Top 5 Neutral Paint Colors from our Designers

Top 5 Neutral Paint Colors from our Designers

Get inspired from the Top 5 Favorite Neutral Paint Colors from our designers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's Your Style No. 3? Design for Dog Lovers

What's Your Style No. 3? Design for Dog Lovers

We design the spaces of our home for family and friends. And for some clients that includes the four-legged members of our families. How fun to add great furniture pieces, wallcoverings, and fabrics to our room design that feature our love of dogs!

The placement of these adornments should follow the same consideration as any other choices in your design plan. Keeping in mind lifestyle and product expectations, especially with fabric choice. It is wise to consider Sunbrella indoor and Crypton fabrics for upholstery. These performance fabrics are woven like indoor fabrics, with finishing techniques that create softness and draping.
 
Save the novelty fabrics for window treatments and those pieces that are not a daily use part of the room. Just don't forget these fabrics, they are the personality in your space!
Other important factors in your room design are the durability of the floorcovering. However, this doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. If you are considering carpet, may we recommend you lean towards wool? Wool is a natural product that is shorn from sheep. It is naturally biodegradable and hypoallergenic and contains no chemicals that can be harmful to the environment. Wool also repels dirt and soil as well as dust mites and other debris, this makes it much easier to clean. It repels liquids as well so anything spilled on wool carpet can be instantly cleaned up without any stains left behind.

Good news, because this also allows for a beautiful wool area rug to be a part of your room design. Great patterns and textures of wool broadloom carpeting can be selected and not only be installed wall to wall, but also make beautiful area carpets with a range of border options.
Don't forget those clever designs for the necessities of feeding and keeping the walking gear handy! Let's get your dog-friendly spaces started today! Come to Davids or visit our website (www.davidsfurniture.com) for more information on our design services and introduction to our design team.



Image Sources: Eric Cohler, Clarke & Clarke, Bramble, Atlanta Symphony Showhouse, Fabrica, Maitland-Smith, Thibaut


 

Top Five No. 1 - Davids Designers Top Five Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

Top Five No. 1 - Davids Designers Top Five Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

Welcome to Davids Top 5. Here is where you will find our exceptionally-talented designers providing their top 5 design tips, hints, and mistakes to avoid. This post is highlighting our designers' Top 5 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid. Pay close attention, these designers are in the know!

 

Michele Masley, Interior Designer at Davids, says her Top 5 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid are:

#1:  Pushing furniture against the wall
#2:  Avoid filling every corner
#3:  Avoid choosing the wrong size rug
#4:  Hanging artwork incorrectly (too high or too low)
#5:  Furniture choice being too large for the room
Laurie Foster, Interior Designer, Davids Harrisburg, PA location lists her Top 5 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid:
#1:  Avoid matching everything: the design becomes static. Try using various shades of the same hue to provide depth and a relaxed feel.
#2:  Ditto for finishes: mixing light and dark can either be a dramatic statement or dial down a formal floor plan.
#3:  Avoid skimping on the quality level of your everyday sofa and chairs. The living room that gets used three times a year is where you can go for style over substance.
#4:  Avoid piece meal purchases without a room plan: that method doesn't work in your closet or in landscape design, either.
#5 It is a mistake to not address window glare: it comes from the top third of the window - either use a window treatment or a window film and make the room pleasant to be in at any hour of the day.
Rich Patrizi, Interior Designer at Davids, shares his top 5 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid:
 
#1:  Not hiring an interior designer (!)
#2:  Not considering the style of architecture of the home or at least the room
#3:  Not developing a plan for the room that takes all elements of the design into consideration before moving forward
#4:  Not remembering to consider scale of pieces in relation to the size of the room
#5:  Not realizing the importance of lamps and accessories in the completion of the room
Janet Gaumer, Interior Designer, Davids Mechanicsburg, PA location shares her Top 5 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid
 
#1: Choosing a wrong color
#2: Buying on impulse
#3: Not using a professional
#4: Size not proportionate to the room
#5: Wrong style
Ronda Kuhn, Interior Designer, Davids Harrisburg, PA location says her Top 5 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid are: 
 
#1: Selecting pieces one at a time instead of looking at the room as a whole
#2: Following another's viewpoint for the room so much so that it doesn't reflect your style
#3: Playing it safe with neutrals
#4: Using pieces that are too large or too small for the scale of the room
#5: Making a purchase solely on the basis of price
Paul Snyder, Interior Designer, Davids Mechanicsburg, PA location shares his Top 5 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid
 
#1: Using underscaled chandeliers and lighting
#2: Lining everything up around the perimeter of the room
#3: Stopping with the first layer of accessories
#4: Hanging a mirror over the back of a sofa
#5: Mounting drapery on woodwork
For more information on Davids Furniture and our exceptionally-talented design staff please visit our website at www.davidsfurniture.com. Davids Furniture, your personal interior designer, and you...building beautiful rooms.