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Interior Design
Splurge-Worthy Kitchens: Survey reveals trends that homeowners are embracing with their cash

Splurge-Worthy Kitchens: Survey reveals trends that homeowners are embracing with their cash

The average spend for major kitchen remodels increased in mid-2021 by 14 percent up to $40,000 and by 25 percent to $10,000 for minor kitchen remodels, compared to 2020. Spending for a kitchen size of 250 square feet or more continued its climb for the fourth year in a row, to $50,000, up from $45,000 in 2020, while a kitchen remodel of less than 250 square feet increased as well, up to $35,000 from $30,000.

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Are You Ready for More? Maximalism is the new minimalism

Are You Ready for More? Maximalism is the new minimalism

Like most trends, interior design styles come on the heels of other trends, as reactions—even backlashes—to the opposite. For the past decade, we’ve been driven by the stark, austere perfectionism of minimalist design, which can be quite beautiful and soothing when it’s done properly. But there is also a starkness to it, an unlived-in, sterile, and museum-like quality which makes it much less practical for everyday life. Recently we’ve not only had to make our homes our places of refuge and to raise our families, but we’ve also had to set up impromptu home offices and take “staycations” in the backyard. Achieving and maintaining the meticulous habits required of minimalism are simply unrealistic when one truly “lives” in a space.

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Achieving Enlightenment: Top trends in interior lighting

Achieving Enlightenment: Top trends in interior lighting

If any one feature in your home can make it look drab and outdated, it’s the lighting. Old fixtures, out of style chandeliers, and boring lamps can detract from the beauty of any space. The good news is that changing out or adding new fixtures is an easy fix that will bring new sparkle and shine to your home. Perhaps you want to illuminate your kitchen island, add some flair to the foyer, or put some panache on your patio—no worries. With today’s options, updating your lighting can be fun and uncomplicated. Achieving enlightenment is steps away.

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A Legacy Set in Stone: Prestige Stone and Tile carries on family tradition of quality craftsmanship

A Legacy Set in Stone: Prestige Stone and Tile carries on family tradition of quality craftsmanship

There are some callings that transcend generations. There are the family businesses, sure, but here we’re talking about those families who have made one singular driving passion an integral part of their traditions and their legacies. There are the doctors who come from a long line of doctors. The artists and writers who continue each generation to foster their creativity.

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Man Cave Mania: 10 tips for creating a guy’s getaway at home

Man Cave Mania: 10 tips for creating a guy’s getaway at home

Every guy deserves a dedicated space at home to be himself, relax, entertain his buddies with billiards or TV, or pursue some other passion. Plus, it seems that when it comes to stress recovery, men benefit from withdrawing a bit more than women do. A recent university study found that men’s cortisol levels dropped significantly when they had more solo leisure time in their own homes. Also, a poll conducted by houzz.com revealed that more than one-third of homes have a dedicated man cave, so it seems to be a sound investment of space and money.

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Working from Home: What happens when you give an Interior  Designer a chance to create her own  home from the ground up? You get this Oldfield Masterpiece

Working from Home: What happens when you give an Interior Designer a chance to create her own home from the ground up? You get this Oldfield Masterpiece

As one of the principals of Blue Palm Interiors, Holly Blocker is no stranger to making a good home look great. Having moved down from Kentucky three years ago, she has quickly become an expert in the peccadillos of the traditional Lowcountry style: the subdued color palette, the natural textures, the clean lines.

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Sergio Raynal: A Life’s Second Act Forged Against the Grain

Sergio Raynal: A Life’s Second Act Forged Against the Grain

Open the door to Sergio Raynal’s understated, runway-adjacent Hunter Road office park woodworking studio, and you immediately realize you’re in for an inspiring encounter. The bass guitar-shaped piece of rare Hawaiian Koa wood hung on the greeting room wall and the nine-foot-long family table forged from a once-in-a-lifetime timber find with a human silhouette in the grain clue you in to his craft (the latter a 10-year-old creation Raynal reacquired after his client moved and commissioned a replacement).

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15 Days to the Kitchen and Bath Experience You Deserve

15 Days to the Kitchen and Bath Experience You Deserve

Contractor horror stories are so plentiful that they have become clichés. HGTV has launched shows all about cleaning up the mistakes of crooked handymen. Internet recommendation services meant to solve the problem have instead created another layer of glossy smooth talk that makes a disappointing end result all the more soul crushing.

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The Difference of Design: Kelly Caron Designs puts a premium on professionalism and experience.

The Difference of Design: Kelly Caron Designs puts a premium on professionalism and experience.

There’s a certain look to Lowcountry homes and businesses, one that is often emulated beyond the confines of the 843 area code, but never truly duplicated. It lies at the intersection of comfort and sophistication—where nickel-gap shiplap accent walls and craftsman style millwork in crisp whites meet the rustic grain of reclaimed wood and the dull sheen of hammered copper.

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A Place for Everything

A Place for Everything

Closets by Design recently completed a luxurious his-and-her closet for a customer that gained space from a home recent expansion. Overall design, color palette and textures convey the aura of a couture boutique, blending drama and warmth with supreme spaciousness and functionality. Standout features abound, including glass door panels; dimmable mood lighting; shelves that display while protecting clothes shoes and accessories; a large center island with built-in beverage/wine cooler; and a corner with three-way mirrors and flat-screen television.

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Brian Patrick Flynn – Bold, Unconventional, and Imperfectly Perfect

Brian Patrick Flynn – Bold, Unconventional, and Imperfectly Perfect

Brian Patrick Flynn, the resident interior designer on HGTV’s Urban Oasis and HGTV’s Dream Home, describes his design aesthetic as “soft-masculine,” and the spaces he creates are characterized by his own mix of styles and his bold, unconventional color palettes. Here, Brian discusses how he turned his passion into a career and how he enjoys shining a light on the imperfections of a perfection-oriented industry.

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Setting the Stage: Teresa Kunich of Group 5 Design Can Help

Setting the Stage: Teresa Kunich of Group 5 Design Can Help

It’s impossible to overstate how important proper staging is to selling a house. It’s one thing to tell a potential buyer that a home has mesmerizing waterfront views, spacious open living spaces and updated appliances. It’s another to set a stage for the buyer, to welcome them into the space and allow them to discover on their own how perfect this home is.

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