January… A Great Month to Start Turning Your Dreams into Reality in 3 Simple Steps!

Here we are in January… It’s a great month to dream big about what we’d really like to do or have done to our homes. You might be thinking that your want-list will never happen, or at least in the near future. However, once you follow these three steps, you will be well on your way to accomplishing your dreams!

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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.

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…

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…

Tips for Adding Warmth to Your Fall Decor as it Gets Cooler Outside

Fall colors can really help to warm things up inside as it gets colder outside. The orange and gold tones combined with greens, browns and natural tones add a great deal of warmth and lighten things up as our days get shorter and it gets dark earlier.

Designing Bedroom Interiors, continued: Custom Elements and Bedside Stands

 As discussed this week on the Pete and Brenda Radio Show.  Wake up with Pete and Brenda every week day from 6 to 9 EST and 3 to 6 PT! on 93.5 FM LIFE – Positive Music for a Positive Life in Rome, Georgia. Click here to listen live from anywhere! Bedside stands:  Are a great … Continue reading

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