Feeling Thankful

The holiday season is fast approaching and I thought it would be a nice time to share some of our favorite dining rooms.  As Interior Designers, we get to meet wonderful families every single day.  We love the opportunity to get to know each of you, your children and your pets.  We create spaces you […]

Designer Tips: Preparing for an RCI Interior Designer

When clients call to make an appointment with RCI, there are typical questions we ask… what project you have in mind, who referred you, timeline, pricing, budget and your home address where we will meet! Often enough, we come out to the home, and our new clients look a bit nervous.  Here are a few Designer Tips to […]

Color of the Year 2015 – Marsala

The 2015 Pantone color of the year has been revealed- Marsala! It’s a great cooking wine, but it also translates beautifully into the home. It’s a subtle mix of red and purple, a delicious wine color that can compliment many tastes. It could be a wall color, added as throw pillows on a sofa or […]

Design Tips: Coordinating Fabric in Living Spaces

Many people go into a home furniture store and pick out a display with matching fabric on the sofa, chairs, and pillows.  Although that may seem like a good idea, it’s an even better idea to mix up the fabric with different colors, textures, and patterns so everything coordinates and is complementary.  Coordinating fabric on different […]

Did You Know: Tile Education

There are many types of tile available and a variety of different uses!  Sometimes it might be hard to decide when to use or not to use a certain type of tile.  Tile can be used anywhere from shower walls to a kitchen backsplash to an exterior space.  It’s good to know tile appropriateness, how to […]

Designer Tips: Hanging Artwork Part 3 of 3

Do you dream about the designer magazine pages and Pinterest pins of photo wall collages? The RCI “Designer Tip” to creating those masterpieces can be simple, if you follow these little steps! Layout your design and move the pieces around til most visually appealing to you.  You will want to flip the design upside down […]

Designer Tips: Hanging Artwork Part 2 of 3

Now that you have mastered hanging your artwork at the end of the hall or in the pass through to the kitchen, what about hanging artwork over your fireplace? We have previously talked about the rule of 3’s and 5’s (or 3rd’s and 5th’s), this is a perfect place to consider that rule. When hanging […]

Designer Tips: Hanging Artwork Part 1 of 3

Filling our homes with meaningful artwork and family photos is what makes our homes unique and one of a kind. Hanging those pieces can be tricky unless you keep this designer tip in mind …One sizable piece of art (including wall mirrors) should hang so that the middle of the artwork is at 5’6″. Many […]

Designer Tips: The Rule of 3’s and 5’s

Something that is very important in designing spaces is considering size and scale, ultimately this is how things relate to one another.  We use the rule of 3’s and 5’s to balance size and scale in all of our projects and it remains one of our best and most widely shared “Designer Tips”.   How […]

Did You Know: Senior Downsizing with RCI

One thing that we do here at RCI on a regular basis that isn’t talked about very often is space planning.  Space planning could probably be considered one of the most important aspects of interior design and involves the arrangement of furniture pieces in a way that best fits the function and needs of a client’s space.  […]