Fiddleosophy #6

This week's Fiddleosophy outlines the importance of original art. Some of you will bristle when we say this because you may automatically assume that original=expensive and out of reach.

Not true!  Our local galleries carry pieces for every budget.  The MCAD art sale is a great place to score original art at a price that won't break the bank!

At Fiddlehead, our goal is to create a one of a kind space for you. What better way to do this than with art that speaks to your personality and individual style?  Art is original. Something created once and just for you!

Don't be intimidated by the process of purchasing artwork.  It's a fun process and, in the end, you will have something so special to cherish for many years.

And that's so Fiddlehead!

Fiddleosophy #5

Bigger is better.  Less is more.

Our Fiddleosophy this week can be difficult to implement.  When we are helping clients accessorize their space, this mantra certainly rings true.  Larger pieces create a bigger statement and command attention.

Go for oversized artwork, mirrors, lighting.

The space will quickly lose impact if things appear cluttered and chaotic.

There can be too much of a good thing.

It's like accessorizing yourself.  Always look in the mirror before you go out the door and remove one thing.

Voila!

And that's so Fiddlehead!!

Fiddleosophy #4

This week Fiddleosophy #4 really drives home what an interior designer can do for you.

We have the resources and experience to help you customize each and every detail of your project to fit your needs functionally and aesthetically!  When purchasing retail from a box store, your options are limited.  You have limited style, comfort, and fabric choices when it comes to furniture.  The window treatments they offer come in 2-3 "standard" lengths.  What if your windows aren't standard?  What if you are allergic to the down fill and they don't offer soy?  What if your husband is 6'-4" tall and the sofa is only 36 or 38" deep?  What if they don't have the perfect cerulean green fabric to upholster your dining chairs?

 We love to find solutions to these design dilemmas that are uniquely yours and don't be afraid that you can't afford it!

Good design is achievable at all price points.

The details make the difference!

And that's so Fiddlehead~

Fiddlehead Friday Favorites!!

Friday!

This was a great week at FDG.  We are nearing the end of a kitchen remodel that is exceeding our expectations (and the client's)!  Things are falling into place and the initial anxiety of not hitting our Thanksgiving deadline has now faded into the excitement of our client being able to share this amazing kitchen and den with family and friends.  Job satisfaction! We'll be sure to share photos of the finished project with you~

Our favorites for this week feel like our weather.  Too cool and a little unexpected.?

They really do show that mixing and NOT matching can create interesting and exciting spaces.  Don't be afraid to mix modern and vintage.  Turns out industrial loves country cottage! Have fun with the pieces you currently own and give them new life by adding the unexpected.

And that's so Fiddlehead~

Fiddleosophy #3

#3 Fiddleosophy has to be my favorite.

I absolutely love this stage of the project when we come in and add the finishing touches to a space.  In fact, we tell our clients at the beginning of every project to budget for this very moment.  The accessories will make your space personal and inviting.  It's the icing on the cake, the bow on the gift, the jewelry for your outfit....you get the idea.

Accessories will take a "nice room" to something really special and uniquely your own.

Don't move on to the next room until this one is done-done!

And that's so Fiddlehead!!

Fiddleosophy #2

Today we are highlighting another Fiddleosophy tip for you in beginning a project.

We recommend our clients start with either a piece of art or an area rug.  Why, you might ask?  Both can provide a palette and direction for an entire space or even an entire home.

Purchasing artwork (and we consider rugs art) can be intimidating for some.  It really shouldn't be!

Art is subjective and you really need to go with your gut here.

Love it or leave it~

Fiddleosophy #1

Happy Tuesday Fiddleheads!

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We are highlighting one of our philosophies this week.  Save your money until you can do it right!

Many clients, once they have decided to embark on a project want instant gratification and want it all done at once.  For most people, financially, this isn't always possible.

Instead of spending a little money on each room in your home, focus your efforts on one space and get it done, done.   This means down to the window treatments, art, and accessories.

You will feel like you've accomplished what you've set out to do and you'll have at least one room to love and spend time in while you are ripping the next one up!

And that's so Fiddlehead!!!

Friday Favorites!

You made it.  It's Friday.

This was a fast moving week at the office.  Granola bars were the lunch of choice several days as we just didn't have time to stop!  This time of year the pace picks up in anticipation of the holidays.

Our picks this week are Fall inspired and fresh.  We love black and white of course with pink, but orange is another great color to pop.  Our clients sometimes hesitate to mix that combo for fear of it being "Halloween" all year long, but you can see if done right, the contrast is exciting and bold.  The trick is to saturate the color with red as your base.  This prevents a crayola orange color that screams ghosts and goblins.

Favorite this week has to be the exterior shot.

Not just for cabins, this exterior paint combo screams confidence. The UPS man will most certainly find the front door!

1. Dining Room   2. Office  3. Exterior

4. Living Room   5. Swing Chair  6. Hallway

7.  Boat Bed 8. Living Room

And that's so Fiddlehead!!