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08 Jun 2017

Flowers Are the Perfect Design Accent in any Room

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Flowers are the final design accent I add to rooms to make them complete. Flowers can always make or break a room with their softness, their drama and their fragrance. Flower Color Choice If I’m entertaining and need to pickup the “spice” of the room, I add colorful and dramatic flowers. In a monochromatic room, a... (more)

25 May 2017

Kitchen Design That Works For Your Family

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Primarily, the basic function of a kitchen is food preparation and casual dining—clearly an important part of living! Yum! Kitchens are important on many levels no matter the age or size of the family. A young family would use the kitchen for homework, family meetings, eating and gathering with friends and an older family would use... (more)

11 May 2017

Designing Successful Window Treatments

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In thinking about window treatments and how I’m going to address the view, I always ask the client about their needs and how the specific room is being used. In addition to the decorative aspect of the space through drapes or shades, daylight filtering in many cases may be an issue that needs to be... (more)

27 Apr 2017

Bedroom Design Necessities: Romance, Security and Tranquility

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Bedroom Design Necessities: Romance, Security and Tranquility Looking through a book in my personal library, Nancy Corzine’s Glamour at Home, I came across a beautiful bedroom that looked so soft and romantic it made me realize just how much thought needs to go into designing this important space. Bedrooms are sanctuaries of rest, places we retreat to... (more)

12 Apr 2017

Uniting Vintage and Contemporary Design Styles

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Uniting Vintage and Contemporary Design Styles Interior Designers love to incorporate antiques and vintage pieces with contemporary design styles! Some clients get excited about the idea. Some, however, are intimidated by the array of unique antique and vintage finds and how to mix the two. When antiques are mentioned, they recall the days of Great Aunt Bessie’s... (more)

22 Mar 2017

A Smattering of Patterning

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Good interior design mixes texture and patterns to create interest. From basic to the more intricate, it all comes down to deciding what kind of “energy” you want to have in the room. Let’s start with the basics, if you want a calm, peaceful space then one or two patterns will do with a lot of... (more)

07 Mar 2017

Value Of The Interior Designer

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Using an Interior Design professional can, and should be a good experience. At Sandra Oster Interiors, our goal is to bring continuity, function, and beauty into your home. Your home is your lifeblood, your sanctuary, your pride and joy. We will go above and beyond to create spaces that you and your family will cherish.... (more)

13 Feb 2017

Art is in the eye of the beholder!

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The phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a subjective statement. It means that everyone has a different opinion on what is real beauty to them. One person may find a lily beautiful and another person takes this bloom and is reminded of sad times. We can easily transition this phrase and... (more)

06 May 2016

How to Design a Luxurious Entrance to your Home

First Impressions: How to Design a Luxurious Entrance to Your Home First Impressions start before the door is opened. An expectation is set the minute a guest pulls up to your home.  Enter your home’s entrance with fresh eyes, as if you were a guest. Is it enticing and soliciting oohs and ahhs? If not, grab inspiration... (more)

06 Apr 2016

Transcend the Ordinary Bathroom Design

Lavatory, Washroom, Retreat, Comfort Station, Spa, Restroom, and Privy are all synonymous with Bathroom.  Depending on your background, the “room-to-do-your-business” has many names, but usually the same concept. If you are running in and out of the space like it’s an airport terminal and just passing through, then you are missing out on the creativity... (more)

31 Mar 2016

Accent Your Home With Luxurious Tile

Tile is not a just a backsplash It’s an accent to your home. I’ve had clients tell me they have never considered tile as an opportunity to decorate, as it’s just a floor or a backsplash or an arbitrary background. But, listen my friends, it’s an option to go on an adventurous journey and bring uniqueness... (more)

24 Mar 2016

How to Choose the Right Countertop for your home

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We just started a new interior design adventure in beautiful, sunny Boca Raton, Florida and our latest task is finding the right countertop for the bathroom, showers, kitchen, bars, and even tables. So how do we find the “right” countertop?  Gather your color schemes and head out to explore material choices. Seeing the raw space in... (more)