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Top 7 Fabulous Tips and Tricks For Your Home

Hope you were able to catch us this month on Fox 4 for some great tips we have learned over the years to make our client's homes more beautiful, easier to live in and love! This month on Fox 4: Design Tips and Tricks. Tran and Thomas Design Kansas City,...

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Cedar Creek Living Room Remodel

Adding glamour and solving design problems is what we do best. One of our recently completed living rooms had both in spades. Like many of our fabulous clients, we had worked with this family on a few other projects in their home. With the basement, kitchen and hearth room...

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Resolve to Live More Beautifully

You might think resolutions were made to be broken, but having a functional and beautiful space can help keep you on track long after January 1st. A gorgeous kitchen might inspire you to eat more meals in. Well-designed storage solutions help keep homes clean and organized, while comfortable bedding...

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Take Your Velvet from Shabby to Chic

Velvet adds a bit of luxury to any room. It has the unique ability to absorb light making spaces feel sumptuous and rich. Although we like to use velvet, it can become crushed or matted over time. This can happen when it has been pressed down repeatedly. Over the...

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One Easy Way to Warm Up Your Home

This Sunday, we were featured in the House + Home section of the Kansas City Star, discussing a fabulous home accessory – throws! We love adding one to the end of a bed, over the back of a couch or piled into a basket. Throws are a great way to...

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Make Your Chandelier Sparkle in 10 Easy Steps

Every autumn, we roll up our sleeves and clean our chandeliers. Much like placing your diamonds in jewelry cleaner, cleaning your chandelier will add some sparkle to your home. We tackle this project in the fall to begin getting our house ready for holiday entertaining. When the weather turns cold,...

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Soaring Spaces: Tips for Playing Up Vaulted Ceilings

This Sunday, we were featured in the House + Home section of the Kansas City Star. In the article, we discuss some of the design challenges that come with vaulted ceilings. We have developed a few tricks over the years for making the most of this dramatic architectural feature. Here, we included some...

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Trend Series: Yellow & Orange

If you’re looking for an easy way to update your house, color can quickly inject some life into your space. Two of the hottest shades this year, yellow and orange, bring to mind citrus and sunshine. This week, we wanted to give you a few, simple tips for each color....

Trend Series: Steampunk

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tranthomasdesign/6899764873/ Steampunk, a blend of vintage, Victorian style and today’s technology, has found its way into the interior design world. Wonderfully bizarre and alluring, the style is best known for oddly beautiful objects, art and rooms. If you were throwing a dinner party and Steampunk was a guest, it would...

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T + T on Trends

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been sitting in our studio drinking cocoa spiked with cinnamon and cooking up ideas for our blog. In between installations and design meetings, we decided to do a trend series over the next few months and couldn’t be more excited about it. Although...

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To Market, To Market

This November, we went to the International Furniture & Accessories Market in North Carolina to scope out new trends and collect pieces for our clients. Walking from booth to booth, we chatted up furniture, accessory and rug designers to get a clearer picture of how the industry is doing, where...