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How to get a job at an interior design firm-even if you have little experience

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Getting any job can be tough- but in the interior design field most of us look for “some” sort of experience- there are specific skills that are important but we are willing to teach- if the right mind set and personality is present. But- you gotta be able

What you need to know about choosing paint for your home- a must read for anyone who has ever second guessed their selections.

Cheryl Kees Clendenon Color In Detail, Design tips, Details, Paint Tips 12 Comments

Paint is transformative I love making transformations with paint. It is the easy way to change your home’s attitude in a short period of time especially if you are handy! But if not, it can get expensive so please take a peek at our top tips for painting

Want best results? Don’t ask me for a square foot price on tile!

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(updated older post for 2018! At least am consistent- we still follow this process!) I have a rule about pricing tile. Don’t ask me what it costs “per square foot”. When faced with this question, I get out my tap dancing shoes, put on my tutu and start

Marcheeta Residence Los Angeles

Dwell on Design: Highlighting the home tour!

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To say I was blown away might make you think I do not always stroll through 20 million plus homes. Of course I do – in magazines and in my mind! To be able to visit some of these stunning homes was such a treat- for sure the

Coastal remodel

“Before and After” Beach Cottage Coastal Design

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Beach house living is like no other! Not much to say about this coastal remodel and interior design that photos will not say much better! A client investor came to us in December of last year needing a quick turn around on a home on the beach. And

Small cottage kitchen reveal- on a budget- how did we do it?

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Who has a small kitchen that needs to be reworked? Raise your hand! It seems like we have calls daily needing small cottage kitchens remodeled on a budget – but most people do not understand even small kitchens can cost a bundle! The key is having a plan!

BEIGE IS UGLY. Practical tips about choosing paint colors!

Cheryl Kees Clendenon Color, Color In Detail, Details, The Bath Designer 9 Comments

Why beige? Choosing the right color of paint for your walls, or for that matter your cabinetry, bed linens, accessories…can be daunting to many people. This is one area I constantly find clients throwing up their hands in frustration. Like any designer, I have my tried and true

Dark hardwood floors, deep seated sofa, glass coffee table, console table, original artwork, window treatments, lamps

What do you need to know about window placement in your new home?

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First in a series on building a new home and the pain and pitfalls to avoid! Building a new home is an exhilarating and exciting experience. You get to choose what you want, how it will lay out, select shiny new things- Joyous- until it is not. A