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Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Your cabinets may be too dark or too light for your taste, or just plain outdated. Painted cabinetry can give your kitchen that fresh and updated look. We’d like to share some of our favorite kitchens to inspire and spark that sense of creativity and design in you.

Trending Now | DV Color Essentials I’m a Local 0863

Trending Now is a great looking yellow with a fabulous name: I’m a Local. This yellow has life and warmth; it’s bold but not glaring. It’s really a range of yellows: mustard, goldenrod, or Dijon that brightens and relaxes a room without feeling chaotic. This pleasant color goes well with the cool and warm grays that are still so popular.

Exercise Room Design

Trending Now | DV Color Essentials Frozen Stream 0669

Trending Now is a delightful shade of slate-blue.  The color is versatile, unique and soothing.


0669 - Frozen Stream

Diamond Vogel Trend Colors | Fall 2014

Colors Your Neighbors Love

Design Math: Guide for Kitchen, Dining & Bath

A well planned room adds comfort and convenience to the living spaces in your home.  We have crunched the numbers – here’s what you should know about creating inviting, functional dining rooms, kitchens and baths in your home.

Dining Room

Design Math: Guide for Bedrooms & Living Spaces

We’ve found the numbers you need to know to create inviting bedrooms and living spaces. From arranging furniture to hanging frames, design duty is about to get a whole lot easier. Turn to these digits to ensure your rooms measure up.

Living Spaces

How Pattern Improves Small Spaces

Marie Grabo Designs
Marie Grabo Designs

Home Office Inspiration

More Americans are working from home, either for their workday or in addition to their office hours. With all of the time we are putting in on our work laptops and tablets, it’s time to take a hard look at the home office.

 


Emily Ruddo

Diamond Vogel Trend Colors | Summer 2014

ALL THE BEST THINGS ARE NOT SHINY AND NEW

Diamond Vogel Trend Colors | Spring 2014

Patinas and distressed finishes influence home color and design

For me, springtime brings to mind grass turning green, yellow daffodils, tulips blooming and the fragrance of lilacs.  The return of warm weather also means the return of color to our world.  After a long winter, we crave color and look for ways to incorporate it into our living spaces.

Shades of Gray

There are color trends that come and go, colors that were once hip that are “in” again, and then there are certain neutrals that seem popular year after year.  They have long-term staying power.  Gray is one of those colors—it goes with so many complementary shades, can be cool or warm, acts as the perfect background for bright pops of color or can stand alone.

This bedroom uses gray to set the tone for a soothing, relaxing retreat.