Painted Furniture– Another Must Have for an Updated Interior

Why am I adding painted furniture to my must-have list for an updated interior? Because incorporating a piece or two, (or more), can add a great pop of color, or a unique finish that can absolutely boost the wow factor of your interior, whether your design style is modern, contemporary, transitional or tradititional design! Check out these example photos below and let me know if you agree….

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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!

How to Ease the Process of Choosing Paint Colors

While choosing paint colors can come naturally for some people, it is one of the most common dilemmas I see people struggle over. It’s also an area where people seem to make a lot of painful mistakes. The purpose of this article is to help ease your pain when trying to decide on paint colors.

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…

Tips for Decorating Kid’s Rooms

Kid’s rooms are fun yet challenging. Most people want to have a fun room design for their kids, but they seem to grow out of the room style and into their next stage of life so darn quickly! This article includes some tips for dealing with that challenge, as well as some money-saving ideas and room photos for inspiration.

Interior Design Tricks for Adding Romance to Your Home

With Valentines Day right around the corner, this is a great time to think about adding some romance to your home. One of the biggest ingredients we use to add romance is fabric. Fabric to an interior designer is like a paintbrush to a painter.

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.

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…