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The 5 Step Process:
1) Take a style quiz. Create a free online style profile so Havenly can match you with the right interior designer for your style needs.
2) Tell Havenly More. Schedule a call with your designer (or fill out a longer design brief) to better prepare your designer with your needs and wants. Then pay $185 for your room design.
3) Feedback. After 5 business days, you will be provided with two concept boards from your designer. Provide feedback and get two more rounds of revisions to your board if needed.
4) Design. After approximately a week, you will be provided with a finalized 3D design of your space. (total design time is about two weeks)
5) Shop. Havenly pulls everything you need to execute your finalized design via a universal check out cart. Buy what you like and access it over time if needed. (no pressure to buy all at once). $50 of your original design fee goes towards your purchase.
You're then left with an effortlessly redecorated space that reflects your personal style—without putting your credit card through the ringer.
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-Portland Business Journal
Portland contractors will have a new option for speccing their clients' kitchen and bathroom fixtures.
The company said the locale will stock hundreds of items, including vanities and tile showcased in fully designed kitchen and bath suites. Seattle-based Keller Supply Co. will own and operate the store.
The Kohler, Wisconsin-based company will host a grand opening on Sept. 15 featuring company president David Kohler.
The master’s custom bed has a nailhead-trimmed raffia box spring and a headboard upholstered in Christopher Farr Cloth’s indigo Rick Rack from John Rosselli & Associates. The Purveyor bedside table wrapped in saguran cloth is by Curate Home Collection. Cisco Brothers’ daybed is in the foreground, wearing Romo fabric. For more ideas visit:https://www.luxesource.com/luxedaily/slideshows/6-rooms-where-headboard-design-rules/48239
Karol Niemi, of Interior Design firm Karol Niemi Associates, recently travelled to Paris for the Maison Objet Trade Show. Here is her response regarding the experience and current design trends.
“As unprecedented snow blanketed Paris, trains, planes and autos cancelled schedules and left a decidedly diminished crowd of attendees at the 2013 January Maison Objet. Undeterred by weather or world uncertainty, the following are my comments on design times.
• Expanded lines at Asiatides and Pols Potten cover the accessories market with exquisite cloisonné and porcelain vessels and plated or enameled furnishings.
• “Kafka Goes Pink” brings pierced, calligraphic lanterns and expertly finished bowls from Lebanon just down the hall from Pendleton, yes that one from Oregon, and African suppliers of furniture fabricated of recycled sheet metal street signs.
• Ethnic Chic continues to be outstanding with DK Home offering twists on earlier themes. Aqua shagreen, mother of pearl, macassar ebony and dyed wood with metallic fill are available in furniture, accessories or architectural surfaces sold by the meter.
• Furniture of mid-century modern design rehash and raw boards were in plentiful supply as manufacturers capitalize on a design aesthetic of mid-20th century origins. Though I appreciate the attempt, my preference is for the original classics done in their time with continued reproduction as they remain compelling.”
– Karol Niemi, Karol Niemi Associates, firstname.lastname@example.org
“What I'm most excited about for 2013 is new technology and how it applies to Interior Design. Cloud based technology has so vastly improved how we live. No more bulky video libraries, DVD / video players, recipe boxes & file cabinets. Remember CD Towers??
My new home office for this year is going to be a fabulous 19th Century Neo-Classic Burl Walnut Secretaire. It looks great anywhere and I can take it with me if I move. Imagine all the room I’m going to save. I’m thinking Gift Wrapping Room! …
Emerald Green will be huge this year as well. I think accessories like pillows and arrangements in small doses are always best within a creamy traditional neutral palette.
Floral Prints, geometrics and textures such as tweeds and knits are going to be fun, not like the itchy scratchy tweeds we all grew up with in the 70's. These tweeds are made with a softer hand. Silks, wools and cashmere wovens are the New Tweed. They look great in these new colors too.”
- Thomas Paine Atelier • 503.274.9095 • http://www.tpatelier.com/