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Fine Dining Rooms: Imagination To Inspiration

The dining room can be an odd duck. In some homes, it is the place where – without fail – the entire family convenes for a great meal sprinkled with lively conversation about the day ahead, or the one that just ended. It is the common site of parties, reunions and get-togethers, and its walls echo with sounds of laughter and joy long after everyone has gone.

Yet, in other homes, the dining room takes on an almost museum-like quality; often containing furniture and other pieces that would make many a gallery owner salivate, these dining rooms are indeed works of art… that no one ever gets to go into. Rather, it is to be watched from beyond, like a moon landing.

OK, that was a bit dramatic.

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Changing the Way You View Your Laundry Room

What does your laundry room look like right now?

Truly, that question was not meant to scare or shame you. But it’s no secret that many laundry rooms throughout American homes resemble the aftermath of a hurricane. Or at least a Category One something. And who can blame us? Most people don’t expect to have any visitors in there. Even when we give tours of our homes, we generally tend to just scoot quickly by the laundry area, or – in the case of it being in the kitchen or another public space – hide telltale signs of dirty clothes lurking there until those visitors exit the premises. Or we assign “laundry duty” to that closet down at the far end of our long hallway. Anything to hide that stuff.

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Make Room For Baby: Designing the Nursery

This year, so many of us seem to be excited about new changes on the horizon. We’re looking forward to showing the world what we have to offer in both our personal and professional lives. All that beautiful buzz got us to thinking about the beauty of newness. And what could be newer and more beautiful than a new baby in the family? This edition of our blog is dedicated to bringing you a few nursery construction and design ideas for the little one that one you or someone you love may be expecting.

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Great News in Storage for 2018!

It’s the new year. We hope you enjoyed a safe and fun celebration as you brought in 2018. Not sure about you, but at Eileen Gould Design & Construction, we’re raring to get the new year going. Perhaps as you sweep up rogue confetti and put away the new gifts, you’re pondering, “Where am I going to put all of this new stuff?” No worries – we’ve got you covered. There are loads of great, innovative storage ideas out there, and today is our opportunity to discuss some of them.

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Have Several Seats: The Role of the Chair in Interior Design

 

The holidays have now dug in and we are full speed ahead. Hopefully, between all the party-planning and gift-shopping, you have time to have a rest and take it all in. This is truly a joyous time of the year, but one of the best ways to indulge in its wonders is by allowing yourself to take load off and just… be still. That being said, what are you sitting on right at this very moment?

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A 2017 Recap – Plus Interior Design and Construction Projects for Right Now

 

It’s the holiday season! Hopefully, your Thanksgiving was fun and (ful-)filling. And, if you’re like us here at Eileen Gould Design & Construction, you’re just getting started. But no matter what your plans this month, right now seems to be a popular time for people to consider new remodeling projects, construction projects, and/or cool interior design jobs on their homes. Our guess is, while people are getting their houses ready for incoming visitors, they’re noticing some areas that they believe could look and feel better.

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Big News From Eileen Gould Design & Construction

Where has 2017 gone? Remember when your mother told you “Don’t rush the years away?” Well, here we are with Thanksgiving creeping up on us, as well as Christmas, Chanukah & New Years. 2017 has been an amazing year, bringing many blessings both personally and professionally. I have been given the greatest gift of a new grandson, Asher James, who is 6 months old…and boy, do I just adore him. My office manager, Krisie Stone is terrific, and of course Kathy, my right arm, stands beside me always. Graduating with my Masters in December 2016 from “Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses” has introduced me to so many contacts, and has taught me how to do business more effectively. Thankfully, with our experience, knowledge and new information, we have exceeded our clients’ expectations with our remodeling and designing of kitchens and baths, furniture layouts, window treatments and floor plans.

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Breaking Up (a Large Space) Isn’t Hard To Do

Do you have a large space in your home or office that needs some special attention in order to transform it into the inviting area you’ve always imagined it could be? In the world of interior design, this is one of the more frequent requests we receive from our clients. As the saying goes, “Go big or go home.” But when it comes to a room in your house or place of work, this can only be the case when you are able to make it comfortable for everyone to be in.

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New Interior Design Trends for Fall and Beyond

Fall has arrived, and we couldn’t be more excited. This time of the year without a doubt presents some of the best opportunities to watch all of the newest, most buzzworthy interior design trends unveil themselves and unfold – sometimes in multiple stages.

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The New Wave of Wall Coverings

Take a moment to think about your home or business office. Now, how much wall space does it have? While that may seem like an odd question, it is meant to prepare you for our next question: excluding artwork or bookshelves, how much of your wall space is coated with… merely paint? If your answer is, “most,” or “all of it,” you’re certainly not in the minority. That means there’s a terrific opportunity to jump out of the norm and explore the possibilities that wall coverings have to offer.

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