Category Archives: trending

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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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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: Gingham

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Black and White Gingham printed fabric and patterns are showing up everywhere.  From interior design accessories to the runway. Both Ethan Allen & Schoolhouse Electric offer furniture covered in this graphically intense and bold fabric. Apartment Therapy states: “These distinctive checks are popping up everywhere, even in interiors that are decidedly non-country. Big checks feel […]

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Trending: Sconces Above Sofas

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I LOVE wall sconces.  As a designer, I find them totally under-used.  They are an excellent way to flank a piece of art at an entry way and to bring a little ambient warmth to a space or vignette.  We spec a lot of wall mount sconces for bathrooms for adequate and flattering lighting.  Lately, […]

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