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Coordinating Light Fixtures

Mixing and matching your lighting in an open floor plan isn’t as hard as you might think. Here are a few tips: Gather some photos/images for inspiration and to help you define your style. Next, select your metals. You can add something beaded or mix metals like black and gold if you want to. If you add a glass fixture check to see if the exposed metal coordinates with the other metals you’ve selected. This will maintain cohesion. Be mindful of how your new light fixtures will blend with existing drapery rods, door hardware and the pulls on your kitchen cabinetry. You may not want to be too “matchy-matchy” for example: hanging lanterns above your kitchen island and then handing another lantern above the table of an adjacent dining area. Have some fun with mixing different textures and coordinating metals.

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DIY Faux Marble Carrara Countertop

I really, really love Carrara marble. I don’t love the price tag, but who does? I decided to try painting my existing countertop and using an Epoxy coating. I had a 90’s guest bathroom that I’ve hated since we moved into our house. I decided to take down the ginormous 90’s mirror, change the lighting and faucet and update the countertop. I’m not quite through with this mini renovation but it’s coming along nicely.

This is my ugly 90’s guest bathroom before I started.
This is the vision for our updated guest bathroom.
Here is a short video of how I applied the epoxy glaze.
This is the “AFTER” photo.
The end result of our guest bath makeover. I wanted to remove the built in cabinet on the left side wall but wasn’t able to at this juncture. We are happy with the final results. On to the next project! 😊
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Boy’s Ski Themed Bedroom Reveal Video

His excited reaction when he saw his room makeover for the first time.

This ski lodge themed room was designed for my 11 year old son. He loves skiing very much. Since the ski resorts all closed early due to COVID-19 I thought we would bring the slopes a little closer to him. He was elated!

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Design during COVID-19 Shelter in Place

What does a designer do when they are staying home during COVID-19 and has cabin fever (already) ? Give the kid’s rooms a complete makeover! This astronaut/outer space theme is going to be my 9 year old’s new room. Everything in the photo was purchased on Amazon Home. We are going to start painting tomorrow. 🖌 🎨 Watch for the before and after photos coming soon.

#kidsroomsaremyfavorite #makinghappyspaces #neverloseyoursenseofwonder

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2068D939-57D2-4101-80AF-76B5831894C5I have been working on a design project for a young couple who just purchased a new build together.  The husband is currently deployed and the wife wants to make sure their home feels “like home” and is a breathtaking sanctuary upon his return. Being a military wife myself this project has really stuck a chord with me.  Their colors are Gray, Royal Blue and White.  Its going to be crisp and clean with a traditional yet a little modern flair.  This is a design board for the couple.  Cant wait to share photos of the final result!

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Master Bedroom Redesign

Happy Monday friends! This master bedroom is about to be redesigned! Can’t wait to show you the end results! I like the soothing neutral pallet going on in this space but am feeling like adding some depth, texture and color will really make this room transform. To be continued….. 😊

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

I always put our Christmas tree up the day after Thanksgiving. But this year we are going to be out of town so I thought I’d get a jump on some holiday decorating and finish it up when we get back home. This year I’m going for a nostalgic “White, Snowy, Christmas” look with less of the traditional “red and green”.

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Carriage House Staging & Design Featured on “Target Finds”

We are so excited about having some of our decor ideas featured on Target’s “Target Finds”! We purchased our first Hearth and Hand product and are really loving Magnolia’s new line! Check out the link below.

https://finds.target.com/instagram/BbS46N_AOXv?utm_campaign=featured_post&utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=social_media_comment&cpng=Other_Other_pub_GET

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Holiday Design Services

Are you hosting a family gathering for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year? Do you want your home to look festive and inviting? Are you pressed for time to decorate your home for the holidays? Let Carriage House help you create beautiful, inviting holiday decor to welcome your family and friends. We can save you time and holiday frustration. We are here to serve your design needs no matter how large or small and can also work with any budget! Call us today!

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