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Interior Designer, Diana Tran, Joins KRI Team!

3/21/2018

Please join us in welcoming our newest designer, Diana Tran!   She comes to us with a wide range of talents and experiences across different industries.  Diana is a graduate of University of Maryland and Howard Community College with degrees in Political Science/Conflict Management and Interior Design.  Her expertise includes custom interior designs for both commercial and residential clients, as well as home staging and event styling.

Diana's passion lays in delivering beautiful and functional designs while optimizing your needs and budget.  Whether you are refreshing a residential room or designing an entire corporate suite, Diana will use her ...

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A Place to Gather: Eastern Shore Living

3/21/2018

Festive family get-togethers at home on the water – it’s what we all dream about, right? Well, designer Stephanie Simmons recently had the opportunity to make this dream a reality for a client on the Eastern Shore. Working on a 1936 house with a recent addition nearly doubling the living space, Stephanie worked from scratch, going room by room, to create an elegant yet relaxed respite for weekends away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Using a master plan, Stephanie’s designs included, in the foyer, new black-and-white marble flooring honed to look appropriate to the age of ...

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Project Spotlight: Lake Norman Model Home

3/21/2018

Our highlight this time around features a versatile model home designed for the 55+ set, and located by Lake Norman in the Charlotte area of North Carolina. The home itself provided single-family, one-level living but with a bonus suite upstairs that could be purposed for in-laws, guests, or a personal retreat. The casual design throughout conveyed a tranquil feel, with an intent of providing inhabitants with a contemporary country lake house vibe.

As lifestyle experts we sought to showcase and merchandise for a wide breadth of potential buyers with an array of tastes and interests. Known for its fishing, we ...

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What's Trending?

11/19/2017

Stephanie Simmons attended the Fall High Point Furniture Market and brought back exciting news on what's trending there.  Here are some of the trends that she saw...

· A variety of blues -- colors like peacock, pale blue, and richer shades of blue -- still play as smart design colors

· Grey and blush continue to be popular

· Finishes using copper metal, aged brass, or aged pewter

· Incorporating stone and geometric finishes on cocktail tables as well as using geometric hardware to accentuate pieces

· Lighting up a room with mid-century-inspired lighting or French-glass containers rimmed with gold and used as pendant lighting

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Power to The Powder Room

11/19/2017

The powder room received its name from Victorian women who discreetly excused themselves to use these half-baths to powder their noses and freshen up. Today, we discard the notion that these rooms must be used modestly and embrace the opportunity to create an area with bold character and style.

Just how can you incorporate flair and drama into a petite space? Whether using small touches or daring design, we encourage you to try some of the tips below:

  • Make it yours: Transform the space using patterned wallpaper, interesting light fixtures, tile that shines, beautiful shades of paint, mirrors, motional waterfalls ...
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A Fresh Start in Annapolis

11/19/2017

Annapolis Home Magazine recently featured Karen Renee designer Stephanie Simmons and her take on a custom waterfront Mill Creek home sitting on a quarter-acre in Annapolis. Stephanie played to a more “transitional” – between traditional and modern – feel throughout the home, utilizing soft tones of blues and greys offset by white trim throughout to provide a serene respite.

The outcome was nothing short of spectacular, leaving the homeowners a comfortable and tranquil space all their own. For more details on the article and Stephanie’s installations, please click here.

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