Category: Bedrooms and Bathrooms

2011 Kitchen and Bath Design Trends

My recap of NKBA annual kitchen and bath design trends survey. Many choices have to be made when taking on a kitchen or bath project. It is important to look at the trends, since they are good guides to help you identify what appeals to you and remain current in your selections. The most important considerations in any new project are budget, personal preferences, and lifestyle. An interior designer is invaluable in helping you get the best possible outcome for your needs and work within your budget.

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 »

Great Guest Rooms

What makes a great guest room? A gracious and comfortable guest room, that is designed with attention to every detail, shows visiting family and friends just how much you care. In a guest room, less is more—more space, more comfortable, more welcoming. Clear out the clutter, keep only the most useful items, and provide space… Read more »

Love a Great Chair!

I love chairs. Chairs are like people, they each have a unique personality. Some are serious, some quirky, some are feminine while others are masculine. Some are quiet, others are loud and quite noticeable… you get the picture. A great chair can be the inspiration for a room, or just what is needed to complete and make a space special and interesting. In this post I show many examples of great chairs for interior design projects. There is also a book review of Chairs: A History by Florence de Dampierre.

Master Bathroom Renovation – Dated to Timeless! (Part 2)

I am so excited to share this transformation of a dated, uninspiring master bathroom to one of tranquility, luxury, and timeless qualities. The concept was to create a spa-like experience with elements of nature. I think this was achieved and more! See what you think!

Master Bathroom Renovation – Dated to Timeless! (Part 1)

One of the most exciting projects to me is a master bath renovation. To transform this personal space from chaos to calm, dated to timeless, is quite exciting! For this project, the homeowners wanted a spa-like experience with elements of nature. Before the renovation, this 1990’s master bathroom was dated, and not the most relaxing… Read more »