We're a company started by a self-professed HGTV addict and do-it-yourselfer, who made the very first frame for her own bathroom mirror. We love any small, simple change that delivers big results. This blog shares our reflections on design and decor - and our quest to add style to your reflection.
It’s your mission to give your client the design they want – and at the budget they’ve set aside for the project. This often means ensuring you’re getting the most for every dollar spent by achieving the biggest bang for the buck in every aspect of the project. This can take the form of repurposed furniture that is given new life with a beautiful, updated fabric, or adding a pop of color by painting accent walls instead of the whole interior,
It’s about choosing where to spend big to make a big statement - and where you can hold back.
Every designer is faced with this challenge. Here we provide some ideas, one designer to another, to help make the most of your client’s home and budget.
Everybody wants their home to feel like it’s their own. The perfect home should reflect our personalities and be just as unique as we are. Above all, it should feel comfortable to live in.
Whether it’s a high-rise condominium complex or a new development in the suburbs, all too often they lack the custom design and details a space needs to feel unique, warm and welcoming. Instead the home feels cold and bland in its uniformity to neighboring houses and apartments.
Making a house your home can be fun, easy and relatively inexpensive – with the tips below.
Inject some much-needed character and charm into your space and show off who you really are. It’s so important to love where you live, and be excited every day just to come home.
You can have your cake and eat it too – at least when it comes to finishes!
Mixing metals adds interest in design, and with our two-tone mirror frame styles, you don’t have to choose just one. Take the liberty to coordinate silvers or bronze with gold – and easily embrace the gold trend in your bath with confidence.
An empty apartment presents an opportunity for management to make improvements. However, major renovations can be significant in terms of cost and unit down-time. Focus should be placed on strategic updates that can quickly provide the greatest impact and return. When deciding upon those, it’s key to know what tops today’s renters wish-lists.
Technology as simple as adding USB outlets incorporates an updated element to the unit. On-trend color scheme on the walls and cabinetry – greys, whites and blues – give the apartment a modern feel. And like homes, kitchen and baths are a focus for renters. Easily update fixtures and drawer pulls, and reframing bathroom mirrors for a complete look.
Choosing small upgrades that have a significant impact on an apartment’s look and feel can not only improve your rental income, but also ensure that it’s never vacant for long. Check out more tips below from designer and award-winning Home Stager Kate Hart.
While shopping for new furniture and accessories for the home can be fun – it’s not exactly easy on your wallet. When you’re itching for an updated look, but don’t want to break the bank, simply get creative at home. Add a fresh coat of paint to your bathroom vanity. Rearrange your family room furniture for better flow. Or shop your own home. Take pillows or accessories from one room and utilize it in a whole new way in another room. Look below for more ideas from MirrorMate design consultant and top home-stager, Kate Hart.