Wednesday, December 3, 2008


We have the secret ingredient!

Do you want it?

It is the easiest, cheapest and fastest way to make the biggest impact in any room.

Changing your wall color can make a huge transformation.

Take a look at this downtown condo that was a blank slate when the owner bought it.
When we found out that our red headed client drove a red convertible sports car and was not afraid of color we were soooo excited to smother paint all over these white walls.

We went from this cold, boring, stale room…

To this warm, inviting, vibrant space!

It is always more fun to have clients that take risks that pay off in such a noticeable way.

Remember: IT'S ONLY PAINT and you can paint right over it if you don’t love it.

So spice up your life with a little color and a whole new look!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Step Up your Countertop Game!

Decisions, decisions, decisions!
We make lots of them every day, all the time.

But there are so many products out there to know about and new ones pop up every day!

With granite countertops alone there are endless options…
So here is some info to step up your granite countertop game.

The facts:
Formed from liquid magma
Solidified deep within the earth
Found on all continents
Has the durability of a diamond
Comes in countless colors and patterns

Natural stone varies so much the product can change depending on when it was taken from the ground. Granite comes in a large slab & you get to pick out your actual slab.

It’s decision time!
When selecting your favorite look there are many more things to consider.

Scale of Design?
People within the industry refer to some granite as to “having lot’s of movement” or being “salt & pepper”. This is describing the scale of the pattern in the stone.

"Salt & Pepper"

"Lot's of Movement"

2 cm or 3cm?
You can get your slab in a 2 centimeter or 3 centimeter thickness.
To use the correct lingo though you should call it 2cm or 3cm to sound like you are in the know.

Polished, Satin or Honed?
Polished is a smooth, shiny & reflective with richer and darker colors leaving your countertop sealed and easier to keep clean and free from staining.

Satin is the middle of the road with a light gloss. It is a relatively new option.

Honed is a smooth, matte surface without reflection. The depth of color is decreased but a more natural look is created.

What edge detail do you prefer?
It’s in the details! The edge you pick to have fabricated will help in creating the look you are going for.

So now you are wondering, which granites tend to be more expensive?



Granite with lots of movement

What about less expensive?


Salt & pepper

Having beautiful granite countertops in your home will definitely increase your resale value.
And it makes you feel pretty special too!

If you would like to learn more about granite or other alternative surfaces like marble, quartz, concrete, slate, travertine or limestone contact Diane Keaton Interiors.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

"Let's stay in tonight"

The number one question we get asked right now is;
"are you staying busy with this economy?"

The answer is YES!
Everybody and their mother is doing a remodel;
maybe even your mother!

People are not going out as much so they are bringing the luxury into their home.

They are wanting their house to be an escape or a getaway.
We are seeing people wanting the extra goodies put into their home.

The more luxury in your home
the more often you will find yourself saying
“Let’s stay in tonight.”

Home Theaters
Bring the movie theater into your home

Surround sound

Dim lighting

Comfy seating

Spa Bathrooms
Create a luxury retreat at home

Soaking Tub

Heated Floor

Steam shower

Bedroom Retreats
Romantic spaces

Mood Lighting

Plush bedding

Hotel Like Living Rooms
Feel like you are at a hotel

Luxurious Space

Impress your guest

Wine Cellars and Cigar Rooms
Keep your wine and cigars at a close reach

Chilled wine

Smoking room

Outdoor Living Spaces
Bringing the outdoors in

Full Gourmet Kitchen

Fire up the grill

fire pits

comfy seating

Having people over instead of going out

Dinner Party


What luxuries do you wish were in your home?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A New Face

We brought Amber on as an intern in April of 2008. It was the first time we had an intern at Diane Keaton Interiors but we thought we should try it out. We enjoyed it more then we thought we would and really loved Amber. She is outgoing, friendly and fun to have around.

She kept coming back after her internship hours were fulfilled. We thought; “she must like us”? We knew we really enjoyed having her around and felt she added value to our company. She has fresh ideas and a great color sense. Amber has brought excitement to our designs and new energy to our office. We knew that adding her to the team would be a benefit not only to us but our clients as well. In October 2008 we added her on as the Design Assistant.

Our clients have considered her a welcomed addition, if we show up with out her to meetings they always ask, “Where’s Amber?” She loves finding solutions to design dilemmas and specifying surfaces to make the space beautiful.

In her free time Amber enjoys gardening and spending time with her friends and family. She loves to travel and has been to places like; Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Canada. Amber is currently attending Portland Community College and will be graduating with her Associates in Interior Design in the Winter of 2009 and plans to continue her education at the Portland Art Institute in January.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Necessity Creates Luxury!

What is Luxury?

It is taking the ordinary and making it exceptional.

When you are in need of a light you could very easily spend a couple of dollars to buy a light bulb and hang it from a wire. No doubt this would get the job done. It would be providing a light source which is your ultimate goal.

But is that what you desire in your home?

The light bulb will not suggest the emotions you are looking to create. Having a stunning fixture in a room it will create the atmosphere you are craving.
The question is what ambiance are you looking to invent?

What is your luxury? Where do you discover your luxury and how do you form it?

Luxury is about the experience!
When you are surrounded by great things you become inspired and dream of infinite possibilities.