Holiday Decorating Tips

Our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach are our homes away from home. In decorating our offices this year,  Jessica, one of our designers, decorated our offices this year, she applied the same principles she recommends for your home holiday decor.

Keep it Simple

“Less is more” is Jessica‘s design motto when decorating. Rather than adding to your decor, she recommends replacing your everyday accessories with holiday items. She even replaced some of our wall art with affordable holiday art she found on Smallwoods.

Holiday Decorating Tips Wall Art

Adding to your current decor will create clutter, so pack up the pieces that can be replaced by your favorite holiday trinkets. Not only does this give you a clean look for Christmas, but your everyday tchochkes will have a fresh feel when you unbox them in January.

Holiday Decorating Tips Color Scheme

Color Palette

Her next suggestion is to pick a focal color and create your holiday scheme around it. The color you choose should complement your existing decor (such as the color of your walls, furniture and window treatments). Jessica chose dark green primarily because it’s trending this season, but it also happens to be Hatchett’s company color. She built our holiday color scheme around dark green with accents of white and black. Black is still very hot right now, and you should keep an eye out for everything dark green in 2020.

Holiday Decorating Tips Color Palette Knick Knacks

The richness of this green looks very sharp against our crisp white walls. It also pairs well with the natural wood tones of our existing decor. Even Chip and Joanna are on board with dark green for their Christmas wrap collection.

Presents Under the Tree

Which brings us to Jessica’s third suggestion of continuing your holiday color scheme in your gift wrap. The presents under your tree will double as decor and create a cohesive look to your holiday design.

Holiday Decorating Tips Color Palette Green Black White
It’s Okay to Bend the Rules

Your holiday color scheme is a guide. Don’t feel locked in to using only those colors. There’s nothing wrong with a pop of color here and there.

Above all, your holiday decor should make you happy. All of us at Hatchett Design Remodel wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Toys for Tots 2018 Kick-Off

The halls of Hatchett Design Remodel are decked for the holidays as we kick-off this year’s Toys for Tots campaign. Now thru December 14th, we are collecting new, unwrapped toys at our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach.
The Marine Toys for Tots mission is to send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy. Their mission resonates with our team here at Hatchett, and we hope that you’ll help us spread the joy of Christmas throughout Hampton Roads. Your gifts will be given to children in our community.
If you’d like to help but hate to shop, monetary donations can be made by clicking the “Donate” button on our website.
For those who enjoy shopping as much as giving, here’s what’s popular with the tots this year.
Encourage family bonding with a good, old-fashioned board game… or choose a game like Googly Eyes that puts a silly twist on a ol’ favorite. This hilarious game is basically Win Lose or Draw with vision-altering eyewear.
Inspire the creativity of a budding story teller with a LEGO Make Your Own Movie kit. This toy includes a free app (compatible with both tablets and phones) that helps kids direct their own stop-motion animated movies.
Play it safe with a present that’s sure to please, like anything Star Wars. With light and sound, this Bladebuilders toy is a good choice – because who doesn’t want their own lightsaber?!
Toys that get kids playing outside can usually be enjoyed by more than one kid at a time. You can’t go wrong with Giant Jenga, Ladder Ball, Bocce Ball, Bean Bag Toss, or a frisbee or frisbee game like Flimsee.

However you choose to donate, your contribution is tax-deductible. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity.

Thank you for helping make Christmas brighter for children in our community. You may drop off a new, unwrapped toy at our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We are open 10am to 5pm Monday through Friday. And like Don Hatchett says, your donation is more than just a toy, it’s a gift of joy.

Free Remodeling Seminars

Hatchett Design Remodel has renovated thousands of homes in Hampton Roads. We have over 50 years of experience remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, additions and more. Every project is unique, but there is one thing all remodeling projects have in common… questions from homeowners! That’s why we’re hosting free remodeling seminars.

According to Don Hatchett, “one of the biggest hurdles for homeowners is knowing where to start on their remodeling project.” The unknown can be very daunting. How do I pick a contractor? How do I figure out what I want the space to look like? How long will it take? Can I live in my house during renovations? How much will it cost? Is financing available?

Hunting Kitchen Before & After
Remodeling Seminars in Newport News & Virginia Beach
These types of questions can bog you down and leave your project in a stalemate. To help you understand how to get from the “Before” to the “After”, our team is hosting two free remodeling seminars. One will be held in our Newport News showroom starting at 6pm on Thursday, October 11. The next will be the following week at our Virginia Beach showroom at 6pm on the 18th. Both seminars will be hosted by Meghan Hatchett and one of our top designers, Jessica.
Brooks Bathroom Before & After
What to Expect
While we have planned these events around our clients’ frequently asked questions, we want to make sure your specific concerns are addressed as well. Meghan will kick off the discussion by explaining Hatchett’s design process. This process is one we have fine tuned over the years to maximize efficiency while minimizing costs and stress. Jessica will then cover hot topics including the industrial style, colors of the year and other current trends in design.
Titcomb Bathroom Before & After
Jessica will also show you how Hatchett uses technology in the design phase of our process – something we’ve been doing since before Joanna Gaines made it popular!
Ngo Design Rendering & After
Open Q&A Session
After their informal presentation, they will open the floor to a Q&A session. Don Hatchett encourages all attendees to participate in this open discussion, because “it’s a great, pressure-free way to gain knowledge about the remodeling process.” Jessica added, “we hope people gain a better understanding of how the remodeling process works and what to expect whenever they’re ready to remodel.” While HGTV has brought remodeling into the spotlight, Hatchett’s seminars will provide more detailed, realistic information that will better prepare you for your future renovation endeavors.
Bourne Kitchen Before & After
Registration Information
Space is limited, so please register by October 8th for the Newport News seminar and by the 15th for Virginia Beach. To register, simply email Meghan Hatchett at Be sure to let her know which seminar you would like to attend and who will be in attendance.
Atkinson Outdoor Addition Before & After
Since many folks will likely be coming straight from work, we will have cheese and crackers for hors d’oeuvres… and wine, of course. Non-alcoholic alternatives will also be provided.
If you need more information before the seminar, feel free to call Hatchett Design Remodel or stop by our showrooms in Newport News and Virginia Beach. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have… it costs nothing to ask!