One of my new favorite obsessions are living walls. These are some of the coolest ways to design and are eco-friendly. Living walls can be incorporated into kitchen – how fantastic is it to cook with fresh herbs. How much better is it to grow your own and have them at your fingertips. Living walls can also be incorporated into eating spaces and living … Read More Bringing the outdoors in
The holidays are fast approaching and that means lots of food, family and friends. Here are some ideas for your holiday table. Whether you are super traditional or laidback casual here are some ideas to make your own for this season. So have some fun this holiday season. Try not to stress. Take these ideas and make them your own. Remember the holidays are … Read More Holiday Tablescapes
Halloween is just around the corner and whether you have kids or you are just a big kid it is a fun holiday to celebrate. There are some great ways to get into the Halloween mood from decorating your outside to little table top items that invoke the spirit. Here are some fun ideas for kids and adults: So have fun and make the … Read More Halloween Fun
It is that time of year, if you live outside of the state of Florida the air is getting cooler and the leaves are changing. That means the holidays are coming and that means it is a great time to change some of the décor in your home. So I thought that I would post some pictures of fall decorating ideas. The easiest places … Read More Holiday Decorating
As a designer I am constantly talking about dyelots. They are something that we deal with on a daily basis and most of the time when we mention it to clients they look at us as if we are speaking in another language. So I thought I would discuss what a dyelot is and how it affects the designing of your home. A dyelot … Read More Dyelots – What are they and how do they effect me?
So as we change homes or the ways in which we are using our homes there are so many times that the pieces we once had no longer work with the new design or in the new space. So I thought I would talk a bit about how to reinvent those pieces to make them work in the new space. One of the most … Read More Reinventing Pieces
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
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
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
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
One of the many questions I get asked is how to create WOW and peacefulness I the bedroom. This is a space that we want to look fantastic but also need to be able to relax in. So here are a couple of tips that I go by when wanting to add some WOW and have a relaxing space. Add a chandelier. One of … Read More Bedroom Update