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Before and After March 30, 2009

Filed under: Interior Design news,Our Latest Projects — Teri Larsen, ASID @ 1:31 pm
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A little fabric can go a long way.  A window treatment doesn’t need to be extravagant, elaborate or formal.  Just a little fabric will soften a window and add that finishing touch to a space.  Look at what a little fabric did for this naked kitchen window!

 

We also recently installed the tile backsplash you see in the photos.  The field tile is a porcelain with a stone look, and the random accent tiles are glass in tones of caramel, bronze and copper – with a little iridescence.  Gorgeous!

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Glass Jewels for Your Home March 17, 2009

Filed under: Interior Design news,Our Latest Projects — Teri Larsen, ASID @ 4:11 pm
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Glass tiles are all the rage right now, and we have been using a ton of them recently!  From kitchen backsplashes to fireplaces to bathrooms and bars, they can be used almost anywhere to add a little sparkle and a little pizzazz to your home.  One of my current favorite glass tile companies is Oceanside Glass.  They have an amazing array of tile options, in all shapes and sizes.  Some, like the one pictured in this bathroom wall accent, even incorporate slate into the design!  We have a few of the hundreds of Oceanside Glass tiles in our showroom for you to see – stop by sometime and take a peek!

http://www.glasstile.com

In this complete bathroom remodel, we incorporated glass tile with ceramic subway tile to add a custom accent within our budget.

In this complete bathroom remodel, we incorporated glass tile with ceramic subway tile to add a custom accent within our budget.

 

Remodeling Industry Expected to Rise February 20, 2009

Filed under: Interior Design news — Teri Larsen, ASID @ 10:36 am
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As one could expect, more people are staying put during this economy, instead of purchasing new homes.  However, the home improvement industry is banking on the fact that homeowners will still want to make improvements, so they can enjoy their homes even more.  Energy efficient upgrades, such as new windows, furnaces and cooling systems, are expected to be the most popular, since they will offer the most return on investment immediately.  However, I have also noticed that people are interested in upgrading kitchens and baths – they will add value to their homes over the long term, and will be enjoyed in the interim.  

Do-it-yourself projects will also be popular for those looking to save money.  Do-it-yourselfers can enjoy the benefits of using an interior designer to help them make decisions on color, materials and products, which will help them save even more money in the long run – no more repainting those walls when you don’t like the color!  And who wants to fight with reinstalling tile when you find it doesn’t work in your bathroom?  http://kstp.com/news/stories/S796734.shtml?cat=206

How about you?  What home improvements are you looking to tackle in the next 6 months?

 

Kitchen Remodel February 13, 2009

Filed under: Our Latest Projects — Teri Larsen, ASID @ 5:53 pm
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Check out our latest kitchen remodel project – what a dramatic change!

The new kitchen - twice as large, and almost complete!
The new kitchen – twice as large, and almost complete!

This is our "Before" pic of the kitchen.