September 22nd, 2017
Communication in Spanish is not my first language.
Even though I’ve lived in Costa Rica for almost 40 years, and there will always be a communication gap.
When there is a misunderstanding there is the assumption by the Costa Rican that it’s because of the language. We all have misunderstandings and it doesn’t always have to do with language. Living in the same country, speaking … [Keep Reading]
Decorating themes are as varied as the people on the planet.
You might be wary of decorating themes in the belief it will freeze you into a specific style that could be unwavering.
When placing an area rug in a room it can be used in two different ways, as a focal point or as a way of tying all the other décor elements together.… [Keep Reading]
Placemats in our art studio were an off shoot of the canvas rugs. We wanted to create something beautiful using the pieces of canvas and many colors of paint left over from custom canvas rug orders.
Our first placemats were painted on one side and varnished with two coats on both sides. This soon graduated to the concept of a coordinating design … [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, mountains, or ocean. Interior designers acknowledge the inclusion … [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 be a greater task to change out… [Keep Reading]
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 odd shaped kitchen with a stove jutting out and … [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 client’s style, not the interior designers.
Innovative Materials and Products… [Keep Reading]
Porches as a Life Style
When decorating your porch there are no formal rules, so decorate according to your personal life style.
Porches have always been a symbol of relaxation so decorate with comfort in mind. Often a swinging porch chair is a part of the decor or a hammock for an afternoon nap. Comfortable chairs, pillows and potted plants add to the indoor-outdoor ambiance.… [Keep Reading]
Laurels Originals hand painted custom decor fills your interior design needs. We work with each client to make an exclusive design for each product.
Laurel’s Originals main focus is on Hand Painted Canvas Rugs. Canvas rugs are made to the specific size, shape color and design desired to custom fit your home and business.We ship from Costa Rica all over the world.
We also… [Keep Reading]
The Creative Process
When creating interior design, whether you are starting from scratch, remodeling or want a unique item to renew your room, a canvas rug made specifically for your home is a reflection of your personality. You will never walk into someone’s home and see the same rug on their floor! It’s almost as disturbing as arriving to a party wearing the same dress … [Keep Reading]