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Tran + Thomas’ Guide to Amazing Office Design, Part 1

Whether you are a growing firm seeking a larger office space, building new, or are a new start-up setting up your first office, there are so many considerations to a well-designed space.  In a series of blogs, Tran + Thomas will guide you through everything you need to know...

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Textile Tutorial: A Beginner’s Guide to Home Fabrics

For each new space we design, the element that really brings the design to life is the fabric selection.  From window treatments, to upholstery, to pillows, well-chosen fabrics give the room not only personality and color, but can elevate the quality of a space.  But there is so much...

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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...

Need Inspiration? The Parade Of Homes Is On Now

It's that time of year! As a child, I remember the Parade of Homes (October 2 -17) ...oh, yes.  Being dragged all over the city, walking, walking, walking through homes.  Up stairs, down stairs.  My brother and I got suckers to coax us on.  We could have used a whole...

Living Room Gold Award, Before and After

One of my favorite things to do after completing a space, is to walk around and remember what it used to be... You can almost do that now here as well.  Isn’t it amazing the difference? The photos here are from our gold award for the Living Room/Dining Room category for...

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Swatch Botch? How To Choose Paint Colors

Dear Jill, I love the colorful rooms I see in magazines but when I try to imitate them I fall short.   My house now looks embarrassing. Should I just go all beige?  Help! - Leslie in Overland Park, KS BEFORE: From gold to a... AFTER: ...soft, jeweled turquoise. Hi...

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

This darling little display was outside of a floral shop in Kansas City.  Isn't it adorable?  Happy, happy Valentine's Day to you and all of yours. xoxoxo -Jill Click here to view Jill's newest tips, advice and inspiration Got a comment?  Reaction?  Question?  Interior Design question...WWJD? (What Would Jill Do) Tell me...

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An Interior Study, The Poetics Of Space

To follow:  a series of shots I took of photographs at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.  The series is called The Poetics of Space and will be on display until March 15th, 2010.  I urge you to visit!  It is a fascinating group of pieces (among many more)...

Ask Jill: Help! My House Is Dull…

Jill, I put my holiday decor away, and now my poor main floor looks dead.  I bought new furnishings that looked great in the showroom, but have proven to be mistakes.  I just want my home to be beautiful and romantic.  It’s still so blah.  Any ideas?  Help! –...