One Room, Two Ways: #2

The second version of this room is inspired by a relaxation spa trip my daughter and I take every year to the mountains of New Mexico.  We just love the colors and textures of the desert, and the natural materials of the decor there. Second Option: High Desert The existing walls are Benjamin Moore Danville…

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One Room, Two Ways: #1

Sometimes clients come to me with no idea what they want in a room. They know they hate their current space, but can’t envision what they do want, or even know which style they prefer. In this situation, I snap a quick pic of the room and then create a couple of Vision Boards so they…

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Lights, Camera, Action!

In celebration of launching my brand new website [insert dancing and confetti here], I’ve decided to talk about one of my most favorite topics: HOT LIGHTS If you’ve read anything else I’ve written before, you know one of my OBSESSIONS is fantastic and interesting lighting. It’s like adding flowers to a beautifully frosted cake or…

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Cool New Tools!

Wallpaper is one of my favorite  new trends in walls and I love installing it everywhere!   Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here So I’m super excited to announce I’ve just added a new wallpaper calculator tool to my website! It’s easy. Enter the measurements of one wall or a whole room, then the specifics…

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From a Vision to Reality

Vision to Reality: My Life and Also a Room Years before I officially became a designer, back when I was still in my first career and only doing projects on the side for friends and family, I watched design shows on TV like everyone else. I would envision myself on a show doing dramatic reveals…

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Top 10 Favorite Design Tips

The following is a list of my top 10 favorite design basics, and the pieces I just can’t design without. You’re pretty much guaranteed to find them on every truck headed for an Alane Beard Design install. Try a couple of these tips yourself! An interior is the natural projection of the soul Coco Chanel Design Tips 1-10…

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