2016 Designs in Review

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season behind us and a new year ahead I can’t help but look back – with a fantastic feeling of accomplishment – at everything my team and I were able to achieve in 2016. From the completion of one stunning project after another to the list of awards and recognitions we scooped up, this year was certainly one of the best yet.

I am so fortunate to work each day with a fabulous team that pours so much passion and creativity into each and every design project. Throughout the year, this dedication to our craft has produced some of my favorite designs to-date.

While this is certainly not a comprehensive list of the gorgeous works that resulted from the collaboration of the Ohorona24.in.ua team in 2016, here are four of my favorite masterpieces that I keep going back to as I reflect on the past year.

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The Ultimate Guide to a Cozy Home

It’s about that time to break out the h throws and curl up with your favorite book, because as the temperatures fall and the holidays quickly approach, you can’t help but get in a wintery spirit! If you wish to enhance the cozy factor in your home without sacrificing sophistication, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite ways to “cozify” interiors and create an escape during the hustle and bustle of December.

Here are my go-to’s for a fab, cozy home this holiday season:

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Glitz, Glam, Metallics & More

The final stretch of 2016 has arrived and New Year’s Eve celebrations are right around the corner! So, before we begin the new adventures of 2017, and as a nod to the glitz and glam of the holiday season, let’s take a look back at some of the glamorous metallic pieces that have made their way into our designs.

Read on to see how my team and I have blended gold, silver, brass, nickel and copper into our client’s designs in both big and small ways. If an interior design makeover is on your list of 2017 resolutions – prepare to be inspired!

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What’s in a Renovation?

Every home has so much potential to be beautiful! As an interior designer, it is incredibly rewarding to see the transformation that occurs during a major renovation. When walking through a home that has been lovingly cared for over the decades but has never been updated, I dream of all that can be done to bring it up-to-date so it functions perfectly for a young family. While I love designing homes from the ground up, my heart lies in a gut renovation project.

Looking back on one of my favorite projects, I remember the importance of both looking at every detail and stepping back to see the big picture throughout the entire process. The design of this home was a collaborative endeavor between me and (our principal designer), , , , and the lovely homeowners. This dream team created a gem of a home!

Follow along with me as I go through the transition of this gorgeous home from start to finish.

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Statement Stairs: 3 Ways to Take a Design to the Next Level

A little fun fact about me: I’ve always been fascinated with space planning, layouts and the structure of homes. I even spent several years studying architecture, which culminated in a Master of Architecture degree. I love it that much!

With this background, I often approach a new interior design project with an architectural eye: seeking opportunities for big changes. However, our clients’ homes can often be vastly improved with just small cosmetic updates. While each project is unique, one area that can have the most impact on your home and the way you live is your staircase.

Read on to see how to take stair design to the next level without a total renovation.

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Fall Fashion Trends: A Chat with Elaine Turner!

Fall is here! My favorite season has finally arrived, and I could not be more excited. Every year, I eagerly await the changing of leaves, cool fronts, cozy interiors (my house is already decked out in gourd décor!) and new styles. While I love cute booties and comfy cashmere, I am certainly no expert in the fashion department, and I typically let my fall style come out in my interior designs, rather than my wardrobe.

Luckily, I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Houston’s own “handbag queen,” , about fall fashion trends, and she was kind enough to give me the scoop on what’s hot this season. We had a fabulous time swapping knowledge over a glass (or two) of wine at , and I learned so much about fall styles, Elaine’s (impressive) entrepreneurial journey and just how much we have in common (Elaine is also a mother of two and runs her company with her husband, Jim)! Sound familiar?

Needless to say, I am very excited to share all of the fashion-forward insight I learned during our happy hour. Read on for all of the details about Elaine’s amazing new fall collection, her take on white after Labor Day, and some inspirational advice from a lady who knows a thing or two about turning dreams into reality!
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Children’s Bathrooms: A Balancing Act

Flashy shower curtains, animal-print towel mats and, of course, piles of bath time toys, can quickly create a recipe for sensory overload in children’s bathrooms. As a mother of two energetic twin girls, I completely understand the delicate balancing act required to design a playful, kid-friendly bathroom that won’t offend your adult senses!

For my clients with kiddos of their own, I encourage spending extra time on the interior detailing of the space just as you would any other room in the house. Since children’s bathrooms are typically smaller spaces, I also tend to focus on details and fab hues rather than statement pieces to add the finishing touches to a design.

For all of the moms and dads out there attempting to pull off a fun, yet adult-friendly, bathroom for the kids, here are some of my favorite children’s bathrooms that and I have created over the years.

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6 Tips for Designing with Vibrant Colors

We tend to correlate a refined design with neutrals and basics, but who said incorporating bursts of color into a design can’t evoke the same maturity? Working with bright and fun hues are staples of my Classically Current designs, and I love showing my clients that neutrals aren’t the only way to create a chic and sophisticated design.

Check out my top six tips for designing with color, and please excuse the generous amount of images I’m about to share!

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Wow with White

I absolutely love what a pop of color or a splash of pattern can do for an interior, but what about a monochromatic interior? For the daring designer, this delicate-yet-bold approach to interior design can produce a stunning finished product.

White’s timeless versatility allows an interior designer to create a multitude of looks. From modern and luxurious, to cozy and welcoming, white has the ability to showcase it all!

Here are some tips to consider when working with an all white palette.

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Interior: Summer Styles

There’s no question that summer has arrived in Houston and with a new season comes new interior design obsessions! Despite the rising temperatures, the “dog days of summer” have yet to set in and our is as busy as ever creating fabulous interiors for our clients. Along the way, we have certainly uncovered some new design gems.

From splatter paint artwork to rocky crystals, here are some summer must-haves that we just can’t get enough of around the office!

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