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Tips to make any room look bigger than it actually is

  You have a small space where you feel restricted in? You wish you could just make it bigger with a magic wand?  Here are our interior design hacks to make any room look bigger than it actually is. And it’s easier than you may think! Mirrors Adding a mirror to a room can really…

Create the best home office to wow your clients

  Whether you are a coach, a teacher, a therapist, an accountant… if you are planning on meeting with your clients at your home office you need to make sure it is created intentionally. The way you will design your office will have a big importance on how your clients will feel.  You need to…

Tips to make your bedroom feel more like a luxurious hotel room

  How good would it feel to wake up in a luxurious-hotel-looking bedroom? You know that feeling when it seems like the world is spoiling you and everything is possible…  We love that sensation when going to a hotel, so why not replicate it in our own bedroom?  Here are our interior design tips to…

Psychological Effects of Color in Interior Design

  Artists and scientists have long known that colors affect people’s moods. They know that specific colors can influence the human mind and move it toward serenity, anxiety, aggression, lust, trust, creativity, hunger, anger, hostility, or even, healing. Interior designers have also found this quality of colors helpful and have deployed it to create whatever…

10 must-have items in your house to make colder days much more enjoyable

  As colder days are continuing, making your house even more cozy and warm can really cheer you up. Here are 10 tips that can be easily implemented to make your house more enjoyable during the colder months. Ready? Let’s go!  Days are getting shorter by the minute and it’s getting harder and harder to…

5 Affordable Ways to Redecorate Your Home in the New Year

5 AFFORDABLE WAYS TO REDECORATE YOUR HOME IN THE NEW YEAR A new year is a new opportunity to start fresh, explore your passions, and make changes. Some people want to go to the gym, others vow to get more out of life, while still others promise to start working on projects that they have…

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Get your house ready for the winter months

GET YOUR HOUSE READY FOR THE WINTER MONTHS As the weather is starting to get cooler, getting cozy indoors is all we want to do. Here are our tips to make the best out of the season and decorate your house appropriately for maximum coziness.  As neighbors have started decorating their house for Christmas, we…

Guest Room Ideas and Decor

Guest Room Ideas and Decor One of the greatest joys is welcoming your loved ones into your home. And, if you are someone who loves to host guests, creating the perfect space ensures a memorable stay. When designing your guest bedrooms, one of the key points to consider is who exactly your guests are. What…

How to Decorate a Small Living Room

6 TIPS TO DECORATE A SMALL LIVING ROOM Thinking about the term ‘living room’, it can have multiple interpretations. This is a space where we  lounge, watch tv, read a book, play with kids, hang out with family and friends, or maybe even take a nap. The versatility of the room allows for very different…

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Maximize Remote Working Productivity

Maximize Remote Working Productivity with These Home Office Design Tips Contributed by Skylar Ross, Innovative Building Materials 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…

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…

5 Designer-Approved Lighting Ideas for a Perfect Fall Patio

  Mini outdoor accent light by Kichler Contributed by Alice Whitfield Houzz, Sponsored Content Editor 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…

Custom Homes of Texas

CUSTOM HOMES OF TEXAS Written by: Tania Taylor Griffis || Featured in Texas Living Magazine Photos Courtesy of: Cate Black Photography This home is filled with smart design choices that make each space both chic and family-friendly. As the homeowners were relocating from out of state, they relied upon Etch Design Group principal designers Stephanie…

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Effective Use of Statement Pieces in Interior Design

  Contributed by Lillian Connors Smooth Decorator Getting attached to one piece of furniture you absolutely adore doesn’t have to be scary. Most people dread buying one large statement, feeling as if it wouldn’t work in their home. However, there’s always a way to fit in an eye-catching item into your home design if you…

15 Tips to Revamp Your Room From Dull to Dazzling

Contributed by Julia Weaver Originally Posted on Redfin Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your house and the one you spend most of your time in. Even though few guests will step foot inside, it’s important to give your space a refresh to fit your style and become your personal getaway.…

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Lighting Trends You Should Know

Author Bio: Lisa Wetherell runs the blog Lighting House – where she writes about her knowledge gained from 10 years of industry experience in the lighting and interior design field. To learn more about how lighting can improve your space, you can follow her blog. Those who love lighting will probably be interested in the…

Houzz Tour: Contemporary, Eclectic and Family-Friendly

“We had been living in a beige box,” says Michelle Berkey, homeowner and mother of three. And she and her family wanted the opposite of that for their new home. She and her husband, Grant, wanted their Austin, Texas, house to feel more like their favorite local staycation spot, Hotel Saint Cecilia. The well-known Austin boutique hotel is alive…

Everything You Need to Know About Reclaimed Wood

Author: Mandy Lee of Innovative Building Materials Reclaimed wood is the latest trend in home design that is showing no signs of slowing down. The wood type can provide a rustic look for any room and give you a variety of uses, not to mention that the option is eco-friendly. Overall, reclaimed wood is a…

The Isolated Kitchen Challenge

You might be thinking this challenge sounds like a no-brainer, but the interior workings of a house are sometimes more complicated than one might imagine.  When dealing with remodels, we rely heavily upon the builder to ensure that our designs fall within the scope of the project, both in terms of budget and feasibility.  Sometimes…

The Double Staircase Challenge

We can all appreciate the beauty of a home that’s been freshly remodeled, but what most people don’t consider is the type of transformation that can be made possible by enlisting an interior designer.  We’ve seen a lot of….shall we say…’Interesting’ homes in our day, but here’s a project that tops the list for us!…

Gray Matters

Don’t let your paint color battle get the best of you!  Gray is the season’s hottest trend, but with so many paints and shades to choose from–How the heck do you decide?!? Let us take the guess work out for you, and show you the best of the best! We’ll introduce you to our favorite…

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What is Etch Design Group’s style?

Often, prospective clients ask what our style is.  By looking at our portfolio, you will find Modern Farmhouse, Transitional, Modern, and a hint of Traditional.  Our personal aesthetic is a mix. But for our clients – our style is your style. Etch is dedicated to crafting custom interior designs that are tailored to each individual…

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To Picket or Not to Picket?

This showstopper of a bathroom is our all-time top viewed photo on Houzz, and we have a hunch as to why….. Pickets are quickly becoming the newest and trendiest tile shape, and we’re calling it now….you’re about to see much much more of this clever little tile!  An updated take on the subway tile, pickets…