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2023 Home Renovation Color Trends
December 06, 2022
As we draw a close on 2022, designers and their clients are looking at the horizon for what color trends may be coming to us in 2023. Although Pantone, the universal authority on color, hasn’t announced their color of the year at the time of... 
Clean Curves bathroom renovation
November 29, 2022
Thinking about renovating your bathroom in the upcoming year? While most people like to stick with timeless design choices, there are some great trends on the horizon that are worth considering when tackling the design portion of your renovation. What’s to come? 1. Blush, Bold,... 
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November 23, 2022
While not a new trend, open-concept floor plans are still as popular as ever amongst potential homebuyers. But are they all they’re cracked up to be? We’ll explore some of the pros and cons of open concepts and whether or not they’re right for everyone.... 
082621 1335 S Prairie 901
November 16, 2022
So you’ve decided to remodel your kitchen and now it’s time to select your cabinets. With a multitude of cabinet companies out there, this can seem like an overwhelming task. Hiring an interior designer can help take the guesswork out of what works best for... 
042221 3535 W North Avenue
November 09, 2022
Oftentimes, the phrases “interior designer” and “interior decorator” are used interchangeably, but there can be a great deal of difference between the two, and which one is right for your project. While it’s true that anyone can call themself an interior designer or decorator, the... 
CHI | Kitchen Remodel Dos And Don’ts
June 17, 2022
It’s a big moment when you decide to remodel a part or all of your home. It doesn’t matter whether you’re embarking on a single room rehab like a bathroom or working on multiple rooms in a house, you will experience an abundance of emotions... 
Chi | Chicago Wicker Park Bathroom Vanity Design
January 26, 2022
For this master bath remodel, our client, Ryan, had a clear picture of what he wanted his space to look like to tie in with the rest of his gorgeous condo, but just needed help tying all the finishes together.  He knew the whirlpool tub... 
Preparing for Your First Home Design Consultation
December 28, 2021
So you’ve decided to tackle a renovation project but aren’t sure where to start? Hiring an interior designer can be a great way to streamline the renovation process and help you from making costly mistakes. While you can trust that your designer can make your... 
Chi | Ranch Triangle Chicago Master Bath Renovation
November 21, 2021
Today we’re talking tiles! With so many options available, it can oftentimes be overwhelming to choose the right tile for your renovation project. While our designers can help steer you in the right direction, it’s oftentimes helpful to at least understand some basics about this... 
Chi | Luxury Mid Century Contemporary Kitchen Remodel
October 20, 2021
How do  you define your design style? Oftentimes clients will use certain terms to describe their style to a designer without having a full understanding of what these phrases mean which can extend the design process. While there are many different styles out there, having... 
CHI | Pdetphotography Chirenovation 8908kilbourn Skokie 5 29 2020 (28)
August 15, 2021
You have decided to renovate a part of your home, this means you can begin construction soon, right? Not so fast! There are many aspects that go into a renovation and it’s helpful to prepare for each step of the process. When you remodel with... 
CHI | Glenlake Dr, Glenview, IL
July 15, 2021
If you’ve begun selecting the materials for your renovation, a lot of questions can arise, especially when it comes to flooring. This material lays the literal foundation for your space and oftentimes needs to put up with the most wear and tear. With all of... 
CHI | Plena Suspension Lamp
June 15, 2021
Very few building materials have the transformative power as a brand new coat of paint. You can completely alter the entire feel of a room with just a few brush strokes. But with so many options, not only in terms of color, but also finishes,... 
Chi | A clever kitchen niche
May 11, 2021
About to tackle a renovation and need help maximizing your small space? You’ve come to the right place! Galley kitchens and small high rise baths are a common problem in Chicago, and many large cities over. Today we’ll share some options to get the most... 
Chi | Marble on black design
April 11, 2021
So you’ve completed your remodel and have the open concept kitchen you’ve been dreaming of, except – now you have to blend your previous furniture with your new kitchen. This is oftentimes the unexpected dilemma many clients face after a major remodel, but below there... 
Chi | Designed room
January 23, 2021
The number one goal of an interior designer is to make their clients happy with their spaces. On occasion though, this means telling a client that something they have their heart set on just isn’t feasible. While most things are technically possible, they either don’t... 
Chi | Chicago Black White Bath Remodel
January 17, 2021
After a couple of years of living with his dated master bathroom, this Chicago condo owner had grown tired of the bulky jetted tub he never used, the lack of storage and the boring style. To get a space that functions better for his lifestyle... 
CHI | Kitchen Remodel Dos And Don’ts
December 23, 2020
There are few home renovations that are as totally satisfying as a kitchen remodel. Kitchens have pretty much replaced the living room as the central hub of the home. We cook, entertain, do homework, and gather in this space, so if you want to make... 
Chi | dining room
November 19, 2020
With 2020 well under way, we’ve seen some interior design trends come and go. While you should never base your permanent fixtures on what’s in right this second, it can help to know what will be sticking around and what will be out soon. Read... 
CHI | Common Design Questions – Answered
October 19, 2020
While every design is unique, there are certain questions designers get asked all of the time. While there are no hard and fast rules, these answers can help serve as a guide for any questions you may have on your project. How long does the... 
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