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Why Property Investors Should Be Working with an Interior Designer

Why Property Investors Should Be Working with an Interior Designer

Getting involved in the real estate game can be a fun and lucrative adventure if you do it right. The best way to succeed is to do everything you can to maximize your return on investment. Depending on the property you buy, this could mean anything from giving it a fresh coat of paint to making extensive renovations before putting it on the ...
These Are the Interior Design Trends to Look for in 2021

These Are the Interior Design Trends to Look for in 2021

As professional and passionate interior designers, we wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we weren’t constantly aware of the current industry trends. Especially when a new year rolls around, it’s our responsibility (okay—and it’s a lot of fun) to research which styles are about to take the interior design world by storm and which ones are likely to ...
5 Tips for Creating a Functional Studio Apartment Space

5 Tips for Creating a Functional Studio Apartment Space

Whether you’re searching for your first apartment after college or moving to a big city, a studio apartment is a great (and usually cheaper) option to call home. Unlike a traditional apartment with multiple designated spaces, a studio presents unique design opportunities because of the self-contained floor plan. No matter your preferred style or budget, it’s crucial to maximize your space!
How to Fill Empty Space in Your Home

How to Fill Empty Space in Your Home

Photo by Sarah Dorweiler on Unsplash Empty space is wasted space. It gives the impression that a room or part of the house is bare or overly simplistic. This usually happens when you have just moved into a new house. The good news is that things don’t have to stay that way for long, as there are numerous ways to fill those bare spaces. Here ...
3 Tips for Working with an Interior Designer

3 Tips for Working with an Interior Designer

Hiring an interior designer to perfect your space is an exciting process. If you’ve never worked with a designer before, you might think it’s as simple as telling them your favorite colors, letting them wave their magic wands, and poof—you have the home interior of your dreams! While interior designers are capable of working some serious ...
Don’t Miss Hudson & Crane’s Featured Designer Tip on Redfin’s Real Estate Blog!

Don’t Miss Hudson & Crane’s Featured Designer Tip on Redfin’s Real Estate Blog!

Although it may feel like the leaves just started changing, fall is swiftly coming to an end and winter will soon be rounding the corner. The early onset of darkness and cold, gloomy weather can really take a toll when it comes to the lighting in your home (and your mood!). Luckily, leading interior design experts across the country have come ...
How to Choose the Right Wall Art for Your Space

How to Choose the Right Wall Art for Your Space

Most interior designers will agree that a room is not complete until there’s a little art to dress up the walls. Wall art is just one of those finishing touches that really ties a neat little bow on top of the style you’re trying to accomplish in your space. The trick though, is making the right selection out of the thousands of unique pieces ...
4 Designer Ideas for Brightening Up A Dark and Dreary Room

4 Designer Ideas for Brightening Up A Dark and Dreary Room

A dark and gloomy room seems to just suck all of the energy from you as soon as you step inside. Short of a major renovation to install more windows or bulldoze the walls, brightening up these drab spaces can be a bit of a challenge. That’s where interior design comes to the rescue! Every interior designer has a few tricks up their sleeve ...
What Is Modern Interior Design?

What Is Modern Interior Design?

Vintage; coastal; shabby chic; bohemian; industrial; art deco. There are so many different styles of interior design—and those are just a brief preview—they can be difficult to keep track of! That’s why our designers thought it would be useful to go over one of the most popular, and often confusing, interior design styles: modernism. A ...
How Commercial Interior Design Helps Establish Your Brand

How Commercial Interior Design Helps Establish Your Brand

If you own or manage a business, you’ve probably heard a lot about the importance of branding. Traditionally, companies establish their brand through advertising, customer service and interaction, and products and services themselves. However, one of the most powerful tools for establishing brand is often overlooked—your commercial ...
Interior Design Strategies That Work Big Magic in Small Spaces

Interior Design Strategies That Work Big Magic in Small Spaces

The half bathroom; the not-big-enough-to-technically-be-a-bedroom home office; the galley kitchen; we’ve all been tasked with struggling to make the most of a small space at one point or another. As interior designers in Washington D.C., we’ve certainly seen no shortage of tiny apartments and near-useless nook and cranny spaces in larger ...
3 Ways to Cozy Up Your Airbnb

3 Ways to Cozy Up Your Airbnb

Every owner of an Airbnb shares the same goal: to make guests want to stay in their space. There are a lot of different ways you could style your Airbnb (a tropical oasis or Parisian-inspired loft, perhaps) but when you think about it, many of the vacationers and vagabonds you want to attract are looking for something a little more ...
The Do’s and Don’ts of Pattern Mixing

The Do’s and Don’ts of Pattern Mixing

As interior design aficionados, we love having fun with patterns. They’re a great way to bring life to a dull room and express your personality in a space. We have noticed, however, that when decorating their space many people tend to stick with just one pattern, or shy away from them all together. Hmm, we thought to ourselves, now why ...
Tips to Help You Master Color in Interior Design

Tips to Help You Master Color in Interior Design

Ah, color. Color is fun. Color is fickle. Color is beautiful. Color is…tricky. There is no version of interior design in which you find success without nailing your color scheme. Color is your most powerful tool for making your space feel the way you want it to. Do you want someone to walk into your living room and feel energized? Do you ...
4 of The Biggest Mistakes People Make in Interior Design

4 of The Biggest Mistakes People Make in Interior Design

Although the finer details of what it takes to pull off a certain style will vary from person to person, there are a few fundamental concepts most interior designers can agree on when it comes to characterizing a well-designed space. These elements can be tough to use correctly if you don’t have the eye or knowledge of a designer, which is ...
4 Things That Are Trending in Interior Design Right Now

4 Things That Are Trending in Interior Design Right Now

It seems like we were just talking about our favorite design trends of 2019, and now suddenly we’re already more than halfway through 2020! Whew—time sure does fly when you’re busy transforming spaces all over D.C. It’s always fun to see how styles ebb and flow as the year goes on, but these are the ones we've been seeing in the 2020 ...
A Comprehensive Guide to Creating the Perfect Home Office

A Comprehensive Guide to Creating the Perfect Home Office

Working from home is quickly on its way to becoming the new norm. Even if your job isn’t fully remote, most of us end up putting in some solid hours outside of the office anyway. It can be difficult, however, to get into the right mindset when you’re mixing the demands of the office with the comforts of home. That’s why it’s crucial to set ...
Finding Your Interior Design Soulmate

Finding Your Interior Design Soulmate

Choosing an interior designer for your project is sort of like trying to find the one. You need someone who respects what you need but pushes you to grow at the same time; someone who understands you; someone you can build a trusting relationship with based on open and honest communication. Whew! That sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t ...
What to Keep in Mind When Playing with Wallpaper

What to Keep in Mind When Playing with Wallpaper

One of the true beauties of the design world is how trends are always ebbing and flowing in and out of the spotlight. Styles that were once household staples outlive their reign, become a telltale sign of outdated design, and then return to the forefront of the industry in a metamorphic renaissance. One of the more recent interior design ...
How to Pull Off a Monochromatic Room

How to Pull Off a Monochromatic Room

There’s something soothing about walking into a room with a color scheme that works in perfect harmony. Everything feels settled, and yet there’s still something bold and interesting about it. A monochromatic interior design is a striking way to highlight certain features of a room, please the senses, and create a cohesive space. ...
3 Questions to Help You Choose the Perfect Accent Chair

3 Questions to Help You Choose the Perfect Accent Chair

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a single piece of furniture that could transform a room? Bring it from drab to fab with its presence alone? Wouldn’t you love to be able to take your interior design to the next level with just one simple touch? Would you believe us if we told you that single piece of furniture exists? That’s right, ...
Owning Your Space: How to Add Personality to Your Home

Owning Your Space: How to Add Personality to Your Home

You can watch all the HGTV shows and read all the interior design articles you want, but if your space doesn’t feel like you, then you’re never going to like it. A home that doesn’t incorporate any personal tastes or unique elements into its style is just going to end up feeling drab and cold—no matter how trendy your colors or décor might ...
Design Trends We’re Loving in 2019

Design Trends We’re Loving in 2019

Can you believe that 2019 is halfway over? We can’t! This year has already brought a lot of growth to the interior design industry and opened up some entirely new areas of exploration. Reaching the halfway point is the perfect opportunity to look back at the most popular design trends that have emerged in the new year and get excited about ...
3 Expert Design Tips to Style Your Airbnb

3 Expert Design Tips to Style Your Airbnb

Dedicated travelers and luxurious vacationers everywhere are taking advantage of the affordable and convenient accommodations available through Airbnb! This trendy resource is a great way to discover lodging options that won’t break the bank but still give you a unique travel experience. Airbnbs are becoming more and more popular, which ...
How Interior Design Affects Your Mood

How Interior Design Affects Your Mood

If you were asked to make a list of professions you considered to be the most influential, what would you write? Policeman, CEO, doctor, lawyer. Probably something along those lines. But anyone who knows anything about style and space knows that there’s one more person that should be on everybody’s list: interior designer. Skillfully ...