| From the Designer's Desk |

Hello, Maria here. I hope this balmy November weather finds you well and wonderful. With the kids (finally) back in school, all of us are scrambling to find that "new normal." A lot of things get pushed to the side, things that matter to you.

But I've got good news.  If your "To Do" List includes updating your home for the holidays--or, who are we kidding?--for your better enjoyment, it's not too late.  Whether you're looking at a simple makeover or a full renovation, I'm here to make the process a breeze.

I founded my design career on the idea of a simple design process marked by confident decisions and awe-worthy end results.
 
Let's not over-complicate things.
Here are a few popular projects for this time of year.  Which one resonates with you?

  • Powder Rooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Countertops
  • Backsplashes
  • Carpet/Flooring
  • Wall Colors
  • Window Treatments

 

| My Starstruck Experience |

Have you ever had a moment that thrilled your heart, that catapulted you headfirst toward your career goals? I hope so.

I lived this recently, and my head is still reeling. What a wonderful experience it was! 

Okay, here's the scoop: I received an opportunity to collaborate with David Bromstad(the first winner of HGTV's Design Star competition) on a residential project. Working one-on-one with a celebrity designer was monumental to my design experience--especially since David is also a really nice guy.

 Interior designers Maria Kovach & David Bromstad (HGTV's Design Star winner)

Interior designers Maria Kovach & David Bromstad (HGTV's Design Star winner)

We discussed creating an open concept in a 60 year old home. Our final ideas: Remove the wall that divides the kitchen and living room and add an island, but we didn't stop there. We also chose a cohesive color to create flow throughout the space and added pops of color to enhance the overall look and feel.

Needless to say, we didn't do boring, typical, or whatever was "in." We did what worked for the space and the people living in it.

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