HOW TO USE TEXTURE TO REVIVE A BORING ROOM

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We have a lot of square footage to cover in this 3-story, luxury executive home. The first few spaces completed so far include a beach-inspired large master suite with sitting room, the kitchen and breakfast area, as well as the keeping room where we will continue a discussion on decorating with texture. BEFORE Above is how we were introduced to this room designated for casual entertaining and a place for the owner to relax. The previous owners…

HOW TO FINANCIALLY PREPARE FOR A RENOVATION

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Nothing is more satisfying than witnessing that long awaited home transformation or gutting out that eye sore of a room that makes you cringe in every passing. Although it’s very tempting to run off and seek your nearest willing contractor, you first must know how to prepare for a renovation, especially the cost. Renovation costs are one of the most underestimated aspects of any task, but is usually the ultimate deciding factor for many projects. It’s…

ON MY DESK: PROJECT SOFT SOPHISTICATION

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SANDY BEACHES, PRISTINE WATERS, and BLUE SKIES are the main components of a beach-inspired bedroom for our latest client. The Ultimate Staycation When the client can’t get away—right away—they will soon enjoy a master bedroom retreat that simulates the feeling of arriving to a secret destination. Dubbed Soft Sophistication, expect to find a masterful blend of weathered wood, breezy linen, serene abstract paintings, and warm antique bronze finishes in both the beach-inspired bedroom and adjacent sitting room.…
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HOW TO ELEVATE YOUR HOME WITH INTERIOR MOULDINGS

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Renovation season is quickly approaching and we’ve consulted with several clients to answer a burning question, “How can I make my home look more current?” The most common renovation projects, like a new kitchen or bath improvements, are often the first that come to mind. Not to discount their value or necessity, but the costs will surprise you especially if you aren’t financially prepared. If you aren’t in need of an overhaul, then consider adding interior…

MOODY FLORALS ARE POISED TO BE HUGE IN 2018

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Dramatic, moody florals are once again, a thing. Dating back to the 17th Century, Dutch still life paintings have been timeless examples of bold, stylized florals on a black background. Kohler has taken it to the next level by offering this stunningly haunting application in a line of luxury sinks from their Dutchmaster Collection. Kohler collaborated with “florography” artist Ashley Woodson Bailey to turn peonies, dahlias, ranunculus, and hydrangea into blooming basins. Their romantic displays captivated…

HOW TO KEEP YOUR KITCHEN DESIGN STYLISH AND CURRENT

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There’s nothing I love more than a classic, timeless home. However, combining the old with the new is what keeps a kitchen, or any room, both stylish and current. Whether you are replacing a faucet, cabinet hardware, displaying a collection, or replacing lighting we prove that it doesn’t always take a complete overhaul to refresh your kitchen. Just a few thoughtful updates will do the trick. Take a look at our top picks below. If you want…

BEHIND THE CURTAIN AS A STYLE CONSULTANT

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All it takes is one look at your favorite mail order catalog to see that styling your home for winter is all about cozying up, celebrating loved ones, and establishing new traditions. As a design tastemaker I travel to various markets and conventions to take note of what is currently trending and what’s to come in future seasons. With my findings I help clients incorporate appropriate trends into their homes. But did you know that I…

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ERIKA HOLLINSHEAD WARD
Wife, Mother, Designer, Renovator, and Writer


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