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  • Design For Accessibility

    Written by Amy, September 10, 2013

    Accessibility I once heard that "Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent."— Joe Sparano. When I design for accessibility, I like to remember this quote. Often times making a space wheel chair accessible means compromising the aesthetics of the space. It can be obvious that a wheel chair can enter but is it transparent enough that without the wheel chair in sight you don't think about the fact that it is whe ...... (Read More)

  • Warm up with Wood

    Written by Amy, March 12, 2013

    warm up with woodHere in Breckenridge we understand cold temperatures. We love wood to visually and physically warm up your home. Shower Floors are so often a cold porcelain or tile. Is that because you never knew you had another option? Wood slats as the shower floor not only feels warmer on your feet but it adds a warm natural look to a cold room such as the bathroom. Wood Showers are versatile, match anything and give ...... (Read More)

  • Psychology of Furniture Placement

    Written by Amy, March 05, 2013

    Waiting room Furniture placementI bet you didn't know that more than just size and shape go into a furniture layout. When space planning we take many things into consideration. Of course the first thing to consider is the shape of the space and what it will be used for. But did you know there is a psychology behind furniture placement as well? The way humans interact has been studied for years and to ignore that would be dangerous. Let ...... (Read More)

  • Small Kitchen Design

    Written by Amy, February 26, 2013

    white kitchen designSmall kitchens can be frustrating and feel like there is nothing you can do.  Design One Interiors is currently redesigning a small outdated kitchen here in Breckenridge and we're here to tell you there are many tricks to make a small kitchen feel larger and more open. When thinking about small kitchen design it's all about getting creative.  Color, texture, and smart design will help in making your cramp ...... (Read More)

  • Building codes

    Written by Amy, February 12, 2013

    Interior Design is more than just about aesthetics, "Interior designers make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful for almost every type of building" Occupational Outlook Handbook. Safety in interior design is very important which is why building codes are in place, to protect the health and safety of occupants inside a building. Building codes are always being updated and it is our job as designe ...... (Read More)

  • Go Emerald Green in 2103

    Written by Amy, February 03, 2013

    The world renowned authority on color, Pantone, names Emerald as the Color of the Year. So get ready to go emerald green in 2013! Green, the color of nature, renewal, and relaxation. Blue the dependable, spirited color of ocean and sky. Together they represent the beautiful outdoors and bringing a refreshing new life to interiors. Trends for 2013 show all shades of green - especially emerald green - and ...... (Read More)

  • Getting Organized

    Written by Amy, January 12, 2013

    Sometimes getting the house clean and organized can feel like a daunting task and instead just gets put off. You may not realize it, but there are environmental benefits of getting rid of the clutter and it is easy to do. Here are some helpful tips to getting organized one step at a time. First, start with a to-do list. Lists help you stay focused on the task at hand instead of trying to do all the organizi ...... (Read More)

  • 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)

  • Green Innovations

    Written by Amy, January 03, 2013

    GreenIs your New Years Resolution to be more Green? We are always on the look out for new environmentally friendly products and green innovations and we want to share them with you.  Going Green is easy with these new and innovative designs! Move over fluorescent, the new even more energy efficient light bulb is the LED. 1 LED light bulb is equivalent to 25 incandescent bulbs or 3 fluorescent.  LE ...... (Read More)

  • We Love Glass

    Written by Amy, December 17, 2012

    GlassHave you been feeling like your home needs a little something special but just can't figure out what that is? If you are looking for a way to match your existing decor, and want it to be showstopping, glass is a great way to do so. It reflects it's surrounding colors and comes in every size, shape, and design. Need help picking out pieces? Design One Interiors has great suggestions! Viz Art Glass is an a ...... (Read More)