It’s winter. It gets dark early. There are fewer hours of daylight. All of these things effect us. Even those who love this time of year (ahem, my Marketing Director!), can suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year, most commonly in the fall and winter. It saps… Read More
By now you may have already heard, but they are the Pantone color(s) of the year 2016. It’s unprecedented for Pantone to choose not one, but two colors of the year. And these color choices come to us as a bit of a surprise, especially after the bold colors of years past (think: Marsala and Radiant Orchid). … Read More
It’s highly likely that your fireplace is a focal point in a room somewhere in your home. This time of year we tend to focus our attention in that direction a tad more often. Whether you are cozying up to a roaring fire, snuggled on the couch watching a movie or you’ve hung the stockings in hopes for Saint… Read More
December is such a wonderful month filled with friends, family and festivities. As the countdown to the holidays begins, we hope that you can carve out a little time to join us for two special events happening this week.
Holiday Open House at Mandeville Canyon Designs
28 Front Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Friday, December 4th, 5-8:00 pm
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One of the mantra’s that we live by at Mandeville Canyon Designs is that we aim to provide you with the best in design service and equally important, we always strive to offer the highest level of client service. We listen to what you tell us. We want you to be happy and to feel like your… Read More
Why is it that the master bedroom is often overlooked when it comes to design and décor? Perhaps it’s because the door can be closed and because it’s often thought of as your private sanctuary. The funny thing is, that’s the exact reason why your master bedroom should not be neglected! It should be your very own private, beautiful space.… Read More
It may seem odd to some that Benjamin Moore has selected a “non-color” as it’s 2016 color of the year: Simply White. To others, it may seem that the color white is finally getting it’s day in the spotlight! I think the following quote sums it up perfectly!
“White is transcendent, powerful and polarizing — it is either taken for… Read More
Well, we made it through Halloween and time is moving on quickly, right into the holiday season. If you have been out in the stores in the past week or so, you may have already heard Christmas music and have seen the shelves stocked with holiday décor. While that may make some of you cringe, it makes those of us… Read More
If your designer suggested you add some jewel tones to your décor, would you run and hide? Or, would you embrace the idea? Not sure what to think about designing with such rich colors? We can ease your worry.
Jewel tones invoke a feeling of nobility and opulence. Perhaps even a touch of glam. Most of us associate them with,… Read More
As an interior designer, I find that while a project may begin in a family room, or some other room in the house, my clients always end up saying,… Read More
Have you ever walked into a room and were blown away by the mix of colors and/or patterns? When done correctly, a mix of patterns makes your room look like it’s been designed by a professional. So how do designers mix patterns so well? There are a few tried and true tricks that will help you pull of a well… Read More
I love when I have the opportunity to work on a clients’ landscape design. Partly because I love nature and incorporating as much of the surroundings as I can, but also because it’s amazing to see how it all transforms month after month, year after year.
Seasons are a beautiful thing. There’s nothing like seeing the outdoors come to life… Read More
It dawned on me recently that fall is a long season of décor. While I love to warm up my home with layers of snuggly blankets, pops of orange, pumpkins and hay bales; after a while I grow tired of it all. After all, I think the stores had the Halloween decorations and candy out some time in August!
So… Read More
With each season there comes an opportunity to clean and organize. Just as in the days of long ago, it’s still necessary to prepare our homes for the upcoming change in weather. We’re all familiar with spring cleaning, especially those of us who endure long winters and can’t wait to open the windows and get outside. But what about the… Read More
I’m at it once again…downsizing! And it feels so good! We once had a house full of kids, toys, animals, friends…to name a few! But as time has gone on, my babies have spread their wings and left the nest, taking all things associated with them. I’m left with the animals…! Well, that’s not exactly true. I still have my… Read More
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times…”A great design doesn’t overlook the details!”. The details are what makes a space unique. Gives it personality! I often find that’s where I can really draw upon my clients’ life experiences and characteristics to make a newly designed room feel like it was meant to be theirs from… Read More
Picture this: You’ve spent countless hours researching and designing your beautiful new kitchen with a stunning tile backsplash. You’re ready for the final touches. And your electrician installs the typical white, plastic outlet and switch plates.
It’s like the music stopped and you’re thinking to yourself, “What’s wrong with this picture? Something doesn’t look right.”
I’ll tell you what… Read More
There’s no denying it…back to school is right around the corner. In these last few weeks of summer you simply can’t avoid it! My mailbox is filled with back to school catalogs from every store in the nation! Walk into a retail store…bam! Back to school promotions everywhere!
While I refuse to accept that school is fast approaching, I do… Read More
If you are loving these long summer days as much as I am, then you will love these pretty design ideas for a perfect evening dining al fresco! There is nothing better than ending your day with the stars above and the grass tickling your toes. That’s why I love to take dinner outside! Although, come to think… Read More
One of the most daunting tasks for my clients is choosing a color palette. It’s one of the first questions I ask, and it often leaves people speechless! That’s ok! In fact, it can actually be a really good thing because it allows me to present some ideas and color combinations that my clients may not have even dreamed of!… Read More