Making Your Kitchen Into A Living Space Not that long ago, the kitchen was simply the place where food was prepared. Of course, this has not changed in the twenty-first century. But because it is the twenty-first century, we expect more from it. Now, we're not suggesting anyone goes that far, but as the top interior designers in Los Angeles, we are seeing a greater number of requests for kitchens which combine a living area too. Sometimes, this may be achieved by building work, an extension, or by the removal of a party wall...
However, there are plenty of times when it is simpler to do a remodeling job, and our modern interior designers can show you how to take back the living area in your current kitchen. The first thing any interior design firm is going to say about transforming your kitchen into a living space, is, it is all about the lighting. And, as the best interior designers in Los Angeles, At A Glance Décor knows a thing about lighting your kitchen for any occasion. The main thing is that, there is as much choice as possible. There is no such thing as too much light – you can always turn some of it off, after all. What our modern interior designers will make sure is that there will be no dark corners or black spots in the kitchen...[Read More]
Ten Tips About Rugs By Home Designers Our home designers in Los Angeles have seen many great examples of this in homes up and down the region and they have also seen some less than great examples! Generally, the advice would be to use the smaller rugs sparingly and ensure that they co-ordinate well with not only your area rug, but the surrounding furniture.
Sometimes, all it takes is one or two small elements to make that match. Say for example your smaller rug is pink, merely changing your cushion covers to match it could be all it needs to work. In the considered opinion of our best home designers in Los Angeles, two rugs really do not need to 'match' identically with each other. A contrast between two area rugs or a smaller rug on an area rug is fine, as long as it ties in with some other element in the room. All the same, there may be some designs and patterns which simply don't quite work together. It is a judgement call which, while our designers can advise on, it is you who must live with the end results...[Read More]
Custom Made Dining: Tricks And Hints By Home Designers In Los Angeles Maybe the rest of the time, you require your sitting room to look beautiful and elegant, full of grown up things – but once a week it gets transformed into a kid zone of leaping children and mucky palm prints. This can be an issue for some people, especially those in smaller properties, without the extra space for a separate room. Your home must straddle both the everyday arrangements – and you would like it to remain neat and elegant, but also suddenly stretch to fit full capacity (and maximum chaos!!) at the drop of a hat. But how do we approach that issue as home designers in Los Angeles? Well, with a bit of flair and creative thinking – here are some of the furniture and projects we have helped our clients with, to solve their multi-purpose space problems...
So, your dining table needs to be all things to all people. You simply do not have the space available to have two separate tables for both your kids messy time and entertaining your friends. Recently, we worked with a client who needed just this thing. Our experienced interior designers were able to source and extra-long table, large enough to accommodate their extended family and ensure the dining chairs were covered in a wipeable material – albeit one that still looked every bit as stylish as any other type of dining chair.Here are some of the things to bear in mind when selecting the right table for you...[Read More]
Ten Tips About Space Planning For Residential Interior Design Whether you are moving to a new home, planning an extension or simply having a bit of a change around, there are things to think about and questions that must be asked. At A Glance Décor residential interior design oversee a lot of projects and believe this simple check list can help steer you back on course, when it seems like you are veering hopelessly off track. If you are attempting to remodel your home in any way, shape or form, here are our top designer's questions to ask yourself before doing anything! If you have set a budget, then our experts in residential interior design will do their utmost to make sure that your project stays within it. We are not in the business of trying to make our clients spend more than their allocated amount. It will not help your home remodeling project if you run out of money half way through, or cannot afford to buy an essential component because you have blown your budget already.
Which room do you want to drink your morning coffee in? These are the sorts of questions that you really need to ask yourself before undertaking any sort of space planning for your new look home. Our expert team of residential interior design specialists need you to know exactly how your day flows and what each room actually gets used for, rather than what you think it should be for. So, for example, if you were planning for a big coffee station in your new kitchen, but you actually discover that you drink most of your coffee in the office, in front of the computer then maybe rethink where you put that coffee station. In order to design your space efficiently, you need to begin with an honest appraisal of what each room in your home really gets used for...[Read More]
Fabric Shades: A Guide By Home Designers In Los Angeles As the heat of the summer approaches, our home designers in Los Angeles turn their attention to cooling down your homes. And the prime cause of heat getting into your house is the sun pouring in through the window. Therefore, an effective window treatment to help tame the summer sun is an important weapon in the fight against meltdown in your apartment. Fabric shades of all types and styles are one of the most popular ways of both eliminating the heat and welcoming in the light –in quantities of as much or as little as is needed...
Depending on the type of shade you pick, the window may be completely blacked out or partially shaded. Some treatments will allow you to decide how much shade you need, and they can also work well with other types of window treatments. Roller blinds can work well with a drape. They can also be hidden nicely inside a decorative valance treatment. Although most fabric shades do not have the same degree of control of light filtration as a traditional Venetian or even vertical blind, they can offer the easy blocking of the sun's rays by being lowered quickly...[Read More]
Shutting Out The Heat: Modern Interior Designers In Los Angeles Show You How Fabric coverings like roller blinds are a great, quick way of darkening a room down fast. But a shutter – especially a solid wood shutter – is like having a door fitted on top of your window. You can literally put a thick piece of wood between you and the elements. So not only does this darken even the sunniest room to be like night, if this is what you want – but it can also be used to control the temperature in that room too. Roller blinds are a quick fix for rooms that only need darkness. If you want to bring peace and tranquility to a bedroom you need the total blackout that only a shutter can bring. A louvered or solid wood shutter can close out the noise, light and heat from a bedroom, making it the tranquil haven you crave in the summer sun.
One of the best things about shutters is that they can be the perfect solution to that difficult-to-fit window, which has eluded any other type of window treatment. Our modern interior designers in Los Angeles love a challenge, so whether your odd looking window is round, triangular, hexagonal or some other peculiar shape, we will be able custom build something exactly for it. They work especially well in bay windows, which may be hard to fit drapes to. Shutters really can be an excellent guard against the heat that can pour in through skylights and other sloping windows during the summer heat waves...[Read More]