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This beautiful home was grand in scale but lacked warmth and personality. The BEFORE photos (below) show the beautiful bones but all the colors blend into each other. Now its sunny interior welcomes family and friends every day with perky, quirky touches that enhance the home’s best features. You might hesitate, as this client did, at the suggestion of […]

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall…” It’s not only in fairy tales that mirrors are magic. Used to advantage, they can pull off some pretty magical effects in your home! Let me show you some examples from my clients’ homes. Mirrors lend their sparkle to a gallery wall. (Have you noticed starburst mirrors everywhere?)  Sure, you […]

This living room needed some sprucing up. Now it depicts the style and spirit of my client. It has touches of farmhouse and a nod to industrial. How could you incorporate some of this room’s details and take YOUR space from stuck to stylish? Highlights in decor: -The rug is a diamond pattern and the pillows and lamp shades […]

Sure, they’re knee-bangers, but what would we do without coffee tables? There they sit, humbly awaiting our drinks, our remotes, our bookmarked pages, our sock-clad feet. But just because they’re so useful doesn’t mean coffee tables can’t be a beautiful part of our decor as well. A good starting place for a winning coffee table top is […]

So. Do you say neesh?  Or nitch. Or maybe nish? Just take your pick when it comes to the “niche”–I’ve heard all three ways (but probably nitch the most). What’s a niche? You know those little recesses in the wall where you can…well, here, let’s see what we CAN do with nitches, neeshes or nishes. At this client’s house, the moody-toned niche above the fireplace was […]

Friends, what a thrill to be recognized by the Houzz community for outstanding work! I’ve recently been awarded the Best of Houzz Design badge AND the Best of Houzz Service badge for 2018! This is an amazing and humbling affirmation that the work I LOVE resonates with so many who follow, work in, and write about home design. I was blown away to learn […]

We have good intentions about decorating our kids’ rooms, we really do.  But, you know,  life happens and somehow… Enough with regrets–let’s get inspired about those darling little spaces instead! Your little people will be delighted and you’ll be happier every time you walk in their rooms. Happy is reason enough, right?.  But here’s the practical bonus (in […]

You made it to the thrift store, flea market or antique shop. Now what? Well, keep reading because what I have to share will guarantee your gas and time will not have been wasted. My TOP TEN Thrift Store Finds: 1. Crates and baskets Crates and baskets are great for storage. They also look terrific on […]

In another post I featured for you some decor trends that you’ll be seeing (or seeing more of) in 2018. I mentioned there is continuing and increasing interest in use of geometrics earthy and organic materials typography vivid colors Can you spot some of these elements in my design work for clients lately, such as in […]

Do you cringe when you see the forecasted trends in home decor reports? (“Oh no! My home is out of date now!”) Don’t do it! Your home style should be a reflection of the items you love, your family’s lifestyle, and your own history. Remember, the experts say things like, “Millennial pink is having a moment…” So if you […]