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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Staging Tips and Examples to Help Your Home Stand Out Above the Rest

After photo

These before and after photos can help inspire you with ideas for staging your home or condo to help your real estate stand out from the rest when you put it on the market.  In Portland, OR the rental market is thriving right now, and some landlords are staging their show units for targeting their ideal target market.  In … Continue reading

Create a Fresh, Fun, and Funky Teen Room or Den on a Dime

Teen rooms are little tricky in that typically teens, (especially girls), tend to frequently change their minds about their room design and color scheme. Consequently, and rightly so, most people don’t want to invest a lot of money in these rooms. Below is a real life example and tips on creating a fresh, fun, and funky teen room on a dime…

Glitz and Glam Must Haves for an Updated Interior– If You’re Not into the Rustic Touches

If you’re not into adding any rustic touches to your decor as I discussed a couple blogs back, than you may want to consider adding some glitz and glam touches. Glitzy touches can come in many forms, from metallic paint colors, to a little bling on your chandelier. Here are some fun examples to help you see what I’m talking about…

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….

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 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…

3 holiday decorating tips for the last minute…

It’s the week before Christmas, and the count down is on! If you’re one of the many who still need to get some decorating done quickly, here are my top threee decorating tips to help you get it done.

The key is to prioritize your decorating by the areas that will provide the greatest impact. Start with first impressions your guests will have from the time they arrive at your home…

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…