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Remodel Spotlight: Parallel Lines and Angles

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The main goal of this remodel was to go from closed off and dark to open and bright. To better utilize this space, we also modified it to include more storage. The angled island made navigating the kitchen difficult. We reconfigured it to be parallel to the rest of the kitchen, which allowed for a […]

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Recipe of the Month: Holly Clegg’s Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Last month we lost Holly Clegg, a beloved food writer and Baton Rouge native. With an innate yearning to feed her family healthy meals, she rose to national recognition with her cookbooks, blogs, and appearances on shows such as The Today Show and Fox and Friends. With cookbooks like Trim and Terrific Diabetic Cooking, Eating […]

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Remodel Spotlight: Bocage Bath Beauty

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Located in a beautiful home in Bocage, this exquisite master bathroom was in need of rejuvenation. Before the renovation, this space was divided and disconnected. The bathroom, coming off a common vestibule area, was separated. His and her vanities, the bathtub, and the shower were located in two different rooms. We joined the two rooms […]

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The Homeowner’s Holiday Guide to Great Hosting

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When we ask homeowners what they hope to get out of a kitchen or living room remodel, one answer we’re hearing more often is, “I want a space to entertain.” Being able to host guests in your home and impress them is important for those who want to share the spaces they work so hard […]

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Trend Alert: Egg Tubs

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Soaking in a bathtub is the best way to decompress from a long day as it relaxes your mind. body, and soul…. So why not do it in style?  One of the most breathtaking fixtures that can be incorporated in a bathroom design is a freestanding tub. They are effortlessly the focal point of any […]

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Going for the Gold

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Gold has been used as a decorating material for about 6,000 years, so in terms of time, this is about the least trendy thing we could write about. However we’ve been seeing it so much recently that we couldn’t resist. As decorators and designers, we have a responsibility to look for new ways to incorporate […]

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History Lesson: Billy Baldwin

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Posthumously nicknamed the “dean of interior decorators,” Billy Baldwin was a leading designer in post-World War II America. Known for his immaculate sense of order and arrangement, Baldwin’s style was a unique blend of modernist and classicist. Baldwin was born into an old Baltimore family in 1903, where he grew up in a home designed […]

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Designing Your Perfect Pantry

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The pantry is the one place in the kitchen that always looks crowded until you stick your nose in for a snack. All of a sudden, it feels empty, and you feel disappointed. Only some of that disappointment is from your empty stomach, while the rest is probably coming from the frustration of not finding what […]

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Trend Alert: Wooden Range Hoods

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If you’ve worked with one of our designers in the past, you know we like to put a lot of thought into our product selections. It’s a fun part of the interior design process, and an extremely important one. When picking fixtures, appliances, and details for a home, we consider not only appearance, but also […]

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Our Designers’ Styles Revealed

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Here at Ourso Designs, we are aligned with making your vision a reality. We know what’s hot and what’s not. We specialize in making your spaces more efficient, paralleling your lifestyle, and creating the aesthetic you envisioned. Our services are geared toward you and what you want. Part of being a good designer is putting […]

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