Color is a powerful aid in evoking feelings, emotions, and moods. It is essential in the thought process for bringing to life the interiors we design. A difference in the shade can drastically enhance an experience from subtle to dramatic.
We all are familiar with the notion that a fresh coat of paint will revive a space. Sometimes, however, what’s called for is a style revolution in the form of painted wall patterns.
From beginning to end, building a new home is an exciting and educational experience, and all sorts of interior design terms get thrown around. While there are some you may know, others will have you Googling at the first opportunity.
At last, you get to create the kitchen of your dreams! It’s such an exciting prospect, but like all things worth having, getting there takes some work. Though it may seem straightforward, putting together a great kitchen can be quite complex.
Command center, life saver, organizational wonder…your home’s drop zone is all that and a bag of chips. Situated right by an exterior door, it’s an area devoted to making your home less cluttered and getting you out the door in a hurry.
To built-in, or not to built-in? That is the question. Or at least it’s one among many you’ll face going through the process of customizing your new home.
Pssst. Want to know our designers’ secret weapon for hiding hodgepodge and organizing a new home? Storage baskets.
A perfectly organized closet may seem like a luxury, but it truly is an essential. A well-ordered clothing closet saves time when you get ready in the morning and helps get kids out the door. Additionally, when there’s a dedicated place for everything, putting things away becomes much more efficient. Instead of running around feeling … Continue reading Implement These Tips For a Perfectly Organized Closet
We love kids, but all those action figures, craft supplies and books have a tendency to overwhelm a room like ivy does a lawn! Though the toy takeover is inevitable, it doesn’t mean you have to let your home’s style fall by the wayside.
Each home and its outdoor space are different, as is the family who lives there. Tailoring the space to deliver the most enjoyment possible has as much to do with layout and your needs as it does furniture and accessory choices.
During the warmer months, a home’s outdoor space acts as an extension of its interior – we read, relax, entertain and dine on the patio. So, of course, it should be every bit as stylish and functional as the rest of your living space.
Figuring out where to hang art so that it looks its best and has the most impact in your new home is a tricky business. However, as our designer Nancy says, “Even designers have a tough time, don’t be too hard on yourself. That’s what spackle is for.”
Accessories are the finishing touches in a home that brings everything together to create a polished and complete look. When it comes to finding the perfect accessories that are both cost effective and stylish, the PDI team are experts! To give you the inside scoop, we asked them what their top sources for affordable accessories are … Continue reading Top Sources for Affordable Accessories
Just as an outfit doesn’t feel complete without great shoes and jewelry, so it is with home accessories. They’re essential to creating a space with nuanced style and often aid a design in the same way a wide leather belt cinches a shift dress at the waist.
While strolling through the Arts District, you wandered into a gallery and came across a piece you had to have. Perhaps a creative friend gifted you with a work, or you discovered a piece at an estate sale. Maybe you spotted a print online that would be perfect in your new home’s great room.
The new home you’ve chosen has a fabulous floor plan and plenty of space, including an extra room or two. Turning one of your extra rooms into a specialty room is one of the awesome things about a custom home.
If you’re buying a new home, finish carpentry is something you’ll find will come up again, again, and again (and again) with your builder. An intrinsic element of home décor, finish carpentry complements and enhances your home’s style, not unlike how a picture frame does a work of art.
Moving into a new home is one of the most exciting milestones in a family’s life. A lot of hard work and dedication goes into the process. Carefully considering what you want to bring into your home is an important step that will create a blissful home for years to come.
Styling a kitchen island can often be challenging, but when done correctly, it can make your kitchen look dialed-in and polished. Because of the expansive size of the island, it can often be intimidating trying to figure out what accessories look best out for display, and when to draw the line.
The holiday season is in full swing, and the days to your holiday dinner party are quickly counting down. You’ve created the perfect atmosphere for guests to feel at home – the Christmas tree is perfectly trimmed, the light dimmers are lowered to create just the right mood, and the scent of the holiday’s is … Continue reading Styling Guide: Create a Festive Holiday Table Setting
Artwork can add tons of personality and interest to a room, and we have included a gallery of selections from our models.
Quick! How many walls are there in a room? If you said “four,” you may be missing out on one of the most creative ways to make a space unique — decorating the ceiling!
Accent painted walls are a great way to add color to a space. They let you experiment with small doses of a bright, bold hue or give you a chance to add a subtle contrast to your existing palette.
With so many shapes, sizes and styles, mirrors are a versatile design element that give instant polish and sparkle to rooms with very little effort or expense.
Lighting has a major effect on the mood and design of your home. It can make your living space feel bright and cheery or dark and romantic. Lighting can make you feel relaxed and comfortable or help you get inspired to complete a task. The use of easily installed dimmer switches gives you the flexibility to … Continue reading Light Fixtures That Dazzle!
PDI loves designing children’s rooms! Children’s bedrooms should spark their imagination to help them thrive and express themselves. It’s also important for a child’s bedroom to be functional. Starting with the nursery, make sure the room includes (or has space for) everything your child needs now and in the future.
“Life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada.” Ellen DeGeneres
Color is a powerful element when it comes to interior design. Different hues can alter the overall appearance of furnishings, as well as change the apparent shape and size of a space.
Design is a sensory experience, drawing attention to both the visual and tactile elements within a space. One of the five basic elements of design is “texture”, a term which has to do with the way something feels, or the illusion of how it feels.
One of the laws of physics is that mass cannot be created or destroyed. However, when it comes to home storage there are lots of opportunities (large and small) to create more space, or at least give the illusion of it.