Interviews with the Pros

Pro's Corner | Preserving History, Adding Modern Style

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Pro's Corner | Preserving History, Adding Modern Style
Renovating is not for the faint of heart. Renovating an older home with modern updates is an even trickier process, but one that Bob Shelton has mastered in his 18 years in the business of home building. As owner of Shelton Design/Build in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bob embraces the preservation of older homes while adding details and amenities that make sense for modern living. We caught up with Bob recently to learn more about one of his recent projects that featured the addition of a new kitchen in an older home. Read on to see how Bob captured the best of the home’s history while adding contemporary style. ... 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 | Design Inspiration Focuses on the Feeling, Not the Look

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Design Inspiration Focuses on the Feeling, Not the Look
We’re always on the lookout for new and interesting design blogs, and our latest discovery — House 214 Design — is a visual delight. Writer Melinda McCoy uses her background in teaching and love of design to inspire readers to look at every design decision, no matter how small, as an opportunity to make an impression. “For me, design isn’t about a look, but a feeling,” Melinda says. “A feeling that is about emotion and, simply put, feels right to you and your home. It is that ‘something’ when you walk into a space that just feels right.” ... Read More

Design Trends for 2016 | Our Favorite Designers Offer Their Views

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 | 0 comments

Design Trends for 2016 | Our Favorite Designers Offer Their Views
With holiday festivities behind us, it’s time to get serious about the new year. The month of January always seems to focus on change — change in what we eat after recent indulgences, change in workout habits, and change on the home front. With more time spent indoors, winter is a great time to cast a critical eye around your home and see what needs a refresh in the months to come. For 10 easy home updates, check out this blog post from last week. Then read on as we’re tapping into our network of interior design friends for their take on what’s trending for the new year. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Vintage Industrial Theme Sparks Design for Kid Sanctuary

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Vintage Industrial Theme Sparks Design for Kid Sanctuary
Every kid needs a place to just be. To be safe. To be loved. To simply be a kid. The KidSanctuary Campus in Palm Beach County, Florida, offers exactly that — a place where the most vulnerable kids in the foster care system can thrive. Several South Florida interior designers recently collaborated with KidSanctuary to create rooms that not only give kids shelter but give them a place to dream. Today we talk with Eilyn Cueto, with Sire Design of Aventura, Florida, about the vintage-themed room she created for the campus. ... Read More

Professional's Corner | Vintage Wall Sconces Offer Rustic Modern Vibe to Porch

Posted by on May 27, 2015 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Vintage Wall Sconces Offer Rustic Modern Vibe to Porch
It’s summertime here in the States and that means living spaces are expanding. Whether you have a porch, patio, veranda, or a lanai, these multi-functional, outdoor living areas get a workout with parties, dinners, lounging, and even sleeping. Summertime also brings bugs, especially in the South where interior designer Alys Protzman lives. Alys wanted to expand her family’s living space in her Pittsboro, North Carolina, home where the moderate climate means a porch can be used at least half the year and often even longer. Alys worked with BuildSense, a full-service architecture and construction firm in nearby Durham to create her dream space. We talked with... Read More