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5 Steps to a More Luxurious Room

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There are many reasons why you would want a more luxurious room as…
  • you want to impress the in-laws, boss, neighbors, etc
  • you want to pamper the family and yourself
  • you’re staging the space for potential buyers
Here are 5 ways you can instantly increase the luxury factor in your home no matter if you want a more casual or more formal home:
1: Contrast
luxurious room balcony
Light and dark, shiny and matte, hard and soft…all of these contrasts add drama and a sense of richness to the space.  And, like in the example above, you can work with many different types of contrast.  In the deck room shown above the bright white trim contrasts against the black wrought iron features, the shiny mirror contrasts against all of the other matte finishes, the soft cushions contrast against the sleek lines of the hard-surfaces such as the porcelain ceramic floor tile. 2: Metallics
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From matte wrought iron to glossy silver, metals in decor have always added a sense of luxury and wealth to a space.  And be sure to mix and match!  The picture of the living room shown above shows how they’ve mixed wrought iron and gold into their decor! 3: Long Curtains
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Using long curtains installed above your windows creates the feel of taller ceilings, larger windows, plus the extra cloth can soften the space and provide some contrast against harder surfaces used. 4: Wooden and Stone Surfaces
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Mixing wood, stone, and other natural materials ads a warmth and richness to a space that nothing else can.  There is no need to go ornate unless you want.  And they also lend themselves to subtle patterns that can add a lot to a space such as the herringbone shown in the hardwood above.  Tile mosaics and countertops are great ways to add that stone element. 5: Area Rugs and Runners
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Plus, if you have a hard surface floor, you can very easily add rugs and runners to define spaces, create focal points, add contrast, tie design elements together, and so much more!  Plus, this allows you to add another natural finish: wool.  (Read about wool and allergies here.) How do you add luxury to your design schemes? Have Fun, Katlin Choate katlin@nullmercercarpetone.com – See more at: http://blog.mercercarpetone.com/2015/05/5-steps-to-more-luxurious-room.html#sthash.QRGJ8XI1.dpuf

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5 Design Trends for the Master Bath

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Master bathrooms are a popular remodeling choice and have been for a while.  And even if a home isn’t initially built with one, they are often added later on.  It is a space for luxury, a great way to add value to your home, and a space to help you relax and unwind from the long day.  And the trends that are being incorporated into today’s master bathroom designs reflect this.

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Laundry Room Design Trends

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The concept of the laundry room is being re-done. There are so many things that need to be done, that you want to do, that the household chores need to be as efficient and convenient as possible.  Plus, no one truly wants to spend time in some dungeon-esque basement laundry room!

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Beautiful Design Made Simple: Winter 2014/2015

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I recently stumbled upon this free home design magazine and am really impressed.  It is chock full of expert advice in a simple, easy to browse manner.  While they go over trends and how to use them, the interior designers who write for the magazine are also looking to create a timeless look with those trends.

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How to Care for Brazilian Cherry (a.k.a. Jatoba) and Other Exotic Looking Hardwoods

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You just had to do it didn’t you?  You choose that beautiful hardwood with that rich, dark red coloring and shiny finish.  And, now you’re wondering how you’re going to keep it looking that beautiful because the darn thing shows everything!  Well, to be completely honest and tell you what you don’t want to hear, you chose a floor that is going to need more maintenance than others.  But I have some tips to help make it a little easier on you to keep it looking nice.

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