Design Process Step Two: Lighting

Design Process Step Two: Lighting

Lighting is one of the most forgotten parts of space planning, and yet go into any museum, gallery or store and you'll soon realise how critical it is to a successful project. Project Guru Designs’ Johanne Poulin takes you behind the scenes at an award winning kitchen remodel project to show you how lighting is a critical component of successful interior design.

Introducing Our Project Guru Design Process

Introducing Our Project Guru Design Process

Here at Project Guru design, we combine passion for functional spaces centered on the individual needs of each client. We take the time to understand the client's unique style and present them with custom options that will look great and work beautifully from day one and for years to come.  Our 3D design service takes you through from the initial steps of walk through, taking critical measurements and creating a design concept to planning the project timeline, selecting finishes, sourcing skilled tradespeople and managing the project from dust to delivery. 


Best Built in Coffee Systems for Busy Homes

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the coffee maker is what keeps it pumping. But as delicious as the taste and scent of freshly ground coffee might be, many of us are put off by the sheer mess of grinding, brewing and frothing that the perfect espresso / cappuccino / latte requires.

Summer 2017 Updates from Market

Summer market gives us a peek 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.

Award Winning Home Remodel - Client Testimonial

Award Winning Home Remodel - Client Testimonial

Wonder what it's like to work with Project Guru Design? One of our (Award Winning Remodel!) clients shares her experience! Thank you to our client for her fantastic testimonial as she shares her experience working with Project Guru on her modern kitchen design and remodel.

5 Steps to a Perfectly Finished Space.

5 Steps to a Perfectly Finished Space.

Your Project Guru design guides - 5 steps to a perfectly finished room space. 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.

 

Entire House Remodel Wins Award at Bay Area Remodeling Ceremony

 Entire House Remodel Wins Award at Bay Area Remodeling Ceremony

This is how we live today - keeping an eye on the kids, watching the game while we cook, hosting the party in the kitchen...by design. The power of the great room, where the kitchen becomes the core of the living space, transforms the everyday experience for the better, and this remodel did all of that. 

New stairway is key to modern foyer remodel.

New stairway is key to modern foyer remodel.

Few things can date a foyer more than a dated staircase. For this young couple, updating the stairway of their 2-story 80's home was to be a crucial part of updating the feel of their home from the moment you cross the threshold. They started out with this boxed in stairway with traditional bannister. We used the rendering to refine the plan with our client and contractor.

Accent Walls: Designer Secrets for Making Your Home Unique.

Accent Walls: Designer Secrets for Making Your Home Unique.

I'm often asked how to personalize homes for clients. Paint is the cheapest and most accessible tool to transform a space. Going beyond basic paint takes the impact to that next level. There is a wide range of solutions out there: here are some of my favorites.

Modern Kitchen Design Trends

Modern Kitchen Design Trends

If sleek and minimal is your ideal kitchen style, your options are improving by leaps and bounds these days. Today's frameless cabinetry offers maximized storage- about 15% more than traditional framed cabinetry- and the array of modern doors has just gotten more exciting.

The Latest in Kitchen and Bathroom design - KBIS 2017 Updates!

The Kitchen and Bath show- KBIS- happens once a year: it's my chance to get in on the latest and greatest and never disappoints. From curved door walls that stack to reveal outdoor spaces through huge porcelain tiles that can now line and entire shower wall, some of these new options could be the perfect solution for your next kitchen,bath or exterior remodel project.

Designing Kitchens With Limited Wall Space

Eliminating divider walls between the kitchen and living spaces creates a common dilemma when placing tall elements such as pantry spaces. While appliance manufacturers now offer a wide array of slimmer or under counter refrigeration options, and smaller wall units such as steam and speed ovens, let us look at our favorite the pantry options.

Color Selection For Your Interior Design Project

Color Selection For Your Interior Design Project

People say that a picture is worth a thousand words. How many of those words describe the color? Colors are things that most people take for granted, yet they can have a profound and expansive impact on moods, feelings, emotions, and even thoughts. When considering the color selection for your interior design project, what do you want to say about the room? Do you want it to feel full of life, energetic and happy? Or do you want to convey a certain royalty, sophistication and intelligence?