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Discover Interior Design Tips & Tricks from our Blog

Looking for a little inspiration or have questions about the design process of creating your dream home? We have compiled some of our favorite interior design resources and spilled the secretes on what makes your next home project a success! Take a look around our blog and if you have any questions, head over to our contact page to reach out and start your next project.

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How to Ditch Your Old Furniture (Responsibly!)

We help our clients replace tired, old furniture with classic pieces that won’t fade with the trends. The new furnishings that we source and install for our clients are well-built, durable, and long-lived.
Jun 27, 2022
Jen Haywood
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What You Must Bring to Your Electrical Walkthrough

With some advanced preparation, you will have everything ready to go so you don't have to make uninformed decisions.
May 10, 2022
Jen Haywood
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The 4 Remodeling Projects to do this Winter

Remodeling and winter may not sound like they go together, but the winter months are actually the perfect time to tackle those interior upgrades you’ve been dreaming about.
Nov 10, 2021
Jen Haywood
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Pet Washing Stations

If you're a pet lover, you'll love this hot new design trend! A pet washing station can also act as a place to clean litter boxes, water plants, wash off muddy shoes, and do any other heavy lifting you may need in a mini-shower station.
Jul 12, 2021
Jen Haywood
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Our Selection Process, Part 4 Cabinetry

Cabinetry trends are something we watch carefully. We want to make sure our clients have access to the latest design trends as well as innovative options that could shape their design. When we see a new trend we get excited to incorporate them into our client’s designs. We are dedicated to educating clients on all their options. Here are six of our favorite design trends. 
Jun 29, 2021
Jen Haywood
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Our Selection Process, Part 3 Lighting

They say lighting fixtures are the jewelry of the home and we couldn't agree more! Lighting is also the first thing you notice when you walk into your home. Natural light, canned lighting, and other fixtures like sconces all work together to create a vibrant space even on the cloudiest of days.
May 26, 2021
Jen Haywood
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Building a Custom Home

This 2021 contemporary custom home features the best in recent home trends like two-tone cabinetry, black tile accents, and gold fixtures. We love introducing black and gold into the interior of a home. It's an exciting approach to creating modern spaces with fabulous contrast.
May 19, 2021
Jen Haywood
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Our Selection Process, Part 2 Appliances

Selecting appliances for your new or remodeled kitchen can be overwhelming. Creating a design plan and conducting informed appliance research before you start shopping can ensure that you create a stylish, functional kitchen for your lifestyle while remaining on budget.
Mar 30, 2021
Jen Haywood
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Our Selection Process, Part 1  Windows

Windows are very customizable and offer many options to complement the style of your home. The choices can be designed to support your individual aesthetic and functional needs. We love to help our clients, in collaboration with our window suppliers, to pick the right option for their homes.
Feb 19, 2021
Jen Haywood
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Appraisals, Construction Loans & Insurance

When you decide to build a new home or remodel an existing home there are so many financing options it can be a little confusing. In this post, we're going to focus on appraising, financing and insuring your home during a remodel. Depending on how you want to fund your project you may decide you want a construction loan.
Jan 12, 2021
Jen Haywood
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A Builder's Best Kept Secret

It's magical when you get great architects, builders, and interior designers working together. If you're the homeowner you will be embarking on what we like to call, "Let's play 3,345 questions (not the childhood favorite of 30 questions)." These questions shape the final outcome of your home's functionality and appearance.
Dec 30, 2020
Jen Haywood
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Before & After

Demolition is not for the faint of heart!

This project is going to involve a full exterior, main floor, and partial second-floor renovation. Their house will go from a three-bedroom, one-bathroom home to a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home with one of those bathrooms transitioning into a nice master bath with a soak tub. 
Nov 18, 2020
Jen Haywood
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How do I know when I need an Interior Designer?

Many clients will hire a designer once they’ve hit the panic button or when selection-overwhelm settles in. We encourage you to hire an interior designer before that happens.
Nov 11, 2020
Jen Haywood
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What to expect when your project starts...

It's messy, inconvenient, time-consuming, and expensive but the results are worth it!
Oct 15, 2020
Jen Haywood
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Before & After

Goodbye wall, hello kitchen island!

We worked with a local area family to update their 1959 kitchen and wait until you see the waterfall countertop on their new island.
Sep 23, 2020
Jen Haywood
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How To

What to know before you hire a contractor

Finding the right contractor is critical to the success of your project and we're with you every step of the way!
Sep 9, 2020
Jen Haywood
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Celebrating Three Years of Design in Central Iowa

It has been amazing celebrating three years as a company this week. Where has the time gone? Time has...
Aug 21, 2020
Jen Haywood
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Kitchen Must-Haves for Big Dreamers

Clients that love to cook rank their kitchens as first in line for a renovation. When you think about the amount of time spent in a well-designed kitchen it just...
Aug 13, 2020
Jen Haywood
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Pick the Perfect Area Rug

Area rugs. At first glance, these “floor blankets” seem pretty inconspicuous. But, they are packed with potential and if done well can completely enhance a space.
Apr 18, 2020
Jen Haywood
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How to | Decorate without the clutter

As we are spending more time at home these days we have the perfect opportunity to clear the clutter, add your bliss, & have the home you love that is both beautiful and organized!
Apr 6, 2020
Jen Haywood
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Subway Tile 10 Ways

Discover 10 creative ways to use subway tile. From stack bond to herringbone, we will show you ten unique ways to utilize your subway tile.
Mar 25, 2020
Jen Haywood
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10 Questions to Ask Your Designer

What questions should you be asking your interior designer? Be prepared for you're next consultation with these 10 questions you should have ready already to go.
Mar 20, 2020
Jen Haywood
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Before & After

Before + After | Basement Design Remodel

Our design concept for this basement was to create a modern but livable space. It was important for us to combine our own personal elements into the room by way of featuring our favorite movie posters and quirky decor.
Mar 1, 2020
Jen Haywood
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