Various tips and best interior design best practices for making your house or apartment look its best.

What Color to Put With Lavender Wall Paint in My Bathroom?

Erica Lugbill, owner of Lugbill Designs, a high-end home remodeling interior designs firm in Chicago, shares in this video some tips in choosing the right color to put with lavender wall paint in the bathroom.

It is very refreshing to see a spa-like, fresh, crisp and clean bathroom. And if right now, you are wondering how it can be done, there are some tricks that you must know starting with the paint on your wall.

With a lavender wall paint, it is best to stick with whites and grays to take advantage of the contrast that complements each other well. These three colors look great and work well together. You can pick this palette for your towels.

For the shower curtain, choosing a good pattern and color is a great way to add interest to the bathroom without breaking the bank. Erica Lugbill shows some samples for you to consider especially when creating a good focal point inside your bathroom.

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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 have to be installed on a double rod set. For pinch pleated curtains, place the drapery pins on each end and on each pleat. Make sure it won’t hook through the curtain so the metal pins are not showing.

Make sure you have the same number of rings on the rod as with the drapery pins. Lastly, hook the pins on the rings. You can adjust the height of the panel by moving the pins up or down.

 

 

Color Psychology for Interior Design

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Color Psychology for interior design emphasizes the importance of choosing the appropriate color theme for any space. Your choice of paint colors, furniture and accents can affect the overall vibe of your home and alter your experience.

In this infographic from Lugbill Designs are interesting facts that will guide you in choosing the right colors to use for your interior design.

Color Psychology for Interior Design

 

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Problems Painting Kitchen Walls

In this video, Erica Lugbill, the owner of Lugbill Designs, a high-end residential remodeling and interior design firm in Chicago, discusses some of the problems commonly faced when painting kitchen walls.

As kitchen walls are a prime spot for grease and grime to build up on, “you want to make sure that this surface is washable.” says Erica. Flat paints (enamel or ceramic-based) are a good solution. These types of paints are easy to clean, using a simple rag and dish soap.

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Interior Design Hacks to Enhance Your Living Space

Little do many of us know that old household items and the things we normally throw on trash have potential to make our homes more interesting. With a little drench of creativity juices, you can create beautiful home decoration and transform old and bland items we had to new and trendy ones.

Prepare yourself for a next home design project. Do away with plain empty walls, cliche flower vases or uninteresting lamps and light bulbs. In this infographic from Lugbill Designs, we show you interior design hacks to prettify your home.

Interior Design Hacks to Prettify your Home

With these simple decoration hacks, adding color and fun to your home is handy.
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Things You Should Have in Your Interior Design Portfolio

In this post, Erica Lugbill, the owner of Lugbill Designs, a high-end residential remodeling and interior design firm in Chicago, shares some pointers on what to include in your interior design portfolio.

Showing her own portfolio as a young designer, Erica says that the resume should be on the first part of the portfolio. It has to be concise to provide an overview of your skills in writing. Be sure to put a compilation of technical skills such as CAD drawings and electrical drawings, as well. She noted that it is important to keep everything very sleek, crisp, sharp and clean to make it look professional. In a visual field like design, having pictures is highly, highly recommended.

She also advised to have a properly categorized portfolio, not forgetting to include correct categories displayed. Moreover, she also states that putting a miscellaneous category allows you to present more of your skills and talents. This category can really go to reflect your versatility as a designer.

 

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How To Protect Your Furniture When You’re Painting

In this video, Erica Lugbill, the owner of Lugbill Designs, a high-end residential remodeling and interior design firm in Chicago, provides quick and easy tips on protecting furniture when you’re painting your home.

Erica suggests moving your furnitures to the center of the room, in order to keep the perimeter clear so you can move freely in the space, which can save time, and paint splattering onto things it shouldn’t.

To cover furniture, you can use plastic sheets or canvas tarpaulins, available at local hardware stores, or chain stores like Lowes or Home Depot. If you plan to paint in the years to come, and have the space to store them, canvas tarpaulins are a great option, as they are reusable and durable, and you don’t have to worry of them ripping or tearing.

When covering a chair with a canvas tarp Erica suggests being sure to cover the feet of the furniture too. She recommends taping the tarp down to the floor using painters tape.

 

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Paint Colors for a Bedroom Without Natural Light

Paint Colors for a Bedroom

Erica Lugbill, owner of Chicago high-end residential design and remodeling firm, Lugbill Designs, shares her expertise in picking the right color for your room, when you don’t have natural light in the space.
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Unexpected Color

I love when clients are bold and not afraid to take risks in their home. It really helps takes the space to the next level. Case in point: A client recently told me they’d be interested in adding a colorful, striped carpet runner in their home. We ended up using this custom Missoni stair runner. Their home is 3 levels, so we covered two staircases in this beautiful carpet.

We kept the overall color palette for the home very light and neutral so we could have fun with the finishing touches. I love the way the colors and pattern pop! It brings life and beautiful energy to their home, don’t you think?

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Good Colors for Painting a Common Hallway in an Apartment Building

Choosing colors can be a frustrating thing to do for many, as the color choice has influence in so many other aspects of the design of a space.  The wrong colors can make the space look overwhelming, suffocating or too sterile.

In this video, Erica Lugbill, discusses how to choose a color for painting a common hallway, such as in a condo or apartment building

Erica Lugbill is the owner of Lugbill Designs a high-end residential remodeling and interior design firm in Chicago, IL.

 

 

 

When painting a hallway of an apartment complex, it shouldn’t be suffocating and cave-ish.

The idea is to create a light, airy, and neutral space, never making the hallways feel closed in. An ideal hallway is flowing to each and every individual apartment, not too distracting or one that doesn’t clash with the paint colors inside the apartment.

This video demonstrates how the tan walls on the apartment complex were done right. A nice neutral color that go with everything, not too dark but still interesting and it’s not white–don’t want to paint it white or it will look to sterile.

There are other colors that will make your hallway flow and feel spacious. The color Erica chose for this hallway are only one of the options.  As she suggests, grey and warmer tan tones would also create the same effect on the hallway.

Keep in mind that when painting a hallway white is out of the question.  It is too sterile.  On the flip side, extremely dark colors will make the space feel smaller (and a bit eerie)

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