Fabric Trends

Trends in decorating fabric cover the gamut of texture and colors, according to Bohnne Jones of Decorating Den Interiors. “There is definitely something for everyone, but we are starting to see a trend toward plush fabrics such as velvets and mohair. And performance fabrics are making serious inroads.” Experts report homeowners are favoring a broad range of color choices and are also mixing patterns and artisan accents. Those same authorities report that homeowners are extending their lives into outdoor spaces, and design is following suit with indoor-outdoor fabrics on upholstered pieces and a focus on neutral, earth tones and subtle …

Build or Remodel

“If you love your current neighborhood and like the bones of your existing home, then an addition or update to meet your current and future needs is a great idea,” says Bryan Edwards of Hughes-Edwards Builders. “Interest rates are historically low and financing can be more easily obtained for a remodeling project due to your home’s equity. We like to work with a client to determine what changes will have the greatest impact on a family’s happiness while being a financially good decision for the overall value and appreciation of the home.” Edwards adds, “There are a lot of great …

Natural Stone Countertops 2012

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Natural Stone Countertops Today’s homeowners are more inclined to refurbish their homes for their own enjoyment than for resale. And, where once natural stone countertops were quite expensive, today they are priced much more affordably and the demand for natural stone has continued unabated. Competition has driven the price of granite down considerably and its popularity as well as competition has led to the availability of a larger selection of colors, finishes, and edges. Natural stone is the most durable building material ever known, according to Kevin Sanchez, a spokesman for Antolini, “and has been used in décor and construction …