If you’ve been following the Dbh-biz.info team for a while now, you know that we’re a tad obsessed with unexpected statement pieces. An interesting piece of art or a fabulous accessory are great “go to” pieces, but sometimes you just need to let the walls to do the talking. Wallpaper is one of our favorite ways to incorporate a unique element of surprise into a space – especially when there are one or two walls that need some extra love.
Do you remember when it was a huge faux pas to wear white after Labor Day or when your shoes had to match your bag? It sounds so silly now because people don’t really follow these rules anymore, but there really was a time when ladies strictly followed those guidelines. Fortunately, the fashion industry has evolved and women are now dressing for their personal taste rather than following the rules.
With only a few more weeks until we ring in a new year, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about getting yourself organized and ready for 2018. Taking the time to plan out your goals and making sure you have a chic office is a must. Whether you work from home or just need a space to prep for the week, a home office should represent you and be a space where you’re comfortable.
The word “home” has a million meanings. It may be your place for relaxing or entertaining. Maybe it is the concept of time spent with friends and family. No matter what comes to mind when you think of home, there’s one important thing that is a constant: YOU!
Interior Design is always evolving. The industry itself expands and experiments, creating strong looks and philosophies like mid-century modern or shabby chic. And just as traditional begins to mesh with contemporary and formal with casual chic, your own style matures over your lifetime. So how do you keep up? Well, that’s where we come in! It’s our job (and specialty!) to help steer you in the right direction and find a style that is unique, timeless and classically you.
It’s quite extraordinary what happens when you go to the spa. The moment you walk in, the world drifts away and you forget about what has (or will) happen that day. You just focus on relaxing and recharging. Sadly, once you leave, everything seems to have become even more chaotic while you were at the spa and that relaxed feeling begins to melt away.
One of the things about being a designer is that I’m always rearranging, tweaking and changing up the look of a space…trying to find new ways to make the space feel more personal and lively. Though pillows, rugs or a new coat of paint can definitely change the vibe of the room, art can be even more impactful. Art plays a supporting role and a room isn’t complete without it.
Whether we’re painting walls, upholstering furniture or adding accessories, color is one of our favorite ways to set our interiors apart. But as much as we love classic color combos like black & white or jewel tones, we often opt for the more unexpected and playful combination of orange and blue hues. Now it may seem like an odd pairing, but I assure you it’s a marriage made in color heaven.
Paint is a great way to set the mood and ambiance in a room. But there’s another often overlooked design element that has a huge impact on the look of the space – grout! It may be hard to believe, but grout color can completely transform the energy of a room!
As an interior designer, I work on homes from top to bottom. But, I absolutely love creating children’s rooms! It’s always so fun to get to know the child that will play, sleep and pitch fits in the space and to include different elements of their personalities in the design. As a mom, I also know how quickly kids grow up – sheds tear – and what a challenge that can be when it comes to constantly updating their rooms. So how can you create a space that will grow up with your kids? Let’s dive in into some of the must-have elements when it comes to kids’ rooms.