3 Things to Keep in Mind When Buying Vintage Lighting

As a New Orleans interior designer, I always like to remind homeowners who are in the midst of planning their home remodeling not to forget about their lighting set up. Planning out the lighting scheme is one of the most important aspects of a successful home design. Recently, I’ve been suggesting the use of vintage lighting. Vintage lighting can add a unique feel to the interior

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Celebrate the Opening of My Inspiration House Design

Recently I’ve been sharing updates on the blog about my bathroom design for the 2012 Inspiration House in Atlanta, a part of the Cathedral Antiques Show. With the Inspiration House premiere party and tours coming up so soon, I want to invite you to celebrate the opening of my blue bird inspired bath design. For more details, visit the Cathedral Antiques Show website or email info@susancurriedesign.com.

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Bathroom Design: Making Old Grout Look Amazing

Grout might not be the most glamorous topic related to bathroom design, but it’s important nonetheless. I am amazed how I was able to transform the grout in my Inspiration House bathroom with the help of a simple product. I have to thank Josh Andrews and Bob Andrews with Gilcraft Construction for finding PolyBlend Grout Renew. It changed the dull, worn off-white grout into a wonderful

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A Mural Adds Spectacular Color and Interest to a Room

A mural is a creative way to add color and decorative interest to any room, and I’m happily including one in my Inspiration House room that’s set to open on Jan. 28. Finding the right decorative painter can be a fun process, and many interior designers have a list of muralists they’ve worked with. As a designer I work with my clients to understand what they

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Satin Nickel for the Inspiration House Bath

If you’re thinking of updating the plumbing fixtures and hardware in your bathroom, I suggest you consider a satin nickel finish. Satin nickel has a warmer look than chrome since it’s nickel plated on brass, which gives it a golden undertone. For the Inspiration House, I selected satin nickel for the bath I designed. My fabulous vendors include the Matthew Quinn Collection for the beautiful cabinet

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How to Select the Perfect Stone for Your Color Palette

When I began working on my concept for my Inspiration House bathroom design, selecting the stone for the vanity was a key element. I wanted a stone with colors that complemented the room’s other finishes. Marmi Natural Stone is my source for stone, and I love the variety in their inventory because they find unique quartz, marble and granite from quarries around the world. Personal preference is a

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Susan Currie Selected to Design Room in Upcoming Inspiration House

I have to start telling you about the 2012 Inspiration House that’s part of the fabulous Cathedral Antiques Show. The showhouse gods shined down on me, and I was selected to design a room. If you love blue—a soothing hue in color theory—you’ll have to come see my creative twist to one of the bathrooms. As a color associated with cleansing and relaxation, blue is perfect for

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