Interior Design

Video: 3D Rendering for Interior Design

Posted on July 25, 2018 by James Florence

DANVILLE — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re concerned about the finished look of your interior design project, there’s a useful digital tool you’ll want to take advantage of. To learn more, we’re in Danville with Danielle Calbeck of Jayne Bunce Interiors, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Jayne Bunce.

Danielle Calbeck: Today we’re going to talk about using a 3D rendering software in order to help you visualize a space in your home that you’d like to remodel. So, by using this 3D rendering software, you can bring your plans and elevations to life. You can put pink colors on the walls, you can choose different countertops for your kitchen, Read more

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3D Rendering for Interior Design

Posted on July 13, 2018 by James Florence

DANVILLE — One of the most challenging aspects of an interior design project is visualizing the final product. After all, any idea may look good on paper, but until it’s actually implemented, there’s no telling what the actual effect will be. Fortunately, thanks to innovations in digital technology, homeowners can now get realistic glimpses of their redesigned spaces without altering a single physical element.

3D rendering software enables interior designers to create virtual models of their clients’ spaces. After the virtual model is generated, it can be manipulated to test various design elements. Using an in-program database, an interior designer can alter every aspect of the space, from countertops and light fixtures to paint colors and furniture. Read more

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Video: Choosing Colors for an Interior Design Project

Posted on April 02, 2018 by James Florence

DANVILLE — Host, Sarah Rutan: When planning for an interior design project, one of the most important steps is choosing an appropriate color scheme. Today we’re in Danville with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Jayne Bunce of Jayne Bunce Interiors to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Jayne Bunce: Today I’d like to talk about my favorite subject, which is color. Typically, colors that are warm – those would be colors that are in the red/yellow/orange family – tend to be inviting and draw us in. They also make us feel much more uplifted, energetic, and happy.

Colors that are on the cool side of the family, like blues and greens, Read more

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How to Choose Colors for an Interior Design Project

Posted on March 21, 2018 by James Florence

DANVILLE — One of the most crucial aspects of designing a home interior is choosing colors. Why? Because different colors convey different emotional effects. For example, warm colors like red, yellow and orange tend to be inviting and make people feel uplifted, energetic, and happy. On the other hand, cooler colors like blue and green tend to bring people’s mood down and make them feel calm and relaxed. This is actually demonstrable in science: If you put plants under blue light, it slows their growth; likewise, cool-colored environments have been found to slow people’s blood pressures and heart rates.

Not surprisingly, the energy conveyed by color can influence a room’s ambience more than a piece of artwork or décor. Read more

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Video: Mixing and Matching Home Decor

Posted on October 02, 2017 by James Florence

PLEASANTON — Host, Sarah Rutan: When redecorating your home, don’t be afraid to mix and match different colors, patterns, and textures. To learn more, we’re in Pleasanton with Pete Colucci of Window-ology, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Alan Robinette.

Pete Colucci: My clients ask me all the time, they say, “Pete, can I mix colors, textures, and patterns?” Yes, you can. For instance, I’ve got all of these colors hanging out here. And I just wanted to let you know that you can use orange with blue. You may look at this going, “Oh, my gosh. This is going to be the sofa?” No. These are actually pillows on the sofa so that don’t be afraid to kind of mix and match them. Read more

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Video: Getting Ideas for Redecorating

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

LAFAYETTE — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re unsure where to start with redecorating your home, you’ll want to know some simple tips for getting the ball rolling. Today we’re in Lafayette with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Larry Blodgett of Blodgett’s Abbey Carpet & Flooring to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Larry Blodgett: Good morning. Many times, when people are considering redecorating a room or their home, they’ve got no idea how to start. One of the best things you can do is visit our showroom, and if you can, bring in paint swatches of the colors you have in the house or the room along with fabric swatches or any other kind of color cues that might help us help you find the right color and texture for your home. Read more

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Getting Started with Redecorating

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

LAFAYETTE — Redecorating your home can be a daunting enterprise, especially if you have no idea where to start. One of the best things you can do to get the ball rolling is visit a flooring showroom. This will give you a chance to survey the various product options and get guidance from experienced flooring specialists.

When you visit a flooring showroom, it’s a good idea to bring samples of the colors and textures in your home, such as paint and fabric swatches. These kinds of “color cues” can serve as a basis from which to create a fresh design scheme.

However, if you want to start from scratch and choose all-new colors and fabrics, Read more

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