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Get Hooked: February Readers Forecast

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This Feburary we have a lot of neat posts planned for you, our readers! We will continue with our “Why Should You Hire An Interior Designer?” series every Tuesday. We will focus on newlyweds and how we suggest starting the process of merging your things together.  Also, we will describe the role of an interior designer and the value they can provide a client. 


We will share with you a couple “before and after”projects and even give you some updates on our commercial projects. We are also hoping to highlight some of the builders we work with to give you some of their tips on what they recommend, when starting a remodeling project or building a new home.


Gear up for some creative posts on Valentines Day, Feb 12th (the start of the Olympics), our trip to San Antonio, Texas for the annual BPN Conference and the Carolina Ballet Cinderella Ballon February 20th.

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Like the Designer Profiles? We will be featuring Molly this month and be on the lookout for another series called “Styles of Design.” Our goal for this short series is to educate our reader on the various styles of design, the differences between them and what makes each style unique.

How could I forget “Droolworthy” Lauren always brings the best on the latest products out there. So check every Wednesday for her weekly series.

Check back at the beginning of each month as we forecast our daily blog calendar for you so you can keep coming back and of course get hooked!

Recent Projects: Haley’s Room

Back in November, one of our clients came to us, wanting to complete a space for her daughter’s 13th birthday. Haley- a dancer, horse lover, and vibrant teenager wanted a space that could serve many purposes.
(Above: Haley in her old space)
Rather than placing a large queen size bed in the space- we opted for a custom daybed with trundle underneath- perfectly sized for a window niche. We designed the rest of the space to accomodate studying, relaxing, dancing, and gathering with her sisters and girlfriends.
Haley knew exactly what she wanted:
polka dots
and a space for everything- including room to dance
The floor plan, below:

From there Judy and I determined a color palette of turquoise & fuschia- some of Haley’s favorite colors, but a departure from the seen-before pink and green. The name of the paint color on the bathroom walls and inside the wall panels is ICI:Frankly Scarletthe perfect hot pink hue.

We designed a paneled wall (above); installing trim moulding and using contrast paint to highlight Haley’s collection of trophies– displayed on mod acrylic shelves. The central panel is a custom memory board created from fuschia linen and multi-colored grosgrain ribbons. She can post photos and notes on her wall.

The seating area consists of a settee perfect for a young lady flanked by two mirrored chests evoking the mood of a dance studio. A chair from Stanley’s Coastal Living collection can pull up to the secretary where Haley does her homework and an upholstered stool can serve as seating at sleepovers, an ottoman, or a place for magazines and books. My favorite accessory is the pair of large yellow gourd lamps.

Check out our album slideshow of Haley’s Room, before & after (special thanks to Haley & her mom for letting us blog about their space)

Call Design Lines if you’re interested in creating a bedroom for your son or daughter-

Orange you glad I posted this paint color transformation?

Our clients & friends, the Cummings family, recently painted their dining room a delectable orange color from Benjamin Moore after the installation of some lovely wallpaper we specified from Schumacher. I thought I’d share some before & after photos of the exciting process.



For those of you last minute shoppers out there- consider a paint consultation from Design Lines as a gift for your loved one. A paint color can change your space dramatically & breathe new life for the New Year into your home or office.

Please comment on this post…I’m anxious to hear your thoughts on their
beautifully transformed space. Simply click on the blog’s title or the pencil
below & post comments.

P.S Special thanks to the Cummings
for allowing me to post these images, I especially adore the wreath hanging in
the chandelier above the table.

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