Interior Design | Add a touch of romance using red Reply

Just a little Valentine’s Day inspiration to start your day. We love red. It is romantic, passionate, and exciting…adding pops of red will instantly energize any space. Amore!touch of romance

Interior Design |Fall Favorites Home Decor Ideas Reply

As the temperatures cool down outside…warm up the interior with some of our Fall favorites from Pottery Barn, Sur La Table and more!



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Interior Design | Warm Up Your Home with Fall Decor 1

Nothing says cozy evenings by the fire more than the cool crisp air of Autumn. . .Here are some quick ideas to help warm up your home this Fall.

Fall Foliage in the Northwest

Fall Foliage in the Northwest-Photo courtesy of Corinne Gail Interior Design

Start by adding a Fall themed toss pillow to your favorite chair.  Accent pillows are an easy and inexpensive addition to any home decor.

Available through Pottery Barn

Available at Pottery Barn

Cozy blanket throws placed over the arm of a sofa, create an instant warmth to any space.

Cable Knit Throw from Pottery Barn

Available at Pottery Barn

Don’t forget to add a touch of ambiance from the warm glow of candle light.

RobertCaponetto_Styling Buffy Hargett

Robert Caponetto / Styling Buffy Hargett

Create a warm and inviting table for your dinner guests with a Fall themed tablescape design!

Send us your photos of Fall decor, we would love to see them!  Contact us with your design questions or inquiries about Healthy Living by Design . . .

InJoy the bounty of the season!

Corinne Gail

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Design Soup | Kate Alkarni Gallery Reply

No longer are design centers just for textiles, furnishings and the occasional chotsky.  Centers around the country are diversifying their “to the trade” offerings as a response to the difficult economic times that has forced so many showrooms to close, downsize and relocate out of the design districts.

As a designer in the Seattle area, it has been very bothersome to witness the demise of so many reputable businesses, as well as the hustling bustling atmosphere within the Seattle Design Center (SDC).  However, as much as change is not always a welcomed event. . .change can be good.

“When one door closes, another one opens!”

The forward thinking to open fine art galleries within the design center has not only re-sparked much needed energy and improved my confidence in economic recovery, it has added the convenience of fine art selections to my one-stop shopping for my clients, and that’s a win, win in my book!

Last month I had the pleasure of visiting one of SDC’s fine art galleries, Kate Alkarni Gallery, and I truly appreciated the warm welcome, meeting local and international artists, and previewing all the fabulous fine art on display.


Photo courtesy of Kate Alkarni.

Whether you are living in or just visiting the Seattle area, I encourage you to get out and visit the SDC and their fine art galleries. . .and be sure to stop in and say hello to Kate!

Email us if you would like to plan a visit to the SDC and/or learn more about our interior design services.

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Corinne Gail

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Interior Design | Summer time blues… Reply


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Is it the end of Summer or the beginning of Fall?  I don’t like the way either sounds, but if I have to choose, I choose it’s the beginning of Fall…

Fall is a beautiful time of year with its crisp morning air and my favorite palette of warm autumn colors back-dropped by vibrant blue skies.  I just love, love, love the comfy cozy atmosphere these colors create inside the home.

Fall decor is a wonderful addition to your home from September through November that can be easily transformed into a spooky scene for Halloween, or a bountiful Thanksgiving feast.

Email us your photos of Fall decor, we would love to see them!

Let your imagination be your guide and have a safe and fun Labor Day!

Corinne Gail

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Interior Design | Wallcoverings by Casart 1

It’s my pleasure to write a guest post for Corinne today, but just how did that come about?

I happened to see one of Corinne’s posts- Design Dilemma/Ceiling 101, and emailed her that Casart could be an answer to practically every dilemma illustrated.  In fact, we think of the ceiling as the fifth wall!  Here’s a customized world map installed on a ceiling.


In fact, all of our products are offered in both Regular and Casart Light  our repositionable material specifically for the ceiling (and also walls). This lets anyone be the creative genius for decorating that often overlooked space — except when looking up.

Corinne said she’d like to know more about the product and thought her readers would too, and asked if I’d like to do a guest post so here I am.

Casart® (pronounced “Kaz-art”), meaning “art for your home”, offers the look of traditional decorative finishes and modern wallcovering designs on a self-adhesive vinyl canvas that can be easily repositioned, removed and reused.  Vinyl is a practical, eco-friendly, sustainable by-product of salt and depending on where you live, it can often be recycled.  Because it is so durable and can be reused, unlike traditional wallpaper, no paper is used or extra glue/ materials are needed to apply and reapply.

What makes Casart different from the other “peel-and-stick” products?

For starters, Casart is very durable and our Casart Regular material is graded for both residential and commercial use.  It is 52” wide.  It is available in more than one weight and texture.  Any design can be customized.  Casart can be removed without leaving any residue behind.  It can be re-rolled onto its backing sheet when removing and also reused.  It can be applied to most any smooth surface such as glass, Lucite, metal, and wood and not just walls!  It is ideal for homeowners who like to decorate seasonally, for students to personalize their dorm space, and for renters who may not be able to alter their walls.  But if you love it, you don’t have to take it down!  Just be aware that not all repositionable wallcoverings are the same as you will see in this video.

It’s said that one picture is worth a thousand words, so I’m going to let the pictures speak for Casart’ versatility.

An over-all floral like Flower Power adds an unexpected pop to a nursery or a girl’s room.


 What if you’re a guy and don’t want a floral theme? Just one individual or combined stripes and patterns can be perfect for any man cave space and add pizazz without breaking the bank!


Wouldn’t this faux padded headboard change a dorm room from drab to decorated?


Or add a piece of Casart like this blue Faux Linen right over the glass on a picture frame for a one-of-a-kind headboard.


Casart can go right over Casart as illustrated with the Artichoke from the Botanicals placed over the Faux Padded  Harlequin.


Tired of looking at those scuffed stair risers?  Look at the difference the Cabo Blue and Cream Faux tile makes in these stairs.

Casart_Faux-Tile-Stair-Risers_wmWant a conversation piece?  Tell a story with Woodland Stream on your stair risers.

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You don’t have to cover an entire room.  An accent wall can make a big statement.

3D render modern interior of dining-room

There are many more designs on our website where you’ll also find additional illustrations in our gallery.

Thank you Corinne for this opportunity to share my enthusiasm for Casart’s features with you and your readers. We look forward to seeing all the creative decorating ideas they can think of with Casart. The possibilities are endless. If anyone has any questions, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you.

Lorre Lei Jackson

Thank you Lorre Lei for sharing your product knowledge with us today!

Corinne Gail

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Interior Design | Adding the perfect Pop of Wallpaper Reply

In the trend of bringing back the past, wallpaper has been a design staple for centuries and today’s wallpaper can be a perfect application for any style. From traditional to modern there is a wallpaper out there for everyone! Here are some on-trend wallpapers that we are excited about.
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Image courtesy of Schumacher 
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From a small accent in a room to the main focal point, these wallpapers are perfect for today’s perfect room. Is there a pattern that inspires you??
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Interior Design | The Emerald City – How to Incorporate Emerald into Your Home! Reply

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 With Pantone announcing the color of 2013 as Emerald Green, we think it’s time for us who live in the Emerald City, and all those that don’t, to embrace this sophisticated color that is all around us. Emerald can be an intense color to handle and finding the best application that doesn’t overwhelm your room can be hard.

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One way to incorporate Emerald into your life is to start with small but impactful ways to bring Emerald in. From a new rug and pillow to a brilliant sconce or new dinnerware, there are many ways to bring the color Emerald into your world. Here are some great accents that can get the ball rolling with helping you add a pop of Emerald.
1. Rug | 2. Dinnerware | 3. Pillow | 4. Sofa | 5. Wall Sconce | 6. Emerald Tile

We hope that you are able to find the perfect Emerald additions for your home and remember we are always here to help. If you would like some guidance with putting your next room together or need some questions answered about a tricky color, do not hesitate to ask!
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