A Great Winter Project– Organize & Spruce Up Your Laundry Room

Laundry room before and after photos

If you’re like me, you’re missing working in the garden and the opportunity to paint in the garage or with the windows open. However since we’re in the dead of winter facing a new year, this is a great time to work on de-cluttering and reorganizing, starting with your laundry room. Check out these before and photos of a laundry room makeover…

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Are Window Treatments Worth the Investment?

In the professional interior design world, we think window treatments are a key component to a polished interior, whether the style is modern, contemporary, or traditional.  But do you think they’re worth the investment?  Here are some photos of rooms before and after window treatments have been added to help you decide… Click on photos for a larger view… Source Above:  … Continue reading

Interior Design Tricks for Adding Romance to Your Home

With Valentines Day right around the corner, this is a great time to think about adding some romance to your home. One of the biggest ingredients we use to add romance is fabric. Fabric to an interior designer is like a paintbrush to a painter.

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.

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…

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…

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!

Additional types of window coverings that can provide energy savings

This blog is a continuation of last week’s radio show and blog, on the Pete and Brenda radio show, where we discussed achieving energy savings with shade and blind products. This week we discuss…
– Custom fabric window treatments
– Outdoor drapery and awnings