You don’t have to plan for a full remodel to update the look of your home. A simple refresh can be easily achievable by moving things around or replacing just a few key items. Here are some ideas on how you can change things up without too much trouble. New Rugs A well-placed rug can be the unifying piece in any room. Rugs can tie in the rest of a room’s decor and they can also anchor your space and
One of the most effective ways to be sustainable in the design world is to reuse what your home already has. Here are a few different ways you can transform your existing furniture into something seemingly brand new. Restore Sometimes, wood furniture may appear older or more worn than it actually is. There are several remedies to liven up old furniture, the first is by simply cleaning it with the right cleaning spray. This is an easy way to bring
We finally made it to the new year! The start of a new year often means plans to refresh and update the home. What better way to kick off the year by exploring some of these 2021 design trends? Which ones have you seen making their way into homes and which ones appeal to you most? Granny Chic Maybe it’s because we’re spending more time at home that we’re seeing a resurgence of “homey” designs and decor amongst the 2021
The last couple weeks of the year is always a time of reflection for us. 2020 has been a year full of ups, downs, and unknowns. Through it all, we are so thankful to our clients, vendors, and staff. Thank you to everyone for being flexible during this strange year and for working hard to get things done. Despite all the difficulties, we were still able to complete new projects and renovations, including a Park City vacation home, a newly
Late last week, Pantone announced not one, but two colors for 2021: Ultimate Gray (17-5104) and Illuminating (13-0647). Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, says that this color union “expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock-solid but at the same time warming and optimistic. This is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.” We couldn’t agree more
The holidays may be looking a little bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean we’re losing any of our holiday spirit! There are still plenty of trees to be decorated and mantles to be adorned. Decorating always comes with a little bit of tidying, too. Here is a quick holiday cleaning checklist so that you can end 2020 comfortably and start 2021 with a clean home. Common Areas Vacuum carpets, floors, and baseboards Wipe down windows Spray/mist houseplants Organize
We just completed our most recent home renovation for a couple into fashion and design. They wanted their home to showcase their impressive art collection which has been collected over the past 16 years. Their collection includes a variety of pieces, including oil paintings, watercolors, prints, and glass art made by local artists. White walls in this light-filled home make for the perfect backdrop for all these art pieces. For all nonhanging art, custom built-ins allow for an impressive yet
Our entire team at WPL Interior Design would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. This year has not been what we imagined it would be, but we are still very grateful. To our clients, our friends, and our family: we are thankful for you! Whatever your holiday celebrations look like this year, we hope it is full of warmth and love. Happy Thanksgiving!
Our latest completed project is a beautiful suburban home in Leopard Lakes. We’ve pulled out all the stops for this newly constructed lake house — it is a true sanctuary where you can work and play to your heart’s content. Some of our favorite highlights of this home include the indoor and outdoor kitchens, an ample kitchen island, and a spacious sun porch. More homeowners are loving private offices, especially as remote and partially-remote jobs are on the rise. The
Last week we talked about how to choose the best appliances for your kitchen, but what about countertop appliances? When it comes to these smaller kitchen tools, it can be easy to suddenly find yourself with a high-tech kitchen with no room to actually cook or eat. Here are some tips on how to thoughtfully enhance your kitchen without going overboard. First, Declutter Before you think of buying that shiny new standmixer, breadmaker, or pressure cooker, first take a look
Sourdough bread, whipped coffee, and tiny pancakes. Whether you’ve tried making any of these trending foods or not, the kitchen has definitely been one of the most well-used rooms these past few months. Even without the pandemic, kitchens are often the place that brings families and friends together; it’s no surprise this room makes for one of the biggest investments for most homeowners. In addition to countertops, flooring, and cabinetry, kitchen appliances are what help make or break a kitchen.
While we’re still waiting for Pantone and others to announce their 2021 Color of the Year, we’ve been delighted as 2021 color trends and palettes continue to be released. It seems there is a general consensus that the colors to lead 2021 will be comforting and soothing, with the occasional pop of color. This upcoming spring/summer shows palettes full of vibrant and playful pops of color. Still bold in their own right, they are not as saturated as trending colors
Last Wednesday, Benjamin Moore announced their 2021 color of the year: Aegean Teal 2136-40, a slightly muted teal that “nourishes the spirit” and represents celebrating simple pleasures in the home. The rest of the colors included in Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color Trends Palette are warm and comforting, They include Gray Cashmere (2138-60), Atrium White (OC-145), Muslin (OC-12), Foggy Morning (2106-70), Amazon Soil (2115-30), Silhouette (AF-655), Kingsport Gray (HC-86), Beacon Hill Damask (HC-2), Chestertown Buff (HC-9). Potters Clay (1221), and Rosy
Quality interior design is all about making intentional choices for both beauty and function that are specific to your lifestyle. Finding inspiration from other homes and design magazines is a great way to start, but merely copying something you saw is one of the common home renovation mistakes homeowners make. Sure, you may end up with a beautiful end result, but you may find that it doesn’t actually quite work with your daily routine. That’s why it’s important to plan
Every year, we see new trends rise in popularity. In the past few years, more homeowners are incorporating color into their designs, prints are getting bigger and bolder, and space is being utilized more efficiently but in a stylish way. But sometimes, as one trend grows in popularity, another one is dying down. Here are some trends we notice are on their way out of the limelight. Open Plan Home Offices This year’s pandemic has resulted in more people working
As we mentioned in our last blog post, the perfect time to plan for a home remodel is before you’ve decided to do anything at all. As designers, we know a thing or two about how to prepare for a remodel, and planning is a huge part of the job! Here are some ways to plan that will make your entire project easier. Hire an Interior Designer Hiring an interior designer early on for your home remodeling project will help