As a home decorator, I come across many challenges in decorating that we solve along the way. I decided instead of keeping the ideas to myself I would share them in a decorating post for you. I hope you find them useful! If you have a fabulous decorating solution, I would love to hear about it.
I love bar carts! How many get-togethers have you been to where everyone congregates in the kitchen? Why, because people gather where the drinks are served. My suggestion is to make the “bar area” mobile! The best way to accomplish that is to use a bar cart! Let’s look at some of the different styles:
When it comes to home decorating, entryways and hallways, seem to be the most ignored. Entryways often become the catch-all for everything. You want your entrance to set the tone for your home and be inviting, may they be a narrow hallway or a grand foyer. Let’s go over ideas!
I have been waiting since August 2017 to make it to the newest TJX brand store, the same corporation that brings us Marshalls and HomeGoods, Homesense. I am thrilled to say, I made it to their flagship store, located in Framingham, MA and let me tell you, it did not disappoint and was worth the trip!
Fathers, dads, grandfathers, and husbands they can all be challenging when trying to find the right gift. In honor of Father’s Day, which is June 17th (in case you forgot kids!) I wanted to offer a few creative and unique gift ideas.
I run into this question all the time in home redesign consultations, “How do I mix styles?” If you have older furniture or furniture that you inherited and want to add a fresh look to a room, and mix styles, you can! Follow these three tips:
In a home with an open floor plan where one area merges into another, a rug is a fantastic way to separate the rooms by purpose, to add comfort, and to add color. Because the rug anchors the room, you will want to purchase the right size and meet your family’s needs. To learn more about selecting the correct rug material and size, check out How to Buy the Right Rug.
Periodically I like to do articles on decorating dilemmas; often they are issues that I encounter when helping clients with their redesign. Here are a few I have dealt with recently:
Are you an avid reader and you don’t want to read on a tablet or an e-reader? If this is you and you love your books and want to keep them over time, this will pose a storage issue. Where do all the books go? Before we get into this topic, let’s take a fresh look at the books that you own and decide if they are worth keeping on your bookshelves.
The first thing I notice when I go into someone’s home is the lighting. The #1 reason why a room may not “feel” right to you can be because of the color and types of light you use in a room. Every kind of light throws a different color, look and feel.