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Incorporating your travels into your interior design

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If you have a favourite travel destination, why not bring it home with you through your interior design?  This can be done in a way that isn't too "theme-y" by toning things down, and considering what the textures, design elements and mood of that place are. OK, you really might not be able to tone it down too much if your favourite travel destination is Vegas, but I am guessing if it is, you might just want your space to feel more dynamic anyway.  I worked with a client who loved visiting North Africa and she and I started talking...

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Design for Comfort: Feldman Foot and Ankle Specialists

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Wharton Interiors is proud to unveil the gorgeous new home of Feldman Foot and Ankle Specialists in conjunction with Aubrey Reisinger Interior Design.  When Dr. Feldman approached me about designing his new office, he was very specific about creating a space that would help his patients feel at ease and embody some of the ideals of his practice. Patient comfort in a contemporary space that was easy for both patients and staff to navigate and where services could be delivered comfortably and efficiently were top priority.  We started with great bones, so that always makes a job easier, but we also had some challenges we...

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Budget decorating facelifts for the homeseller

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There are lots of articles out there on home staging and how to declutter, so this isn't going to be one of those. This article is going to talk about how to handle a feature you really don't like, and don't have the budget to completely do away with.  I am going to use a case study on a home I worked on quite a few years back where we had to deal with some difficult problems on a limited budget. I must start with the caveat that there was a budget, though and that these tend to be more...

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Vintage Bathroom Design: Inspiration past and present

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I had a chance to look beyond Calgary for bathroom design inspiration on a recent trip to Chicago. Many were beautiful rooms with roots in the 1920s that incorporate modern conveniences. Merchandise Mart in Chicago: There is no comparable design centre in Calgary, or probably anywhere else in North America. It was once the largest commercial office building in the United States and for many years it was a dedicated space for designers to source products for their clients. The main floor is open to the public and several floors above are open to the trade only. Besides amazing furniture,...

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