Walk This Way

It is easy to recognize how important it is for a front door to make an impression. Interior doors, however, deserve the same quality, thought and appeal. In this example, a set of doors at the end of a hallway serve the purpose of creating a striking and unexpected focal point.     The Design […]

Open & Shut Case

Normally you think of doors as something you shut to create privacy, or something you open to allow entrance into another space. But doors are far more than a functional piece; they create architectural statements inside your home. Sliding doors are popular in home design for their function as well as form. Unlike a standard […]

Branded Elements

“Offering agile client services that develop creative legal solutions for our clients.” This is the branding message for the law firm of Lawrence & Bundy. Paying attention to valuable feature walls, they understood the importance of how the design of their offices could carry their message and influence the way their firm is experienced by […]

Little Boy Blue

What could be more joyful than the anticipation of a new member of the family? All of that love and excitement is mirrored in the thoughtful planning of the baby’s nursery. These proud parents share an appreciation for the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The warmth and coziness of a nature inspired décor is […]

Dress Blues

Navy blue and “dress blues” … this name originated from the uniforms of the British Royal Navy. It is still used for other first class distinctions representing dependability, sophistication, excellence and even corporate stature. Deep blues remain popular and are always on trend because they adjust to all styles and are easily paired with just […]

Yes You Can

Brick has become one of the most popular elements in design. Unlike generic drywall, brick is cherished because it offers a touch of texture, unique character and a dab of timeless charm that adapts to any décor style. Reminiscent of previous remodeling of this home, the client chose to keep the brick that was once an exterior wall. […]

The 19th Hole

Remodeling the 60,000 square foot TPC Sugarloaf clubhouse has been an ongoing project for interior designer Janie Hirsch. This majestic country club is designed in a classic Southern architectural style set on the 1200 acre site of the Rollins Farm in Duluth, GA. The Sugarloaf Lounge, (often referred to by golfers as the Nineteenth Hole) was her starting point. It includes beautiful […]

Supporting Role

On a recent trip to Tuscany, this client was inspired by the timeless craftsmanship found in the travertine, stone, tiles and plasters. So when it came time to finish out their terrace level, they enlisted the help of Home Expressions Interiors by Laura Bloom, a complete design and remodeling company, to recreate the comfort and elegance of this style but […]

Cabinets in the Age of the Open Kitchen

Open kitchens, great rooms, family kitchens–whatever you call them, open floor plans that flow from kitchen to an attached family room with little separation between the two have been wildly popular in the last several years. Of course, with the division between kitchens and family rooms decreasing, it is becoming more important than ever for […]

Defining Your Style: Transitional

Interior design at its best is an expression of personal style, creating a comfortable and welcoming environment while also communicating a unique perspective. There are as many twists on interior design styles as there are people, but knowing which basic styles you love most is an important step in finding your niche. One style that continues to […]

Double Exposure

We all know that using mirrors in a space has many benefits. They can add light, make a space feel larger and emphasize adjacent patterns, color or art. They give back exactly what is put in their view yielding a double exposure effect. That is why their placement requires thoughtful planning.         The Design Process:   Mirrors will also duplicate the effect […]

Achieving Timeless Design

What makes a space timeless? What differentiates fresh design from short-lived trendiness? This Antwerp home designed by Vincent Van Duysen is a wonderful example of interior design that is classic without feeling stale; fresh but not trendy. It is a beautiful example of contemporary interior design- but can you believe it was actually designed in 2001? That’s right, […]