Interior Design Tips & Tricks

Lilu Blog

Minneapolis, MN

Equally committed to constructing inspiring thoughts as we are to creating fabulous interiors. We share our love for both right here every Sunday and Wednesday.

25 April 2009
Lavender quiets internal dialogue, the perfect color for a bedroom and especially helpful for someone with insomnia. It’s soothing qualities would create a nice quiet sitting room or meditation space. It also inspires creativity…think studio...
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24 April 2009
Blue is a universally liked color. The peaceful nature of blue represents stability, appealing to our responsible, logical side. When used in a complementary color scheme blue provides a sense of quietness...
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23 April 2009
Green is nature’s neutral. Color affects us emotionally, physically, and behaviorally. With green we feel refreshed, balanced and quietly social, making it a good base for many different rooms.
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22 April 2009
Red and it’s cousins raspberry or peony are vibrant colors that show passion and create active social spaces. They also stimulate appetite. Be careful, too much of a strong...
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21 April 2009
Color doesn’t really qualify as a detail. It is a significant part of a room. Yellow is optimistic, cheerful and can help with clarity and recall. It stimulates appetite...
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20 April 2009
Here in the frozen north we are just now seeing the signs of spring. The grass is turning green and with spring comes a sense of renewal. I find myself looking...
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17 April 2009
Sometimes a canvas just doesn’t require a frame. This great piece by artist Nancy MacCallum can stand on it’s own especially in an interior that has a pared down...
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16 April 2009
Your art collection may include  family photos you want to frame. There are a few simple tips to make them great. Keep the frame and mat simple to allow...
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15 April 2009
When you have a  piece of art that is produced on a beautiful paper with a deckled edge you can show it off by floating it on a mat. Here we...
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14 April 2009
When a classic still life requires a frame, go for the classic. It is beautiful and timeless. Notice how the lighter gold at the inside of the frame draws...
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13 April 2009
Every designer will tell you that art inspires. Art speaks to the heart. Art can make an ordinary room extraordinary. It can. I suppose I could add to the...
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10 April 2009
Think that the use of buttons in interiors is limited? A button at each pleat in the header of these panels shows that you can use buttons to accent...
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9 April 2009
Ever considered using buttons on walls? When they are upholstered these pleats and buttons are a great touch!
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8 April 2009
Buttons and pleats are just the right touch to add some tailored structure to this bedskirt. Details add layers of interest in this largely neutral master bedroom.
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7 April 2009
Buttons, buttons everywhere. Whether you have a modern interior or a vintage look. Buttons on pillows like these can be the perfect accessory.
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6 April 2009
A recent profile of Alber Elbaz,  the designer of the Paris fashion house Lanvin, appeared in The New Yorker. My husband called it to my attention and said, “This...
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4 April 2009
Traditional cabinetry in two flavors. One is a traditional inset door with decorative hinges the other a traditional door style in full overlay with no exposed face frame and...
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3 April 2009
When using a wood with a vertical grain the stile and rail on the door can be mitered or butt joint. Two very different effects are achieved.
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2 April 2009
Slab doors with horizontal grain combined with thick vertical structural elements are the perfect details to create a modern custom look in this bar.
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1 April 2009
When we were commissioned to remodel a kitchen in an architecturally designed home one small detail helped the former relate to the new. Taking details from the custom base...
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