Category: Art and Accessories

Problems Picking Paint Colors?

Do you have problems picking paint colors? This seems to be a frustrating issue for most people. The frustration begins with the number of color choices. So, where do you begin?

Foyers: The First Impression

What is the impression that visitors get when entering your home for the first time?

We all just get one chance for a good first impression. Is your foyer welcoming, inviting, an expression of who you are? See my formula for a great foyer and be inspired by some beautiful examples of great foyers.

Love of Hearts!

A few sweet heart shaped things for Valentine’s Day.

Just Love An Upholstered Headboard!

I just love upholstered headboards! They are so versatile and work well with both contemporary and traditional pieces. They can be customized by shape, size, materials, fabric, texture, and color. Upholstered headboards are a fantastic way to infuse personality to bedroom design projects. Here are a dozen good ones…some great variety to show many possibilities… Read more »

Master Bathroom Facelift

I love my master bathroom, but it recently was in need of a little facelift. I designed and had my house built 17 years ago. My bathroom has seen some redecorating over the years, but the cabinets, tile, fixtures and mirror have remained the same. I almost always recommend white or neutral tile and fixtures… Read more »

DIY Lamp Update

Happy New Year! Out with the old and in with the new. But not this time. This is an update the old to look like new!

The New Year is a great time to clear out no longer needed or wanted items. But before you get too enthusiastic, take a second look. Repurposing and modifying items you already have is a very sustainable practice (aka “green”), let alone a great money saver!

I have two old lamps from the 1980″s. They were good lamps at the time, but the colors were dated. So I gave them an inexpensive update, and wala new lamps!

So here is how I did it.

These are a Few of my Favorite Things!

It’s the holiday season, and in this post I share some of my favorite things. Take a look, they may become some of your favorites too!

Where Do I Begin?….Becoming Aware.

Generally the first question asked by most clients is “where do I begin?” So, to start the process, the first thing I do, is get to know what a client likes, and how they want to feel in their space. This includes preferences regarding style, color and texture. To become aware of your style, look in magazines and cut out images of what you love. Take pictures of items on a shopping trip to furniture and antique stores of items you are drawn to. Walk through a fabric store and get clipping of fabrics that appeal to you visually and texturally. Ask your self—how do I want to feel in the space I am working on. Write down your responses. Weather you are going to be working with a designer, or doing it yourself, gathering your inspirations will help you become aware of your style preferences, and desired “feeling” outcome of your space.