Author: Brittany Allen

Brittany received her interior design degree in 2010 and recently earned her kitchen and bathroom certifications. She sees her job as much more than just picking out pretty colors and materials – it also involves exact measurements, plenty of planning, and determining how to have a space accurately reflect the lifestyle of its occupants.
  • Banquette Seating for Your St. Louis Kitchen

    Banquette seating, essentially, is built-in bench seating for your dining table. You often see banquettes in bistro-style restaurants as it maximizes seating space without taking up a lot of real estate. Some banquettes are upholstered, some are not. They can be straight along a wall, or they could be wrap-around, such as if you had…

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  • Remodeling Your St. Louis Home to Fit Your Active Lifestyle

    If you are focused on wellness, health, and staying active, there are ways in which you can rethink your home to be more conducive to your lifestyle. Your kitchen, your bathrooms, and amenities that can be added in other parts of the home help you flow from one mode to the next with ease. Let’s…

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  • The Pros and Cons of Matte Cabinets and Countertops in Your St. Louis Kitchen

    While you may love the look of matte cabinets and countertops for your kitchen, there are some issues to consider. Yes, it may look incredible—it is a very trendy style these days—but it may take a lot more than just routine maintenance to keep it that way.   High-Maintenance Surfaces Fingerprints are a significant concern…

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  • The Pros and Cons of The Four-Inch Backsplash

    The four-inch backsplash has been a staple of kitchen installations for many years. It’s budget-friendly, it’s practical, and it’s versatile in terms of kitchen design. When full tile backsplashes became the trend, the four-inch variety has been all but left behind, but it still has its merits, which we are going to discuss today. A…

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  • How to Pair Countertop Colors with Dark Cabinets in Your St. Louis Kitchen

    If you have dark colored cabinets in your kitchen, pairing countertops is not always the easiest thing to do. In general, we try to choose a contrasting color, but if you are set on dark and darker, there are ways to bend the rules and make it work. For example, if you had a big,…

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  • What Countertop Color Looks Best With White Cabinets in Your St. Louis Kitchen?

    White kitchens are still very trendy in St. Louis kitchen design. However, not all white is the same kind of white – meaning that everything white has a slightly different hue and shade. When you’re mixing, matching, and contrasting in a white kitchen, If you’re not careful, it’s easy to make things look muddy and…

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  • Making the Most of Your St. Louis Kitchen Remodel

    Do you know what you really want out of your kitchen before you remodel? The truth is, most people don’t. In most cases, we are generally starting from scratch. Though some of our clients come to us with pages from Pinterest or an architectural design magazine, we are always ready to provide inspiration. We don’t…

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  • Our Shopping Process and The “Fear of More Options” (FOMO)

    When we’re shopping with a client, many questions come up. Clients have certain expectations, and most of them, especially once they dive into the process, have some concerns about whether they are choosing the right items, the right finishes, and so on. Because it can be a complex undertaking, and certainly, from our standpoint, it’s…

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  • Scandinavian Kitchen Design Style for Your St. Louis Home

    Scandinavian design is known for its sparse, modern, minimalist look. Characterized by white walls, wood floors, and sleek, contemporary lines, it is without a doubt one of the most influential design styles of the past century. The style itself is associated with designers that include furniture and cabinet designer Hans Wegner, Finnish designer Eero Aarnio,…

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  • 7 Amazing Winter Activities in St. Louis

    Sure, it’s cold outside. But that doesn’t mean that you have to wait for signs of spring to have some fun in St. Louis! We’ve got plenty of things to captivate people of all ages and ilk – from romantic couple activities to family fun days, there’s always something new to discover, right here in…

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