Author - Colby Morrell

6 Ways To Make The Most of Your Finished Basement

Finishing your basement to meet your style and lifestyle creates extra living space (wonderful in a smaller home) and increases your home’s value. We work on quite a few basements here at Obelisk Home, and we’ve come up with a few tips for those of you who are rethinking the function of your basement. Our Jared II Basement Remodel Project Divide the Function Most basements have an excess of unused space, this makes it important that you divide the function of your [...]

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The Great Shiplap Debate

The popularity of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, Joanna Gaines, is undeniable. The woman has made shiplap a household term by featuring it prominently in her projects. She has inspired countless renovations across the country as people flock to the lumber yard to incorporate shiplapped walls into their own homes. But, like many great things that become over popularized, the shiplap trend seems to be setting sail. We get a lot of questions from clients about our thoughts on the trend [...]

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4 Ways To Make Your Fresh Flowers Last Longer

It’s finally starting to feel like spring and we couldn’t be happier! Creating that spring feeling inside the home is something many of us do by purchasing fresh flowers and arranging them around the house. It’s no secret that flowers can get costly, so we want to make the most of the money spent on them. Follow these helpful tips to prolong the life of your freshly cut flowers! Cut the Stems One of the most common mistakes people make after [...]

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Green With Envy: Delmar Project Spotlight

Color can alter a person’s mood, incite anger, evoke happiness, or call to mind feelings of indifference and sadness. Even so, most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the effects of color in their homes or offices. Yet, the color and design in our home should reflect the people who live inside, and designers and homeowners should use colors wisely to create the intended atmosphere in each space. On this project, our client knew she wanted a [...]

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3 Thoughtfully Colorful Living Rooms

Trying to incorporate color into your home? Let these recent projects be your inspiration! Delmar Project This client came to us wanting to totally transform her home into something that reflected her family’s personality. Beyond the vibrant furniture, we decided to paint the walls purple to add that extra punch of color and excitement. We then complimented the purple with various shades of blues and green. To add another layer of color, pink accents were brought in. Because the colors are [...]

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March Artwalk Featuring Susie Sharpe

This month we are excited to be welcoming Susie Sharpe as our March featured artist. From Susie: Growing up in Korea art was my first love and my path was set to become an artist. However, moving to the U.S. led me to pursue a career in medicine. Even as a practicing physician, I continued to study art. Both the art of healing and the art of creating are deeply meaningful to me. My artwork has been shown in numerous exhibits [...]

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10 Beautiful Bathroom Ideas to Inspire Your Remodel

It’s no question that your bathroom is the most personal space in your house, and it should be a beautiful and functional place that you enjoy. After all, it’s where you start and end your day. To help inspire your own bathroom design project, we rounded up 12 beautiful bathrooms to help get the gears ticking! Photo by Marissa Cramer Interiors Consider going bold with a fun colored tile to brighten up your bathroom. This could be done by adding a [...]

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Adding Color to the Kitchen

The kitchen is the hardest working room in your home and it’s where we spend a lot of time. Why not add your favorite hue and make a statement? Color does amazing things for a kitchen, and while we love a crisp white kitchen, don’t be afraid to step out of the box and really punch up the color. Read on to see the ways you can add color to your own kitchen! Add Colorful Cabinetry Cabinetry accounts for about 60 [...]

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Tips for Designing A Monochromatic Space

We can’t deny the power of a monochromatic room. They can be bold, luxurious, and adventurous. The idea of creating a monochromatic space is alluring because of the intentional impact it can have, but the thought of actually executing the look is intimidating for most! We don’t blame you! Where do you start? How do yo keep the space from falling flat? How much color should you use? If you’re considering the monochromatic look, read on to help guide [...]

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February Artwalk Featuring Shannon Bacon

We are so honored to be welcoming Shannon Bacon into our family of gallery artists this February. Shannon Bacon has been a self-described “closet painter” since she was old enough to hold a paint brush. While her most notable artistic contributions over the past two decades have been marked by her career as a professional writer, film creator, photographer’s assistant and co-owner of Randy Bacon Photography alongside Randy, this exhibit represents her belief in art as a kind of story [...]

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