Gold Accents are Back
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Gold Accents are Trending in Design

Gold Accents are Back Over my 30 year career as a designer, I have seen trends come and go. It's funny how a material will run its course and you are so glad to see it go, but when it comes back decades later, it is like seeing an old friend…
Kitchen designer - Patricia Davis Brown - Mediterranean Style.
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Why Do I Need a Certified Kitchen Designer?

Design by Patricia Davis Brown Designs, LLC Getting it Right! I have been  kitchen designer in the industry for 30 years and so many people I meet who are building a new home or renovating an old home have no idea where to begin…
Cosentino's quarry visit with the K+B Insiders.
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Cosentino’s Products – Fresh and Disrupting the Countertop World

In my quest to find new fresh materials to add to my projects, I recently toured the Cosentino's factory and was not at all disappointed with what I found. I get so frustrated with the same old look in countertop material, Carrera marble to…
Flower décor using glass vase
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3 – Tips On Flower Décor – Honoring Earth Day

Flower Décor to Brighten a Room  Keep it Simple Flower décor can add life to any room décor simply by arranging a colorful bouquet of roses in your hand. Be sure to create the shape you want and then grasp the stem tightly.…
Quezad Architecture, the Lovell bath showing a concrete, wood looking wall.
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Concrete for Floors, Shower Walls, and More!

The Many Faces of Concrete Concrete can take on many personalities as seen on this bathroom vanity wall, designed by Quezada Architecture. Most people's vision of concrete is grey and industrial looking, but this post just might change…
Bathroom design by Patricia Davis Brown Designs
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SMALL BATHROOM SOLUTIONS WITH A BIG IMPACT

MAKING A SMALL BATHROOM WORK The key to working with a small bathroom is finding creative ways to make it all fit. Every client has a wish list of what they want in their bathroom and as a designer, I need to figure it out. This bathroom…
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Why is the Most Popular Countertop Material for 2016 Quartz?

Exploring the surge in popularity of quartz countertops, in kitchen and bathrooms trends, over granite countertops.
KBIS 2016 Most Interesting Product Finds
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KBIS 2016 Most Interesting Product Finds

When I attend an industry show, I not only want to see what's on trend, I'm also on the look out for products that are innovative and interesting. The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas did not disappoint at all. There were…
Master bathroom double sink vanity with marble floor tile and counter top. White painted wood wall paneling, recessed lighting and sconces for layered lighting plan
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Tips To Designing A Layered Lighting Plan For Your Master Bathroom

The master bathroom is a place where you perform many tasks from relaxing to personal grooming and it is important to have ample light to perform each and every task. A layered lighting design will give complete control to the person who is…
transitional guest hallway bathroom with white subway tile wainscot, light blue walls, pedestal ADA sink , tilt mirror, chrome fixtures, glass shower enclosure, and layered lighting plan
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3 Tips To Making A Small Bathroom Feel BIG

Getting rid of visual barriers A small bath doesn't have to look like a small bath. There are some design tips that can help the small bath appear roomier. Remove any visual barriers - Visual barriers would be walls or bathtubs…
lighting design guide how to with placement and beam spreads for plans and elevations
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How to Light a Vanity Correctly – A Lighting Design How To

Lighting a bathroom needs to have great consideration. This is a room where you do multiple tasks and it is important that you have the ability to see well while performing them. Hotel bathrooms are notorious for bad lighting. I'll never forget…
The Collaboration of Legrand and Hubbardton Forge
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The Collaboration of Legrand and Hubbardton Forge, Bringing Design Details That Matter!

I just love the collaboration of Legrand and Hubbardton Forge. Together the two companies have created a fantastic collection.