Interior Design

Lighten & Brighten and then add Interest

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Lighten & Brighten and then add Interest

Lighten & Brighten and then add Interest                       So many home owners want to update their homes and are just not sure where to start. And in today’s economy they don’t want to spend a fortune to make those changes.  I say, it is relatively simply & inexpensive – Lighten & Brighten and then add Interest!  One of the most important parts of decorating is using the right paint color on your walls.  It is remarkable how much the color of a room can transform the tone and feel of the space.  Plus, it is the most inexpensive way to change the look of your space.   Now,...

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Lighting the way – Lamps Today!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Lighting the way – Lamps Today!

How unique are lamps today?  I’ve just fallen in love with all the lighting choices.  I often blog about how accent pieces can create your “one of a kind” space and adding lamps are certainly no exception.  Regardless of the style of the room you’ve created, spice it up with some original lighting.  Don’t dismiss table and floor lamps because your room has plenty of recessed lighting.  Using ambient lights, for example, will direct the eye.  It is soft, indirect lighting that will illuminate the space and create an inviting glow.  So what are the latest looks?  Lamps and shades are big,...

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The Incredible Character of Reclaimed Wood

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

The Incredible Character of Reclaimed Wood

 The Reclaimed wood industry started in the 1970’s but really took off in the 1990’s when building “green” became so important to our environment.  Today, reclaimed wood is used for everything from kitchen cabinetry to architectural details to furniture. In fact, it is so popular today it is becoming increasingly difficult to source.   Reclaimed wood furniture is one of my favorite decorating choices.  The right piece works in almost any décor from modern to traditional.  It provides such character – your personal taste which creates a unique look that only your space will have. There are...

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This isn’t your Grandmother’s Coffee Table

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Interior Design | 0 comments

This isn’t your Grandmother’s Coffee Table

Have you noticed what’s happened to the old coffee table?  For the most part, the classic walnut or maple rectangular or oval tables are gone.  Home owners today are opting for unique and eye popping pieces that can become the center of the living or family room.   What a great opportunity to express your individual taste!  Even if your decorating style leans toward traditional or transitional, a “one of a kind” coffee table will have your friends and family talking as soon as they walk into your room.  Simple colorful cubes or garden stools are functional both as a table and additional...

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Dining in Comfort & Style

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Interior Design | 0 comments

  Have you noticed that the classic dining room furniture set has long been a thing of the past?  If you are still living with an outdated dining room here are the two best changes you can make to update your room and bring it into the 21st century.   Change out your dining room chairs & paint your china closet a great color that will pop in the room!  Changing the seating will change the whole look of the room.  The variety of dining room chairs today is so creative.  Upholstered chairs offer the most options for a traditional style, not just because of the fabric choices but also in...

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Latest Color Trend!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Latest Color Trend!

I can’t pick up a magazine these days without reading the latest color trend in design is blue & white!  It may be the latest trend but in my mind it’s always been a perennial favorite!  Think how calming it feels to look at a blue sky with white puffy clouds! Or how sporty navy and white look together – How about how comfortable you feel in your favorite pair of jeans!  Choose from navy, to Wedgewood, to sky blue or anything in between.  Blue is just a color that looks good on everything and is so easy to live with!  It is a great back drop on walls; combine it with framing the room...

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