Interiors

Tumbled into The Rabbit Hole Where Interior Designers and Textile Designers Intersect

Designers Today is a digital and print magazine that promotes itself as the link between interior designers and the home furnishings industry. As part of their goal in pushing the envelope to make the interior design profession stronger and more transparent, they are hosting a yearlong webinar series that interviews experts on their business practices. I urge everyone to check out their upcoming editions. I was lucky to come across their April 21st webinar entitled “Soft Focus: How to Create...

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Four Tips for Combining Neutrals in Home Decor

Recently, I interviewed Lisa Lev, of Lisa Lev Design based in Toronto. I asked her, "What is your most challenging, yet satisfying, project to date?" She replied, "the Clarendon job." This modern rehab of a heritage home for a repeat customer, was challenging for her. This client has a bad reaction to color and Lisa loves starting from the color scheme. But as you can see, Lisa embraced the challenge by combining neutrals to great effect. Photo credit: Alex Lukey Here...

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Introducing Chroma Imaging, a New Design Pool Partner

All of us at Design Pool are excited to introduce one of our newest partners, Chroma Imaging. This partnership adds yet another option to make customization accessible and easy for interior designers and architects. Based in Herndon, Virginia, with another location in Kissimmee, Florida, Chroma Imaging is a design and production company. They specialize in large format printing and custom visual solutions. They excel at creating unique visual communications for their customers, no matter the timeframe or budget. Any...

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Take a Virtual Tour of the Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven

Many of you have followed along with me this past year as I have volunteered with the Building on Hope renovation of the Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven. My responsibilities included designing the lobby of the building. I knew from the start the lobby is what makes the first impression. Therefore, I wanted to include custom elements and artwork in the Nashua PAL. Earlier this month was the virtual Grand Reveal. As with nearly everything this year, this project experienced...

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Join Us Virtually at the new Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven

This past year, I have been volunteering with Building on Hope's renovation of the Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven. I was inspired to join the project when I heard about the work the Nashua PAL does for the kids in Southern New Hampshire. As well as their need for an upgraded space in which to do that work. If you enjoyed hearing about this project, I hope you'll join us for the virtual grand reveal on Thursday, December 17...

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Denyne Designs Founder Opens Up About Her Process

Denyne Sanville is the founder and luxury design specialist at Denyne Designs, a full-service, residential, interior architectural design firm. Founded in 2003, Denyne Designs is located in Dunstable, Massachusetts. An award-winning design firm, they specialize in kitchen and bath design and remodeling. Yet their service offerings don’t stop there. With over 40 years of combined experience in construction and design, they also provide solutions for any home renovation project. From creating the design concept and building plans, to specifying...

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Building on Hope Construction Update

I've written before about how much I love working on the the Building on Hope Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven project. The renovation and big reveal was supposed to happen over a two week period back in May. And, well, you know the story. As with most things in 2020, the original timeline went out the window. The Building on Hope construction is now taking place over a longer period of time to accommodate social distancing. If all goes...

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Decorative Vinyl Flooring Offers Unlimited Possibilities

Decorative vinyl flooring continues to grow in popularity for use in both commercial and residential interiors. As print-on-demand manufacturing capabilities have grown, so have the possibilities for more interesting designs on vinyl flooring. Previously, design options were limited to those meant to mimic traditional flooring, such as hardwood or tile. Today, customization makes the design possibilities endless. If you can dream it up, it can be printed. Pattern P1332 Thinking about using decorative vinyl flooring? 5 points to consider. ...

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Honeycomb Design + Build • Resa Gray

“I always like to start with the story,” said Resa Gray, partner at Honeycomb Design + Build, a collaborative group of design and construction professionals operating out of Winchester, Massachusetts. And Resa was handed one of her favorite stories to date in 2012 when hired to design Cakeology, a brick and mortar shop for Cupcake Wars winner Victoria Donnelly. Located in Downtown Crossing in the heart of Boston, Victoria had found a space that was just under 700 square feet....

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Home Spring Refresh While We #StayHome

Usually, spring is when we all start crawling out of hibernation, at least here in New England. Spring fever 2020 edition though – well, it has more of a #StayHome vibe to it. In fact, spring cleaning took on a whole new meaning for me this year. With more time and no places to go, I went deep. I cleaned and organized all my closets and cabinets. Now I’m at the stage where I’m itching for a change and...

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