Create a guest-ready home ~ tips from Howard County designer

November 21, 2014
Create a guest-ready home ~ tips from Howard County designer

Guests are often a part of the holiday season. Hosting guests for the day or overnight requires a bit of attention, but with this list of ideas to create a guest-ready home, you’ll be ready before you know it! Bathroom A guest-ready home requires a guest-ready bathroom! All of your guests will use the bathroom so […]

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Tips for setting a lovely Thanksgiving table

November 19, 2014
Tips for setting a lovely Thanksgiving table

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the colors of the season, the smell of a fire in the fireplace and a decorated table full of loved ones and delicious food! When we host Thanksgiving I am in charge of setting a lovely Thanksgiving table, making sweet potatoes and buying drinks (thankfully my husband cooks […]

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House numbers add curb appeal

November 3, 2014
House numbers add curb appeal

You may not give much thought to your house numbers, but you should. House numbers add curb appeal make finding your house much easier! I am amazed at how many homes don’t have well-placed house numbers on or near their home or mailbox. When driving out to appointments for the first time, I sometimes struggle to […]

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AFP Interiors in Chesapeake Home + Living

October 28, 2014
AFP Interiors in Chesapeake Home + Living

AFP Interiors’ has a project featured in Chesapeake Home + Living magazine this month. Some projects come together in a wonderful way. Great clients, creative team and lots of learning and designing! I completed a kitchen renovation last spring that fits this bill. When Chesapeake Home + Living magazine is interested in a project that […]

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Entry tables that wow ~ AFP Interiors’ design inspiration

October 21, 2014
Entry tables that wow ~ AFP Interiors' design inspiration

As the weather turns to fall, you’ll begin welcoming more people into your home and your entry table should “wow” and help you welcome guests! An entry table is a place to display your treasures, capture your necessities (in drawers and bins) and reflect a little bit of who you are. A lot to ask of […]

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Chalkboards in your home ~ creative ideas

October 7, 2014
Chalkboards in your home ~ creative ideas

There’s something about back to school time that makes me think of chalkboards! I know you want to keep your home and schedule organized and chalkboards in your home are a great solution (plus you can use all sorts of colorful chalk to make it look pretty!). Let’s look at a few ways you can use […]

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Interior design results — trusted liaison — result #10

October 1, 2014
Interior design results — trusted liaison — result #10

Results matter. There are many processes and steps in an interior design project, but at the end of the day, you really want the results that come from those processes and steps. You deserve results. Welcome to my tenth post regarding interior design results. Interior design result #10 – you will have a trusted liaison. (To […]

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Waiting is your best interior design skill, tip from Howard County interior designer

September 25, 2014
Waiting is your best interior design skill, tip from Howard County interior designer

I spent the weekend in Naples, Florida at a best friend’s house. I was there with my girlfriends for our annual girls’ beach weekend. My friend has had the villa for a year and it’s furnished and has some art, but she asked me for ideas to warm the space up as they continue to […]

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5 ways to improve your master bedroom decor

September 11, 2014
5 ways to improve your master bedroom decor

Time after time when clients call me to design their master bedroom it’s the last room in the house they are getting to. Finally, after they’ve furnished the living spaces and upgraded the kitchen or outside spaces, they are getting to their master bedroom. If you have also put off decorating your master bedroom, here […]

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Help – vote for AFP Interiors for Best of Howard

September 10, 2014
Help - vote for AFP Interiors for Best of Howard

I’d love your help with a vote for AFP Interiors for Howard magazine’s “Best of Howard.” I’m honored to be on this year’s ballot under Interior designer, category #54, and need your help to win! There are only two days left to vote. You can see the entire ballot here and vote for all of […]

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