Beauty & Durability of Natural Stone | A Conversation with Loretta Willis

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Designers have a way of spotting an object of beauty and its application for a design project and natural stone is no exception. The qualities alone command consideration such as was the case with a recent project of mine that involved updating a client’s newly purchased home. When the time came to make a decision […]

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Luxury Bath Trends 2019 | Bath of the Year

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Although the term ‘luxury’ is relative to the beholder, luxury bathroom renovations contain design elements that speak luxury to the homeowner. The Bath of the Year Winner commands attention from the elegant entrance to the slightly oversized French limestone flooring that continues in the shower. The Calacatta Viola marble countertops invite serenity in this light filled […]

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Smart Kitchen Trends 2018

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Demand for smart home features in the kitchen remains solid according to the American Institute of Architects’ “Home Design Trends Study” for the fourth quarter of 2017. They go on to say that this “…isn’t a surprise as more new systems and products are being introduced at a dizzying pace, ensuring accessibility throughout these areas […]

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Showhouse Trends | Maximum Impact

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  The 2017 Home for the Holidays designer showhouse will inspire design enthusiast for decades with its masterful blend of dynamic color, style and detail within the art of modernizing classic design style. This new, 8,800 square-foot luxury built home in North Atlanta designed by Harrison Design and constructed by Sheehan Built Homes is filled […]

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Popular Kitchen Design Trends 2018

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Strong kitchen design trends are popping up in popular designer showcases, competitions and new home builder models. For starters, kitchens are commanding greater square footage as the central hub and multi-functional space in the home. As a result, it makes sense that connecting spaces are open to the kitchen for ease of traffic flow. Exceptional […]

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Inspired Design | Restored to Life

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This inspiring design project deserves a shout out. A historical treasure in the Atlanta area (Buckhead), it was nearly destroyed by fire, razed to its foundation in 2014 according to its owner, Gerry Hull. Originally designed by architect Neel Reid, the restoration was placed into the hands of D. Stanley Dixon Architect firm who would […]

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Color Trends | Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2018

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The Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast 2018 takes a turn from last year’s bold color forecast with a fresh, lighthearted palette embracing “a collision of influences” that offers a chance of creating community within our contemporary lifestyles according to Sherwin-Williams. Sincerity, Affinity and Connectivity are the key words that reflect the Colormix Forecast 2018.  A prediction towards […]

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