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The Case for LED Lighting

On numerous occasions in our blog, we’ve discussed the enormous importance of lighting. But we’ve never fully given LED lighting the attention that it truly deserves. Today, that error shall be rectified. Arguably, no other type of lighting has emerged over the years to become the fun, versatile, long-lasting and cost-effective source that LED (“light-emitting diode”) has. Interior designers and builders love it for just those reasons, and we think you’ll soon feel the same way.

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Transform Your Attic Into an Interior Design Miracle

Attics are an odd duck, rarely given the design attention they truly deserve. What other room in the house offers so much square footage of space, unobstructed by furniture, appliances or built-ins? This is especially true of homes built before the mid-twentieth century. Many of these attics span the entire length and width of the home, gifting us with endless creative possibilities. And yet…

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Fabulous Flooring Ideas for a Flawless Interior

Often in interior design articles, extra emphasis is placed on popular subjects such paint and lighting. After all, these elements – and the choices made around them – can dramatically alter an environment. But there is another piece of the puzzle that is equally capable of instantly transforming a space: your flooring.

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Deck Design Ideas Just In Time For Spring

One of the greatest things about West Coast living is definitely the weather. Here it is, the middle of March, and the mercury is already topping 80 degrees. Weather like this inevitably makes you want to get outside and enjoy it. A deck could be the perfect way for your family to soak up the sun this spring and summer without having to stray from your home base.

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Designing a Rec Room: Throw Yourself Into It

We all could use a getaway every now and then. Someplace we can go to let loose, blow off some steam and be the slightly sillier, more carefree versions of ourselves. And while places like Puerto Vallarta, Belize and the South of France may come to mind, chances are they may not be fiscally possible options – at least on a daily basis. But there’s another great solution: your very own recreation room.

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Foyers, Lobbies, & Entryways: Design for your personal style

They say you only get one chance to make a first impression. They’re right. And whether we’re talking home or office, a beautiful foyer or a cool lobby area are magnificent introductions to a space. The right design can create a great mood that last through the entire cocktail party you’ve thrown. Or it can set the tone for a productive board meeting or job interview with a hot new candidate. Regardless, if you want to impress your company and make them comfortable while doing so, start with what’s behind door number one (the front door – just to clarify).

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Design Options for Closets, Wardrobes & Dressing Areas

This post, we’re going to discuss an area of your home that generally no one gets to see except you. It may often be untidy or disheveled, but the feeling of tranquility and comfort that it can bring is nearly unparalleled. It is a highly personal space. And depending on the size of your house, and/or the design or construction budget you are working with, it can be as small as a item of furniture, or as large as an entire room. Figured it out yet? Of course, we’re talking about your closet. Read more →

Eileen Gould Design & Construction Wins Best Of Houzz 2017 Award

We have much to be thankful about at Eileen Gould Design and Construction. Our firm has just been chosen as a recipient of the “Best Of Houzz 2017” Award in the category of Customer Service! This is no small matter. Why? Because first and foremost, the award winners are voted on strictly by customers. And we have the best customers on the planet. It makes us extremely proud to know that they value the world-class customer experience that we strive to give each one of them. We shall continue.

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The Secret Power of Plants in Interior Design

Happy New Year! We’re so excited about what 2017 holds in store, and hope you are, as well. So let’s start out the gate running, shall we? Read more →