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Category: Interior Design Tips

At Interiors by Donna Hoffman, we are first and foremost your Design Advocates. That means we’re always on your side, especially when it comes to your budget. Unlike designers who are cavalier with budget, we take our fiscal responsibly seriously. We are careful to align your budget with the resources that deliver the quality you…
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Last post we shared some of the interior design trends we spotted at the Kips Bay Show House in Manhattan. Here’s more of what we saw: Rugs Rugs were a custom story everywhere and were often part of the eye candy of the room, to include a few wonderful round rugs and truly to-die-for stair…
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Every year the Kips Bay Decorator Show House draws interior designers from all over the world. The tradition began in 1973 as a fundraiser for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and has been a must-see event ever since. The event still raises funds for after-school programming for New York City kids. This year…
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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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