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The 15 Best Interior Designers in ChicagoBuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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Chicago is a stylish city of stylish people. Here are 15 Chicago interior designers in  that are helping to define Mid-Western design today. Which is your fave?

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Interior design is a science that few can master. It demands great skill and style, while balancing needs that vary by client. It’s a unique industry that allows professionals to have personal tastes that can be adapted to the tone set by their different projects. It makes for a world of exciting and diverse design.

Given the unique and eclectic essence of Chicago, it seems fitting that the most talented designers flock here to exhibit their talent. While the city has more than a few handfuls of interior designers itching to get their work featured in industry-respected publications, we’ve sorted through them all to find the 15 best interior designers in Chicago.

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Budget Breakdown: How Much Does It Cost To Decorate A Room? | Kathy Kuo Blog

Today on the blog, we’re discussing the topic that every designer likes to avoid: Your decorating budget and the cost to decorate a room. Maybe you just moved into a new home, maybe you’re tired of your current furniture, or maybe you just need a fresh new look. Whatever the reason, when you’re all ready to start your project and start shopping for furniture, that inevitable question drifts into your head like a beleaguering raincloud: How much is this going to cost me?

Luckily, evaluating and pricing furniture and home decor is our area of expertise here at Kathy Kuo Home. But before you read further, we need to make a few disclaimers regarding this article about what it costs to furnish a room:

1. The average spend for the furniture items we’ve listed are purposefully at the higher end of the spectrum.

Why did we do this? Almost

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Themify Flow: WordPress Theme Builder

Jun 11, 2015 3 Comments

I haven’t updated this blog for the longest time. Today I have something very exciting to present. I’ve been working very hard with the Themify team on a new theme builder for WordPress called Themify Flow. It is a lightweight, fast performance framework, which allows you to build responsive themes. Everything is done within WordPress with an intuitive drag & drop interface. No PHP or CSS coding required. Watch the video below to see how it works. It is a free open source project. Give it a shot!

Free MiniCards From Moo.com

Aug 07, 2012 1 Comment

I’ve partnered with Moo.com to offer a free set of 100 MiniCards. It is absolutely free. All you have to pay is the shipping and handling fee. You can print up to 100 different images in one pack. Hurry now, this offer expires

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Easy Accent Wall Ideas for Your Living Room – Wall Designs Blog: Murals, Graphics, Decals, Stickers

What you put on your living room wall can make or break the whole ambiance of the room and set the tone for the rest of your home’s decorations. If you find the right fit for your family’s needs and tastes, you’ll find that you might start spending more time at home than not. Knowing how to design a living room wall can be a highly productive skill for you to learn so that you can make your home a true oasis or fun spot for guests and family to enjoy. If you’re looking for the best way on how to design living room walls, check out our top tips below.

Get the Logistics

This might be the first step for any home project, not just wall designs for living rooms. You’ll need to first check with any landlords or rental agreements if you don’t own your home about what

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The 25 Best Interior Designers in Los AngelesBuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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A Los Angeles home is more than just a home, especially for those involved in the entertainment business. From intimate dinner parties to blowout bashes, a gorgeous and glamorous residence serves as an all-important hub for both business and pleasure. With this in mind, it follows that the interior designers in this star-studded city are often as famous as their celebrity clients. These elite aficionados know how to create a luxurious environment where deals can be sealed and influencers can make their mark. They can easily adapt to the wide range of architecture styles boasted by L.A., making it a unique, distinguished, and highly individualized region.

If you’re wondering who this all-star cast consists of, we’ve got you covered. From Malibu to Hollywood Hills and beyond, here are the 25 hottest interior designers in Los Angeles right now. Listed in random order, these

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The 15 Best Interior Designers in Louisville KYBuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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Who is the best Interior designer in Louisville KY? Here is a list of 15 Louisville interior decorators who are prime candidates. Vote for your fave and tell us who we missed in the comments.

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The twin spires at Churchill Downs aren’t the only piece of architectural beauty in this city. Louisville has a wealth of interior designers whose creativity and knowledge make for stunning homes and offices. We wanted to find 15 of the best.

Here they are, listed in no particular order.

Karista Hannah - one of the 15 best interior designers in Louisville

Before founding Set the Stage, Karista established herself as a premier interior designer by working for national homebuilders. She has experience in all areas of residential design, and says versatility is one of her hallmark traits. Her passion for the craft also shows through in her work, and is a reason why her clients are so happy with the end result.

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Drapery Styles

 

CHOOSE FROM 5 DRAPERY DESIGN STYLES …

 

INVERTED FRENCH PLEAT Sleek + Modern

Overall width PER PAIR approximately 46″

A sophisticated yet casual drapery heading.

  • 3 Finger Inverted French Pleat
  • Pleat is tacked at the top
  • Fabric is pattern matched
  • 4″ Double Bottom Hem
  • 4″ Double Top with Crinoline
  • Finished Width per pair 46″ including returns
  • Drapery Pins are set to install on rings

PINCH PLEAT Tried + True

Overall width PER PAIR approximately 46″

A tried and true design style but our take is updated with a 2 finger pleat tacked at the bottom

  • Fabric is pattern matched
  • 4″ Double Bottom Hem
  • 4″ Double Top with Crinoline
  • Finished Width per pair 46″ including returns
  • Drapery Pins are set to install on rings

GROMMET TOP Clean Line + Easy Install

Overall width

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9 Tips for Arranging Furniture in a Living Room or Family Room – Schneiderman’s {the blog}

Beautiful living room - arranging furniture around stone fireplace and TV.

One of the things that we suggested in our post on Furniture Shopping Tips was to measure your room and try out different furniture placement scenarios – either on paper or using a room planner – prior to shopping.

We still think that’s pretty great advice, but what if arranging furniture isn’t one of your strong points?  Or you’ve never had to do it before?

We’ve got some tips and general guidelines that will help:

ARRANGING FURNITURE:

1. Determine function.

Think about how you want this room to function. What activities will be taking place in the space (TV viewing, games, conversation, work, etc.)?

How many people do you need to comfortably seat?  Will your family always be sitting or will you need a spot to lay or lounge?  Or more than one?

Arranging furniture in a living room | Scarsdale Project - Elements of Style Blog
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Answering questions like these will give you a better feel for the type, quantity, and size

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