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We look to experts to give us predictions on everything from weather to sports. Did you know that home design experts also make forecasts? They do–and although they’re not infallible, we pay attention because we don’t want expensive home purchases to be too trendy.  So how did the home design forecasts from 2021 pan out?  […]

Sprucing Up Your Curb Appeal.   Whether you are looking to add your home to a robust seller’s market or just want to spruce up your curb appeal for personal pleasure, these 5 ways are sure-fire ways to add flare to your home.   Add house numbers.    You’d be surprised how many houses either […]

May the Fourth Be with You! When I think of a typical theme room, I immediately think of a room that will look dated in 6 months. A lot of designers stay away from designing around a theme because it is very easily dated and corny. However, there are so many ways to design with […]

What is E-Design? I get questions about what E-design is and I am happy to answer. DIY packages for those folks that enjoy the process of design or have time to do the legwork but still want a professional cohesive look. This new offering is already creating happy clients- because kids are nothing if not […]

MY FAVORITE CLIENTS ARE HONEST ONES.  THEY SAY: “I WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU ONE DAY… BUT I JUST LIVE IN AN NORMAL HOUSE.”  WHAT THAT CAN MEAN IS… I  am not sure you work with houses like mine? Is Social Media Ruining Design? While I love social media, I think seeing so many amazing […]

It’s November! You’ve cleared the pilowcase ghosts and motion activated spider off your porch, now it’s time to touch up the lipstick on your home’s fall face to finish out the autumn season. Today I have some easy tips for creating a jaw-dropping autumn entry or porch–just three do’s and one don’t.  The front porch […]

Christmas in July…. the perfect time to prep all your decor for the busy holiday season. I need a craft!!   Christmas wreaths are one of the things that I enjoy doing so much but in the midst of the season, I do not have time to do them.  Christmas in July to the rescue– […]

When I started choosing tile for our custom build, I felt like the proverbial kid in the candy store. So many shapes, colors and textures.  I knew I wanted to create a custom look and used tile to set my spaces apart, which brings me to exploring tile design in the home.  I love a […]

Memorial day is this week and I am so excited to be sharing some Summer Kick Off Ideas to do with the family! Here are a couple of my favorite things to do with the family… Host an ice cream party Who doesn’t like ice cream on a warm summer day? it can be fun and […]

One Way Being a Mom Influenced my Custom Home Build   Now here’s a shocker—kids make messes.   Well, truth be told, families in general are messy (on more than one level, but I won’t go there). What I started out to say was how having kids influenced my design decisions when we were building […]