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.
  • Tips and Ideas for Open Plan Living in St. Louis

    Open-concept floor plans are trendy for many reasons. It opens up small spaces, provides great sight-lines, and gives your home a sense of cohesion, even when the space is being used for multiple purposes. However, organization is critical. You don’t want to clutter up your space because it would defeat the purpose of the open…

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  • Wallpapering Tips for Your St. Louis Home

    Wallpaper. No matter what you pick, nothing is everlasting. You can pick a geometric or oversized pattern that will be on trend for the next five, even ten years, but at some point, it will date itself. Even the most classic styles come and go in terms of popularity. Cartoon florals are still quite popular,…

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  • How to Make a Minimal St. Louis Home Warm and Livable

    We often hear remarks like “I like modern, I like minimal, but I’m afraid of it looking too cold or sterile.” The truth is, these two aesthetics don’t have to be one and the same. You can keep things minimal, but it can still have warm colors, wood tones, and softer elements. If you start…

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  • St. Louis Kitchen Design with Raw Food in Mind

    If your household is committed to a raw food diet, your kitchen design should reflect this. In many ways, designing a raw food kitchen is a much simpler task as you won’t likely be needing as much storage for pots and pans and many appliances, such as microwaves, coffee machines, and fancy stoves won’t be…

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  • The KonMari Method: A Perspective on Decluttering Your Interior From a Design-Build Remodeling Firm

    Whenever remodel a kitchen or bathroom, you’re going to be forced to remove all of your stuff before the work begins. Then, once the work is done, you’ll put it back into your new cabinets. All of your new cabinets, dividers, and organizers won’t do any good if you don’t actually put them to use….

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  • How to Find Color Inspiration for Your St. Louis Home

    Color is always a significant issue when we do a remodel. The truth is, no two people in the world see color exactly the same. What one person sees as red, another might identify as purple or blue. Some people just can’t differentiate red tints – and it’s not always color blindness, which only affects…

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  • About Brittany Allen, Interior Designer

    Brittany Allen is an interior designer at McDermott Remodeling. Recently, we sat down with her to find out more about where she comes from and to pick her brain about her creative process. This is what we learned: What school did you go to? I went to Merrimack. It’s a community college here in St….

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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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  • High-end St. Louis Bathroom Design Ideas

    We are often asked: Isn’t ‘high-end’ and ‘luxury’ the same thing? And, if not, what’s the difference? The answer is more than just semantics. Ultimately, it’s about what’s more practical for your lifestyle and your budget.   Luxury vs. High-End Luxury means different things to different people. For instance, luxury could mean a heated floor…

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  • Bathroom Lighting Design Ideas for Your St. Louis Home

    Lighting design in your bathroom is an essential element that many people tend to overlook. However, if you are upgrading your bathroom or planning a new build, lighting is important, both for aesthetic reasons as well as practical ones. The right lighting design can mean the difference between a blah bathroom and one that feels…

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