Posts Tagged ‘style’

What You Can Do – With Bamboo!

June 8th, 2010 by Lori Gilder | No Comments

Bamboo is a tremendously versatile, highly sustainable and renewable resource – and the perfect alternative to hardwoods.  It can be harvested every 3 to 5 years compared to 10 to 25 years for most other soft and hard woods – and never needs replanting as it continues to grow from the same root system.   It’s innate characteristics and strength rivals maple and oak and due to its water resistant properties won’t shrink or swell like most hardwoods. This unique species of grass can be implemented into any home renovation project from cabinetry to flooring and everything in between

Here are some perfect bamboo applications for your next home remodeling project.

  • Exterior Decking and Deck Tile
  • Interior Flooring
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Outdoor Fencing and Garden Edging
  • Gazebos
  • Interior/Exterior Doors
  • Cabinetry
  • Shelving
  • Furniture
  • Wall paneling
  • Wallpapers and wall tiles
  • Bedroom headboards
  • Butcher Block
  • Kitchenware
  • Home accessories
  • Window coverings
  • Screens/Room dividers
  • Light fixtures

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. © 2010 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.

Design With Personal Style!

May 20th, 2010 by Lori Gilder | No Comments

Everyone has a unique interior design style – and that particular style directly reflects our personalities.

Getting a handle on your unique style before you begin your home renovation, addition or decorating project is all it takes to save you valuable time, money and stress down the road.  Arming yourself with this knowledge will ensure your home reflects the “true” you, and will provide every inch of your home with an underlying sense of cohesiveness that reflects your particular style and the way your family really lives.

There are many different design styles and over the next few days I want to zero in on YOUR design style.

Does this describe you?

Your casual, relaxed and friendly personality is reflected in the warm and comfortable lived in look that you’ve created in your family home.  Whether your particular style of country is French, English or American rustic, you have a true connection to nature and the outside world.  You are drawn to all things natural, both in color and texture that embodies the overall philosophy of country living.

You may like a variety of fabrics, leathers and hides intermixed throughout your home, which look fantastic against bold splashes of color.  The fabrics you love range from brightly colored floral prints, stripes and plaids and are often combined with various leathers.

If this sounds familiar then consider your design style – Country Casual.

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. © 2010 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.