Posts Categorized: Design Inspiration

Picking Paint Colors for Your Front Door

Visualize the color of your new front door Tying together the color of the front door with the roof and/or shutters helps create a unified look as if those elements were chosen at once. On the other hand, adding a pop of color to your front door can draw the eye, make a statement, and…

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About Interior Design: Meet Margaret L. Norcott, Allied ASID

Marvin French Doors on the Next Cool Thing TV set Interior Designer Margaret L. Norcott founded Milieu Design Group in 1996, offering full-service interior design and consultation.  One of Margaret’s designs was recently featured on HGTV’s Start at Home design site. Margaret also designed the 2010 Atlanta Symphony Show House and Gardens Kid’s Craft Suite….

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Window Styles: Wall of Windows Clearly Growing in Popularity

The trend is growing to design homes where every room is flooded with sunlight, offers a view, and connects the outdoors to the indoors. Can you really make a home entirely of windows? One couple did just that. They installed 2,700 square feet of Marvin windows which made up virtually every wall of their home. Read about their home and…

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About Interior Design: Barbara English Shares Her Insight

Design Insider Barbara English AVIew caught up with the busy schedule of design insider Barbara English. Her career has included owning and operating a successful interior design/build company as well as a residential design firm in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. Now at the helm of To The Trade Only, Barbara brings together design trade experts and…

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Kitchen Design Trends: Asian Subtlety Meets Modern Aesthetics

Bamboo and alder cabinets with a spare black granite countertop set the tone. Uneven green glass pencil tiles give an earthy texture to the backsplash, which is beautifully washed in natural light from the three Integrity® from Marvin awning windows. These unique windows tilt out from the top for ventilation and offer a large glass…

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Why Interior Designers Keep Getting Smarter

Did you know Georgia’s licensed interior designers must complete 12 hours of continuing education every two years? This isn’t the only reason to seek out a professional designer. Working with an accredited interior designer can be the make or break decision of your home improvement project. Whether you’re adding an addition, remodeling a room or…

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Kitchen Remodel? Garden Design? Home Renovation?

Where do you turn for your home improvement project, whether you’re dreaming, planning, or full steam ahead? Here’s a round-up of resources with photos, ideas and the people to help make it all happen. Start in your own backyard with Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine  – a local Atlanta presence for nine years. You’ll find articles on everything…

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Yes, Energy Efficient Windows Lead to Energy Savings

If you’ve ever wished you could get “off the grid” and stop paying utilities, here’s a story for you. This beautiful country home looks like a dream, but even better, it’s a zero-net energy home. Not only have they reduced their energy usage with changes such as replacement windows from Marvin, but the home also generates…

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7 Ways to Make Your Remodeling Project a Success

So much of a successful remodeling job takes place in the planning stage. Dealing with contractors and choosing materials can be easier if you do some research first. Here’s a list of 7 articles written by industry experts from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). 4 Key Remodeling Trends for 2011 Renovation Advice from…

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Colors for the Home by P. Allen Smith

More and more, we’re tying the exterior to the interior in our homes. By repeating the colors inside and out, you can create a seamless feel as indoor and outdoor lifestyles meet beautifully. Here’s another video where Allen gets some help designing windows to help bring his lovely gardens into view.