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Going Green:  Pantone Chooses Greenery as 2017 Color of the Year

Going Green: Pantone Chooses Greenery as 2017 Color of the Year

For the past 17 years color management company, Pantone Color Institute, has held a secret color conclave where presentations and great debates have determined the Color of the Year. Recently, Pantone announced its Color of the Year for 2017, a vibrant spring-foliage hue called Greenery….

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Rebuilding or Renovating – Tips for Tackling a Huge Project

Rebuilding or Renovating – Tips for Tackling a Huge Project

At Acadian House, our professionals are used to giving advice on home renovations, but with the recent flooding we are going through the rebuilding process ourselves as well. It can be an overwhelming task. We’d like to share some tips on how to tackle the…

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DESIGNER TIP: Adele Merchant on Complementary Cabinets

DESIGNER TIP: Adele Merchant on Complementary Cabinets

By Christina Leo, InRegister, October 2016 Many kitchens in the Baton Rouge area have been left with only their upper cabinets and tile floors after the devastation of the flood. For homeowners looking for a fresh start, Adele Merchant of Acadian House Kitchen & Bath Design has some…

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Shiplap: Paneling Makes a Comeback

Shiplap: Paneling Makes a Comeback

Shiplap. It’s a word very few outside of the design world knew about until Joanna Gaines’ Fixer Upper hit the airwaves. The HGTV show has popularized the Texas designer’s style: a rustic, yet elegant mixture of new and old textures. Fans of the show know…

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Makeover House #2 – 545 Autumn Oak Drive

Makeover House #2 – 545 Autumn Oak Drive

Our second makeover house is in Live Oaks Estates and is the home of an  Acadian House designer. The House For this project we had a bit of a role reversal. Our Acadian House Kitchen & Bath designer, Monica Broggi, and her family became the…

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Does evergreen design exist?

Does evergreen design exist?

As homeowners renovate kitchens and bathrooms, our designers consistently get the question about fads and what styles will be around for the long haul. It is easy to look at a bathroom with a turquoise tub, sink and toilet and declare that it is out…

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Kitchens with Color, but Not Avocado Green

Kitchens with Color, but Not Avocado Green

Many of us can recall the avocado green and harvest gold colored kitchens that still haunt some homes today. In the time of keeping up with the Jones’, appliances and design were focused on mass appeal. If you had what everyone else had then you…

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Consider Aging in Place

Top 5 Reasons You Should Consider Aging in Place

Aging in Place is a term that no one really wants to talk about. But really it is about living comfortably and safely in your home. So it is regardless of age, not just for getting old. It is about adapting your house to your…

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It’s Christmas in April!

It’s Christmas in April!

Yup you have heard of Christmas in July but did you know you really need to start thinking about Christmas in April? That is right. If you are expecting a house full of family and friends in November and December and you want the house…

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10 Ways to Incorporate the 2014 Color of the Year into Your Home

10 Ways to Incorporate the 2014 Color of the Year into Your Home

Out with Emerald Green of 2013, make room for Radiant Orchid. Purple will be the name of the game next year, according to Pantone’s color-trend prediction, which says “Radiant Orchid” will be everywhere. Work the hue into your home with these vibrant elements.   1….

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