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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Painted Furniture– Another Must Have for an Updated Interior

Why am I adding painted furniture to my must-have list for an updated interior? Because incorporating a piece or two, (or more), can add a great pop of color, or a unique finish that can absolutely boost the wow factor of your interior, whether your design style is modern, contemporary, transitional or tradititional design! Check out these example photos below and let me know if you agree….

Style Elements Every Home Needs for an Updated Interior – Starting with Rustic Décor

One of my interior design mentors used to say “every home needs at least one Asian decorative accent piece.” However, the times have changed and given the current wonderful design trends these days, I say every home needs at least one of three style elements to mix it up and even add an element of surprise….

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 These short lived trends quickly become outdated and people end up spending the money to replace them sooner rather then later…

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…

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

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

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