Not since the height of the 70’s have we seen brass so strongly embraced in interior design. Along with its other warm metallic counterparts (copper and bronze), brass is enjoying a huge revival. Beaten, folded or polished – designers are celebrating its luxurious, yet industrial appeal, making everything from chandeliers, pendant lights, tables, dressers, chairs, bath and kitchen fixtures and decorative accessories out of this ancient metal.
Gray has taken the limelight for far longer than people think. True, the book Fifty Shades of Gray gave it a Hollywood boost – but it earned its fame fair and square through its own innate beauty. Hence, it has become known as the “color of the decade.” In 2017 design trends, gray rises to new heights as many paint companies increase their range of gray shades, and homeowners find new ways to incorporate it into their homes. Read on to find out about the new era of grays, and how you can make it work with any motif in your custom home.
From Thanksgiving dinner to birthdays, company parties to girls’ night, there is an art to entertaining. And if you are one of the lucky people who loves to entertain, you know that planning is everything. But when it comes to your home, how do you create a space plan that enhances both your family life and your social gatherings? And is it really worth a full remodel? Where do you even get started?
So you’ve heard the words “Modern” and “Contemporary” used in terms of architecture and design. When it comes to designing and building your home, which style do you prefer? Did you know that there is a difference between the two?
When you define the words, they both seem to mean almost the same:
- “Modern: Of or relating to present times as opposed to the remote past.”
- “Contemporary: Belonging to or occurring in the present, at the same time.”
But when we talk of architecture or interior design, believe it or not, there is a difference.
There are so many things to consider when designing your custom home. Whether you are working with a designer or a custom home builder, doing a large remodel or building from the ground up, you have much to look at and many decisions to make. There is, however, one item that could be a good starting point in your home design – and indeed, may be one of the most crucial design items you select.
We’re talking about first impressions.
Do you want to make your house appealing before a visitor has even walked into your home?
One of the focal points of the exterior front of your house which contributes a lot to curb appeal is your FRONT DOOR!
Have you thought of jazzing up the front of your home, to give it more curb appeal and make it stand out?
Or give your home, or certain room an uplift, with some modern touches?
How about incorporating the bold style of Art Deco into your home?
The word “Art Deco” derives from the 1925 Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs Industriels Modernes, held in Paris. The show was organized by an association of French artists known as, La Societe des Artistes Decorateurs (Society of Decorator Artists). Art Deco styling was most common in architecture, interior design, poster art, furniture, textiles, fashion and industrial design, although it was also applied to the visual arts such as painting and graphics.
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Since the recession hit in 2008, multigenerational homes – sometimes call next gen homes – have been in demand across Florida. That includes Tampa, Clearwater and right across Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.
It just makes financial sense for many families to build or renovate to make one big multigenerational home instead of trying to live separately. That way “boomerang” kids and/or aging relatives can have a space of their own, complete with separate entrances, within the family home without breaking the bank. Some even create guest Read More »
You would be hard pressed to find a room in your home that gets more use, in proportion to its size, than the bathroom. It stands to reason, then, that it should be the inner sanctum you want it to be.
Bathrooms are the most remodeled rooms in homes today. Despite their small size, without proper planning and professionalism, renovating them can cause some large inconvenience.
So, here is a straightforward, honest guide to your bathroom remodel, and what to expect going into it, so you can get through it more easily.
Expect Only A-1 Service from the Contractor and Designer
Few rooms in your home have plumbing, electrical, fixtures, cabinetry, HVAC, special flooring and much more all together in such a confined space. Therefore, expect to check out a few contractors and designers.
We all love a little luxury. After all, we live in Florida! Here in Tampa, Clearwater and Pinellas County, our lifestyle and climate are luxurious compared with the rest of the US.
Of course, a little extra luxury never hurts. Upgrades and additions don’t have to be overly extravagant or expensive. With a little creative thinking, you can remodel to give your home a luxury feel without breaking the bank.
One of the first things anyone sees upon entering a home is the floor. Unique or distinctive flooring patterns can quickly provide a home with a luxury feel. Patterns of varying size tiles can be all it takes to lift a room to make it feel high class. Varying patterns, strips, colors or even a trellis pattern around each tile can make a huge difference.
The ceiling can provide a luxury feel to your home without huge effort. The design ideas are Read More »