Quintessential Best Bath Practices…Design

BEST PRACTICES

Tile and Stone:
1Select materials thoughtfully and layer them with care
2Make certain that grids align from floor to wall
3There should be no unsightly cuts (plan ahead)
4Use the smallest grout joints possible
5Select grout color in the planning phase
6Dry lay the material by opening all boxes and blending material for color variation
7Request that your installer make a small sampling of his installation with grout on a piece of plywood
8Vet your contractor by viewing completed projects he has done before
9Select your contractor by the quality of his work and not the price

Stacy Miles
Designer
Interiors. Artistic Direction. Space Planning
917.340.1811
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Quintessential Perfect Bath!

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H image image image image image image image imageTHE PERFECT BATH Stacy Miles Designer DESIGN JOURNAL July 2015

Quintessential Mood Design

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Mood Design!The Stone Age…Design =Qunitessetial Materials + A great Space plan + Creative Designer=

Quintessential Designing …what an Interior designer does…

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What an interior designer does: As a designer I envision plans andoutfits spaces in a way that makes them both beautiful and functional.  I always balance aesthetic considerations with structural planning to reflect the clients’ lifestyle, set the desired mood, complement the home’s architectural features, and ensure that less glamorous details (like electrical outlets and air vents) fit into the scheme. interior design requires cultivating relationships with trusted artisans, vendors and others who execute my design…image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image

Quintessential Classic Materials

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image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image imageA time-honored choice for countertops, marble is a classic that’s versatile enough to look good in all sorts of kitchens. That said, it’s not without its downsides: Susceptible to staining, scratching, and etching, marble is a natural product that develops a patina with use. Some people like a surface that reflects their cooking history, others don’t. Read on to determine if this high-maintenance beauty is the material for your remodel project.
One of the attractions of marble is that it’s available in a wide variety of natural colorations. Marble comes in hues of white, black, gray, yellow, green, and pink, some with dark, prominent veins (see Exotic Marble in Modern Spaces) and others with more subtle patterning (see Marble Bath.) As a Interior Designer specialist in kitchens and bathrooms I would point out that the irregular lines of veining can be a nice contrast to the straight lines inherent in kitchens.

Despite the variety of colors available, white marble is generally the first choice for use as kitchen countertops. Like a white button-down shirt, white marble is adaptable, mixing well with different styles and a wide variety of materials (stainless, wood, tile). It can be dressed up with a polished finish, or made more casual with a honed finish. Another benefit is that etching is less visible on white marble than on dark. Worried about white? Stone Source offers useful Insights on White Marble.

Stacy Miles
Designer
Interiors. Artistic Direction. Space Planning
917.340.1811
Blog:stacymilesdesigner.wordpress.com
Website:www.stacymiles-designer.com
Facebook: Jewelry Designed by Stacy Miles

quintessential design& how to be involved in your design…

Most design projects begin with three primary intensions..regardless of the materials,or design . Hire the right team from the start, and spend what it costs to get the project done correctly and efficiently ,the firwst time around. Get estimates and meet with several until you feel it is the right team. I always meet and review all that the client has as goals, woshes and hopes to achieve with a budget that is comfortable and possible! image

1-Improve your envirnoment-

2-Invest your money wisely-

3-Select the best designer for your project-

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