Decorating Your Dwelling – Kansas City Homes & Style Magazine

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Kathleen was honored to be published in KC Homes and Style Magazine this month!

Condos Radiate Style & Comfort

Story by Kathleen Ramsey | Photos by Matt Kocourek

Are you ready for downsizing, a second home or a pied a terre in the city? Condominiums are a great alternative and Kansas City offers a multitude of options when it comes to locations and style. They can be as big as a free-standing home, or more along the lines of 900 to 1800 square feet. They are like little jewel boxes, with great views. The folks at KCH&S have asked me to share a few tips and design considerations for condo design.

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Bring It On: Alluring, Dramatic & Exquisite Black Interiors

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Ramsey Interiors was, once again, featured on Houzz!

Black is the go-to colour in pretty much the whole world’s wardrobe. However, the same cannot be said of its popularity in homes, even though the colour lends the same sort of characteristics to a house as it does to a piece of clothing — an aura of sensuality mixed with timeless elegance. Yet, most of us steer clear of using black in our homes, especially in large doses. While black does make a room look sombre, the drama it creates is worth every bit of it. Here are some ways how to do black; not only for home bars and bathrooms, which are usually the areas where we experiment with darker colours, but also for living rooms and bedrooms.

1. Embellish black walls
Introducing elements like panels and borders on plain black walls takes away the starkness of black by breaking up the large expanse. The white decorative moulding on a black surface here acts almost like a huge graphic painting by itself. In the absence of borders and panels, the niche here acts as an expanse breaker.

Tip: You can create panels on a large wall – the raised borders break up the large expanse of monotonous black, lending the wall an element of design.

 

 

 

 

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8 Things You Didn’t Know a Black Feature Wall Could Do

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Creating an accent wall in black can be a smart choice because the color is surprisingly flexible. Black can conceal unwanted elements or highlight special attributes. Its elegant nature can make either a minimalist statement or a decadent one, depending on your interior design goals. See eight ways a black accent wall might work in your home.

7. Emphasize Your Brights

Black is also a terrific neutral backdrop to stylishly showcase your vibrant colors. Vivid hues aren’t always easy to coordinate and can make a room look too youthful or loud when they aren’t paired well.

Designer tip: Show off vibrant style in the rest of the room with colorful accessories that coordinate but have differing textures.

 

 

 

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Ramsey Interiors Awarded Best of Houzz 2017

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Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,  Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Kathleen Ramsey and Ramsey Interiors of Prarie Village, KS has won “Best Of Service” and “Best of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The award-winning firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service, and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Kathleen Ramsey,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

 

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About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

Certified Living in Place Professional

Kathleen Ramsey is now a Certified Living In Place Profession for Kansas City

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The Certified Living In Place Professional Program is designed to help medical, construction, architectural, design and home inspection professionals understand the importance of ensuring all homes are as accessible, comfortable and safe for all individuals, regardless of age or physical condition. This group and homes is what we call the Living In Place market.

What Makes CLIPP Professionals

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Certified Living In Place Professional training provides professionals with the skills necessary to help make homes accessible, comfortable and safe for everyone. The program will address:

  • Home Accessibility and Safety
  • Statistics and Trends of Living In Place
  • Medical, Pharmaceutical and Cognitive Issues of Aging
  • Living In Place Designs, Products and Installation
  • Using the Home Accessibility Safety Assessment Checklist (HASAC)
  • Compliance with CLIPP™ and HASAC™

 

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The Living In Place Institute is rigorous in qualifying professional candidates for certification and maintaining certification. For Certified Living In Place Professionals, this program has rigorous requirements including:

  • Background Checks
  • Past & Current Client References
  • Maintaining Appropriate Insurance Policies
  • Licensure
  • Requiring Building Permits

 

Kathleen Ramsey and everyone at Ramsey Interiors is proud to be a part of the Certified Living In Place Professionals in order to better serve the Kansas City metro area.

Ramsey Interiors was hand-picked to be featured in an editorial on Houzz!

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Ramsey Interiors was hand-picked by one of the writers to be featured in an editorial ideabook on the homepage of Houzz. Check out the ideabook here:

 

 

 

Every generation has decorating traditions that shape how their homes look and function. These change as lifestyles, tastes and attitudes evolve according to the zeitgeist of a particular period in history. Some habits live on, but today’s design and decorating spirit is different in many ways to that of our parents’ times. Take a look at some of yesteryear’s decor conventions that we have upended, and ask yourself – would Mother approve?

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Ramsey Interiors of Kansas City Awarded Best of Houzz 2016 – Design & Service

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Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,  Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Kansas  City,  January 19, 2016 – Ramsey Interiors of Overland Park has won “Best Of Design” and ” Best of Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The turn-key interior design firm was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. A “Best of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“We are honored to be awarded Best of Houzz in Service and Design 4 years running.  We love using Houzz.com for inspiration and to convey design ideas to clients”
– Kathleen Ramsey Owner/Lead Designer

 “Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Ramsey Interiors, voted one of our “Best of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

RAMSEY INTERIORS IS MOVING!

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Please change your contact information for Ramsey Interiors:

New FAX Number (effective by or before April 15, 2015):

1-844-RAMSEY1 (1-844-726-7391)

Temporary FAX Number (until the number above is activated):

1-866-936-9625

All other contact information remains the same:

  • Mobile Phone: 913-449-4925
  • Email: Kathleen@RamseyInteriors.com
  • Karen@RamseyInteriors.com

Ramsey Interiors will be temporarily operating from my home until my new location is announced! Stay tuned…

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