Monthly Archives: January 2015

Five Steps to Your Personal Palette

Your Color Seasons by Allison Smith Design Interiors

Color Seasons… Many people start their decorating with a piece of furniture, a theme, or a personal collection.  While all of these things are important, I always start the design process by choosing a color palette.  Our palettes consist of four complementary colors that will be used throughout the house, creating consistency.  This is the […]

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Choosing a paint palette that works for you

Interior design services from Allison Smith

Make it simple, personal, fun… For more than two decades, I have decorated hundreds of homes, from million dollar mansions to modest bungalows.  Almost every time, the owners call me for one primary reason–they are overwhelmed.  There are just too many choices in paint colors, furniture styles, artwork, lighting.  And thats only the beginning! As […]

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Everything About the Kitchen Sink

Double faucet farmhouse sink kitchen remodel

Latest obsession:  The Farmhouse Sink aka Bib Sink …aka Apron front.  Whatever you call it, we love it.  Considered by some to be the original sink, these large, utilitarian, rectangular basins were designed to do it all: chores, prepping food, washing all of the dishes, and sometimes washing children too.  Recent trends are heading towards a utilitarian […]

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In Progress: Park 16

allison smith design process materials for remodel

We just received some progress photos from a project near Seattle; the crew is finishing up a Rec Center for this large apartment complex.  So exciting to see a plan come to life and we’ll be sure to post some sparkling after pictures as soon as it’s done.  For now, here is a teaser showing […]

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Before and After: Continuity Throughout

Dining room chandelier for home remodel design

An open floor plan sounds ideal, but it brings challenges. When decorating a space that is overwhelmingly open–all of the common areas are visible from the foyer–it is very important to maintain continuity in design from one room to the next. We took a home that was very compartmentalized and made it calm, soothing, and […]

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