1. Faux Finishing in Design

    An integral part of one of our current custom home projects is faux finishing throughout the home. Oftentimes people think of faux painting as just being for walls or intricate ceiling designs. But we at Soleil By Design, LLC like to think outside the box, creating faux details in places like mantel…Read More

  2. Amazing Custom Glass Chandelier

    Our designers have been working hard on the final details of one of their favorite custom home design projects. Today I'd like to share a photo of a custom blown glass chandelier that will be in the entryway. One of our designers worked closely with the client and Ryan Blythe at Rainier Glass Studio…Read More

  3. Gorgeous Custom Hood

    I love seeing all of the detail that goes into projects. Our designers are working on the final phase of the design process in a magnificent custom home that is turning out to be an absolute masterpiece. Take a look at this custom hood with oil rubbed bronze and copper by Abbaka recently installed i…Read More

  4. Rustic Chic

    One of our designers, Emma, met with the client whose multiple options of materials I shared.  Their style is "Rustic Chic", which combines both modern chic and rustic aesthetics. The next step for Emma is to update the drawings and specs with the selected materials.  I'm looking forward to seein…Read More

  5. New Testimonial!

    This morning we received an email from a happy client with a newly completed project.  It's wonderful to hear from people who are so pleased with their design. "The space is absolutely amazing.  People can't believe the transformation.  We couldn't be happier.  Thanks for all your creativity…o…Read More

  6. Creative Process

    I've learned that the interior design process is multi-faceted, much like the skill set and talents of my designers.  Part of that process, of course, is designing the floor plan of a home, which is obviously extremely important in both aesthetics and function.   Another aspect is the creative pr…Read More

  7. What I love about my job

    One thing I love about my job is that I have a front row seat to the entire design process.  When one of my designers meets a new client, they return to the office and discuss the new project.  What strikes me is that my designers talk about their new clients as new friends, not customers.  They …Read More

  8. New Blog!

    I’m excited to have gotten the green light to start a blog for Soleil By Design, LLC.  What’s going to make this Interior Design blog unique (I hope) is that I’m not a designer.   For about ten years my primary job was raising two little girls, and running a videography business out of my h…Read More