Starting from scratch

Starting from scratch

I understand how daunting the idea of starting a design project from scratch is.  What if I make a mistake?  What if I hate it when it’s complete?  Where do I start? We know who you are when you walk in the door.  You usually have that deer in the headlights look. ...
Engineered wood is not laminate!

Engineered wood is not laminate!

Ok folks…I’m sure this has been a rant of past but in my day to day selections with new home builders the same comment comes up “I don’t want engineered floors because I don’t like laminate”.   WHAT??  I know part of our job is to educate, so in this spirit here it...
Rhoda’s Rant: Herringbone Pattern

Rhoda’s Rant: Herringbone Pattern

Something’s fishy!! The herringbone pattern has been making a large appearance in renovation shows and décor magazines. Some of these products can run hundreds of dollars but you can also achieve the look without much cost. The resemblance of a fish skeleton...
Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Although Aristocrat has some of the best installers around, we understand that sometimes you like working with your own contractor…and that’s ok. We assume that your installer is a professional…or if it is a” Do It Yourself” project, we assume you have a good...
Grey Anatomy

Grey Anatomy

I just finished up with an early morning appointment on this, a dull dismal rainy grey day… and it occurred to me that I’m really not a fan of grey. Well not all grey ….just that dull dismal rainy grey day, gray.  That made me ponder about all of those clients...