Is Re-upholstering a Sofa or Chair Worth the Cost?

Your favorite old chair, or that sofa in your aunt’s basement – are they worth recovering? I’m asked this question often, since it seems there are many inexpensive options for upholstered furniture on the market. However, those bargains may not be what they seem – with upholstery, it’s what you don’t see that matters. Before [...]

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Renovating Your Home Now for Added Value Later

The current slow real estate market may have some homeowners feeling trapped in their current property, and others looking to purchase finding their buying power diminished.  How can we enjoy the home we live in when it is not our dream home? Tackle those small and medium sized renovation projects while the market is slow, [...]

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Tips for Decorating Resort Rental Property

Beachfront income properties have their own particular set of concerns when it comes to interior design.  Condo packages may meet budget goals, but often contain inferior quality pieces that don’t last.   Vacation renters inflict heavy use; they track in sand, walk on carpets dripping wet, sit on furniture in wet bathing suits, and set drinks [...]

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Design Your Home for Organization

When a home is truly organized, it allows the homeowner to function smoothly and handle all the things on her plate each day. When everything has a place, the home is easy to keep clean and everyone in the family can help keep things running. Use interior design to incorporate the items you use often into furnishings that are part of daily life.

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Why Antiques?

INTERIOR DESIGNERS are fond of antiques; we often collect them ourselves, and are quick to recommend them to clients. Some of our clients love the idea. Mention antiques to some, however, and they cringe, recalling dusty, depressing, cluttered houses of days gone by. What is the reason for a designer's obsession with incorporating antiques into [...]

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Designing An Eco-Friendly Medical Office Waiting Room

When SC Pain and Spine Specialists decided to open a new location in Murrells Inlet, Dr. Jason Rosenberg asked me to help with a reception room layout and furniture that would be appropriate to a busy waiting room area. Since the office is shared with Dr. Brian Kinmartin and Professional Rehabilitation Services, the waiting area [...]

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Surfside Beach Oceanfront Condo

In this project, a condo in Surfside Beach was completely remodeled - we selected handmade tile, durable Pergo floors and new finishes in the kitchen. Walls were moved and a door relocated to add space to the Master Bath. New furnishings and window treatments make the oceanfront space comfortable and bright.

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An Invitation to the Chateau Grand Luce'

Timothy Corrigan and the Chateau du Grand Lucé

I've been eagerly awaiting the release of talented designer Timothy Corrigan's new book, An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé - as an avid Francophile, how can I resist the opportunity to while away a Sunday afternoon with fabulous images of Chateau interiors?  I was planning this little treat for myself, and the universe obliged.  While [...]

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Express Your Style with Unique Window Valances

Valances are a stylish, tailored and less expensive alternative to draperies, and as you can see, creative ideas are plenty. Update your valances by getting rid of those swags, jabots, and ruffles, and choose a more tailored style. An interesting fabric with a bold design is the modern way to personalize your space.

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What Kind of Fabric Is It?

Knowing your fabrics can be very helpful when shopping for your interior decorating project. If you’re familiar with styles and qualities of fabrics, you’ll know what to ask for or how to describe what you’re looking for at the fabric showroom. Here’s a helpful list of the most common types of decorating fabrics:

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Two Different Interpretations of French Country Design

By now, the style known as French Country has transcended trends and become a classic source of inspiration for interior decorators. In fact, the style has actually diversified from its origins and come to stand for a variety of looks. However, they all share a few themes: French Country style is about cosmopolitan luxury meeting [...]

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Designer Showhouse at the Stewart Parker House

The 221-year old Stewart Parker House in Georgetown was transformed by twelve designers into an exciting showcase of interior design. We chose to decorate an upstairs bedroom, which has four large windows with a beautiful view of the harbor. We arrived to white walls, some peeling paint, and heavy shutters on the windows. We designed [...]

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The Stewart Parker Designer Showhouse

The Stewart Parker Designer Showhouse in Georgetown is under way, and it's a whirlwind of activity at Posh as we pull together the elements of our room. We're decorating the Bride's Room,  an upstairs bedroom that serves as the dressing area for the bridal party when weddings are held at the house.  The room has [...]

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French Shabby Chic Master Bedroom Makeover

The bedroom had to be practical and comfy, but also beautiful – they were ready for a romantic retreat. They already had a beautiful wool carpet with a trellis of ivy in shades of taupe, and a slipcovered loveseat in khaki cotton I had done for them years ago. One of the problem areas was a bank of large windows, wonderful for letting in light but also a problem with summer heat.

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What is LEED?

Unless you are in the design or construction industry, you probably have no idea what LEED certification of a building means or why you would want to certify a building.  You hear a lot of talk about eco-friendly and green products like flooring, furniture, clothes and cleaning products these days, but LEED is still growing [...]

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Tiki Restaurant Interior Design – Sneak Peek

Since this will be a nice restaurant as well as a fun bar, the goal is to include many of the nostalgic elements of an old Tiki Bar to give the place a sense of fun. But, they want to keep the kitschy elements from overwhelming the interior to give diners a quality, modern restaurant experience

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The Tree of Life Fabric Story

The various colors typically displayed in tree of life patterns allow for flexibility in color directions, as well as layering of colors and pattern types. This pattern is appropriate for traditional, transitional and modern design styles. It's wonderful for creating Chinoiserie, Rococo, and English Cottage designed rooms.

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Outdoor Designer Challenge!

Please help us win a local outdoor design contest by voting for Layla Altman on Facebook. Go to Greg Sisson Real Estate FB page, like his page and then post that you vote for Layla's outdoor design! Voting ends this Sat, May 5th at noon. See our design presentation at www.gregsisson.blogspot.com.   We appreciate your [...]

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Easy Ways to Go Green in your Living Room!

Why Go Green in your home? The reasons for building an eco-friendly house, manufacturing an organic sofa, wearing an organic cotton shirt and even using products like Burt’s Bees for taking care of your skin are basically the same as utilizing green methods in your home.  Using green products creates a healthier space for you, [...]

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