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Open to Possibilities: Try Open Shelving in Your Whole Home Remodel

May 24th, 2017
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jdrblog1Open shelving continues to be a strong trend in design. The appealing combination of personalization and easy access makes this choice enduringly popular. Here are some ideas if you’d like to experiment with open shelving in your whole home remodel:

Personalize Your Space
Your space is more comfortable and memorable when your individual interests and tastes are on display. From cute knick-knacks to treasured collectibles, open shelving puts a personal imprint on your space.

jdrblog3Find and Reach with Ease
Not just for display, open shelving can be highly functional as well. Plates and serving bowls, tools and gadgets are all easier to find when stored on open shelving, making it faster and easier to find what you need or get work done.

Show What You Love
Rare vintage dinnerware, handmade pottery, or family photos, your collections become an artistic element when jdrblog2you display them on open shelving.

When you’re open to new ideas, our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals will help you explore the many possibilities for bringing your unique personal vision to life in your whole home remodel.

Get a Fresh Start to the New Year with 2017 Color Trends and Our Painting Division

January 6th, 2017
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painting1Interior and exterior painting dramatically changes the way you feel about your home. The dedicated professionals in our Painting Division help you transform your whole home remodel with fresh, beautiful color. At the start of a new year our expert designers often find inspiration to share with you from color experts such as Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and Pantone. For 2017, the color forecast is interesting and varied, with shades for every style of home design. Here’s a review:

Sherwin Williams 2017 Color Forecast
Sherwin Williams sees several families of color as upcoming trends, including dark “Noir,” fresh “Holistic,” and daring “Unbounded”, all offering different methods of self-expression. See the Sherwin Williams Color Forecast here.

painting3Benjamin Moore 2017 Color Trends
Dusky, moody, and dramatic are the predicted shades from Benjamin Moore. Their color of the year, “Shadow,” is a rich, royal amethyst with a mysterious side. View the Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2017 here.

painting2Pantone Color of the Year 2017
At Pantone, “Greenery”, described as a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring,” was selected as the Color of the Year 2017. Greenery is seen as a hopeful, calming response to tumultuous world events and a reminder to unplug from our devices and rediscover our natural surroundings. Read more about Greenery here.

Whichever color trends inspire you, we can help you bring them to life in your whole home remodel. We have decades of experience painting homes in San Diego, inside and out. Our longstanding reputation gives you the confidence of working with true professionals. Whatever the size or style of your home, we have the knowledge to assure you receive outstanding results in every detail, from start to finish. Learn more about our Painting Division here and give us a call to get a fresh new look for your whole home remodel!


“More is More” in a Year of Bold, Moody Glamour: 2017 Top Interior Design Trends for Your Whole Home Remodel

December 16th, 2016
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“More is more” replaces “less is more” in 2017, expressed with dramatic color and glitz. From bold flooring to jewel-toned walls and oversized lighting, spaces make a strong statement. 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, French Style, and Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, selects favorite trends to spotlight in design and remodeling each December for the coming new year. Planning a whole home remodel is a thoughtful process that begins less with what’s trendy and more with what best communicates individual style. Learning about the latest ideas in design is an exciting way to spark reflection and inspiration for that process. Here are our design team’s picks for the top trends this year:

  • Rich, Dark Jewel Tones: Creating a mood of mysterious glamour, dark and jewel tones such as black, charcoal, purples, blues, wines, and especially forest green, are making interiors feel elegant and inviting this year.
  • Layered Neutrals: As a counterpoint to the bold color trend, neutrals communicate appealing depth and intensity when skillfully layered with tone and texture.
  • Terra Cotta: Terra cotta, a material that has been used for thousands of years, is getting fresh attention in interiors, appreciated for its earthy connection to nature and history.
  • Artistic Wallpaper: Intriguing backdrops are a highlight this year, achieved with meticulously detailed artistic wallpapers.
  • Oversized Statement Lighting: From modern geometrics to dangling chandeliers, oversized lighting works as sculptural art in a room, an architectural element with function and character.
  • Matte Finishes: In paint, metal, and tile, the subtlety of a more natural matte texture is a sophisticated finishing touch.
  • Dark Kitchens: While white kitchens remain timeless, dark gray, black, and navy blue are coming into the spotlight as a stylish alternative.
  • Brass, Bronze, and Gold: Replacing the popularity of copper and rose gold last year, we’re now seeing a return to the more classic glamour of gold, bronze and brass.
  • Integrated Indoor/Outdoor Living: Space planning with an emphasis on indoor/outdoor living continues to grow in importance as modern families yearn for more open, connected homes.
  • Handmade, Organic, and Natural: Maintaining a relationship with the natural world by integrating woods, hides, fur, and woven textures in design makes interiors feel more comfortable and welcoming.
  • Vintage Modern: Translating exceptional vintage pieces with modern materials, colors, and patterns is a fresh approach with staying power.
  • Interesting Faucets: Organic shapes with a playful simplicity are a trend in today’s bathrooms, particularly with faucets.
  • Desert Chic: A seemingly effortless look that combines a love of nature with a clean aesthetic, Desert Chic incorporates Southwestern elements, leather, wood, white walls, and abundant greenery.
  • Smart(er) Homes and Appliances: Technology for smart homes continues to develop, making modern life more efficient and customizable, with the most popular adaptions those that allow homeowners to control their homes remotely.
  • Flooring Focal Point: Cool floors of every kind are underfoot in 2017, from engaging juxtapositions of tile to natural woods with deeply weathered textures.
  • Complex Patterns: Global, Tribal, and Aztec patterns strengthen the eclectic appeal of spaces with vibrant color.

Have you followed us on Pinterest? Take a look at our Pinterest board for examples of 2017’s most compelling trends. Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals can help you explore ways to incorporate 2017 trends in a way that brings beautiful individuality to your home.

It’s Only Natural: “Greenery” is Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

December 9th, 2016
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pantone-coy2017-heroshot2-rgb-1024x662Describing a human desire to connect more with nature as our submersion in modern life grows deeper, Pantone announced “Greenery” as its Color of the Year. The “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring” is seen as a hopeful, calming response to tumultuous world events. It’s also a reminder to unplug from our devices and rediscover the life around us.

Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Greenery can be understood as “nature’s neutral,” according to Pantone. It’s a color that is always with us, even if on the periphery, and it’s now shifting to a more central, unifying role. An emphasis on Greenery is expressed in all areas of lifestyle design from urban planning to architecture.

pantonechip-15-0343-tpg-greenery-702x1024Pantone 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.

Greenery symbolizes new life and a pursuit of personal passions, a natural alignment with planning a whole home remodel. The color could be expressed in your home with paint or accessories, or with a space planned to emphasize indoor/outdoor living. If you’re interested in how to imaginatively incorporate Greenery in your whole home remodel, our professional design team can help you explore your options.

Chandeliers are a Shimmering Statement Piece in Your Whole Home Remodel

November 27th, 2016
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lovealvNothing communicates timeless glamour like a chandelier. With flattering light and floating artistry, a chandelier memorably defines a space. When you’re planning your whole home remodel, lighting is one of the most essential elements. Let’s take a look at how chandeliers can bring beauty and style to your space:

Lighting as Jewelry
Glimmering elements with unabashed luxury feel like jewelry for the home, bringing chic sophistication to their surroundings.birdrock_chand

Grand Scale
An oversized chandelier adds a dramatic focal point in your dining or living area. In open living spaces, a bold chandelier is an imaginative way to add definition.

Rustic Artistry
Chandeliers crafted from more rustic materials, such as wood or unfinished metals, make an original and artistic expression of style.

breslow_chandLayers of lighting are one of the subtle, important choices that determine the overall look and feel of your whole home remodel. Our team of professional designers will illuminate your choices as you explore the many options for chandeliers in your whole home remodel.

Mixed Metals Shine in Your Whole Home Remodel

November 20th, 2016
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metalsinkThe sheen of copper, gold, chrome, iron, or brass adds glamorous style to your whole home remodel and even more so when metals are creatively combined. It takes skill to apply this sophisticated design idea in your home. Here are some tips if you’d like to experiment with a little shine in your whole home remodel:

birdrockOne Metal, Many Finishes
One place to start exploring the seductive appeal of metal is choosing one color, such as copper or gold, and then displaying it in different finishes. A glossy new gold in one part of a space balanced with an antique gold in another spot is an interesting, adaptable look.

Woods and Metals
Pairing woods and metals is a popular design trends that brings together the organic feeling of nature with the glitz of shimmering metals.

lovealvarezMetals as Definition
Place a bold element in one metallic color in your kitchen, and a statement piece in another metallic color in your kitchen and you’ll have instant, stylish definition.

Working with our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, you’ll enjoy the process of exploring design details for your whole home remodel. Our professional design team helps you find ways to express your style with lasting luster!

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.