{window treatment wednesday: powerview earns interior design’s technolology award}

We’ve been raving about the PowerView Motorization System ever since Hunter Douglas unveiled the system last July. And a major design magazine agrees. PowerView recently earned Interior Design’s Best of Year Award for Technology.

Interior Design’s Best of Year ceremony was held at legendary architect Frank Gehry’s IAC Building in New York, where 975 designers, architects, and manufacturers gathered to learn the winners across 43 project categories, 61 product categories, and 11 materials.

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{how to warm up your home without using heat}

January is fast approaching, yet the winter weather has been pretty easy on us, so far.  Still, we’re bound to have plenty of cold weather ahead. Warm up your room and make it cozier without turning up the thermostat with these easy tips and tricks.

Credit: Most Beautiful Things

Credit: Most Beautiful Things

  • Paint your room a warm color.
    Although painting a room won’t make you physically warmer, the hue will make the room cozy and inviting — and the perfect place to warm up to a cup of hot cocoa on a chilly, snow day. Reds, deep oranges, and even neutral browns are great shades to start your warm getaway.
  • Change your sheets.
    A simple change to stay physically warmer is to change your sheets from cotton to flannel. Flannel sheets are cozy and inviting on a cold winter’s day. Adding a down blanket can help to conceal the heat as well.
  • Using warm light can make a once cold, drab room look inviting.
    Simply adding a colored shade to a lamp can make even the brightest bulbs emit warm light throughout a room.
  • Remember your feet.
    Wearing cozy socks around the house is helpful, but buying a fuzzy rug for an otherwise chilly room is a great and stylish way to spruce up a space and make it feel warmer this winter.

    Credit: Etxeko Deco

    Credit: Etxeko Deco

 

  • There’s nothing like wrapping up in a warm throw while lounging as a family.
    Buy an assortment of nice knit throws that incorporate the colors of the room they will be stored in. Just make sure there are enough to keep the whole family — and maybe some friends — warm and bundled!
  • Incorporate candles everywhere and anywhere!
    Candlelight is warm and if you don’t have a fireplace, lots of candles can bring that warm, fiery feel into any room.
  • Fire up the fireplace.
    Fireplaces are a wonderful gathering spot to play board games, enjoy a drink, or warm your toes — and your child’s — after a long day in the snow.

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{friday finds: don’t make these interior design mistakes}

Design inspiration is everywhere. Watch TV, read this blog, or pick through Pinterest, and you’ll find plenty of  exciting design ideas. But sometimes that’s a problem. How you put them together is where you really make the magic — or make a mess.

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So, in the spirit of “putting it all together,” our Hirshfield’s professionals put together a list of interior design mistakes you shouldn’t make.

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{friday finds: incorporating fall colors into your décor – inside and out}

October is here, and with the changing leaves comes decorating your home with warm, welcoming fall colors. This décor creates a cozy, inviting feel for guests, friends, and family for the upcoming months, not to mention Thanksgiving. Here are a few ways to make your own appealing getaway from the crisp fall air.

Bachman's Fall Ideas House 2015

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{real kitchen remodel: connecting colors, cabinets and window treatments}

Your kitchen is the center of your home. It’s the hub of activity, the congregation place for your family and most importantly, where you break bread with others close to you. So, when undergoing a kitchen remodel it’s not uncommon for homeowners to explore updates to the surrounding living spaces. One of the easiest and most significant updates that can be made is the color of the walls in the kitchen and the adjoining rooms.

Remodeled Kitchen

The colors you choose for those areas depends on a few key factors. Our family recently bit the bullet, threw our lives into turmoil, underwent a kitchen remodel, and updated paint color in two rooms. In determining the new colors, we took into consideration 4 features of our home: Read the rest of this entry »

{friday finds: hirshfield’s favorite sites for design inspiration}

Five Great Places to Find Design Ideas

Design ideas can come from so many places, such as nature, fashion, and music. But, where does one even begin to look for design inspiration online?

There are so many great design sites, and so little time, so we’ve pared the best places to go online to tap your own creative muse. Our team of  interior design experts and staff offer favorite online resources for design inspiration.

You’ll want to bookmark this blog so you can check out these sites packed with beautiful images and ideas.  Read the rest of this entry »

{using the color of contrast}

Decorating with Black and White

Color is such an important part of design that we sometimes forget the power of simple contrasts. Black and white is a classic design theme that refuses to go away, even in a world dominated by a full spectrum of color choices.

The simplicity of black and white belies its complexity. Without multiple hues to choose, shape and texture become more important. Patterns, silhouettes, and interplay rise to the forefront when decorating with black and white.

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