Go Coastal! Bringing the Beach to Your Interiors

It’s that time of year we’re heading to the coast for a vacation with some surf and sand. But don’t you know that you can also bring the coast to you? We’ve got the scoop on all things beach house for your interiors. By adding in beachy colors, accessories, and wall art, you’ll feel like you’re already on the beach!

Splash in Some Beachy Color:

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First thing’s first, in order to go coastal with your interiors this summer, you need to get the color scheme down. This season, popular beachy colors include white, gray, light blue, cream, and navy! The coastal theme is all about looking bright, open, sunny, and relaxing. Therefore, try not to focus too much on any one of these colors. In order to pull of the beach house look successfully, you’ll need to mix and match and have some fun with it! Otherwise, your project won’t turn out the way you’ve been seeing in pictures. As a result, by paying attention to this color scheme while doing your shopping, your new beach house look is sure to be a success!

Anchors, Starfish, Whales – Oh My!

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The coastal look demands that you be more neutral with your colors. However, it also allows you to go big with your wall décor. You should be hunting for adorable anchor pieces, along with whale, ocean, and fish wall prints. Try searching for beachy prints in crisp white frames to add a higher quality look. In addition, shadow boxes with shells and sand dollars are a great way to go! The coastal look has become quite popular in recent years, so you should have no problem finding some unique wall décor.

Throw In Some Fun:

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The best thing about throw pillows and blankets is in the name. You simply purchase them and “throw” them in! While we all know you can’t just throw in pillows and expect it to look nice, you get what we mean! As a result, you’ll need to intentionally place your throw accessories to make it look effortless, yet pleasing to the eye. Likewise, by throwing a blanket over the sofa or bed, and adding in a couple of coastal print throw pillows, you’ll quickly pull together the coastal look. Throw accessories are that simple!

Don’t Forget the Seashells and Sand:

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Remember what we said about bringing the beach to you? Adding beachy accessories is a great way to bring pieces of the ocean to you while adding to your coastal theme. For a centerpiece, try looking for glass containers that you can add sand, shells, and a candle to. In addition, a couple beach accessories that tend to be forgotten are roping and baskets. For example, candlesticks with roping and small wicker baskets will instantly add a beach vibe. Finally, another easy idea is to find some cute bowls and fill them with shells, sand dollars, and starfish!

Ready to go coastal? Visit us at our Home Décor Shop to find our beachy rugs, throws, accessories, and more! We want to hear from you – what is your favorite way to bring the beach to your interiors? Tell us in the comments below or send us at Designer@CHInteriorDesigns.com!

From Classic to Contemporary, and Everything In Between,

CH Interior Designs
Designer@CHInteriorDesigns.com
Waynesville, Ohio
513-897-0021

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Spring Interior Trends We are Obsessed With

Spring officially arrived on March 20th, and we are LOVING the trends for this season. Just reading about these chic items has us squirming anxiously in our seats to share them with you. Only picking up a few new pieces for the spring season, you are sure to feel those winter blues melting away. Now get out a pen and paper – you will want to write this down!

  1. Copper

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Copper is in this spring, and it is demanding a presence in your home!  Copper lamps and home décor accessories you have likely seen popping up in décor magazines everywhere, and we love it too! For example, adding a copper piece demands attention in any space and lucky for us, it is very versatile. Keep in mind that with copper, you will want to make sure you are regularly doing an exceptional cleaning on those pieces to keep their golden shine you will need to treat your copper with a protective finish. If you are on the hunt for that unique eye catcher in your home, we certainly recommend adding a contemporary copper accent piece or two!

2. Climbing Plants

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Not just any plants are climbing plants! This season it is time to let your vines grow, ditch the trimmers, and see where they go! Place them up high on shelves and let the vines hang loose this spring. This trend is one you can get excited about; there are so many options of plants, pots, and placements to experiment with! Don’t have time to waste tending to indoor plants?  Try a Pothos plant; they are very easy going with big beautiful green leaves. If you are a plant lover, try buying a few plant accessories, such as beautiful pastel pots, and add in some adorable succulents! Succulents are also very limited maintenance and come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and looks.

3. Chic Marble Wallpaper

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Just when you thought the days of wallpaper were over it makes a comeback and ultimately redeems itself!  This marble wallpaper trend is one to pay some attention to. From clean and straightforward to loud and artsy, marble can change the look of your room. We would agree, a whole room in marble might be a bit much, but an accent wall?  Now we are talking. With endless colors to choose from, adding a wall of marble may be the perfect way to brighten up your interior and pull together an accent color theme in your room.  Visit us for help picking out the perfect marble wallpaper to add some chic to your interior. With this spring trend, you’re sure to add a sense of effortless and chic style that’s very classy, but if you’re thinking the marble look is not for you, wait until you see what’s next!

4. Wood Tile – Better Than You Think! 

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What a time to be alive. We can have marble in the form of wallpaper and wood in the form of tiles! If you are a rustic fan, you will like this trend. There are several benefits to wood tile rather than hardwood; it resists moisture, it does not need to be regularly polished, it has a warmer look than traditional tile, and is usable with many different décor styles – farmhouse lovers we are talking to you! There are several myths that wood tile does not last long, warps, and looks fake, don’t let that deter you; with a little research, you will learn what a perfect combination this is for our living spaces.

5. Dive Deep Into Blue This Season:

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Deep Blues are making a comeback, and it is evident to see why. Accordingly, they are the perfect companion to the minimalism style, which has been trending for some time. If you are feeling a little blah about any of your interior spaces, add a drop of dark blue somewhere, and it will give you that fresh statement you are looking for. Where can I add such a dark color you say? Well, we have a few ideas! You can add a piece of accent furniture, such as an ottoman or loveseat, and don’t be afraid of velvet! Also, you can paint a blue accent wall, or even paint your front door a deep blue to show you are in with the trends this season!

These spring trends of 2017 don’t disappoint; we cannot wait to try them ourselves! It is incredible what a copper accent or a warm colored wood tile can do to freshen up your space for the warmer days ahead, and who does not love a gorgeous deep blue? Ah, we are in heaven!

In conclusion, if you are ready to choose that copper piece or pop of dark blue in your home you will want to talk to our design team!  Our in-store interior designers are excited to help you find what you need to get trendy this spring!

If you are on the go or need some design assistance to put your mind at ease, schedule a consultation with CH Interior Designs.  Stop by and visit us in Cobblestone Village Gift and Home Décor Shop in Waynesville, Ohio.  Whether you are in need of space planning, furniture layout, or something in-between, CH Interior Designs will guide you through a stress-free process.

What spring trends are you most excited about this season? Email us at Designer@CHInteriorDesigns moreover, let us know!

From Classic to Contemporary, and Everything In Between,

CH Interior Designs
Designer@CHInteriorDesigns.com
Waynesville, Ohio
513-897-0021

 

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Interior Designers: Steer Clear for 6 Reasons

Interior Designers: Steer Clear for 6 Reasons:

Are you puzzled about what skills interior designers possess that you don’t? Wondering what services professional designers provide that make it worth your money? These are great questions, and we can tell you one thing for sure if our top 6 list sounds like you, you might consider steering clear of interior designers!


1. You Enjoy Putting a Lot of Effort Into Things and Getting a Disappointing Result

1When you have a big design project on your hands, you may think, ‘I’ll save money by doing it myself.’ However, the truth is that most people lose money on projects because they didn’t turn out quite the way they were expecting. There’s more to interior design than the fun part of picking out colors, textures, and designs. For example, there are measurements to take, hues to match, lighting placements to consider, custom sizes to find, some construction work, and much more. Sounds like a lot of work right? As a result, If you’re not preparing to take all this on yourself, you may need to hire a professional.

 

 


2. You Enjoy Stress

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Interior design may seem like it’s always fun, but the process can make you want to pull your hair out! First of all, you can expect to spend weeks or months shopping for unique one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories. Plus, keep in mind that the lighting in your home will change the paint and fabric colors drastically. Therefore, by the end of it all, you’ll be so tired that you may talk yourself into “liking” what you picked out, even if it didn’t turn out the way you were hoping. Interior design should be an exciting, fun, and stress-free process. Chances are you have other priorities such as kids, grand-kids, careers, friends, and family that need tending. If you prefer a fun experience and want to minimize stress, we recommend you consider handing your interior project over to an expert to put your mind at ease.

 


3. You Don’t Care if Your Designs are Functional

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We hear you, Joanna Gaines is a genius, and she doesn’t have an interior design degree. Plus, what she does looks pretty simple right? Yes, there are very gifted people on this earth. However, even Joanna Gaines has been dedicating her life to continuously learning. Furthermore, Joanna designed several homes before she took off as the incredible designer she is today. In addition to a good eye, a designer needs professional skills. You might ask, ‘What skills does a professional possess that I don’t’? First of all, a professional will have a formal degree which includes skills such as space planning, interior structures and materials, lighting design, color theory, interior codes and safety, and interior finishes. Therefore, the professional interior design requires an eye for design, formal skills, and a demanding work schedule to make spaces not only beautiful but functional and sustainable.


4. You Like Having Low-Quality Products that ‘Don’t Quite Fit In’ for Your Home

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Designers partner and network with skilled craftsmen, artisans, and fellow designers to be successful. Also, designers draw from many resources to locate products that are just right for you, which are not available to the general public. These relationships take a lot of time and dedication. Thus they are a valuable benefit to you. By growing these relationships, professional interior designers can bring you one-of-a-kind pieces you won’t be able to find anywhere else. As a result, by working with a professional, you will gain unique accessories, one-of-a-kind furniture, and custom window treatments brought straight to you!


5. You Do Not Like Professionals Who Work With Your Budget

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Interior designers understand that working within your budget is imperative. Establishing a budget is one of the first things good designers do to efficiently manage a design project. Plus, there are products available that will meet every budget. Working with you to understand your style, needs, and budget is their top priority. From there, they will work to be flexible with you so that you can have professional interior design guidance. Also, you will not have to sacrifice the things that are important to you! Therefore, you can take a deep breath, and let the stress of your interior design projects melt away; they’ve got you covered!

 

 


6. You Do Not Think a Designer Will Understand Your Taste and Style

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You might have asked yourself, ‘what if the designer doesn’t understand or like my style?’ That’s a valid question. There are certainly interior designers who only choose design projects similar to their tastes and styles. However, a good designer is knowledgeable about the many different design styles and knows how to organize and produce the style the client prefers. Rest assured, a good designer has an extensive portfolio and many years of experience working with a variety of styles and tastes.

Therefore, we want to know! What is your biggest reason to steer clear of hiring an interior designer? Tell us in the comments below or send us an email for a chance to win a free in-home consultation. On May 25th, a name will be drawn, and one lucky person will be the winner!

Are you ready to get started on that interior design project or want to learn more about us? Simply fill out our contact form or give us a call!

From Classic to Contemporary, and Everything In Between,

CH Interior Designs
Designer@CHInteriorDesigns.com
Waynesville, Ohio
513-897-0021

 

Make a New Year’s Resolution for a Beautiful Home in 2017

Make a New Year’s Resolution for a Beautiful Home in 2017.

There isn’t a rule that your New Year’s Resolution must involve working out (the gym is way too crowded in January anyway). The end of the holidays and the beginning of a new year is a perfect time to make some interior design resolutions for your home. When you plan now, you can manifest all your changes throughout the year, for a more beautiful and inviting home the next time the holidays roll around!

Ready to create peace and harmony in your home in the New Year? These resolutions will beautify your space in 2017. Read our newest blog NOW!

The One Simple Ingredient that will Make Your Rooms Pop

Try These 5 Ways to Add More of What’s Missing in Your Home Décor Do you sometimes feel like your rooms are lacking a little “oomph”? Maybe you walk into a room that you’ve spent a lot of time selecting furniture, paint, flooring, etc. and just have the feeling that it’s falling a little flat. Does the feeling of “homey-ness” and warmth seem to be missing?  What simple ingredient do you think might be missing? Read our blog now to find out!

 

Fall into Cozy!

We have put together 3 easy decorating tips for getting cozy in your home this fall.   Set Your Sights on Warmth with Colors and Softness and other great fall tips to decorate your home for the new season! READ NOW!

A Study in Style: Mixing Mid-Century Modern with Rustic

A Study in Style: Mixing Mid-Century Modern with Rustic

One of the simplest ways to make your home interesting is to combine two styles: mixing the timeless elements from two different times and places creates a look of depth and sophistication. Sticking to one style everywhere simply can’t compare to the design potential that emerges when you step up your game and work with two styles in your interior design. Read our newest blog to learn just how easy it can be to create a fresh look from two styles!