Featured on Houzz – Create a Casbah on the Terrace

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Have you got your outdoor living space ready for summer weather? Whether it’s a tiny porch high above the city, a covered patio, a deck or, lucky you, an expansive backyard, curtains can turn your outdoor room into the perfect summer hangout.
Defining your outdoor space with gorgeous curtains instantly boosts its appeal. So much so that you might want to budget for entertaining expenses, because

Designer Furniture for Luxurious Outdoor Rooms

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Just because outdoor furniture is built to weather a storm does not mean that style or comfort should be at all compromised. While these furniture designers are faced with the added challenges of wind, rain, sleet and snow, they have nonetheless achieved both high aesthetic form and high function. From sectionals for relaxing to dining […]

The Homeowner’s Role in the Design Process

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Personal design aesthetic is defined by lifestyle, which means that it is absolutely necessary for homeowners to take an active role in the design process. Once you have decided to update or remodel your home, take some time to daydream. Browse through magazines and surf design sites. Envision what your perfect space would have and […]

Eco-Friendly Furniture & Home Accents for Refined Rustic Interiors

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With increasing environmental awareness and appreciation for the effect nature has on our state of mind, refined rustic interiors have become a popular option even in luxury homes. This prominent interior design trend has resulted in a wide range of high-end designer furniture and home accessory lines that are inspired by nature both in their aesthetics and sustainability. […]

How to Breathe Life Into Interiors with Indoor Plants

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The positive effect that a living, green plant can have on our state of mind is undeniable, so it only seems natural (no pun intended) that plants be used in design to enhance the ambiance and calming capabilities of interiors. And the beauty of designing with plants is that there are infinite possibilities to add […]

Understanding What Interior Designers Can & Cannot Do

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In a recent post on the value of hiring an interior designer, we discussed the ways in which an interior designer’s area of expertise can help homeowners achieve the best possible results while saving time, money and stress. For homeowners who are looking to hire an interior designer for a high-end remodeling project, it’s important to […]

Designer’s Tip: Elegant & Sustainable Furniture

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The true art of sustainable furniture making is imbued in the ability of designers and artisans to transform natural materials into compelling pieces that simultaneously showcase the best of modern architecture and design as well as nature’s unparalleled beauty. Noteworthy furniture designers Hudson Furniture Inc. and O’Hara Studio are among those setting the bar inconceivably high for sustainable furniture design. […]