Refresh Your Bathroom into a Spa

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With some creative thinking and a few do-it-yourself projects, you too can transform an everyday bathroom into a spa-like experience:

High-end shower head
There are a plethora of shower head options available today that can make even a simple shower space feel like a luxuriating experience.

Heated towel rack
Once out of the tub/shower, heated towels help you comfortably maintain your body temperature while the pampering continues.

Dimmable lights
Adjust the bathroom lights to match your moods and activities: brighter for primping, and dimmed to create a calming effect.

Less clutter
Not everything that’s meant for the bathroom needs to be stored in the bathroom. Look for things that can be moved elsewhere to make the space feel a bit bigger and more organized.

Calming scents
Essential oils, luxury soaps, and scented candles are an easy way to create an aromatic atmosphere of luxuriousness.

Posted on January 15, 2020 at 12:30 am
Don Koonce | Category: Design

Four Holiday Décor Trends to Inspire You This Season

Photo Credit: Left – Lushome, Center – HGTV, Right – Christmas365

The holiday season is here and for many of us, that means it’s time to deck the halls. If you’re looking for some inspiration and a place to start, here are some ideas that are certain to get everyone in the spirit.

A Tree of a Different Color

For many, there’s nothing more quintessential during the holidays than a Christmas tree decked out in ornaments. But acquiring a tree can be challenging and expensive. Moreover, housing a tree consumes time and space. That’s why we love the idea of an alternative tree. There are plenty of options you can buy online or create yourself using things you probably already have around the house. And if you miss the smell of a real tree, try a scented candle or essential oils.

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Posted on December 3, 2019 at 2:02 am
Don Koonce | Category: Design, Homeownership | Tagged ,

GUEST BLOG: Trends for 2020; Thinking of updating? We’ve got your inspo

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Dear friends: Please enjoy this guest blog post from South Seattle-based interior designer Michele Bayle, who owns Bayle & Co. and is one of the many local contractors that can help make your house a home. Find her at or Enjoy!

by Michele Bayle

Just like fashion, the minute you are ready to update your home to the new trend another one pops up and you’re just warming up to what is now old style. How does one stay on top of it all?

Here is what I see trending for 2020:

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Posted on November 7, 2019 at 12:30 am
Don Koonce | Category: Design, Guest Post

12 Tips for a Cozy Bedroom

From the Windermere Blog:

At the end of a long day, your bedroom should be a sanctuary of comfort that welcomes you in. But, as a room that guests rarely see and in which homeowners spend most of their time with their eyes closed, its upkeep frequently gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Thankfully, there are some little design tricks that can make a big difference. Turn your bedroom into a restful retreat when you up its coziness factor with a few of these easy ideas.

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Posted on June 7, 2019 at 12:30 am
Don Koonce | Category: Design, Homeownership