Glitz and Glam Must Haves for an Updated Interior– If You’re Not into the Rustic Touches

If you’re not into adding any rustic touches to your decor as I discussed a couple blogs back, than you may want to consider adding some glitz and glam touches. Glitzy touches can come in many forms, from metallic paint colors, to a little bling on your chandelier. Here are some fun examples to help you see what I’m talking about…

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Beware of Trends… Especially When Purchasing a Sofa!

Oh the trends that are thrust upon us by the store specials. The floral sofa fad is a great example of a short-lived trend that caused people to spend more money than they originally intended, and then tire of the look very fast. These short lived trends quickly become outdated and people end up spending the money to replace them sooner rather then later…

Design and Remodeling Tips to Help Increase the Value of Your Home

This slow real estate market is the perfect time to think about improvements you can make to your home that will increase the value, as well as help your home show well if you plan to put it on the market in the next few years.

Decorating Tips for Adding a Tuscan Touch to Your Home Interior

When I design rooms with a Tuscan feel I add custom window treatments with a lot of fullness, iron or carved wood curtain rods, iron candle holders and wall sconces, stone finish on walls, large-scale chandeliers and traditional furniture with carved wood…

Tips and Tricks for Bedding and Pillows

As discussed this week on the Pete and Brenda radio show.  Catch us today on Wednesday at 12:40 and Tuesday at 2:40 PST.  You can stream it from your computer.         Bedding:      I recommend staying at some nice bed and breakfasts and/or plush hotels and paying attention to what you like about the bedding.  When I was younger, this … Continue reading

Important Kitchen Interior Design Components, Part 3: To Backsplash or Not to Backsplash

As discussed this week on the Pete and Brenda radio show.  Catch us on Wednesday at 12:40 and Tuesday at 2:40.  You can stream it from your computer.   This article is the third in a series that address kitchen interior design components that are important to consider if you are planning to remodel/update or build a new kitchen.    In this … Continue reading

5 Tips for Pinpointing Your Decorating Design Style

A few days ago I was asked how a single person, or a couple who disagree, should go about figuring out their design style for a room, as well as an entire home. I have narrowed down the answer to 5 tips for finding your interior decorating design style…

Three Tips for Adding a Professional Designer Touch to a Room

This blog covers three interior decorator tips that will help work wonders in almost any room and help give them a professional touch… turning a room that appears blasé into a room that makes people say “wow” when they walk in

How to mix several styles of furniture

I frequently meet with clients who have inherited some furniture that is meaningful to them, and or they may have purchased furniture that doesn’t quite fit with the design style they’re after. Mixing furniture styles is a common challenge for people. This blog contains some tips for dealing with this issue and also some real life examples and solutions.

How to choose a longer lasting color scheme and maintain an updated interior at the same time

This article will help you choose longer lasting colors and maintain an updated interior at the same time by reviewing the differences between the color trends in the odd and even decades, including examples of how our current climate is affecting our color trends of the decade.