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January Best of Van Nice Design

Pump It Up – Restaurant Style

Today’s eye catching interior is the Pump Room Restaurant, which is located the north side of Chicago. It is a part of the Public Chicago Hotel, which originally was called The Ambassador East Hotel and opened in 1938. Famous guests, including Frank Sinatra, dined in the fine restaurant.

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A Missoni Colored Place

Missoni launched their new Home collection for the 2012 New York Design week. The company is originally from Italy and is a family owned business. Missoni is infamous for their brightly colored woven clothing. As some of you may know, Missoni came out with their Missoni for Target in the Fall of 2011, which included apparel and home accents.

As a Des Moines interior designer, Patrick Van Nice has more than 17 years’ experience providing a full range of interior design service throughout Iowa and across the nation. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife and their two children.

If you are in need of good interior design ideas for your home, contact Patrick at: 515-577-5562, or patrick@interiordesigniowa.com

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Seeing and Being Green

A great design feature that is trendy and great for the environment is using products that are eco-friendly. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, sustainability is “everything that we need for our survival depends on our natural environment.” Simple solutions that can help improve our Earth are through the products we use in our homes.

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As a Des Moines interior designer, Patrick Van Nice has more than 17 years’ experience providing a full range of interior design service throughout Iowa and across the nation. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife and their two children.

If you are in need of good interior design ideas for your home, contact Patrick at: 515-577-5562, or patrick@interiordesigniowa.com

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December Best of Van Nice Design

Cooking in a Cozy Cottage Kitchen

Functionality and aesthetics are important for a successful kitchen. This cottage style kitchen, discovered in House Beautiful magazine, mixes different textures, such as distressed wood, that adds more interest to the space. Designer Ken Fulk selected efficient materials because the impervious tile prevents slipping as well as texture to hide obvious scratches in the floor.

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Jewelry For Your Room

Having a room filled with only furniture can lack pizzazz in a space. When a room needs to be updated, the first thing to go is the largest piece of furniture, such as a sofa. Other coordinating pieces, including side chairs and a coffee table, are purchased to complete the look of the room. However, when all of the new furniture is set into place, the room still seems to be lacking that “wow factor.” The solution? Accessories!
Natural greenery adds a fresh touch to a room.

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Let’s Play Dress Up!

Sometimes you want a give your room a little makeover that has little to no cost. To create a cleaner look, simply use some white craft and/or wrapping paper to dress up your books! Or if you think white does not suite you or your space, you can use patterns, different shades of gray, or any other color for a monochromatic look.

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As a Des Moines interior designer, Patrick Van Nice has more than 17 years’ experience providing a full range of interior design service throughout Iowa and across the nation. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife and their two children.

If you are in need of good interior design ideas for your home, contact Patrick at: 515-577-5562, or patrick@interiordesigniowa.com

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Bright Lights!

Ever thought about the light fixtures in your home?  There are many things you can do with light fixtures to really bring your room to life. They can create a focal point for your room, add a finishing touch, express your personalty and style, and give the room a certain style.  With all the types of light fixtures available today you are bound to find that perfect fixture that speaks to you and your room!

 

Do you have a traditional room in your home and are looking to give it a different look?  In the above picture, the beautiful glass chandelier gives this formal style dining room a bit of edginess.  Chandeliers are a traditional looking fixture but by placing a glass chandelier in any area of your home, it adds a modern style to a room.

Are you looking for that perfect fashion forward chandelier for your room?  Pictured above is a fabric wrapped chandelier with draping crystals.  These chandeliers create a warm glow in a room.  The draping crystals and textured fabrics intrigue the eye and give the whole room a fashion forward look.
Are you the type of person that loves art?  If so, this is the perfect type of chandelier for you!  This chandelier is a sculpture of art  and
can be that perfect focal point for your room.  It would look great placed over a kitchen island or a dining room table in your home!
Colbi Swaim is an Interior Design assistant at Van Nice Design.   Colbi graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design. She graduated Summa Cum Laude. If you are in need of good interior design ideas for your home, contact Colbi or Patrick Van Nice at: 515-577-5562, or email us at colbi@interiordesigniowa.com  or patrick@interiordesigniowa.com

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