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One Year WFH: Is your home office still working for you?

March 25, 2021
Do you remember when the shelter-in-place order took effect last year (of course you do), and we were all suddenly tasked with moving piles of mail and scooping up legos minutes before Zoom calls? …

Design Myth Busted: Mixing Metals

March 17, 2021
I don’t know when, or how, or why this design “rumor” started, but I’m going to put it to rest right now – yes, you can mix metals. And I’m going to tell you how to do it tastefully and exper…
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Money Talk: How Do Interior Designers Charge for Their Time?

March 11, 2021
Money talk can be awkward. But when have we ever shied away from the real stuff? Not today.  Discovering how interior designers charge for their time and how much we charge (hello, interior design …

Meet Your Designer – Dana Feagles

March 5, 2021
Image: Dana with her recently departed doggie and office buddy, Carmela. Coddington Design’s team of interior designers is small but mighty. Last month, we got personal with Taylor, our experienced…

Common Design Mistakes When Living with Kids

February 26, 2021
We’ve already shared with you our hacks to hide the mess and tips for kid- and pet-proof furniture, and if you’re a parent (with human or animal children) you are probably already wary of all-white…

Recent Press Roundup and our #1 Powder Room Tip

February 18, 2021
Can you believe it’s almost March? It seems like last March was just yesterday but also 5 years ago. In any case, we’ve been busy these last two months collaborating with not only our wonderful cli…

Meet Your Designer – Taylor Tanimoto

February 12, 2021
Interior design is highly personal – as your designer, we know where and how you eat, sleep, shower, and live. This is all essential for us to know, so that we can create the best possible sp…

Why You Should Define Your Style BEFORE You Start Decorating

February 5, 2021
Listen, designing your space can be overwhelming, we get it. Choice overload is a real thing. With thousands of options just a few clicks away (hello, work-from-home midday online shopping break!),…

Interior Design Lighting Tips and Tricks: Ceiling Edition

January 22, 2021
Coddington Design; San Francisco Kitchen, Photo: David Duncan Livingston I like to think of the lighting in a room as the jewelry. It’s like when you’ve got a beautiful outfit and you n…

If it’s not a “Hell Yes!” It’s a No: 2021 Design Trends

January 15, 2021
2020 was a wild ride and so far this year seems just as unpredictable. One thing you can count on- the Coddington Team having some opinions. I always say, if it’s not a “Hell Yes!” it’s a no. So he…

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