Category: organization

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One Day Redesign

So you have all the right main pieces in your home but yet you want some updating. So here are my thoughts on items that will give you that quick update and get done in one day. First, how organized is your home? If your closets are not organized or you don’t have places to put your mail and other paper items you may … Read More One Day Redesign

New Year, New Kitchen

In a continuation of the new year theme I thought it was time to address kitchens. This is the number one room in the house that sells a house and is also the one that is most important to function properly. We gather in the kitchen, we make our family dinners in the kitchen and we create masterpieces in our kitchens. So being as … Read More New Year, New Kitchen

Start the Year off Organized

So it is just about the start of 2015 and if you are like most people you have decided to get organized this year. This also tends to be an intimidating task for many. There is the question of where to start, how to implement, and of course cost. So I thought I would give you some of my favorite ideas for organizing. These … Read More Start the Year off Organized

Balance is needed

As the school year begins I am reminded of how caught up in our lives we can become and that without our homes in balance it can create a chaos in the rest of our lives. So I thought I would talk about the principle of balance when it comes to interior design. Balance does not mean that everything has to be symmetrical. This … Read More Balance is needed

Quick Tips to Freshen Your Home

There are many times in which your home needs a quick updating. This can be because you are looking to sell your home, you are having company or you are just plain tired of things. Here are 10 of my favorite ways to freshen up your home without major changes. 1) Change up your pillows. Find some great pattern pillows for your sofas and … Read More Quick Tips to Freshen Your Home

5 Rules for Your First Home

One day it happens you are realizing a dream and owning your first home. This is the time that you get to really do things how you want them, you don’t need to follow a landlords rules about paint color, you can have built ins, you can make changes that work for you and your lifestyle. It also means that without thoughtful planning there … Read More 5 Rules for Your First Home

Small Space Designing

Let’s be honest one of the hardest spaces to design for are small spaces. These spaces usually need to be multi use rooms and require special furniture to function properly. They also tend to be the spaces that end up cluttered and stuffed feeling. So I thought I would post some great furniture options that make small spaces function without felling cluttered and too … Read More Small Space Designing

Designing for Your Lifestyle

Over the years as a designer I have worked to create designs that make my clients lives easier. Part of being able to do this is to get to know my client and how they live. One of the most important thing is to be completely honest with your designer. For instance if your lifestyle is in need of organization make that perfectly clear … Read More Designing for Your Lifestyle

The New Face of Artful Conceptions

As many of you have noticed I have been posting pictures of new product that I have been buying for the showroom. So I thought I would talk a bit about how we are growing and expanding here at Artful Conceptions. We are still a full service design firm. What we have done is double the space to our offices. This means that we … Read More The New Face of Artful Conceptions

Even Closets Need Good Design

One area that gets overlooked all the time when design homes or redesigning them Are the closets and pantries. For some reason there is this idea that just adding shelves and rods makes a closet or pantry workable. Reality is that good interior design focuses on all aspects and that includes the function of the closets and pantries. For me I speak with the … Read More Even Closets Need Good Design

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