My 3 window treatment rules

December 18, 2014
My 3 window treatment rules

I am often heard saying that there are no rules in decorating or design. It’s hard to put parameters on creativity and individuality. I do, however, have many guides that I follow when arranging a room, designing a space, pairing fabrics or dressing windows. My 3 window treatment rules are part of these guides. Yesterday, […]

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6 hostess gifts that rock

December 17, 2014
6 hostess gifts that rock

Are you attending a few holiday parties this season? Lucky you! If so, you are probably looking for the perfect way to thank your favorite host. Here are six hostess gifts that rock! While I love giving flowers, when given as a hostess gift they create work for the host. A vase must be found and […]

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My 13 favorite holiday decor items

December 3, 2014
My 13 favorite holiday decor items

When it comes to decorating your home for Christmas, there are many items you can use to make your home festive. Below are my 13 favorite holiday decor items, listed in no particular order. Happy holiday decorating! 1. Evergreens – one of my favorite items to decorate with in the winter are fresh evergreens. The […]

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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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