2019 Southeast Designer of The Year Nominees Announced We are thrilled to share the exciting news that DWI is a finalistin the Southeast Residential Designer Of The Year award. Sponsored byADACandVerandamagazine, this award spans a 10-state region, and we are honored to be included for the third year in a row. Not only are we humbled to be among such a distinguished group, we are proud to be a vessel to spotlight our fabulous city of Birmingham, AL. If you need a few recommendations of my favorite places to eat and shop in town, contact me here.
Creating An Inviting Foyer The foyer is the first impression of your home when someone walks in, so I thought it would be fun to give you 5 ideas to create an inviting one. After all, whether family or a visitor, you want your guests to feel welcome. We recently began working on a new project and the entryway is one of the rooms that is part of the design. It is a beautiful home and we are also making sure this home has the one thing I mentionhere.
Do you find yourself stressing and fretting before overnight company arrives? If so, I have some ways to ease the worry and make your overnight visitors feel welcome. Over the years, I’ve learned a few tricks for making company feel relaxed and at home.The key is to think of things that bring you comfort when you are away. 5 Ways To Make Overnight Guests Feel Welcome Fresh Linens There really isn’t anything better than crawling into bed with fresh, crisp linens – make sure the sheets are newly washed and pillows nicely fluffed.
Whether you have a house full of children or are transitioning into empty nesting, the kitchen is the heart of your home. Creating a timeless space that works well for any season of life is always our goal. We recently completed a stunning renovation that included not only the client’s kitchen but several of their living spaces. I talked about this home here as our first priority was to make sure this home was highly functional for this family.
With two of my girls in college and my last soon to leave, I am close to being an empty nester. My house is already feeling a little too big. I love my neighbors, my home, and my location in Mountain Brook, AL,but I hate the idea of unused space. It’s probably not my last house.
It seems extreme weather makes people want to stay in and nest, and what better way to freshen up your home than with some of my go-to accessories that will add warmth to your space. Here are five of my go-to accessories every home should have: 1. A soft, neutral blanket We use a lot of throws in our interiors because they instantly create a space that calls your name to sit down and relax. Besides, who doesn’t like a blanket when curling up with a good book or watching a tv show? Dana Wolter Interiors, Graham Yelton Photography.
With the new year in full swing and people ready to make changes to their home, I want to remind you of the 3.5 consult service I offer periodically. While the projects we work on are full-service, this one-time service is for the clientwho needs a plan for their home butlikes to do the legwork themselves. It has gone over really well, and clients who have invested in this consult have been surprised over the amount of detail and information that comes with it.
One of my favorite clients reach out recently; we helped she and her husband build a beautiful home a few years ago and she emailed saying they are looking to build a second home. I couldn’t help but smile knowing she enjoyed the process and wants to do it again. They put together a great team who worked hard to build a beautiful home, and I thought it might be helpful to share a few pieces of advice so you can do the same. Tips for making the building process successful:.
There’s one thing every home should have, and that is function. We’ve recently been working on a home that is spacious and stately, but the layout wasn’t great. This is the forever home for the family, and they were ready to make this home more functional for how they live. We began with the front of the house because they couldn’t fit a sofa into their family room, and this is the room the family LIVES in.
Your house is one of the biggest purchases you will make and there are three rooms you should invest in when designing your home. That’s not to say the other rooms or areas should be ignored; it just means these three add more value to the quality of your life and for resale. So….Here goes-… The top three rooms in your home to invest in and why.