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

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.

Architecture and Design Work Together for Your Whole Home Remodel

hinrichlrWhen architects and designers collaborate on your whole home remodel you achieve a high level of design with innovation and technical expertise. You also gain the peace of mind that comes from a reliable, intelligent, streamlined process.

One of the unique aspects of working with Jackson Design and Remodeling is our unified team approach to your whole home remodel. Our highly skilled architects and designers work together to find the best solutions for your home, often with ideas that you may not have considered, such as moving a room from perryone side of your home to another, removing walls to create a more open space, or integrating your indoor and outdoor living areas.

Together, our goal is to transform your home into a space with both functionality and visual appeal, thoughtfully designed to enhance your lifestyle.

Architects are essential when you are adding levels or additions to your home, significantly changing your pruetthomeinterior floor plan, moving walls, windows and doors, or have a desire for a high level of design with a sophisticated execution. Understanding the architecture of your home is necessary to update it for your needs today with expert attention to form, scale and proportions. Our designers and architects find the most effective and appealing balance between form and function for your home. Our team is inspired every day by working together to help you live in a home that is beautifully designed for your life and your style!

What Mom Needs Most: A Good Night’s Sleep in a Luxurious Bedroom

May 6th, 2016
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bkbedroomFlowers and chocolates are always nice but we’ve heard most Moms would appreciate just a little more sleep!

On Mother’s Day weekend, we’re exploring some of the ways the bedroom in your whole home remodel can be a luxurious retreat to comfort the body and refresh the spirit.

Natural Light
Layers of lighting are essential in a master bedroom design, a space where you will want to read in bed at night, see easily while choosing clothing for the day, and feel relaxed at any hour. Your lighting plan should begin with a focus on murphybednatural sources so you can see the stars at night and awaken to gentle sunlight.

Keep it Simple
The bedroom benefits from ultra-simplicity in design. This is a space where accessories and clutter should be kept to a minimum. Most experts agree that it’s a good idea to keep electronics and screens out of the bedroom if you want a truly peaceful night’s sleep.

palmabedPeaceful Colors
From warm neutrals to airy nature-inspired colors, make sure the hues in your bedroom are harmonious and restful. Emphasize rich textures such as cashmere and heavy cotton to please all the senses.

A master bedroom in your whole home remodel is a place for Moms and Dads alike to take a break from the busy schedules of everyday life and feel restored and relaxed. Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can retreat to your own personal suite at home for some well-deserved “me” time!

After Dark: Lighting Your Outdoor Living Space

April 22nd, 2016
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navarra2A truly exceptional outdoor living space is designed to welcome guests day or night. Thoughtfully planned lighting is essential when you’re entertaining during the evening outside. A professional design team understands the importance of lighting and can help you consider the details when you’re planning an outdoor living space for your whole home remodel.

himmelIn the expansive space shown above, used often at night to entertain large groups, the lighting was planned for task, mood and accent. Layers of lighting create a magical sense of drama that can be adjusted throughout the evening.

Wall sconces, such as those surrounding this appealing outdoor space with a pool, offer flexible illumination of overall space and help to delineate one area from another. Uplighting elements defines architectural details. Artfully placed lighting navarra1emphasizes design and materials, such as the rustic beauty of the bar’s stone in this outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens and eating areas require levels of task lighting to ensure safety and comfort.

Lighting can be designed with a smart system you can easily control as the sun sets and the stars arrive. Working with our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, your outdoor living space can be a beautiful oasis at all hours.

Taxing Weekend? An Appealing Home Office Makes Work More Enjoyable

April 15th, 2016
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hinrichThe tax deadline on Monday means some of us will be working at home over the weekend. If you have a well-designed home office, any task is more efficient and less stressful. Here are some ideas to add to the to-do list for your home office:

Plan Strategy
How will you most often use your office at home? Do you tend to spend most of your time online? Will clients be visiting? How much storage do you need for files and supplies? Do you need another work surface in addition to your desk? When you address these questions with a team of professional designers at the beginning of the design process, you can develop a design strategy that works best for you and your work patterns.

murphyreadingPromote Efficiency
Natural light is essential for productive and efficient workdays, while layers of lighting inside cover the hours after daylight. Carefully designed lighting will help you avoid fatigue and feel energized and focused on your work. Consider your workflow and where items should be placed; in an office that tends to be smaller than other rooms in your home, smart space planning is critical.

plofficeEncourage Teamwork
Your home office should work well with others when it comes to the overall design of your home. With thoughtful design, your home office can feel personal and inspirational to you while still integrating with the design in the rest of your home.

With more of us working at home than ever before, home offices have become an important element of planning a whole home remodel. Collaborating with our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, you can have an appealing space that makes your daily tasks more productive and enjoyable.

Welcome Spring with Indoor/Outdoor Living in Your Whole Home Remodel

March 18th, 2016
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outdoordiningSpring arrives this weekend, fresh with inspiration to start anew. When you’re planning a whole home remodel, integrating indoor/outdoor space (one of our design team’s Top 2016 Design Trends) is a decision that expands your home’s living space and enhances your lifestyle. Here are some ideas to explore:

Smart Space Planning
How will you most often use your space and which elements are most important? Indoor/outdoor living for entertaining large groups will be planned differently than space designed for quiet retreats or small family gatherings. The number of people who will typically congregate in the space determines the ideal size. A professional designer can help you visualize your dream for your home.

navarraeveningNight and Day Entertaining
When you love to entertain, easy navigation between your interior and exterior is essential. You’ll also want to plan your design to accommodate both daytime and nighttime events by considering shade elements, water features, lighting, and heat sources such as an outdoor fireplace or fire pit.

wellsoutdoorChoose a Focal Point
Whether your focal point is an outdoor kitchen, a garden, or a deck with a view, choosing a focal point for your outdoor space creates a more appealing and welcoming design. Working with a professional designer, you can explore the possibilities for your particular space.

Connecting with nature calms the mind and is good for overall health and wellness. A thoughtfully designed outdoor space for your whole home remodel adds luxurious relaxation and pleasure to your home. Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals can help you create your own unique vision for an outdoor living space that makes the most of San Diego living.

A Greener Home: Sustainable Design for Your Whole Home Remodel

March 16th, 2016
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bird1As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and all things green this week, we’re taking a look at some of the elements that encompass green homes and sustainable design. Our design team named sustainable design as one of their Top 2016 Design and Remodeling trends. If you’re interested in integrating green and sustainable design in your whole home remodel, here are some ideas to keep in mind.

lee2Green building strategies help to preserve the environment for future generations and make life in your home more comfortable and healthy today. Sustainable and green design principles can be incorporated into any style of whole home remodel, from traditional to ultra-modern.

Green Design:

  • Conserves natural resources.
  • Uses water and energy wisely for long-term savings.
  • Uses healthy products and incorporates sustainable materials.
  • Improves indoor environmental quality.
  • Builds high quality, durable structures.
  • Reduces and recycles construction and demolition waste.
  • Facilitates ease of responsible use and maintenance.
  • Creates livable, vibrant communities.

Sustainable design and green design share many of the same qualities and are often used interchangeably. Sustainable design can be distinguished by features such as:

  • bird3Simple, site-specific design that integrates with its natural surroundings.
  • Reused, recycled, and long life building materials.
  • Recycled, upcycled and vintage pieces integrated in interiors.

A green, sustainable home creates a sense of connection with your natural surroundings, your community, and the world. Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals is committed to helping you create your dream green home. Whether you want to integrate green features incrementally, or as the primary focus of your whole home remodel, we can help.

Color Your Mood: The Psychology of Color Theory in Your Whole Home Remodel

March 4th, 2016
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greencolorEverything in your whole home remodel has a color and every human being has a deep emotional response to color, conscious or subconscious. When you’re working with a professional designer, it’s important to understand the psychology of color theory as you make decisions about your home. Color theory is composed of practical guidance about color mixing and the visual effects of color combinations. While each individual will have a unique response to color, here are some of the emotions different hues typically inspire:

Red: Energy, passion, action, daring, ambition, determination. Red is a good color for a dining room to stimulate conversation and liveliness.

Orange: Heat, joy, social communication, optimism. Orange is best used as an orangecoloraccent color or in a room like a home office where you want to inspire creativity.

Yellow: Joy, intellect, optimism, cheerfulness, friendliness. There’s nothing like yellow to communicate happiness and welcome in any room. Yellow is the easiest color to get wrong; tone down the yellow you are attracted to by a couple of shades.

Blue: Peace, trust, tranquility, loyalty, confidence, integrity. Cool and calming, blue works well everywhere but particularly in bathrooms and bedrooms.

Green: Life, balance, growth, harmony, healing, safety. Like blue, green works in almost any room in your home, particularly in spaces where you want to promote a feeling of nurturing peacefulness.

yellowcolorPurple: Imagination, royalty, wisdom, creativity, magic. The favorite color of 75% of children, purple can be great for a kid’s bedroom or playroom. It also communicates drama and sophistication for any room in the home.

Pink: Romance, love, nurturing, sensitivity, compassion. Not just for little girl’s rooms, pink is a creative shade for any space where you want to elicit calm.

White: Freshness, purity, simplicity, light, cleanliness. White is used throughout homes to emphasize a sense of openness and clarity.

Black: Sophistication, mystery, power, formality. With careful consideration, black in small doses can be used in interesting ways, such as kitchen cabinets or appliances, on floors, or in high gloss shelving and other accessories.

When you work with a unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals for your whole home remodel, choosing colors is one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of the design build process. Blending personal preferences with the science of color theory and the expert guidance of a personal designer for your space helps you discover the hues that best express your style!

Tubs for Two: Master Bathrooms with Luxurious Bathtubs

February 12th, 2016
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currybathWhether you’re sharing it with your sweetheart or getting ready for a night on the town with your Valentine, a bath in a luxurious master bathroom is an experience that makes you love your home even more. Spa-like master bathrooms bring daily energy and relaxation to your lifestyle. If you appreciate a long bath as much as a long shower, here is some inspiration for the master bathroom design in your whole home remodel:

Keep your privacy while letting in light.
In this bathroom inspired by Zen principles of simplicity and tranquility, windows let in ample natural light but are placed high on the wall for privacy.

1DevicoMB (1)Create a space with a bath at center stage.
In this spa-like sanctuary, the decision to center the bath in the room and choose a distinct oval shape conveys a sense of drama, emphasized by elegant chandelier lighting.

Make a sanctuary to share.
In this Modern Farmhouse master bathroom, a Victoria Albert Tolouse Tub is perfectly positioned by new windows for fresh air and abundant natural light. The graceful free-standing tub can easily hold two people. A heated towel rack awaits after long, luxurious baths.

bkbathThe master bathroom in your whole home remodel can be a serene and comforting space to share. Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals will inspire your affection for your home with ideas that are the ideal match for your lifestyle.

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.