Do you have a young adult headed off to college this fall? For those of you looking for last-minute ideas, tips, or gift ideas this article delivers.Continue reading Moving into a dorm or apartment
Over the years of running a professional interior design, decorating, and staging business, I have encountered many of the same questions. A broad category of these questions has to do with choosing art pieces and how to hang artwork properly. If you missed it, read my last decorating article, How to Hang Artwork, for tips. A common question is how to deal with artwork that is too small for a specific area.Continue reading 5 Tips to make Artwork Appear Larger
A question that I frequently hear from clients is how to hang artwork properly. There are some simple guidelines to ensure the proper balance that you can follow. These guidelines will help you to create a look that you will be happy with viewing in your home.Continue reading How to Hang Artwork
Recently, I had a question about how to decorate a bedroom. When approaching this type of question, many personal influences need to be considered. For example, likes and dislikes, what you are trying to accomplish, and your budget. Today, I want to offer a 3-step guideline for approaching this project and a few tips.Continue reading 3 Steps to Decorate a Bedroom
If you are currently selling your home, or plan to sell your home, notice how the outside of your home appears. Keep in mind, 50%* of homes purchased were found on the internet. Professional photos that display a lovely eye-catching exterior is essential. Also, for those buyers who live close enough, after viewing on the internet, they will do a “drive by” of your home to gain a better feel of your home. (*2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers)Continue reading 12 Tips to Add Curb Appeal
Wondering what to do with the kids that will keep everyone entertained? Do something different this summer and host an outdoor movie night! You will need a projector, a screen, and either a DVD player or a streaming connection to play the movie.Continue reading Have an Outdoor Movie Night
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.