As many people know there are many different levels of quality and prices for home fashions. And sometimes it can be very confusing as to what the difference is, especially when we now have all these stores that claim to have the same quality for less. So I thought I would give you some tips of things to look for when shopping for area … Read More What’s the difference? How to select the right area rug.
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
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
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
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
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
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
It’s that time of year again when we have the compulsive need to clean out, redo, or maybe even start new. It’s spring and yes that means spring cleaning. And for a great deal of my clients that means spring redesign. So I thought I would give some easy tips on how to refresh and redesign without major expenses. First is to get yourself … Read More Spring Refresh and Redesign