Category Archives: Trend Alert

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5 Interior Design Trends to Watch in 2020

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Let’s admit this: 2019 was a bit chaotic. Every time I turned on the news, it seemed like society was on the brink of disaster. Meanwhile in the interior design world, it was a year for bold colors and eclectic mixes of style. So far, 2020 has has been hectic too, but interior design can […]

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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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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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Trend Alert: Dark Wood Countertops

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We covered the pros and cons of different butcher block countertops in 2018, but we just couldn’t help ourselves this time around. It feels like everywhere we look, we’re seeing this rustic element making a comeback in new ways. Most of all, we’re noticing butcher block countertops stained dark, a design choice that is intriguing […]

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Trend Alert: Succulents

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We’ve seen this one coming for a while: Succulents. All the beauty of a bonsai tree with almost none of the upkeep. With no pruning or picking, and less frequent watering, sales of these prickly plants have grown steadily since 2012. “Succulent” is an umbrella term for plants with thick, rigid fronds or stems meant […]

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Trend Alert: Smart Sleep

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“If you’re having problems getting to sleep, staying asleep, or waking up in the morning, this article is for you. “ Two months ago we talked about “Smart Lights,” an easy way to “smarten” up your home without taking any drastic steps. One improvement we mentioned but didn’t go into detail on was a light that replicates […]

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Trend Alert: Going Global

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Color, decoration, and functionality are all essential aspects of good home design. However lighting might be the most important factor when it comes to home interiors. Lighting can powerfully and immediately impact the way we perceive a space. It can draw attention toward one spot and away from another. It can go from dazzling to […]

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Trend Alert: Smart Lights

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The “smart home” is a quick term to describe something that’s quite complex. Smart home systems allow you more control, comfort and security from your home appliances. You can see who rang your doorbell, dim your lights, or control the speakers in every room simultaneously. This is overwhelming at first, and you might be reluctant […]

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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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Trending Alert: Honed and Leathered Finishes for Stone Counter Tops

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Honed and Leathered finishes for Granite and Marble counter tops are being chosen more often than the once popular polished finish. What is Polished?A polished surface finish is smooth, shiny, and reflective. The full color, depth, and crystal structure is visible. What is Honed? A honed surface finish is a smooth surface without reflection. It […]

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