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Random interior design related thoughts that don’t fall into any other category.

How to Decorate a Kitchen Using Earth Tones

Here’s a how-to video by Erica Lugbill, the owner of Lugbill Designs, that discusses ways to decorate a kitchen using earth tones. Nothing beats the combination of rich warm woods with earth tone colors. You can’t >> Read More

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How to Keep Rugs From Slipping on Wood Floors

In this video Erica Lugbill, owner of Lugbill Designs, a Chicago-based residential remodelling and interior design firm, gives tips on how to keep rugs from slipping on the floor. Some rugs come with a rubber >> Read More

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How to Choose an Accent Color for Interior Painting

In this video Erica Lugbill, owner of Lugbill Designs, a high end residential remodelling and interior design firm at Chicago, covers how to choose an accent paint color when painting your space.

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How to Hang Curtains & Liners

In this video, Erica Lugbill, the owner of Lugbill Designs, a high-end residential remodelling and interior design firm in Chicago, explains how to install drapery panels and liners. Some curtains are already lined. However others need separate liners and >> Read More

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Interior Design Ideas for Small Spaces

  Interior design for small spaces can be challenging. In this article, Lugbill Designs give you 5 easy interior design tips for small spaces that do not compromise comfort, function and design. 1. Maximize Vertical Space Tall shelves are a good >> Read More

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30 Best Websites For Interior Design Inspiration

30 Best Websites for Interior Design Inspiration

It used to be a lot more difficult to get home design inspiration.  20 years ago, inspirations had to come from magazines, furniture shops, homeware stores, and catalogs. In this digital era though, all you have to do is turn on >> Read More

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[PART 3] Guide To Getting Permits In Chicago: Residential Remodeling

In part two of this article series “Guide to Getting Permits in Chicago”, we talked about why you may need to pull a permit for a residential remodel.  In this article, you will learn more about the necessary paperwork you have to >> Read More

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My House Hunters Renovation Experience

After years of working off camera for HGTV, I finally had the opportunity to be on camera, as the designer for an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters Renovation (season 7 episode 6).  

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What Other Finishes Go With Chrome?

The metallic element Chromium, or Chrome, is a metal that is often used in interior design.  It can be used in a variety of ways, including cabinet hardware, tile patterns, and furniture and décor. Erica Lugbill, lead interior >> Read More

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The Signature Look of Classic Chicago Homes

Aside from its soaring sky-high buildings, another thing that Chicago is known for its architecture. Walking through the residential areas of Chicago, it’s hard to miss the distinct architectural styles of the city’s homes. The architecture styles of >> Read More

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