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Dec 14, 2018 | Post by: Susan Hopkins No Comments

Can You Still Use Wallpaper for Legitimate Interior Design?

In a word, absolutely. Wallpaper’s mainstream popularity might ebb and flow, but as your Philadelphia interior designer will tell you, whether wallpaper looks good in your home or not depends on how you use it. There are lots of cool, trendy ways to use wallpaper to make your home feel

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Nov 28, 2018 | Post by: Susan Hopkins No Comments

Determining Home Decor Elements that Define your Style

Before you start working with a Philadelphia interior designer, you should have a solid sense of your personal home décor style. Your designer can give you suggestions and build out your style to turn a few preferences into a cohesive design plan, but he or she cannot tell you what

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Oct 24, 2018 | Post by: Susan Hopkins No Comments

Four Trends Home Designers are Using to Decorate for Minimalist Architecture

For many renters and homeowners, the home’s architectural style informs the interior design scheme used by a Philadelphia interior designer to transform the space into a home. An individual living in an industrial building converted into loft apartments will probably have a very different interior design plan from an individual

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Oct 02, 2018 | Post by: Susan Hopkins No Comments

What you Should Know About Art Deco Interior Design for your Home

Art deco has a romantic, classic feeling. If you live in a house or apartment that dates to the 1930s, working art deco design elements into your overall motif can give your home a tasteful, authentic feel. Even if your home doesn’t date to the 1930s, an art deco motif

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Aug 27, 2018 | Post by: Susan Hopkins No Comments

Must-Have Decor Items for your Home in 2018

Nobody knows current home décor trends better than an interior designer. And because décor trends vary from region to region, work with an experienced Philadelphia interior designer to tastefully decorate your Philadelphia area home. Below are some of the hottest décor trends of 2018. You can choose to bring one

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Jul 30, 2018 | Post by: Susan Hopkins No Comments

Behind the Scenes – The Process of an Interior Designer

When you decide to work with a Philadelphia interior designer, expect to work closely with him or her to achieve your goals for the project. The designer’s job is to make creative suggestions, determine the space’s assets and limitations, source materials, and bring your vision to life. Your job is

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Jun 27, 2018 | Post by: Susan Hopkins No Comments

Home Color Trends You Need to Know in 2018

Every decade has its interior design trends, and within each decade, every year has its hot colors. If you’re painting a room – or your whole house – this year, take a look at House Beautiful’s home color trends you need to know in 2018 for some inspiration and consider

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Jun 01, 2018 | Post by: Susan Hopkins No Comments

Insider Secrets to Great Interior Design

A well-designed interior space is a comfortable, comforting space. The easiest way to create a space that perfectly suits your wants and needs in a home is to work with an experienced Philadelphia interior designer. Bring all your ideas, inspirations, and concerns to a designer, then give him or her

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Apr 30, 2018 | Post by: Susan Hopkins 1 Comments

Using Technology to Help you Envision your Space

Today, we have the luxury of being able to use technology to build virtual spaces. One way to utilize this type of technology is to build virtual representations of real-life spaces you would like to build or transform. For example, say you’re considering a home renovation project with a Philadelphia

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Mar 23, 2018 | Post by: Susan Hopkins No Comments

Decorating with Black to Create a Chic, Dramatic Space

When you’re designing an interior space, the thought of using black can be intimidating. Black is dark, mysterious, and when you’re not careful, it can take over the space and make it feel like a tiny, cramped cave. This doesn’t mean you can’t use black in your design – you

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Mar 05, 2018 | Post by: Susan Hopkins No Comments

Ways to Decorate your Bedroom

Your bedroom may have the most influence on your day over any other room in your home. It serves as the starting point and finishing line for nearly every day of your life, which often means that how it looks and feels will often determine how you will look and

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Jan 31, 2018 | Post by: Susan Hopkins No Comments

How to Decorate your Room to Get the Most Out of the Space

In a small room, every bit of space counts. When you live in a small apartment or an older house, you simply don’t have the luxury of the space you would be able to find in larger, newer home. Even if your space is small, it doesn’t have to feel

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Jan 08, 2018 | Post by: Susan Hopkins 1 Comments

Five Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer

Whether you’re moving into a new home, thinking about selling your current home or just want to spruce up your surroundings, working with an interior designer can save you money and time as well as give you the best professional advice for arranging your home decor. Although you can get some

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Nov 09, 2017 | Post by: Susan Hopkins 1 Comments

How to Decorate Large, Blank Walls

Gigantic, empty wall spaces can make your home feel sterile, impersonal and even a bit uncomfortable. It might feel daunting to know what to do for those big wall spaces. You can’t just toss up a bunch of things to fill the space and hope for the best. Careful thought

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Oct 10, 2017 | Post by: Susan Hopkins 1 Comments

5 Simple Ways to Redesign your Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the of smallest rooms in your house and easily lost in the decorating shuffle when it comes to design. It often gets put on the bottom of the to do list because decorating and updating other areas of your home are a higher priority. Because

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Sep 05, 2017 | Post by: Susan Hopkins 1 Comments

How to Decorate and Design on a Budget

Decorating does not have to be expensive. If you type in “home decor” on Pinterest, suddenly you are met with thousands of pictures featuring some of the most beautiful rooms and home spaces you could imagine. It all looks expensive, exquisite and complicated. Designing and decorating the spaces in your

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Aug 03, 2017 | Post by: Susan Hopkins No Comments

New Canvas, Endless Possibilities

Do you look at the rooms of your home and imagine they could have superior design elements and simply look amazing? Have you ever tried to get started with an interior design project, but then the amount of work left you feeling frustrated? If you want your home to be

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Jun 14, 2013 | Post by: Susan Hopkins Comments Off on A Designer’s Perspective… Susan shares with ASID

A Designer’s Perspective… Susan shares with ASID

ASID Designer Videos It is rare that we get a phone call from a potential client and they know exactly how the interior design process works, what to expect when working with a designer, or how an interior designer could change their life in a matter of weeks, months or

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Feb 19, 2013 | Post by: Susan Hopkins 2 Comments

ANNOUNCING! Susan Hopkins Lifestyle for Kristin Drohan Collection… on OneKingsLane.com TODAY!

I am very proud to announce my new furnishings line called Susan Hopkins Lifestyle. You can check out the initial pieces here. This past summer I was invited to design furniture for the Kristin Drohan Collection, which is a North Carolina based manufacturer of high-end furniture built with the best materials

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Oct 08, 2012 | Post by: Susan Hopkins Comments Off on What really happens behind the Scenes on a TV Home Makeover?

What really happens behind the Scenes on a TV Home Makeover?

So, how does an interior designer end up on a home makeover show and what goes on behind the scenes in order to turn a messy space into somethingbeautiful?  After being on George to the Rescue, I had the full experience and I shared my story in the new kindle

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Oct 02, 2012 | Post by: Susan Hopkins 1 Comments

Susan’s Debut on George to the Rescue Airs This Weekend!

Imagine getting a voicemail that begins, “[Your name here], this is Andy calling from NBC out of 30 Rock…” This was how my experience with George to the Rescue began – very surreal, wouldn’t you say? After playing some phone tag, I finally spoke with Andy, the producer of the

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Sep 14, 2012 | Post by: Susan Hopkins Comments Off on Design is EVERYWHERE – Have you noticed?

Design is EVERYWHERE – Have you noticed?

When you purchased your car, did you start seeing the same model everywhere? Once your awareness is heightened, it may seem that your model is very popular, and yet it is only because you are more inclined to notice similarities if something is within your focus. Because you are visiting

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