The Simple Pleasure of Summer Travels

Design can and should always be sought out when traveling. Not biased at all, of course. There’s always beauty that can be captured as new inspiration. I always make it a priority to dedicate at least one full day towards design during every trip, but anything is liable to happen after that. Between flights from…

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Liveable Spaces: The Powder Bath

This month in our Liveable Spaces feature we’re talking about powder baths. This bathroom is usually located on the first floor of the home and does not have a shower or bathtub. Because of its small size, it’s a room where you can really get creative with colors and patterns and it not be too…

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Kitchen Uplift: Designed for Function

This kitchen uplift took place over the course of a week while the family was out of town.  The biggest complaint from our client was how low the upper cabinets were positioned, making it challenging to cook and prepare food. Before While the family was out of town, our team worked like busy bees doing…

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Best of Pinterest & Houzz Summer Edition

Here we are, already halfway through another year!  July is a great time to look back and see what has captured the eyes of our followers on Pinterest and Houzz.  Here are our top three images from both platforms and why we think our cyber friends love them! Pinterest Happy Foyer: The blue door and coordinating…

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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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