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Design Details: Decorative Tile in Your Whole Home Remodel

March 11th, 2014
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TileStairsThe intricate details of a whole home remodel distinguish your home with character and beauty. Our professional design team has developed sources for many unique design elements to help you achieve your personal vision for your home, including an array of tile. Over the years, we have experimented with innovative uses for tile in a myriad of materials, colors, sizes and patterns.

Here are some interesting ways we have used tile in whole home remodels:

Custom Tile in Unexpected Places: The intricate custom designed stairs shown here were inspired by the client’s travels around the globe. Each pattern and color represents a fondly remembered destination. The client and designer reviewed hundreds of hand-painted tile patterns and tested dozens of combinations to achieve a functional work of art for the home. Stairs are just one example of unexpected places in a whole home remodel where tile can be used to make a vivid impression.

FireplaceMetallic and Glass Tile: Metallic and glass tiles create a warm, hypnotic glow that subtly intrigues or powerfully dazzles depending on where and how they are used. We have explored metallic tile in several areas, including powder rooms and as an element of kitchen backsplashes. This fireplace backsplash was created from a mosaic of iridescent glass tile placed meticulously by hand.

SinkTileHand-painted Tile: Because of our San Diego location, we have designed several historic homes with Spanish-influenced origins. Our designers have diligently restored bathrooms and kitchens to their original glory with hand-painted tile work that enhances its historical surroundings. This closeup shows detail of tile work in the master bathroom of an early 1900’s Spanish Revival home where we created several intricate patterns of tile in a visual theme that was carried throughout the home.

If you are inspired to experiment with tile as a design element in your whole home remodel, our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals can guide you to imaginative choices for any room in your house.

Make Your Whole Home Remodel Chic and Cozy with Fabulous “Fur”niture

February 21st, 2014
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2cdf24aed404b18fb4b4d49f487f0debOur design team has noticed a renewed interest in fur accents on furniture and home accessories. Fur shows up in every environment but is particularly popular in modern and contemporary designs where its warmth softens spare spaces.

Here are some ways to experiment with fur in your whole home remodel:

Fur Throws
This is the place to start if you’re a little hesitant about decorating with fur. Choose a place in your living area for one large, dramatic piece to casually throw over a chair or sofa.

Fur Blankets
Fur is both romantic and practical in the bedroom. Drape a large fur blanket on your bed for instant glamour.

“Fur”niture
Fur is a stylish accent to chairs and other seating throughout the home, even in the office. We’ve seen it on chairs, stools and chaise lounges.

For inspiration about decorating with fur, visit Jackson Design and Remodeling on Pinterest and see some of the photos we have gathered on our Fabulous “Fur”niture board! Our professional design team works with each client individually to discover interests and explore new trends as we design and build whole home remodels for every style.

2014 Design and Remodeling Trends for Your Whole Home Remodel: Part II

January 22nd, 2014
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Which design and remodeling trends will emerge and strengthen in 2014? Our design team shared their predictions for the coming year in a trend round-up we are breaking into three parts. Today, we focus on Design and Remodeling Trends: Part II.

Exploring trends is inspiring and often sparks new creative thinking. If you are planning a whole home remodel, balancing your design around your personal style and your affinity for trends is essential for a successful outcome. Your designer will help you find a way to capture elements of trends in a way that uniquely expresses your personal vision for your whole home remodel.

Part II: 2014 Design and Remodeling Trends

Monochromatic Palettes
Grays, blues, or whites in a monochromatic palette make a dramatic impression in a subdued, sophisticated way.

Chalk Paint
From a kid’s bedroom to a kitchen or office, this element is a lesson in relaxed style. We’ve seen versatile chalkboard paint used in both practical and whimsical ways.

Mix and Match
Layering textures and materials such as metal and wood is key to the eclectic look achieved with the mix and match trend. The idea is to find a personal mix that feels true to your lifestyle.

Rustic Woods
Rustic wood blended with modern elements is a steady trend with many visual expressions. While a fascination with rustic has been with us for a while, more imaginative combinations are now at play.

Exploring trends with our design team is one of the most enjoyable parts of the design build process. When you thoughtfully apply trends that appeal to you in your whole home remodel, your home feels fresh, comfortable and inviting.

Come back next week for Part III!
See Part I here.

2014 Design and Remodeling Trends for Your Whole Home Remodel: Part I

January 17th, 2014
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We asked our designers to share their predictions for what trends will emerge and strengthen in 2014. If you are planning a whole home remodel, it is essential to plan your design around your personal needs and desires for your home. At the same time, keeping in touch with trends is fun and inspiring. When you thoughtfully apply trends that appeal to you in your whole home remodel, your home feels fresh, comfortable and inviting.

Our design team was generous with their contributions to our trend round-up so we are breaking it into three parts. Today, we focus on Design and Remodeling Trends: Part I.

Black and White

Black and White is a timeless design aesthetic making a bold comeback this year. Black and white palettes will be combined with bold, large scale geometric patterns and a little pop of color, updating the classic look.

Brass Accents
With the release of The Great Gatsby remake last year, a fascination with glamorous touches in home decor has been renewed once again. We see polished brass showing up in every room in the house as a glimmering accent tone, especially on appliances and plumbing fixtures.

Reclaimed Woods
Rustic and reclaimed woods continue to be a strong trend in home design. Reclaimed woods are now used not only as a “green” solution, but for aesthetics as well. These woods are seen in wall art, wall coverings, and custom furniture pieces.

Architectural White
Sleek, structured white on white makes a bold statement. Filling homes with strong, sculptural pieces that have simple geometries accentuates its features.

Fabulous Fur
Incorporating fur, usually seen as a rug or throw, but also in quirky and appealing furniture, adds a warm and cozy feeling to any interior. Fur brings natural comfort to minimalist modern environments in particular.

Exploring trends with our design team is one of the most enjoyable parts of the design build process. Your designer will help you find a way to capture elements of visual trends in a way that uniquely expresses your personal vision for your whole home remodel.

Come back next week for Part II!

A Zen Start to the New Year: Creating Peaceful Spaces in Your Whole Home Remodel

January 3rd, 2014
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LJ2As the new year begins, many of us are looking for ways to create more meaning and peace in our lives. A whole home remodel that dramatically transforms your environment is one way to live with more serenity on a daily basis. Elements of your whole home design can be specifically planned to create areas ideal for alone time, quiet reflection and connection with nature.

For a whole home remodel in La Jolla Shores, the connection between the open space inside and the verdant space outside is one of the elements that create a sense of openness and calm in this modern dwelling. High ceilings, abundant lighting and an open floor plan set the stage for simple furnishings, interesting works of art and a compelling fireplace. In the home’s outdoor area, a long bench under a canopy of greenery invites peaceful lounging next to a trickling water feature.

LJ3If you’re interested in working with elements of Zen-inspired design for your whole home remodel, here are some concepts to keep in mind:

  • Focus on natural, earthy colors
  • Emphasize natural light
  • Keep furniture simple
  • Find a way to incorporate greenery and water elements into your design
  • Stay away from clutter for a more calming environment
  • Embrace simplicity, with an emphasis on balance and clean lines

LJ1A professional design team can help you find ways to express your unique style in the context of Zen-inspired simplicity. With the new year underway, now is the time to be inspired by the many ways a whole home remodel can transform your home and your lifestyle!

Tis the Season: Trimming Your Holiday Table

December 23rd, 2013
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10_6302389_48497-110While the decorating for your outdoor space and Christmas tree is probably already done, trimming the holiday table is a festive finishing touch that naturally happens on the day your meal is served. For a kitchen remodeling project we recently designed and built in Kensington, we created a holiday theme with natural elements, including pomegranates and pine cones. We played with a traditional color scheme of red and green to complement the kitchen’s black and white color palette.

With the arrival of Christmas in just a couple of days, we found some inspiring ideas to share with you for decorating holiday tables. All of us at Jackson Design and Remodeling wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Festive Winter Arrangements from Sunset Magazine
Setting an Organic Glam Table on Houzz
Place Settings from Better Homes and Gardens

The Color Purple: Radiant Orchid Named Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year

December 12th, 2013
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color-of-the-year-radiant-orchid-ctrPantone announced their 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid, describing it as  “a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple.” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, said that the 2014 color of the year is “An invitation to innovation. Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

Pantone LLC is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.

Love_orchidAre you intrigued by the idea of using a shade like Radiant Orchid in your home? Pairing the color with olive greens, turquoise or teal could be adventurous. A dash of Radiant Orchid could also energize a space that is otherwise mostly neutral. When experimenting with color in your home, sometimes it’s best to start with accessories or smaller spaces. But if you are truly drawn to a certain hue, why not live with it and be inspired by it every day? We recently designed a kitchen using varying shades of purples, metallics and charcoal.

When you are ready to express ideas in your home with adventurous color, our professional design team can help!

Creating a Sanctuary at Home: Ideas for Peaceful Interior Design in Your Whole Home Remodel

November 13th, 2013
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LyonViewWhen you are planning your whole home remodel it is helpful to visualize the ways you plan to spend time in different parts of your home. Our professional design team finds that many clients are in search of ways to bring serenity to their homes, a sense of sanctuary from the rush and constant connection of the outside world. Here are some ways to instill a sense of calm in your environment:

Bring Nature Indoors: Whether it’s a view of mountains, the ocean, or your backyard garden, a connection to the outdoors is a natural way to bring soothing spirit to a space.

PeacefulSpace_ChairsLighting: Strategically planned lighting that enhances natural light is an essential element in creating a restful mood.

Subtle Color: Light earth tones are best for a tranquil space. Contrast should be kept to a minimum.

Simple Styling: Furniture with clean, simple lines and muted colors supports a peaceful atmosphere. A clutter-free space allows the eyes and mind to rest. Choose one piece of colorful art as a focal point to ensure your space is calm but not bland.

A successful whole home remodel enhances your lifestyle with space that inspires and rejuvenates. Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, your space can be transformed into a peaceful sanctuary for you and your loved ones.

Orange Isn’t Just for Halloween! How to Use Orange in Your Whole Home Remodel

October 22nd, 2013
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Orange1With Halloween arriving next week, we see more orange than usual around us in the retail environment and in nature. If you’re attracted to orange but unsure about how to use it in your home, a professional designer can inspire you to experiment with your creativity.

Here are some tips for using orange in your whole home remodel or kitchen remodeling project:

  • Orange is an energetic color that gives a sensation of heat. It inspires the appetite and represents joy, enthusiasm and creativity. Orange is best used in rooms where you want to communicate these concepts.
  • If you’re curious about orange but not quite sure if it’s right for your home, start with a small splash of color for one wall or a few vibrant accessories.
  • Orange2Use orange with neutrals to add warmth and interest to your color palette. Orange adds energy to grays and earth tones.
  • Orange can act as a bold visual anchor in a room. In this vibrant eclectic kitchen we designed, pops of orange add depth and help to define the space

When you are planning a whole home remodel, a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals helps you explore the many possibilities for your space. Working with a professional designer, your creativity can be inspired by colors you may never have considered, including exuberant hues of vivid orange.

Add Sparkle to Your Whole Home Remodel with a Touch of Metallic

September 27th, 2013
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DR1The sophisticated sheen of metallic tones adds instant glamour to your whole home remodel. For a recent kitchen remodeling project, our professional designers defined a ceiling area, selected a shimmering silver paint and added a glittering circular chandelier to establish a grand entrance for clients who love to entertain.

Here are some ideas for experimenting with metallic colors in your whole home remodel:

  • A little goes a long way when it comes to metallic tones. Choose a focal point and consider how the metallic color will best balance with the rest of the room.
  • Lighting is essential to creating the effect you want to achieve from a metallic. Carefully designed lighting dramatically amplifies the seductive, glamorous sheen of a metallic.
  • DR2Choose unexpected places to add a little shine. Metallic tiles interspersed throughout this kitchen floor seem to glow from within and add a sense of exciting discovery to the entire room.

A professional design team can help you explore ways to express your imagination in your whole home remodel. Metallic colors are a stylish way to let your creative side shine at home!