18
Jul
9 Steps to Create a Luxury Living Space
STEPHANIE KRATZ
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July 18, 2018

Creating a living space that is warm, inviting, and luxurious will make your home a sanctuary. Use our 9 steps to creating a luxury living space that you'll never want to leave.

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18
Jul
10 Modern Luxury Master Bathroom Ideas You'll Love
STEPHANIE KRATZ
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July 18, 2018

From art to chandaliers to fireplaces, make your master bathroom a modern and luxurious oasis. Read more for 10 modern luxury master bathroom design ideas.

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10
Jul
How to Find the Best Interior Designer in Dallas Texas
Stephanie Kratz
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July 10, 2018

Do you want to give your Dallas, Texas, home a brand new makeover? If so, you need to first search for the right interior designer. Here's how to find the best interior designer for your needs in Dallas, Texas.

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27
Jun
4 Types of Materials that are Beautiful & Long Lasting for Outdoor Furniture
Stephanie Kratz
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June 27, 2018

Want to enjoy your summers sitting all day in your patio sipping your cocktail? Here are 4 types of materials that are beautiful & long lasting for outdoor furniture.

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25
Jun
4 Tricks to Make Your Home Feel More Spacious
Stephanie Kratz
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June 25, 2018

Are you feeling cramped in your living space? Try these 4 simple tricks by Stephanie Kratz Interiors in your home interior design to make it feel more spacious.

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21
Jun
Nervous About Adding Color to Your Home? Beautiful Ways to Ease Into It
Stephanie Kratz
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June 21, 2018

Color is always a hot topic when it comes to interior design. If you've have grown accustomed to a mostly monochromatic decor, the idea of adding color to your home may make you a little nervous. Bringing color into your living space doesn't have to be shocking. Take a breath and consider a few ways to transition gently.

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19
Jun
4 Decorating Tips Top Interior Designers Love
Stephanie Kratz
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June 19, 2018

Navigating the vast array of choices when it comes to designing your home can be overwhelming. This is where a dedicated and experienced design professional comes in. Hiring a designer gives you access not only to their technical expertise but to their creativity and inspirational ideas as well.

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18
Jun
Tile Styles: Which Option Is Best for the Bathroom or Kitchen in Your Dallas Home?
Stephanie Kratz
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June 18, 2018

When it comes to tile choices, there's more to consider that the style and color. Which Option is Best For the Bathroom or kitchen in your Dallas home.

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15
Jun
Elegant Design Ideas for Smaller Home Spaces
Stephanie Kratz
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June 15, 2018

Some of the most important keys to giving a smaller space an elegant design are organization, flexibility and simplicity. Here are Elegant Design Ideas for Smaller Home Spaces.

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14
Jun
Incorporating Wine Storage Into Your Home Design When a Cellar Isn’t Feasible
Stephanie Kratz
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June 14, 2018

True wine connoisseurs will want to settle for nothing less than the perfect storage conditions of a wine cellar. For many homeowners, however, that's simply not an option. So what's a wine lover to do? Fear not. There are plenty of options, both elegant and functional, to keep your wine drinkable while adding a little extra style to your home design.

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12
Jun
3 Elements That Create a Welcoming Entryway
Stephanie Kratz
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June 12, 2018

When designing your dream home, the entryway deserves every bit as much consideration as the other areas. It's the first thing people see when they enter, as well as one of the most traversed spaces in your home. No matter the size of the space, the entryway can and should make you and your guests feel welcome the second you walk in.

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11
Jun
How to Create a Neutral Dining Room That’s Soothing and Stylish
Stephanie Kratz
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June 11, 2018

Though bold, vibrant tones certainly make a statement when it comes to interior design, a neutral color scheme can be just as stylish. A well-designed monochromatic palette can give a room a warm, inviting feel. Neutrals also make a wonderful foundation for creativity and colorful accents that don't overwhelm the space. A neutral dining room is an excellent example.

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7
Jun
4 Classic Rug Designs That Can Add a Punch to Your Dallas Interior
Stephanie Kratz
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June 7, 2018

Whether you're working on a new home or a partial makeover, the decorative details are what turn a stunning design into an inviting home. When it comes to setting the tone and style of your Dallas home, why not start with a modern twist on a classic area rug. Statement rugs have taken on increased popularity, and for good reason.

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7
Jun
4 Reasons to Add Yellow to Your Home Décor for Your McKinney Home
Stephanie Kratz
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June 7, 2018

We may have eagerly reached for that particular crayon color as children, but at some point, our adult sensibilities took over and now we tend to use yellow in our homes sparingly, if at all. If yellow suffers from an identity crisis, it may help to think of it in softer terms, such as butter, gold, mustard and ochre. With this expanded palette, you can find good reasons to add yellow to your home décor for your McKinney home.

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7
Jun
The Art and Science of Luxury Interiors
Stephanie Kratz
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June 7, 2018

Why do homeowners crave luxury? What's the secret to getting luxury right? Keep reading to learn the art and science behind designing with luxury interiors.

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1
Jun
Bold and Dramatic Black Walls Can Transform Your Dallas Area Home
Stephanie Kratz
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June 1, 2018

There are colors that cause a room to pop, and then there are colors that cause you to stop in your tracks. Bold and Dramatic Black Walls Can Transform Your Dallas Area Home.

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30
May
How to Decorate Using Aqua with Traditional Architecture for a Stunning Look
Stephanie Kratz
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May 30, 2018

Decorating with your traditional architecture deserves a kiss of color for a transitional look that exudes lightness, brightness and a look of cool grandeur. It's not too much to ask when you decorate your traditional architecture with shades of aqua. This beguiling color looks somewhat minty and oh-so-easy on the eye, and it looks stunning with either white or stained trim.

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29
May
Design an Earthy Kitchen in Your Dallas Home Using Modern Wood Additions
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May 29, 2018

There's no doubt: a white kitchen looks clean and sleek while a dark cherry kitchen exudes grandeur and sophistication But there's also no doubt that these looks have been done to the point of being overdone, so when you want to supply some warmth to your Dallas kitchen with a look that will never become dated, consider using modern wood in the kitchen.

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24
May
Top 3 Ways to Accentuate a Dramatic Living Room in Your Dallas Home
Stephanie Kratz
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May 24, 2018

If you have a home, you become very much like an artist over time even if you're not blessed with natural artistic talents. Your living room offers the greatest opportunity for creative expression, especially if it's one of the first rooms people see when they enter your home. So think of the architectural details, the moulding, the doors, the windows and the cuts of entryways, as your canvas, and you can create a dramatic living room.

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22
May
Using Metallics in the Interior Design of Your Frisco or Plano Area Home
Stephanie Kratz
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May 22, 2018

Trends come and go, but some things are classic and always in season. Many people avoid metallics when decorating their home, but metallics in interior design are incredibly versatile and can add a richness that can make your home truly stand out.

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22
May
Wicker Offers a Versatile, Textural Option for Storage in Your North Texas Home
Stephanie Kratz
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May 22, 2018

Beauty meets function when you use wicker storage items throughout your home. Whether it is a hand-woven basket or a manufactured one, wicker brings an extra touch of warmth to your North Texas home. Wicker offers a versatile, textural option for storage in your North Texas home.

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22
May
Upgrading the Design of Your Home Office? Key Points to Consider Before Making Changes
Stephanie Kratz
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May 22, 2018

Whether you're sending emails or running your business, your home office design should create a space which is both functional and enjoyable. Before you dive head first into a full makeover, check out these key points to ensure your new space will fit your wants and needs.

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22
May
5 Ways to Decorate Your Dallas Area Home With Oversized Art
Stephanie Kratz
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May 22, 2018

When it comes to art in your home, big is sometimes better. Small art pieces can get lost in large rooms or in tucked-away alcoves throughout the home. The beauty of decorating with oversized art is that it can’t help but be noticed. Large paintings, photographs and sculptures inherently grab attention, but they only do it well if they're thoughtfully placed.

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22
May
Timeless Interior Design Is Possible — How to Make It Happen in Your McKinney Home
Stephanie Kratz
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May 22, 2018

Some interior designers pack homes with the latest trends and newest inventions, and these homes can quickly look dated. Homes with timeless interior design, on the other hand, can keep homeowners satisfied for years with only minor upgrades here and there. Yes, a timeless interior design is possible. Let's see how to make it happen in your McKinney home.

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22
May
Hiring a Professional Interior Designer to Tackle Your Commercial Space
Stephanie Kratz
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May 22, 2018

In most instances, your commercial space is your company's first impression. It also sets the stage for how comfortable clients and prospects are. The interior can encourage employee productivity or add a mellow feeling to reduce stress. By hiring a professional interior designer to tackle your commercial space you can ensure you're making the impression you want for all who enter.

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22
May
7 Points to Consider for That Master Bedroom Addition of Your Dreams
Stephanie Kratz
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May 22, 2018

You have done all you can do to improve the look and feel of your bedroom through the use of mirrors, lighting and accent furnishings but are still unhappy with the overall result. Perhaps it is time to plan the master bedroom addition you have been dreaming of.

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22
May
How to Work with a Luxury Interior Designer
Stephanie Kratz
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May 22, 2018

First time working with a luxury interior designer? This relationship will be instrumental in achieving what you want. Learn how to work with an interior designer in this quick guide.

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15
May
Countertop Options for Your Kitchen Redo in Your Dallas Area Home
Stephanie Kratz
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May 15, 2018

Selecting your kitchen countertop isn’t as hard as naming your first born, but it’s darn close. Unlike wall colors and sofa patterns which can be easily switched out, your kitchen countertop is a much more permanent fixture in your home. And, it plays a huge role in your kitchen’s palette. Here are a some tips which may help you decide a countertop for your home.

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7
May
5 Ways to Combine Indoor and Outdoor Space for Expansive Entertaining in Your Dallas Home
Stephanie Kratz
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May 7, 2018

To achieve a nice flow between your indoor and outdoor space, a beautifully designed outdoor space should be located right next to your main entertaining rooms, such as your kitchen and your living room. Let's explore 5 Ways to Combine Indoor and Outdoor Space for Expansive Entertaining in Your Dallas Home:

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4
May
10 Ways to Show Natural Elements in Your Dallas Home
Stephanie Kratz
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May 4, 2018

Decorating with natural elements will allow you to add that revitalizing touch to your home. Let's explore 10 ways to show natural elements in your Dallas home.

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30
Apr
11 Ways to Make the Master Closet of Your McKinney Home a Little More Luxurious
Stephanie Kratz
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April 30, 2018

If you’re tired of tripping over piles of clothes and never have any luck finding the matches to your favorite shoes, perhaps it’s time to overhaul your master closet. Here are 11 Ways to Make the Master Closet of Your McKinney Home a Little More Luxurious

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27
Apr
Durable Upholstery Options That Can Hold Up in Your Dallas Household
Stephanie Kratz
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April 27, 2018

If you frequently host parties or have kids or pets, durable upholstery options are indispensable. You'll need to consider more than just the latest designs. Here are Durable Upholstery Options That Can Hold Up in Your Dallas Household

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25
Apr
10 Tips for Antique Shopping in the Dallas Area Like a Design Professional
Stephanie Kratz
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April 25, 2018

When shopping for the perfect accessories to provide the finishing touches in your Dallas area home, it never hurts to consider antiques. We have 10 tips for antique shopping in the Dallas area.

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24
Apr
5 Reasons Its Worth it to Hire a Home Design Professional for Your Frisco Home
Stephanie Kratz
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April 24, 2018

You want your home to be comfortable, functional and stylish. This elusive combination can be achieved by hiring a home design professional. Here we have 5 reasons why its worth it to hire a home design professional for your Frisco home.

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23
Apr
7 Features That Exude Luxury and Comfort In Your Master Bath
Stephanie Kratz
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April 23, 2018

Revamping master bath features gives you the opportunity to add luxury to your home and find new ways to pamper yourself. Before you get started, consider all of the design options available to you.

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20
Apr
Before Treating a Carpet Stain On Your High-End Rug, Read These Expert Points
Stephanie Kratz
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April 20, 2018

We have all been there. You invite a few friends over to show off your new furniture, and someone spills a glass of red wine. Before Treating a Carpet Stain On Your High-End Rug, Read These Expert Points.

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19
Apr
Who Said Bathtubs Had to Be White Porcelain? 5 Fresh Bathtub Ideas
Stephanie Kratz
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April 19, 2018

Here are 5 fresh bathtub ideas to help you create the bathroom of your dreams. Your master bath is a haven where you can close the door and escape for a while into a nice hot bath, but does the standard porcelain tub make it difficult to create the atmosphere you desire?

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18
Apr
9 Ways to Maximize Your Open Loft Space
Stephanie Kratz
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April 18, 2018

When you're decorating a loft, you'll be faced with challenges that wide-open space provides. These 9 ways to maximize your open loft can help you attractively solve those issues.

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17
Apr
7 Important Attributes of Quality Interior Design in Any Home
Stephanie Kratz
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April 17, 2018

Regardless of your decor style, color palette and furniture preference, there are 7 important attributes of quality interior design to consider when thinking about what you want for your own home.

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14
Apr
Decorating With Keepsakes Requires Some Discipline -- What to Display in Your Home
Stephanie Kratz
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April 14, 2018

Everyone is guilty of it—collecting mementos from trips, events and special occasions that mean so much in the moment and wanting to extend those good vibes by taking them home. Let's talk about the ones you should display in your home.

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12
Apr
6 Spring Color Trends and How to Incorporate Them Into Your Dallas Area Home
Stephanie Kratz
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April 12, 2018

Updating your home's color palette is one of the easiest ways to give your residence a fresh look without a whole-room design overhaul. Here are 6 Spring Color Trends and How to Incorporate Them Into Your Dallas Area Home

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11
Apr
Moving in Together? 4 Important Steps For Merging Design Styles
Stephanie Kratz
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April 11, 2018

The idea of moving in together looks cute and romantic on paper, but the reality can be a lot more daunting for many people, especially those with distinct design styles.

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10
Apr
How to Use the 9 Most Popular Colors in Your Home's Interior
Stephanie Kratz
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April 10, 2018

Don't settle for neutral colors! Using color in interior design will add just the right amount of personality and style to your spaces. Up next I will show you how to use the 9 most popular colors in your home's interior.

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9
Apr
6 Ways to Include Kids in Your Home's Interior Design Plan
Stephanie Kratz
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April 9, 2018

It's no secret that having kids changes your interior design needs. Here are 6 Ways to Include Kids in Your Home's Interior Design Plan.

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7
Apr
7 Design Ideas to Spice Up and Add Detail to the Master Bedroom
Stephanie Kratz
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April 7, 2018

Odds are that your home’s master bedroom belongs to you. Don’t relegate it to just being the room you sleep in. Instead, create a beautiful space by adding details and spicing up it up with these 7 design ideas to spice up and add detail to the master bedroom.

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6
Apr
10 Interior Design Styles That are Already Making Their Mark on 2018
Stephanie Kratz
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April 6, 2018

Are you looking to add a touch of high end sophistication to your living spaces? Let's see which interior design styles are turning heads in 2018.

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5
Apr
12 Top Home Design Styles Explained -- What's Your Preference?
Stephanie Kratz
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April 5, 2018

As you work with an interior designer to decorate your Dallas area home, it’s a good idea to know what style or styles best describe you and your family's design tastes. Here are 12 the top home design styles and a general description of each...

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2
Apr
How To Turn Your Basement Into a Home Gym
Stephanie Kratz
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April 2, 2018

What are you using your basement for? Has it become a makeshift storage space, filled with boxes of old, unused possessions and furniture that you haven’t had the time to go through and get rid of? I will teach you how to turn your basement into a home gym.

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29
Mar
Get the Most From Working With an Interior Designer With These 7 Tips
Stephanie Kratz
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March 29, 2018

Working with an interior designer is the best way to achieve successful home design in both function and form that's still in line with your unique personal taste. Here are seven tips for working with a professional designer

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28
Mar
Embrace Color -- 5 Ideas for Using Blue in Your Home
Stephanie Kratz
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March 28, 2018

As you work with an interior designer to decorate your home, one of the most important visual factors you’ll consider is color and how to use it in each room. One of the most popular, not to mention versatile colors used in the home nowadays is blue..

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26
Mar
Find Mediterranean Inspiration From the Luxurious Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Stephanie Kratz
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March 26, 2018

Mediterranean styles have been popular in home design for years, with the influences often reflected in the intricate windows, outdoor patios and kitchen decor originally found in homes dotting the coasts of Spain, France and Italy. Stateside, homeowners can take cues from the luxurious Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in the Dallas area.

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8
Mar
Use Recessed Lighting Properly to Highlight Your Home Interior
Stephanie Kratz
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March 8, 2018

As you plan out your lighting scheme with your interior designer, be sure to consider the use of recessed lighting. This type of lighting provides one of the more flexible...

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27
Feb
5 Questions to Cover With Your Interior Designer When Creating a New Kitchen Island
Stephanie Kratz
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February 27, 2018

An island helps make the kitchen more functional in terms of space and use. When designing a kitchen island, work with your interior designer to answer the following important questions to ensure your addition is as useful as possible:

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15
Feb
Take Inspiration From Cameron Diaz's Manhattan Home as Designed by Kelly Wearstler
Stephanie Kratz
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February 15, 2018

Looking to gather inspiration from celebrity home design style? The Manhattan apartment of actress Cameron Diaz epitomizes a mixture of homey with the sparkle of Hollywood, as created by celebrated interior designer Kelly Wearstler.

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9
Feb
7 Interior Design Myths Debunked -- Don't Let These Get in Your Decorating Way
Stephanie Kratz
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February 9, 2018

In decorating, just like in life, rules are sometimes meant to be broken. With so many interior design trends emerging all the time, you might find it challenging to know what really works without consulting your trusted interior designer.

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9
Feb
Use These 7 Tenets of Interior Design for a Well-Rounded Home
Stephanie Kratz
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February 9, 2018

Interior design has seven main elements and these include: space, light, form, texture, color, furniture and objects. By applying each of these elements of interior design carefully when creating the environment of a house, office, shop or restaurant, you can create visibly pleasing and inspired spaces.

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6
Dec
Leather: How to Use This Supple Texture Beyond the Sofa
Stephanie Kratz
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December 6, 2017

Leather is a material that's often used by homeowners looking to add a luxurious element to their home decor. However, many mistakenly think that using leather in the home is restricted to leather couches and occasional chairs, but this isn’t the case.

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6
Dec
Turn That Master Closet Into the Multifunctional Dressing Room You've Always Wanted
Stephanie Kratz
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December 6, 2017

Your closet doesn’t have to be a simple storage area. With the right master closet design, you can create a space that serves as a multifunctional dressing room. Here are a few points to consider when planning your closet design.

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6
Dec
Planning Your Home Color Scheme? Tips to Keep in Mind Regarding the Psychology of Hues
Stephanie Kratz
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December 6, 2017

Designing the interior of your home takes a lot of thought and effort, even with the help of a professional interior designer. One of the most important aspects of a successful interior design is the home color scheme that you choose.

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6
Dec
4 Questions You Can Expect to Hear From a Professional Interior Designer
Stephanie Kratz
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December 6, 2017

While planning out your home’s interior by yourself is a doable project, it’s a much better idea to hire a professional interior designer to make the most of your personal space and reflect your family's personality.

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6
Dec
Creating the Ultimate In-Home Spa Experience -- Turn Your Master Bath Into a Getaway
Stephanie Kratz
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December 6, 2017

Master bathrooms are no longer simply attached to the largest bedroom in the house. Now they are being professionally designed as part of a deluxe suite with a peaceful atmosphere offering homeowners a day-spa type experience.

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6
Dec
Decorating With Mirrors? How to Use Them to Create The Illusion of More Space
Stephanie Kratz
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December 6, 2017

Whether it's a smaller space or a spacious room, mirrors always enhance the look and appeal of a home's interior design. Any professional interior designer will tell you all about the wonders of opening up a smaller room with a perfectly placed mirror, but there are some basics that you should know when you're looking to create space with mirrors.

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6
Dec
Consider Custom Drapery -- One-of-a-Kind Window Treatments Come With Benefits
Stephanie Kratz
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December 6, 2017

Customized drapery in the home can give a certain uniqueness that can't be found anywhere else, which is why it's worth considering when decorating your home. The benefits of custom drapery are many.

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6
Dec
Choosing the Right Lighting for Your Home Shouldn't Be Taken for Granted
Stephanie Kratz
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December 6, 2017

Lighting is one of the best ways to create a distinctive look for your home, whether you want it to be casual, chic or something entirely unique. Show that you don't take your home lighting accessories such as lamps and other fixtures for granted with these inspiring techniques and tips.

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6
Dec
Embrace Accent Colors and Turn Your Home Into a Reflection of You and Your Family
Stephanie Kratz
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December 6, 2017

Neutral colors covering the walls is standard practice. Not only do whites and beiges go with everything, but these soft hues allow potential homebuyers to see themselves in spaces without an emotional response to bright colors. Accent colors, on the other hand, add personality, depth and feeling for those living in the home.

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4
Dec
2 Easy Ways to Add Character to Your Dining Room Design
Stephanie Kratz
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December 4, 2017

There’s no time like the present to spruce up your dining room design for a fresh, creative look. Many homeowners might think the only way to accomplish this is with new furniture, but sometimes it’s changing the less obvious objects that can make the biggest impact.

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