Archive for the ‘Development’ Category

eHow Video: Paint Colors for a Beach-Themed Room

June 21st, 2012 by Lori Gilder | No Comments

Creating a canvas for a beach-themed room is easier than you think. Of course the foundation of that space is selecting the calm and relaxing paint colors that remind you of your favorite beach.

Are you drawn to the red, white and blue nautical decor inspired by the adventures of the open sea – the sand inspired palettes of soft whites, faded blues and greens, or a more tropical theme of deep greens, browns and beiges?

In this video I share a few very simple tips to make the paint selection process a little easier.
So next beach visit take a good look around and grab your color cues.



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Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.

eHow Video: Bright Accessories For An Ocean-Themed Bedroom

June 21st, 2012 by Lori Gilder | No Comments

When it comes to decorating and styling an ocean-themed bedroom, use a clean white canvas, then start by incorporating bright accessories into the space. If you want to create an impact use splashes of the ocean’s color combined with neutrals. Introduce these pops of color in bedding, accent pillows and accessories.

In this video I share how you can decorate an ocean-themed bedroom with bright fabrics and accessories.



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Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.

Decorating Ideas for an Ocean-Inspired Bedroom

June 21st, 2012 by Lori Gilder | 1 Comment

The bedroom is all about creating a relaxing and restful retreat no matter the style. But if you”re wanting to extend your summer and create a beachy, tropical or nautical environment there are some very simple design elements to incorporate into your bedroom that will give you exactly what you are looking for.

Watch as I share some simple design tips in this eHow video.



I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation”

Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.

eHow Video: How To Decorate A Beach Bungalow

May 29th, 2012 by Lori Gilder | 1 Comment

Any successful home design and decorating project requires the layering of elements in order to achieve a completed canvas… but that evolves over time.

In this eHow Video I share the importance of layering several design elements when decorating a beach bungalow. From architectural details to selecting the right color palette, flooring, furniture and accessories.

By implementing these layers of design over time you will have your beach escape exactly the way you envisioned!

 

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Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.

Function + Quality = Timeless Design

April 1st, 2012 by Lori Gilder | No Comments

Creating a functional, inviting and comfortable living experience is easily achieved when decisions are made based on function and quality.  Implementing sensible design principles with a focus on comfort and practicality will win out every time. My best advice…invest in what you really love,  purchase quality pieces and paint your canvas over time.

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Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.

How To Choose the Right Paint Color

November 20th, 2011 by Lori Gilder | No Comments

There’s nothing better than bringing a new dimension and experience to your life by transforming your home with new fresh paint. So before you head down to the paint store I’d like to share this video with you – explaining how to choose the right paint colors for your home.

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The Renovation Process – Where To Begin

October 26th, 2011 by Lori Gilder | No Comments

Granted there are some home improvements projects that may not require permits. But having said that, different cities and States do have their own requirements, so make sure to check with your local Building Department before you start. A visit to your local permitting office is the only way to know for sure if you need a permit or not. The officers there will be more than happy to discuss these issues with you so they can avoid future code violations.

In this video I give you THE starting point for when you have decided to go ahead with a renovation.  I would highly recommend starting here :)

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Lori’s Renovation Realities: What Happens If You Don’t Preplan

October 18th, 2011 by Lori Gilder | 1 Comment

Planning a home renovation project can create an extremely stressful environment particularly when it comes to setting a budget.  Knowing what you want and need in advance is the key to a successful home design project and planning ahead will undoubtedly save you time and money – making sure you don’t make expensive mistakes or waste time.

Without pre-planning disasters can occur.

Whether you’re gutting your kitchen or adding on on new master bedroom suite, I’d like to share a quick  tip with you.

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How to Survive Your Home Renovation

October 13th, 2011 by Lori Gilder | No Comments

If you want to start your renovation off on the right foot and set the tone for the next several months or more, then consider a few of these surefire ways to win over your design team, and make your renovation experience a great one.

In this video I give you some tips on how to not only survive a renovation but maybe even enjoy it! :) Have fun!

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Lori’s Renovation Realities: DIY Gone Awry

October 6th, 2011 by Lori Gilder | No Comments

You aways hear that if you DIY you’ll save a lot of M-O-N-E-Y. But the reality is that DIY projects typically take 3 to 4 times longer than a highly trained contractor to do the job – and eventually 20% of ambitious home re-modelers will need to call for some professional back up – not just to complete the work, but repair the damage that the homeowners themselves have caused. 

So before you pick up a hammer do some DIY homework to learn what you’re truly able to tackle on your own!

In this video I give you some very important advice on DIY – doing it yourself.

Would love to hear about some of your own projects!

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Please leave your questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation”

Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2011 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.