Tag: Betty Ravnik

Q: How can I bring vintage character into my new home?

Filed in Home Experts by on June 1, 2015
Q:  How can I bring vintage character into my new home?

A: Vintage and industrial is a very hot trend. One good thing is the items found in industrial actually work nicely in a vintage setting. Items that you would see in a warehouse or factory…

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Area Rugs

Filed in Design and Decor by on April 2, 2015
Area Rugs

I am a huge proponent of area rugs. I happen to own twenty of them! You may think this is excessive, but rugs are the easiest design element and work as one of the most versatile items in any room.

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Wallpaper is the Big Little Player

Filed in Design and Decor by on February 3, 2015
Wallpaper is the Big Little Player

I am so excited wallpaper is trending back into favor. I still get a lot of resistance from clients when I suggest using it, but nothing takes a drab room to fab with a minimal amount of money and time.

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Q: I like to stay current with trends in fashion and home décor and am intrigued by this year’s “color of the year” Marsala. How can I incorporate it into my home without taking on a full scale redesign?

Filed in Design and Decor, Home Experts by on February 2, 2015
Q: I like to stay current with trends in fashion and home décor and am intrigued by this year’s “color of the year” Marsala. How can I incorporate it into my home without taking on a full scale redesign?

Pantone’s Marsala

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Light and Color Go Hand In Hand

Filed in Design and Decor by on January 21, 2015
Light and Color Go Hand In Hand

I have a word, not for the faint of heart, which is one of the many considerations homeowners need to keep in mind when selecting and matching colors. That word is metamorism. It’s a big word with a big impact.

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Q: How can I bring a pop of color into our relatively neutral lake home? We’ve got a lot of wood, darker or neutral finishes and fabrics, but I’d like to brighten things up a bit with color, any suggestions?

Filed in Design and Decor, Home Experts by on October 30, 2014
Q: How can I bring a pop of color into our relatively neutral lake home? We’ve got a lot of wood, darker or neutral finishes and fabrics, but I’d like to brighten things up a bit with color, any suggestions?

A: “Having a neutral base is not a bad thing,” says Betty

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Regional Styles Make Us Feel At Home

Filed in Design and Decor by on September 9, 2014
Regional Styles Make Us Feel At Home

Having traveled to Florida, I am amazed at the architectural, material and color differences between our state and theirs. So why can’t we have the same beautiful, vibrant architecture here?

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We just moved into a house that has a lot of oak trim. We’re going to be adding more detailed millwork, and I’m torn between painting all the trim white or going with more oak. What’s the current trend?

Filed in Home Experts by on August 29, 2014
We just moved into a house that has a lot of oak trim. We’re going to be adding more detailed millwork, and I’m torn between painting all the trim white or going with more oak. What’s the current trend?

A: “This is a conundrum for many home owners…”

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The Center of Attention

Filed in Design and Decor by on August 9, 2014
The Center of Attention

One of the biggest design mistakes people make is not thinking about the design principal called “emphasis.”

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Countertops are like fashion now… Anything Goes

Filed in Design and Decor by on August 1, 2014
Countertops are like fashion now… Anything Goes

Being a certified kitchen and bath designer, I always have clients asking which material is the best and newest selection for countertops. Best is always in the eye of the beholder…

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