I noticed in your portfolio that you often paint accent walls. This is something I also do with clients and in my own home. However some designers feel you should paint a room in it’s entirety. What are your thoughts?
Accent walls are a great way to bring in an accent color without overpowering a space. It is also a nice way to tie in a color palette between rooms.
How do you get a client to overcome any apprehensions on using bold colors in their homes?
I like to show my clients a design concept as a whole at the beginning of the project so they can see the big picture. This helps sell them on the use of bold colors or patterns. Having a strong design vision is important in feeling confident about bold choices. Even if you are not a professional you can use a picture that you love and follow that as a guide.
I loved the baby rooms you designed. Is there any color combination you’re itching to do for a kid’s space?
I love coral and aqua together with a touch of charcoal. It sounds risky but when used in the right way it would be amazing.
While going through Pinterest I noticed trend on my DIY board. There are so many things you can paint around the home…some unexpected to spruce up things up and add color. I especially dig Ikea’s gold leaf transformation of a basic chair. Check out my Pinterest to go to the sites of the projects.
by Jennifer Riley Simone, Case Design/Remodeling Indy
You don’t have to do a full-scale remodeling project to start increasing the eco-friendliness of your home. Home ownership means regularly replacing materials over time, whether or not we choose to remodel our living spaces. Each time you do a home improvement project it’s an opportunity to make your home a little greener. These 10 tips are a mix of ideas for creating a more sustainable home immediately and over the years as you update.
1. Use low-VOC paints and stains. Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are the toxic chemicals in paints, stains, and other finishing products, which slowly release toxins into the air after application. Low-VOC products have little to no toxins and are much safer for our health. Next time you repaint a space in your home, choose a low-VOC alternative or ask your home remodeling services provider to do the same.
2. Install insulating window shades. High-quality window shades and blinds come in dozens of different styles and can make a big difference in your energy bills. In summer, they keep the heat out. In winter, they allow solar energy to heat your home on sunny days while trapping the warm air indoors over night.
I want cobalt blue pillows….and I’m not paying over $100 for them. I am frugal and cannot justify paying $400 for four pillows. And when browsing a lot of these online stores….I see that price range more often than I’d like. Actually it isn’t uncommon to see pillows at $150 price range. As a matter of fact…