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Is it Time to Refresh? Spring Special: 20% off

The sleek Dakota Table by Julian Chichester Spring is Here in MA., from Belmont to the Concord countryside Spring is here and it's a wonderful time for renewal both inside and out. If you're yearning for a whole new look or a quick update, Inner Visions Interiors can help. Perhaps it's time for a furniture update! This May, I shopped at High Point

The Interior Design Process

How do we get from "the before" to the "Wow, that's beautiful!" stage? In this post, I'll walk you through the interior design process, with the help of some pictures to illustrate the steps you have to take to achieve your design goals. Step 1: Questions, Questions, Questions What is the architecture like? How about the natural light, the exits, the traffic patterns, and the

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Best Family Room

The first questions most new clients ask me are, "how do I make the most of my family room?" and "how do I get the most seating, see the T.V., coordinate colors, and make the room comfortable for my family? I hear your questions. Here are the answers. Step 1. Put together an activities list Make a function list for your family room. Which activities

Pantone’s Color of the Year

We are all affected by Pantone's Color of the Year. It touches everything we see in print advertisements, clothing, and home decor, and at internet speed. Pantone's Color of the Year is an undeniable force. For me, color is intimate and in the moment. I am often inspired by breathtaking Mother Nature, a client's complexion, or a rug. Below are some favorite color schemes, captured by

Dining Rooms: What is Your Holiday Party Style?

The holidays, Thanksgiving in particular, are just around the corner. Now that we have passed through this hostile election  our country will need to heal many torn relationships. We can draw our friends and family back together with self-discovery, good interior design, and love. Dining rooms are where we nourish our family, have birthday parties, and celebrate life’s joys. Dining rooms are where hostesses have the opportunity to start their own special family traditions.

Global Interior Design Colors

The interior design colors you choose not only affect the look of the space you’re creating; they also have an effect on your mood, your happiness levels, and how your visitors perceive you. Color and lighting affect how you feel in a space. Your color choices are an important part of being your true self. I encourage my clients to use their favorite colors to make a room that reflects who they are. During our first design presentation for this room, this well-traveled M.D. and her brilliant husband responded excitedly to a rug sample made of thick wool loops of pink, purple, and orange. Following their color lead, I showed them Osborne and Little pink, iridescent wallpaper. It was the husband’s first choice. They both loved the purple Duralee sectional. Piles of velvet pillows in a repetition of these colors was the wife’s special request. The other details and  fabrics fell into place like magic after that.

How to Build a Design Scheme That Lasts

How do you build a design scheme that will last? By using your favorite colors and styles. True authenticity in interior design involves self-discovery. When starting to work with a new client I ask them to find ten pictures of rooms that they like and three that they hate. Sometimes I ask them to bring their favorite sweater or blouse to our meeting. We look at the photos together and within ten minutes I can tell them which style suits them best from their selections. I find the common threads then weave their ideas into a full tapestry from which to work.  I ask clients to create a Houzz idea book or Pinterest board that we can share and review.

Linda Stimson of Inner Visions Interiors Chosen for Designer on Call Program at Boston Design Center

Linda L. Stimson, Allied Member ASID, principal of Inner Visions Interiors, has been chosen to participate in the Boston Design Center Designer on Call (DOC) program. As a DOC, Stimson will be available to consult with BDC guests looking for design guidance. One of 15 interior designers selected, Stimson has been serving the design industry for more than 20 years and has extensive familiarity with the showrooms at the Boston Design Center. Guests to the Boston Design Center can work with Stimson on an hourly basis. Stimson is known for her excellence working with color palettes, fabrics and furnishings. Visit www.innervisionsinteriors.com to view her portfolio.

Fabulous New Finds for the Bedroom

One of the best parts of my profession is finding fabulous new products to share with my clients. Although my personal taste trends toward transitional elements, I am always discovering new-to-market items in a wide range of styles and price points, reflecting my clients’ taste and decor choices.