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A Few of Our Favorite Things

Each year at market, we get a first look at pieces for the season ahead. We love seeing reinvented classics and completely new ideas. After a few days of walking the floor, we get a clear idea of which trends are emerging for the new season and begin imagining...

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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...

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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Antlers In The Mountains And Your Living Room

I am an animal lover.  Love the deer...don’t shoot me.  They are gorgeous creatures.  I hope many of you agree with me.With them shedding their antlers naturally, it is wonderful to find them for your home and make them as striking as when they crown a buck.Some ideas?...

Color? Take A Kiss From Spring

Want a guarantee for a beautiful space?  Take a hint from Spring!The inspiration......the finish!Follow us on facebook.Make it fab!-JillClick here to DISCOVER ALL OF JILL'S LATEST BLOGS FULL OF GREAT DESIGN, TIPS AND INSPIRATIONJill Tran is a Kansas City Interior Designer and creates beautiful, custom interiors for her interior...

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How To Make A Great Outdoor Living Area

Grass, mud, puddles.We have all seen it, then been amazed as it became flowers, a fireplace....beautiful!Outdoor areas today are much more than they used to be and can include just as many luxuries as the finest indoor kitchens.  Below is a space designed by myself and Clay Lyon of...