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5 Design Trends for Your Dream Kitchen

When it comes to kitchens, the ideas and possibilities are endless. Kitchens are one of the most popular rooms in the home and homeowners will usually remodel their kitchen at least once every 10 years for either comfort or resale value. Whatever the reason, it’s always exciting to brainstorm dream kitchen ideas and make them a reality. Check out WPL Interior Design’s portfolio to see the different types of kitchens we’ve helped create. Our goal is to take your dream
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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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How To Budget For An Interior Designer

It’s always exciting to envision the transformation of a space in your home, even before hiring an interior designer. But when it comes to bringing your dream home to life, there is another crucial aspect to consider: your budget. While there are a variety of ways to work alongside an interior designer, one of the first questions a designer always ask is, “What is your budget?” Today, we’ll explain the cost to hire interior designer, from setting your budget for
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Are All-In-One Toilets the Future?

Bidets have been around for centuries and are commonly used in many countries, particularly in Europe and Asia. While they’ve also been around in the United States for some time, they’ve recently become more popular as sustainability trends continue to gain traction.  Traditionally, bidets are a bathroom fixture that is separate from the toilet. However, the term has become interchangeable with toilet attachments and all-in-one toilets. You can find several different types of bidets, from manual bidet attachments to electronic
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What are VOCs & Why Should You Care?

Have you ever smelled gasoline up close while filling up your car, only to feel dizzy from the fumes? Or maybe opened up a can of paint for your home renovation and was hit with a strong smell that made your eyes water? Those discomforts were likely caused by VOCs. What are VOCs? VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds which are organic chemicals that off-gas toxic fumes at room temperature. When indoors, these chemicals are actually 10 times more harmful
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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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Color Trends for 2019

As mentioned in our last post, color has been making a comeback in the kitchen, and we continue to see homeowners making bold color choices when renovating their homes. While white and neutral colors continue to offer homeowners flexibility in their home’s design, more people are gaining confidence in adding color to their homes. What are we going to be seeing more of in color trends for 2019? Photo by Sherwin-Williams Photo by Sherwin-Williams Blue Last year, Zillow’s Paint Color
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Making Smaller Rooms Feel Larger: Part 2

In our last Blog post we discussed how to make smaller spaces seem larger, because not every home or room we design is large. Frequently in urban residences, where space is a premium and we can’t add an addition, we must make the rooms we have seem larger. As interior designers we are experts at designing three-dimensional spaces for living. We consider the space plan, entrance and egress, the natural light, the artificial light, balance, proportion, scale, function and aesthetics.
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WPL Interior Design Revamps & Redesigns Our Online Shop

WPL Interior Design launched our first online shop in 2012 as a part of our new website re-design at that time. We featured our favorite products from our favorite vendors. Items that reflected our own design sensibilities. All items on the shop were mass-produced home furnishings and available from other online vendors, so they were not exclusive to us. Recently we launched our new website with an even better online shop. Besides improving its function and appearance, there has been
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Bathroom Design Trends 2017

We are seeing some new and continuing trends in Bathroom Design. Here are our insights: It used to be that residential bathroom design influenced hotel bathroom design, but now hotel bathroom design has surpassed residential bathroom design, so hotel bathroom design is influencing residential bathroom design. Larger, open plan bathrooms are the trend. These open plan bathrooms are often open in part to the master bedroom or suite. Ventilation and moisture control is extremely important in open bathroom plans as
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Our Favorite Whites & Off-Whites

One of the secrets to the picking the best paint colors is using the right paint companies’ samples. While there are many good companies we like, if you have ever selected paint colors with us, you know that we like Benjamin Moore a lot for interior paint. For the purposes of simplification, we will talk about that one specific paint company today and do other paint companies in the future. SUPER WHITE Use Super White for the whitest white. This is
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December Issue

Fourteen months and a thousand hours later we see the culmination of our efforts in this month’s Philadelphia magazine. Design Home 2016 has closed and gone to print and the results are now available for all to see for the month of December on your local newsstand. We are quite proud of the feature and pleased with the results. This is a reflection of the vision, creativity, and hard work of many individuals and their companies; Sherry Litwer and Philadelphia
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Design Home 2016: Outdoor Spaces

One of the most popular spaces at Design Home 2016 has been the roof deck on top of the home and on the 6th floor. With 360 degree views including the Delaware River, the Benjamin Franklin bridge, the city skyline, and sunset views, it is a very dramatic space. The egress to the deck is a pilot house which contains the elevator, a powder room and a bar and beverage center which serves the roof deck. Outside on the roof
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Design Home 2016: Furniture Sponsors

As the Interior Designers for Design Home 2016, we work with the developer, US Construction, and the Architects, JKRP Architects, for over a year to design the interiors of the home. We also work with over 30 sponsors to select the appropriate products to showcase in the home. Six of these sponsors are furniture sponsors who help us furnish the interior spaces. Their products finish off the spaces and make the architecture and home’s features shine and come alive so
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Design Home 2016: Cabinetry by ProBuild and Ultracraft

With two kitchens, two bars, five full baths and two powder rooms we needed a lot of cabinetry for Design Home 2016. Luckily ProBuild and Ultracraft cabinetry were up to the task. ProBuild is our local source for Ultracraft cabinetry. Using their line of cabinetry and ProBuild’s expertise we were able to do a variety of wood finishes, painted finishes and custom finishes throughout the home. Each cabinet is unique, yet all appropriate to its own space. The variety of
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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

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Color Trends for 2019

As mentioned in our last post, color has been making a comeback in the kitchen, and we continue to see homeowners making bold color choices

Read More »

Bathroom Design Trends 2017

We are seeing some new and continuing trends in Bathroom Design. Here are our insights: It used to be that residential bathroom design influenced hotel

Read More »

December Issue

Fourteen months and a thousand hours later we see the culmination of our efforts in this month’s Philadelphia magazine. Design Home 2016 has closed and

Read More »

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