Large Windows & Reclaimed Wood Defined This Wedgwood House

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Have you heard the saying that eyes are the doors to the soul? For me windows, like eyes, do the same for the houses. The large windows combined with all the natural reclaimed wood products gave this Wedgewood house and a soul and voice of it’s own. Windows like this bring the outside inside and with this relationship, they create a balance. This balance is what promotes a sense of peace and ... READ MORE

Tips On Designing Open Floor Plans Spaces

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Spaces with open floor plans and all the challenges that come with it.     More and more families want to buy and live in homes with open floor spaces. Our modern live style has become busy and chaotic, so much so, that when we are at home we all want to be with our families as much as possible. This demand has made the open floor plan popular. However, as designers, we ... READ MORE

Voted One Of The 15 Best Interior Design Firms In Seattle

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We were honored to be mentioned and nominated as one of the Seattle Best Interior Design firms by BuildDirect.   If you’re looking for a city that is flush with the green of trees and grass, with an ocean view to boot, Seattle is the perfect city. Beyond that, the citizens have always been trend-setters and forward-thinkers. This applies to interior design as well. From Benayora ... READ MORE

Marsala – 2015 Pantone Color Of The Year

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Pantone Color Institute has selected Marsala, an earthy brick red-brown hue, as the 2015 color of the year. Leatrice Eiseman, Exe. Director of Pantone Color Institute described MARSALA PANTONE 18-1438 the best: "Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth."   I ... READ MORE

Emerald – 2013 Pantone Color of the Year is About Harmony & Prosperity

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2012 Pantone color of the year, Tango-Tangerine, was all about  intense and firry energy . In 2013 as we say good bye to this bold color, we are saying hello to the new Pantone color - Emerald 17-5641. Emerald 17-5641 is a rich, bright, and uplifting color symbolizing growth, prosperity, rebirth and harmony. Green is associated with positive energy in which it gives us the ability to nurture ... READ MORE

Tips On Choosing The Right Chandelier For Your Home

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The most common mistake people make when they are purchasing their chandeliers is not choosing the appropriate sized fixtures. I've seen fixtures that are either too large and overpower the space, or too small, which not only don't provide adequate lighting, but also appear misplaced.   Before choosing and buying a chandelier you need to find out: The height of the ceiling, since higher ... READ MORE

Is an Eclectic Style Home for You?

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ost people are familiar with the Eclectic style since it is one of the most popular. However, there are some misconceptions about this decorating style since the word eclectic means different things to different people.  An Eclectic style: Consists of mixed elements, but it is not the same thing as a mix-matched look Is a free and easy going style, but has its own set of rules and it is one ... READ MORE

Is Your Decorating Style Transitional?

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What is a Transitional decorating style? Basically, a transitional style is the "New Traditional" where the classic style has been updated. Most likely, you have come across it if you have stepped into a Restoration Hardware or Pottery Barn store. Or perhaps you've seen it if you have thumbed through a Ballard Design catalogue or glanced at a Traditional Home magazine.  A Transitional ... READ MORE

Tips On Living In Small Places

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Just because you may live in a small place, that doesn't mean you have to live with miniature furniture pieces or plain decor.  Nor do you need to forgo luxury. Follow these steps and live large in your small spaces: The first rule of living in small spaces is selecting furniture with in right scale. Scale, scale, scale. Small spaces look bigger when the scale fits the space.  Always measure ... READ MORE