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Sourcing Products from Overseas | WPL Interior Design

Sourcing Products from Overseas

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
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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Area Rug | WPL Interior Design

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Area Rug

Rugs may not be the first thing you think of when planning what furniture to place in a room, but they are often an essential part of a room’s design. They can be used as a room’s focal point or they can be used to unify and balance a room’s overall look. In addition to adding style and comfort to a room, they can also be used to protect floors and keep your furniture in place. Color and Style An
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How to Lighten and Brighten Up Your Home | WPL Interior Design

How to Lighten and Brighten Up Your Home

Philadelphia has been all clouds and rain this month, making it easy to feel down and sluggish. We wish we could swipe the clouds away and make winter go by faster. However, we do have some tips to help you brighten up your home and get through the winter drear. Lighten Up Keep windows clear Cloudy days mean we get less natural light in our home, which can greatly affect your mood during the day time. One of the first
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Find Unique Art Pieces to Gift This Holiday

There’s nothing like giving during the holidays, but finding the perfect gift for your family and friends isn’t always easy. That’s why WPL Interior Design is proud to present our online boutique. Part of our job is to find the perfect additions – whether art or furniture – for our clients. Sometimes, we find something a little extra special to add to our online art store! You can see our full shop gallery here. Our Favorite Wall Art Pieces Our
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Christmas Tree Ideas for Small Spaces | WPL Interior Design

Christmas Tree Ideas for Small Spaces

We’ve talked about how downsizing and small space living continue to trend across all demographics. But living in a home with a smaller footprint does not mean our clients are any less festive! Even if you don’t have the space for a full-sized Christmas tree, here are ways to still bring Christmas cheer into your home. Read on for more alternative Christmas tree ideas. Alternative Christmas Trees  You’ve downsized on your home, so why not your tree, too? If live
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Mixing Contemporary and Traditional Styles for a Timeless Look

Trends are known to come and go. And when it comes to their home, everyone has their own preferences in style. But one aspect of design most homeowners want to achieve is a timeless look that doesn’t need to be changed or updated often. One way to create a beautiful space that endures time is by mixing different furniture and design styles. Here are some tips on how to blend together the old and new for an impressive look.   Looking
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Get Your Home Ready To Sell: Home Staging Tips

Staging your home can play a crucial role in selling your house. According to the National Association of Realtors, 83% of buyers’ agents said that home staging made it easier for potential buyers to visualize properties as their future home, and 40% reported that home staging influenced most buyers’ view of the home. From a homeowner’s point of view, staging can seem a bit daunting. How much will it cost and what upgrades are needed? But home staging isn’t an
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Choosing the Perfect Floral Centerpieces for Your Home

The annual Philadelphia Flower Show (PFS) began in 1892 by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and this year’s event just ended this past weekend. It continues to be the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event. Every year, horticulturalists and floral designers come from around the world to show off their skills through competition and demonstrations. The PFS show features amazing garden displays while introducing new plant varieties, garden concepts, and sustainable initiatives. This year’s theme was Flower Power and, with Spring
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Interior Design Tips for the Minimalist

There are a lot of different ways to think about minimalism. For most people, it’s about minimizing belongings and simplifying one’s lifestyle. When it comes to design, less can definitely be more, but many have difficulty when it comes to coupling minimalism and design. Often, houses look less like homes and more like empty boxes. If you are on the path to minimalism, here are some minimalist interior design tips to both light and liven up your home. The Magic
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Preparing Your Home for Holiday Entertaining

We can feel it in the air: the holidays are coming. And oh, how we love the holiday, especially preparing for holiday entertaining! If you are hosting this year’s festive party, here are some tips to dazzle your guests. Photos: Shutterstock Bathrooms that Pamper Bathrooms can easily be overlooked when you are preparing for holiday entertaining, but it is a room that’s likely to be used! Powder rooms are such an easy way to impress your guests when they visit.
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Tips and Tricks to Personalizing Small Apartments

Every new house and apartment starts as an empty canvas that is waiting to be turned into a home. Some spaces are more limited than others, but there is still much that can be done to truly personalize your small apartment without feeling like you are lacking in space. Start with the Entryway The front door and entryway is what first welcomes you and your guests to your home. Even if you do not have an official entryway in your
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Identifying Your Decorating Style

Some people very clearly know what they like and do not like when it comes to decorating their home. While others do not have a clue where to begin or even know what they like. If you are one of the later, you may be encouraged knowing that you are in the majority. Most people do not know what their style is or what style they will ultimately want to live with in their home. Many people like multiple styles
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Trends in Rugs and Soft Floor Coverings

Area rugs, which are different than carpets, are still very popular. Carpets are a term that means wall-to-wall carpeting and this is installed over the finished floor or subfloor with tackles strips and with a proper padding for softness and durability. Rugs are also installed with pads, usually thinner pads, sometimes thicker, and are for an area of a room but not the whole room. The remaining area of the floor which shows is usually wood, tile or stone. Traditional
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Color Trends from High Point Market

Twice a year, spring and fall, we go to High Point, North Carolina to see what is going on in the furniture industry. 75,000 designers, furniture dealers, manufacturers and buyers all meet in North Carolina for the High Point Market. There are 12 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space with 2,000 manufacturers showing their products, new introductions and designs. It is by far the world’s largest home furnishings market in the world. Why do we go? To see
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The Forever Fashionable Frequently Functional Martini Table

What is a Martini Table? Any small table used beside a chair, sofa, sectional, banquette or seat that is primarily for the use of one person. Formerly called cigarette tables, these small gems have evolved into the more elegant named Martini Tables, a name that more accurately describes their use and stylish qualities. They can come in any shape, any material, any finish and the possible combinations are endless. There are literally thousands from which to choose. Frequently made in
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