As we celebrate the official start of summer, outdoor dining, cookouts, and parties, I would like to offer a few tips on outdoor decorating. The trend is to blend your indoor with your outdoor, which means cozy outdoor sectionals, rugs, lights, and artwork. To help you, I have detailed tips on how to set up your outdoor area.Continue reading How to Decorate your Outdoor Deck or Patio
The best way to create an instant conversation area outdoor is to tie it together with a rug. A rug creates a cozy feel and can add that pop of color or pattern that you can blend with pillows and accessories. How do you choose the right outdoor rug?Continue reading How to Choose an Outdoor Rug
Now that the weather is warm, and we are spending more time outside, how’s your outdoor furniture looking? Often the furniture is in good shape and may need a refresh with a good cleaning and coat of paint. The challenging part is when you want to replace cushions or pillows. If you have ever shopped for them, you will notice there is a wide variety of options, and it can be confusing, so I decided to investigate.
One decorating challenge that I frequently encounter from my clients is how to handle a long rectangular shaped room. To help those of you out with this decorating dilemma, I want to offer a few tips on how to break up a long narrow room into zones or functions. Let’s review an example.
It’s incredible how quickly you can transform a room by changing a few elements and adding pops of color. Recently we had the opportunity to transform a lovely room and I wanted to share that experience with you.
During my 5-day Interior Redesign and Home Staging Class, students learn through classroom and hands-on experience. They use what they learn in the morning, during their classroom time, and apply it in a real client’s home in the afternoon. The assignments vary; they may be required to stage a home to sell or redesign a house. The purpose of a redesign is to pull a home together in a fresh new way, starting with the homeowner’s belongings, and adding any elements they wish to include.Continue reading Redesign a Home: Before and After
I frequently say that all space should be beautiful. I am referring to a home that offers you peace, comfort, and beauty as we cannot control what is happening outside of our homes; we can influence what is happening inside them. In this article, I would like to discuss the wellness of your home and how you can increase it.Continue reading How to Increase Wellness in your Home
Let me begin this article by saying I am not a gardener. I do love the taste and freshness of herbs when I cook, and I was interested in starting an herb garden using containers. If you have ever expressed the desire to venture out and give this project a try, now is the perfect time to start.Continue reading Container Gardening for Beginners
Whether you are updating a bathroom in a home that you recently purchased or fixing an old one that you’ve tolerated for too long I want to share some of the latest trends and remodeling ideas. Having an old and very used bathroom is the #1 reason that I’ve encountered as to why homeowners want to renovate their bathrooms. This week I want to focus on a summary of ideas to get you thinking about your bathroom remodel and go through the process of choosing what you want to accomplish.Continue reading Bathroom Update