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FLOORING OPTIONS ABOUND BUT HOW DO I CHOOSE?

As I'm sure you are aware, there are many types of flooring materials. Many clients are turning to vinyl or laminate flooring materials because they are typically less expensive than engineered wood or site-finished, solid wood plank. There are some differences between vinyl and laminate that may help you decide which is best for you: The ability to stand up against moisture is the chief difference between vinyl flooring and laminate flooring. Moisture resistance, then, dictates areas where laminate flooring…

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LIGHTING AND ITS EFFECTS ON AGING IN PLACE

LIGHTING AND ITS EFFECTS ON AGING IN PLACE Whether we are older ourselves or know someone who is older, this blog is for you.  Baby Boomers will be the largest senior population in the history of our country and the majority want to stay in their homes as long as possible.  Lighting is key to a safe and more productive environment and some of these tips can be incorporated in your personal home to help the seniors in your life…

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOR AND COLOR THEORY

Colors tend to evoke many feelings, particularly in Western culture.  Color can be a good place to start when you’re beginning a new interior design project.  Ask yourself what feeling you would like to emit in your home or room? Let’s start with neutrals – The color brown induces a feeling of nature and can add comfort to your home. Because it is made of a mixture of several colors, brown is not found anywhere on the color chart and…

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DESIGN TRENDS

Since interior design trends follow fashion, just about anything goes right now.  Just as you can wear slim or wide-legged pants, mini or maxi dresses and mix and match patterns and colors in your wardrobe, the same can be said for interior spaces. Whatever you like and feel comfortable with works from a design perspective and this is very liberating for both the client and the designer.  The sky’s the limit! Although the biggest trend still leans toward a simple…

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