Interior Design Tips & Tricks

Lilu Blog

Minneapolis, MN

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19 June 2009
Ceilings are often the carrier of light sources. Indirect light, daylighting and cove lighting are great ways to provide light in a discreet way. Clerestory windows and skylights combine...
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18 June 2009
Applying fabric to a ceiling may seem like a fanciful idea but there are good aesthetic and functional reasons for using fabric above your head. Here are some photos...
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17 June 2009
Tray ceilings are an effective device to create height, define areas within a larger space, and bring diffuse light into a space. Here are some examples of how trays...
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16 June 2009
The intersection between wall and ceiling is a spot where details can make or break a space. Many traditional homes use crown or cove at this intersection. A crown...
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15 June 2009
One skill we learned about in design school that was particularly fascinating to me was the ability to think of a completed space in it’s three dimensional form. To be able...
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12 June 2009
This beautiful rug had the right pattern for our clients entry but not the right colors. We chose a chocolate brown background and two greens that simplified the pattern...
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11 June 2009
This large living room was dividing into two separate sitting areas, largely because of the size of the existing rugs. Our client had a hard time entertaining for their...
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10 June 2009
Combining silk with wool in a rug will enhance patterns in either a monochromatic rug or a two color rug by creating a sheen that reflects the light.
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9 June 2009
The structure of a rug, cut pile, loop pile or a combination, along with the denier of the yarns and a number of other factors will effect whether a...
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8 June 2009
Sometimes a rug is just a rug but sometimes a rug will capture a designers imagination the way Aladdin’s carpet may have captured your imagination when you first read...
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5 June 2009
This drawing was the start of  a unique island hood. After sharing the drawing with the cabinet maker and metal fabricator, final design decisions were made and dimension and...
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4 June 2009
The main area of this floor created from reclaimed brick pavers was laid in a herringbone pattern but creating a threshold and having it meet the material in the...
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3 June 2009
This carpet in a Master Suite was designed to create separate areas within the room but provide the comfort and spacious feeling that comes with wall to wall carpet....
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2 June 2009
We designed this cabinetry to have a contemporary look.  The concept for the home office in which this cabinetry resides was to be contemporary but warm and textured. From...
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1 June 2009
At LiLu Interiors we love working with various craftsmen who help the things we design become a beautiful, well crafted reality. There is a synergy that happens when a...
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29 May 2009
Lighting is a detail that can dramatically affect your experience of an environment. A well lit space can have a sense of drama, spaciousness, light, sparkle, romance…you name the...
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28 May 2009
When you spend time in a space your physical interaction with the surfaces affects how you feel in that environment. Think of all the surfaces that make up an interior: walls, floors,...
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27 May 2009
One of the details a good designer or architect will consider is what you experience as the termination of your view as you move through different spaces. What is your vista?...
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26 May 2009
By LuAnne Silvia The word “experience” comes up often at our weekly office meeting in our discussions about our design work and also regarding all aspects of our lives....
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22 May 2009
When you are looking for original art, consider framing your own children’s creations.  By framing a piece of their artwork you are documenting a legacy. We have a client who...
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