Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Industry Ed with Richard: Flood Relief

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Ourso Designs is up and running and fully staffed.  We feel very fortunate that our office, facilities and employees did not receive any damage from the flood.  We are in the process of gearing up to help people affected by the flood and the community to rebuild our houses and businesses by offering cabinetry, counter tops, and […]

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History Lesson: Gustavian Style

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Source “The Swedish Gustavian Provincial style is distinctive in its clean, hand-carved lines and cool color palette of blues, grays, and weathered whites. King Gustav himself imported these influences from other parts of Europe, such as the Louis XVI styles seen in France and the Neo-Classical styles seen in Italy during this period.” – http://www.gustavianfurniture.co.uk/info.html  Source […]

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Trend Alert: Wood Veneer Paneling

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In the last few years we saw an increase in the use of wood as a wall covering.  Recently we are seeing a decrease in the distressed reclaimed plank look and a shift towards a seamless mid-century aesthetic with a lot of lighter wood tones being used. Here are a few examples: Source Source Source […]

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Curbless Showers: Practical and Beautiful

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Source Today’s shower designs are making an obvious shift towards curbless showers. A design that once was associated with an institutional feel, because of its use in hospitals and commercial settings, is now beginning to change the standard for the residential walk-in shower. Not only is it the most practical for aging-in-place but, it is […]

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