Meet the Designer: Cary’s Paige Dick favors wallpaper, wood floors

APRIL 17, 2015

Paige Dick
Paige Designs LLC, Cary

My design signature: Wallpaper is my go-to for smaller to medium-sized rooms. I love being able to bring texture, pattern or color into a space that needs a wow factor. I’m not afraid to use bold prints to mix it up.

On my bedside table: On a normal day you will find a clock, book and beverage on my bedside table. I love making room for fresh flowers and smaller accessories too. When purchasing a bedside table, I look for a large enough tabletop to accommodate all of these items and provide storage below.

Best improvised centrepiece: Hurricanes filled with candles is an easy go-to for an impromptu get-together. They add height and drama and always create a relaxing atmosphere. I also keep extra runners, placemats, napkins and napkin rings on hand to switch out based on the season.

Tool I can’t do without: I don’t leave home without my measuring tape. You never know when you’ll need it. Keep one in your glove box.

Favorite thing in your home: I purchased these two “Oly” chairs from my favorite store in Westport, Conn. They are meaningful because they were beyond my budget at the time, and I love them just as much today as the day I bought them. A great investment and my favorite purchase.

Wood or carpet? I prefer wood floors with rugs, runners and coverage where needed. It’s always nice to see a wood border rather than wall-to-wall carpet.

Favorite design/decor app: I prefer Houzz over Pinterest. Houzz is more specific to interior designers. It’s easier to search products and engage in design discussions/solutions.

Next big design trend: Grass-cloth wallpaper of the 1970s is more popular than ever. This time we’re seeing patterned grasscloths that provide extra style and interest. Many of my clients are adding this wallpaper to the back of their book shelves for added texture and interest or using it in a bedroom or half-bath.

My biggest design risk: We expanded our third floor and made room for a guest bedroom and entertainment space in our previous home. It was critical to bring in natural light and a way to vent the space. Velux skylights provide a number of options. By adding this square footage, we were able to sell our home for more money and enjoy the living space.

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Jenny Mahorney
Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: Nov -0001

I had the pleasure of working with Paige Dick on HGTV’s Design show, Love it or List it. As the head of the design team, I bring on designers for some of our episodes to help balance out our work load... Read More

Colleen Brenegan
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Apr 2017

I recently moved and asked Paige to help me to design some rooms in our new home. Paige is wonderful and so easy to work with! I had a few ideas of what I wanted to do, but I wasn't really sure how ... Read More

Marisa Elek
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jun 2017

Paige is great to work with! She is professional, knowledgeable, flexible and listened well to my goals for what I wanted my home to look like. She has a very keen and intuitive sense of style and d... Read More

Dell Tolin
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jan 2017

Paige was an absolutely joy to work with. She has the best subs to perform the various projects she has designed. We will use her for many years to come. Thanks Paige! Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Dec 2016

Paige took on a big project furnishing and decorating our family's beach home from top to bottom while being 14 hours away. Paige listened to our ideas, worked well on a time crunch and made our home ... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: May 2016

I love yellow. The problem is every room in my previous home was a shade of yellow. When we moved, we wanted (1) a more current look with (2) a variety of coordinating colors and shades. We hired Paig... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Apr 2016

I worked with Paige recently to select paint colors, wallpaper, and fabric for window treatments in my new home. She really listened to me and asked good questions to discover what I wanted and my lik... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jan 2016

Paige was great to work with. She listened to my vision for our rooms and provided me with many different options to choose from. She was willing to work with my schedule and answered my questions ... Read More

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