), and texture and how each one can affect colors.

One of the very most important things about color is lighting.  Without light there is no visible color.  That is why it is absolutely essential to view all your selections in the room, if possible, in the lighting that they will ultimately be in.  That is also why interior designers order color samples of fabrics, carpets, paint chips, even wood chips before final selections are made.  Of course, if there is more natural light in the room, the color will be more brilliant.  Conversely, as the natural light becomes less the color dulls.  It is like on a cloudy day Read More→

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Jan
24

Interior Designers Have 4 Goals When Designing Your Home Or Office

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A fantastic outcome for any interior designer is very important.  The best way an interior designer gets their business is from referrals from happy clients.  There are four areas that need to be considered to assure that the end outcome will be a happy client.  The designer is considering the function of each room.  Of course, the beauty is of utmost importance.   The room should also reflect your personality, and the final concern is to establish and adhere to your budget.

Let’s look at each of these individually.  The function of the room includes how it will be used.  Who is using it and what they will be doing in each room.  Is it a public or private space.  Each area has to be livable and usable to be successful.

The next concern that we have for you, our clients, is that you feel estatic and fantastic because you are surrounded by beauty in your home.  This beauty is a reflection of your, the client’s, colors, likes and personality.  If it matches them greatly, so that they love it, then the design and designer is successful.  One other thing Read More→

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By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; And by knowledge it's rooms are filled with all precious
and pleasant riches. Ps 24:3