Tue, May 05, 2020 @ 01:26 PM

7 Creative Decorating Ideas for Your Home

A professional interior designer has many creative ideas and ways to transform your home.

Since the COVID-19 virus has come to the United States, we have had much more time to spend in our homes.  Here are 7 creative ideas to make your home more interesting and fun

The above Home Movie Theater also has a dance floor to add more fun and function to the room. 

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Sun, May 03, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

How to Change My Old World Interior Design to Neo-Traditional

Change your heavy and elaborate interior design to a Clean Traditional / Neo-Traditional look

Clean Traditional or Neo Traditional is very popular today, but what does it look like? It is the use of simpler styled traditional furniture. Gone are the days of heavy carved moldings and overly massive items. Sofas and chairs can have softer lines, but are much simpler (cleaner).

The Clean Traditional look is also lighter in color. This is for the person wanting to lighten up and update their home, but do not like contemporary. This is also a look that is not going to go out of style if you stay away from fad colors.

The above CAD (computer aided design) photo is of a design I put together for a client. A CAD presentation gives the client a good idea of what the room will look like when finished. The pieces that are used could be light wood, dark wood or painted. What is important is that they have traditional elements, but have  cleaner lines to them. They should not have heavy carvings or moldings. Everything in this design look should have a more modern look to it. It is a good transition for someone who is tired of elaborate traditional, but find contemporary too plain.

The finishing touches to this look are also simpler. This look works best with fewer, but larger accessories and artwork. It gets away from a lot of small accessories, which give you a cluttered look. Neo-Traditional has a more peaceful feel.

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Mon, Apr 27, 2020 @ 02:50 PM

How do I Update My Traditional  Home Interior Design

How to update your home from dark and dated to light and modern.

I am getting a lot of requests from people about how they can update their home furnishings and interior design in their home. There are a lot of homes that have dark gold/brown paint through their home. Their furniture is also dark and elaborate. Old World was the fad 15 years ago and now some people are tired of it. They tell me that they want to lighten up their homes and have a cleaner look. 

Below are some CAD (computer aided design) photos of the same room. The before photo is what I see in a lot of homes. The after photo shows what can be done.

Updated living room

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Sat, Apr 25, 2020 @ 02:00 PM

How CAD can Help Home Owners to Visualize Their Interior Design Project

CAD (computer aided design) is a great way to to help clients visualize their space.

 CAD is 3D Rendering that produces photo realistic images of a client's room. We use computer aided design because it help our clients visualize their rooms. CAD is good in that it can give you a photo realistic idea of what the room will look like finished. Below are some photo realistic CAD photos of rooms that I have designed.

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Thu, Apr 23, 2020 @ 10:14 AM

How Mirrors can be used to Make Your Rooms seem Larger

Mirrors can visually expand your room and add excitement.

The CAD photos below show rooms I have designed with mirrors to make the rooms seem larger.

There are two important things to remember when using floor to ceiling mirrors:
In order to get the full effect, the mirror should be from floor to ceiling. If you just put a mirror on the wall you will still see the wall that it is hanging on. You only want to see the reflection.

In a rectangular room, always put the mirror on the long wall. It will visually double the space, so if you have a narrow room and you put it on the end wall , your room will look like a hallway.

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Thu, Apr 16, 2020 @ 02:51 PM

5 Ideas for Creating Multi-functional Rooms in Your Home

Creating Multi-functional Rooms

People are spending more time in their home. The COVID-19 virus has come to visit the United States and we see many families wanting to have more fun in their own homes.  Below are some CAD (computer aided design) photos of multi-functional rooms.

Family Game Room

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Fri, Apr 10, 2020 @ 01:01 PM

Staying Home - Create Fun & Functional Rooms with Interior Design

Everyone is staying home a lot more because of the Corona virus.  An interior designer can help you create fun rooms in your own home  What kind of fun rooms would you like?

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020 @ 02:32 PM

6 Exciting Interior Design Ideas for Your New Home

Exciting interior design ideas for New Homes

I put together some CAD (computer aided design) presentations to show you different ways you can add exciting interior design ideas to your new home. You do not have to set up your rooms in the same boring ways of the past. Why not make your rooms in your new home more functional and fun?

Sports / Game Room

Why not take your game room and make it into something fun. The room above is designed to be a Sports / Game room with a shuffleboard table, multiple TVs, lots of seating and table and chairs. Can you say Super Bowl Party!

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Thu, Apr 02, 2020 @ 01:59 PM

Creative Solutions for Interior Design

Experienced interior designers can come up with creative solutions for your interior design project.

Every room in your home should be a room that you enjoy using. A dining room or a formal living room don"t have to be used in the traditional way. As you can see from the CAD photos below, there are a lot of creative ways to make your room more functional and fun.

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Fri, Jan 11, 2019 @ 02:20 PM

Turn Your Dining Room into a Wine Bar Lounge

Seldom used dining room turned into a "Wine Bar Lounge"

A lot of people have dining rooms they only used a couple of times a year. Why not make that room the most fun room in the house (a Wine Bar Lounge)?. Four to six chairs in a circular conversation grouping, a wine bar and fun artwork. It is a great way to entertain with friends.

The picture above is a CAD/PP presentation we put together for one of our clients. They wanted it to be a fun entertainment-party room as well as a room they could use to relax and read a book 

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