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Trend Observed at High Point Market – Fall 2011

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Houzz is a great interior design forum site to visit and see pictures of work by architects & interior designers . It also features articles by professionals about various design news, themes & trends . This article is about an accent color trend observed last month at the prestigious & renowned interior design market in High Point, North Carolina . The accent colors at the top of list were in the family of saturated deep purples spanning from shades of merlot to rich raspberry . I think these accent colors have universal appeal and will add pizzazz to any interior style .

Deep Purple Image

Here’s a link to the article & pictureshttp://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/855029?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=updates&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery20&d=1&w=443322

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2012 Color Forecast – Is “Mauve” sneeking back in ?

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Mauve/Rose colored Columbine ” Fuschia Rose ” is the new name for the historic color Mauve !

2012 Color trends are swinging from the soft, serene palette of the last several years to a bold, enthusiastic palette that is refreshing & motivating ! The experts in this field explain their predictions & show examples of the colors . I was amazed to see “mauve” rising to the surface (again!) oh my, so reminiscent of the 1980’s era . But of course it has a new name, “Fuchsia Rose” . Enjoy !

Here’s the link ;

http://www.customhomeonline.com/industry-news.asp?sectionID=204&articleID=1629483

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Damia Turek  ASID

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Window Wisdom ~ Interview with D&M Designs in Breckenridge Magazine

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D&M Designs was honored to be interviewed by Breckenridge Magazine for an article about the benefits of window coverings in mountain homes to help keep the cold OUT . The first question most homeowners have when they are considering window coverings is how to be more energy efficient without covering up the beautiful views . Certainly maintaining the view is the biggest challenge, but there are solutions and we discuss them in this article .

Breckenridge Magazine article - D&M Designs  Breckenridge Magazine article - D&M Designs

Here’s the link to the magazine website if you wish to read the article (Winter 2011 edition, on page 11) ; www.BreckMag.com

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Damia Turek  ASID

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Does the Economy Affect Interior Color Choices ?

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This Sherwin Williams Paint article in their latest STIR magazine explores that questions . I found it interesting to read the studies about which way the color pendulum would swing when economic times are tough – bright & cheery OR drab & dreary ? Read this insightful article and learn about it .

Here’s the link to their article in STIR Magazine ; http://www.swstir.com/color-smarts/article/recession-blues-and-brights/?utm_campaign=stir-eextra&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exact-target&utm_content=header-banner&utm_term=november2011

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Damia Turek  ASID

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“Green” Conscious Design – Environmentally friendly interior design ideas & products ; www.dmdesignsbreck.com/green-design

A Happy Home Stager @ D&M Designs in Breckenridge, CO. – Home staging techniques ; www.dmdesignsbreck.com/home-staging

D&M Designs ~ Award Winning Interior Design Video

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Some “Green” Design ideas & materials used in the Award Winning Home in the Summit County Parade of Homes 2009 ( 1.8 to 2.5 million dollar category) in which D&M Designs won 2 awards :

* Award of Excellence – Interior Design & Finishes

* Award of Excellence – Kitchen Design

Builders ; Paragon Builders & Developers, Breckenridge, Colorado

When Paragon enlisted our design services for their Parade Home project they stressed their dedication to using “green” design & materials as much as possible . Here are a few ways we accomplished that ;

* Re-using discarded ski lift cable in the hand rails & pickets .

* Using beetle killed pine for the exterior siding, interior wood ceiling tongue & groove and paneling on the kitchen bar wall & the Powder room wainscot paneling .

* Creatively putting to use many of the granite counter top scraps for benches & niches in the showers and an irregular shaped, chiseled edge counter top in the Powder Room.

You can see pictures of this home & these “green” ideas on our website ; www.dmdesignsbreck.com

Approaching any interior project with a little attention to ” how can we be more green? ” does take a bit more effort & possibly expense, but we believe it is a worthwhile investment for our families, communities & our planet !

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Home is Where the Heart Is !

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About Us ….

D&M Designs ~ Interiors & Blinds is a full service residential interior design studio in Breckenridge, Colorado . We established our family owned studio here in Summit County in 1985 and have enjoyed being your hometown design team ever since . Our interior design services specialize in capturing the mountain spirit in every interior we do !

We are also window treatment specialist and an authorized Hunter Douglas Dealer representing their entire line of window covering products – blinds, shades, drapery and so much more . We offer a helpful Shop-at-Home experience to personally help you select the window treatment products that will meet your needs the best . We also provide precise measuring, skillful installation and repair services on all our window covering projects .

We look forward to sharing lots of our design ideas, inspirations and insights with you through this new BLOG . So if you want a little “design sunshine” in your day, everyday, we invite you to “follow us” !

Thank you for visiting with us !

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