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How to Be a Smart Shopper For Upholstered Furniture!

How to Be a Smart Shopper For Upholstered Furniture!

We’re all there at some point ~ it’s time for out with the old, and in with the new! Buying furniture is an investment, and it’s so unfortunate if we’re disappointed with our decision once we’ve got it home. Whether it’s a sofa, club chair or dining chairs, there are...

Seasonal Room Refreshers!

Seasonal Room Refreshers!

Is it a girl thing? No matter how much we love our home decor, we can become a bit bored from time to time. I love to swap around my accessories, often moving them to different rooms, or tapping into my hidden stash in the closet to bring out favorites that I haven’t...

Seasonal Decorating ~ On a Dime!

Seasonal Decorating ~ On a Dime!

I’m so happy fall is here!  It’s the beginning of my favorite seasons, and I love the cool weather, fires in the fireplace, cooking soups and stews, and of course, decorating for the holidays.  What other time of year gives us so many holidays to decorate for, in a...

Boring Landscape? Simple Ideas to Make it Shine!

Boring Landscape? Simple Ideas to Make it Shine!

Can an interior designer give you advice for the exterior of your home? You bet they can! Many of the same principles apply, and it’s all about creating an environment of balance, scale, proportion and harmony. Everything from choosing the paint color, to adding...

Fall is Coming! Is Your Home Ready?

Fall is Coming! Is Your Home Ready?

That crispness in the morning air and dew on the lawn tells me that fall is on the way! We all know that once it’s cold and rainy outside, we tend to huddle indoors and pay less attention to the mainten ance of our homes. With that in mind, now is the time to get your...

Make Decorating Fun, Not Stressful!

Make Decorating Fun, Not Stressful!

It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed about decorating, especially when you want to work on every room in your house! After a consultation with a recent client, she wrote me, “ … I no longer feel paralyzed with inaction on what to do next to get the right look and...

Upgrading Your Kitchen ~ Where To Put The $$

Upgrading Your Kitchen ~ Where To Put The $$

Did you know that a kitchen upgrade or remodel is one of the best places to put your home improvement dollars? Not only is the kitchen the hub of the home, but an upgrade will also reward you when it comes time for resale. Though there are plenty of men doing the...

Is Your Bedroom Less Than Inspiring?

Is Your Bedroom Less Than Inspiring?

Let’s face it. Life is busy! By the time many people finally end up in the bedroom after a long day, they may not find the inspiration they need for the activities that usually take place there ~ sleep and intimacy. Here are a few ideas to get you moving in the right...

Lighten Up Your Landscape!

Lighten Up Your Landscape!

Is your front or back yard in the dark? Landscape lighting is not only functional, but can make a dramatic difference in the visual appeal of your home. That said, try and consider both of these elements when designing your lighting plan. Miss the Runway ~ If you’re...

Beauty Without Color ~ Designing with Neutrals

Beauty Without Color ~ Designing with Neutrals

Don’t like lots of color? There are other options! Rooms with a neutral color scheme can be just as appealing as rooms vibrant with color. I find neutral palettes very inviting, and notice that I really focus on the individual details of the room because my attention...

Refresh a Room ~ Fast and Affordable!

Refresh a Room ~ Fast and Affordable!

Do you have a room that you’d love to refresh, but you want it done fast and affordable?  Well, it can be done! Many times, a few simple changes is all that’s needed to give a room a completely new look, and you don’t have to break the bank to do it. Just let your...