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Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Kitchen

Contributed by Dakota Hendrix   For any home, a new kitchen is a significant but worthwhile investment. It will always add value to your house in terms of appearance and utility. However, when it comes to renovating or designing a brand new kitchen, it’s frequently the most basic things that we overlook, such as where…

Want a Boho Home? Here’s what to do!

  So you’re ready to switch up the look and feel of your home? And you’ve chosen a boho style. Maybe you’ve been scrolling on Pinterest, or you’ve been inspired by other designs and you want to commit to creating a true boho home. Not sure where to start? Let us help! So what exactly…

How to create a country feel in a small city apartment

  Feeling a little cooped up in your city apartment? Maybe you dream of long weekends in the countryside, or you just want to add some country charm to your home – well this is for you! Urban living is a different way of life than the slow, often peaceful, rural way of living. But…

Sustainable Ways to Remodel a Bathroom

Contributed by Beni Restea Like any other part of the house, your bathroom can better suit your lifestyle, but it can also respect your sustainability principles. We all know that water usage is exceptionally high in our bathrooms. The faucets and drains are used to conduct water for our use and perform the essential functions…

Spring Clean your Interior Design – 5 ways to Freshen up your Home

  As the days begin to lengthen and winter transitions into spring, the optimism and hope of the new season is hard to ignore. And while spring cleaning tends to get the most attention, it’s also a great time to revamp our home décor a little too. Nothing feels better than dusting off the cobwebs…

The Most Popular Interior Design Color Palettes in 2022

Contributed by Dakota Hendrix A new year is the best opportunity to give your home a well-deserved refresh. It is, however, dependent on how far you are ready to go with your renovation. If you want to follow the trends, you should know the most popular interior design color palettes in 2022. New color trends…

Refresh your home with these 10 simple hacks

Often times our home design choices can eventually begin to no longer align with us and our family’s needs, it can feel daunting considering re-designing your entire home. Luckily, a lot can be changed with a simple home ‘refresh’. With some simple swaps and touch-ups, you can confidently elevate your home with little effort and…

5 different interior design styles to get inspired by

While the interior design profession and industry have existed for just over 100 years, its process has existed for as long as humans have been creating homes and decorating them, which is essentially since the dawn of time. It can be exciting when you decide to redesign and decorate your home. It can also be…

Interior design hacks to reduce anxiety and improve wellbeing at home

Our homes are our safe havens, the place we go to rest, recuperate, and relax at the end of the day. Homes can have a fundamental effect on not just our mental health, but our physical health too. Everything from the color of a wall, or the art we display, to the amount of clutter…

The Do’s and Don’ts of home renovation

  Renovating a home can be quite a task! While it’s often on many home buyers’ lists of must-dos,  there’s a lot to bear in mind before making the commitment. Change requires thought and planning, it’s not something to rush into. Whether you’re looking to update your home, start from scratch, or create a house…

How to prepare your home for the festive season and the perfect Holiday table setting ideas!

The holiday season is here, and while it appears to be a time of slowing down and resting, it can often be the busiest time of year for our social calendars. It’s the season of hosting! Whether that be dinner parties, Thanksgiving celebrations, or the traditional Christmas lunch, you can bet that people want to…

A Guide to Elegant Holiday Home Decor

Contributed by Dakota Hendrix   It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This means – it’s time for new home decor. It’s time to prepare your home for colder days and the most beloved holiday. However, because 2021 has not been a typical year, it may require some decor upgrades. Instead of the usual brightly colored…

Interior Design Tips to Re-Design your Master Bedroom

A master bedroom should be your private, personal getaway. Your home within your home. A serene sanctuary that expresses who you are.If you’re looking to transform your space, here are our top tips for creating change that will last. Focus on Subtle Colors  Opt for serene shades, that help to create a soothing and tranquil energy…

Accessories to Make Your Home Ready for Fall

  Fall is a season of transition, as we move away from the brighter and vibrant summer months we turn our attention inwards towards creating a cozy and warm haven in our homes. With the weather changing your home can come a subtle reflection of that. It’s a rich season of deep earthy color, delicious…

Must-Haves for Your Dream Home

  You’ve dreamed of it, you’ve pictured it, and now it’s time! You get to design your dream home. But where do you start? Creating your perfect space is a personal journey, it can feel very freeing designing a home that is perfectly attuned to you. However, one person’s dream may be another person’s nightmare!…

The Interior Design Rule That Will Help You Create Your Dream House

Today, we want to share with you a rule that we use in interior design that’s going to be really helpful to you if you want to change things up in your home and upgrade your interior without going under big construction. This is the rule of three. It’s a simple, easily applicable rule yet…

5 mistakes to avoid when designing a guest bedroom

You have a spare bedroom or maybe your kids left the house and now it’s time to transform their room into a guest room. It’s such a nice feature to have in your home to welcome and invite friends and family to stay at your place. But there are 5 mistakes you’ll want to avoid…

Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - a newly constructed home with family-friendly furniture including stain-grade fabrics for easy cleaning. Brass accents were added throughout the home for a subtle and elegant appeal - living room.

5 Tips to Remodel your Rental House into your Dream House

Are you currently renting and feeling restricted in the actions you can take to really make it your home? Don’t worry! These tips will help you make your rental home feel more unique and personal. Wallpapers are back and it’s never been so easy to use them! No need to ask for your landlord’s permission…

7 Tips for Making Your Bathroom Look Luxurious

Contributed by Dakota Hendrix Renovations of any kind are quite a laborious process. And when it comes to the bathroom – a space that should be both functional and, ideally, a bit extravagant – the stakes are much higher. During this process, many decisions need to be made – from tiles, bathroom faucets, and mirrors to the…

Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - We designed the furnishing for this newly built home so that each space was full of color, pattern, and functionality - dining room with blue walls and silver chandelier.

Which Window Treatments to Choose and Why?

  Let us Help you! Choosing the right window treatment is important for multiple reasons: It provides privacy It helps you save energy by blocking the air to escape from the windows It participates in the look of the room and is an integral part of your interior design It filters the lights coming in…

Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - custom home designed to be comfortable and polished to make a bold statement - living room with tv, fireplace, and wall art.

Design Your House Like An Interior Design Pro

  Are you looking to design your home in a way that feels like it could be featured in a magazine? We’ve got you! Today we are sharing our favorite tips to make your home look like it’s been designed by a pro. Before buying furniture, decorations, paint buckets you want to make sure to…

Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - clean modern lines created the perfect foundation for this renovation - outdoor living space.

5 Eco-Friendly Interior Design Tips For Your Home

  Making eco-friendly purchases and choosing sustainable products isn’t limited to your closet or kitchen cabinet. Home decor and interior design are also keeping up to speed with the sustainable movement and making great improvements to offer people better choices for their home. After all, if we pay attention to what we eat and how…

Kitchen with large island and 4 counter stools

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Decorating Your House

  Ready to switch things up and redecorate your house? Looking for tips on how to best do it? What about learning about what NOT to do? Let’s look at 5 common mistakes to avoid when decorating your house. Giving a fresh coat of paint can be really tempting especially if you just moved into…

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Transforming a Cookie-Cutter Kitchen Into a Bold New Space

MYDOMAINE FEATURED ARTICLE If there’s something we never get tired of seeing, it’s a great makeover. Whether it’s transforming a retro bathroom into a modern oasis or giving a lackluster bedroom a fresh look, pros perform these design miracles all the time. To give designers a chance to showcase their favorite makeovers-and to bring you…

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Maximize Remote Working Productivity

Maximize Remote Working Productivity with These Home Office Design Tips Remote work is a situation that allows professionals to carry out their duties outside the traditional office setting. In a bid to remain relevant, especially at this period where the world is facing a global pandemic, it is crucial to learn how to enhance productivity…

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Converting Your Home Into a Rental Property

Contributed by Ted James We’ve all felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and even as some aspects of life start getting back to normal, other changes will last a bit longer. The real estate market hasn’t slowed as much as many people feared. However, home buyers and sellers are understandably nervous, which has led…

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How to Modernize Your Outdated Home

Contributed by Douglas Briggs Are you looking for ways to pull your home out of the last half-century into the modern era? Do you want to do it in a fun way that will cost you next to nothing? There are several good qualities that are often associated with old homes. They exude charm and…

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Modern Bohemian Décor Ideas

Decorist Modern Bohemian is more than just an interior style – it tells a story of the inhabitants through its complexity. The word ‘bohemian’ refers to a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts. Therefore, to be called a bohemian means one who lives an eccentric lifestyle, often with few permanent…

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5 Designer-Approved Lighting Ideas for a Perfect Fall Patio

Mini outdoor accent light by Kichler Contributed by Alice Whitfield A beautifully designed patio has a sense of magic. It draws you in and makes you want to linger as nature works its charms. It’s a backdrop for family memories – think s’mores nights and starlit movies – and, especially now, a much-needed escape. While…

Etch Design Group in Austin, Texas - designing a condo downtown Austin for a bachelor - inviting, lively space with wallpaper, pops of color, warm wood tones, and neutral furnishings for a cohesive design.

The Essential Qualities of a Truly Impressive Interior Design

Contributed by Lillian Connors Smooth Decorator Like art in general, interior design appeals to people in different ways. For most designers, but also for many design aficionados, the makings of great interior design lies in the ability to step outside the comfort zone and conventional boundaries of the use of paint, fabrics and textures. For…