Summer Designspiration

The lazy, hazy, sweet days of summer are here!  And here’s what’s catching our eye this season. COLORS Orange, yellow, and smokey hues of blue, navy, white, pink and gray We’re using white as accents in accessories.  Also blue is the new neutral because it coordinates with a multitude of colors like emerald green, mustard,…

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3 Dad-Inspired Chairs that Mom Will Love Too

In honor of Father’s Day, we’ve selected our top three dad-inspired chairs we love (and think mom will too!) 1. Barstool Leather and metal combine to form this handsome, vintage-industrial barstool.  We think it would look pretty swanky bellied up to the bar or in a game room. 2. Arm Chair Great curves and detail…

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2017 Kirkendall Design Summer Reading List

The phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover” can be completely ignored if you happen to be a designer.  We like pretty books and judge them by their width, height, cover and spine because we use them as decorating elements often.  But books are also for reading.  So in the spirit of summer, here’s…

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Liveable Spaces: The Kitchen

This month in our Liveable Spaces feature we’re talking about the hub of the home; the Kitchen.  This area of the home sees a lot more than just breakfast, lunch and dinner.  It’s where all the cookery takes place and memories are made. Take a look at some of our favorite design features that make for knockout…

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A Staycation-Worthy Backyard Escape

Memorial Day Weekend is here!  First and foremost, let us remember those who sacrificed their lives for the peace and security of our country.  From all of us at Kirkendall Design, we are grateful. Many will be observing the holiday weekend at the pool, lake or even with their toes in the sand. While we certainly…

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Explore Star Wars Inspired Decor

Get your laser swords ready!  We’ve rounded up some sleek spaces on the interwebs to celebrate May the Fourth, a.k.a. “Star Wars Day!” [Photo by Seldin Design Studios]  [Photo by Masterpiece Design Group]  For those wondering if “Star Wars chic” is a thing… Yes, yes it is. [Photo by Julie Rootes Interiors]  Once you see it, you can’t…

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High Point Here We Come!

Our bags are packed, we’re ready to go.  Kirkendall Design is heading to North Carolina for High Point Furniture Market this week!  High Point is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing in more than 75,000 people twice a year.  It’s been said, if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably…

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Four Steps to Making Easter “Egg”stra Special

Are you hosting Easter dinner this weekend?  Here are our four ways to make the holiday “egg”stra special! 1.  Planning the Meal If you’re having a big group, it’s always fun to get everyone involved in the cooking by hosting a pot luck.  Decide on the main dish; ham, prime rib, smoked salmon…  Then ask everybody else…

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Liveable Spaces: Workspaces

This month we’re discussing workspaces in our Liveable Spaces feature.  So, what makes for great design in a home office or study nook? First, we always consider how our clients will use the space because this dictates how we design it. Secondly, we believe really good design comes together when it reflects who our client is…

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