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How to add a Resort Style Spa to Your Home

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.

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Comfortable Luxury Living for Your Home

How to make your home luxurious and comfortable.

Comfortable luxury living is not easy to achieve. You can”t just go to the furniture store and buy a bunch of poorly made brown over- stuffed  leather recliners. Comfortable luxury living is more than perceived comfort. It is a way of life, a compete environment created to make you completely relaxed, pampered and with a feeling of quality. It is not just about items, it is about an environment where every detail flows together to create a sumptuous resort like feel that allows you to unwind and truly relax. This type of interior design may include luxurious fabrics, soft leathers, down pillows, colors that flow together and quality made furniture that will be comfortable for years.

Conversational Room Design

In this room we changed a dining room into a comfortable luxurious place to gather with friends and family.

This way of life also involves the layout of home furnishings. Traffic flow through your home should flow nicely from room to room without feeling stress. You should not have to walk around poorly placed furniture, This is something I see in so many homes. People go to a furniture store and buy a grouping of furniture without a floor plan. In most cases it doesn’t fit right in their home. They end up with poor traffic flow and stress.

Comfort and luxury are not the same for everyone. That is why we ask so many questions when working with a client.                              Questions like:

  1. Do you like to curl up on a sofa or do you want your feet on the floor? This has to do with the depth of a sofa and the size of my client. Sofas can vary from 21″ inside depth to 25″ or more. Extra down pillows can also help control the depth.
  2. Where do you want to sit? Sofa, chair or recliner? This all goes back to the layout of the room.
  3. Who is going to be using the room?
  4. What is the room going to be used for? How do you want to feel in the room?


As you can see there is a lot that goes into planing this type of environment. Below are some photos that show comfort and luxury.

This beautiful sofa from Hickory White with it’s soft fabrics and down pillows gives you the feeling of luxury and comfort.

Recliners don’t have to be ugly.

This quilted leather sofa is comfortable and luxurious.

Creating a spa in your home is definitely Comfortable Luxury Living.

How do I Update My Traditional Home Interior Design

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

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Comfortable Resort Style Living at Home

Find out how to turn little used rooms in your home into Comfortable Resort Style Living

Do you have rooms in your home that you seldom use? Maybe a dining room, a formal living room, an extra bedroom, a game room or even a basement?. Why not create a special sanctuary for yourself or your family?. Why not create a serene retreat where you could meditate or read a book?. A place free of TVs, cell phones and the fast pace of today’s life.

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How CAD can Help Home Owners to Visualize Their Interior Design Project

CAD (computer aided design) is a great way to to help clients visualize their space.

 CAD is 3D Rendering that produces photo realistic images of a client’s room. We use computer aided design because it help our clients visualize their rooms. CAD is good in that it can give you a photo realistic idea of what the room will look like finished. Below are some photo realistic CAD photos of rooms that I have designed.

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jim hall
15:29 15 Dec 18
The Foran’s have remarkable insight into what we were trying to achieve. After many years of buying “off the rack” furniture, we were frustrated and ready for professional help. Their help provided us with the perfect design and quality pieces that will be cherished for years to come. We were fortunate to have found them.
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02:06 24 Apr 18
Maria Milletti
Maria Milletti
16:57 22 Jun 14
We have worked with Michael and Donna Foran for three years and we plan to continue to do so as we completely remodel the interior of our house. We are extremely happy with the results so far. Every room looks like a jewel. Michael works with top of the line materials and furniture. We can recommend him without reservation.
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The Foran’s have remarkable insight into what we were trying to achieve. After many years of buying “off the rack” furniture, we were frustrated and ready for professional help. Their help provided us with the perfect design and quality pieces that will be cherished for years to come. We were fortunate to have found them.

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Michael Foran has helped us design a home that is equal parts comfort, beauty and elegance. He took our personal style and expanded it to exceed our expectations.

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Michael has the innate ability to add the finishing touches and pull it all together which adds aesthetic value to make a house a home.

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Michael Foran, ASID is an award-winning interior designer working in the Dallas area.

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