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2024 Interior Design Trends to Inspire You

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2024 Interior Design Trends to Inspire You As we begin the new year, we wanted to share the emerging 2024 interior design trends. The world of interior design is a constant balance of innovation, comfort, and sustainability. We craft spaces that reflect personal tastes and echo a deeper connection with the environment and the evolving […]

Mastering the Art of Selecting the Perfect Artwork for Your Room

Living room and main floor after photo. Two yellow accent chairs have been moved to separate the dining space from the living space and allow the light tiled fireplace to become the focal point of the room. The chrome lamp was moved and additional softer lamps enlighten this previously dark room. A sofa table doubles as an entry table for keys and a place to put drinks when watching tv.

Though not everyone is a painter or artisan, everyone has a unique appreciation of beauty in the world. Art has a remarkable ability to breathe life into a space, reflecting our personalities and evoking emotions. The appreciation of beautiful things is a deeply human and hygge experience. Art can complete a room or make it […]

Top 7 2023 Design Trends

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It’s no secret that Krista Hermanson Design interior design philosophy is built around timeless design with long-term thinking in mind. That doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy a good trend when we see one. The 2023 design trends are all about personalization and making your mark on your home. Forget about builder-grade, flat, emotionless designs. It’s […]

How to Create a Design Inspiration Mood Board

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When you come to a designer, you will be asked two important questions, “What is your style?” and “How do you want to feel in your space?” To answer these questions, you could use terminology like modern, Scandinavian, or simple elegance, but being a visual bunch, we think it’s even more helpful to share a […]

How to Prepare for Your Renovation

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Congratulations!  You are going to transform your home with the help of a trusted renovator. After the euphoria of planning all the beautiful details comes the work of physically preparing your home for construction. Keep this list handy and it will guide you through the most important renovation preparation steps. 1. Advise your insurance company […]

Considering a Kitchen Renovation?

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Considering a kitchen renovation?  We LOVE renovating. At Krista Hermanson Design & Construction, the before and after transformations never cease to thrill us!  Planning For Your Kitchen Renovation A well-conceived design plan is the often-overlooked first step to ensure a happy result. Careful planning is synonymous with avoiding costly mistakes. We’ve all known someone who […]

The Joy of Hygge

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We confess that we are more than a bit obsessed with great design.  But the personal element in many environments is sadly lacking.  The fabric of Scandinavian culture contains many elements to inspire a richer daily existence within our homes.  At KHD, the central of these is the concept of hygge. Hygge is the magic, […]

7 Must Know Decorating Tips for a Designer’s Touch

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As a Calgary interior designer, there is nothing more fun than creating and executing a vision for a space.  Here are my top seven decorating tips to help you bring hygge and a designer’s touch to your living space. Whether it’s re-inventing a tired room that needs some love or fluffing up what is already there […]

Secrets to a Successful First Meeting with your Calgary Interior Designer

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You’re ready to renovate or refresh your space and poised to meet with your Calgary interior designer. To get maximum results from your designer’s expertise, here are some ideas to help you prepare. Our profession owes a great deal to HGTV – having watched designers work their magic on television, people now have a much […]

How to Hire the Right Calgary Home Renovation Company

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It sounds like a crazy fantasy, but it is possible to have a beautiful home renovation completed on time and on budget. You just have to hire the RIGHT renovator. Here’s what to look for:   1. Start with your network If you know someone who has had a great experience with hiring a renovator, […]