Choosing Wood Flooring For Your Home

Do you love the look of wood flooring in your home but you are not sure where to use solid hardwood, engineered hardwood or vinyl plank? This handy guide should help you make the best decisions for your space. Hardwood vs. Carpet: These days there really is no mistaking the popularity of hard-surface flooring for … Continue reading Choosing Wood Flooring For Your Home

5 Classic Antique Chair Styles and Their Modern-Day Counterparts

The greatest antiques will always be a true classic when it comes to furniture design and home decor. The following 5 chair styles may be the Grand-daddys of today's chairs but,in most cases, if you look closely, you will see that not much has really changed over the years. Queen Anne Style ca. 1725-1750 The … Continue reading 5 Classic Antique Chair Styles and Their Modern-Day Counterparts

We Won Best of Houzz 2014!

Counterpane Interiors of Boston Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals   WALTHAM, Mass, February 4, 2014 – Counterpane Interiors of Waltham, Massachusetts has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The … Continue reading We Won Best of Houzz 2014!

Retro-Mod Kitchen Renovation – Week 4 & 5

It has been a busy two weeks in Watertown! Lets get down to the pictures because I know that is the most interesting part of the post! Week 4 Progress WE HAVE WALLS! Wallboard and plaster have been installed. These two pictures are essentially the same only in one you see more of the windows … Continue reading Retro-Mod Kitchen Renovation – Week 4 & 5

Retro-Mod Kitchen Renovation – Week 3

The Progress Just a quick post this week. We got the electrical work all set and ready to go! We also got the floor ready for finish! We got the subfloor ready for tile - this here is 1/2 cement board with a blob of leveling compound to address a low spot in the floor. … Continue reading Retro-Mod Kitchen Renovation – Week 3

Retro-Mod Kitchen Renovation – Week 2

The Progress The on-site work that happened this week has been important but the visuals don't pack as much punch as last week. This week electrical wiring for switches, outlets and lights was added. Also, much to our delight, our existing gas line was rerouted under the floor. Here, in the dropped ceiling framing, you … Continue reading Retro-Mod Kitchen Renovation – Week 2

Retro-Mod Kitchen Renovation – Week 1

On Saturday, August 24th, our largest design project moved from dream to reality and we couldn't be more thrilled about it! What it was: Allow me to start from the beginning and show some before pictures of the kitchen. The following photos were taken before the homeowner moved in: This is the pantry. Someone got … Continue reading Retro-Mod Kitchen Renovation – Week 1

Know Your Styles – The Big Three

The Big Three-- Traditional, Contemporary and Transitional. Despite a myriad of sub genres, we all have taste that leans more toward one than the others. Check out images below to learn about the big three and decide for yourself where you stand. Traditional: The timeless style. This style is definitely a mainstay. Attention to decorative … Continue reading Know Your Styles – The Big Three

Why Interior Designers Matter

Last week at the IDEC conference in Baltimore there was a very enlightening and uplifting video shown. The video was made by a group of 5 students from the Radford University Interior Design program. They were the winners of a competition sponsored by NCIDQ about how interior design impacts the economy. The points that are … Continue reading Why Interior Designers Matter

Evolving 3-D in the Design Studio

From the use of straight edge and triangle to draft single and multiple point perspectives by hand to the use of ever-changing modeling software to render perspectives at the click of a mouse. Three Dimensional visualization has always been an important communication tool for the architect and interior designer. Now the 3D scene seems to … Continue reading Evolving 3-D in the Design Studio