Follow Up to blog on “Money Saving Tips for Creating Summer Table Center Pieces”

Previously I blogged about the creative process for designing my niece’s wedding table center pieces. This blog contains the pictures of the actual table center pieces that resulted after incorporating her ideal “wants” list.

Money Saving Tips for Creative Summer Center Pieces

My niece, who is getting married this summer, asked for my help with the center pieces for her wedding. This blog includes an example of a process for designing any centerpiece whether it’s for your home or a larger event, and also some money saving ideas, which are especially important if you have several tables to decorate.

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!

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.

How to choose a longer lasting color scheme and maintain an updated interior at the same time

This article will help you choose longer lasting colors and maintain an updated interior at the same time by reviewing the differences between the color trends in the odd and even decades, including examples of how our current climate is affecting our color trends of the decade.

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…