This year’s Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue, which is especially fitting for the interior design world. In terms of color trends, shades of blue are often at the forefront. This has been evident in several Zillow paint color analyses for the past several years. In 2017, homes with blue kitchens and bedrooms were sold for almost $2,000 over similar homes on the market. Even more astonishing, blue bathrooms were reported to sell for $5,440 more than expected!
WPL Interior Design loves Sherwin-Williams for exterior paint colors. Quality-wise, they are one of the best paint companies in the industry and especially for exterior use. They offer a variety of paint colors that don’t fade, stay true, and adhere in adverse conditions, like -20’ below or 110’ Fahrenheit. Our Most Popular Exterior Paint Colors High Reflective White: A crisp, clean white that is excellent for exterior trim on a modern house. It matches well with both warm and cool colors.
You already know that paint can make a big difference when it comes to rejuvenating an out-dated space, but what if you want to make a small space look bigger? While painting small spaces won’t literally give you more space, it can help create a roomier illusion. At the same time, certain paint colors can make a small room look even smaller, so it’s important to choose the right colors. Types of Small Spaces Even if you have a large
Last week, we went over how to narrow down your paint choices. Once you know the color you want, it’s time to choose the one with the right sheen. There’s not that many types of different paint finishes but it can still be confusing when choosing the right one! What’s the difference between satin and flat? Does it really matter? Do paints with an eggshell-finish have eggshell in them? Read on to learn more. Why Paint Finishes Matter If you’re
Knowing how to choose the right paint color for your home can be a daunting task. When you get paint samples from the home improvement or paint store, they do not look the same on the swatch as they do on your wall. It’s always best to take the time to test out different shades and hues of the colors you like before making a final decision. Why Are You Painting? There’s a lot to consider when choosing the right
There are hundreds of ways to maximize space in your home. Whether you need room for more clothes, want to store extra groceries, or would like to add to your collection of books, we can help you find the space! Another way to use “unusable” areas in your home is by turning them into built-in seating areas or retreat spaces. This is great if you need some extra room for entertaining guests or want to add more seating in an
Has anyone else started losing track of how many weeks we’ve been under quarantine? Many of us are feeling a little bit of cabin fever. Luckily, a great way to find adventure at home is by curling up with a good book. Bookshelves are an easily neglected part of the home, especially when we’re too busy going in and out. But now that we’re spending more time at home, it’s a great opportunity to both re-organize and re-discover your favorite
There are hundreds of ways to maximize space in your home. Whether you need room for more clothes, want to store extra groceries, or would like to add to your collection of books, we can help you find the space! Another way to use “unusable” areas in your home is by turning them into built-in seating areas or retreat spaces. This is great if you need some extra room for entertaining guests or want to add more seating in an area that might
Now that some PA liquor stores are re-opening up for curbside pickup, we thought it’d be fun to talk about home bar design ideas. Just like how a wine room doesn’t always take up a whole room, you don’t need that much space when creating a home bar. WPL Interior Design has helped with many home bar designs that are perfect for our clients to entertain as well as relax. Here are a few different ways to incorporate a home
Lately, we’ve been hearing many people expressing concern about not having enough storage space. Storage space is often a common concern for everyone; even when you think you have enough space, you could always use more! So this week we are talking about some ways you can increase the space for storage in your home. Custom-Designed Closets We are constantly amazed at how a well-designed closet system can double your storage space. Traditional closets with a rod and shelf waste
While there is currently a lot of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there is one thing for certain: everyone is doing their best to sanitize and keep clean. Nowadays, there’s a variety of material options for your home that will give you the exact design you want while also being easy to clean. So whether you’re in the middle of a pandemic, have children or pets, or just want the option of drinking wine on the couth, there’s plenty of
Renovating and remodeling a home is never as simple as slapping on new paint, switching out furniture, and instantly enjoying your new dream home. Before changing up anything in your home, it’s crucial to consider your goals and plan out the renovation process. Some homeowners may want to update a single room, kitchens being the most popular room to renovate. Others may want to improve their whole entire house. Whatever type of home renovation you want to do, here are
Where do design professionals shop for unique and special furnishings for the home? When we can’t find what we want in the US, we will look to find them in different countries. When designing high-end luxury interiors, we will often look to Europe as a source for products which aren’t as readily available in America. Some pieces we have sourced overseas are antiques, modern furniture, and chandeliers from Italy, France, and England. We have imported textiles, rugs, ceramics, glass, leather, and tile from European countries as well. The world
Few experiences expand the mind as much as traveling to foreign countries. Observing different cultures, architectural styles and designs are always a great inspiration to us as design professionals. Influence in the USA The United States has a 400-year history, beginning with the pilgrims landing in 1620. However, many European countries are much older. Consider Versailles, the country home of French Kings; it was built around the time the pilgrims landed on the North American continent. While the Renaissance began
A good quality dining would live with you forever. At the very least, you’ll have it around between 5-10 years. While there are many furniture trends out there, homeowners often want to find a dining table that is classy and timeless. It should be able to adapt to your home’s decor, even if you decide to update or renovate. Measure Your Dining Room The first step in how to choose a dining table is to measure the space of your