Category: Interior Design Tips

During the summer, many people are too busy packing for vacation or lounging by the pool to focus on a big design project. But just because you don’t have time to completely redo a space doesn’t mean you can’t do some sprucing up! That’s why we rounded up our favorite blogs from the IDH vault…
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In an ideal world, there would be world peace, sunny skies on every wedding day and chocolate would be a nutrient rich calorically empty super food.   AND, every designer-client relationship would be utopian. AH! I’m dreamin’ big here people! And now back to reality. Sometimes, the wrong client hires the wrong designer. Sometimes the designer…
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Not 2. Not 1. But 3. Three is a magic number in interior design. If you are working on a DIY design project and want to quickly facelift a room, use this easy rule of 3 – and any of these 3 different ways. 1. Update your lighting with 3 new lamps Triangulate your lighting,…
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Hiring an interior designer…when it’s good, it’s oh-so-good. Hiring the right interior designer is like driving a Mercedes instead of a Ford. It’s a luxury purchase – surely not for everyone – but it’s an investment that can pay huge dividends in the final outcome, as well as the sheer thrill of being part of…
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Interior design or decorating, no matter what you call it, is by nature a high-stress sport. Tons of decisions, loads of hard-earned dollars and lots of effort and time, and yes, you too can have that gorgeous room or home you’re dreaming about. Delicious pursuit? You bet. Easy? No. The only thing that can add…
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“The devil is in the details.” This is a favorite axiom of a trusted design mentor of mine and never is it truer than in a home renovation. The rewards of a great reno are great! But the ulcer from a nightmare project is, well, a nightmare. From kitchen renovations to bath renovations to additions…and…
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My oh my, I may not be a fan of this country singers genre (sorry Country Music Fans… but this hairy singer has a true chart-crossing-hit in this kitchen!  There’s so much to enjoy.  You tell me who this CW crooner  is while we take a stroll and enjoy a couple of design lessons along…
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If you love flea markets, you know that you have to keep an eye open for items you can use in other ways. For example, a wire spool for a coffee table…or how about a page out of a vintage magazine as a piece of art?! I recently traveled to Paris for an interior design…
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It’s painful, I know. Some people have really fine taste, but it’s just not in alignment with your budget. Does that sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone! Maybe you’re struggling with a design project because you’re afraid of the costs involved, or maybe you just don’t know how to get your arms around the…
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Take a look at these spaces in the before pictures and think for a moment about what you’d do with them. These are the spaces that confound DIY’ers. Yet professional designers don’t look at rooms and see what’s there. That’s what civilians do – which is why they get stuck. We designers look at spaces…
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