Deb Reinhart Interior Design Group Inc.

Monthly Archives: May 2012

Spring Into a Bright New Look

As the weather in Chicago turns from gray skies to bright, vibrant colors, we can take inspiration from the cues of nature to add some joyful color to our own homes.  Depending on your level of commitment to adding color to your home, there are several ways to do this.

The first way is to add colorful accents like pillows, floral arrangements and bold, colorful art.  Many people believe that once you have completed a room that it should never be changed, but art and accessories can rotate seasonally to reflect the weather, similar to how holiday decorations add a festive feeling.  Check out our One room, two seasons page to see how Deb transformed a room for different seasons.

One great place to add some bold pops of color and pattern is in a powder room.  We love bold powder rooms- they are the perfect canvas for interesting textures and cool wall treatments.  Even a home that is all neutral can add some colorful sophistication in this small room.

This fun wallpaper and decorative mirror spruce up a simple powder room and because it is such a small room, it isn't overwhelming.

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Exquisite Powder Rooms

People often ask me as a designer what they should do to add a unique touch to their homes when they are nervous to use bold colors or wall treatments in their spaces.  The answer- the powder room.

Powder rooms are typically small spaces so they are a perfect place to test out an exciting wallpaper, a bright color and a bold vanity.  Because they are always defined with their own door, powder rooms do not need to match the rest of the rooms in the house.

Take a look at some cool powder rooms we love.  Maybe it will help you to get some inspiration for your home!

The antique chest turned vanity with cool metal vessel sink and wall mounted faucet make our City Beach House powder room really pop.

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Hot New Trends in Bathroom Design

This past week we had the privilege of attending the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.  It was great to see the hot new trends in plumbing, tile and cabinetry.  We saw everything from 3D tiles from Ann Sacks, to amazing new quartz products from Cambria.

Cool 3D tiles from Ann Sacks

Cambria quartz slabs look like granite- some of the newest patterns now look so much like natural stone it is nearly impossible to tell they are man made!

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