Category: decorating

The biggest and most common design mistakes

There are a few mistakes that I see over and over again in home design. The first biggest mistake that I see on a regular basis is an area rug that is just too small for the space. Area rugs should encompass the seating area. This means that they should be under the furniture. They are not a coaster for your cocktail table. If … Read More The biggest and most common design mistakes

Budget Friendly Adaptations

One of the biggest and most often asked questions I receive is “how do we get the look we want and be conscience of our budget”. So I thought I would give some tips on the areas where you can cut costs but still get quality and a great look. The first area whether you are building a new home or remodeling is to … Read More Budget Friendly Adaptations

Scale and Balance

One of the most important concepts in interior design is scale and balance. Scale is more than just size. Scale is about proportion. The weight that objects hold in a room. Balance is about making sure that the scales of all the pieces in a space are properly connected to each other. In interior design we play with that scale and balance to create … Read More Scale and Balance

Wesley Hall – A favorite for Upholstery

To continue with giving you a deeper view of the lines that we carry at Artful Conceptions here is a look at Wesley Hall. This has become my go to for upholstery. I first found them at High Point market when one of the furniture reps I had known for years suggested that I look at them. When I walked into the showroom in … Read More Wesley Hall – A favorite for Upholstery

Surya – One of My Favorite Lines

I thought that I would give everyone a little insight into some of the vendors that we carry at Artful Conceptions. Every line that we carry at Artful Conceptions I hand pick. When I go through the process of selecting lines to carry at Artful Conceptions my first requirement is that I am completely Wowed with the product. To wow me it has to … Read More Surya – One of My Favorite Lines

Must Haves for Every Home

There are a few things that I feel every room or home must have. These are items that tie rooms together, or are just so great and multifunctional they are a must have. My first must have are pouf ottomans. I am in love with these items. They can be moved to many different places in the room and can be used as both … Read More Must Haves for Every Home

Summertime Design

So it is officially summer. That means that the kids are out of school and a time for a little relaxation. In my world it also means a time for a refresher and new accents that makes me smile when I walk in the door. My philosophy even if I can’t be at the beach everyday in the summer I want to have that … Read More Summertime Design

Design Basics

I get asked all the time what can I do to make my home feel more complete. This is usually followed by I don’t have a lot of money to spend and I want to do it on my own. So I thought I would put together some basic things that any home owner can do on their own to refresh their space. First … Read More Design Basics

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