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Summer market gives us a peak to upcoming styles available to freshen interior projects. For my interior design clients in Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda and surrounding areas, I make it a point to go to Market to better understand how I can bring something these new trends to my Northern California projects. More than ever, the industry is trying to define the needs and inclinations of the Millenial generation, as they will guide trends more an more for designers and manufacturers alike.

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Thank you to our client for her fantastic testimonial: she shares her experience working with Project Guru for the design of her remodel.

Project Guru client testimonial 2017

Award-winning project client testimonial 2017

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Did you know that more homeowners remodeling their kitchens have been choosing simpler and cleaner lines for their cabinetry? This is a trend that started a few years ago and is still going strong.

On the color spectrum, while white kitchens still dominate as before, with grey cabinets close second, blue is now emerging as the new look in cabinetry. From robin's egg tones to navy, look for more stunning looks from this classic hue.

Pay attention to 2-toned looks: with upper and lower cabinets sporting a different finish: look for contrast of glossy finishes with textured woods and laminates. Islands are still a big favorite but may have a more custom look with shiplap trending high in that realm.

Customers want more of those roll-outs an...

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So many elements go into creating a finished living space, be it a family room, bedroom of even an outdoor room. And even though the end result should be tailored to each particular client, the steps to achieve a finished result boil down to these 5 steps. Let me take you through my 5 steps to a finished space.

First: understand the building envelope.

This will include The size of the room, the placement and size of windows and doors, architectural elements such as a fireplace or built-in cabinetry, traffic patterns through the space and to adjacent rooms, natural light and existing light fixtures in the space. This information is key to making recommendations for window coverings, furniture layout and scale of pieces, and additional c...

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Award-winning project 2017

Award-winning home remodel design transforms a young family's life in their home.

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So thrilling to get recognized at the annual Bay Area Remodeling Awards ceremony last night: Project Guru won the whole house remodel under $250,000 category!
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At the awards ceremony, Johanne Poulin, owner of Project Guru.

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The actual award will be proudly displayed in the office.


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By this point we've heard Pantone's color pick for 2017: Greenery . And even though Pantone's primary focus

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is fashion- often a good few years ahead of interior color trends, we love this color for a Spring refresh. Look for it in accessories, outdoor tableware, cushions and linens. We're seeing these bold tones in fabrics and leathers as in these swatches from Cowtan.

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Pre-construction rendering

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