Timing is very important when it comes to home renovations. This isn’t exclusive to merely hiring contractors and wondering when they are available to finish a project, although that is certainly one aspect. It’s also about planning out all the details of your project. From choosing the right style to possibly getting permits to starting and finishing construction, everything has its own timetable! There is never a perfect time to start a project; finding the best time to remodel will
In the past two years, we’ve continuously talked about how bold prints and pops of color are making their way into more homes. But they are not the only ways to draw attention into your space. 3D wall panels and textured walls are also trending when it comes to adding depth and dimension into your home. 3D Double Take In the past, 3D wallpaper and murals could easily cross into tacky territory. But now, printing technology has come a long
For a long time, homeowners have defaulted to white paint because it is safe and seems to offer a “blank canvas” for other decor. However, black has also been a popular color to use in design, although more as an accent than a focal point. But as bold and vibrant colors continue to trend, we are excited to see the color black expand its presence in many homes. A black interior doesn’t have to be overcast, moody, or all-around dark.
You may have heard of minimalism, but what about maximalism? While some may think that maximalist interior design would be the total opposite of minimalism, that is not exactly true. In fact, there is a little bit of overlap between the two as they both require the designer to be intentional with their decisions. Minimalism interior design very much focuses on “less is more” and editing-out excess items to highlight the beauty of a home’s shape and architecture. Maximalism, on
Decorating a home isn’t just about making it look good. Every space is unique, as is every household, and it’s important to take those things into consideration when arranging furniture. It’s not always easy to know where to place your furniture; some rooms may be oddly shaped or the wall color makes a room look bigger than it actually is. While there is no set way to decorate a room, here are some common furniture arranging mistakes people make. Not
When your home is your sanctuary, you have to create an environment that you absolutely love. To do this, sometimes it only makes sense to get a custom-made piece of furniture. In addition to having a custom design that is made just for you, custom-made furniture also tends to last longer and is more durable than store-bought furniture. The Benefits of Custom Made Furniture There are a lot of different types of custom furniture. In fact, we recently commissioned a
A huge part of interior design is bringing together function and style. This goes beyond just picking out beautiful furniture pieces for your daily life; it also involves thinking about all the little details you may not normally think about. When it comes to furniture, safety is one of those critical factors that is always at the forefront of our designers’ minds. Unfortunately, many of the furniture compliance requirements within the United States are not mandatory, they are voluntary. This
Last week, you may have seen our very own Marcello Luzi going live on Philly Home Design’s Instagram. He talked about current interior design trends; what are the different ways we are rethinking our living spaces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? We don’t know when this pandemic will end, but what we do know is that it will have lasting effects on the way we live. We are already hearing feedback from our clients of problems they are
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