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Discover Interior Design Tips & Tricks from our Blog

Looking for a little inspiration or have questions about the design process of creating your dream home? We have compiled some of our favorite interior design resources and spilled the secrets on what makes your next home project a success! Take a look around our blog and if you have any questions, head over to our contact page to reach out and start your next project.

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Our Process

Our Process for Luxurious Designs

Interior design projects involve several steps to execute a well-designed space ranging from creativity, planning, project management, delivery, and install. The process of transforming a space to meet the aesthetic and functional needs of our clients requires a very organized and structured approach.
Jun 25, 2024
Jen Haywood
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How Interior Designers Use Pinterest for Inspiration and Personalization

As designers, finding inspiration is an essential part of the creative process. One platform that we use to discover ideas and collaborate with our clients is Pinterest. With its vast collection of images and curated boards, Pinterest is our go-to source for design inspiration.
May 23, 2024
Jen Haywood
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Should You Move Out During a Renovation?

Undergoing a renovation project can be both exciting and daunting. One of the crucial decisions homeowners face is whether to move out during the construction or stay in the house. While efforts can be made to make it as easy as possible to stay in your home during the renovation, there are instances when moving out becomes the most practical choice.
Apr 2, 2024
Jen Haywood
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Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking Like New: A Complete Care Guide

Hardwood floors can last for decades if properly cared for. Keeping them looking beautiful and preventing damage is important for maintaining the value and appearance of your home. With the right cleaning methods and precautions, you can protect your investment in hardwood flooring. Discover proper hardwood floor care including cleaning, protection, upkeep tips, scratch prevention, wear reduction, and repair advice.
Feb 6, 2024
Jen Haywood
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The Power of Color: How Hue Influences Our Moods and Emotions

As designers, we are passionate about color schemes. What colors speak to you, or give you peace inside your home? Colors have a significant impact on our moods and emotions, making them a crucial aspect of interior design. When it comes to creating a comfortable and inviting space, it is important to choose colors that promote a sense of relaxation and tranquility.
Oct 4, 2023
Jen Haywood
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What You Need to Know About Plumbing Fixtures

In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the main things to consider when selecting plumbing fixtures. We discuss how they work and what kind of materials they’re made from, as well as how different combinations can impact your bathroom design and budget.
Aug 21, 2023
Jen Haywood
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How to Find Flooring for Your Home

Finding the right flooring selections for your home can be a daunting task. With so many options available, it's easy to get overwhelmed and unsure of where to begin. However, working with a design expert can make the process of choosing flooring enjoyable and stress-free.
May 18, 2023
Jen Haywood
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2023 Lighting Trends for Your Home

At this year's Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, the lighting fixtures presented were bigger and bolder, representing the latest trends within home building. Read on to discover our favorite interior lighting inspiration for 2023.
Mar 16, 2023
Jen Haywood
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10 ways to make your ceilings look higher

There are a number of ways you can achieve the feeling of a high ceiling, even if your space doesn't offer one. These 10 tips for rooms with low ceilings can help you attain a spacious interior in any condition.
Feb 15, 2023
Jen Haywood
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Holiday Tablescapes

It’s no secret that during the holidays, the table is where everyone comes together to eat and enjoy their holiday traditions and decorations. Today, we wanted to share a few of our favorite tablescape styles that we hope to inspire you and be one thing taken off your holiday to do list.
Dec 23, 2022
Jen Haywood
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Interior Design Accent Walls 8 Ways

If you have been searching for inspiration for what type of accent wall to create in your space, look no further! This blog post will discuss the different types of interior design accent walls, and which is the best option for you!
Dec 7, 2022
Jen Haywood
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How to Ditch Your Old Furniture (Responsibly!)

We help our clients replace tired, old furniture with classic pieces that won’t fade with the trends. The new furnishings that we source and install for our clients are well-built, durable, and long-lived.
Jun 27, 2022
Jen Haywood
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What to bring to an electrical walk through

With some advanced preparation, you will have everything ready to go so you don't have to make uninformed decisions.
May 10, 2022
Jen Haywood
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4 Remodeling Project ideas to do this Winter

Remodeling and winter may not sound like they go together, but the winter months are actually the perfect time to tackle those interior upgrades you’ve been dreaming about.
Nov 10, 2021
Jen Haywood
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Pet Washing Stations for Your Home

If you're a pet lover, you'll love this hot new design trend! A pet washing station can also act as a place to clean litter boxes, water plants, wash off muddy shoes, and do any other heavy lifting you may need in a mini-shower station.
Jul 12, 2021
Jen Haywood
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Our Selection Process, Part 4 Cabinetry

Cabinetry trends are something we watch carefully. We want to make sure our clients have access to the latest design trends as well as innovative options that could shape their design. When we see a new trend we get excited to incorporate them into our client’s designs. We are dedicated to educating clients on all their options. Here are six of our favorite design trends. 
Jun 29, 2021
Jen Haywood
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Our Selection Process, Part 3 Lighting

They say lighting fixtures are the jewelry of the home and we couldn't agree more! Lighting is also the first thing you notice when you walk into your home. Natural light, canned lighting, and other fixtures like sconces all work together to create a vibrant space even on the cloudiest of days.
May 26, 2021
Jen Haywood
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Building a Contemporary Custom Home

This 2021 contemporary custom home features the best in recent home trends like two-tone cabinetry, black tile accents, and gold fixtures. We love introducing black and gold into the interior of a home. It's an exciting approach to creating modern spaces with fabulous contrast.
May 19, 2021
Jen Haywood
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Our Selection Process, Part 2 Appliances

Selecting appliances for your new or remodeled kitchen can be overwhelming. Creating a design plan and conducting informed appliance research before you start shopping can ensure that you create a stylish, functional kitchen for your lifestyle while remaining on budget.
Mar 30, 2021
Jen Haywood
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Our Selection Process, Part 1  Windows

Windows are very customizable and offer many options to complement the style of your home. The choices can be designed to support your individual aesthetic and functional needs. We love to help our clients, in collaboration with our window suppliers, to pick the right option for their homes.
Feb 19, 2021
Jen Haywood
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Appraisals, Construction Loans & Insurance

When you decide to build a new home or remodel an existing home there are so many financing options it can be a little confusing. In this post, we're going to focus on appraising, financing and insuring your home during a remodel. Depending on how you want to fund your project you may decide you want a construction loan.
Jan 12, 2021
Jen Haywood
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A Builder's Best Kept Secret

It's magical when you get great architects, builders, and interior designers working together. If you're the homeowner you will be embarking on what we like to call, "Let's play 3,345 questions (not the childhood favorite of 30 questions)." These questions shape the final outcome of your home's functionality and appearance.
Dec 30, 2020
Jen Haywood
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Demolition is not for the faint of heart!

This project is going to involve a full exterior, main floor, and partial second-floor renovation. Their house will go from a three-bedroom, one-bathroom home to a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home with one of those bathrooms transitioning into a nice master bath with a soak tub. 
Nov 18, 2020
Jen Haywood
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How do I know when I need an Interior Designer?

Many clients will hire a designer once they’ve hit the panic button or when selection-overwhelm settles in. We encourage you to hire an interior designer before that happens.
Nov 11, 2020
Jen Haywood
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Preparing for your Interior Design Project

It's messy, inconvenient, time-consuming, and expensive but the results are worth it!
Oct 15, 2020
Jen Haywood
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Before & After

Goodbye wall, hello kitchen island!

We worked with a local area family to update their 1959 kitchen and wait until you see the waterfall countertop on their new island.
Sep 23, 2020
Jen Haywood
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What to know before you hire a contractor

Finding the right contractor is critical to the success of your project and we're with you every step of the way!
Sep 9, 2020
Jen Haywood
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Celebrating Three Years of Design in Central Iowa

It has been amazing celebrating three years as a company this week. Where has the time gone? Time has...
Aug 21, 2020
Jen Haywood
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Kitchen Must-Haves for Big Dreamers

Clients that love to cook rank their kitchens as first in line for a renovation. When you think about the amount of time spent in a well-designed kitchen it just...
Aug 13, 2020
Jen Haywood
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Pick the Perfect Area Rug

Area rugs. At first glance, these “floor blankets” seem pretty inconspicuous. But, they are packed with potential and if done well can completely enhance a space.
Apr 18, 2020
Jen Haywood
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How to | Decorate without the clutter

As we are spending more time at home these days we have the perfect opportunity to clear the clutter, add your bliss, & have the home you love that is both beautiful and organized!
Apr 6, 2020
Jen Haywood
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Subway Tile 10 Ways

Discover 10 creative ways to use subway tile. From stack bond to herringbone, we will show you ten unique ways to utilize your subway tile.
Mar 25, 2020
Jen Haywood
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