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Why Does This Feel Like Home?

Did you ever look at a space and immediately imagine yourself in it? Being a bit of a dreamer and design junkie, this happens to me quite often. I found this picture in Dering Hall’s look book and was instantly transported to a Sunday morning, complete with coffee and the happy buzzing of my family […]

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Speaking of Trends…

Speaking of trends…. Doing kitchen and bathroom design we run across quite a bit of tile. In a recent poll taken by Domino Magazine, subway tile was a clear front -runner in a trend that’s here to stay. We here at Centered-Interiors are in full agreement. Recently we visited a few showrooms in our area […]

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All Lacquered Up

You may remember, in an earlier blog I made mention of our mom. She was a woman who had a great passion for paint, and was not afraid to use it. If an object or a room looked liked it could use some “perking up”, mom had the just the right color in mind. Though […]

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Mary and Suzy Like These Trends

I have always been attracted to flea market finds and the shabby chic trends, made popular by Rachel Ashwell. Truth be told, I have been a fan of dumpster diving starting from my very first apartment. I referred to the look as early American attic. My tastes have matured, and though I still love an […]

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Do It Once, Do It Right

Here at Centered Interiors, we are blessed to have our principal designer, Mary Culbertson. Besides having artistic flair and good color sense, Mary has the skills and degree to back up her suggestions for functional living. She was fortunate enough to work closely with a registered and established interior designer before moving on to create […]

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Getting it Right

Selecting the right color, when there are so many choices available, seems like an insurmountable job. Here at centered we’ve come up with a few methods to narrow the focus or get “centered” if you will. To begin with, we establish along with the client what the desired mood and feel is for the space. […]

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Telling Your Story

I remember a nice moment in my career when someone said to me, “You can make a cave look pretty.” After my obligatory, “Aww shucks…Me? No you…” I silently gloated, ”hee hee, I can.” Mary and I spent a lifetime of moving from one house to the next. Our dad’s career, coupled with our mom’s […]

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Turn off the Lights!

“Turn off the lights! Who do you think we are, Thomas Edison’s cousins?” This phrase was uttered so many times in my house that I thought for sure this Edison guy was going to show up for Sunday dinner. My dad may have had other reasons for turning off the lights, but from a design […]

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