Cabinet “Jewelry”

Top Knobs 3

If you are looking to add a little flair to a kitchen or bathroom, consider using Top Knobs to adorn your cabinetry. The company’s wide selection of traditional and modern decorative hardware is the product of a creative design staff and talented craftsmen. Each knob is hand-finished and sealed to ensure […] Read more »

Leather Ceilings…Consider This Option for Sound Abatement

Architectural Products - Leather Ceiling

EcoDomo LLC designs and manufactures leather to be used in interiors in the same way that you would use wood – for panels, cabinets, floors, counters, ceilings, ect. Their first collection consisted of recycled leather tiles. These tiles can be installed on the ceiling to efficiently absorb sound and diffuse noise. […] Read more »

VersaTILE

Kitchen & Bath - Tile 2

Tile can add interest to a room just like an unusual lighting fixture or a bright pillow sham. We often overlook the unique uses this material has to offer. Tile has made tremendous advances in both aesthetics and technology. Wood-look tile is a trend that is continuing to increase in popularity, and many companies are […] Read more »

A Space for Everyone

Kitchen & Bath - Space for Everyone 1

Universal Design is on the rise and its elements are being implemented into more and more homes.  You don’t even need to be physically handicapped or approaching your senior years to appreciate the benefits. Universal Design focuses on creating spaces for everyone to use, regardless of age or circumstance, without compromising […] Read more »

Celebrating 30 Years: A Look Back and a Vision for the Future

Message for 30

Looking back, Design Services, Ltd is a success story that I could not have imagined when we opened our doors over 30 years ago. The dream of owning and growing an interior design business, doing what I love each day, and making a difference in the lives of others is […] Read more »

Optimizing Living Space

California Closets - Living Area

California Closets’ versatile cabinetry can accommodate a variety of spaces. Their Virtuoso system provides assorted sized shelving with partitions and lightboxes. It also offers lift-up door panels to conceal personal items. “We find that the cause of living room clutter is rarely a lack of space, but rather a byproduct of […] Read more »

A Shifting View of the American Dream of Home Owning

urban living

“Recession and unemployment have dramatically influenced the way Generation Y views home ownership.” While Gen Y (85 million people born between 1981-1999) has massive buying potential, they are also the most economically constrained with an average of $23,000 post college debt- and no job!  Their view of the “American Dream” […] Read more »

Same Room-3 DIFFERENT WAYS!

As you have probably seen on HGTV and as designers ourselves, part of the fun and part of the challenge is to be totally committed to listening to a client’s “wants”, “needs” and “wish list” before we design. An example might be: Same room– 3 different clients, 3 different purposes.  […] Read more »

Grill As Art

As we recover from a fun-filled Father’s Day weekend we thought we would share an article on one of our favorite ways to celebrate with dad…with a great barbecue.   We have come a long way since the standard charcoal grill! Is it a backyard sculpture or a barbecue?  Today […] Read more »

Universal Design…Going Mainstream

By 2030 more than 70 million Americans will be over 65. With the first wave of Baby Boomers hitting “official” retirement age this year, the trend toward Universal Design (design that accommodates all) seems to be going mainstream. Rather than waiting for that critical mass of retiring boomers to occur […] Read more »