Category Archives: Contemporary Design Techniques

Interior Design Tips: Working with Patterns

   |   In Contemporary Design Techniques, Decorating Tips and Tricks, Interior Design Trends   |   20 February 2014, 06.00   |   comments: 0

Many homeowners shy away from using furnishings with a distinct pattern. Usually, the reason is just that they either don’t know how to pick a pattern they can live with for a long time, or they don’t want a few furnishings to overwhelm the room. But, used in the proper way, patterns can make a big and beautiful impact.

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A Modern Take on the Traditional Home Library

   |   In Contemporary Design Techniques, Decorating Tips and Tricks   |   5 February 2014, 06.00   |   comments: 0

With our reliance on modern technology, a home library may seem like an interior design element that is a thing of the past. That doesn’t mean you can’t create a cozy nook that invites a reader to curl up and enjoy a space dedicated to reading Luckily, a modern library is easy to incorporate into a contemporary living space.

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What Furnishings Should You Replace When You Want a New Look?

   |   In Contemporary Design Techniques, Decorating Tips and Tricks, How to Choose Furniture   |   20 November 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

As time goes by and our circumstances change, often so do our tastes in interior design. It could be that a traditional setting was once what you craved but now you’d like to simplify things and opt for a modern style. By the way, that’s quite common – especially in the last several years when the economy took a downturn and many of us downsized. But rather than getting rid of everything in your home all at once, there’s an easier way to make a gradual transition to a new, contemporary style. Here’s how to proceed.

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Can a Historic Home be Furnished in Contemporary Style?

   |   In Contemporary Design Techniques, Decorating Tips and Tricks   |   13 November 2013, 06.00   |   comments: 0

The San Diego area is home to numerous historical structures, built with an architectural style that exemplifies a bygone era. They are beautiful to look at and a worthwhile investment to own. But just because you live or work in a historical building doesn’t mean you must fill the interior with antiques. There are ways to incorporate contemporary furnishings that don’t look out of place. Here are our tips for combining old and new.

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How to Combine Antique and Contemporary Styles in Your Home

   |   In Contemporary Design Techniques, Decorating Tips and Tricks, Office Design   |   25 September 2013, 23.36   |   comments: 0

While we believe that anyone can come into our showrooms and find furnishings they love, most of our customers would be considered those with a “contemporary” sense of style. That doesn’t mean, however, that they must limit themselves to strictly modern furnishings. In fact, combining a few vintage or antique pieces with contemporary furniture and art is a very creative way to express your unique personality in the home or office. Let us help you do it right with these ideas.

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