Category Archives: Design Tips

Lighting That Really Makes An Entrance

How to Make a Great First ImpressionWant to make a great first impression? Start with your entranceway. Once an afterthought, today’s home designs bring entrances, foyers, and stairwells to the forefront. It makes sense: these areas are often the first thing you see when entering a home. Leyden Collection 4-Light Matte Black Farmhouse Foyer Pendant […]

Update Your Home for Holiday Cheer

Now more than ever, we’re all looking to our surroundings to bring cheer as the holidays approach. We’ve changed how we approach winter celebrations, and whether you’re hosting a virtual party or an intimate, safe family get-together, a cozy and festive atmosphere is a must! Installing new lighting is a quick way to update your […]

7 Lighting Mistakes Only Rookies Make

Our lighting solutions specialist Anne Suggs recently addressed some unfavorable – yet commonplace – practices in lighting that homeowners should take extra care to avoid. According to Anne, there are special things to consider when approaching the lighting in every room of your home. And with a little knowledge, the right lighting can make any design project […]

An exclusive luxury home tour with award-winning interior designer Doris Pearlman

Through extraordinary talent, careful attention to detail and expert design techniques, Doris Pearlman is in the business of bringing people’s dream home visions to life. As an award-winning interior designer, respected industry thought leader and founder of Possibilities for Design, Inc., Doris partners with national homebuilders across the country to develop creative and inspiring interior […]

3 ways to decorate your traditional bedroom

Traditional furnishings can have a classic look without being too formal or precious. Embrace soft colors like sea green and ivory in a mix of inviting texture to create a welcoming atmosphere. 1. Focus on comfort: Above all, the bedroom should be a serene retreat, a place where light, color and form combine to create […]

Give your home a facelift with these 5 designer-approved DIY projects

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With an abundance of resources at your fingertips – from home improvement blogs to endless Pinterest pins to how-to YouTube videos – DIY project ideas are anything but scarce. There are limitless ways for you to update your home atmosphere, with industry experts readily available to guide you along the way. DIY projects not only look great […]

Refresh your home this spring: 5 amazingly simple designer secrets revealed

With an extra hour of daylight, colorful blooms taking shape and warm temperatures moving in – springtime really can feel like a breath of fresh air! As our natural surroundings get more beautiful and our days get brighter, it only seems fitting to carry that momentum into your home design. We talked to some of our designer […]

How to take on a Moroccan-inspired home design

  The Moroccan trend is a class of design not for the faint of heart. Bold, exotic and vibrant, Moroccan design is an enticing global movement that has heavily influenced today’s most on-trend interior settings. Positioned in Northern Africa bordering the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, Morocco embraces many cultures, civilizations and religions, resulting in a […]

4 quick and easy ways to refresh your bathroom look on a budget

Updating your bathroom’s style doesn’t have to break the bank (or your budget). There are many small bathroom projects that take almost no time at all – and have a big impact on style! We took some hints from our friends at Dostie Homes on how you can refresh your bathroom look. Read on for […]

Design Tip: Chandeliers in new and unexpected areas of the home

Our Design Tips series continues with expert advice from Designer Deidre Lavigne with SH Designs. Deidre and SH Designs take pride in creating living spaces that reflect the personality, passions and lifestyles of each client. Today, Deidre explains a lighting trend that is taking shape in the residential space – chandeliers in new and unexpected areas of the home. Learn […]