Design Inspiration

Experience the best of both worlds…a full service interior design firm combined with a unique shopping destination sure to inspire, intrigue and satisfy your senses.

 

KBM Designs

We help our clients create the home of their dreams. Whether your personal story is a love of things gathered thru time or the launch of a whole new life journey, we are here to listen, advise, gather and create.

My favorite room

 Immerse yourself in a world of sensory treasures. Where the old and the new together weave a home fabric as unique as each customer we meet. All those things that make a house a home wait here for you to bring them to life. 

Beautiful is alway in style.

 

The curve of a chair back. The worn finish on a dresser knob. The iron scroll work of a footboard that cradles the mattress beneath you...as the glint of light off the crystal chandelier overhead catches you unawares. You close your eyes and breath in the scent of fresh linen and candles. And you thank yourself for asking KBM Designs to create for you your own favorite room.

 

 
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Dance of the straight and not so narrow.

 

Who says you can't have it all? A wood side table with arrow straight legs cozied up to a chair with sumptuous curves covered in classic linen. Formality with a twist, says the floral pillow decked out in trim as it strikes a jaunty pose next to a bit of shiny ribbon trim. Lamps as straight as the queen's night watchman might steal the show, but for the inquisitive draw of the eye they attract as they dutifully frame the wistful piece of artwork playing on the wall just behind.

 

 
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Home is where the hearth is.

 

Wood plank floors, galvanized tin...edges patina'd the same orange-rose hue of the setting sun. Doors and shutters striped of paint but not of character, born of wind, rain, a dry heat or the relentless humidity every summer seems to bring . Still a comfy chair, a sofa too...perhaps a bit more streamlined, more gray than denim blue, but still perfect for cradling blankets, babies and their tired mamas too. Then there are books for cooking, planting, sewing, dreaming. Photos collected, set out and hung on surfaces time-worn or new but all evoking the satisfaction come from good works, strong family and traditions past and to come. 

 

 
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If Gatsby were alive today...

 

Strong, individualistic, unmistakably unmistakable. There is no question who you are, want you want, and most importantly, what you want your home to say. White and tuxedo black...pass the caviar across that ebony and chrome table, please. Crisp navy and citron green...happiness is sipping fresh squeezed OJ poolside behind a new patio screen. Mirror, mirror, a little ivory, a tad of cream...just because we like to drink champagne doesn't mean we don't also enjoy staying grounded on our own two feet.

 

 
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A nod to the best of what came before.

 

Before texting, there was conversation. Before halogen, the warmth of a candle's glow. Wood carved and stained by a craftsperson's hand, perhaps a tired and worn a bit now...but how those dinged legs and pitted cabinet top would certainly have stories to tell, if only. Plates shelved, utensils hung...as beautiful to look at as easy to store and gather. For the homeowner that cherishes all that came before, we'll help you mix the best of both old and new.    

 

 
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Bubbles and bows

 

Wonder what ever happened to Cinderella after the ball? We can't help but think installing a new kitchen and bath were at the top of her list. Crisp porcelains, sparkling glass. Fabricated   marbles in striated greys and whites cascading across smooth countertops...waterfalls to the floor. More importantly, those conveniences that turn work rooms into play. Coffee station just outside the master bath. Heated tile floors within. Showers that steam. Tubs that jet. The perfect place to relax after hosting a fabulous gourmet dinner around your new dining island and sideboard buffet.

 

 
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