It's All About the Details: Railing Design

I posted a couple of days ago about beautiful entry ways, and so often entries have grand staircases. And those staircases are usually the focal point of the entry. When designing a home, one of those little details that can often be looked over is the railing design on your stairs and landings (inside and outside) and gates. Remember, no detail can go unnoticed....more
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Beautiful Entryways

The entry is the first space your guests walk into your home, so you want it to be a statement room, whether the space is small or large.  The entry is an introduction to your home and a summary of your home's ambiance.  You want it to be inviting....more

Ceilings with Flair

Ceilings can really create a unique space.  There are so many different ways you can treat a ceiling.  Beams seem to be the most traditional and most seen design.  But you can use the beams in so many different ways-paint, stain, trimmed, exposed, rustic, clean lined, on the diagonal, etc.  If you feel your room needs that little extra wow factor, add beams or faux finish the ceiling.  Even painting the ceiling a color can make the room pop....more

Dining Rooms to Love

With the popular open floor plan design, the formal dining room has been omitted in floor plan layouts.  The dining room has now become less formal and used as a space for the whole family to gather whether it be family meals or homework on the table. However, the separation of both breakfast room and formal dining room still remains a "want" for many people.  Though today the style in design for the formal dining room varies from formal to casual....more