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Colorado Springs Business Journal Features Speas Interior Design Senior Designer

March 7, 2019

On February 28, 2019, Colorado Springs Business Journal’s Young Professional Section featured our Senior Designer, Courtney Sikora. The following is the article they published written and photographed by journalist Helen Robinson.   Interior designer Courtney Sikora was absolutely determined not to become an interior designer. “I grew up in a design-build firm — my mom’s […]

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Speas Interior Design of Colorado Springs Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018

January 23, 2018

Speas Interior Design of Colorado Springs

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,  Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Speas Interior Design of Colorado Springs has won Best Of Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 38 year old interior design company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

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Hiring An Interior Designer? Avoid These Mistakes!

March 8, 2017

Great tips on hiring a designer from Ruth Livingston, an award – winning designer in Tiburon California.

In my over 30 years of experience working as an interior designer, I have come to appreciate the success of clear and direct client & designer communications. In this newsletter, I am pleased to share with you some of the pitfalls & how to avoid them.
Common Mistakes People Make When Hiring An Interior Designer

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They’re All Here: Paint Colors of the Year for 2017

February 20, 2017

They’re All Here: Paint Colors of the Year for 2017

The following article courtesy of San Francisco based interior designer and color specialist Jennifer Ott, was published on Houzz.com December 25, 2016

There’s a bit of a consensus, plus a couple of interesting outliers, among paint companies’ top color picks.

 

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Guest Bedroom Ideas

January 30, 2017

Guest Bedroom Ideas

The following article courtesy of Katherine Speas from Speas Interior Design was published in The Colorado Springs Gazette Home and Garden Issue on Saturday, January 28. 

Photos taken by Paul Kohlman

Having a comfortable and accommodating guest bedroom is important to many homeowners. People love to welcome family and friends with everything they need for an enjoyable and memorable stay. Designer Katherine Speas of Speas Interior Design in Colorado Springs shares her top tips for arranging the ultimate guest bedroom:

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What It’s Really Like to Live Through a Remodel!

December 2, 2016

 

What It’s Really Like to Live Through a Remodel

 We offer a few tips for remodeling newbies on what to expect and how to survive the process

  November 23, 2016
 

 If you’re thinking about remodeling or are about to break ground on your first renovation, odds are you probably know a bit about how the project is going to go. After all, you’ve watched a few TV shows, your cousin’s husband is a general contractor and the guy you sit close to at work tells you every detail of how his wet bar is coming together. So you pretty much know all there is to know, right? Not so fast.

Colorado Home Trends for 2016

February 17, 2016

Colorado Home Trends for 2016

9News recently featured Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazines editor at large Rebecca Gart She said that, “2016 is the year of simplicity and elegance for home design in Colorado”.  According to Rebecca Gart, here’s what’s trending in homes across the state:

1. Mixed lighting

In the kitchen featured on the January 2016 cover, you’ll notice industrial lighting over the island and an elegant chandelier in the dining room. “You don’t have to redo your whole kitchen, you can just redo the lighting and mixed lighting is very on trend,” Gart says. A change in lighting fixtures can make a big difference in your home.

2. Unplugged family rooms

Television is no longer the center of the home (The kitchen is, says Gart). The giant television set is becoming obselete, replaced by handheld tablets and devices. More people are opting for a quiet space that is relaxed and casual, perhaps filled with a sectional sofa perfect for laying on and relaxing. Large, open spaces have intimate areas for gathering with family and friends and playing games or chatting.

3. Dramatic wall coverings

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Global Color and Design Trends from PPG Industries

February 9, 2016

Global Color and Design Trends from PPG Industries

PPG Industries – a world leader in global color trends recently published a beautiful magazine titled “Odyssey – 2016 – 2017 Global Color and Design Trends”. This stunning publication has beautiful images of color and photographs along with unique information about 2016’s color trends globally across all markets.

Here are a few highlights from their publication:

Odyssey Trends

The word Odyssey represents the adventurous experience in our fast-changing, unpredictable world that is keeping us excited and vigilant at the same time.

2016’s overarching trend theme is Odyssey.  The word itself conjures adventures and discoveries but also the possibility of danger.  All that unknown keeps us alert, excited and valiant.  It is a thrilling time to be alive but definitely pushing us out of our comfort zone.  The four trends within Odyssey are: I/m Perfect, Hyper HD, Lucid Dreams, and Knights watch. 

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2016 Color of the Year Announced

November 24, 2015

2016 Color of the Year Announced

Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore have announced their 2016 color of the year and they are both a neutral white! Sherwin Williams chose Alabaster (SW 7008), and Benjamin Moore chose Simply White (OC-117).   2016 will be a year of classic white with pops of color.

Here is Sherwin Williams announcement written by Jackie Jordan, originally published in Stir Magazine….

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Spice Up Your Entertainment Area with LED Lighting

July 21, 2015

Spice Up Your Entertainment Area with LED Lighting

Do you have a space that you want to make more interesting? Consider installing some LED lighting.

Speas Interior Design’s latest lower level remodel presented us with a unique design opportunity for lighting.  In the main entertainment room we used LED lighting which allows the client to play around with lighting schemes and illuminate this space in multiple colors to create whatever “mood” they want at that time.  The room can be colorful and fun, quiet and romantic, or a regular warm and yellow depending upon the situation. 

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