The Do’s and Don’ts of Halloween Decor

With Fall approaching and Halloween just around the corner, its time to start thinking about decorating your home for the season… This time of year lends itself to a “hit or miss” type situation when it comes to Halloween decorations. We’ve seen it all; the good, the bad and the tacky. To help you avoid Halloween decor that will seriously spook your design friends, here are our do’s and don’ts: sjd Do’s Do Get Crafty: via My Domaine via My Domaine These trendy decor options can be done at home and totally convey the Halloween message in a non-over the top way. This pin and thread skeleton and these painted candle sticks will subtly and stylishly give your home exactly what it needs for this time of year. So chic and spirited! dfjd Do Break Away from Orange and Black: Via HomeBNC Nothing says Halloween like a pumpkin or Jack’o’Lantern, but who says they need to be orange? Changing things up with a color scheme other than orange and black is a super cool idea that will set you apart from the rest. Painting your pumpkins off-white or eggshell looks phenomenal especially paired with other white, fall elements (Hint: Works great for Thanksgiving decor too). kjkdjf Don’ts Don’t Be Too Scary: Via Party City Yes there is such thing…Hanging ghouls on motion sensors are cool and all but maybe for Halloween Horror Nights, not your bathroom hallway. You want to keep the magic and fun of the holiday while still maintaining its ideals. There is a happy medium and its not terrifying…. UNLESS it’s for that one special spooky night.  kdfj Don’t Use Candy Corn...

5 Tips to Surviving Your Remodel

The kids are sleeping on a mattress in the living room, the plumbers are helping themselves to your pantry and your walk-in closet has turned into a substitute play room. That’s right, its a remodel. Remodeling your home can be one of the most stressful, exciting, filthy, enriching, chaotic, rewarding experiences. As we post, Andrea-Noel Designs’ very own Andrea and Rik are going through the taxing process, so this week’s blog was a no brainer. jfdk “Living through our own remodel has given us great perspective to being a support to our clients during their remodel process…. here are our Top 5 tips to surviving this stressful time” dfsdfk Tip 1: Try to keep organized & take time to purge  via Hey Lets Make Stuff This might be the most important way to stay sane throughout your remodel. Clutter triggers stress and stress is no bueno. If having to move the contents of one room to another, make sure boxes and bins are labeled and furniture is sectioned. Maybe your garage becomes a temporary kitchen, or one corner of your living room is dedicated to toys, while the other stores clothes and bedding. This way when its time to move it all back, it can be done easy-breezy. And while you’re sorting through it all, take time to get rid of things you forgot you even had, never use or things that are out of style that just add clutter. (Charity is always waiting with open arms or there’s that dumpster in your driveway….) abcd Tip 2: Keep in contact with your team and set realistic expectations   via GIPHY I think it is safe to say that...

The Good News About Outdoor Fabrics

At Andrea Noel Designs we are all about creating luxury interiors that are designed for life. The design world is always reinventing itself, which means, so are we. Constantly faced with the challenges of designing for families with kids and pets, our team has to be prepared for the possibility of messes. Thanks to innovations in the textile world….. outdoor fabrics have become a staple in a few of our INDOOR projects. Check it out! kjdkjf via Andrea Noel Designs The custom dining bench was placed in a client’s kitchen nook and an outdoor fabric was used for easy cleaning and wearability. When you want to use a light color in a daily worn and torn spot like a kitchen nook, outdoor fabric is the only way to go. via Andrea Noel Designs via Andrea Noel Designs Sunbrella fabric was the perfect choice for the blue kitchen barstools and window bench. When liquid is spilt, it will immediately bead up on the fabric and cleaning is a breeze. This seating is the perfect example of how outdoor fabric can be usefully applied to indoor design…..why stress over mess? via Houzz Sunbrella fabric or Crypton treated materials are also an awesome choice for sofas and living room furniture. If the kids spill juice on the couch, it doesn’t have to be a huge deal. The clean up will be quick and painless. Traditionally, outdoor fabrics were very “canvas-like” and not so cuddly-soft, but now that’s a problem of the past.  via Beeyoutifullife This might be our favorite use for outdoor fabrics…… WINDOW TREATMENTS! A lot of the time the bottom of a light colored...