Monthly Archives: June 2010

Contemporary Tile Design

I had the pleasure of working with a couple building a fantastic contemporary home in Hudson.  The home was designed by a local architect in Hudson, and I was hired to assist the homeowners with their interior selections.

I enjoy custom tile design, and had a blast working on this home!  We used the same porcelain tile in both bathrooms, but arranged it differently to define each space.

The main tile is a green-gray concrete look; the accent tile is actually a striped tile incorporating deeper greens, taupe and caramel tones!  We also used some irridescent green glass tiles as an accent in both spaces for a little sparkle.

So far, I have only been able to photograph the bathrooms; I hope to get shots of their fantastic kitchen at some point, as well, which includes recycled glass countertops from Vetrazzo and a gorgeous wall of glass mosiac tile!  The cabinetry throughout the home is bamboo, which adds such warmth to the spaces.

I would love to hear what you think of the tile design; it is a very subtle pattern, but adds just enough custom flair.  Leave your comments here!

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Builders and Remodelers: Need Marketing Help?

With so many builders and remodeling contractors having to cut staff and save money, many are also dropping their marketing programs due to lack of time or expertise. 

This is exactly the wrong approach!  In this economy, staying in touch with current, past and prospective clients is essential to earning new business and keeping your business afloat and even thriving!

Hiring a marketing or salesperson can be an expensive proposition.  How much would you be willing to pay for an easy way to keep in touch with clients? 

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Fun Valance Style for a Home Office

I just installed (well, not personally – my installer extraordinaire actually did the heavy lifting!) a great new valance at the home of a long-time client.  She wanted something different in her home office, and something that wouldn’t hide the architecture of the tiered window.

This is what we came up with!  Notice that the fabric pattern is exactly the same on each panel – that is a sign of good-quality craftsmanship.  It’s a very simple concept, that makes this room special.

What do you think?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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We Do Feet – New Phone Number

I have posted in the past regarding the help offered by We Do Feet, an organization in Hudson which serves the entire St. Croix Valley area in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  If you have furniture or appliances you wish to donate to this worthy organization, they have a new phone number:  715-781-0622.

You will find more information on the group and what items they accept for donation.  They are able to pick up larger items, or you can arrange a time to drop them by the warehouse yourself.  Aside from furniture and appliances, cash donations and donations of gently used or new mattress pads and sheet sets/bedding are also greatly needed.  These smaller items can be dropped by Trinity Lutheran Church (either campus) in Hudson during their regular office or service hours.

Thanks to all of you who have donated furniture in the past; I know several of my clients have given items they no longer needed after our redecorating projects!  Please pass this information on to friends and family you know who may have items they wish to donate.   All the donations are so appreciated – especially by those in our area who receive the assistance.

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