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3 Lighting Trends for Traditional Homes

There is a common misconception that a traditional interior design style is fussy and outdated. This couldn’t be farther from the truth as designers and homeowners continue to push the boundaries of traditional design by integrating many current design trends within the style.

There are several lighting trends perfect for interior design projects in a traditional home, including:


Refined rustic

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Refined rustic Modern fabrics, shapes, and accents add a refined look to classic rustic lighting. This evolution of the rustic look infuses a modern feel to the casual design style.

Kitchen layered lighting

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Layered lighting Many traditional homes boast large, multifunction kitchens that require a variety of lights. Using layered lighting to combine functional with overhead lights will create a warm ambience while providing targeted lighting via can, pendant, under cabinet, and track lighting.

crystal chandelier

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Crystal If you want to add a splash of drama and elegance to your home’s interior consider investing in crystal lighting. This lighting style is best integrated into a traditional home in classic chandelier shapes.

The Decorative Touch is ready to help you find the perfect lighting for your home. Contact us today to learn more about the variety of lighting options available to complement your Lenexa home’s interior design.

Eddie Ross Christmas living room

Quick Holiday Decor Tips

Eddie Ross Christmas living room

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With the holidays fast approaching, The Decorative Touch would like to assist in giving you the least stressful holiday planning with these four quick tips below.

1. Don’t overdo it. I don’t encourage the use of too many bells and whistles; things that match and “go together” are comfortable on the eyes – too many contrasting colors does just the opposite.

2. Things in the open are often forgotten. The term “hiding in plain sight” is one of my favorites, and it can apply to home decorating. Windows are often overlooked because some think there’s not much you can do with them. On the contrary, windows can carry wreaths and other plants, supported by adhesive hooks.

3. Don’t ignore other flowers. Poinsettias are a common and overused flower on holidays. White amaryllis can be an alternative that truly stands out.

4. Keep the color wheels spinning. If you have contrasting colors, put a green and blue throw or rug nearby, to keep your design consistent.

For in-depth assistance, call The Decorative Touch for a design consultation in your Lenexa home.

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Reminder: Don’t Miss Fall Open House!

The Decorative Touch Ltd’s Fall Open House and Customer Appreciation Night is fast approaching! We would hate for you to miss this special event that’s in your honor! The Decorative Touch Ltd only has two open house events every year, and we have stocked up the studio just for you!

The Decorative Touch LtdThe open house will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Exclusive Interiors Design Studio, 14111 W 95th ST Lenexa, KS 66215. We would love for all our loyal customers, friends, and family to join us and enjoy 20% off stock items for one night only! There will be appetizers catered by Grandmas Catering, wine, and lots of wonderful raffle drawings! You are welcome to bring a friend!

Pick up some great decor to enhance your home interiors and design a brand new space! Perfect event to do some holiday gift shopping as well.

Feel free to call The Decorative Touch Ltd at 913-888-1388 for more information.

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Save the Date: Fall Open House and Customer Appreciation Night!

Save the date for The Decorative Touch Ltd’s Fall Open House and Customer Appreciation Event on November 1st! We only have two open house events every year, so you definitely want to come out and experience this awesome night! We’ve stocked up! Just for you!

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Our fall open house will have a happy hour, catered appetizers, and will feature a customer appreciation discount of 20 percent off the entire store for one night only! Whether you are looking for some great holiday gifts, or a few simple pieces that will finish your decor, drop by and choose from our collection of small throws, pillows, lamps, and etc.

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We will also have a wonderful raffle that will be a great bonus for several lucky winners! And the first 100 guests will recieve a “goodie” bag with information about upcoming color trends from several of our vendors! Great for being ahead of the curve when decorating your home! We look forward to seeing you!

The Decorative Touch Ltdis located within Exclusive Interiors Design Studio at 14111 W. 95th St in Lenexa,Kansas.



How to Add Style to Your Laundry Room

Are you thinking about sprucing up the decor in your home? Perhaps the rest of your house is beautifully decorated, but your laundry room, as so many laundry rooms often are, has been neglected and left undecorated. Did you know that you can add a little style and beauty to your laundry room, while still maintaining its functionality? Check out these great tips, courtesy of Apartment Therapy, on how to spruce up your plain old laundry room.

  • Decorate the wall of your laundry room with wallpaper. Here’s your chance to put up that funky wallpaper you love and didn’t want to use in the rest of your house!
  • Jazz up your laundry room with a cute light fixture, like a chandelier or some other fixture you wouldn’t normally find in a laundry room.
  • Hanging artwork, like vintage laundry signs, make for a great way to spruce up your laundry room’s walls.
  • Swap out your plain laundry baskets for cute and colorful laundry baskets!

Image courtesy of Apartment Therapy

How to Make Your New Home Look Vintage

Designers like me spend lots of time looking through magazines to get inspired and make sure we are staying up to date!  This particular photo caught my eye, not because it was so trendy, but because it was so vintage and it just gave me a sense of comfort of days gone by.  No matter what your style, there is always a piece of the past that feels good to us.  I like to incorporate a special something of my clients “past” in their decorating whenever possible, even if subtly…photos of grandparents, treasures of old books…it says vintage in your own small way.

Photo credit Southern Living Magazine