May 30th, 2017
Costa Rica Tropical?
Where does the interior design aspect come into living in the tropics? What does living in the tropics mean? Many people think of Costa Rica as tropical but there are many altitudes and weather systems with 12 climatic zones and hundreds of microclimates, not all of them tropical.
When I arrived in Costa Rica … [Keep Reading]
Natural fiber rugs
are a very organic, rich selection of interior décor. By creating a design when the color options are fulfilled through furniture coverings, throw pillows, wall color, a natural fiber rug is a simple option for the floor covering.
Tropical décor in particular often includes the outdoors, with large windows for vistas of the jungles, … [Keep Reading]
Selecting Art for Dining Room Rug
Making the decision to purchase a hand painted dining room rug needs to be taken with care.It is an investment that will be lived with for many years. As Wendy, our most recent client expressed,
“I knew I wanted Laurel’s Originals canvas rugs in my home but I had to … [Keep Reading]
Choosing Floor Tile Design Patterns
for a home can be both exciting and daunting. The floor is the biggest component in any interior design project and often gets left until last unless the home is under new construction. But what to do when redecorating a home and the floor tile patterns are not to your liking?
It can… [Keep Reading]
Expert or Not
After nine years of making hand painted canvas rugs I do count myself as an expert. I am constantly trying new materials, searching for better sealants, testing qualities of paints, experimenting sewing different shapes of the canvas rugs.
Really? Law of Attraction?
What does Law of Attraction have to do with Interior Decor? Law of Attraction has to do with everything, but in interior decor it’s more important to think about what you want then what you don’t want, OR what you think you can’t have.
For example, you have an … [Keep Reading]
Interior design is a competitive business.
The key to success is getting noticed. An amazing designer portfolio will certainly help you get noticed and land jobs.
It’s Not About Your Style, It’s About Theirs
Interior designers may work for years and never actually design a house that suits their personal tastes.
It is about the … [Keep Reading]
Isn’t Imagination a Wonderful Thing
When creating hand painted custom area rugs we design a space where durability and beauty come together. Over the years many of our custom designs became In House designs as each project creates new and exciting art for floors.
An In-House design can become customized for your home by changing … [Keep Reading]
Bathroom Rugs: The Finishing Touch
Creating a design for custom bathroom rugs aligns the rug with existing bathroom decor. A bathroom rug brings all of the decorating elements together for a finished look.
However, there are times when an artist wants to create a unique design just to play with color and form. This is a … [Keep Reading]
A Toast to Coffee with a Kitchen Rug
One of life’s sublime moments comes from that first sip of a morning cup of coffee.
When asked what design our client wanted for her kitchen rug she said, “The first thing I think of in the morning is coffee.” Hence the creation of a coffee theme … [Keep Reading]