Principles of Good Home Design

The difference between a home that was designed well and one that was designed poorly is clear to the people who live in them. The secret to designing a good home is realizing that doing so is both an art and a science. Designing a masterpiece requires vision, but it’s very easy to run into problems by forgetting the basic principles of good home design. People who do follow those rules can combine them with their own creative vision to create something wonderful.
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How to Decide Between Hiring an Architect or a Designer?

If you want to redo your home from top to bottom, do you hire an architect or an interior designer? Though it is not common knowledge, designers have training in architecture and architects have training in design. However, there are some skills that may necessitate hiring one professional over the other.
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Tellus Design + Build Featured in Architectural Digest Magazine

Tellus Design + Build announces a one-page feature in the ‘Living Well in Los Angeles’ November issue of Architectural Digest magazine. This special section, highlighting superior local home professionals, featured Tellus as the sole Design and Build firm.
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Tellus Brings Art to Life with Innovative Plant Creations

Tellus Design + Build rolls out a modern living art concept to clients, adding depth and artistry to their Design offering. Living walls and living art – hanging or framed art comprised of plants – are highly sought-after to anyone looking for exclusive, beautiful ways to bring a space to life.
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New Design Trends in Commercial Property

Commercial real estate has its own niche of interior and exterior design. Buildings in the 21st century take several factors into account when the blueprints are being drawn. Design and materials translate into Eco-friendly elements with green spaces and green technology. Businesses are using space efficiently with a team building focus in mind. Functionality is as important as the structure’s aesthetics with strategic moving parts. IT departments are smaller as the work space takes on more of the responsibility. Companies are also branding their offices based on their products, services, and culture. Here is a look at these variables driving the new design trends in commercial property.
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Tellus Opens Office Space to Artists

Tellus Design + Build, Los Angeles and Orange County’s award-winning full-service Design and Build firm, is opening up it’s doors, free of charge, to local artists. Artists can enjoy a creative and collaborative work and display space in Tellus’ Costa Mesa and West Los Angeles offices.
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Interior Design Trends to Watch for in 2016

Fads and trends of interior design seem to change on a seasonal basis, leaving previous inspiration in the dust. From traditional florals and accent walls all the way to stainless steel appliances and raw materials, home design innovations have come and gone over the years while always leaving a lasting impression. 2015 saw open shelving, blond wood furniture, stainless steel appliances, and the introduction of more smart home products. Moving into 2016, remnants of these trends will hang around, but new styles will begin to quickly take over.
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