At Stacy Paulson Design, we believe that every individual deserves a space that reflects his or her own unique personality. We truly belive that your surroundings affect your mood, your attitude, and your outlook on life. Our goal is to provide each of our clients with an environment that embraces their own vision of beauty. We understand that embarking on a design project can be a daunting task, so our staff strives to make every project, regardless of scale or budget, an enjoyable and satisfying experience. Contact us and see how we can help make your life a little more beautiful!
These particular clients have quite the home library. While their new home is light and bright and airy, it lacked substantial shelf space for their books. They were already working with a general contractor, but called me to help with several parts of their home project, including designing a custom built-in bookcase for their living room.
If you are lucky enough to have a living room on the larger side, don’t let it overwhelm you! Clever lighting, added architectural features and a thoughtful furniture plan can make your living room a place that feels cozy instead of cavernous. Follow these tips to create a living room where family and friends can stay and soak up the beautiful design.
Choose a warm color palette. Color is such a personal decision, and the process of getting it right can be extremely frustrating. If you are testing colors in your large living space, try a warm hue. Warmer tones advance, making a room feel intimate and cozy. Work with the colors of your furniture and rugs — these are the big-ticket items, and paint is cheap in comparison.
Yes, you read that right. There are many misconceptions about what an interior designer does. The main one is that they are only for the wealthy, people who are happy to get rid of what they own and subsequently spend outrageous amounts money on pricey goods famously marked up by absurd percentages. Yes, those people do exist and their homes are ready to be shot for a glossy magazine, but that’s not what most interior designers do.
Surprise, surprise. Designers are not only for trust fund families. In reality, an interior designer will not only save you money, but will also save you hours of frustration and stress — which undoubtably is priceless.
The top five ways a designer saves you cash from Huffington Post:
1. Discounts (there is no one who doesn’t love a discount)
Furniture stores from Restoration Hardware to the “trade only” offer discounts to designers that range from 10% to 50% off. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you’re remodeling a kitchen, building one from scratch or just ready to give yours a face-lift, countertops are a central part of the look. And you may be daunted by the wealth of options on the market; countertop surfaces range from well-known quartz to less common materials such as glass. Take a look at the pros and cons of these 8 types of countertops and find the material that’s right for your needs!
Stainless Steel Countertops
Stainless steel coordinates with any color and is used in many restaurant and high-traffic kitchens. The most appealing characteristic of this material is its ability to prevent bacteria buildup, making it the most hygienic countertop available. Fingerprints show and must be wiped off frequently, but luckily it is one of the easiest countertop materials to clean — just wipe it with a cloth and mild soap. Stainless steel it resistant to heat but it can dent.
Want a good night’s sleep? This new survey indicates that the most restful color for a bedroom is BLUE with people sleeping in blue bedrooms getting on average seven hours and 52 minutes of sleep a night! Read the article from Daily Mail here.
What a lovely balance of warm and cool tones with subtle pops of fun patterns!
If you’ve never remodeled before or are taking on a big project, you may feel a little nervous. How much will it cost? How long will it take? Between the large expense and the excitement of anticipating your finished remodel, it’s hard not to feel a little apprehensive. Knowing what to expect can help allay your fears and make you better prepared for what’s to come. Here are a few things you should expect with a remodel that we found in a recent Houzz article.
1. Dust. Even with elaborate ZipWalls, a fine layer of dust can gather in parts of your home far from construction. If you can, close off the construction area from the rest of your house with a compression-fit temporary wall. Read the rest of this entry »
8 Little Remodeling Touches That Make a Big Difference is a great round-up of small remodeling touches that will make a BIG difference. Must read!
Eclectic and colorful spaces are all the rage. Although this does not include all matching furniture and one-size-fits-all paint colors, consistency throughout the home isn’t a bad thing. Color-coordinating strategies can help turn a disjointed, choppy space into a flowing masterpiece. Done right, color coordinating leads to better flow and a polished, cohesive interior design.