Tips for Redecorating Your Home Office

The home office is usually a room that gets the most neglect, however a couple of good reasons to focus decorating your den are that it will help you be more productive for one, and if you plan the space right you can turn it into a guest room as well. Here are some great tips for making your den a more enjoyable place for working and/or functioning as a nice guestroom…

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.

New Goals for the New Year… 8 Tips for Tackling Your Home Interior Dreams

There is all this talk about weight loss and fitness goals for New Year’s resolutions, but equally important are setting your goals for your home! Start out the new year with these 8 tips to help you tackle your home improvement dreams…

3 holiday decorating tips for the last minute…

It’s the week before Christmas, and the count down is on! If you’re one of the many who still need to get some decorating done quickly, here are my top threee decorating tips to help you get it done.

The key is to prioritize your decorating by the areas that will provide the greatest impact. Start with first impressions your guests will have from the time they arrive at your home…

Inspirational Holiday Decorating Ideas with Garlands and Wreaths

Today is a good day! I have some holiday greens I purchased from the Boy Scouts being delivered. One of my favorite greenery pieces is the garland. There are so many things you can do with garlands, and the most important place to start decorating is your entry way!

Garlands and wreaths are a quick, simple and classy way to decorate for the holidays in a short amount of time. Below are ideas for using them, and you can customize them to match your style with additional layers and garnishes as time allows. Garlands and wreaths are a great place to start, and if you only have time to hang the greenery, you will still have beautiful holiday decorations!

Time to Dress the Turkey and Your Table

As discussed this week on the Pete and Brenda lifestyle talk radio show. Last week we talked about dressing up your dining room for the holidays, and this week as we are getting closer to Thanksgiving, we discuss dressing up your table.

Dress Up Your Dining Room for Delicious Dinners…

As major dinner holidays are approaching, this is a great time to think about dressing up your dining room for delicious dinners. You may not use your formal dining room very often, but it’s an important place to provide great memories around eating memorable dinners, whether it’s with your kids and family or your good friends. A larger dining table that can seat at least 8 people is a treasure to have, and it’s worth dressing up the room to create elegance and formality that add to the special memories that are created there!

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…

Four Steps for Adding Your Mom Cave Retreat

With man caves being all the rage these days, it’s time to popularize the mom cave concept as well. The man cave idea has slowly grown from the recliner and TV to an entire room filled with masculine features such as beer fridges, sports memorabilia, and audio-visual features! Let’s face it, they’re a great idea but moms really need a space to escape to as well. In my opinion, having your own space and time to yourself can actually be a big contributor to a happy marriage.

Here are four steps for adding your mom cave sooner rather than later…

Focus on the Fireplace

With a chill in the air and Thanksgiving coming around the corner, this is a great time to start thinking about sprucing up your fireplace area. Here are some tips for fireplace facelifts or just sprucing up with accessories, as well as arranging your floor plan to highlight your fireplace as a great architectural feature, and create an intimate seating arrangement for your warm, cozy fireplace…