Color I love this month – gray

February 19, 2015
Color I love this month - gray

When my daughters ask me my favorite color, I have a hard time picking just one! Really. I love color and have written about my love of many colors. Even though gray has been all the rage (as far as colors go) for a few years now, I’ve yet to write about my love of […]

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Interior design timelines

February 9, 2015
Interior design timelines

Interior design timelines vary from project to project, but often take longer than you think. Timing, as they say, is everything. I’m not sure exactly who “they” are, but when it comes to interior design, understanding the project timelines is very important. I was in a bathroom design meeting with a client and contractor yesterday and […]

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Friday fun design inspiration

February 6, 2015
Friday fun design inspiration

I thought I’d have a little fun today and post some design inspiration to get your weekend started. The finishing touches in a room – art, pillows, area rug, lamps and accessories, really make a house feel like a home. Your home. Selecting art is a very personal process. Having art on your walls makes […]

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Roundup – skirted round tables

January 26, 2015
Roundup - skirted round tables

I love a room with a round table. It sets off the hard lines of most rooms. Add a skirt to that table and you have an even better piece of furniture! Skirted round tables are versatile, practical and diverse, but are often seen as traditional and stuffy. Let’s take a look at how you […]

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Interior design offers peace of mind – result #11

January 23, 2015
Interior design offers peace of mind – result #11

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 eleventh post regarding interior design results. Result #11 — interior design offers peace of mind. (To read interior […]

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Happy New Year – time to mix up your accessories

January 8, 2015
Happy New Year - time to mix up your accessories

There’s something about turning the calendar to January that feels different from turning the calendar to May. It feels like a fresh start is upon us and it’s when we establish new goals and plans. I feel the same about home decor this time of year. It feels like a great time to mix up your […]

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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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