3 Key Elements to Help Turn Your Bedroom into a Beautiful Oasis that Fits Your Tastes and Lifestyle

You might be putting off decorating your master bedroom and getting it done because you don’t think you have the budget yet to make it into something special. People tend to put off decorating their master bedrooms because visitors usually don’t see this room. However, it should be your sanctuary, where you go to escape, rest and relax. Also master bedrooms are typically the larger bedrooms in homes, so you’re missing a big opportunity if you’re not taking advantage of the space. I love the sitting area I have in my master bedroom, and when I want to escape and relax, it works great for me!

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My recent Interview for Your Home and Lifestyle Magazine, Sept. 2010 Issue

A Well Designed Plan A Decorating Plan Helps Your Desired Look Come to Life Are you moving into a new home and finding it impossible to visualize a cohesive design? Perhaps you have grown tired of the stale color scheme that’s faded in your living room over the past decade.  The task at hand won’t … Continue reading

Interior Design in the Bedroom: Upholstered Headboards

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.     We are seeing upholstered headboards everywhere these days, and for good reason!  They add texture and a beautiful interior design element to the bedroom, whether it’s the master bedroom, … Continue reading

Important Kitchen Interior Design Components, Final Article in Series: How to Tie it all Together for a Cohesive Look

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.     I find there are a lot of people out there who aren’t able to visualize how the end result will look when choosing the primary design components for a kitchen.  … Continue reading

Important Kitchen Interior Design Components & How to Tie Them All Together… Part 2: Kitchen Lighting

As discussed this week on the Pete and Brenda radio show…  This article is the second 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.      Lighting:    Lighting especially above your kitchen islands and/or eating nook is a very important area not … Continue reading

Important Kitchen Interior Design Components & How to Tie Them All Together… Part 1: Kitchen Islands

This article is the first in a series that will address kitchen interior design components that are important to consider if you are planning to remodel/update or build a new kitchen. These components include:
– Kitchen Islands:
* Counter tops
* Bases
– Lighting
– Vent Hoods
– Backsplashes
– Window treatments
– How to tie it all together into a cohesive look

Tips and Tricks for Decorating with Tall and Low Ceilings

As Discussed on the Pete and Brenda Radio Show, July 8, 2010, 12:40 and 9:40pm, PST Tall Ceilings: Many of today’s new homes contain large rooms with soaring ceilings and expanses of glass that present daunting challenges to even the most creative homeowners.  Since most residential furniture is no more than 3-4 feet high, a common decorating dilemma is what … Continue reading

How to Give Your Crowded or Bare Room a Polished Look

Yesterday I met with two clients who had opposite delimmas… One has an overcrowded and cluttered family room that is too small for all the furniture in it, and the other has a huge master bedroom that looks too bare. This blog covers ideas for how to deal with these two opposite delimmas.

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.

Is the staging process worth the investment and why wait?

As discussed on the Pete and Brenda radio show to be aired on Wednesday, 3/30th 12:40 and 9:40pm PST, and continued the following Wednesday, 4/7th. This article reviews recent survey results on whether or not home staging is worth the investment, but why wait until you put your house up for sale? Now is a great time to start tackling your maintenance and repair to-do list, and make your home shine! This post also includes some cost-effective ideas that you can do now.