Margaret’s Favorite Kitchens

This time of year most of us are spending a lot more time in our kitchens. Gone are the days of tomato sandwiches and cold shrimp lunches – Fall and Winter have us back in the kitchen making more elaborate meals and traditional favorites to accommodate a steady stream of parties and house guests. In honor of the hardest working room in the house, we’re reflecting on some of our favorites:

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Color and Mood

Color and mood go hand in hand. Color, even in your choice of accessories, can have a big impact on the mood of your room. Color can comfort, energize, calm, inspire and so much more. Here are some ways we’ve used color to change the mood of a room:

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Room to Breathe

One of the most important concepts in good design is giving important art, furniture and objects room to breathe. That means leaving enough space around them so that you can appreciate them, either consciously or subconsciously.

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Bedroom Interior Design Inspiration

If you’re looking for beautiful bedroom interior design inspiration, look no further than our project at The Preserve on Kiawah Island. This home was designed to be livable and functional, and has plenty of bedrooms for family and guests.

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Two Tone Kitchen Cabinets

Two-tone kitchen cabinets are a lovely design trend that has classic staying power. The trick is getting the split balanced with enough contrast so that you notice, but not so much that it’s jarring. Some of our favorite kitchen interior design projects are on Kiawah Island, and many of them feature two-tone cabinets.

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Decorating with Oriental Rugs

If you’ve got a couple of inherited oriental rugs stashed in the attic, it’s time to get them out. Persian and oriental rugs were once a staple of traditional interiors, but over the last couple of years they’ve been making an appearance in every type of design.

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Decorating with Black Accents

No matter what your color scheme, using black accents can help define your space. Black helps anchor light or bright colors and gives the eye a place to rest – sort of like the period at the end of a sentence. Here are some ways we’ve used black accents in our interior design projects:

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