Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays

If you're in need of a little Holiday inspiration, take a look below.  Whether it be your tree, mantle, table setting, centerpiece or front door, we hope one of these images inspires you to create something magical this Holiday season!  ...and don't worry, it's always easier than it looks!  Remember- Less is Always More!
Happy Holidays from Design Associates! 
See you in the new year!



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Plush Plate


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Amanda Brooks Private Home



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Pottery Barn



Martha Stewart


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Coco & Kelly


Friday, December 17, 2010

Handsome Hardware

Hardware is used in a number of different applications in a home, from the kitchen cabinets, doors, to custom casegoods, all of these items require specific hardware.  It can either contribute to a piece of furniture or cabinetry, acting as an accent or accessory, or can blend within a space.  Properly composed hardware in a project, has the potential to be one of the most striking accents throughout a home.
There are a number of different manufactures and custom craftsmen who offer unique options to an often typical or standard option.  Below are photos of some of our favorite applications as well as a few pictures of hardware found on our trip to Italy!

Rustic cabinet hardware with iron strap accents.
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Photo- Roger Wade


Large Italian door with pulls.
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Stream lined cabinet pulls, for a mountain modern kitchen.
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Photo- Roger Wade


Wine cellar custom door hardware complete with pad lock.
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Rustic cabinet hardware in master bath.
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Photo- Roger Wade


Door hardware
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Italian front door with over sized knobs.
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Organic drawer pulls at vanity.
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Photo- Roger Wade


Rustic hardware for a fly tying room.
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Photo- Roger Wade


Ornate bath cabinet pull.
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Sliding door in bath.
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Notice custom latch below sink!
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Design Associates at ElleDecor.com

Design Associates can now be found at http://www.elledecor.com/!  A selection of our work can be found in the Designer Profiles.  To access our profile yourself click here,  http://designers.elledecor.com/designers/220-design-associates-bozeman-MT-designers.  Elledecor.com offers a wealth of design resources to both designers and the public, they also have a beautiful collection of interior photos that continues to inspire all of us here in our office!











Friday, December 3, 2010

Inviting Dining

Dining rooms have been a central entertaining space in private homes for centuries.  The room lends itself for the entertainment of both family and friends, new and old.  Whether it seats 4 or 14 people, it is important for a dining room to be both inviting and comfortable.  No matter how good the cuisine, or perfect a table scape, if your guests do not feel comfortable, your meal is sure to be less than you had hoped. 
With the use of rich colors and textures-which can increase your guests appetite, comfortable and luxurious custom furniture and unique handcrafted lighting, Design Associates is able to create a space for the ultimate in-home dining experience.  We make certain our clients dining room meets their entertaining needs and inspires them to host fabulous parties and gatherings in their own custom spaces!

A dining room can usually handle more color and pattern than any other room in the house.  You're only in it for small periods of time.  Why not make it memorable?
Suzanne Kasler


Private Montana Home
Design Associates, Photo- Roger Wade


Private Montana Home
Design Associates, Photo- Karl Neuman


Private Montana Residence
Design Associates- Shull, Photo- Gordon Gregory


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Private Montana Residence
Design Associates, Photo- Roger Wade


Private Home
Design Associates, Photo- Gordon Gregory 



Private Montana Home
Design Associates, Photo- Chris Walberg


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Montana Residence
Design Associates, Photo- Roger Wade

Monday, November 22, 2010

Details & Embellishments

You have probably heard the saying, "It's all in the details".  We believe our attention to detail is what sets us apart from other designers. 
Whether it be trims, tapes, pillows, drapery, tile or unexpected painted details, these small touches give a space depth and character.  A room without details, is like a woman's wardrobe without accessories.  The finishing details, are often what makes a house, an actual home.  Small touches allow a designer to add a bit of the clients personality to the home, creating an instant connection between the client and their home.  Often times details can go unnoticed, but without them an individual may notice their lack of.  Embellishments add a touch of luxury and comfort.  Details boost refinement. 

A magically lit hall leads to a whimsical guest suite.
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Beaded trim and tapes add luxury to this custom bedding.
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Beautifully detailed kitchen.
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A painted compass adds a bit of whimsy to this bunk room doorway!
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This private bar features a collection of license plates applied to the front for an interesting detail.

A trout carving featured on a fireplace surround of a clients fly tying room!
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Hand woven fishing baskets used as pendants light this cozy guest room.

Fun fringe on the bottom of bunk curtains!
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This curved shower wall was incorporated with a unique tile layout to create an interesting open shower space.
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Tile Detail
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The contrast of the birch beds and upholstered head boards against the reclaimed vertical paneling adds great texture and detail to the space.  
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The embroidered fabric with coordinating trims makes a beautiful statement for drapery.
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Close up of an embossed leather and nail head detail.
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