iHomeRegistry + Donald A. Gardner

Hi Everyone!

We are SO excited to announce our soft launch with Donald A. Gardner Architects, one of the biggest home plan distributors in the U.S.!

Donald A. Gardner

 

iHomeRegistry will be rendering 20 floor plans into 3D for Donald A. Gardner.  These renderings will help them sell homes faster and easier, while providing their clients with realistic 3D model of their future home.

We have buttons at the upper right hand corner that allow you to toggle between 2D, 3D Walk Through and 3D Global views.

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Once a client purchases the home, they will be able to save the 3D model to a complimentary iHomeRegistry profile and begin decorating with our iHomeRegistry furniture catalog.  They may also find a designer they like from our Inspiration Board!

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Stay tuned for more exciting updates from iHomeRegistry!

 

Selling your home? Need an exterior update? Check out this article!

Check out this amazing article about giving your home a facelift!


10 ways to easily boost curb appeal (and boost your whole life)

First impressions are everything. But not just on others, on ourselves as well. Every time we come home and get that first glimpse of our home’s exterior, we experience an emotion. Whether that emotion is calm and joy, or anxiety and overwhelm will play a role in how the rest of our day (and life) goes. So this weekend, why not invest some time in boosting your curb appeal so that it emanates an aura of pride, abundance, liveliness, peace, or whatever you want your life to feel like. The front door and front exterior of your house sets the intention for the rest of your home, and your home sets the intention for your whole life. It all starts here.

10 ways to easily boost curb appeal (and amp up your whole life)

So here are 10 ways you can simplify and positively boost your curb appeal for you and every person and opportunity that comes your way.

1. Paint your front door. 

A nice front door really makes a huge difference to the whole look and feel of your home. But it doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, just in good shape, easily visible from the curb, and welcoming. It should also be a colour or material (ie. wood) that gives you a good gut feeling. It’s quite personal.  Laura Benko, a holistic lifestyle expert, recommends keeping the colour guide below in mind as a guide, but also “tap into your own mind, body, spirit needs and goals as well as your own visceral reaction to each color.”

  • RED — Acts as a stimulator.
  • ORANGE — Uplifting color that promotes happiness.
  • YELLOW/GOLD — Symbolizes power, stimulates health, patience and wisdom.
  • GREEN — Represents growth and new beginnings, as well as healing and freshness.
  • BLUES-GREENS — Represent youth, new beginnings and inspire confidence.
  • DEEPER BLUES — Infuse wisdom and introspection. However, in ancient Chinese culture, this shade is a secondary mourning color.
  • PURPLE — Inspires spirituality, adventure and prosperity.
  • BLACK — Contemplative color that encourages reflection and mystery.
  • WHITE — Cultivates clarity, precision and communication.
  • GREY — Invites helpfulness and represents a harmonious union of black and white.
  • BROWN — Offers stability and security.
  • PINK — Represents love, romance and partnership.

2. Install new front door light fixtures (or just clean them up).

Consider forgoing a tiny sconce beside the door with an overhead hanging pendant if you have a roof overhead. Or add updated or vintage sconces (there’s a good selection here) on both sides of the door for more impact. Or simply clean and touch up your existing sconces with paint for a quick refresh.

3. Add shutters to front windows.

They don’t have to be complicated or expensive. Use some cheap boards or even reclaimed scrap wood and put them together in the classic board and batten style – easy directions here.

4. Add window boxes. 

Add a little greenery to soften a boxy facade with a window box overflowing with trailing plants. Do a little hunting for something you can reuse instead of buying a plastic window box. Construct your own with leftover lumber and line it with plastic. Or find a vintage long narrow tin vessel. A basket could even work! Get creative.

5. Clean up your hardscaping.

A winding pathway to the front door feels soft on the eyes and gives a sense of going with the flow, putting both you and visitors at ease. Put in a little elbow grease to construct a stone or rock pathway. Or simply refresh an existing one by replacing any broken or unsightly stones or blocks, and clear it of all toys, bikes, tools, or anything else that might be intruding on it and block the path. And while you’re at it, add permanent planters by the door or steps – concrete, stone or iron that will withstand freezing over the winter. These will soften the harsh lines of steps and the door, and you can add plants, shrubs, branches or boughs all year long that will attract the eye and add interest.

6. Trim bushes and weed the front garden. 

Spend a little time trimming and weeding if your front yard is beginning to feel like a jungle. A well-manicured front exterior feels orderly and welcoming. Choose low maintenance bushes, ornamental grasses and plants that provide lush greenery.

7. Add a door knocker. 

Shiny and elegant hardware can make even the plainest door look beautiful and intriguing.

8. Get creative with your house numbers.

Update your numbers to match the style of your home and do a little DIY project to make them stand out. There are so many good examples to give you inspiration, like these ones.

9. Replace the door mat.

If yours is tattered, dirty or worn, replacing it will instantly perk up the entrance and your mood when you enter the house.

10. Add a bench or chair.

Adding a very simple bench or chair to the front steps, porch or lawn close to your walkway or meandering path gives you a little nudge to stop, sit and enjoy your surroundings. It not only adds to the curb appeal but also to a calm and present state of mind.

Yes, you may be in for a weekend of work, but it’s time (yet very little, if any, money) well spent to amp up your curb appeal and bring simplicity and happiness front and centre to your home and life. Make sure to complete these tasks and not let them linger half finished – you don’t want to have that feeling of distraction and anguish every time you arrive home and see the work that’s still hanging over your head. Focus on this one area, and see the difference it will make in your whole life.

Stuck on what to do with your bonus room? Check out this article!

Not sure what to do with that unused space in your basement or attic? Check this out!


How to Create the Bonus Room You Actually Want

Flex your imagination to create the room you’ve always wanted.

original post on: http://www.avenuecalgary.com/Shopping-Style/How-to-Create-the-Bonus-Room-You-Actually-Want-Resource-Furniture-Jayman/

The bonus room at a Jayman show home adds valueable extra square footage to the plan and provides the prospective buyers with an area dedicated to watching TV and socializing.

The bonus room at a Jayman show home adds valuable extra square footage to the plan and provides the prospective buyers with an area dedicated to watching TV and socializing.

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A bonus is a good thing. Usually. Unless the bonus is a 400-square-foot room above your garage that you have no idea how to use.

Chances are that same room was part of the reason you bought the house in the first place. When presented with an expansive bonus room — or flex room (there are a few names for them) — you viewed it as a blank canvas and a world of possibilities opened up. Maybe you’d set up that art studio you’ve always wanted, or, “Perhaps,” you thought, “I can finally move the TV out of the living room.”

You’re not alone. According to Bruce Harvey, director of show home design and merchandising at Jayman, bonus rooms have become a selling feature. But they didn’t start out that way, he says. What once were rooms with awkward configurations and sloped ceilings have evolved considerably and are now expected in new homes.

“Now architect and draftspeople are drawing them into plans because people like them,” says Harvey. “This is like the new contemporary family room. I think a bonus room on a second level makes the house breathe easier.”

The added space and clean slate is a tantalizing proposition to potential homeowners, especially families. The separation between main-floor living spaces such as the living room and the great room and a space upstairs dedicated to playing, gaming or watching TV can help keep the more public rooms tidy and put-together.

 

What should and shouldn’t go in a bonus room

But that doesn’t mean the bonus room should be a dumping ground for old furniture, says Calgary-based interior decorator Cat Hackman, owner of Room4Refinement.

“One of the things I find people tend to do with offices and bonus rooms is they always use the leftovers there,” she says. “So, they want this great-looking room, but they really want to keep their old filing cabinets and their old sofa.”

Hackman says that, if it’s a room you really want to enjoy and hang out it in, then start over and get exactly what you need. “I think people get so stuck on the sofa they had forever because, ‘It’s so comfy and I really want to keep it.’ It ruins everything,” she says with a laugh. “They have a vision, but they’re stuck on keeping something for some reason and then you don’t get the look you’re after.”

Hackman’s own bonus room serves as her sewing room, a home gym, TV room and a games room for the family. “It’s definitely a multi-purpose room,” she says. And the most multi-functional piece of furniture in the room, Hackman says, is surprisingly the Ping-Pong table. When it’s not being used as it was originally intended, she uses it as a crafting table for wrapping Christmas presents and for cutting fabric. And her photographer husband uses it as a stand for shooting small objects.

 

Making the most of a small bonus room

But not all bonus rooms are large, cavernous spaces like the ones that pop up above a double-car garage. Sometimes, this category of room appears in smaller homes and condos in the form of flex space. It could be a nook just off the entryway or a small room that can’t be considered a bedroom for lack of windows and closets — still a bonus, just a smaller one.

It’s this type of space Mark Adolf, co-owner at Resource Furniture, encounters most often. “A lot of times, customers have a hard time understanding what to do with it,” he says. Adolf says the majority of his customers are empty nesters looking to downsize, or young families who have a small footprint and need to maximize every square foot in their home.

“When we look at a flex space like that, our philosophy is we just take the time to understand our customer,” he says. “We ask, ‘How are you going to use this space the majority of the time?’”

Once he gets that understanding, he builds multi-function around it to create a space his customers will actually use. Part of the process is helping the homeowner visualize how it could all work together. “I think the reality is that people have wanted to do this,” Adolf says. “They have ideas, but there hasn’t been the furniture to back it up yet.”

One of Resource Furniture’s most popular pieces is the LGM Tavolo, a shelving unit with a collapsible desk that pivots to reveal a pull-down bed. “No one ever thinks it’s a bed,” says Adolf. A piece like this lets the space function in several ways — as an office, as a bedroom or guest bedroom and as a storage unit.

Regardless of the size and placement of the room you’re working on, the tenets remain the same: treat the room like a bonus, but don’t squander it.


Two products to add to your bonus room

The LGM Tavolo

The LGM Tavolo from Resource Furniture converts from a shelving unit with a collapsible desk into a bed with surprising ease.

photographs courtesy of resource furniture

The LGM Tavolo closed (left). The LGM Tavolo open (right).

Resource Furniture Calgary, 510 12 Ave. S.W., 403-457-5711, resourcefurniture.com

 

A Ping-Pong table

Get a Ping-Pong table for maximum versatility. The You and Me Ping-Pong table by APO, available by special order at Dade Art & Design Lab, isn’t just good looking, it’s very versatile in a bonus room.

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Play Ping-Pong on it (left), use it as a desk with lots of room to spread out (centre) or use it as a dining table with enough space to seat 10 people (right).

Dade Art & Design Lab, 1327 9 Ave. S.E., 403-454-0243, dadeartanddesignlab.com

Exciting things happening at iHomeRegistry!

iHomeRegistry headquarters are bustling with new updates and news…check it out!

We have just launched our “Applause” Button! This is specifically for our designers to “applaud” their fellow designers on their work! We are ALL about building a strong design community – one applause at a time!

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We’ve been officially live for 4 months and already making waves in the Design Industry!  Don’t let us convince you…see for yourself!  Check out our latest press releases and testimonials from clients & designers:

Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc:

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Charleston Style and Design:

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Charleston Style & Design

Decor Gold Designs:

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Decor Gold Designs

Studio 7 Interiors Blog:

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Studio 7 Interiors using 3D Home Designer

LA Home Beautiful article:

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Testimonials:

3D Design Client – Felicia Black:

It was such a pleasure working with Ariana and Patrick. They are both very professional and very personable. I would recommend their service to anyone. There 3D program is helping me a lot to visualize different things I want in my home as well as giving me new ideas for changes. The program is very easy to use once you take the time to explore the many options.

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Interior Designer – Cynthia Ryan of Circa Studio 8 Interiors:

The iHomeRegistry site for me as a designer is a great way to be part of a broad design community, to see other talented designers’ work, to relate to the public, and have more exposure for my business. I am very impressed with the ease and speed of which I could upload and develop my profile, it is definitely the fastest and most efficient site I have used so far. As software grows and changes it is exciting to see the many ways in which these sites take shape. I think iHomeRegistry is the most ‘proactive’ for the homeowner, giving them the ability to visualize changes, and work towards their dream home or renovation. I appreciate the exposure that iHomeRegistry has given me as a Designer and look forward to a continued relationship with them. Plus they are truly nice people to communicate and work with! I am so very pleased on all fronts when using and working with the friendly people of iHomeRegistry!

 

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Circa Studio 8 Interiors

 

Interior Designer – Justin Andrews Interiors:

I love everything about your site and the tools to design one of a kind spaces. I have recently started to really push myself to finally pursue my passion for design and your website has helped me out tremendously!

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Want to be featured in our Designer Spotlight Series? Contact us: [email protected] today!

Designer Spotlight Series: CD Interiors

From working in finance on Wall Street to starting her own design firm, Cindy Dzurita, owner of CD Interiors, has made an amazing name for herself. With 15 years of experience, CD Interiors brings modern-meets-vintage vibes to the East Coast!

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Read about her career change to Interior Design, her favorite DIY project, and much more!


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What drew you to become an Interior Designer? 

I started my career in Finance on Wall Street.  I left to raise a family and knew I wouldn’t go back. Interior Design is something that I have always loved to do, so I went back to school for it, and the rest is history!

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Where do you find your inspiration?

When you have a designer’s eye, you get inspired every day. Whether it is at a restaurant, hotel, or walking around in NYC. Inspiration sometimes comes from the most unexpected places.

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 What is your favorite piece that you have “DIY’d”?

My son’s old dresser. He wanted a more industrial look, so we sanded down his light colored wood dresser and stained it gray. This piece did not have handles. We drilled holes and added heavy rope pulls. Totally transformed the piece and we both love it!

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What is your favorite Paint Color?

I use Benjamin Moore and Farrow and Ball. For a white, I like Decorator White from Benjamin Moore; another great go-to shade is Smokey Taupe also from Benjamin Moore.

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When designing a cost-effective space, what are some key things to keep in mind?

The key here is to know where to put the money. By that I mean knowing which key pieces to purchase to anchor the room and then you can fill in with less expensive items. It’s tricky to get a great look while on a tight budget. That’s where the expert eye is so beneficial.

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For more of CD Interiors, check out her profile on our site, and also ask her any of your design questions on this week’s Designer Fridays on our Instagram!

Your Guide to Creating the Perfect Space

Listen up, homeowners, interior designers and builders! It’s time to get excited. Why? Because if you’re a homeowner trying to design, build or furnish your home; an interior designer looking to reach more clients; or a builder trying to grow your business, iHomeRegistry can help you do just that…and more.

How? See the section below that best fits you.

iHomeRegistry for Homeowners

interior design websitesWhether you’re looking to design a floor plan, furnish your home, or enlist the expertise of talented interior designers, iHomeRegistry is your “one stop shop” to do it all.

Not only can you create a registry to organize all your desired home goods and bookmark your favorite interior design photos, you can also peruse our Inspiration Board to view the work of professional designers, learn about their design philosophy, and contact them directly for a consultation.

Maybe you just want someone to turn your floor plan into a 3D rendering. We’re on it! See our three different rendering options and prices here.

Or maybe you want it all: 3D renderings, furnishings, mood boards and the finishing touches of an interior designer. We’ve got you covered! Our “Interior Finishes” and “Design for You” packages have it all. See here for details and pricing.

Lastly, we’re also offering a design pairing service that connects you with a certified designer to complete the home of your dreams. See here for more information.

Call 1-800-214-2776 or email [email protected] to get started!


iHomeRegistry for Interior Designers

As the “social network” for interior designers, iHomeRegistry is committed to helping you gain exposure, attract more clients and engage with other industry professionals.

Creating a profile on iHomeRegistry enables you to upload your portfolio of work, explain your design philosophy, link to your social media accounts and interact directly with potential clients (and other designers!). Your work is automatically uploaded onto our Inspiration Board, a collection of signature design styles and trends from all iHome designers for homeowners to peruse.

By joining the iHomeRegistry design community, you’re also putting yourself in the running to be featured in our “Designer Spotlight” series once a month, which we broadcast across all social media channels.

3D interior design platformsYou’ll also have access to our 3D home design program, which is fun and easy to use, saving you time and keeping your clients happy with the ability to walk them through their home in a virtual 3D experience.

As for finding the “right” type of clients, let us do the work for you! Our “Design for You” service pairs you with a client based on your preferences and styles, eliminating the possibility of failed collaboration. Learn more here.

Call 1-800-214-2776 or email [email protected] to get started!


iHomeRegistry for Builders

home builder concierge servicesIf you’re a homebuilder, then you know the frustration that comes from having to deal with change orders – and the time and money that goes to waste.

iHomeRegistry’s state of the art 3D floor plan tool helps eliminate the need for design change orders by allowing homeowners to see their home in 3D before any work gets done. A virtual tour of their home helps homeowners understand their floor plan, keeping both them and you happy.

See our three different rendering options and prices here.

Oh, and if your client is looking for an interior designer…we’ve got a whole network! Let us help you and your clients create the perfect space by bringing your vision to life.

Call 1-800-214-2776 or email [email protected] to get started!

Designer Spotlight Series: CG Home Interiors

Our Designer Spotlight this week is on the fabulous Christina Goldsmith from CG Home Interiors! With a loyal Instagram following of over 21k, a beautiful portfolio of fresh interiors, and a love of DIY, it is easy to see why Christina has built such a name for herself. She is a sweetheart to boot! Read her tips on hostess gifts, her favorite paint colors, and tips on choosing the perfect paint for your next DIY project!

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1. What drew you to Interior Design?

I’ve had a passion for making things pretty since I was a little girl; from decor to fashion, it’s what I love!  It wasn’t until our most recent home purchase that we went into with the intention to fix it up that I realized how much I truly enjoy doing this, and helping others achieve the same!  It’s second nature to me so I just assumed it was to everyone else as well (naive, I know!), but the more people that asked for my help the more my passion for decorating blossomed and all those years of people telling me I should pursue this path came to fruition.

  1. Where do you find your inspiration?

Oh goodness… everywhere!  Tradeshows, markets, stores, nature, social media, TV, it’s endless.  The gift of sight is such a beautiful thing and I think of my eyes like a camera lens, constantly capturing the beauty that exists in everything we see.

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3. When designing a cost-effective space, what are some key things to keep in mind?

Don’t get hung up on brands (most people can’t tell anyway), and don’t always pass up a piece of decor you love because it’s the wrong color.

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CG Home Interiors

Almost anything can be painted now!  Paint is the most cost effective transformation you can do for any space.  Whether it’s walls, that vase you’ve had your eye on but just isn’t the right color, or furniture that needs an update. Don’t be afraid to paint!  Spray paint is great for smaller items like frames, vases and jars, candle pillars, and so on.  Rustoleum and Valspar make fabulous furniture paint that doesn’t always require laborious hours of prep. You can even paint your outdated counter tops! Giani granite counter paint is a cost effective solution if a full renovation isn’t in the budget at the moment.

4. What is your favorite piece that you have “DIY’d”?

The coffee table for my living room I found on Craig’s List.  I never have much luck on Craig’s List but knew if I found the base I was envisioning I could always tear off the top and build a new one.  It was my lucky day because I found exactly that and it was priced to perfection for a DIY project.  When I went to pick it up the woman apologized to me because the table top was loose.  I responded nonchalantly with “no problem”, while I was doing cartwheels in my head because my work was already cut out for me.  I knew I wanted to build a plank top, so we got it home and took our measurements, then purchased a piece of plywood, and planks to adhere to the plywood.  I stained it with my favorite stain (Jacobean by Minwax), sealed it, attached it and could not be happier with the outcome!

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5. You have last minute guest coming for dinner – how would you decorate for them?

I love to have a spread ready for guests to snack on and socialize before the meal.  I’ll fill our island with white ceramic trays and dishes with finger foods and dips, set out mason jar glasses for drinks with fun paper straws, and a bottle of wine or Sangria and wine glasses.

6. Who is your favorite Celebrity Designer?

Joanna Gaines!  I only recently started watching Fixer Upper and was drawn to her from the get-go for so many reasons.  She has her signature style but can also deviate from that to tailor to her clients’ goals while still staying true to that signature style.  I love that she’s a rock star designer and went to school for something completely different.  She was truly born to do what she does.  Then, of course, just watching her and Chip as the cutest couple in America work together so well!

7. If you weren’t doing Interior Design, what would you be doing?

I’d love to say something cool like saving the world, but the truth is that the mortgage industry is all I’ve known other than this so that’s where I’d be!  My time doing that ended up being a great segue into home staging because of the relationships already formed with Loan Officers and their Real Estate Agents designing their marketing material.

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8. What is the best hostess gift?

Well I’m pretty sure wine is the best gift for any occasion! Haha. But if your hostess isn’t a fan of it, fresh blooms in a bottle or mason jar that they can keep and reuse work just as well.

9. What is the best paint color?

Well this depends what we’re using it on!  Sherwin Williams Windfresh White for the walls, Rustoleum spray paint in Heirloom White for decor, and Valspar Chalky Finish in Her Dainties for furniture.

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Check out Christina’s profile on iHomeRegistry <here>

Designer Spotlight Series: Construction2Style

Featured on this week’s Designer Spotlight Series are the lovely and talented Jamie and Morgan Molitor of Construction2Style! Construction2Style was one of the first five designers on our site, and have been such an amazing collaborator with us! They are a husband and wife construction and design duo from Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a knack for DIY and an eye for design.   They have also just launched their home goods store...and we pretty much want one of everything!  We scour their blog anytime we are needing great design advice. After this interview with Morgan, you will too!

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Morgan, Jaime and their adorable son, Greyson
1. How did you get started in the Interior Design & Construction Industry?

In 2009, Jamie got his carpentry degree with the goal of becoming a builder. In 2007, I got my Fashion Merchandising Degree, wanting to be a photo stylist for an Interior Design Photographer. So it was a dream come true when I not only found the man of my dreams, but that I could style homes, design and build handcrafted wood furniture alongside my very own husband.

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Morgan and Jaime Molitor

In 2011, Jamie bought his first home in Andover, MN to flip. I, of course, wanted to show Jamie’s talents off to the world and created Construction2Style, starting off as a blog to journal and share their personal remodeling journey. At the launch of our blog, people started coming to us for custom built furniture pieces and to remodel and style their homes.

This launched our home remodeling business with a design, build, and style mentality.

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Construction2Style Stylin’ Mug!

2. Where do you find your inspiration?

Everywhere! From trade shows, to conferences, flea markets, nature, local shopping, social platforms, builders within the industry, our mentors and son, you name it- the options are endless. We also follow a handful of our favorite inspirational brands and people – similar and different – that are our daily go-to. My favorites are: Young House Love, Salvaged Soul, and Emily Henderson.  Jamie’s favorite’s are Manny Khoshbin and Secret Entourage.

3. What are your favorite design publications?

Apartment Therapy and So Domino are our favorite design publications that we seek inspiration from regularly.
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4. When designing a cost-effective space, what are some key things to keep in mind?

Before we do investment properties, we are always thinking of ways to save cost when it comes to remodeling a home. When house hunting, we immediately check out the kitchen – can we save the cabinetry and just make new doors? Can we take down just 1 wall to create an open concept feel instead of 2, 3, or 4 walls? Can we re-purpose the cabinetry within any other rooms or create a larger kitchen island?
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When we’re out shopping at thrift stores, flea markets, good will and come across a gem for under $10 and have no idea what to do with it…we buy it! ha! We always come across something we need when remodeling homes and instead of rushing out to buy items when we need you’ll pay more because you’re desperate. Where as we can go out into the garage and use some of our steals and think of clever ways to incorporate.
 
DIY where you can…there are a ton of fun things you can do yourself instead of paying someone to do them. Remodelaholic is loaded with home tutorials with videos – go check them out. I promise you’ll probably find any tutorial you need on there.

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5. What pieces of furniture should you splurge and where should you save?
This is a hard one being we’re all about saving money. Like probably most people, our style changes so often with the trends, I try to never splurge on anything. The only time we’ve splurged is when we’ve run across a piece of vintage furniture that is a one of a kind – that you’ll never find again. A classic piece of furniture or decor. I’ve also been known to splurge on wine glasses…haha! I can’t drink my wine without it in the right glass. And trust me: the taste does make a difference. 

6. You have last minute guests coming over for dinner – how would you decorate for them?

Fresh flowers! I love milk glass vases and whenever I have people over nothing makes my guests or I happier than fresh flowers lightly sprinkled around our table. I also like to throw down a burlap runner down the center of the table. This simple table decor makes the world of a difference and sets the ambiance for a great dinner date. 
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7. Who is your favorite Celebrity Interior Designer or Contractor?
Celebrity – Emily Henderson and Joanna Gaines – hands down. Every single one of her posts is such an inspiration to me. Anytime I’m feeling in a funk, all I have to do is read 1-2 of her posts and I’m back up and running! For Jamie? The only thing he has ever turned to is HGTV. Fixer Upper is my fave and Flip or Flop is definitely Jamie’s. He loves the simple and cost effect designs and remodels they put into their homes that appeal to the masses.

8. If you weren’t doing Interior Design & Construction,  what would you be doing?

We’re entrepreneurs at heart so our minds are always jumping from one idea to another – so this is a loaded question! Ha! We always think about this and honestly, we think we’d be doing what we are right now. Our other major focus and source of income behind Construction2Style is the blog side. That is something that we’d love and is still on our list to be doing full time! As of right now, we can’t keep up with client projects to take time to solely focus on our blog. We also always had dreams to launch a product line, and that my friends, just happened. Anything we’d rather be doing, we’d be doing. So we can’t think of anything else we’d be chasing after.
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Morgan Molitor
9. What has been your favorite spot in the home to remodel?
We love to focus on kitchens and bathrooms. Both of these spaces are so much fun to remodel and our clients love to make huge transformations to these spaces. In our experience, bathrooms are a little bit more fun for us! Our clients love to be bold with patterns, colors, and textures within their bathrooms – so it’s a lot more fun to create spaces that are in line with the design trends. Regarding kitchens, our clients like to keep it a little bit more safe and classic. 
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5 Ways to Make Your House Look Like a Luxury Hotel

There is no better feeling than arriving at a beautiful hotel after a long day of travel. Imagine recreating that feeling every time you walk into your home! Check out these 5 tips from our resident Interior Designer, Ariana Lovato of Honeycomb Home Design, for making your house look like a luxury hotel!


  1. Upgrade your bedroom linen game – Invest in high thread count sheets, down comforters and a comfortable mattress…you’ll thank us later! Just like your mother always said, “Make your bed”! Take a few extra minutes every morning before you rush out the door to make sure your bed is staged back to normal. It makes a big difference to walk into your room and see an inviting and comfortable bed!
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2. Add a little bit of Mother Nature – Greenery and floral accents are a small investment but pack a big punch. Baby’s Breath, Sunflowers, Gladiolus, and Chrysanthemum are inexpensive yet beautiful flowers to accentuate your home with!

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“Think of your home as your own mini sanctuary… it is the place that you should feel most at ease. Create a surrounding that reflects who you are!”


3.  Luxury towels are a MUST – Pottery Barn has the nicest and most durable bath towels. You can even get them monogrammed, if you are feelin’ extra fancy.

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4. Go bold with color – Hotels often use accent walls to add drama and interest in a small space. Apply this in your own home by painting three walls the same color, and the fourth wall a few shades darker or wallpaper it! This will instantly add a designer touch!

Home and Garden
Home and Garden
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The Decorist
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Home Edit

5.  Let there be light – Install “His and Hers” wall sconces in the Master Bedroom for an ultra luxe look! There are plug-in and battery operated options if you cannot wire for them!

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Las Vegas Market: Days 2 + 3

Hi Guys! We are continuing the trend alerts for everything Design at the Las Vegas Market, Days 2 + 3!

  1. Natural Wood is making a comeback, people…and we ain’t mad about it! Vignette from Four Hands Furniture.
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  1. Bold Colors: how adorable are these pillows from the Floor 9 Living Showroom?!?
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3. Details, Details, Details.  Look at this lovely vignette from Uttermost.  The mirrors and cabinet complement each other perfectly!

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4.  Objects of interest:  We love this whole dining scene from Bobo Intriguing Objects.

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5. All Gold Everything: You can really never go wrong with gold…I mean look at this cabinet and flower installation from Bliss Home Furnishings!!

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6. Retro is the new Black: Safavieh is on trend with contemporary furniture that has a retro feel. We can’t wait to see what else they come out with!

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 Check back tomorrow with our final round up of #lvmkt 2016!