Category: Home Decor

3 DIY Ways to Remodel Your Home

June 26, 2017

Looking to remodel your home? This can be a daunting task requiring a large investment of time and money. Luckily, there are many things you can do yourself that will make this project easy and fun without digging deep in your pockets.

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Art!

Written by Jon Delach, Interior Designer, South Hills on April 27, 2016

When choosing art for you home, you don’t always needs to have it exactly match your fabrics, carpeting, painting, etc. You want it to compliment but doesn’t have to “match”.  (more…)

Guest Room Quick Makeover

Written by Kim Cibak, Interior Designer, North Hills on April 26, 2016

Expecting company this summer? Guest rooms needing a tune-up? This is the perfect time to do a few small things that can really make your rooms warm and inviting for your guests!

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Mixing Metals

Written by Ashley Surrett, Interior Designer, North Hills on April 23, 2016

One serious design trend that I just cannot get enough of is mixing metals. Whether you do a rose gold with copper, or the good old silver and gold, mixing metals adds a fantastic touch to any space! (more…)

Outdoor Furniture!

Written by Lisa Gonzalez, Interior Designer, South Hills on April 22, 2016

It’s Spring and the sun is shining (finally), so it’s time to think about using our yards for evening relaxation and entertaining once again!

Consider how you want to use the outdoor space. Do you entertain a large group or is it just for you and your family? (more…)

The Gathering Table!

Written by Kim Cibak, Interior Designer, North Hills on April 21, 2016

In this age of casual living, more and more folks are getting away from any type of formal dining scenario. We’ve seen the counter or bar height gathering table in great rooms for a long time now but some folks are opting for the higher height in the traditional dining room space. Seems the need for the formal set-up, even for the big holidays, has become less important. The intimate surroundings of a separate dining room still give important dinners their weight, so to speak, yet the higher stool sit seems to allow for today’s more relaxed vibe. Here at Today’s Home we have many higher table options- all shapes and sizes, different materials and finish colors, and in styles to suit all tastes. Try this great example from A-America, the Mesa Rustica Collection!kim blog 1

 

Vintage Furniture Makeovers

Written by Larry Martys, Interior Designer, South Hills on April 20, 2016

Furniture “before and after’s” is what some people  like to call design porn!!  A lot of people do it, and somehow it’s very satisfying when done right….furniture that is! We all have pieces that comfort us, make us feel like our parents and grandparents are still with us and make our places feel like home.
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Accessorizing!

Written by Leanne Rakers, Interior Designer, North Hills on April 19, 2016
We all have talked about this and I would like to put my two cents in about this topic. That is the importance of accessories in interior design. As I tell my clients, a sofa and a few chairs does not “divine design” make. I strongly suggest seeing the project through from beginning to end. It is all about the layers that bring in the warmth and character of a room.
We talk about paint color and floor coverings. The floor covering is crucial to the beginning of the room. The paint color should compliment the floor covering, whether it is carpet or my favorite; hardwood floors graced with a great area rug. Then we work on “baking the cake”, the upholstery and tables, cabinets and the like. Of course, window treatments factor in not only incorporating function but beauty and warmth. Lastly, and sometimes the most fun layer is accessorizing!
Adding striking artwork on the walls and well chosen beautiful sculptural pieces on the tables will be the finishing touch in the room. These are the things that can make a truly extraordinary room. It is so much more than a place to sit and put up your feet!

When will you move?

Written by Jon Delach, Interior Designer, South Hills on April 18, 2016

In today’s world many people will buy a home and only be in it 3 to 5 years due to job transfers. With this in mind resist the urge to paint or carpet in the latest fashion . If you keep your backgrounds neutral as in beige, grays and taupes you can pretty much add any color you want. Think pillows art and accessories. When purchasing furniture normal size sofas 84″ to 86″ long x 36″ to 38″ deep will fit in 90% of spaces. Don’t custom order a sofa or sectional to fit your existing space. What happens when you move and in the new space its extending 18″ beyond a doorway? Many years ago a dear client of mine asked me to look at a house they were considering purchasing. The reason she wanted me was because she couldn’t see through the home owners decorating. When we got there the house was an explosion of PURPLE everywhere. Shag carpet, crushed velvet furniture, lavender walls ugh! I could see through all of this to the “bones” and told my client “buy it” when we rip all of this out and replace it with your furniture and colors it will look fabulous. She purchased the house and I made it hers. So remember keep it simple and neutral and it will sell.

Turn that Television Off Please!

Written by Trudie Brunner, Interior Designer, North Hills on April 14, 2016

In almost every home, you will find in the family room, living room, kitchen and bathrooms, a television the size of a drive in movie screen, blaring out useless jargon for hours on end. In most cases, each room has different stations going at the same time, and no one is watching. (more…)