Tips for Creating a Media Room, Big or Small

Media rooms are a hot item these days, and once you get used to the comfort and luxury of having a media room in your home, it’s really hard to go to a movie theatre again. It doesn’t take an extremely large house, and you can turn an ordinary TV room into a great media room. Here are some tips and photos to inspire you…

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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…

Inspirational Holiday Decorating Ideas with Garlands and Wreaths

Today is a good day! I have some holiday greens I purchased from the Boy Scouts being delivered. One of my favorite greenery pieces is the garland. There are so many things you can do with garlands, and the most important place to start decorating is your entry way!

Garlands and wreaths are a quick, simple and classy way to decorate for the holidays in a short amount of time. Below are ideas for using them, and you can customize them to match your style with additional layers and garnishes as time allows. Garlands and wreaths are a great place to start, and if you only have time to hang the greenery, you will still have beautiful holiday decorations!

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.

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…

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

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!

My recent Interview for Your Home and Lifestyle Magazine, Sept. 2010 Issue

A Well Designed Plan A Decorating Plan Helps Your Desired Look Come to Life Are you moving into a new home and finding it impossible to visualize a cohesive design? Perhaps you have grown tired of the stale color scheme that’s faded in your living room over the past decade.  The task at hand won’t … Continue reading