Cottage style interior design evokes ideas of sand and shells and sun. There are a million great ways to do cottage style. Here is q quick look at ours. We renovated an old fishing cottage in 1996 at Spirit Lake. It was tons of work. My husband did most of the work – with an [...]
Planning Ahead Paid BIG Dividends For This Couple How exciting to see this great organic-modern style home emerge from the hopes, dreams and ideas of a wonderful couple. We had the opportunity to start our process in the first days of the project. They came in early and just visited with us. This gave all [...]
The important thing about stools is you have a huge selection to choose from…
Exposing a Furniture Industry Lie
Incredible comfort. Great style. Incredible comfort. Unsurpassed quality. Wait… did we mention incredible comfort? It is worth risking redundancy to talk about the comfort of the Kaden. We’ve loved the Kaden in every color of leather (and occasionally fabric) that we’ve tried it in. Every. Single. One. We’ve done deep red. We’ve done [...]
Five simple rules to get your project off to a good start.
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I thought it would be fun to share some Christmas decorating tips I’ve learned over the years!
We love going to the Highpoint Furniture Market each spring and fall and wanted to share some sneak peeks with you!
Creativity Comes From Inspiration We thought we’d share this blog post from the Apartment Therapy blog. Though you won’t like all of these rooms (maybe any!), there are some interesting things going on here. I think what they all have in common is that they’ve managed to take their rooms our of the ordinary by [...]
American Leather Furniture Shows How Customer Service Is Done I just got back from High Point, N. Carolina. It is the major furniture show in the US (and the largest in the world). Laura and I always go, and this year Drea came with us. It is always so fun to order and see what is [...]
Don’t sacrifice your dream room. Can I afford to go to by Design and let interior designers help me with my room? Absolutely, you can! I always am horrified that people think we are over-priced and snobby because we are all designers here. Nothing could be further from the truth. All of the designers here [...]
Summer is here! Finally! Summer is a great time to freshen up our homes and lives. It is a good time to think about how you want your life to be and how you want your home to look. This is important stuff and is deserving of some thought. Here are a few questions to [...]
There is a perfect area rug size… but it depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Do you want to: Add a pop of color or focal point? Bring the furniture & accents together? Define a space? Finish a room? Soften a traffic pattern? I’m not trying to waffle here. You need to think [...]
Always Hire A Professional. Years ago Kevin and Joel decided to spray-texture a ceiling themselves. Rent the equipment — mix up the gunk — spray it on. How tough can this be? Predictably, the results were mixed. The ceiling certainly got textured… but so did the floor, the walls and Kevin and Joel. What. A. [...]