How to Decorate Shelves

Yes it’s spring… My favorite season! Spring is a great time to open up your windows and let the fresh air in, and of course do a little spring cleaning, merging and purging of stuff! Consequently it’s also a great time to refresh the look of the shelving on display in your home. I’ve met with many clients who have shelving decorating issues, and most people either put this off, or don’t realize how bad their shelves look until they see a photo of the room. This blog contains some room photo examples and tips for freshening up the look of your shelves and giving them a great look!

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.

Outdoor Rooms— A great trend for expanding your living space

Tips for creating a dramatic, sophisticated and comfortable space outside that will draw you out and welcome your friends and family

A Helpful Resource for Planning and Redesigning Your Home Interior

As discussed on the Pete and Brenda radio show today 4/14/10 at 12:40 and 9:40pm

Stream from your computer: http://radiotime.com/station/s_44871/Lifestyle_TalkRadio_Network.aspx

This post shows how a little Web research can greatly help the redesign process of your home interior. Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or you plan to hire a design expert, doing a little research about your likes, dislikes and creating a wants list will greatly help the process. You can have fun getting inspired while gathering details for establishing a budget…

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.

4 R’s of Spring Interior Decorating

4 R’s of Spring Interior Decorating
– Rearrange
– Reduce Clutter
– Renew and Reuse

10 Most Common Decorating Mistakes

I’ve developed a list of the 10 most common decorating mistakes I have found from meetings with clients. Below is an outline, and I’ll elaborate on each one with room photo examples…

Example of a kid artwork display I mentioned on the Pete and Brenda radio show

Here’s an example of how you can group kid artwork together on a wall as I discussed on the Pete and Brenda radio show…

How to Choose Your Decorating Style & Use a Design Plan

Choosing your decorating style can be a fun experience but also challenging. The biggest problems I see people run into is they don’t stick with a style, but instead pursue their interior decorating without a plan and begin purchasing items that often times don’t enhance their décor or go with their style. Consequently, many of the purchases end up not working and wasting money. A real key to accomplishing a beautiful home interior that you’re happy with is to first decide what style you want to have, and then create a decorating plan that helps you to stick with that style, (and budget).