Because of my extensive commercial interior design background, many times I urge my residential clients to allow me to select commercial grade upholstery fabrics for their homes. Not only for the fire code rating (which I have discussed before) but for the added durabi...

Interior designers have an essential role in specifying finishes and materials in healthcare environments to hinder (or kill) organisms and pathogens...

Currently there are bills filed in both the Florida House and Senate seeking to deregulate several professions and occupations each requiring their own individual analysis. I’ll just focus on the Professional Practice of Interior Design. Florida, like 28 other states a...

August 2, 2019

A client who recently hired me for their extensive home remodeling project said to me, “one of the reasons we hired you is so we can get your designer discounts”.

February 1, 2019

Are you considering working with an interior designer, but don’t know where to start? How can you tell your designer what you want, when YOU don’t even know what you want?  In this blog, I’ll share with you some tips on how to begin, how to work with an interior design...

January 23, 2019

It’s that time of year again, when the color experts unveil their color selections for the year. These highly-anticipated color selections are what drive the interior design trends throughout the year.

January 16, 2019

A relative newcomer to the residential flooring industry is LVP: "Luxury Vinyl Plank". We've used vinyl flooring for decades in commercial applications, but...

August 1, 2018

This is my second post in a series of hard finishes blogs in which I’ll highlight some of my favorite looks in solid surfaces. There are a seemingly endless number of choices, for residential and commercial projects alike, which can be overwhelming when making a select...

In this first of a series of hard finishes blogs, I’ll highlight some of my favorite looks in porcelain and ceramic tile.

Most of my clients approach the permitting process with great consternation and a general feeling that building codes and permitting construction work is an overly burdensome practice in which the local government is overreaching and the process is bogged down with red...

Many people call me an “interior decorator”. I don’t mind being called a “decorator” because it is part of what I do, but my education and experience go beyond...

February 25, 2018

I often get push back or apprehension from my clients when I suggest tones of gray paint, from gasps to vigorous head shaking.

January 24, 2018

The 2018 Jewels on the Bay Designer Showcase, in it's 23rd year, featured 2 houses in the Grenada Park development where interior designers in Sarasota were able to show off their skills with specific rooms in the houses. Constructed by Anchor Builders, each house is f...

December 27, 2017

Say Hello to the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet 18-3838

From Pantone:

Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality...

HDI specializes in Residential, Hospitality, and Commercial Interior Design. We helped Cornerstone Nutrition with their front of house needs working within their budget. We used Formica laminate to keep the cost down on the custom millwork.

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Not only is Holly Dennis an award-winning interior designer, but she is also an accomplished blogger. As someone dedicated to her profession, she uses her interior design blog to help educate consumers, fellow designers, and anyone else interested in learning about the many aspects of interior design. Not your typical interior design blog, Holly delves into topics beyond the usual subject matter and gives you a look at the industry inside and out.   

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