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  • Decorative Concrete Finishes

    Written by Amy, January 10, 2013

    Decorative Concrete Finish - Design One InteriorsDecorative Concrete finishes are all the rage right now! Thinking about redoing the floors in your home? Why not use concrete? You might be thinking "No ugly driveway material in my home!"  But take a look! Concrete can be stained and dyed to be beautiful! On top of that, concrete is durable, long lasting and now you can have that in-floor radiant heat you've always wanted just in time for the cold winter ...... (Read More)

  • Beetle Kill Interior Finishes

    Written by Amy, April 04, 2011

    Beetle kill in Summit County has been a large environmental issue in the past 5 years. As our forests continue to be killed by the mountain pine beetles contractors, designer, & loggers have found many uses for the dead pine trees. Design One Interiors recently discovered a Colorado based mill that only uses beetle kill lumber. Vintage Woods company has embraced the natural characteristics of the beetle ...... (Read More)

  • Designer’s Diary – The Progression

    Written by Beverly, March 10, 2011

    It has been a while since we have shared the recent progress our new construction project, a large home addition, we are working on in Silverthorne Colorado. The crew is working hard to finish the exterior siding and stone work on the home, despite the unusual windy weather they have made great progress! The exterior lights are in route and will add greatly to the finished curb appeal. Although the landscap ...... (Read More)

  • From Concept to Completion… Almost

    Written by Amy, March 03, 2011

    Beverly and I have recently been finalizing the lighting plan for the large home addition we are working on in Silverthorne Colorado.  In the process of nailing down the lighting fixtures, locations, and switching we realized there was a specific room we hadn't given enough attention, the game room. The new game room for this home addition has a very "Ralph Lauren" country club feeling which we wanted to ...... (Read More)

  • Concetto, A Great New Product

    Written by Amy, February 16, 2011

    Beverly and I recently discovered a new solid slab product available on the market. The product is called Concetto and is manufactured by Caesarstone, who is a leading producer of quartz solid surface counters and surfaces. Their new Concetto line uses semi-precious stones like tigers eye, jasper, and a wide range of natural quartz colors to create beautiful slabs. It is always fun for us to find new u ...... (Read More)

  • 4 Bathroom Trends & Tips

    Written by Amy, February 08, 2011

    At Design One Interiors, we offer full-service interior design, and bathroom design ideas are one  of our specialties. Naturally, we like to keep up with the latest industry trends since we know some clients want to have the latest thing in their homes. Here are some of the most popular materials and finishes in bath remodeling right now, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association and som ...... (Read More)

  • Designer’s Diary – The Ceilings

    Written by Beverly, January 21, 2011

    Today, I’d like to discuss the home’s fifth wall… the ceilings, and how we were involved with their design on this home addition. In the library we designed a sectioned-out ceiling specifying hand-hewn solid wood beams on a 45-degree diagonal. This room being a library, we wanted to create a look that is rich and warm and that coordinates with the custom wood paneled walls and the dynamic rock ...... (Read More)

  • Designer’s Diary – Winter’s Coming!

    Written by Beverly, December 22, 2010

    If you haven’t been following Design One Interiors' diary of our unique Breckenridge construction project, please go to the New Construction tab and start at the beginning, with my 10-11-10 post. As I write this, winter has arrived with a fury. But, of course, that’s what we love here in Summit County…snow!! But, the weather can definitely play havoc with a builder’s schedule. I am amazed, however, ...... (Read More)

  • Designer’s Diary – The Groundbreaking

    Written by Beverly, November 19, 2010

    As the excavation begins for the new addition Whitney and I can start to see our ideas and designs come to life. At this stage, although it doesn’t look like much, the floor plans we have studied and spent so much time with are taking shape. We are working hard at specifying all of the flooring finishes assuring that the concrete foundation is poured to allow for the varying depths of the flooring, and in ...... (Read More)

  • Designer’s Diary – Let’s Get Started!

    Written by Beverly, November 04, 2010

    A few months after moving into their new home Dave and Michelle, Bob and I were enjoying a night out in Breckenridge at the Hearthstone restaurant when to my total surprise Dave informed us that they were buying the lot next door.  Imagine my joy (I love working with these folks!) when I found out they were buying it in order to build on to the home we had just completed.  I slept very little that night a ...... (Read More)