Category: DIY(Do-It-Yourself!)

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?

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.

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 »

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.