Wide World of White

If you’re in the process of selecting stone for a project right now, odds are you’ve seen a trend at work. White and Gray are the most popular colors on the market right now. It seems you can’t flip through a shelter magazine or Pinterest board without seeing good ole Calacatta Gold or Bianco Carrara adorning some glamorous kitchen or …

6 Tips for Timeless Kitchen Design

While there’s certainly nothing wrong with following home trends, when it comes to designing a kitchen many homeowners look for elements that are going to stand the test of time. The kitchen is often the place where homeowners invest the most money and hope to add the most resale value, which is why it’s important to consider timelessness in the …

Maximizing a Small Master Bathroom

Not every homeowner is blessed with a massive master bathroom. This can particularly hold true for older homes, where rooms tend to be smaller in general. Sometimes homeowners can expand a small master bathroom to create a larger footprint, but what happens when there’s no space or budget for an expansion? A designer or homeowner should make the most of …

On the Edge: A Guide to Countertop Edge Profiles

  On the Edge: A Guide to Countertop Edge Profiles When choosing kitchen countertops or even a bathroom vanity top, the primary decisions often center on the type of natural stone that will be used, the color and the overall style, but one important decision that also has to be made is the type of edge profile that will be …

Making the Transition: Tips for Designing a Truly Transitional Kitchen

  Making the Transition: Tips for Designing a Truly Transitional Kitchen The term “transitional” is one that gets thrown around quite a bit in the interior design world, but what does it really mean? Transitional design is really just the combination of classic elements with more modern facets. It’s really one of the most desirable design styles because it’s versatile …

6 Ways to Include Nature in a Home’s Décor

  From Pinterest to Architectural Digest, nearly every media outlet and website focusing on interior design and home décor points to the use of natural materials and inspiration as being one of the most popular themes of the moment. What’s interesting to note about natural-inspired décor selections is that while it may seem like a trend, the use of natural …

5 Tips for Designing an Outdoor Entertaining Space

  While most people are still reeling from winter’s deep freeze, there is solace is knowing that spring is approaching. With warm weather comes a renewed interesting in either reinvigorating or completely revamping outdoor spaces. Increasingly popular in home design and architecture is the melding together of the outdoors with areas for living and entertaining, including seating, kitchen and dining …

Steps for Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash

Steps for Choosing a Kitchen Backsplash In recent years the kitchen backsplash has gone from an accessory or an additional design detail to a must-have. There are so many choices available to homeowners, from sleek, contemporary glass tiles to more rustic options like tin and then of course there’s the classic subway tile option. The question for homeowners has now …

Bathroom Remodel and Design Trends for 2015

Bathroom Remodel and Design Trends for 2015 The bathroom sits alongside the kitchen as one of the most popular places homeowners tend to focus their attention during a remodel. A bathroom can really date a home, even if the majority of the space is remodeled and up-to-date which is why so many homeowners put their attention there. Bathrooms also tend …

Trend Alert: Agate’s Rise in Home Design

Trend Alert: Agate’s Rise in Home Design Gemstones, geodes and natural elements are increasingly prevalent in home design right now. Whether it’s gem-inspired color palettes or patterns evoking beautiful rocks, it’s certainly everywhere. Agate in particular is making waves in the design world. While the use of agate in home décor may seem like it has the potential to be …