I’m excited to be presenting at the Home & Garden Show in Portland, OR this weekend!

Catch me this weekend at the Home Improvement & Remodeling Show, Oct. 15 – 17th, 2010…

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

Inspiration for Adding Fabric and Window Treatments in the Bedroom

Whether your style is modern, contemporary, or traditional, window & fabric treatments can make a huge difference in completing the look of your bedroom. Fabric and window treatments can add to your decor in so many ways, including…

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!

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

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, 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

A Bedroom Makeover for a Teen Girl’s Room

The teenage girl who owns this room made a wise choice to ask for a room makeover for her birthday and to be surprised by the end results. This worked out very well, since we were able to first talk about her likes/dislikes, and make sure we understood what her wish list was for the room. After that I created a design plan for the parents to approve, incorporating her wish list items while meeting the budget. (We were fortunate in that she didn’t have a difficult wish list to meet.) Then we all got to work on planning and preparations to have the room done in a one week time period. As a result the room was completed quickly in the desired timeline. Further, the decisions and work weren’t dragged out over a long time period, and everyone had a great time at the surprise birthday unveiling…