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The ultimate media room for a sports fan

If you love watching sports, why not make a dedicated room for watching local, college and pro sports. Keep up with your team while keeping an eye on other games. This would also be great if you are into Fantasy Sports. Set-up the room for great sound and comfortable seating. Usually there is a room in your house that does not get much use. Maybe a living room, a den or a bedroom would work for a media sports room. The CAD (computer aided design) photos below show a bedroom that I designed into a media room. 

Turn your master bathroom into a luxury resort style spa

Instead of going to a resort / spa, why not give your home the amenities of a luxury resort. In a previous blog I talk about "How to add a Resort Style Spa to Your Home". In this blog I will talk about how to change your master bathroom into a luxury resort style spa. Luxury Resort Style Master Bathroom In the CAD (computer aided design) photo above you can see a design that was created to give the feel of a luxury resort. This design has Rhythm and Harmony which are two of the basic principles of interior design. The repeating arches gives you rhythm in the room by creating visual interest. Harmony is created by using tone on tone color of the wall and floor. Harmony will make you feel relaxed.

A professional interior designer has many creative ideas and ways to transform your home.

Since the COVID-19 virus has come to the United States, we have had much more time to spend in our homes.  Here are 7 creative ideas to make your home more interesting and fun The above Home Movie Theater also has a dance floor to add more fun and function to the room.

Change your heavy and elaborate interior design to a Clean Traditional / Neo-Traditional look

Clean Traditional or Neo Traditional is very popular today, but what does it look like? It is the use of simpler styled traditional furniture. Gone are the days of heavy carved moldings and overly massive items. Sofas and chairs can have softer lines, but are much simpler (cleaner). The Clean Traditional look is also lighter in color. This is for the person wanting to lighten up and update their home, but do not like contemporary. This is also a look that is not going to go out of style if you stay away from fad colors. Clean traditional living room T The above CAD (computer aided design) photo is of a design I put together for a client. A CAD presentation gives the client a good idea of what the room will look like when finished. The pieces that are used could be light wood, dark wood or painted. What is important is that they have traditional elements, but have  cleaner lines to them. They should not have heavy carvings or moldings. Everything in this design look should have a more modern look to it. It is a good transition for someone who is tired of elaborate traditional, but find contemporary too plain. The finishing touches to this look are also simpler. This look works best with fewer, but larger accessories and artwork. It gets away from a lot of small accessories, which give you a cluttered look. Neo-Traditional has a more peaceful feel.

Unwind in a Resort Style Spa in the privacy of your home

Make a comfortable stress-free space to relax and unwind in your home. Turn an area in your home into a sanctuary with all the comforts of a resort style spa. Maybe remodel your bathroom and take some space from an adjoining guest room that you don't use or maybe a walk out basement like in the CAD design below. You could just add some creature comforts to your master suite, like a sauna or convert your shower into a steam shower. The CAD design above and below shows a complete home spa, with a large steam shower, air tub, sauna, fireplace, yoga area and seating. This creates an Immersive Experience by pulling you into an augmented reality that is engaging and satisfying.

How to update your home from dark and dated to light and modern.

I am getting a lot of requests from people about how they can update their home furnishings and interior design in their home. There are a lot of homes that have dark gold/brown paint through their home. Their furniture is also dark and elaborate. Old World was the fad 15 years ago and now some people are tired of it. They tell me that they want to lighten up their homes and have a cleaner look. Below are some CAD (computer aided design) photos of the same room. The before photo is what I see in a lot of homes. The after photo shows what can be done. Updated living room