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  • Looking for a Focal Point? Try One of These
    December 01, 2013 03:03:28 pm

    Every well-designed room should have a focal point, but with so many possibilities to choose from, this is not always an easy task. For inspiration, here are several interior design trends that could be used as the focal point to build a room around:

    creating focal points in the home

    Source: Design Source CT’s Showroom

    • Fireplace: A fireplace naturally creates a focal point in a room, and the way that you position your furniture can further enhance this point of interest. You may also want to consider incorporating the color of the materials used on the fireplace into other elements used in the room, such as fabrics and paint colors.
    • Artwork: Sometimes all you need is a perfectly positioned painting to create a point of interest in a room. When selecting artwork to serve this purpose, it’s important to consider both the size and tone of the piece. For example, bold pieces look good with neutral walls and furniture and vice versa.
    • View: For those that prefer a more minimalist, contemporary design, keep things simple and let the view do all the work. This is especially true for urban condos that feature floor to ceiling glass windows and great city views.

    Contact us at DesignSourceCT for more interior design trends.

  • Craftsman Style Touches for Your Home
    November 29, 2013 12:45:28 pm

    If you take a drive around town to some of the newer developments, you will notice that the Craftsman style architecture is really making a comeback. This era of design dates back to 1901 to 1925 and placed emphasis on function while still using carefully selected materials for construction. We are seeing Craftsman style touches both inside and outside of the home these days, here’s how best to incorporate this style:

    craftsman style home design
    • Simple, clean lines: When selecting accessories or considering the addition of architectural detailing for the home’s interior, make a point to steer clear of complicated, ornate pieces.
    • Lighting: The lighting fixtures used during the Craftsman period were very straightforward and designed with function in mind, so select chandeliers and fixtures that are in basic shapes (squares, rectangles, etc) and are made of glass, iron, or bronze.
    • Tiling: Handcrafted tiling is a signature of the Craftsman style, but keep in mind that the authentic tile from this period can cost a pretty penny. A more affordable way to achieve this look is to engage a local craftsman to attempt to replicate the tile.

    For more about interior design trends during this era, contact us at DesignSourceCT.

  • Home Design Trends to Watch Out For
    November 27, 2013 10:12:29 am

    At DesignSourceCT, we like to keep our clients in the loop with the latest interior design trends. Here is what we have seen a lot of in 2013 and anticipate that these looks and styles will continue into the new year:

    2013 design trends

    Source: Design Source CT’s Portfolio

    • Antique brass: While in the past people rushed to update their old and outdated brass fixtures in the home, antique brass has certainly made a comeback, most particularly in hardware and embellishments.
    • Bleached floors: In recent years, the stain on hardwood flooring has continued to get darker; however, there has been an uptick this year in the number of people the desire lighter woods for flooring and cabinetry.
    • Stripes and geometrics: Jazz up a more neutral space by introducing some bold patterns like stripes and geometrics, and don’t be afraid to limit these patterns to throw pillows.
    • Wrapped furniture: For those on a budget, a great DIY project to give any space a stylish update is to wrap furniture in a linen, grass cloth, or other unique texture.
    • Weathered countertops: Don’t be afraid to incorporate some distressed countertops in the kitchen that already appear to have some wear and tear.

    Please contact us at DesignSourceCT for more interior design trends.

DesignSourceCT LLC

  • Looking for a Focal Point? Try One of These
    December 01, 2013 03:03:28 pm

    Every well-designed room should have a focal point, but with so many possibilities to choose from, this is not always an easy task. For inspiration, here are several interior design trends that could be used as the focal point to build a room around:

    creating focal points in the home

    Source: Design Source CT’s Showroom

    • Fireplace: A fireplace naturally creates a focal point in a room, and the way that you position your furniture can further enhance this point of interest. You may also want to consider incorporating the color of the materials used on the fireplace into other elements used in the room, such as fabrics and paint colors.
    • Artwork: Sometimes all you need is a perfectly positioned painting to create a point of interest in a room. When selecting artwork to serve this purpose, it’s important to consider both the size and tone of the piece. For example, bold pieces look good with neutral walls and furniture and vice versa.
    • View: For those that prefer a more minimalist, contemporary design, keep things simple and let the view do all the work. This is especially true for urban condos that feature floor to ceiling glass windows and great city views.

    Contact us at DesignSourceCT for more interior design trends.

  • Craftsman Style Touches for Your Home
    November 29, 2013 12:45:28 pm

    If you take a drive around town to some of the newer developments, you will notice that the Craftsman style architecture is really making a comeback. This era of design dates back to 1901 to 1925 and placed emphasis on function while still using carefully selected materials for construction. We are seeing Craftsman style touches both inside and outside of the home these days, here’s how best to incorporate this style:

    craftsman style home design
    • Simple, clean lines: When selecting accessories or considering the addition of architectural detailing for the home’s interior, make a point to steer clear of complicated, ornate pieces.
    • Lighting: The lighting fixtures used during the Craftsman period were very straightforward and designed with function in mind, so select chandeliers and fixtures that are in basic shapes (squares, rectangles, etc) and are made of glass, iron, or bronze.
    • Tiling: Handcrafted tiling is a signature of the Craftsman style, but keep in mind that the authentic tile from this period can cost a pretty penny. A more affordable way to achieve this look is to engage a local craftsman to attempt to replicate the tile.

    For more about interior design trends during this era, contact us at DesignSourceCT.

  • Home Design Trends to Watch Out For
    November 27, 2013 10:12:29 am

    At DesignSourceCT, we like to keep our clients in the loop with the latest interior design trends. Here is what we have seen a lot of in 2013 and anticipate that these looks and styles will continue into the new year:

    2013 design trends

    Source: Design Source CT’s Portfolio

    • Antique brass: While in the past people rushed to update their old and outdated brass fixtures in the home, antique brass has certainly made a comeback, most particularly in hardware and embellishments.
    • Bleached floors: In recent years, the stain on hardwood flooring has continued to get darker; however, there has been an uptick this year in the number of people the desire lighter woods for flooring and cabinetry.
    • Stripes and geometrics: Jazz up a more neutral space by introducing some bold patterns like stripes and geometrics, and don’t be afraid to limit these patterns to throw pillows.
    • Wrapped furniture: For those on a budget, a great DIY project to give any space a stylish update is to wrap furniture in a linen, grass cloth, or other unique texture.
    • Weathered countertops: Don’t be afraid to incorporate some distressed countertops in the kitchen that already appear to have some wear and tear.

    Please contact us at DesignSourceCT for more interior design trends.

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