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…

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Tips and Tricks for Decorating with Tall and Low Ceilings

As Discussed on the Pete and Brenda Radio Show, July 8, 2010, 12:40 and 9:40pm, PST Tall Ceilings: Many of today’s new homes contain large rooms with soaring ceilings and expanses of glass that present daunting challenges to even the most creative homeowners.  Since most residential furniture is no more than 3-4 feet high, a common decorating dilemma is what … Continue reading

How to Give Your Crowded or Bare Room a Polished Look

Yesterday I met with two clients who had opposite delimmas… One has an overcrowded and cluttered family room that is too small for all the furniture in it, and the other has a huge master bedroom that looks too bare. This blog covers ideas for how to deal with these two opposite delimmas.

Three Tips for Adding a Professional Designer Touch to a Room

This blog covers three interior decorator tips that will help work wonders in almost any room and help give them a professional touch… turning a room that appears blasé into a room that makes people say “wow” when they walk in

How to Decorate Shelves

Yes it’s spring… My favorite season! Spring is a great time to open up your windows and let the fresh air in, and of course do a little spring cleaning, merging and purging of stuff! Consequently it’s also a great time to refresh the look of the shelving on display in your home. I’ve met with many clients who have shelving decorating issues, and most people either put this off, or don’t realize how bad their shelves look until they see a photo of the room. This blog contains some room photo examples and tips for freshening up the look of your shelves and giving them a great look!

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…

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…