Professional design guidance comes in various hues – from the in-home consultation to the interior designer, decorator and of course, the classic DIY. Any option could be a great way to turn the space you have into one you have always dreamed of.
Whether you have a vision or prefer to let someone else take the reins, the digital age has transformed the interior design world into a competitive landscape. With a significant choice for the consumer, it’s helpful to learn about the different options, then make an informed decision about your ‘inside job.’In-Home Consultation
Many of today’s retailers are rolling out in-home consultation [...]
Like a tailored suit jacket, custom furniture is made to fit your needs precisely. Why buy off the rack when you can create an item all your own? Whether you’re moving into a new space or simply renovating a room or two, you can bring your vision to life by designing custom furniture pieces, unique to your living room, bedroom or dining room. Don’t feel intimidated if you’re new to the process — allow yourself to feel inspired and lean into your creativity. There’s no wrong way to design your dream room.Why customize?
Save time and stop the searching! More than likely, the exact design you’re envisioning doesn’t yet exist. Maybe [...]
Telecommuting in the United States is at an all-time high. Spurred by technology and a changing workplace culture, over 24% of Americans now complete some or all of their work at home on a typical workday. What’s more, it’s estimated that over 50% of jobs would be compatible with a remote workforce.The Age of the Home Office
With collaboration tools like Google Drive, Skype, and Slack, it’s no wonder more people are managing a full day’s work without ever leaving home. Telecommuters enjoy the comfort of their own home and skip the annoyance of needing to commute in to the office. Home offices are also the perfect environment for starting a small [...]
If you’ve watched Mad Men, you’ve seen examples in one of the hottest trends in furniture right now — mid-century modern. The style can decorate a variety of homes, and homeowners have embraced it.
Originally, mid-century modern furniture was produced after World War II until 1965. A revival began in the late 1980s when Cara Greenberg coined the term in her book Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s. She was the first person to capture the term as a style, and shortly afterward, mid-century modern was embraced by architects, interior designers, and furniture manufacturers. The trend has grown and as Greenberg wrote in her book, “mid-century modern [...]
The nostalgia and romance of the ambiance from a gazebo still has a draw, even today. It can act as a private retreat away from the stress and cares of the everyday world. Whether you want to sit and read a book, contemplate with a cup of tea, or just enjoy your garden–gazebos have a touch of old-world charm.
Initially used as a “gazing room” in the Victorian and Edwardian ages, gazebos were used to for enjoying the panoramic view of gardens and surrounding property. They are also classically used in romance novels as the setting for a forbidden tryst or a way to spend some time together as a couple. By any stretch of the imagination, gazebos are timeless.Why [...]
As technologies evolve and workforces become more diverse and specialized, more Americans are avoiding the traditional model of going into an office from 9-to-5. Individuals and companies are both realizing the value of having a flexible workforce that can work from home, taking a blended workplace/home office approach to their job. This approach has several advantages including the opportunity to respond to problems and needs as they arise, the ability to work in a quiet space away from corporate distractions, and cost savings relating to minimizing operational expenses for the business. You may also have the added advantage come tax time of being able to deduct $5 per square foot [...]