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Mad for Mod: Mid-Century Design in Your Whole Home Remodel

September 24th, 2016
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lowelivingOver the past few decades, the popularity of Mid-Century Modern design for the home has continued to strengthen. The style’s lasting appeal can be found in its simplicity, its emphasis on indoor/outdoor living, and its focus on clean lines with thoughtfully designed elements. Whether you live in a home built during the period and want to honor its original concept, or you are simply attracted to the aesthetics of the 1940s through the 1960s, here are some ideas for integrating Mid-Century Modern into your whole home remodel:

pritcherdineOpen Floor Plan
Simplicity is an underlying principle. Linear, uncluttered layouts with ample light please the senses and are practical for family life.

Connecting with Nature
Large expanses of glass are common in Mid-Century Modern homes, allowing light to flow in from many angles while connecting to nature and encouraging indoor/outdoor living.

barnbathNeutral Colors
White or pale neutrals keep the focus on statement furniture and art. One bold wall of a primary color is an interesting alternative approach.

Engaging Accessories
Iconic mid-century furniture typically features clean lines composed of teak, walnut, oak or rosewood, which bring warmth to the expanse of an open space. Bold patterns and rich textures add character, while one carefully selected light fixture makes a statement in a very mid-century way.

Mid-Century Modern just seems to get better with time, the very essence of timelessness. For the most successful results in your home, you’ll want to integrate period ideas with ideas from today. Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals can guide you toward the smartest decisions for your whole home remodel.

From Farmhouse to Modern Home: Barn Door Ideas for Your Whole Home Remodel

July 29th, 2016
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murphy2A barn door is an unexpected design element that brings character and warmth to homes of every style. A barn door is a natural visual centerpiece. Whether between outdoor and indoor areas or as the entryway to any room in your home, barn doors make a powerful statement. Working with a professional designer, you can find the optimal way to integrate a barn door into your whole home remodel.

bkdoorWhile barn doors are larger than a typical door, they are practical in areas where space is of the essence since their sliding function takes up less room than a traditional swinging door. Typically most popular in rustic woods, barn doors also turn up in glossy painted colors and metal varieties.

murphy1Sometimes a barn door is so stylish it ends up featured on BuzzFeed! That’s what happened with this Jackson Design and Remodeling bedroom barn door in an article about the show “Fixer Upper.” Take a look!

What’s the Color Forecast? Predicting Color Trends in Interior Design

May 26th, 2016
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30_5431102_42072-130One of the first elements our designers address with clients at the beginning of the design process is color. Choosing the colors you want to live with is one of the most important decisions you will make for your whole home remodel. Our design team is always on the lookout for new sources of information and inspiration for color, including color forecasters who predict each year’s trends.

Color forecasters are part designer, part sociologist, and part predictor. They discover information on the fashion runway, at auto manufacturers, and through the housewares industry. They investigate showrooms, trade shows and magazines for emerging trends. Forecasters also consider what is happening culturally and how it impacts our national mood. They translate all of this information into a prediction of which colors we will be wearing and using in our homes.

15_6123836_47349-115Members of the Color Marketing Group, founded in 1962, work to produce color forecasts from North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. These forecasts are then combined to form the World Color Forecast, which is revealed each November at the International Summit. World Color Forecasts are created through collaborative workshops called ChromaZone. At ChromaZone workshops, participants share color insights and stories and discuss big picture trends that will impact color over the following two years. Discussions include topics you might not think would ever affect the color of your living room! The economy, the environment, politics, sports, demographics, social issues, technology, cultural events, and global affairs all play a role in informing color trend predictions.

15_8235500_73601_bpo-73601-115Following every trend is usually not the path to the whole home remodel you will find most appealing. But strengthening extensive knowledge about color and finding inspiration in new ideas is just one way our designers can help you discover how best to communicate your own personal style at home. Whether you choose a subdued neutral palette, a home bursting with vibrant colors, or some combination in between, our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals can help you create color that comforts, soothes, and energizes you each and every day.

Kickoff Style with a Winning Family Room in Your Whole Home Remodel

February 5th, 2016
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hausfamilyroomPlanning on a party this weekend to celebrate Super Bowl 50? A fabulous family room makes special celebrations more comfortable and memorable. If you’re planning on a family room for your whole home remodel, here are some ideas to take your style into the end zone!

Space Planning for Your Lifestyle
A winning design starts with giving thought to how you and your family will most use the space. If the Super Bowl isn’t the only thing you love to watch on tv, you’ll want your big screen to be a focal point in the room. Bookshelves could be a priority for some families, or a dramatic fireplace. Working with a professional design team, you will explore all of the possibilities and define what’s right for you.

hinrichfamilyFurniture and Accessories
In a room where you and your family and friends will spend a significant amount of time watching tv, socializing, eating and drinking, and playing games, it makes sense to invest in durable, high quality pieces. Couches and chairs loaded up with cozy pillows and throws make it easy for family and guests to lounge in comfort. A flexible seating arrangement with a few anchor pieces but space to pull in extra chairs welcomes more people for larger events.

himmelfamilyOrganized Storage
A clutter-free space is more welcoming and relaxing. Include practical storage for an entertainment center accessories, books, toys, and games in your family room.

Whether you’re watching the Super Bowl with the gang or enjoying classic movie night, a family room in your whole home remodel is a place to feel informal and at ease. Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can create a memorable space that makes sense for your family’s lifestyle today.

Peaceful Luxury: 5 Ideas for a Good Night’s Sleep in Your Master Bedroom

January 15th, 2016
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lyonbedroomResearch has suggested time and again that getting a good night’s sleep is essential to physical health and mental well-being. If you’d like to get more restful sleep this year than you did in 2015, here are five ideas for bringing peaceful luxury to the master bedroom in your whole home remodel:

1. Connection to Nature
Opening your master bedroom to the natural world with large windows, glass doors, a deck or a cozy window seat establishes a sense of serenity and calm, along with rejuvenating fresh air and natural light. A professional designer can help you find the ideal balance between natural light and a restful sleep by helping you select adaptable window treatments.

2. Soft Colors
murphybedroomThe master bedroom is one place in your home where it’s usually a good idea to stay away from bright and bold colors in favor of neutral or pastel hues, adding interest with layers of appealing texture or accessories.

3. No Screens
One of the primary guidelines for promoting sleep in your master bedroom is keeping the room free of all screens, from phones to tv’s and computers.

4. Space Planning
The bed should be placed so that you can easily access it on three sides and navigate smoothly throughout your bedroom with plenty of open space. Minimal furniture and clutter-free surfaces create the most peaceful environment.

blackkingbed5. Fireplace
A fireplace in your master bedroom is a wonderful, romantic luxury and inspires relaxing retreats day or night. A fireside seating area takes full advantage of this feature.

A master bedroom is one of the most personal spaces in your home, a place where you want to feel comfortable and restored. Working with our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can discover how to transform your master bedroom into an inviting place to retreat from the cares of the day and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.

The Top Interior Design Trends for 2016: From Geometric Patterns and Natural Minerals to Black Steel Industrial Doors

January 8th, 2016
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2016 will be the year of bold colors and patterns, bright metals, and a strengthening of design’s connection to nature. Jackson Design and Remodeling’s highly acclaimed design team, which has been featured in major national print and online publications including Dwell, HGTV, Architectural Digest and Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, handpicks the top trends in design and remodeling each year. When you’re planning a whole home remodel, it’s important to balance trends with choices that make long-term sense. But it’s always fun to follow the latest styles and experiment with creative new ideas! Here are our design team’s picks for the top trends this year:

Natural Minerals: Chandeliers, lamps and small furniture composed from colorful minerals, crystals, chunks of quartz and unpolished semi-precious stones communicate interesting elements of nature with rock-solid style.

Geometric Patterns: The classic appeal of geometric shapes is making a bold return in 2016, notably on atypical materials such as wood and cement.

Mixed Metals: Spaces throughout the home are adventurously incorporating artful blends of silver, brass, gold and copper.

Unfinished Walls: Once again drawing from the calming and appealing elements of earth, unfinished walls evoke the natural environment in stylish, rustic renditions from wood to concrete.

Bringing the Outdoors In: The timeless appeal of indoor/outdoor living is expressed with open layouts, large sliding glass doors, and thoughtfully designed integration between indoor and outdoor living spaces.

Industrial Black Steel and Glass: Black steel and glass doors and windows with an industrial influence feature a clean look that perfectly frames a view.

Floor to Ceiling Tile: Seamless floor to ceiling tile treatments in bathrooms and kitchens bring a clean elegance to pops of color and pattern in a space.

Solar Power: This trend is all about living in a more energy-efficient home while incorporating beautiful aesthetics, with visually appealing and less bulky solar products.

Floral Patterns: Bright, dark, and graphic floral patterns are blooming in imaginative interiors this year.

Unexpected Color: Neutral color palettes will take a back seat in 2016 to brighter and more interesting hues. Pastels and jewel tones are particularly in evidence.

Sustainability: In 2016, the commitment to creating and maintaining a better environment is strengthened as sustainable design continues to gain interest.

Take a look at our Pinterest board for beautiful examples of 2016’s most intriguing trends. (And please follow us while you’re there!) Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals can help you explore ways to incorporate 2016 trends in a way that brings beautiful individuality to your home.

Double Take: Pantone Names Two Colors – Rose Quartz and Serenity – as the 2016 Color of the Year

December 3rd, 2015
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pantone2016For the first time in its history, Pantone has chosen the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity – as the PANTONE® Color of the Year.

Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Evolving perceptions of color association and gender influenced Pantone’s choice this year. With new generations less attached to traditional perceptions of gender and more open to equality, people are attracted to fluid ways to use color.

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.

Pantone_Color_of_the_Year_2016_shop_Pantone_Swatch_CardsRose Quartz and Serenity are ideal for communicating a sense of comforting calm in your whole home remodel, a respite from the everyday stresses of modern life. Pairing the hues enhances a sense of mindful balance. Rose Quartz and Serenity are perfect for textured accessories such as rugs, bedding, and throws. With their peaceful and airy qualities, we also see the colors as excellent choices for a tranquil master bathroom or bedroom.

Experimenting with color in your whole home remodel is one of the most artistic aspects of the design process. Our professional design team can help you discover the many possibilities for expressing yourself with color in your whole home remodel.

Trick or Treat! A Welcoming Front Door for Your Whole Home Remodel

October 30th, 2015
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blackkingdoorCostumed candy seekers will arrive at many front doors this weekend! Here are some tips for how the front door in your whole home remodel can be a visual treat on Halloween and every day of the year.

Your front door offers an ideal opportunity to try an unexpected color. The rich hue of this front door surrounded by rustic elements offers a warm and cheerful welcome.

Experimenting with scale is a powerful way to achieve exciting design. This grand four foot wide door (at right) was custom built to pivot open with a floating motion in a complete arc. Outside, it’s handle-free with a touch pad for secure entry.

The custom front door for this stunning Bird Rock beach home (below) was created by a local artist and framed by slightly frosted windows that assure privacy while allowing in light. Oversize numbers for the address add a stylish note.

hermosafrontdoorThe front door is the first element of design visitors to your home will notice and touch. With the help of an experienced team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can discover new ways to bring your unique personal style to every detail of your whole home remodel.

Design with a New Outlook: Framing the View in Your Whole Home Remodel

October 12th, 2015
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westlakekitchenIn San Diego we are lucky to be surrounded by many beautiful aspects of nature that we can enjoy year round. When planning your whole home remodel, consider how to take advantage of  views to bring the calming and inspiring effects of the natural world into your daily life. Here are some examples of our projects that thoughtfully integrate the view:

Capturing the Coast
When a well-travelled young couple fell in love with the incredible views from this seaside home they decided to make it their own and completely transform the original outdated structure. The home’s stunning natural surroundings are now central to its welcoming, light-filled design. A bay window seat encourages gazing at the natural surroundings.

pruettviewHilltop Mid-Century
Panoramic views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean are now central in the design of this home originally built in the 1960s. The new open floor plan was carefully designed to maximize and frame the view from every vantage point. Upon entering the home from the front, one can now see all the way through the new kitchen and out to the vistas beyond.

cameronwindowsBeauty in Your Own Backyard
After opening up a wall and extending an archway, this kitchen is now significantly more open and connected to the family room and living area. The new design combines thoughtful space planning and French Country elements in a dramatically brighter and more welcoming environment. Light flows in from new bay windows where the backyard view is now a focal point of the room.

Working closely with an architect is an important consideration when remodeling your home to take advantage of views. Architects are highly skilled in making changes to the exterior structure of your home, significantly changing your interior floor plan, moving interior walls, and adding new windows or doors. With the help of a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can explore how best to open your home to backyard views and panoramic vistas!

Turn the Page: A Place for Reading in Your Whole Home Remodel

October 5th, 2015
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murphyreadingWith all the screen time competing for our attention, reading a good book still beckons with its unique ability to transport us to a different time and place with nothing but good writing and the power of our imaginations. Dedicated space for books in your whole home remodel inspires long afternoons and quiet evenings indulging in the endurable pleasure of a good story. Here are some ideas to embrace reading in your whole home remodel:

palmareadingComfortable Seating
Choose seating that you find comfortable for long periods of time, whether it’s a roomy and cozy armchair, a sleek and modern chaise, or a loveseat with lots of cushions.

Good Lighting
A room designed with ample natural light is essential for comfortable reading. A spot right next to a window is ideal. Over the shoulder lighting projected directly at your favorite reading spot makes reading at any time of day or night more comfortable and easier on your eyes.

gregreadingCreative Storage
Bookshelves and cases can be custom designed in a vast array of styles and configurations. For a client with an impressive art book collection, we designed a uniquely shaped spot built into the staircase. Remember that shelves can be styled to incorporate other elements that add beauty to your environment, such as art objects, photographs and mementos.

A professional designer can help you explore the many possibilities for stylishly integrating space for books and reading into your whole home remodel. Take a break from the screen and relax in a comfortable, well-lit place for books!