Artwork on a Ledge

How to hang Artwork Without Frames

Do you have a bunch of artwork lying around? Maybe too much artwork? Perhaps it’s so much artwork that it’s too expensive to buy frames for all of it, or they’re weird sizes or shapes that wouldn’t make sense to put in a frame. While we would normally suggest putting things in frames for consistency on a wall, there are methods you can use to get away with hanging unframed artwork. Let’s look at a few of them. Continue reading

Wood Burning Fire Pit

Firepit Styling for Outdoor Fun!

With warm weather finally here, you’re probably thinking a lot about going outside and enjoying your yard. Whether you’ve got adirondacks you sit out on or a deck, you might be considering a fire pit… Or upgrading your fire pit. A fire pit can be just a hole in the ground or something a little more design-worthy, so let’s look at some awesome fire pit ideas. Maybe you’ll find one that tickles you!
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Vessel Sink by Calling Crow Creative

Custom Vessel Sinks by Calling Crow Creative

j ellen Design LLC, had the pleasure of working with Calling Crow Creative to incorporate a beautiful custom vessel sink into a bathroom design. Each sink is hand painted by Leah Pereira, owner of Calling Crow Creative. These beautiful vessels generated quite a stir when we posted them on Facebook a couple of weeks ago so we thought we’d share more about how they’re made and how to get one of your very own!

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Marble Countertop

What’s the difference with Kitchen Countertop Materials?

When starting you kitchen redesign, you may be thinking heavily about what kind of material you want to use for your new kitchen countertops. There are so many choices, what is best? In this blog post, we’re going to explore some of the most popular — and most trendy — kitchen countertop materials to help you make an informed decision about your new kitchen counters.

We’ll be rating these on a scale of price ($ to $$$) and durability (+ to +++), and give you some good information you may need to know before you make your decision.
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Undermount Sink

Undermount vs Drop-In: Which is best?

If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, you may be dreaming of the possibilities for lots of things. How will your cabinets look? Where will your new pull out trash go? How about your appliances? What kind of flooring will you have? A big thing to think about is the style of sink you want. While you may be stuck thinking about whether you want a double or single sink, what color you want it to be, and what kind of faucet you want, another big factor is undermount or drop in?
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Plessis Extendable Dining Table

A Touch of Farmhouse: Farmhouse Accents You Can Use at Home

“Farmhouse” is a term that you’ve probably seen coming up more and more often. The idea of farmhouse has come more into modern interior design with the show Fixer Upper and the rustic, country vibe (but not too much!) that the interior designer often has in mind when designing. Going “farmhouse” means bringing in certain rustic elements — but usually not going all out on the country vibe. You don’t have to decorate with chickens — not unless you want to!
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Roman Shades on windows add a dramatic flair

3 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer

You might think to yourself… Only rich people hire interior designers. There’s no way I could afford to hire an interior designer. Or maybe you’re thinking — “I can do it all myself.” While we love it when homeowners do it themselves and we applaud them for the attempt, not everything can be achieved by a DIYer.

Oh, and you don’t have to be rich to hire an interior designer!
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Red and Green Bedroom

9 Times Complementary Colors Can Look Great In Your Room

You may remember from school that complementary colors lie on the opposite side of the color wheel. Orange and blue, yellow and purple, red and green. You know that mixing these often produces a not-so-nice shade of brown (or maybe a wonderful shade of brown! There’s no wrong color). But did you know that using complementary colors in design can actually be a good thing?
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