Newsletter Archives: April 2015

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This month, we welcomed spring with fresh mantel décor ideas and shared budget-friendly design tips to help you save money during tax season. There’s no reason to decorate like a spender when you could go the thrifty route. We took your ideas and some from our customers looking to add a touch of luxury to their home with our cast stone fireplace mantels and range hoods and compiled ways to live luxuriously, yet affordably.

Get inspired by embracing your inner designer and view our inspiration gallery and line of products to get your creative juices flowing. Our mantel installation video gives you an idea of the amount of work and results to expect on your renovation journey. Now, by popular demand, we also have a range hood installation video so you can see how something like upgrading your range hood not only adds value to your home, but brings people together into a luxurious yet welcoming kitchen.

Your design wishes continue to drive us to create the best. Read on to learn about how you can bring a touch of luxury into your home.

Expert Tip: Simple Upgrades for a Big Impact

A home can be elegantly decorated with cost effective materials—perhaps even things you already have around the house. Here are some ways you can add a chic touch to your home with subtle changes.

A Chef’s Kitchen

Your new hand-crafted cast stone range hood is nothing short of exquisite, but now you want the rest of your kitchen to be up to par. Whether your design style is contemporary or classic, one thing stands true: your kitchen is the heart of your home. From monochromatic to bright and cheerful, you can make for an inviting space with some strategic décor. Into black and white? Consider incorporating it along the counter or adding a serving tray with monochromatic décor onto your island. If you prefer color, apply some fresh paint on your kitchen cabinets or decorate the backs of kitchen shelves with attractive wall paper.


Living Room Inspiration

Truly inviting living rooms are first and foremost, clean. They are pulled together and a color palette of two to four colors makes for an appealing room. Pull furniture from around the house or add a new slipcover to your sofa for a quick and simple upgrade.  Accent room anchors like sofas or cigar chairs with bright colors or stick to subtle and pastel colors to tie the room together.

Subtle changes that make a big impact include curtains, moldings, rails and wall coverings.  These can add elegance to any room with minimal effort!

Best Upcycled Fireplace Decor

Adding a personal touch to your cast stone fireplace, especially with things you found around the house or at a garage sale is the best way to design green. Here are some of our favorite “recycled” fireplace décor to help keep mother earth green:


How did you add a green touch to your fireplace mantel or cast stone range hood?

Stay connected by visiting our inspiration gallery and sharing your home décor tips with us on Facebook or Twitter. We look forward to helping you bring luxury into your home, the affordable way. Contact us today for a consultation on how we can help you add elegance to any space with our cast stone fireplaces, stone range hoods, or over mantels!

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