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All Things Bright, Beautiful And Boho

Suzanne Manlove | Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

In this Arlington Condo project, our client was looking for a happy, welcoming, comfortable place to relax and hang out with friends and family. When we met, her family room was filled with a very large (and very lonely) sectional. She wasn’t sure how to furnish the room and how to make everything feel connected given the room’s long layout. Her idea book was full of  bright colors, fun patterns and some bohemian accents. We had a lot of fun creating a dream space that was uniquely hers. You can read all about our design process on the AHI blog post  “Making it her own: Arlington Condo Project”. Be sure to also check out what we did to mix it up in the bedroom.

Upon entry, you are welcomed by a cheerful landing spot for phone and keys and a mirror to check your hair.

Upon entry, you are welcomed by a cheerful landing spot for phone and keys and a mirror to check your hair.

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Mixing it up in the Bedroom

Flavia Heupel | Sep 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

We just presented designs for a few rooms to a lively young professional in Arlington. She is on top of things – in addition to having a great job and already owning property, she had set aside a furniture budget for her beautiful apartment! I was impressed!

For this job, we provided the designs and all of the recommended items, and our savvy-young-something is doing all of the purchasing herself from retail stores. So she benefits from Arlington Home Interiors’ design experience and fabulous sourcing skills, and saves by doing what we  call “the back end” herself (purchasing, tracking, communicating with vendors, receiving, inspecting, returning if necessary, and installing).

The inspiration photos our client provided us were bold and bright, with shots of color and pattern. We were excited to have a chance to create a feminine space with so much personality.

For her bedroom, we created a bohemian meets modern vibe using a palette of coral, lilac and grey.


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Arts and Crafts Transformation – Part 4

Flavia Heupel | Sep 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

The last room I wanted to share with you in our Arts & Crafts makeover series (click to see previous posts on the kitchen, living room and dining room) is the family room. Although this room had a more neutral wall color, it lacked personality and was in need of freshening up.


This room would be one of the most used rooms on the main level of the house for TV viewing and family time and just general relaxing, so I wanted to make it feel cozy and inviting, but still be dressed up enough for entertaining. Here is the final result:

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Arts and Crafts Transformation – Part 3

Flavia Heupel | Aug 27, 2015 | No Comments

Up next on the Arts & Crafts interior design transformation is this home’s dining room. Similar to the kitchen and living room, the original dining room felt very dark, with a traditional green floral wallpaper adorning all of its walls.


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Arts and Crafts Transformation – Part 2

Flavia Heupel | Aug 13, 2015 | No Comments

I recently shared with you this home’s kitchen transformation (see post here). Today I am showing you the living room. Our goal was to take a very dark and formal room and freshen it up to better suit our clients’ personality and lifestyle.

The room previously featured yellow walls and traditional furnishings:


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Arts and Crafts Transformation – Part 1

Flavia Heupel | Jul 30, 2015 | No Comments

Background: It’s challenging to move into a very stylized home and not feel like you’re living in someone else’s house. This was the case for my clients who bought this beauty for their family of four. The original home was decorated in a very traditional Arts and Crafts style featuring lots of floral wallpaper and dark green walls. They loved the layout and all of the space, but it didn’t feel like their family lived there. The floor plan is very open, so you can see all of the main rooms from the entrance. Arlington Home Interiors was brought in to update the whole first floor, starting with painting and selecting new hardwood stain before their move in date. We decided on an overall lighter neutral palette with some color accents, and then we set to designing a space that would become home.

This kitchen redesign showcases the power of paint and tile. You don’t always need to rip out your cabinets for a totally new kitchen. Sometimes a few updates can make everything feel fresh. This is what the kitchen originally looked like:


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A Happy Nursery Project

Flavia Heupel | Jul 23, 2015 | No Comments

Nurseries are so much fun to design! Recently we had the opportunity to work with a client who was expecting a baby girl. She had created a Pinterest board with a few ideas – which was perfect. It quickly gave us a sense of what she was looking for, so went to work to make her vision come to life. Our client knew she wanted the nursery to have a bird theme with a more sophisticated color palette of teal and fuchsia. This is the design board we came up with:


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Repurposing Master Bedroom Furniture for a Child’s Room

Suzanne Manlove | Nov 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

When I redid the master bedroom that I showed you a little bit of last week, we replaced the Ethan Allen set that my clients had been living with for a long time. The style wasn’t really their thing and they were longing to upgrade to a more current king bed, but the furniture was solid wood and still in great shape. We decided to re-purpose the original queen bed and two dressers by putting them in their young daughter’s room instead, which was also getting a new look from Arlington Home Interiors.


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Styling Shelving in a Calm, Serene Bedroom

Suzanne Manlove | Nov 4, 2013 | No Comments

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I tended to this little blog! This past year has been very busy for Arlington Home Interiors—my business has grown and I’m working on more great projects! I want to try to update you more regularly so you know what I’m up to, and share with you some great design, and ideas for your own homes. Make sure you “like” the Arlington Home Interiors page on Facebook or subscribe via email in the box to the right so that you can get updates.


Alright, let’s talk design. This summer I finished up this master bedroom transformation in the home of one of my wonderful long time clients. The room was big and craving some architectural detail so I designed a custom built-in unit to add interest and house their TV and components. I also had some work done to highlight the ceiling (see final photo).

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