Home Furnishing Trends
Following trends in home furnishings can be fun as well as helpful. Here are some designs to watch for in 2018. I can see the influence of Jo Anna Gaines […]
My thoughts on using decorative mirrors…
I love to use mirrors because they instantly expand space, reflect light, and add a sparkle. Make sure your mirror reflects a nice view. Select oversized and tall for a […]
Selecting the Proper Rug Size
Tips to ensure proper size selection Once of the most common reasons that rugs are returned is improper size selection. Choosing the correct rug size is essential to filling a […]
Can you give tips on decorating an office?
One of the biggest problems I see is separating commercial design from residential design. Everyone is familiar with home design and products used there. Commercial has fire ratings, a corporate […]
Where do I start when selecting paint colors?
Look for inspiration in paintings, rugs, fabrics or even your closet. If you can wear it, you can live with it. Wood is not neutral, it has a color; it […]
I would like to convert my lower level into to a mother-in-law suite. Can you give tips?
This home is a good example. I developed the living area around an existing fireplace with a dark paneled room. Using paint and drywall the space felt larger and brighter. […]
How can I make a large room with high ceilings cozy?
First decide the different functions the space will serve. For example, if you have a large space that needs to be living, dining and kitchen use area rugs to define […]
How do I select accessories for my room?
The quote “less is more” can definitely be applied to accessories; too many can create clutter and confusion. Your eye stops on every object so clutter will not allow a […]
How can I give an outdated fireplace an updated look?
Cover the old material with new tile or glass tiles for sparkle. Sometimes adding a mantel or different mantel gives a lift. If the material is highly textured, paint may […]
How do I decide what to put on my kitchen backsplash?
If you want a decorative back splash which usually covers 18 inches between the counter top and upper cabinets, there are exciting choices. Weather you choose tile, granite, glass or […]