Design trends for 2018 – What’s in and What’s out

Is your home on trend? Check out these new design trends for 2018!

As many of you have already noticed, home design trends look to be more bold than years before. According to many industry experts, you’ll be seeing design trends such as luxe velvet, vivid jewel tones and brass complimented with organic accents. Always remember to stick with what you love, regardless of what’s in or out. If your goal  is to refresh your home with a new coat of paint or to add a pretty piece of furniture or to update your kitchen or bath, you may want to try one of these top design trends.

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What’s Out – All White Kitchens

Although white kitchens will always be a classic color choice, warm wood tones, and other colors such as gray, warm neutrals and shades of blue will dominate the new kitchen color palette. Rich and unique tend to be what is emerging in kitchen colors.

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What’s Out – Accent Painted Walls

In the 80’s and 90’s accent walls were an instant way to make a room look like it was decorated.  But instead, try incorporating a textured wall or wainscotting made from milled wood or wainscoting on one wall in a room. ( According to Houzz, both are trending for 2018). Textured ceilings will add a punch of interest to your rooms as well. Our color consultation services are available to help you discover a pop of color for your home.

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What’s Out – Word Art

Although sentimental sayings on pillows and fun signs are a quick way to add a focal point to a room, they are becoming a little overdone according to some designers.  The exception to this would be certain objects such as vintage signs and other objects that have been re purposed into art. Try expressing yourself in less literal ways  in 2018. Try an unusual piece of wall art or a special accessory that you found on a recent trip. Get creative!

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What’s out – Architectural Objects Randomly placed

Before buying that barn door or other architectural element at a local barn sale, be sure it will blend with the style of your home. If your home is traditional don’t put a barn door on the wall. Likewise avoid installing traditional beams and formal columns in a suburban space. These design trends look fabulous in the right setting but misplaced in the wrong one.

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What’s in- Heavy Kitchen Cabinetry

Being in the market to update my own kitchen, I’m seeing a lot of cabinetry in the new kitchen design trends. Open cabinetry is taking a step back to this new kitchen design trend for 2018. Remember too, the warmer tones are stepping up in the kitchen color palette.

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What’s In – Cozy Colors

Dark and cozy hues are setting the tone according to Pantone, who just just named Ultra Violet its Color of the Year.  Sherwin-Williams selected Oceanside SW 6496 which is similar to an emerald green/blue shade. These hues will showing up as rich velvet on sofas or an accent chair or a velvet throw or pillow. Each of these hues has an exciting and energetic feel to them as we head into 2018. If these vivid hues seem a bit too overpowering, consider the calmer versions of each of these hues such as lilac or a softened version of emerald green. These colors work well in quieter spaces such as the bedroom.
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What’s In – Brass

Whether you love it or hate it, or you’ve seen it in the past or its brand new to you, brass is back and better than ever in the new year. The aged finish adorns kitchen cabinets and living room furniture and shines as serve ware and vintage-inspired light fixtures alike. Try mixing it in with other colorful accessories.

Do what you Love!

Regardless of what’s in or out in design trends, its important that your home reflects who you are and what you love! From beautiful accessories to your favorite color palette, every home can be designed to look and feel fabulous!

From Classic to Contemporary and Everything in Between!

Happy Decorating!

Brenda Weber

CH Interior Designs

Waynesville, Ohio

Don’t miss these New Year’s Tips on Organizing Your Home

Out with the old to organize your home

If you’re sick and tired of your disorganized home, and you’ve resolved to finally do something about it, the first thing you need to do is clean out. Take a day (or two) to go through closets, shelves, boxes and overflowing drawers to get rid of items you don’t need. A good rule of thumb is, “if you don’t use it, lose it.” Give to charity, pass on to friends or family or sell it. Once you get rid of useless items that just take up space, you’ll be amazed at how much better every room in your home looks.

 

Add storage solutions to every room in your home

Once you’ve cleaned out your unused items, it’s time to find storage solutions for items you do have. Time to tidy up the books and magazines piled on desks and coffee tables and the clothing piled on the bedroom floors. Rather than drowning in clutter, invest in some book shelves for your must-reads.  In addition, consider installing floating shelves for collectibles or placing belongings in nice baskets under tables or on shelves.

 

Find storage furniture

Think about investing in furniture that doubles as storage units. There are beds, ottomans, coffee tables and more that have ample space hidden within to instantly eliminate clutter. This is especially useful if you have young children — just pop the toys into an ottoman that doubles as a coffee table to tidy the living room in no time. Do you have an old shelving unit in the garage that you’re not using?  Give it a fresh coat of paint and a new home in a room that needs organized.

 

Use wall space to keep your home tidy

Maximize vertical space by adding hooks and shelves where you can. This will get things off the ground and create more space. Everything from laundry bags on a hook behind the door (rather than in a basket on the floor) to extra coats on hooks in the hall. This beats shoving things into the closet and makes for a much tidier home.  You can even hang up extra blankets in the guest bedroom if there’s no room to house them elsewhere. Think of unusual spaces and places you can use for storage.

 

 Keep it going

If you want to  really stick to your resolution to be more organized this year, try to stay consistent and keep it going. Just doing it once and then immediately falling back into old patterns won’t get you anywhere.  For example, do a little bit every day and when you’re in the mood! Promise yourself that once you have storage solutions you’ll actually use them. Equally important, let your family members know too! This means no more clothes on the floor and no more books on the kitchen table. Get rid of what you don’t use and make sure you stay committed to staying organized.

Happy Organizing!

From Classic to Contemporary and Everything in Between!

Brenda Weber

CH Interior Designs

 

 

How to throw a last minute Holiday Party!

Christmas is fast approaching but there’s still time to plan a Holiday party!

Start with the Table

When planning a holiday party, start with your table decor. Toss on that pretty red table cloth or table runner you have stored from last year. Dust off that tiered cake stand and layer it with a variety of cookies and candies. Snip off some fresh pine branches and layer around the base of it for a natural look. Nestle some pretty ornaments or pine cones in the branches for a natural look.  Or if you want a little bling, colorful bulbs will do the trick!
Whether you use paper or china, decorate the table with pretty holiday Christmas plates, napkins and cups. In addition, add some real or battery operated candles for ambient lighting.

Use your favorite table decor

Then the Food

Stick with your favorite finger foods. Fresh foods that needs little or no preparation are a great start. A veggie dish can be easily made to elicit the colors of the season. A festive beet and arugula salad takes about 10 minutes to throw together but looks beautiful as a holiday dish. Still have grandma’s old sugar cookie recipe? Whip it up and shape them into candy canes with some sprinkles. In addition add a charcuterie plate with some exotic cheeses and meats. Present these choices on holiday serving dishes to wet the appetite!

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Don’t forget the Scents

The holiday scents abound this time of year. From pine and balsam, to cinnamon and spices, an easy way to add holiday fragrance to your party is to simmer some apple cider on the stove with mulling spices. This will make guests feel comfortable and create mingling. To welcome your guests in the living room try adding some pine and balsam potpourri in a bowl near the front door.

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Always add Music

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Nothing lifts the spirit and sets the mood more than holiday music. Stream some of your favorites and let them play throughout the entire party. The classics are always a favorite but mix in some contemporary as well to appeal to everyone present.

Remember to add music!

Most of all-Enjoy!

Of course, a party is for enjoying the time spent with the people you love. Even more important than the decor, food, scents and music! So, remember to keep your last minute holiday party simple and fun. Yule be glad you did!

Happy Decorating!

CH Interior Designs

From Classic to Contemporary and Everything in Between

CH Interior Designs is Now Open!

New Home Decor Boutique Opens in Waynesville, Ohio.

See the latest in interior design and home decor at CH Interior Designs

It’s official!  CH Interior Designs home decor boutique is open at 10 N Main St Suite D, Waynesville, Ohio. Thank you to everyone who attended our grand opening. We’re thankful for all the support! It was wonderful to see friends and family and meet new people, too. After months of planning and preparing for this new venture, we are happy to have opened our doors for business this past Saturday.

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CH Interior Designs is a full service interior design business.

We will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am -3pm and by appointment. We’ll also be adding furniture and home decor items to our boutique on a regular basis, so you’ll be sure to find something new each time you visit. Follow us on Instagram  and Facebook for information about new arrivals!

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Hand made furniture

Stop in!

We invite you to stop in, take some photos, and see how the pieces you’re eyeing can fit into your home.  We have something for every style – from classic to contemporary and everything in between. If you don’t see it in our boutique, no worries, we have many resources available to help find just the piece you are looking for.

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There’s more!

Our home decor boutique is only part of what CH Interior Designs will be offering the greater Dayton/Cincinnati and Waynesville area. In addition to the retail boutique we will work with you on a consultation basis or an entire project plan. Most importantly, we  will work with you every step of the way on your design project.  As an interior designer with over twenty years of experience, I offer a variety of home interior services.  As a result you will find everything you need to transform your home.

Custom Window Treatments

– Floral Arrangements

– Lighting

– Bedding

– Furniture

Interior Design and Color Consultations

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Not sure how to start?

Have you always thought about updating your living room?  Or maybe adding a pop of color to your bedroom? We’ll work within your budget and help you achieve the look and style you want. We want your home to reflect your personality, as well as be a comfortable place to come home to.

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I look forward to seeing you during your visits to our new boutique and of course, I always look forward to helping you transform your house into a beautiful home.

From Classic to Contemporary and Everything in Between!

Brenda Weber

Yikes! 5 Common Interior Design Mistakes to Learn From

Check out our list of common interior design mistakes before starting your next project and spare yourself the painful interior design mistakes!

1.  Ignoring Function

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A well-designed room is great, but if it is dysfunctional and frustrating, it will hardly be worth it. Believe it or not, functionality is often overlooked when planning interior design projects. For example, an entertainment room lacking rugs, window treatments, and other sound absorbing materials, is likely to be a pain. Likewise, a beautiful office lacking good lighting isn’t going to be of much use.

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Furthermore, make sure you’re considering where your guests will sit and move about in your common areas. Will they be able to walk easily throughout the home? Are there plenty of places to set a cup of tea or a snack while watching TV? These are all things you must consider when designing your interiors.

2.  Drab Color Scheme

Another common mistake we see is a poor color scheme or lack of one entirely. While the crisp and clean look is desirable, you need to consider a color scheme to ensure your bright and airy room doesn’t end up looking boring. Adding a color scheme can be rather simple by adding in throw blankets, throw pillows, curtains, and accessories. These are all easily interchangeable and add something interesting to your interiors. While it may be simple, it does take time and planning in order to be successful.

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Look around your room; is there a color you can easily mix in with your current look? Should you get rid of a few items to clear a slate for a new color scheme? From there, decide on a color scheme you want to incorporate. In addition, take photos of your interiors to reference back on while you’re shopping. This can be helpful in visualizing what your new look will be, and help when deciding how to place items throughout the room. Lastly, pay careful attention on placing your color scheme throughout your room, rather than on one shelf or area. A color scheme is meant to tie your room together into one cohesive look.

3.  Too Much In One Place

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One of the most dangerous interior design mistakes you can make is over furnishing and over decorating. Some individuals have so many wonderful collections of furniture, lamps, and accessories that they want to show it all off! While we understand wanting to show off all your beloved items, we encourage you to choose less.

One technique you can try is making a list of all your favorite home items, circle 10 of your favorites, and then choose 5 of your top favorites. From there, make sure to highlight those top 5 items while keeping the rest for another room, another time, or it may even be time to sell them for new items! By choosing less, you’re able to really highlight those favorite items by keeping clutter around them at bay. We know this may be tough at first, but we assure you those favorite items will be noticed a lot more when you’ve cleared some room to let them shine!

4.  Outdated Accessories

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Whether we like it or not, there is a time for getting rid of the old and adding in the new and updating your spaces. Likewise, if you have outdated cabinets, accessories, drapes, and lighting, it’s really going to date your interiors. Many of our clients often overlook the importance of the little details. For example, they paint the walls and get new furniture and accessories, but don’t understand why their interiors don’t look quite right. The reason is often all those little outdated accessories getting in the way. Therefore, the solution is often replacing old lights, and updating curtains, cabinets and hardware.

We understand there’s a time and a budget for everything, but make sure you consider updating those outdated details when you’re trying to re-design. Plus, updating your lights, hinges, and cabinet hardware doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. If you’re willing to spend a little time on it, there are many spectacular spray paints you can purchase and easily update those rusted gold details with a fresh gold, silver, or bronzed copper!

5.  Not Hiring a Professional When Necessary

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As we previously mentioned, there are many simple and affordable ways to update your interiors. However, big or advanced projects often require a professional for the best planning and execution. Or if you’re just not sure where to start, a professional can guide you along to help you avoid these mistakes along with many others. In addition, professionals will help ease the stress and uncertainty of a re-design and can instill confidence in you about your project. To read more about what a professional can provide, check out our blog on Interior Designers!

Send us an email if you’re looking for a little more help on your interior design project. Have you made an interior design mistake we can learn from? Tell us in the comments below!

From Classic to Contemporary and Everything in Between,

CH Interior Designs-Brenda Weber
937-545-9171

 

 

Best 4th Ever: Dazzling Decorations for your Gatherings

We know you love the fourth of July, so we’ve got some ideas to make it the best one yet! Decorating for the 4th is relatively simple: add red, white, blue and American flags and you’ve got a patriotic home. While that’s true, we’re here to make sure your décor looks clean and tasteful, not cheap and tacky!

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Tasty Tribute:

Who doesn’t love a tasty treat? Decorating with candy is a clever idea that’ll keep your guests smiling. We have a few ideas for you on this topic. For starters, use some glass jars or vases (which can be used as décor for all seasons by the way). Next, fill them with red, white, and blue M&M’s or gumballs. In addition, patriotic colored tootsie pops in small metal buckets is another favorite of ours! If you’re a treat expert, you know you’ve got to have both salty and sweet. Try using different sized vases for yogurt-covered pretzels, licorice, and blue candies. Finally, wrap your treat filled vases in a pretty ribbon or top with an American flag and you’ve got yourself a wow-worthy treat station!

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Custom Floral Arrangements

Forever Florals:

It’s likely you’re going to be outside for some, if not most of your 4th. Therefore, you can’t forget about adding some outdoor symbolism! This can be done relatively quickly by first purchasing some vases or metal buckets and tubs. Next, head to your favorite floral shop for some red, white, and blue flowers. Then place your pretty flowers near the front door or on your steps, and top them with an American flag to welcome your party guests with great declaration! You can even take this cute idea to your tabletops by using smaller floral arrangements. Here’s a tip: if you’re having trouble finding patriotic colored vases, you can use clear vases you already own and try putting food coloring in the water, thus adding those celebration colors to your décor!

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Symbolic Setting:

If you’re anything like us, you absolutely adore a beautiful place setting at the table. Don’t worry, you don’t need to go out and buy all new dishes and tableware to be patriotic this summer. If you have a patriotic colored table runner, tablecloth, or napkins lying around, you can start with one of those items and then work around it. Be warned, there is such a thing as too much red, white, and blue – so make sure you create a good balance.

Layers, contrast of colors, and a centerpiece are the ingredients to a pretty place setting. Place mats are a great starting point. From there, begin layering plates by color or size. If you have plates that are all the same color, you can break them up by placing a cute bandana or napkin in-between the layers. Next, place a small decoration or treat at each place setting. This can be a bag of candy with a flag, utensils wrapped in a pretty napkin, or anything you can imagine! Lastly, you’ll need a good centerpiece. For an affordable route, baskets filled with confetti, flowers, and flags are sure to spruce things up. In addition, lanterns, candlesticks, or vases are also a great way to go for your symbolic centerpiece!

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Dazzling Décor:

You have a lot of options when it comes to patriotic décor and accessories – how do you choose? While we believe you can make inexpensive 4th of July décor look cute, we want to ensure your 4th of July decorating looks fabulous! That’s what here for, after all. Accessories are important; they are the little details that bring everything together. Dollar store decorations can go terribly wrong, or incredibly right. Thus, we recommend using them as small additions, not the grand look. For example, rather than purchasing a flimsy sign, be looking for cute chalkboards you can write messages on and add some décor around. You should also opt for a few wooden or metal decorations rather than poor quality lanterns or pinwheels that are likely only going to last you a few hours!

Here are some dazzling decorations we recommend: Wreaths, wooden signs, block letters, throw pillows, chalkboards, candles, wooden or metal stars, patriotic place settings and napkins, and small American flags! As a reminder, not everything needs to be red, white, and blue. Make sure to keep the look clean and tasteful by breaking up these colors and patterns to avoid creating a cluttered look.

Most importantly, don’t forget to have some fun! Decorating and designing for various holidays should be a joy, not a burden. If you find yourself stressed over interior decorating, schedule a consultation with our in-house experienced interior designer and feel all your worries melt away! Ready to get out there and start shopping for your 4th of July décor? Stop by our shop to browse all our unique and high quality accessories.

We want to hear from you! What is your favorite way to decorate for the 4th of July?

From Classic to Contemporary and Everything in Between, Brenda Weber.

 

CH Interior Designs

10 North Main St. Suite D

Waynesville, OH 45068
937-545-9171

 

 

 

 

Displaying Collections: Show Your Personality in Style

Displaying collections tell your story – what you love, where you’ve been, who you are – and, they can quickly become a chaotic mess. But you can display collections in style! Here are 6 easy steps on how to display your collections. The following tips will have your prized possessions taking center stage in no time.

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  1. GROUP OBJECTS BY THEME

Grouping objects by theme, a common element (E.g. color or style), or subject matter helps to connect them. If your collection is bigger than your space, pull out your favorites to display, box up the rest, and rotate them every few months.

  1. CREATE A GALLERY WALL

Use that wall space! You have empty canvases throughout your home. Don’t waste the real estate. For example, whether you collect crosses, plates or cutting boards, display your favorite collections by hanging them on a wall. You can also stagger each item according to size and subject matter.

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  1. SHELVES, CABINETS, BUILT-INS

With little nooks throughout the grid, built-ins and cabinets are a great way to display your collections! Displaying collections on a shelf, paint the back wall a contrast color to bring more attention to your collection. If your items are mostly solid colors try adding pattern behind them to add more visual interest.

Display old glass bottles, glass perfume bottles on a deep window sill or on a shelf in front of a window and see your collection sparkle! In addition, think about the horizon. Create visual triangles at varying heights so your eye travels from item to item.

  1. MAGNETIC ART

Whether it’s a vacation trinket, your veterinarian’s emergency information or your child’s artwork, magnets are everywhere! Don’t cringe every time you open the refrigerator door. Even magnets can transition into a fun artistic element. Take back your fridge, and give those magnets a home! Sheet metal can turn mismatched magnets into a piece of art. Keep it simple with a strip of sheet metal or spice it up and have it cut into a shape, for instance the United States, and showcase your travels.

  1. SEE THROUGH

Whether you’re showing off shells from the beach, vintage dice, or your collection of wine corks, glass jars and lanterns offer great storage and beauty. There are so many shapes and sizes to choose from. Get creative and turn your favorite collection into a focal point.

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  1. FRAME IT

Lastly, display small items like shells, buttons or jewelry inside a frame. Or, hang old metal keys inside an open back frame (You can just remove the glass and back from a frame you already have too!). For those precious mementos, or fragile items like clothing and printed material, protect and display in a shadow box!

These are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing, however the possibilities are endless. Tell us about your displayed collections or which tip you’ll try to create your visual masterpiece!

From Classic to Contemporary and Everything in Between!

CH Interior Designs-Brenda Weber

Located in Cobblestone Gift Shop and Home Décor Shop

513-897-0021

Entryway Ideas You Will Love!

 

Your entryway is an area in the home that tends to be forgotten about when it comes to interior design and style. It’s not surprising why; this is often a practical area for taking off shoes and coats, and often gets a bit messy. However, your entryway is one of the first areas visitors will see and is a great place for getting creative while remaining functional. One size does not fit all – entryways should be designed with sizing and family needs in mind. Here’s some clever ways to begin dressing up your entryway while keeping it practical to get you inspired!

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

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Let’s begin with an accessory that adds a pretty statement while also making your entryway look bigger. Mirrors come in all shape, sizes, colors, and varieties – so there is a lot to choose from! If you’re wanting to make a simple addition, try adding one large mirror over a console table or bench. In contrast, if you’re feeling your entry way could use more pizazz, adding a few smaller mirrors will create more dimension and grab attention. Whichever look you’re going for, you have a lot of options to choose from. For example, trending in mirrors are antique gold or brass frames, white frames with unique designs, and hanging mirrors. Above all, mirrors are great for last minute hair checks, and most noteworthy, they brighten the look of a room!

Wow – I Love That!

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When you’re starting any interior design project, you’re imagining people stopped and adoring your taste – right? People like seeing something a little different. Hence, wallpaper is crawling back into modern interior design, and we don’t think it’s a bad thing! Although it has returned, the use of wallpaper has changed. Currently wallpaper is being used more for accent walls, rather than entire rooms like it was in the past. Therefore, with an accent wall you’re free to have some fun with a bold print. Floral and geometric prints are trending this year and are a fantastic way to add an eye-catcher in your entryway.

In addition, a brightly colored table, chair, or bench is sure to add some personality to your entryway. If you’re hoping to add a statement without drawing too much attention, a navy blue or gray piece of furniture are easy to decorate with and will add a little pop of color. Whereas, if you’re looking for a statement piece, opt for red, turquoise, yellow – or really any color! Just make sure you’re planning your accessories accordingly, these colors are a little more challenging to design with.

Welcome to our Gallery

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Gallery walls are a hit, and we love them too! While mirrors are more common and simpler entryway accessories, we think a gallery wall is worth considering. Gallery walls are a great place to be creative – but make sure you’re planning carefully! That’s right, beautiful gallery walls don’t come without some planning and preparation. If your frames and art aren’t evenly spaced and well planned out, it simply won’t look right. Luckily, there are many templates and space planning ideas you can be reading to get an idea of what you want.

From there, begin preparing by making paper or cardboard cutouts and picking up painters tape. Next, lay out your design on the wall before you begin hanging. As a result, you will have a well-crafted gallery for all to adore. From uniform and clean, to abstract and creative – there’s endless options when designing your gallery wall. If you’re in need of some inspiration, stop by our shop to begin picking out a few wall accessories you love, then design the remaining look around those picks!

Let’s be Practical

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We’re understanding that every house has different needs, which is why we’re recommending that you be practical with your entryway. If you have a front door that is rarely used, it is easier to fill it with pretty and delicate things. Whereas, if you’ve got kids and pets using your entryway all day long, you may not want to start putting expensive vases and breakable details around. However, just because your family actually uses your entryway, it doesn’t mean you need to be afraid of decorating. Some practical additions to your entryway includes benches, tables, hooks, umbrella holders, and storage tables.

If you’re thinking your entryway is always cluttered, a storage table with bins to hide the clutter is a great way to go. From there, simply dress it up with a mirror (or gallery!) and a pretty mail organizer. In addition, hooks are fantastic for entryways – and they can actually look really beautiful. Many people start placing hooks on the wall by themselves, but we like to dress things up here at CH Interiors. Therefore, we’re recommending getting hooks nailed to a pretty painted board instead. This will have a more expensive and tasteful look, plus they’re much easier to hang!

Feeling inspired yet? Visit us at our shop to start picking up some entryway accessories. If you’re wanting to re-vamp your entryway without all the hassle, schedule a consultation with our experienced in-house interior designer Brenda Weber.

What is your favorite entryway accessory? Let us know by commenting below or send us an email. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page to see images of furniture and accessories in the shop along with deals and events!

From Classic to Contemporary and Everything in Between,

CH Interior Designs-Brenda Weber

Located in Cobblestone Village Gift and Home Décor Shop
513-897-0021

 

Outdoor Living Accessories for a Stunning Transformation

The summer season is around the corner and we can’t wait! We love our summer interior projects and are already getting prepared for the hot days and warm nights. Summer is the season for having friends and family over to relax in the beautiful outdoors. Likewise, your outdoor living spaces may need a little boost before you get those parties started. Here are 5 simple accessories to add to your outdoor living area to ensure you have a fabulous summer filled with friends and good times!

  1. Add Simple Elegance with Lovely Lanterns.  Lanterns are affordable, simple, and lanternversatile! While we love plants on their own, by putting them in a lantern you can add a pop of color and a more expensive appeal to your outdoor living area. You can also opt for citronella candles by placing them inside your lanterns to keep those pesky bugs away! In contrast, if you’re looking to add outdoor flare without the flame, you can also purchase battery-powered candles to place in your lanterns for a romantic evening glow. From coastal, to cottage, and contemporary, there are lanterns available for every style.
  2. Make Your Guests Happy with End Tables.Beautiful Deck Have you ever been at a party and found yourself fumbling around with plates of food, drinks, and your phone? Not being able to set things down is a hassle, therefore, we highly recommend adding a few tables to your outdoor living areas. There are many creative ways to add more table space to your outdoors. For example; you can paint an old crate, use a pretty wire wastebasket flipped upside down, or opt for end tables created specifically for the outdoors. If you have outdoor furniture you should also consider getting an outdoor coffee table. A larger table in your outdoor area is ideal for board games or cards as well! As a result, your party guests will feel more at ease by not having to fumble around with their hands full.
  3. Get Creative with Metal Tubs, Buckets, and Pails.metal containers  Metal tubs are one of our favorite ways to accessorize outdoor living areas! It’s an effortless way to add a more tasteful and expensive look. By placing metal buckets filled with fresh flowers throughout your outdoor living area, you’ll add instant eye-catching appeal. Furthermore, these provide a lot of decor opportunities. Pails are adorable as an decorative accent on your tables, and tubs and buckets are great as centerpieces and lawn accessories! In addition, if you’re throwing a party this summer, those metal buckets are also perfect for filling with cold ice and beverages. These metal accessories will add simple yet extraordinary appeal to your outdoor living area, and is sure to impress your guests!
  4. Cozy up with Outdoor Rugs. While outdoor living needs to be practical, it can also conservatorybe cozy and comfortable. Outdoor rugs that are resistant to liquids and tears are a great way to dress up your outdoor living area. However, make sure you purchase a rug that is mold and mildew resistant. Most noteworthy, bamboo tends to be the most popular choice as it is UV resistant, and a long-lasting material. In addition, keep your rug looking fresh and pretty by regularly cleaning it. For example, simply try hanging the rug over a rail and hosing it down, while sweeping up underneath where the rug sits. Ongoing cleaning helps combat the dirt and weather to maintain that fresh and vibrant appeal you’re looking for. Outdoor rugs are a great place to have some fun with bold colors and prints, so don’t be shy when picking out yours!
  5.  Light up the Night.outdoor string lights hanging on a line in backyard   Adding attractive lighting to your outdoor areas will make a huge impact! Most individuals underestimate their options in outdoor lighting. There are many choices to choose from: string lights, solar lights, post lights, and floodlights to name a few. Solar lights are great for placing in your yard to light up your walking path. In contrast, if you’re wanting to add a lot of light to an area we recommend choosing a flood light for lighting up walls, bushes, trees, etc. Finally, our favorite summertime lighting pick is string lighting. Placing string lights along windowsills, draping overhead, or around banisters amounts to a gorgeous summertime vibe. Nothing says summer quite like a backyard party at night with pretty lights and a campfire!

We’re curious! How do you like to dress up you’re outdoor living areas for the summer? Send us an email with a picture of your outdoor project, or leave us a comment below!

From Classic to Contemporary and Everything in Between,

CH Interior Designs-Brenda Weber
Located in Cobblestone Village Gift and Home Décor Shop
513-897-0021

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
937-545-9171

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