Complements Home Interiors

Interior Design Blog

Small Changes

We've been having small jobs photographed for the last few weeks. We love these design jobs! They provide almost instant gratification for both our interior design clients and us! Changing drapes, a sofa, chairs and area rug or designing a small kitchen redo. It feels...

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Your Surroundings

Being at my niece's wedding recently was such a joy. The wedding was outside and captured the beauty of northern California. It was held under the scrub oak trees on a friend's property. There were hay bales for seats and locally raised food was served for dinner. It...

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Process Matters

We met with some potential clients not long ago. It was a wonderful first meeting. They brought pictures of their home and explained what they liked and didn't like about it. We realized in talking to them, how much it helps to be clear about our process and how we...

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Inspiration Everywhere

How does inspiration hit you? I find it sometimes creeps up and taps me on the shoulder with a subtle color that might be perfect for a sofa or a tile choice. Other times it slaps me up side the head, when I look at metal wall art that started its life as an oil drum...

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Stepping it up with Color

Each year, Pittsburgh Paints picks a paint color that goes much deeper than a trend, it generally is a color from which palettes are begun. PPG Voice of Color® has just revealed Turning Oakleaf ATC-38 is the 2014 Color of the Year, saying, "Residing in a palette that...

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A Home is…

... comfort, protection, warmth and an anchor for our daily lives. We awake each day, dine, entertain and experience life within our homes. Being surrounded by the colors, textures, materials and furnishings that provide comfort and well being is a tangible part of...

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Decorate With Intention

Consumed with knicknacks? Clear it and begin with a fresh start! Similar to caring for a garden, doing a little each day or week will help your home's interior design flourish. Don't feel that you need to take it all on at once. Start in one room and create a vision....

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Area Rug Secrets

We all love to accessorize our homes, and it is fun to add pattern, texture, color and beauty through accent pieces. One of the most overlooked and potentially impressive accessories for an interior space is the area rug. If you want to get a really big  BANG for your...

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Wanting a New Fireplace?

Been admiring your neighbor's fireplace and mantle? The cold weather season is upon us, maybe it's time to embrace the fact that your home could use an interior face lift.  Why not start with the focal point of the room - the fireplace, mantel and hearth? Are you...

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