Category Archives: Design Tips

Fresh Design Notes!

  Freshen up your décor with new artwork. It can give a tired home a totally different look and give you new options to incorporate colors you may not have even thought of using. Add a paint color pulled from the art, or pillows and other accent pieces. This is especially helpful to brighten up […]

Getting Your Home Ready for Fall!

As fall approaches we start to notice the vibrant colors of Mother Nature all around us. Let’s take a cue from this colorful time of year and think a little outside the box on where we use color in our homes.          A ceiling tray with beams can be a focal point […]

Color Alert!

The Color Marketing Group presents a Color Alert!  Berrylicious!    The article reads ” Whether spring, summer, fall, or winter, there is no denying the luscios temptation of deep berry hues. The richness of Color Marketing Groups “Berrylicious” is mouthwatering and practically palatable as it graces homes and fashion.  Realized in everything from textured brocade […]

Trend Research

DESIGN NOTES:   I recently spent some time doing a little color “trend research” by shopping at some of our local stores; Target, Kohl’s and Lowe’s.  I’m not really looking for what is coming but rather what is available at the retail level. Gray is still a dominate player. It is being used with yellow, […]

Design Note!

  Here it is, Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala. A rich warm red which will make any room feel cozier. Watch for it in fabric placemats, table runners, throw pillows, etc., pieces you can incorporate with many of today’s neutrals to give your home a bit of an update. Marsala would also be a […]

Design Notes for October!

As everyone gets ready to make the transition from summer to fall, most people also start their annual wardrobe change from warm weather clothes to sweaters, jackets and all the snuggly stuff we associate with colder weather. It’s also a great time to organize closets as we make this transition. With the options available today […]

Bold Colors are BACK in contemporary Kitchens! – A great newspaper article from Elkhart Truth

A great article from the Elkhart Truth Newspaper Life Section, Friday July 25th, 2014 Bold colors are back in contemporary kitchens Appliance Options include metallic and pastels, or why not spice up the walls or ceiling?   By Kim Cook (Associated Press) Kitchens in traditional and vintage homes often are dressed in conservative garb: neutral […]

Painting With Style

When you think of nail polish, the word style comes to mind. What a great idea for Clark+Kensington to partner with OPI to market their products!  Recently our Director of Design picked up these Paint selection flyers from a local hardware store.     Inspiration for your home can come from many different places, these […]

Design Tip – Decorating like a Pro!

Want your home to look like an interior designer designed it, but without the expense of hiring an Interior Designer? Here are a few tips from “Freshome”: *Use Pinterest to your advantage; search the many home designs and styles to find one to fit your style. Also Houzz can be beneficial while looking for ideas. […]

Design Tip – Multi-Generational Living

Multi-generational living, it is a phrase we are hearing more frequently. Accoreding to a Pew Research Center study based on the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data, 51 million Americans, or 16/7% of the population, live in a house with at least two adult generations, or a grandparent and at least one other generation, under […]