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A Letter from the Heart

June 2021 I never take for granted your decision to remodel your home and place your trust in me as your interior designer. I take great pride in providing my expertise to realize your dreams and I am focused on ensuring you of my dedication to you, your design project, and your home. Further, I...

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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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From my desk to your home

When it comes to redesigning and renovating your home, it’s not about the journey, but the destination. The job of an interior designer is to create a client’s vision for the destination and layout every aspect of the journey to get there. You might think in these current unusual times the journey has come to...

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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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The Bold and the Beautiful

Walking through an art museum evokes certain emotions based on how the art is curated. The feeling you have is not limited to the art but also how the space is laid out, how far apart the pieces sit, where they are expertly placed along your path, how the lighting is directed. A great museum...

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