A Great Winter Project– Organize & Spruce Up Your Laundry Room

Laundry room before and after photos

If you’re like me, you’re missing working in the garden and the opportunity to paint in the garage or with the windows open. However since we’re in the dead of winter facing a new year, this is a great time to work on de-cluttering and reorganizing, starting with your laundry room. Check out these before and photos of a laundry room makeover…

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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 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 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.

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…

Trends and Tips in Wallpaper and Accent Wall Options

I recently received a product update from one of my wallpaper suppliers, and since most people think wallpaper is not being used  much these days, I thought it might be interesting to show some of the new trends in wallpaper and in creating accent walls, as well as other accent wall options… Trend:  Enlarged traditional prints, creating … Continue reading