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Special Features that Aid in Kitchen Design

Donna’s blog: ASID 2015 Holiday show house kitchen | Vining Design Associates, photography Miro Dvorscak

Vining Design Associates, photography Miro Dvorscak

I've posted on kitchen designs several times, i.e. cabinet design, cabinet storage, etc.  Today I wanted to touch on various different specialty features that can aid in kitchen design.  The kitchen is to be foremost, functional.  The beauty comes second to function.  With today's technology we have so many ways to make kitchens functional to [...]

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Which Window Treatment is Right For You

Donna’s Blog: Which Window treatment is right for you? | designer Jennifer Mehditash, photography Stacy Van Berkel, styling Raina Kattelson

designer Jennifer Mehditash, photography Stacy Van Berkel, styling Raina Kattelson

Let's talk window treatments.  The questions is, what type of window treatment is right for the specific window and room?  While there are many to choose from, for many years, simple panels have been the go-to choice.  There are generally no wrong answers for what you select.  It depends on what you are wanting for [...]

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Kitchen Backsplash: Mosaic Tiles

We all know that kitchens are one of the most important interior spaces.  Design decision making for kitchen is based on first, functionality and second, style.  Your kitchen backsplash design is considered more of a stylish decision, but it does have functionality.  It is easier to wipe clean tile or stone than it is sheetrock. [...]

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Design Decisions: Metal Stair Railing

Donna’s Blog: Design Decisions: metal stair railing | Vining Design Associates

Vining Design Associates

I have posted on stair and railing design before.  Stairs are an architectural element that should be enhanced by gorgeous design.  The stair railing is a extension of the stair design, and should reflect the overall architectural and interior design of the home.  In Texas iron or metal stair railing is very common and popular [...]

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Geometric Designs: Be Square for Squares in Design

Donna’s Blog; Geometric Design: Be square for square design | Liaison by Kelly Wearstler for Ann Sacks

Liaison by Kelly Wearstler for Ann Sacks

Geometric patterns and design are very popular right now.  As geometric designs increase, this four sided shape is invading all aspects of home decor, from plumbing to fabric to lighting to rugs. The square shape is no longer a boring shape.  It evokes a sense of balance and symmetry.  As the square shape gains momentum, [...]

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