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Kimberly Allen

5 AFFORDABLE TRICKS TO UPDATE YOUR HOME

Most of us have had a year or more to look around our homes and decide that we are in desperate need of some updating.  There are ways to make your home look more elegant and expensive without breaking the budget.  Of course, we can help you with this, so

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Kimberly Allen

8 TIPS TO ACHIEVING A MINIMALIST STYLE DECOR

As many interior designers will tell you, the first step toward minimalism is to take a look around your home or office.  Look at all of the furniture, artwork and accessories.  Does everything need to be there or can you do away with it?  A lot of our clients are

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Kimberly Allen

10 OLD THINGS THAT ARE NEW AGAIN!

In 2019, House Beautiful defined the aesthetic of the “grandmillenial” as a stylish young person with an appreciation for granny chic. Since then, we’ve only seen more evidence to support this, with everything from 80s patterns to 70s color palettes reappearing in current interiors, products, and pop culture. Making the old new again is showing

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NEW TRENDS FOR 2021

It’s hard to believe that 2020 will soon be coming to an end and what a year it’s been!  There are a number of things happening in 2021 with regard to interior design and they are all very exciting.  Since so many of us have been sheltering in place and

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RULES FOR ARRANGING FURNITURE

Arranging furniture can be a pretty overwhelming task when you consider filling a room in a way that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Interior Designers typically have a mental list that they run through as they help you with furniture placement. CHOOSE A FOCAL POINT – Sometimes focal points

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DON’T HESITATE TO BREAK THESE DESIGN “RULES”

The seven principles of design are: Balance, Rhythm, Pattern, Emphasis, Contrast, Unity and Movement. A successful design incorporates many or all of these elements. A professional interior designer can help you create an engaging space but don’t be shy about choosing a designer who isn’t afraid to integrate these principles

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Kimberly Allen

LET’S REFRESH FOR 2020!

There is a phenomenon in interior design and that is that people generally want to keep things forever! Design trends come and go and there are definitely some things that just don’t work anymore.  We no longer use matching furniture sets or accent walls and I’ve listed a few more

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Kimberly Allen

What’s Your Interior Design Style?

When contacting an interior designer, it’s a good idea to be prepared to answer questions about your design style so that you can get closer to what you’d like the look and feel of your new home or room to be. If you contact an interior designer who wants to

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Kimberly Allen

WHY IS THE COLOR BLUE SO POPULAR?

If you were to take a poll around the world asking people to name their favorite color, chances are good that across every culture the most common answer would be “blue.”  Studies have shown that about half of us favor blue over all other colors – about twice as often

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Kimberly Allen

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

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Kimberly Allen

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

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Kimberly Allen

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

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Kimberly Allen

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

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