Design Your Dream Home

Design Your Dream Home

Everything you need to know about the design and construction process of your home. My years of experience in the interior design studio and on the construction site, boiled down to efficient and entertaining, information loaded episodes with my partner in business and life, Björn.

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August 6, 2021 22 min

So you have a house project in mind, where do you begin? How do you decide if you can D.I.Y it? How do you find your crew if you decide you can't do it yourself? Where to get free advice that you can trust. Who's probably going to be working on your project. Who can set you up the best if you do it yourself. When we say small construction project we are referring to minor remodeling jobs, things like new flooring, putting i...

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Artists and creative minds tend to operate a little differently. Let's talk about the differences to expect when working with an artist, why you would hire them and how to structure a project to everyone's benefit. We all want to feel proud of the end result - the homeowner, the craftsperson, the community - here is the formula to let each person shine and end up with a space unlike any other!

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Let's talk about what it's like to be a woman on the construction site. The attitudes, the anxiety, the second guessing. Defending your decisions and evaluating the advice thrown your way. Interior designers, contractors, showroom sales people - everyone has an opinion, how to apply it to your new construction or home remodeling project, which information to take in and what to let go of.

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Only you can design your dream home. Today we are talking about the foundational questions to ask yourself before beginning the interior design process and how they can easily steer your entire project. Let me walk you through my decision making process, how you can use it to relieve the pressure of finding the 'perfect' answer and how to continue using it throughout your life. Your home should support and enhance the life ...

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Everyone is struggling with the same problems. Building a home seems like a dream until you are immediately overwhelmed with options, people's opinions and the general uncertainty of construction. Designing a home is not easy. It takes a clear vision and confidence in your voice. We discuss becoming an expert on yourself and looking within to find the answers to all your dream home questions.

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Today we are talking about Exterior Design as we work on our own exterior updates. We are sitting on the deck talking about how to dress your house - how you select colors, statement areas and accessories. And then how you do you actually make that decision? I will teach you how to play the 'guess who' game of interior design and use it ease the pressure when making decisions, so you can easily make a choice from the heart ...

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June 11, 2021 19 min

We are a little more casual today as we are busy painting the exterior of our farmhouse. Join us on break as we talk about project timelines and expanding scope. We discuss this year's painting project and last year's landscaping project. How to make your home undeniably you. What makes our dream home perfect for us. D.I.Y. and learning on the job. Form follows function. Get to know us a little more.

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Let's talk about site meetings for your construction project, why they are important and what you should be discussing. How to handle your construction crews and what to expect from them, as well as what they need from you. How to set the correct boundaries and expectations for everyone involved in your home building project so you can enjoy this process and get exactly what you were hoping for. The truth about construction sch...

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You want to build a house, awesome! Who's going to help you? Today we are discussing who you might hire and what role they play in building your dream home. Architects, interior designers, drafters, decorators, contractors, subcontractors and trades people. How you go about building your team, what to look for and what it takes to manage your project.   Check out https://www.b-design.us/ for more information   Or https://www....
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Episode 1 is all about beginnings. How do you start thinking about a new home project and where do you begin? 

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