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!

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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

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

Important Kitchen Interior Design Components, Final Article in Series: How to Tie it all Together for a Cohesive Look

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.     I find there are a lot of people out there who aren’t able to visualize how the end result will look when choosing the primary design components for a kitchen.  … Continue reading

Important Kitchen Interior Design Components, Part 3: To Backsplash or Not to Backsplash

As discussed this week on the Pete and Brenda radio show.  Catch us on Wednesday at 12:40 and Tuesday at 2:40.  You can stream it from your computer.   This article is the third in a series that address kitchen interior design components that are important to consider if you are planning to remodel/update or build a new kitchen.    In this … Continue reading

Important Kitchen Interior Design Components & How to Tie Them All Together… Part 2: Kitchen Lighting

As discussed this week on the Pete and Brenda radio show…  This article is the second in a series that address kitchen interior design components that are important to consider if you are planning to remodel/update or build a new kitchen.      Lighting:    Lighting especially above your kitchen islands and/or eating nook is a very important area not … 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.