Designer Dossier, Entry 2: Floored by Endless Options

In a world where the “remodel” is ever-present, one can feel trapped by the daunting lack of options when it comes to floors. We are here on this Thursday to set you free… Here are our favorite alternatives when it comes to floors: jfdkgl Luxury Vinyl: via Integra Floors This first option blows our minds. Could this vinyl look any more like real wood? This product has come so far. Vinyl has always been associated with commercial spaces, but that’s why this material is so great for high traffic areas in the home. Want wood flooring in your kitchen, but nervous…. consider going with wood look vinyl planks. Its all the rage. dsd Carpet Tile: via Flor These carpet tiles are sooooo cool. The BIG pro here is not fretting over spilled milk wine…. just pop that stained sucker out and pop in a new one. Viola! Flor also puts out some other really really awesome flooring alternatives. Definitely digging this look.  asmd Stained Concrete: via Apartment Therapy Are you obsessed with this floor or what? Stained concrete should not be forgotten when a remodel is happening. Durable, chic and eco-friendly are just a few of the reasons why were are digging this flooring. It is an awesome way to amp up any space with really endless options for color and stain finishes…plus it is super affordable. dmfs Ceramic/Cement Tile Arrangements: via My Paradissi Ceramic or cement tile arrangements are really the cats-meow. Look how the floor alone transforms this kitchen into a work of art. This particular arrangement adds a flare while still maintaining the streamline style of the space. Don’t be afraid of...

Designer Dossier, Entry 1 (…of many tales from the job)

At Andrea Noel Designs, we like to keep our clients up to date with any fresh trends, new ideas and easy ways to solve (what seem like) big problems.   One of our recent clients had a minor dilemma dealing with a particular television. The man of the house wanted a second T.V. in the family room for game days, of course, and the head of the house (his wife) wasn’t too fond of the idea, so we, the mediators interior designers, found a compromise. via Andrea Noel Designs This second flat screen T.V. is hidden fashionably over the fire place, behind a mirrored T.V. cabinet. The mirror’s doors can easily open for display of a second game during the NBA finals or close for decorative purposes at a family gathering. Plus, if the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills AND the Real Housewives of New York are on at the same time, who’s to say you have to choose between Lisa Vanderpump and Bethenny Frankel? That is cruel. Watch them both, you deserve it. Here are just a few more examples of how easy and aesthetically pleasing it can be to hide your T.V.’s: The Build-In Beauty: via Bristol Design and Construction This ever-so-sleek laminate build-in unit is trendy and could be the emphasis of any living room. Paired with a beautiful fireplace and a high ceiling, who would even guess that a T.V. was hidden within?   Framed for Function: via Southern Living A series of framed pieces on cabinet contraption is a unique way to hide a television set in a formal living area. Shut the Front Door: via Ballard Designs We...