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Sure, we’ve all got tubs and tubs of Christmas decorations, even plenty of fall and Fourth of July cuteness to perk up our spaces.  But how can we put a little LOVE in our homes during February’s last gasp of winter? Things I love in this room: the fresh flowers the high shelves for rotating […]

“I’ll be home for Christmas,” sings the crooner. “You can count on me…” Because Christmas at the Warren house is a Really Big Deal, you can count on me pulling out all the stops to create a magical setting for our family Christmas!   Come right on in and see for yourself the BEFORE and AFTER […]

“Open concept” and “clear sight lines” are all the buzz.  This can be good: in an open concept space, your family can cook, play and entertain together. This can be bad: some of the sights you’re open to–you may prefer not to see. My client’s great room had some good things going for it: natural […]

    Did you make some New Year resolutions?  Did any of them touch on clutter-busting and redecorating? I’m here to help!        Tip #1 –  If you don’t love it and/or use it, let it go.        As I’m putting away Christmas decorations and re-setting my rooms, I see my […]

decorating with multiple Christmas trees

Think Christmas cuteness around the house is a headache? I have your RX! Would-be DIYers tell me things like, “I could probably do it–if I could just VISUALIZE it!”  Well, here ya go! Today I’m sharing visuals for three little projects you can totally do yourself. #1. Holiday plate wall   You know all those […]

Yes, Virginia, there are cheesy Christmas decorations. Santa toilet seat cover? You have to see to believe. Antler hat ring toss game? I’m not kidding. Christmas decor can run to tacky in a New York minute. Will you allow me to help you avoid the pitfalls of mass-produced Christmas schmaltz with a few tips? This […]

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When you envision “man cave decor”, what images come to mind? Braveheart posters? Kegerators and vinyl furniture in team colors? Well, if that’s what he wants, I say go for it (if you can confine it to the basement or attic, maybe?) But if we expand our thoughts about man caves to include not just […]

“I spent time cleaning for your arrival, so let me show you around my entire house. I will show you my pantry, laundry room, attic crawlspace, garage and work shed, however, there is one room that is off limits. My bedroom is a mess. Let’s just shut the door and pretend it doesn’t exist.”. Okay, […]

“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 […]

My client’s daughter wanted to add some chic to her bland bedroom. She loves turquoise blue and birds. She also wanted a touch of whimsy.  In no time at all, this room went from from DRAB… …to FAB!         Highlights in this redo: -The birds she likes are subtly incorporated. Can you spot all the birds? […]