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 […]

Cabinets in the Age of the Open Kitchen

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 […]

Defining Your Style: Transitional

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, […]

Achieving Timeless Design

One of the most exciting things about decorative finishes is the ability to fool the eye, completely changing the perception of the architecture in a given space with skillful faux finishes and clever design choices. We not only fool the eye by making one material look like another (for example, faux woodgrain), but also by manipulating […]

Fooling the Eye: How to Create Height

In our last post we shared some do’s and dont’s for selecting paint colors. Read on for part 2 with a few more tips and tricks from Atlanta decorative finish artist Kass Wilson. DO consider the finish. Color is not the only consideration when it comes to selecting finishes for walls, ceilings, floors, and architectural features. […]

Choosing Paint Colors: Do’s and Don’ts, Part 2

What’s the first step to building a sturdy house? It’s simple; start by laying a strong foundation. The same goes for home design. No matter what furnishings, art, lighting, and accessories you add to a space, the design must have a good foundation in order to work as a whole. When it comes to interior design, that foundation is the space […]

Choosing Paint Colors: Do’s and Don’ts, Part 1

When it comes to defining your style, there are as many possibilities as there are people. However, knowing which interior design styles most closely align with your interests and tastes can be very useful when communicating with your interior designer and other members of your remodeling team. Today, let’s take a look at a style that combines […]

Defining Your Style: Steampunk

It’s no secret that color can have a huge impact on mood, a fact that interior designers harness when designing a space. Color is also deeply personal, and we all have our own favorites that we like to surround ourselves with, as well as some least favorites that we usually avoid. Complicating matters further, every color […]

Design Rules: Balancing Color

In today’s sophisticated interiors, we are seeing more muted color tones.  You may recognize these as the new neutrals, incorporating soothing grays, subtle, warm shades of beige, and crisp whites.  When working with these soft, neutral color palettes, the challenge lies in blending textures and styles, unifying the space while keeping it interesting. So how is […]

Design Rules: Creating Unity in a Space

Decorative painting is more than just ornamentation; it can also be a vital problem-solving tool for interior designers. As an Atlanta faux finish artist, I use a variety of decorative painting techniques, materials, and tools to help bring the design visions of some of Atlanta’s most talented interior designers to life. Read on to learn more about how […]

Decorative Painting vs. Wallpaper

Today’s installment of our Defining Your Style series will focus on one of the most popular and influential interior design styles of the last century- mid-century modern! Spanning the fields of architecture, interior design, industrial design, and urban development, this sleek, elegant, and forward-thinking design aesthetic reigned from approximately the mid-1930’s to the mid-1960’s. Midcentury Family Room […]

Defining Your Style: Mid-century Modern

The entry is arguably one of the most important places in your home to really nail it when it comes to color choices. After all, you only get one chance to make a first impression, and it starts with your front door! Choosing a color for your front door can be intimidating, but not to worry; these […]

How to Choose a Front Door Color