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Category: Design Trends

Not Your Grandmother’s Tile

You may remember growing up in a home with black and white checkerboard tile floors. Or maybe you remember when it was stylish for bathroom floors and walls to be covered in pastel pink or blue tiles. Nowadays, it seems that these retro tiles are the first to go when remodeling a new home. But that doesn’t mean tile isn’t in. In fact, it’s the opposite. Just as color has become more vibrant in homes and giant, floral patterns are a
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Is the McMansion Dead?

The ancient Roman architect Vitruvius stated buildings should always be beautiful, durable, and functional. And before the housing market crash of 2008, McMansions were considered to be just that. From the 1980s until the early 2000s, these huge supersized homes were designed to exude wealth; the goal was to provide as much space for the homeowner at the lowest price possible.   In fact, McMansions boast over 3,000 square feet, which is 500 square feet more than the average home. Furthermore, they are
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7 Ways to Improve Home Value

Homeowners may often be thinking about how they can increase their home value, even if they aren’t looking to sell right away. Tackling small projects over time to keep your home updated can help maintain and even increase home value. You can keep your home up-to-date just by painting your walls a new bold color, or you could take an old room that’s not being used and renovate it into something brand new. Whether you’re looking to sell your home
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What’s Trending in Interior Design Spring 2019

The flowers of the season are starting to bloom and so are the Spring fashion and design trends. We’re seeing many trends continue to rise and evolve; here are some of the big Spring trends to watch out for in 2019. Color, Color, and More Color Trends in color continue to get richer and more vibrant – Pantone’s Color of the Year Living Coral serves as a bright reminder to stay cheerful, live sustainably, and make more meaningful connections with
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Adding Architectural Details to Your Walls

Fashion designer Giorgio Armani once said, “To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.” Even adding the smallest architectural details to your walls makes the ordinary more exceptional. These details add visual interest, increase home value, and create great first impressions. Molding Adds Character Molding serves as a finishing touch while adding character. This character comes in the form of flow, balance, and proportion. If a room has high ceilings, molding adds height and
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3 Ways to Work with an Interior Designer

What makes a house a home? This is a question many homeowners may ask themselves when changing an existing space or with new construction. Partnering with a residential interior designer is a great way to enhance the quality and depth of these projects. Interior design is all about starting with and fulfilling the client’s vision. At WPL Interior Design, we enter into your space ready to listen so we can help you bring your ideas to life. Read on to
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Increasing Your Smart Home’s IQ

The race is on to get homes looking smarter and sleeker. This was evidenced by the countless smart home solutions on display at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Not only did CES 2019 flaunt the latest and greatest smart home ideas, but this year’s show also featured the growing trend of uniting form and function. It’s becoming easier to integrate smart home solutions into the context of your home, creating a high-tech and high-style environment. Safety First While
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The Design Is in the Details

Navigating the ins and outs of design can be challenging when it comes to commercial spaces, home environments, new construction, renovations or remodeling, downsizing, upsizing, catering to evolving tastes, and everything else in between. The old adage “the devil is in the details” can ring true when having to make decisions and determine how to make a design dream come true. When you decide to take on one of the aforementioned endeavors, you do not have to do it alone.
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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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The Open Concept: Why We’re Still Tearing Down Walls

“It’s demo day!” If you love watching home renovation shows, this may be an exclamation you’re familiar with. Tearing down walls certainly delivers a dramatic home transformation, and as viewers see how open, spacious, and brighter these home interiors become, they are inspired to achieve the same result in their own home. Interior designers are not against open concept floor plans, but we are often the ones that hear the complaints when an open floor plan isn’t working out for
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The Buzz of Building a Wine Room

There is nothing like capping off a long day with a glass of fine wine. And if you have a growing collection of fine wines, it’s probably time to consider adding a wine room in your home. Also known as a wine cellar, these are a must for any wine aficionado. Despite the name, wine cellars are not necessarily located in basements, and wine rooms don’t have to take up a whole room. If you are pressed for space, you could
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Design Trends for 2019

“Bold” and “rich” are what come to mind when we look at both current and upcoming trends in interior design. Homeowners are putting on their designer’s eye and developing more defined visions of their “dream home.” This means pops of color, eye-catching patterns, and more variations in finishing touches and accessories in design trends for 2019. We are already catching glimpses of the possibilities and are excited to see what is to come. Bold Colors From black front doors to
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Small is the New Big

The square footage of the American home has grown from just under 1,000 square feet in the 1950’s to nearly 3,000 in the recent years. After World War II, fueled by the decade of prosperity in the 50’s, and the new trend of American consumerism, the sizes of the average U.S. house began to grow in square footage. Consumerism, a new generation unexperienced by the Great Depression, new government programs and the appearance of credit cards all helped fuel the
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Bringing the Outdoors In and the Indoors Out

Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. That is an astonishing amount of time. It is no wonder we are designing interiors that incorporate some exterior elements more and more these days. We are blending the outdoor environment inside, to make the indoor environment feel more like the outdoors. And visa-versa, we are bringing indoor elements outside to make outdoor entertaining and living more user-friendly, comfortable, and thereby encouraging the all of us to spend more time outdoors. Natural light is
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Kitchen Design Trends 2017

We are seeing some new and continuing trends in Kitchen Design and here are our insights. Trends are increasing in speed from previous years, meaning the time between when they first appear and become popular has shortened. Trends pop-up, ignite and spread much faster. The Kitchen is the New Living Room Kitchens are no longer treated as separate, unique rooms in the home, but rather an integral central part of the home. The Kitchen is not just a gathering place,
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Is the McMansion Dead?

The ancient Roman architect Vitruvius stated buildings should always be beautiful, durable, and functional. And before the housing market crash of 2008, McMansions were considered to

Read More »

The Design Is in the Details

Navigating the ins and outs of design can be challenging when it comes to commercial spaces, home environments, new construction, renovations or remodeling, downsizing, upsizing,

Read More »

Design Trends for 2019

“Bold” and “rich” are what come to mind when we look at both current and upcoming trends in interior design. Homeowners are putting on their

Read More »

Small is the New Big

The square footage of the American home has grown from just under 1,000 square feet in the 1950’s to nearly 3,000 in the recent years.

Read More »

Kitchen Design Trends 2017

We are seeing some new and continuing trends in Kitchen Design and here are our insights. Trends are increasing in speed from previous years, meaning

Read More »

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