Interiors

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 P1332Thinking 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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Museum L-A is the Newest Design Pool Partner

Design Pool is excited to announce a new partnership with Museum L-A in Lewiston, Maine. Our online library now offers a selection of historical textile designs from the Museum L-A archives. These designs are available to anyone looking to license a design for a product or project. The best news? 100% of the proceeds from the use of these designs will go directly to Museum L-A to fund their cultural and educational exhibits and programs.  Ogee Flower, Pattern P1693Who...

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5 Trends Ready for Interiors

Design Pool’s 5 Trends Ready for Interiors

If you are a subscriber to our monthly trend letter, you have already seen our round-up of the biggest trends from the Fall 2020 Ready-to-Wear runways. (Not a subscriber? Subscribe today and you'll receive our most recent trend letter.) After poring through photos of fashion, it got us wondering which trends seem ready to start showing up in interiors.Here are our picks for 5 trends ready for interiors:SustainabilityAs consumers become more and more aware of the toll...

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The Power of a Pillow can Change a Room

When friends ask me what they can do to give their space a refresh, one of my favorite design tips is to believe in the power of a pillow. Even one new pillow in a bedroom, living room, or study can suddenly make a space feel fresh and bright. Pillows don’t need to break the bank either or take up too much storage space. Pillows with removable covers are my favorite, and you can find very affordable pillow forms...

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Design Tip: Refresh on a Budget

One of my favorite ways to freshen up a room while trying to stick to a budget is with a statement-making accent wall. You get so much bang for your buck! With a little creativity, you can create an accent wall that you can refresh seasonally or whenever you need to breathe a breath of fresh air into a room.Not sure where to begin? Here are my favorite tips to help you create an inspiring accent wall:Paint a...

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Good Design in Healthcare Enviornments

There is no doubt that good design makes for a positive aesthetic experience, but does it make for a healthier one? As hospitals and healthcare facilities look to build new spaces and upgrade existing ones, they are more often requesting that these spaces be more humanized. Good design in healthcare environments can have a positive impact on the patient’s health by making them more comfortable and less anxious in the environment where their healthcare treatments are taking place. In...

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Nashua PAL Fundraiser & a Chance to Win Art

Kristen's work with Building on Hope is gearing up for May construction. Until then, she is raising money for the Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven. She has already donated hours of her time. Yet, cash donations will go far to turn her ideas into reality during construction. What does she love so much about this project?Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven's small staff and army of volunteers serve over 2,000 kids in Southern New Hampshire in engaging programming, like afterschool/summer care,...

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