Believe it or not, Christmas is just days away! Even though we've been prepping the store for months now, it still feels like the season flies by each year. If you feel that way too, and haven't picked out your gifts yet, fear not! We've got you covered with something beautiful for everyone on your list!
Gifts for the entertainer:
1. The pineapple is the universal symbol of hospitality, and any great hostess would appreciate this cute sequined pillow with its pineapple motif and cushy feather insert!
2. Help your entertainer friend welcome visitors to their home from the second they arrive at the front door with this authentic cotton boll wreath.
3. The Finer Things by Christiane Lemieux, a beautiful book that's perfect for those who appreciate luxury and elegance.
4. This marble serving tray is perfect for all the stylish parties and soirees the entertainer throws.
5. This Niven Morgan home spray can take a room from smelling drab to fab in seconds. We use the gold fragrance in our store and love it!
6. This Archipelago Candle Trio, so that each zone in their home can have it's own signature scent.
Gifts for the dog lover:
1. This pillow, for the friend who loves a good pun as much as she loves her little furball.
2. This adorable scoop that will definitely elevate Fido's dining experience.
3. This welcome mat is perfect for your Doxie owning friend. They will love being able to greet guests with their pup's likeness at the front door!
4. Life-sized portraits of puppies at 6 weeks old. I dare you to find even one person who wouldn't melt at this adorableness!
5. Dogs by Tim Flach, great photography and history about so many different breeds in this book. It's both interesting and beautiful.
6. For your friend with the pup that's a bit more... refined... You know the one, they'll love this book that celebrates Parisian pups just like theirs.
Gifts for the homebody:
1. Relax Pillow, because sometimes we all need a little reminder.
2. We love this luxe navy and white faux fur blanket, but really, any of the blankets in our shop would make incredible gifts.
3. This marbled pillow, because she deserves to be cozy and fashionable during those Christmas movie marathons
4. Pick up these beautiful agate bookends for a gift that says: "Hey, I think you're well read and you have great style".
5. Our favorite Niven Morgan scent in bubble bath form? We'll take two please!
6. This candle smells incredible, and has the most charming rustic bark exterior. Trust. It also comes in a smaller size, so you've got options.
Gifts for the fashionista:
1. We have lots of cute new shirts in the store, but this one in red feels extra Christmas-y and festive for the season!
2. This arrowhead necklace is super chic, but you won't go wrong with any of the cute jewelry we have online and in store.
3. Chanel, a book that showcases the ultimate style icon that your fashionista friend will adore.
4. This Niven Morgan gold perfume is sure to be a new staple in her beauty routine.
5. Get her this cute little style reference book, so she'll always have the basics fashionably at her fingertips.
6. This scoopneck sweatshirt is a staff favorite, the perfect mix of cozy and glam.
We have have lots and lots more in the store, and complimentary gift wrapping as well, so come in and shop with us and we'll help you pick out the perfect gift!
Merry Christmas and much love!
Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week? We've been gearing up for Christmas at the store for a month now, and while we love every twinkle light, life-sized reindeer and flocked tree in sight, we didn't want to skip over the chance to reflect on how grateful we are for everything we've been blessed with this season and every day.
This year I am feeling especially thankful for home. Not just the physical place where we all begin and end each day, but the safe haven from the world where each of us can truly relax and recharge. Having a well-designed home is certainly not critical to having a well-loved home, but it can make a huge difference in the way you feel in and about your space. I am grateful for the platform that Nuance Interior Designs gives me to create a beautiful space not only for my own family, but for so many of our clients and customers as well. Thank you to each one of you who have opened up your home to me and allowed me the privilege of designing your home. I've designed hundreds of homes over the years, and each one is special and unique to the family that lives there. It means so much that you've opened up your homes to me and trusted me to design a space that you feel proud of and comfortable in.
This Thanksgiving, whether you're opening up your home to friends and family, or visiting family at their homes, I hope you have a wonderful time and soak up the holiday with those you love.
If you need a quick and easy presentation that makes an elegant statement for an appetizer or hostess gift, may I suggest a serving board from our Kitchen Collection? We used a few of our favorite pieces to show how quickly and beautifully an appetizer could be put together. The beauty of a board like this is that you can fill it up with any assortment of items you have on hand and it always looks incredible. I filled our marble and wood striped stag board with goat cheese, salami, grapes and pistachios. I kept our rustic board simple with an easy spread of roasted red pepper hummus and pita chips. The deer cracker boat kept extra crackers close by. Don't fret if you don't have these exact ingredients on hand, almost anything you have will work. The magic combo for a great
charcuterie board is something crunchy + something creamy + something savory + something sweet. Get creative and use your imagination!
Sure I love this idea because it's and beautiful and delicious, but I also love it because it comes together quickly and easily - meaning less time prepping in the kitchen and more time relaxing gathered around your loved ones.
Wherever you are and whatever you're feasting on, all of us at Nuance Interior Designs would like to wish you a happy, healthy and stylish Thanksgiving! If you need a little help feeling more comfortable and confident in your home this season, schedule a design consultation, and let's talk about how we can transform your space into something you love.
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We've been back and forth from Wichita, KS the last two months working on this incredible remodel, and we are so excited to finally get to share it with you! This home was beautiful in it's own right when we began, but we were thrilled when the clients approached us about updating it to a more contemporary style and also making it more functional and kid-friendly. We did a full turn-key renovation that included gutting parts of the kitchen and replacing lighting, paint, furniture, art and decor throughout. Check out the before photos below:
The kitchen is the heart of any home, and we wanted to make this one feel light, bright and functional so the whole family would feel comfortable hanging out there. We started by adding classic and chic white tile backsplash behind the stove, and continued the theme with new white granite countertops as well. To top it off, we hung our signature branch chandeliers over the bar and swapped the seating for three of our diamond stitched white leather barstools.
This home is truly a sportsman's paradise, and we didn't want to lose the charm of the trophies and style that the clients already loved. We were able to keep all of the mounts, and we added accessories that complimented them and updated them as well.
In the main living spaces we added bright new draperies, lamps, hardwired light fixtures, furniture, pillows and rugs. Lightening up the color palette in this space really updated it to the contemporary feel that the clients were seeking, and we love how we were able to mix more modern pieces with the rustic hunting mounts, stone work and timber beams to really balance the space and bring out the best of both styles.
We love the way this home came together. The contrasting contemporary and rustic styles make The Luxe Lodge read both classic and fresh. We are so grateful for the confidence our wonderful clients showed us in completely turning this renovation over to us to create the dream home they deserve. We hope they are very happy here for years to come!
Did you know our services include the full spectrum of interior design projects? We do everything from simple redecorating, total gut jobs and new construction. Call us to chat about transforming your home into your dream home, or get in touch using the button below!
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Nuance Interior Designs has some big news, we’ve recently expanded our showroom on Grand Lake! We usually feature our client’s remodeled homes on our blog, but we are so excited about the way our new addition turned out, that we couldn't resist sharing. Our goal was to add more room for new furniture and decor pieces that would give our customers a wider selection and a better shopping experience. The outpouring of support from our customers and community since we moved into our new location has been incredible, and it is what has made this addition possible. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you, and look forward to bringing you even better service and selection from our newly expanded showroom!
The old ice cream shop behind our store had been closed for years, and was in a serious state of disrepair. The floor plan was cut up into small unusable rooms, there was a bulkhead running through the center, and a lot of junk piled up. However, we saw potential in this dark, dingy and dirty space, and knew we could use it to expand our showroom and enhance our customer’s shopping experience.
The first step was to tear all of the existing structures and finishes out of the space. Walls, bulkheads, cabinets, mismatched flooring, it all had to go. Accomplishing that left us with a blank slate that was ready to be restored. Aesthetically, our goal was to make the transition from our existing showroom into the new addition seamless. To that end, we replaced the lighting, ceiling tiles, paint and carpet to match the finishes in the showroom. After that, all that was left was to open up what used to be our back wall into a large cased opening leading into the new addition.
The added space has allowed us to offer a larger selection of furniture and decor for our customers to choose from, making it easier than ever to find the perfect piece for their home!
We are so thankful for the opportunity to be able to expand and better serve our customers. It is truly rewarding to bring beauty and function to an unloved space, and even more rewarding to assist our customers and clients in creating a home they love. None of this would have been possible without the support of you, our customers. We love you and look forward to continuing to serve you. If you haven't been to the store recently, consider this an invitation to come by and check out the renovation for yourself. We'd love to see you!
When our clients purchased a spacious but dated lake front home on Grand Lake, they knew it was in need of some serious upgrades. They approached us about helping them design a space that was light and livable, with a functional floor plan that maximized their incredible view of the lake. We decided on a modern and rustic design scheme that makes this large home feel updated, cozy and inviting.
Before beginning the remodel, the top floor had orange terra-cotta tiled floors and the bottom floor featured a cold gray scored concrete surface. Neither one fit with the modern design we had planned, so we replaced them beautiful gray barn-wood inspired floors to neutralize the color palette lend some rustic charm and warmth to the space.
The great room features some of the biggest structural changes from this project. Before the remodel, the room was separated into two stories. We worked with a contractor to remove the second story and replace it with a balcony. A custom fabricated cable railing was added to both the balcony and staircase, and we were able to fit a bar and wine cellar downstairs under the balcony overhang.
When we turned the downstairs den into a two-story great room, we were able to combine two previously separate fireplaces into one floor-to-ceiling focal point. It received a new mantle and we resurfaced it with natural stone. We repeated that same stone on the underside of the bar to make it cohesive with the rest of the space.
While it may seem like we sacrificed usable space by removing the top story over the great room, opening up the back of the house for floor-to-ceiling views of Grand Lake floods the whole home with natural light and makes the space feel 10x larger. It makes the home much more functional and inviting by creating an open concept that is perfect for entertaining.
On the top floor, the kitchen went through a complete and total overhaul. We gutted the kitchen and worked with custom cabinet makers to design a layout ideal for both everyday use and special occasions. Taking advantage of the spacious floor plan, we flipped the orientation of the island to make more room for prep, storage and dining space. Professional grade stainless steel appliances and careful consideration of flow were incorporated to make this kitchen not only beautiful, but functional and fit for a world-class chef.
A well designed foundation is paramount for a great kitchen, but it’s the details that really make it stand out. After we locked in our cabinet, countertop and appliance design, we added a custom rustic chandelier above the island, and modern gray cushioned barstools around it for seating. The sculptural silver sailboat adds height and interest to the large expanse of counter space on the island, and the oil painting adjacent to the kitchen repeats the theme and colors.
Once all of the major structural aspects of the renovation were complete, we were able to add in all of the finishing touches like furniture, art and lighting. We hand selected each piece from our showroom to make sure each room flows well with the others and strikes the right balance between modern and rustic.
We wanted to ensure that the lake view was the focal point of the home, and chose a palette of deep blues, green and gray to compliment the natural beauty outside. All of the accessories work together to give the home depth, interest and a cozy feel.
This large-scale renovation was a massive project, and took four-months of work from start-to-finish. Gutting the space and starting from scratch gave us the opportunity to rearrange the layout of this home, opening it up for everyday use and entertaining. We worked with contractors and custom fabricators to optimize the space and create a a functional and modern floor plan. We are so proud of the finished result, and are thankful to be able to help our clients turn the chaos of a complete renovation into a spectacular lakefront home that lives up to its full potential.
We love taking on projects large and small, and bringing our client's vision for their home to life. If you have a design project we can help you with, click the link below to schedule a design consultation or visit us at our showroom in Grove, OK!
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Several years ago I had the privilege to design an elegant old-world style home on Grand Lake for a couple of wonderful long time clients. I couldn't have guessed that I would have another opportunity to design the same space again, years later for a new set of clients with a beautiful and fresh new aesthetic in mind. Our new clients envisioned this space as a place where they could escape from the hustle and bustle of their busy city life, and where friends and family could relax on holidays and weekends. They loved the idea of a nautical themed lake house that invoked a feeling of being permanently on summer vacation. We decided to use a simple blue and gray color palette with plenty of natural elements to keep the space feeling light and airy.
You can see from the before photos above that the basic layout of the space remained mostly unchanged, but the finishes and overall style of the home received a complete overhaul.
When the clients purchased the home, it was emptied and every surface was given a fresh coat of paint to provide a crisp blank slate for our new design plan.
When planning the design of the entryway, we already had high ceilings, a beautiful wooden double door set and a wide spacious vestibule working in our favor. We kept it simple by adding a navy and cream trellis rug and an oil rubbed bronze chandelier to welcome our clients into their lakeside retreat.
The great room received a decidedly coastal vibe as part of the redesign. Gone are the old-world reds, warm undertones and ornate details of before, and in it's place, a bright summery room fit for the Hamptons. The furniture, light fixtures, pillows, rugs, lamps and accessories were all hand selected through our showroom and ordered specifically for this space.
Between the living area and the kitchen is a narrow dining area. We incorporated a long farmhouse table here to maximize the use of the available space and to seat 10 in comfortable nailhead upholstered chairs. We added a beautiful chandelier that mimics the fixture selected for the entryway, and topped the table with a one of a kind floral arrangement.
The powder room got a quick refresh with florals and accessories from our showroom, and the cabinetry received the same whitewash wood stain as that of the great room.
The room directly off the entryway was transformed from an office to a beautifully appointed guest bedroom. This smaller room was somewhat challenging to design, but we were able to fit a king sized bed, two nightstands and a seating area in here with room to spare! It's completely equipped to host guests for a fun lake weekend.
It was a joy to work with these sweet clients, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to design this beautiful home for the second time. It is so fun to work on projects where our team can bring a client's vision to life and to create a place where they can be comfortable and create happy memories with their families. If you have a space that could use the Nuance touch, we would love to talk to you! Contact us through the link below, visit us at our showroom in Grove, OK!
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When our clients moved from across town to their new lake house, they reached out to us for some decorating help and to make their new space feel like home. The house had great bones to begin with, so it was easy and fun to help them pick out new furnishings and decor that really made their new place shine. We presented a casual but polished design plan, that updated the home and also incorporated familiar and traditional touches. The result is an effortlessly elegant aesthetic that is perfect for this couple to enjoy their home on the lake.
The living room is the first space you see as you walk into the home, so we knew it was important to make it feel welcoming and special right off the bat. Because the room opens up into the kitchen and sunroom, it also needed to feel cohesive and anchor the entire style of the adjoining rooms in this open floor plan home.
Since the room was so large, we wanted to create separate zones of conversation and utility, while maintaining the unity of the space. We accomplished this by placing the couch in the center of the room, and creating a separate seating nook on the back wall. This effectively created a hallway between the sunroom and the kitchen, and the console table allowed a place to showcase some art and accessories that made the nook feel intentional and special.
The sunroom is just off the main living room, and it is the place where our clients spend most of their time relaxing at home. The natural light and the views of the lake are spectacular in this room, so we oriented all the furniture to take full advantage of it, and kept things neutral and simple in this narrow but highly utilized space.
It was an absolute pleasure working on this project, and we hope our clients are very happy in their newly decorated home. The sectional and all the chairs were custom ordered through our design shop, Nuance Interior Designs. The carpet was also a custom order from our shop, and fun fact, is also the same carpet we have in our showroom! The art was specially selected and ordered from Nuance Interior Designs, and many of the accessories can be found both in our store and online. Links to the products available online are below!