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Several seasons of HGTV’s Fixer Upper later, we still can’t seem to get enough of the iconic style of the show’s co-host and designer, Joanna Gaines. As a designer, it’s absolutely the most fun kind of work to create lovely, livable spaces for my clients, whether through full-on renovation/remodels or simple updates. I find inspiration from […]

Ahhh, there it is–finally.  Your master bedroom project turned out just as you imagined.  No, even better.  It’s a haven.  So stylish, so you.  And then–you wake up!  It was just a dream. Cue the frowny face! Not for these clients of mine!  We identified their style, crafted a vision, and then turned it into reality. […]

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 […]

In Part 1, I showed you some ways to: 1. Clear clutter with creative storage. 2. Vary lighting. 3. Group decor in odd numbers. 4. Add a mirror. 5. Add a rug. Now here are five more tips to help you decorate like a designer!  6.  Group your collection While decorative pieces and collections spread […]

Want a designer look for your home? Here are 5 tips to help you decorate like a designer. Check back later for 5 more! 1. Clear Clutter Even functional storage can contribute to your design idea: use a basket, crate, armoire or lockers as “decorative storage.” I feel like trays are my secret weapon. Kid’s rooms can get really messy, […]

Unity in diversity. Sound like a political slogan? No, it’s what happens to a blank wall in your home when you bring together a variety of elements that work together toward a common goal–your new gallery wall!                                       […]