London Al Fresco Restaurant Inspires Garden Fresh Interiors

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Color, Decorating, dining room, home office, interior decorating, Interior Design, living room, office "

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A charming Airbnb, favorite restaurant, cozy coffee house, or a piece of artwork can all serve as design inspiration for your decor. How wonderful would it be to bring the colors, patterns, shapes, fabrics, or textures of those beloved places or things into your own home?

 


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Multifunctional Spaces Done Right

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Decorating, multifunctional rooms, multifunctional spaces "

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There was a time when a family’s home had distinct living spaces for each single activity they might engage in: dining, watching TV, working, or playing.  I’m sure that you have noticed, as we have, that things have changed. New home floor plans, as well as remodeled homes, have evolved in recent decades to include open living spaces, which creates the need to think more strategically about decorating. ‚Äč


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Is Your Home Ready for the Summer Season

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Decorating "

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Summer Gatherings: Graduations, Bridal Showers, Neighborhood Parties - Oh My!    No Wait!  My house isn't ready!  We couldn't be more excited to welcome the spring and summer seasons. One of things we look forward to the most is all the fun summer gatherings that come along with it. This is the time of year we hear from a lot of clients who need a little help getting ready for the summer. And to be honest, we too get busy readying our house for parties and events we are hosting. Is your home ready or do you feel it could use some sprucing up?    Here are just a few things……

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Welcome to Our Virtual Holiday Open House

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Decorating, holiday, Lifestyle "

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Garland, trees, twinkling lights, stockings, candles, and poinsettias.  All of these things (and more) make homes festive and inviting during the holiday season.  And you might guess that as decorators, we really get into prepping our homes for the season.


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Purple Reigns in 2017

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Color Trends, Decorating, Interior Design "

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It’s that time again when color experts are announcing their top color selections for the coming year.  Earlier this Fall, we reported Sherwin William’s pick of Poised Taupe a combination of earthy brown and conservative gray. Recently we learned that Benjamin Moore and PPG Pittsburg Paints both chose shades of purple for their Color of the Year, Shadow and Violet Verbena respectively. The two are very different, though both firms noted their decision was based on their hue’s ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia. Benjamin Moore’s Shadow is a rich amethyst with the ability to reinforce shadow and light.  When……

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Move Over Gray, There's a New Taupe in Town

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Color, Decorating, Interior Design "

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We always enjoy following the predictions for color of the year and there are a few authorities on the subject who start announcing their winners in the fall.  For 2017, Sherwin Williams has selected Poised Taupe as their trend setting shade, a marriage between an earthy brown and a conservative gray.  For years gray has been a staple in interior decorating, and we still love it, but we are happy to see something with a warmer tone to use for a rich, neutral backdrop.   Color experts take their cues from a variety of sources before making their choice including fashion, the economic environment,……

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A Decorating Story: DC Row House Transformation

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Decorating "

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Some of the most exciting decorating projects begin with a home that’s a blank slate. In this particular instance, our client was moving from London to DC into a historic row house; he wasn’t bringing any of his existing furnishings and he was hoping to have the whole house furnished in just a few months.  We told him we’d love to help! Many parts of the home featured gorgeous exposed brick walls and we wanted to feature and compliment them artfully. As you look at the photos you will see the brick walls acting as beautiful backdrops and focal points and……

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  • A Touch of Glamour

  • A Touch of Glamour

  • A Touch of Glamour

  • A Touch of Glamour