Professionals Corner

Guest Blogger | Nine Elements of American Coastal Style

Posted by on May 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Nine Elements of American Coastal Style
Different seasons call for different settings: winter makes us crave the cozy cocoon of a cabin in the mountains; fall conjures images of brisk afternoons on a farm; and the warmer months inevitably turn our thoughts to the coast — crashing waves, the smell of salt air, and sand between your toes are as quintessentially summer as it gets. Similarly, we long for these same feelings in our homes: lazy afternoons draped over a crisply slipcovered couch while a gentle breeze blows gauzy linen curtains. This style, dubbed American Coastal, is defined by relaxation, comfort, and the casualness that summer is all about. Here’s how to get this laid-back style in your... Read More

Professional's Corner | Q & A with Television Designer Kim Lewis

Posted by on May 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Q & A with Television Designer Kim Lewis
The tiny house movement continues to grow, not in square footage, but in popularity with those who want to free themselves from the cost and hassles of owning a large home. Don’t need 4,000 square feet of space and five bathrooms to clean? Looking to downsize as you retire? Ready to spend more time outside enjoying life instead of mowing a half-acre yard? A tiny house may hold the key to happiness for you! ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Nautical Lighting Highlights Coastal Renovation

Posted by on May 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Nautical Lighting Highlights Coastal Renovation
When Stacy Moher, owner of Living Interiors of Connecticut, tackled the renovation of a coastal home, she simply looked to the horizon for inspiration. “I created a soothing color palette of whites and mostly blues and greens that reflect the location of the home overlooking the ocean. I also wanted some nautical touches,” Stacy says. The designer was responsible for the entire layout of the home plus the sourcing of flooring, tile, furniture, cabinetry, lighting, and wall, window and ceiling treatments. The complete gut renovation of the home, located in Milford, Connecticut, started shortly after new homeowners purchased it. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Wall-Hugging Barn Sconces for Attic Renovation

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 | 3 comments

Professional's Corner | Wall-Hugging Barn Sconces for Attic Renovation
Have you been up to the attic lately? Is it a little-used space full of cobwebs, off-season clothes, and holiday decorations? That once described Sara’s attic in her Gainesville, Georgia, home but she envisioned so much more for her 1,000-square-foot space. “It was a great place for storage, but I felt it could function better as living space,” she says. “The birth of our third child left us without a guest room, so we needed to incorporate a bedroom into our attic.” ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Pendant Lighting Plays Big Role in TV Production House

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Pendant Lighting Plays Big Role in TV Production House
A star is born. When the offices of Story Culture, a television production house in Midtown Manhattan, were recently gutted and remodeled, designer Jowill Leano struggled with the unique challenges of the space. In addition to offices, there are editing and screening rooms, equipment rooms, communal spaces, a kitchen, lobby, and conference room all with their own special requirements for color, soundproofing, and lighting. ... Read More

Guest Blogger | 9 Ways to Decorate with the Color of Love

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 | 2 comments

Guest Blogger | 9 Ways to Decorate with the Color of Love
Still feeling amorous post-Valentine’s Day? Why not show your home some love, too! Pull your home out of the cold, gray drear of February with a few touches of the color of love: warm, revitalizing red. Below are nine tips for decorating with this bold hue; but first, a look at the color’s role throughout the world. •  In Eastern cultures, red is often the color for good luck. Brides in India and Nepal wear red saris; in Japan, a red kimono symbolizes happiness and good luck. ... Read More