The final reveal: The lucky winners of the Houzz.com
Feb. 17, 2013
The lucky winners of the Houzz.com and Design Within Reach Sweepstakes renovation is completed by Semerjian Interiors!View images on Houzz...
Semerjian Interiors Main Line home Featured in Philadelphia Style Magazine
Dec. 03, 2012
Wow, I am really excited and honored to be featured in Philadelphia Style Magazine
's December 2012 issue. My husband Mark, who is a custom home builder (Semerjian Builders
) and I built our house together. It was truly an interesting experience to say the least, he was my toughest client! LOL. We worked really hard to create our dream home and as you can see from this article, our hard work paid off!
Semerjian Interiors on MSN Real Estate -
Nov. 06, 2012
I was truly surprised when I saw my DIY banquette seating tips come up on msn.com! I had given some design tips on how to build your own banquette seating on Mainstreet.com, and I was so excited to see my tips on the homepage of msn real-estate! See below for the written step by step directions....
Read entire article here
DIY Banquette Seating for your Kitchen or Breakfast Nook
If you have the space, a very popular and desirable look is having "built-in" banquette seating for your breakfast area. This adds coziness and warmth to your eating area and adds that extra storage we all need! Under a window is an ideal spot for this and we all know that not enough homes come with window seats!
1. Build the base:
You can go to Ikea, Lowes or Home Depot to purchase the cabinets. Some of these stores will work with you for your exact dimensions so bring your measurements to pick the right cabinet widths. I recommend a 15" cabinet height at least.
In order for the doors to open, you need to raise the cabinets off the ground. Otherwise they will scrape the floors. You can do this by laying 2x4 planks of wood across the span of where you want the cabinets to lay on (similar to a train track).
2. Install Cabinetry
Install cabinets on top of the 2x4's and secure them to the existing flooring with construction adhesive and screws.
Add trim work on face of the 2x4 for a finished look. I recommend using a 1x4 toe kick to be painted the same color as the cabinet. You can purchase these at any home improvement store.
Add handles on cabinets.
3. Add Seat Cushion - Another DIY Project or you can take to an upholsterer to make the cushion..
DIY Seat Cushion
You will need the following items:
Poly foam (3 inch minimum
Purchase Fabric - you can to to JoAnn Fabrics for tons of fabulous fabrics.
Measure the bench to determine how much wood youíll need for the seat and purchase plywood from a home improvement store. They will cut this for you.
Cut the poly foam with a serrated knife to fit on top of your wood and use wood glue to glue the foam to the wood.
Once the glue is dry, cover the foam with batting and trim to fit. Use a staple gun to staple the batting to the underside of the wood. Take extra caution to make sure the batting is smooth.
Lay the wood, batting side down on top of your upside-down fabric. Fold the fabric like you are wrapping a present around the batting to ensure no loose corners. Pull the fabric super tight and staple to the wood with a staple gun all around the underside perimeter.
Cut excess fabric and secure the cushion to the bench seat.
Enjoy your lovely built-in!
Semerjian is chosen Interior Designer for Houzz/Design Within Reach Sweepstakes
Oct. 19, 2012
I am SUPER EXCITED about this project. Carl and Mary Pucul, a wonderful couple from Vandling, PA are the lucky winners of a $40,000 sweepstakes from Houzz.com
and Design Within Reach. Carl and Mary had the opportunity to choose from several top interior designers that were hand picked from Houzz.com
and after interviewing several designers from PA, NY and Connecticut, they chose me to work with them for this awesome project. I am so lucky! I can't wait for the big reveal - it is going to be stellar!!! Stay tunedÖ
Incorporating Fall's Top Fashion Trends into your Home Decor
Oct. 09, 2012
Semerjian Interiors on NBC Baltimore!
I look forward to doing this segment every fall because I love fall fashion and its so much fun to incorporate the trends into your home decor!
This is probably the biggest trend for fall - Leather!!!! You are seeing it all over the runways, leather pants are huge this season. Very easy to work this trend into your home. Not only is it durable but it also has a sleek look.
You can afford to put leather in your homes with some seating options from Kmart. Parsons chair is only $54.99 and the barstool is only $39.99! www.kmart.com
Lots of bling and sparkle on the runways. Sears has a REALLY FUN bath collection! This is part of the Kardashian line, gotta love my fellow Armenian friends! We both have the crazy last names...
Tons of sparkle in this collection, love these shower hooks! The collection comes in lavender and black - once again, very affordably priced. Itís really easy to transform a bathroom, itís one stop shopping for a fresh, updated look. You can purchase them online at Sears
Navy is the new Black for the Fall. We all love Navy Blue, it's such a versatile color. Our jeans our navy and we love them because we can wear them with absolutely anything! An easy and affordable way to incorporate it is through your dishware! Blue is a great color, and Kmart has a fabulous dish collection for $49.99 for a 16 piece set.
Black and White and Geometric Prints
This is a forever classic color combo when it comes to fashion and home decor! It will never go out and works with literally every type of home decor style.I found the fabulous Houndstooth throw and the fun black and white accessories at Homegoods. It's really easy to update a room in a pinch with a fun throw over a sofa or a chair paired up with some matching accessories.
Semerjian Interiors featured in Mainstreet.com "DIY Projects for Empty Nesters"
Sep. 18, 2012
Semerjian Interiors in Philly.com
Aug. 24, 2012
I'm so excited to see Semerjian Interiors in today's issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com on how social media has helped my business. http://www.philly.com/philly/home/20120824_Social_promotion.html
DIY Dorm Room Advice in MainStreet.com
Aug. 20, 2012
Semerjian Interiors gives some great DIY Dorm Room advice in MainStreet.com
How to Create an Outdoor Backyard Oasis
Jul. 12, 2012
Interior Designer Ani Semerjian shows us how to make your patio or backyard into an outdoor oasis on NBC Philadelphia. She gives us some great tips on DIY Lighting, how to use a outdoor rug, and creative ways to use tiki torches.
How Pinterest Has Helped My Business
Jul. 07, 2012
Semerjian Interiors Interviewed in Costco Connection Magazine
, July 2012
DIY FATHER'S DAY GIFTS AS SEEN ON NBC BALTIMORE
Jun. 15, 2012
These are a couple of the father's day gift ideas I discussed on NBC Baltimore today that were inspired by Pinterest.
6 Pack of Snacks
This idea is super easy and super cute for the Dad who likes to snack. Please click on the picture for the instructions and the free printable, courtesy of www.kmckaydesigns.com.
Here is an idea for the Dad who loves to golf. I used a clear pail that I purchased from Michaels. You can also use an empty jar of pasta sauce if you can't find the pail. To attach the golf ball to the top of the lid, I used a U-Glu adhesive dash. (I love these!) The free printable label can be found by clicking on the photo, courtesy of pinner http://tatertotsandjello.com
Semerjian Interiors Featured on FoxNews.com
Jun. 11, 2012
Semerjian Interiors Featured on FoxNews.com!
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