Door Trends

Door Trends  More glass to provide more light, taller and wider front doors, and bright colors are all trends among today’s homeowners, according to the experts. “Glass is becoming more popular recently—it can help showcase the home,” saus Michelle Peake of Sara Ray Interior Design. “The architectural style of the home can, and should, greatly influence the door style. For a more modern look, we see clean lined, solid panel doors, but for a more traditional house, the door can really change the look. It can either play up the style or contrast a bit to update the look of …

Don’t Be Overwhelmed by Green Design Choices

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Green Design: Overwhelmed? Don’t Be! To many homeowners, the idea of using green building products can seem overwhelming. They see the multitude of options and potential expense, wondering, “How much is too much? How much is too little?” My job is to convince homeowners that using green building materials doesn’t have to be overwhelming at all! Green construction is an exciting frontier, filled with constant innovation and changes. As we locate new ways to renew waste and redevelop dated building systems, the world of “green design” will continue to be at the forefront of sustainable practices. Because there are so …

Shopping in Green Hills

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Shopping in Green Hills 2012 Green Hills is something of a mecca for those seeking home design. From modern furnishings at Mitchell + Gold to the finest antiques at Marymount Plantation, this area offers the most varied possibilities. Start this shopping trip at the south end of Hillsboro Pike at the Green Hills Antique Mall, where you’ll find tables, armoires, and some fun nostalgia pieces. Less than a block north, Harpeth Gallery specializes fine smaller-scale antiques and gift items, including lighting, pillows, art, decorative items, and more. Almost next door, Bradford’s Interiors offer furnishings, oriental rugs, antiques, and interior design …

Exploring Green Interiors – Thrifty Upcycling for Kitchen

Exploring Green Interiors try thrifty up-cycling of your kitchen for the holidays As the summer draws to an end and the weather slowly turns cooler, kids are returning to school and the holidays are creeping ever closer. It is during this time of year that our office is typically bombarded with a flurry of clients anxious to plan and execute a redesign, to be ready just in time for the family gatherings the holiday season brings. Still in the midst of a tough economy, not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to completely renovate their homes. So I have …

Ask a designer – another teenag room

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Ask a Designer™ decorating a teenage room Q. My 16 year old daughter and I are redecorating her room. The decor will center around a fabric we bought that has huge black flocked flowers on a silky white. Bedding and draperies will have to be custom made which will use a lot of our budget. I would like your help with wall color, furniture, and art. My daughter is very artistic and wants too many things for her small room.