All posts by Alexis Chastain

By September 14, 2019

One of the first questions we ask new clients is “how would you define your style?” Since we’re a modern design firm, we understand their general taste, but we need to know more to create a personalized space. Their response, however, can be a bit disorganized. And, honestly, what do we expect? They’ve come to


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By September 7, 2019

I go to mother nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order. – John Burroughs, American essayist In the 1960s, German-born American psychoanalyst Eric Fromm termed “a passionate love of life and all that is alive” as biophilia. It was a term to describe a psychological attraction to all things


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By August 31, 2019

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO AN INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT The interior design world has always been mysterious. That rings true for clients and other designers. For years, professionals kept their processes secret from competitors. In the age of social media, blogs, vlogs, and podcasts, a wealth of knowledge has been shared amongst the design community. However,


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By August 23, 2019

Furniture and decor stores like West Elm, Crate and Barrel, and IKEA dominate their market for a reason — they create attractive showrooms and catalogs that allow consumers to easily purchase their curated designs. All one simply needs to do is find a room they like through one of the store’s “inspiration” sources, and they


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By August 17, 2019

In our previous post, we discussed how to set a reasonable budget for your interior decor and furnishing project. For those of you seeking help on setting your remodel budget, you probably felt a little left out. Well, guess what — in Part II of How to Set Your Interior Design Budget, you’re our main


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By August 10, 2019

  Whether you’re building a home, remodeling your new commercial space, or updating that early 2000’s kitchen, it’s hard to know where to start when setting your interior design project’s budget. You may know how much you’d like to spend, but don’t know if that number is even feasible.   To be honest, it’s probably


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By August 2, 2019

It’s a true joy working with new clients, getting to learn their unique personalities and styles and designing specifically for them. Yet, there’s something special about getting to work with return clients. We know their design style and what they like, but we also get to see how their preferences have slightly evolved based on


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By July 26, 2019

The first modernist homes began popping up in the early 1900s. These sleek, unornamented designs completely broke from the traditional, neoclassical style that dominated the landscape. It took decades— almost a century, in fact — for the modern design concept to be adopted on a broader scale. Now (at varying degrees), cities over the United


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By July 24, 2019

When it comes to redesigning one’s outdoor space, oftentimes people wait until summer’s final days to catch those “end-of-season” sales. While the price reduction can be quite tempting, the selection that’s left during these sales is also quite limiting.   Trust us — we’ve found this out the hard way.   Even when designing projects


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By July 19, 2019

Oh, the beautiful and seemingly temperamental orchid. This large-blooming flower is one of the most simple, yet effective, pieces of decor, but many people shy away from them for one reason — they’ve had unsuccessful experiences with orchids in the past.   Our advice: Don’t give up yet! Orchids aren’t as hard to care for


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