ID8’s Top 8 Reasons for Why You Need a Rug in Your Life

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When it comes to interior design even the smallest details make a huge difference in a space. This is especially true when it comes to using rugs in your interior design. A rug can not only change the overall look and feel of a room, but they also have many practical benefits too. Keep reading…

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Material of the Month: Lighting

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Lighting is a topic that can become very technical very fast (what Kelvin temperature of bulbs do you buy? What wattage? How many foot candles of light do you need?) but, in my opinion, good lighting all starts with a feeling. Now that day light saving is upon us and it is dark starting at…

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Tile Patterns and Layouts

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As interior designers, patterns pop up all over the place, especially in tile. When choosing tile, layout is just as important as the type, size, and color, and also affects the look and feel of a room. It can be tricky to keep track of the many different pattern options for laying tile, so we’ve…

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Material of the Month: Textiles

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If you are new to the world of upholstery, choosing the right fabric may seem like an overwhelming task. It’s a big investment and you don’t want to choose the wrong material! What do you need to know before going out to purchase a quality product? This blog post will discuss fabric durability, fabric contents,…

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Paint Tips for your Home Project

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Whether you are building a new home, remodeling a room, or just want to make a small update to a blank wall, paint is an important component of the process that can really elevate the space. While it seems to be a simple task that most people don’t look forward to, there are a few things to consider…

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Material of the Month: Tile

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There are so many tweaks you can make to a home when you get the urge to update it. One of these additions is to add tile since it can go on your floor, walls or as an accent. However, not all tile is created equal, so we are here to help you navigate all the…

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How to Prioritize your Kitchen Budget

Several members of the ID8 team have recently started the process of major kitchen renovation projects. As team who helps people redesign their own kitchens or build new, we recognize that BUDGET is a word that is seldom discussed, but always eating at the back of everyone’s mind. (Ugh, why do things have to cost…

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Choosing Healthy Materials


Image source I originally planned to write about healthy materials for the month of April because of Earth Day, which falls on April 22, but recent events shined a whole new light on this topic. With shelter-in-place orders, we are all spending more time indoors and in our homes. Many people are cleaning, organizing…

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Material of the Month: Carpet

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Carpet has been a staple product in the United States since the first mill opened in 1791 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has changed and evolved with each century, and has become a necessity in homes and businesses to not only add warmth, texture and personality to a space, but can also help demonstrate a strong…

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Material of the Month: Ceiling Coverings

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When you are sitting in your home reading this blog (maybe you are in your kitchen, bedroom or basement), stop for a second and look up at your ceiling. What do you see? Most likely, it looks like other residential ceilings you have seen (if you’ve ever looked up when you were in another home).…

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