How to Create Energy Efficient Homes
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Energy Efficient Homes Are Easy to Create

Many of us have experienced the dread of opening up our energy bills each month. With trepidation, we open that devilish brown envelope to await our financial fate. Fortunately, we can make life easier for ourselves and our wallets by cutting…
Common Bedroom Renovation Oversights
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Bedroom Renovation – Did You Forget Something?

You stand back from your newly redecorated room, taking in the full view. You turn in the doorway, expecting to be amazed, and then, you realize there’s something missing. Even if you thought that your bedroom renovation was complete, you…
Home Upgrades To Improve Your House
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Home Upgrades that will Benefit your Everyday Life

Home Upgrades are very common for homeowners because they want their homes to provide them with the foundations of comfort, safety, and happiness. Unfortunately, many families make the mistake of simply adding modern trends that will need…
Improvements in Home Lighting Design

Home Lighting Design: How Technology Created a New Atmosphere

Home lighting design has changed dramatically over the last couple of decades. Interior designers began the trend when new technologies started to arrive. Then, large corporations made it possible for us to access an affordable range of lighting…
4 Smart Home Security Systems
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4 Smart Home Security Systems to Check Out

Trying to keep your home safe can be, as we all know, a real challenge. The work that has to go into the planning and the preparation to get the best kind of security can be a time-consuming effort. However, it’s not an impossibility –…
Make Your Kitchen the Hub of the Home
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Make Your Kitchen the Hub of the Home

The kitchen is often considered to be the heart of the home. It's the place where we cook and eat, socialize and spend time with our families and friends. It's a strange phenomenon that we are drawn to our kitchens over, say, our comfy living…
Master Bedroom Lighting
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Master Bedroom Lighting – How To Get It Right

When lighting any room of your home you want to think about the activities that will take place in the room and design the lighting to accommodate them. I believe a layered lighting approach is the best way to light a master bedroom due…
Layered Lighting Works Best In Home Design
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Layered Lighting Works Best In Home Design

If you’ve ever redesigned a room, you’ll know how important it is to get the lighting right. But despite its importance, there’s relatively little advice out there on the subject. Much of the focus is on the colors, and the decor and…
Tips to Modernize Your Kitchen
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Tips to Modernize Your Kitchen

A lot of people are choosing to modernize their kitchen as they look stylish and are right on trend. Here are some tips to turning your kitchen into a stylish modern one. Wall Ovens Modernize Your Kitchen To move your kitchen into…
Furniture trends at ICFF - glass coffee table.
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2016 Furniture Trends Seen at ICFF

I had the opportunity to be a part of New York Cities, NYC X DESIGN, a gathering of the design world. Every year from May 10 through the 21st a mingling of architects, graphic designers, fashion-world entrepreneurs, and furniture craftsmen are…
Kitchen designed by Patricia Davis Brown.
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Basic Tips to Lighting Your Kitchen Correctly

Those of you who know me as a designer know I am a fanatic when it comes to lighting a room correctly. One of the most important rooms in your home is the kitchen and there are some basic must-dos to having enough of the right kind of light. Basics…
Large cube shaped chandeliers hanging in a dining room. Design by Patricia Davis Brown Designs, llc.
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Decorative Lighting Trends for 2016; What’s New?

I am a designer who really values good lighting and knows how important it is to have a well-designed lighting plan. I think it takes a layered lighting plan to get the best results and that certainly includes decorative lighting. Decorative…