Monthly Archives: March 2018

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Mid-Century What?

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Source I’m sure you’ve heard of “mid-century modern,” but do you know how to properly distinguish this style from others? This movement is having a big moment. Thanks to its sleek lines and eco-friendly aesthetic, designers and decorators today are once again embracing the aesthetic. The mid-century modern aesthetic formed between the 1930s and the […]

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Trend Alert: Live Edge Wood

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Source Over the past few months, we’ve worked on several different home renovations. Mid-century modern, modern traditional, eclectic, they’ve all had their own style. But one thing we’ve noticed in common is live edge wood. We’ve spotted benches, dining tables, and shelves, as well as end tables. Live edge pieces are incredibly versatile elements of a […]

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Industry Ed with Richard: Cabinet Lighting

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Source I wanted to take a moment to talk about cabinet lighting. It’s a trending technology in the interior design industry and is becoming increasingly common in requests I get from clients. Obviously, lighting cabinets makes it easier to find things in the cabinets, drawers, etc., but new inset LED lighting also takes away the […]

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Trend Alert: Patterned Ceilings that Raise the Roof

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If you’re remodeling a space and want to add something to draw the eye, look no further than a patterned ceiling. No, not a popcorn ceiling – thankfully, that trend has been out for a while. Patterned ceilings, created using tiles, wood, or striking wallpapers, are bringing new life to the long-neglected “fifth wall.” And, contrary […]

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The Season for Front Porches

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The front porch is easily the most important aspect of your home’s appearance and the impression it has on the onlooker. At Ourso Designs, being natives of the south, we LOVE our front porches! There are just a few elements that make up a great front porch. 1. Lighting Like every interior space, exterior spaces […]

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History Lesson: The Wright Way

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We wanted to take some time to recognize one of the greatest American architects to ever live, Frank Lloyd Wright. You might have heard of him before, but not everyone knows he was, and continues to be, one of the most important American architects. Born in Richland, Wisconsin in 1867, and dying in 1959 at […]

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