Beware of Trends… Especially When Purchasing a Sofa!

Oh the trends that are thrust upon us by the store specials. The floral sofa fad is a great example of a short-lived trend that caused people to spend more money than they originally intended, and then tire of the look very fast. These short lived trends quickly become outdated and people end up spending the money to replace them sooner rather then later…

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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 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.

How to mix several styles of furniture

I frequently meet with clients who have inherited some furniture that is meaningful to them, and or they may have purchased furniture that doesn’t quite fit with the design style they’re after. Mixing furniture styles is a common challenge for people. This blog contains some tips for dealing with this issue and also some real life examples and solutions.

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…

Bathroom Trends and Money Saving Tips

You can justify remodeling your bathroom(s) because it is one of the best ways to increase your home’s value! And if you get it done before you put your home up for sale, you can enjoy the fruits of your investment and /or labor.

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…

Easy Powder Room Facelift

Here’s a few quick and easy ways to add life to your powder room / guest bathroom:      1.) Change out the standard sink vanity for a decorative, free-standing vanity that functions more as a piece of furniture than a utilitarian built-in. These do not require major plumbing work to install, and if you have a … Continue reading