Interiors Unleashed


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Interior design full or partial, furniture plan, lighting, color, furnishings, custom built-ins, bathrooms, kitchens...

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Tampa, Florida, New River Valley, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Roanoke, Floyd, Virginia, remote to just about anywhere

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Interior Design Consultancy will work locally in Tampa, FL and New River Valley, VA or just about anywhere. Check out our blog where posts are made in five design related categories. www.interiorsunleashed.blogspot.com

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Allied ASID, Dip ID with Distinction,
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Christiansburg, VA US 
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Sheree Ammirata Schold 
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3160 Eaglebrook Road
Christiansburg, VA 24073 
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Guest Picks: 20 Finds to Cluck About

If you have or love chickens, you’ll flock to these coops, themed accessories, artwork and more Full Story
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I love the idea of raising chickens but not so much for the idea of maintaining and caring for them. Someday down the road perhaps. In the meantime I will enjoy reading about them and checking out nice chicken coops and runs. It seems these are getting better and better! Thanks for the idea book.
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The coops are lovely, but some appear to have too many chickens for the size of the coop. In addition to checking local ordinances, do your research on how much indoor and outdoor space your chickens require (will vary for bantams, medium size and large size chickens as well as whether you plan to allow them to free range). Also, keeping your chickens safe from predators should be part of your planning (everybody likes chicken - raccoons, dogs, foxes ...)
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Guest Picks: Superstylish and Comfy Desk Chairs

Yes, you can have a great-looking office chair that works as hard as you do. File these under ‘Smart Selections’ Full Story
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I would like to try the fur ball chair, what fun. If it is ergonomic and good for posture, I'm sold.
August 13, 2014 at 9:05AM     
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diyer59
Great examples except the metal one featured looks cold and hard. Chairs with the lower backs aren't good for our backs, not providing adequate support. The majority look comfortable and stylish.
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Lovely to look at, all, to be sure. But who decides how you sit? Check out www.mysoulseat.com for an ergo-chic chair that let's you sit cross-legged.
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Houzz Tour: A Manor Near D.C. Goes From Suburban Modern to Georgian

Newly enclosed spaces and traditional details join eye-popping murals to give a 2002 home some European gravitas Full Story
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Nicely done and inspiring.
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Studio NOO Design
Love it, eclectic, chic and fun !
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That mural made me do a double take, then laugh; all too familiar from the daily commute, it really is the weariest corridor in Tottenham Court Road tube station, which is otherwise decorated with Eouardo Paolozzi's mozaics. :-)
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Key Measurements for Designing the Perfect Living Room

Learn the numbers that will allow good circulation, flow and balance as you fit in all the furnishings you want Full Story
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Looking forward to your book. I hope you expand your tips and ideas about art work. My clients always seem to love their art and many have specific thoughts on placement. Placing art is part of the design process that considers all the design elements such as the large scale you mention, but also color and dominance and visual weight…. Love your easy and understandable writing style. Will probably suggest your book to clients. Thanks for the introduction here.
August 13, 2014 at 7:37AM     
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I learned a lot! thanks!
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@kkj1973, I'm going to stick with my original suggestion. But, there are always infinite ways to solve. You know the space best. SCR
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A Tiny Powder Room Gets a Map-tastic Look

Creative cartography adds cheer and personality to the walls of a compact half bath Full Story
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Great fun for a tiny space, love it! Great inspiration as well for placing tiny powder rooms into a design. The sink is perfect.
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Magic Murals, LLC
Maptastic!
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Tracey Stephens Interior Design Inc
Becky, you are correct about the toilet. The wall plate for the flush activator can be removed to access for repair. Also, in this case, the other side of the wall is the basement stairs so it could be opened up if necessary. But the Toto people tell me that anything you'd need to access you can through that wall plate which is 8.5" wide x 5.75" high.
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Yes, You Can Use Brick in the Kitchen

Quell your fears of cooking splashes, cleaning nightmares and dust with these tips from the pros Full Story
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Working with an existing brick corner fireplace in the kitchen below was a design challenge. And the challenge wasn't cleaning the brick!

Choosing other materials and finishes for the kitchen that worked well with the brick was not easy. The lines of the mortar and colors in the brick, combined with the existing beveled edge and walnut pegged red and white oak floor could not be ignored. Brick has a certain heaviness of visual effect -more of less depending on the color and the mortar.

We repeated the walnut pegs of the floor in the design on the lighting and the color and material of the walnut top island. Tile for counter backslashes seemed to compete with the brick shapes and mortar lines no matter what we tried. Using sustainable materials and going for a "green" kitchen, we settled on Ice Stone concrete countertops with recycled glass and mother of pearl. The glass and pearl gave some dimension and interest yet stayed fairly neutral in the white based material. We settled on small mother of peal pieces that were glued to a thin backing in 12"x12" sizes for backsplash. An appropriate adhesive from Laticrete was used to secure the pearl tiles with no grout lines. The backsplash has an acrylic finish.

Although not an easy design task, we were able to update this kitchen, give it some bling, and keep it "green" while maintaining the original structural fireplace and elegant old country house feel of the home.
Kitchen Fireplace Built-in Split Freezer and Refrigerator Functional Environmentally Sensitive Kitchen China Cabinet Virginia Estate Kitchen
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Pictures of kitchens
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Dura Supreme Cabinetry
Here is a great example of brick used in a modern transitional design. The brick backsplash is a beautiful contrast to the white cabinetry. Mandi @ Dura

Sleek & Simple Transitional Kitchen in West Chester 1
Sleek & Simple Transitional Kitchen in West Chester 2
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This corner cabinet was built-in to fit this particular corner. It doubles as a full length mirror. If you show this photo to a carpenter or cabinet maker they can probably build one for you. A custom one will fit your particular corner dimensions. Good luck with it.
August 7, 2014 at 12:19PM   
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I would consider a wall of photos in a gallery design. The photos below found on Houzz are examples. You could make the photo section almost as long as the table, for a nice size that wouldn't over power the table area, and go higher than the door if you wanted. Serene Family Home Red Hook Townhouse
August 3, 2014 at 6:31PM     
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Maureen
It's feels somber (could just be the picture), so I would paint the beadboard white ro same color as wall, add blue grasscloth above and decorate with prints or a mirror. Add blue/beige/white graphic pillows to the bench. That whole area needs color and a focus to make more interesting. Also add a great centrepiece.[houzz=
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I like the look of oversized mirrors in dining rooms. See what you think:
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Agree with Suzannevos and Brandi, love the space, try some art. A couple of very large art pieces on each side of the fireplace would help. There is a guy in NY who makes stencil art from photographs as well as murals, I thought of him when I saw your space.
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Yes, I was just looking for an example. His name is Ray Ferrer, he does spray paint on canvas using negative stencil design. He does a lot of custom work from client's photographs, but the photo has to have good light dark contrast. He can do color, not just black and white. His work below from an urban fire escape photo. He has done some great work from children's photos as well. I've had him do some custom work and he is easy to work with.
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Can't help with sizing, sorry, but wanted to add: Please be sure to anchor large, heavy floor mirrors with little ones around.
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Here is the question. Are your walls straight/plumb? This means that the mirror might fit in certain areas but not in others. You only have 1/4" for error. As a designer I would not trust that tight alignment.
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Call a contractor or carpenter and have a door put in. It should not cost that much. To make things easier, make the door the height of the top of the arch. Next, I would remove the full vanity mirror, repair the wall if needed and find two great mirrors to place over each sink. Then I would look for a great rug that would cover the area in front of the tub, shower, and sinks in a color combination that ties in your flooring, countertop and white sink/tub and shower tile. You could look for a rug with a couple other colors and perhaps choose a paint color from it. If you want to spend more money, you could go for a frameless shower glass installation, leaving your existing tile. I would bring the shower glass all the way out to the end of the shower wall tile or close, making the raised tiled area between tub and shower actually in the shower. I would consider loosing the fluorescents over the vanity by drywalling in the hole and using some simple puck lights over each vanity. You can still add up lights with cove lights in that area if you need the light. If not, you can cover the top of the lowered ceiling and add storage baskets or items of interest. you can add a cabinet between the vanity mirrors or shelving or small towel racks…wall art…. or, you could gut and start over. Good luck with it.
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Put in a door. Everything else is cosmetic.
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jakefield
Sounds like the consensus is to start by getting a door. I guess I will start there. I have a contractor from out of state coming for a visit soon, so I will pick his brain. Thank you for the feedback everyone. It helps me so much.
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Better Places to Stash That Soap

Banish gloppy bars and flimsy pumps, and the only things you’ll need to clean are your hands Full Story
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I love the French design. I recently chose a vessel sink faucet that has a soap dish attached. The soap dish can be changed out for a tooth brush holder or a cup. It is Urquiola from Axor.
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Trudy Connor
I love the tray idea, this one would work in a blue bathroom https://www.etsy.com/listing/155640283/bing-grondahl-seagull-rectangular
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The Future of Backsplashes

Grout is out. Continuous sheets of glass, stone, metal and porcelain are saving cleaning time and offering more looks than ever Full Story
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Please post some photos when you are done, rogue decor co, would love to hear more about the installation as well.
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Venetian Plaster Painting, NYC, do you use an acrylic finish on the plaster backslashes? or something else?
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Paint is always a good option, Becky. An acrylic finish over that paint and it wears like iron.
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rjbuc - lead paint as been outlawed in Australia for many, many years now and as far as I know our paints are very "clean". We have very active "greenies" here. I recently painted my house, and noticed that there is barely even any odour in paint now. I'm very interested to know what old-bushy might have used that could upset anyone.......................... well, maybe except Uncle Sam.
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9 Reasons to Pick a Patterned Lampshade

Is a solid shade blocking your room’s potential? Consider a light fixture dressed more decoratively Full Story
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Great advice Catherine! Enjoyed the article.
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Abbe Fenimore Studio Ten 25
Catherine, Thank you so much for including Studio Ten 25's work!!! Here are a few more detailed shots of that fabulous lampshade taken by Melanie Johnson Photography for Studio Ten 25! XOXO Abbe
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Catherine Funkhouser
Abbe, thanks for sharing the close-up. The detail is amazing!
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Build a Better Bedroom: Inspiring Walk-in Closets

Make dressing a pleasure instead of a chore with a beautiful, organized space for your clothes, shoes and bags Full Story
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I love all the color and inspiration you have put together for us to enjoy! The walk-in closet below was custom fitted into a bonus room with only 5' of full height ceiling width in a long run with three dormers. We included some closed hanging space behind mirrored doors for items not worn often. One dormer provided nice light for an adjacent vanity area and another was used to house an ironing board out of site.
Master Closet Ladies Dressing and Vanity in a Master Closet Dormer Window Spaces
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Strides? Never heard that one. Ever.

I like 'the southern necessity.' It might have a very different connotation in different parts of the US, though. A more political one.
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I live on Galveston Island, TX, so humidity is a problem to be controlled in every room 10 months out of the year. We don't have walk-in closets (just couldn't fit them in) but we have a large closet (with doors) in the MB bathroom, and another in our master bedroom, as well as in each of the other bedrooms. Given that the air-conditioning functions throughout the house, humidity in all the closets is NOT a problem, and trust me, our toilet does not throw out droplets of anything when flushed (and is several feet away from the closet). We've lived here 14 years and have never had mildew or dampness in any of our closets. Surprisingly, even after Hurricane Ike, when we were without electricity for 2 weeks, the closets were fine. If you have had moisture issues, perhaps your AC is insufficient (assuming you have it). If you live in an area where you don't use AC during the year, then that may cause the problems some posters here have remarked upon. Having said all that, I do want to have a re-design of the closet in the MB -- it was designed in the 70s and is long, not very deep, and I have to reach around the door frame about 20 inches to get to the far ends. I'm hoping a good closet designer will cope up with a much more effective use of space; I'll post photos when I get that done since I bet many readers here have a similar "old fashioned" closet.
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The Question That Can Make You Love Your Home More

Change your relationship with your house for the better by focusing on the answer to something designers often ask Full Story
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For my own home I like a feeling of comfortable elegance. It always amazes me that some clients may never have considered these questions and have not clue when I ask the "feeling" questions. As a designer, the answers to these questions help guide my choices and suggestions and provide a structure for my designs.
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For this kitchen, adjacent to a large family room, the client wanted a feeling of the personal comfort and tastes she had developed over many years of travel and living in various places. We used her fondness for the southwest, her love of antiques including patchwork quilts, her recent desire for Asian style, and her love of the tropical river setting she could enjoy from these spaces.

The patchwork inspired the two tone cabinets in various sizes and order. We used Maple for the kitchen cabinets and added a Hickory trim at the top as well as Hickory in the Asian inspired pieces that front the island and sink area. Even with a bit of "patchwork" we kept the overall feeling calm and relaxed by using the same wood flooring that was in the family room, a small stacked stone in a solid color for the backsplash that was similar to the fireplace in the family room, and clean straight lines. The granite counters and island top were chosen to mimic the tropical feel seen through the windows and doors. The granite is the color of the trees and the spanish moss with a deep green river color and the gloss of water.

All this was filtered through the skills of a designer to create the feeling the client wanted while staying true to the architecture and setting of the house.

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myhenny
Cozy, Simple, and Clean - those are the things that make me feel welcome and at home. Great article
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What a novel idea! And it makes perfect sense to look through this prism. It's going to take some real thought to come up with the true answer though.
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