Health Hazards to Watch for When Working on Your Home

As discussed on the Pete and Brenda radio show, 04/28/10, 12:40pm and 9:40pm PST…
Apparently not only do we need to watch out for toxic leather sofas coming from China*, but also drywall! With the popularity of HGTV and many people getting inspired to be “do-it-yourselfers” , it’s important to know the health hazards involved. We’ve all heard about the hazards of lead in paint, but there are other health hazards that we scarcely hear about. This is a bit of a grim subject but also very important for people who plan to work on their homes. This blog includes some areas to look out for when working on your home.

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

A Helpful Resource for Planning and Redesigning Your Home Interior

As discussed on the Pete and Brenda radio show today 4/14/10 at 12:40 and 9:40pm

Stream from your computer: http://radiotime.com/station/s_44871/Lifestyle_TalkRadio_Network.aspx

This post shows how a little Web research can greatly help the redesign process of your home interior. Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or you plan to hire a design expert, doing a little research about your likes, dislikes and creating a wants list will greatly help the process. You can have fun getting inspired while gathering details for establishing a budget…

Renew and Reuse to Update Window Treatments

As discussed on the Pete and Brenda radio show this week, this article contains some green, money saving tips for updating your window treatments by renewing and reusing…

10 Most Common Decorating Mistakes

I’ve developed a list of the 10 most common decorating mistakes I have found from meetings with clients. Below is an outline, and I’ll elaborate on each one with room photo examples…

Example of a kid artwork display I mentioned on the Pete and Brenda radio show

Here’s an example of how you can group kid artwork together on a wall as I discussed on the Pete and Brenda radio show…

Trends and Tips in Wallpaper and Accent Wall Options

I recently received a product update from one of my wallpaper suppliers, and since most people think wallpaper is not being used  much these days, I thought it might be interesting to show some of the new trends in wallpaper and in creating accent walls, as well as other accent wall options… Trend:  Enlarged traditional prints, creating … Continue reading

How to Choose Your Decorating Style & Use a Design Plan

Choosing your decorating style can be a fun experience but also challenging. The biggest problems I see people run into is they don’t stick with a style, but instead pursue their interior decorating without a plan and begin purchasing items that often times don’t enhance their décor or go with their style. Consequently, many of the purchases end up not working and wasting money. A real key to accomplishing a beautiful home interior that you’re happy with is to first decide what style you want to have, and then create a decorating plan that helps you to stick with that style, (and budget).