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Interior Design

The Elegance of Faux Finish

First things first, what are “faux finishes”? While there isn’t a single definition or set of criteria, "faux finish" is a term that describes a variety of painting techniques that are intended to add depth and create an optical illusion that manipulates the eye into believing it's something that...

Create an Eye-Catching Focal Point with your Fireplace

When decorating a great room, dining room, or home office, many people emphasize the room’s fireplace through furniture placement and forget all of the other design factors that are a crucial aspect for creating an eye-catching focal point within the room. To make a room impactful, it's important to...

Wallpaper is the trend that’s sticking around, & here’s why

Nicole Zarr and Associates If you’re like us, you likely have vivid memories of spending long weekends removing decades-old wallpaper off the walls of your childhood home. So it’s only normal to have a bittersweet reaction towards wallpaper’s return to fame in recent years. Luckily, modern technology has reinvented wallpaper...

Tran + Thomas’ Fabulous BEFORE AND AFTER Projects!

Nothing is more exciting than making any house your own!  These are some of our stunning changes we have made not only in our client's homes... but in their lives. Each "BEFORE" is shown above each "AFTER."  Enjoy! -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------------- AND....JUST SOME FABULOUS "AFTERS!"                                 Photography by Aaron Leimkuehler                       Why is our work so...

The Stains of Summer

With summer festivities firing up, nothing ruins a look or mood more than the stains of summer. As a mom with a family and lots of experience in the interior design business I have learned some super solutions to common hard-to-get out stains. Stain 101 The #1 key to stain removal...

SPRING REFRESH

Spring usually has most of us wanting to refresh and update our living spaces. After a year of being stuck at home due to Covid-19 many are ready to see their space with a new set of eyes.   Some common questions we get at Tran + Thomas about this...

What is trending now!

As the pendulum starts to swing back toward a more traditional look, new patterns are emerging.  From the softer Ombre look now comes beautiful watercolor florals and gorgeous tie dyes.  Designing to our client’s tastes is allows us the opportunity to work with lots of different, styles, patterns, colors...

closet design

4 Big Tips For Designing The Ultimate Closet

Our method: We approach designing closets in a similar manner to designing kitchens, laundry rooms and even baths…as an exercise in efficiency.  Function first, beauty second…the perfect recipe.   Where to begin While it may seem with bedroom closets that one size fits all, it is quite stunning how differently everyone uses this...

Fall For These Romantic Spaces

February is the month of love and romance, and while we traditionally think of bedrooms as being the most romantic of spaces, you can incorporate romance into any part of your home. Tran + Thomas Design Studio Romanticism began as an art and literary term, referring to the 18th century movement...

The 7 Heavy Hitters in Every Great Kitchen Design

“We thought we knew how our kitchen design would turn out before we called Tran and Thomas.  Boy, were we wrong… and we had done our research!  We couldn’t believe their questions and how much they changed our kitchen for the better.  We couldn’t be happier in any way...