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This weekend’s Springfield News-Leader features a great full-page article written by Jan Peterson on Gina McMurtrey Interiors and how interior design does not have to be just for wealthy clients. Through eDECORATING (referred to as eDESIGN in the article) — or through only an hour or two of design consultations — even homes with moderate incomes can benefit from having a well-thought-out plan in advance of tackling a design project.
For more information on eDECORATING or to schedule a consultation for your home redesign project, contact us today at either gina@ginamcmurtreyinteriors or by calling (417) 343-6058!
Warm weather brings with it dreams of light and airy rooms with spa-like colors and fabrics. How do you create a bedroom with a summer feel yet not have it feel out of place during the cooler months? Top your bed with a down comforter and switch out duvet covers for the seasons!
Here are a few summery duvets with their winter options:
This Perry Ellis Asian Lilly duvet set is available on Overstock.com (gotta love that site for bright, colorful patterns and affordable pricing!) Accent the room in pistachio and stone and exchange the floral duvet for solid black –leaving the print shams– in the winter months.
Linen is king in hot climates an perhaps nobody does this natural fiber quite like West Elm. This photo is actually the winter version of the ensemble with a dark putty colored solid linen duvet with accents in taupe and a slate blue. Interchange with their Swiss Dot duvet in the summer and drop in dark grey pillows for contrast.
This cool blue “plum and bow” damask duvet from Urban Outfitters would pair well with both pomegranite red or canary yellow accents. When you exchange the monotone print for the multi-color print of Peacock Alley’s Catalina in winter, the stark white background in the room (with furniture or walls) keeps the colors crisp and not too heavy.
There’s a baby boom going on here! Everywhere it’s babies, babies, babies! I got the pleasure of putting together an eDECORATING Plan for a nursery recently and it was so much fun.
The challenge: the parents wanted a room that was not gender specific (they weren’t finding out the gender until birth) and a room that could grow with the child and any subsequent siblings.
The results: a fun, vibrant room that is suitable for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and up!
We chose a dark charcoal wall color (gasp! I think the grandparents were a little hesitant on that…) and accented the room with bright colors like teal, canary yellow & fire engine red, black & white graphics, and whimsical prints. The closet is covered in chalkboard paint and offered hand-written welcomes to the new baby (who is by far the best accessory to the room!)
What is the best thing about getting an eDECORATING for your nursery? It’s a great way to generate a list of gifts for your registry! Plus, you don’t have to think about planning the room and concentrate on growing babies. Let your friends and family take the plan and run with it and still ensure that your vision is accomplished. It’s a win-win!
Congratulations to my clients and their new, precious bundle of joy!
Check out eDECORATING for your nursery or home re-decorating project!