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Choosing the Right-Sized Furniture & Decor!

One question that I receive from clients over and over again is “How do I choose the right sized furniture or décor for my home?”  A great question and one that carries a lot of explanation.  Designers have rough formulas that they use to assist with their selections, but they also rely heavily on their … Continue reading

Fall for Red and Orange!

With fall upon us in a few weeks, my thoughts turn to making homes cozy for those (hopefully!) cooler days and nights.  I absolutely adore fall decorating….layering textiles, adding ambiance, introducing new colors to the home…..heavenly!  This fall I’m focusing on a myriad of glorious shades between orange and red.  From paler blush and rose … Continue reading

Hollywood Regency

Legendary designers Dorothy Draper and Williams Haines are famous for design styles that evoked Hollywood glamour and modern classical style.  Haines’ design style evolved from 1930’s Hollywood, a time when stars relied on both their talent AND their personal style to stay atop the Hollywood food chain.  Stars often entertained in their homes and their homes were … Continue reading

The New Neutrals

I’ve heard neutral design described as everything from ‘trendy’ to ‘blah’.  And over the past decade neutrals have been equated with the color beige, and beige only.  I dubbed this beige color “builder’s beige” (a.k.a. the color that builder’s paint an entire house in the hopes of attracting buyers).  Regardless of whether you feel neutral colored … Continue reading

Finding Rug Love When You Least Expect It

Finding the perfect rug for a space can take time and admittedly, a bit of trial and error even for the best designers.  If you have a blank canvas of a room, a beautiful rug can be a great starting point that serves as a foundation for the rest of  the furnishings and accent pieces.  … Continue reading

Tablet Coffee Table?

I’m ALL about technology; in fact, we have over 9 Apple products in our house. I still have my first generation iPod — it sings lullabies to my daughter at night. My trusty iPod nano jams while I work out. Whether it’s listening to music on Pandora, looking up a last minute recipe, entertaining my 4 … Continue reading

Give a room its own identity, with a rug!

I love our little house, but I think the builders went a little overboard with the whole “open space” phenomenon. We have two great rooms downstairs; one was meant to be a formal living room/formal dining room and the second was meant to be a family room/breakfast nook/kitchen. Having three kids (and a husband) in this open layout means … Continue reading

Top 5 Sites for Homespiration

I’m constantly wanting to redecorate my house…does this usually happen? No. But a girl can dream right? If I had an unlimited disposable income, a full time live in nanny, and I only worked one day a week…I’d have the coolest house ever! So while I’m sitting on the couch after a full day I … Continue reading