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Blog Entries - August 2016

7 Unique Lampshade Shapes Explained

Posted on: August 29, 2016
Tags: Interior design, Inspiration, Lighting

Lampshades are an element that adds to the design of a lamp. There are many different shapes of shade. The main seven include: the tapered drum, the empire, the rectangle, the drum, the bell, the square, and the cylinder. While most of these shapes are

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How to Go Bold with Wallpaper

Posted on: August 23, 2016
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Wallpaper

Wallpaper dates all the way back to 200 B.C. when the ancient Chinese glued rice paper to their walls. In 105 A.D. Ts’ai Lun incorporated textile waste into papermaking. The Arabs and then Europeans refined this technique. Louis XI of France called for

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7 Interior Design Words that start with ā€œVā€

Posted on: August 22, 2016
Tags: Interior design, Inspiration

We thought we’d share with you 7 interior design words that start with “V” just for the heck of it. This ought to get you thinking this Monday morning.      Varnish - a liquid coating applied to wood forming a

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How to Choose the Right Countertop

Posted on: August 15, 2016
Tags: Home renovation, Inspiration, Kitchen

When it comes to countertops, there are many different options. Three of the big options include granite, quartz, and marble. There are pros and cons to each surface so it’s smart to read up on the equalities of each before selecting a countertop

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How the Herter Brothers Revolutionized Interior Design

Posted on: August 12, 2016
Tags: Interior design, Classic design trends

When it comes to furniture designers in the United States, the Herter brothers stand apart with their ornate, cross-culturally inspired creations.  The Herter brothers started their company in February of 1864.  The company was known for extravagant

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5 Sofa Styles Explained

Posted on: August 8, 2016
Tags: Style, Interior design trends, Inspiration, Living room, Family room

There are many different types of sofas. They can be the inspiration piece for an entire room. You can opt for a sleeker more sophisticated sofa with two cushions or a more relaxed look with three cushions. Sometimes exposed legs are a good pick and help to

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How to Choose Your Kitchen Sink

Posted on: August 1, 2016

There are many things to consider when redesigning your kitchen. And as the saying goes, you may worry about everything, but the kitchen sink! This may be one of the biggest oversights, for a good sink is essential to the functionality of a kitchen. There are

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