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Custom New Construction vs Customizing Private Homes Part 2

Customized Private Home         While new home construction is about designing within the perimeters of the builder, a private home’s design is about bringing the homeowner’s custom vision to life. In this highly collaborative process, Johanna likes to get to the heart of how her clients live in their current space and compare it to how...

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Custom New Construction vs Customizing Private Homes Part 1

No two design jobs are alike and the same goes for types of design projects. Johanna G. Seldes IDC/Interior Design Consulting tackles two main types of “custom” projects: new construction and private homes. Custom new construction means working with builders to create dynamic speculative homes for buyers. Customizing private homes can mean anything from a...

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Kitchen Design Trends with JennAir and Famous Tate

Recently, I participated in a discussion with valued trade partners, JennAir and Famous Tate, to catch up on kitchen design trends and important considerations when planning your new kitchen project. From an IDC/Interior Design Consulting perspective, we’ve seen a real shift in our new and prospective client’s design desires. It appears recent circumstances are prompting...

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5 Perfect Kitchen Upgrades for a New Look Without Remodeling

Almost every homeowner dreams of a brand new, state-of-the-art kitchen. It’s a fact that kitchen remodels can be a huge undertaking in terms of time, expense, and personal disruption and upheaval. Even more so in today’s unusual circumstances. However,  while many of our clients are focused on remodeling on a grand scale, we also have...

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2019’s surprising #1 key feature home buyers look for

Earlier in 2019, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) outlined the top features wanted in a home. According to their report, NAHB asked approximately 4000 home buyers what mattered to them ranking 175 features based on how essential they were to purchasing decisions. The outcome might be more functional than you’d expect. Laundry rooms...

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Creative Design meets 2020 Kitchen Trends

It’s not typical for Johanna G. Seldes/IDC to discuss design trends. As an ASID licensed interior designer with more than 25-years’ experience, Johanna G. Seldes/IDC uses learned skills, design creativity and product knowledge to ensure our clients’ home designs are one-of-a-kind originals. That said, we understand design trends are what influence and inspire many of...

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How Johanna G. Seldes/IDC tackles space in tight quarters

In a previous blog post, we broke down scale, which basically comes down to the spatial layout of your home. Scale matters with the size of any space, but especially smaller spaces. Whether it’s for budget, aesthetic, or architectural reasons, sometimes you have to work with the space your home came with and sometimes that...

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Understanding Scale

You’ve probably thought a lot about the spatial layout of your home. From the height of your ceilings to the width of your rooms, you have to know the size and location of everything in your home to figure out whether you can carry a sofa up the stairs or fit two nightstands. SCALE It...

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Return on Investment of a Remodel

You read our last post about Renovating vs Remodeling and now you’ve decided you definitely want to remodel.  Congratulations on making the big decision! Now let’s talk about another word that begins with R: Return as in ROI or Return on Investment. In general, there are two ways to think about remodeling: an investment in...

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The Re-Design of the Re-model

The Re-Design of the Re-model We already know there’s a big difference between an interior designer versus an interior decorator. Yet, did you know that there’s a significant difference between a remodel and a renovation? The words are often used interchangeably but in reality, they both have a more nuanced meaning. Let’s unpack those differences...

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