Interior Design

Rooms Always Wear White Well!

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Rooms Always Wear White Well!

Rooms Always Wear White Well                           Well, it’s Memorial Day Weekend and it’s time to pull our whites out of the closet for another summer season!  Isn’t it great that white never goes out of season in a home?  Easy, breezy white looks great in our home anytime.  Who doesn’t love its crisp clean look? Here are some great ways to feature white in your home.  My favorite, add crown molding to any room and paint it high gloss white.  It will make the most subtle wall colors pop and draw the eye upward giving the sense of height to the room.   Finished cabinetry, mantels,...

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Personality + Design

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Personality + Design

I walked through a home sale this week. I was initially struck by how beautifully the house was decorated, right down to the minutest detail. On second glance I thought I was walking through an Ethan Allen show home.  Every piece in every room was gorgeous in its own right – but where was the homeowner’s personality?  Where is that personal mark that really makes a house “a home”? Most of us can’t afford to fill our homes with “high end” furnishings and you know what? – if I could afford it – I wouldn’t! I want my home to feel warm and welcoming and uniquely me!  Isn’t that what decorating...

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New Modern – Essentially Eclectic

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Interior Design | 0 comments

New Modern – Essentially Eclectic

I love how decorating has evolved in the 21st century.  Popular furniture has the sleek lines of the 1950’s and 1960’s.  Less is often more.  But what is different about today’s decorating trends?  It’s the often playful but environmentally conscience mix of the old with the new. It’s mixing East with West, it’s methodically mismatching.  In short, it’s modern eclectic. In my opinion, redecorating does NOT mean getting rid of everything!  If you are updating a space and want to create a more modern style but still want to keep some of your favorite pieces, feel free.  The basic tenets of...

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I Love Christmas!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Interior Design | 0 comments

I Love Christmas!

I love Christmas – I’ve always loved Christmas!  I couldn’t wait to put up my 1st Christmas tree in my 1st apartment after college!  It wasn’t very big, but my favorite symbol of   the Season was standing in my little living room!  It’s the smell of evergreens that I enjoy so much – that and all the lights and ornaments that create the bejeweled king of the holidays!  I use a lot of evergreens to decorate during the season – especially outdoors.  It is remarkable what you can create with evergreens, holly & boxwoods.  You can create gorgeous window swags, lamp post & mail box swags...

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Circle ‘Round – The Dining Table

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Circle ‘Round – The Dining Table

Circle ‘Round – The Dining Table                              How frustrating is it to dine at a long table and try to have a conversation with someone sitting a few people away?   It’s just not happening!  Enter the round dining table!  It is an excellent conversation area where everyone can be the center of conversation! Beyond the ease of conversation, a round table is so functional – the shape accommodates both large and small parties.  Round and oval dining table are space efficient too!   If you think you don’t have any space for a dining table in a small living space –...

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Mantels – Less is most often More

Posted by on Sep 24, 2011 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Mantels – Less is most often More

As we feel the fall’s first chill, my mind goes immediately to a cozy fire in the family room.  Nothing is more mesmerizing than those flickering flames.  But how do we decorate around our fireplace?  My thoughts are that “less is definitely more”!  Don’t clutter the mantel with large collections of pictures or collectables all surrounding a large picture or mirror.  It is so easy to do because a mantel gives the appearance of a shelve and what’s the harm in adding just one more item on that shelf?  Decorating is really about accenting a beautiful feature, so most often less will...

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