5 steps to freshen up your laundry room

July 6, 2015
5 steps to freshen up your laundry room

The laundry room is where everything goes to get clean, crisp and fresh—but does your laundry room itself live up to the task? You might pop in and out of this room multiple times a day, but have you really looked around? Chances are, your laundry room could use a makeover. Here are 5 steps […]

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Five ways to display your travel souvenirs

June 22, 2015
Five ways to display your travel souvenirs

Planning to travel this summer? If so, you will probably come home with all kinds of great mementos from the trip – postcards, seashells, maps and tickets. And if you are anything like me, you will place them in a spare drawer somewhere and vow to do something with them one day when you have […]

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Create a welcoming guest room

June 16, 2015
Create a welcoming guest room

With summer comes long days, warm nights….and very often, house guests in your guest room! Plan ahead and make sure you are providing your weary travelers with all the comforts of home in your guest room. Here are the essentials to create a welcoming guest room: A cozy bed. Lay on the mattress and make sure […]

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Freshen up your home’s entrance

June 8, 2015
Freshen up your home's entrance

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is especially true of your home’s entrance. With summer cookout season upon us, it’s time to think about ways to freshen up your home’s entrance. Here are five tips for creating a welcome entry for your home. Begin with your door. Your front […]

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Three common kitchen lighting mistakes

May 26, 2015
Three common kitchen lighting mistakes

Are you making these three common kitchen lighting mistakes? A kitchen has many moving parts and if you are renovating your kitchen you will have a lot of decisions to make. Lighting is often considered last, after the fabulous counters and high-tech appliances. If you avoid these three common kitchen lighting mistakes your lighting will work […]

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Three ways to add texture to your decor

May 11, 2015
Three ways to add texture to your decor

I was talking to a writer from The Washington Post last week and she commented that the biggest sign that room has been decorated by an interior designer is that the room includes a variety of textures. I completely agree! There is so much talk about adding color to a room (which is also an […]

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Decorating with books

April 27, 2015
Decorating with books

I’ve always love decorating with books. Books tell a story, come in all shapes and sizes, have lovely, colorful spines with typography and they offer so much to any style of decor. Decorating with books is something you can do to add a level of interest and texture to your home. Earlier this month I […]

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Redecorate your bedroom for a good night’s sleep

April 7, 2015
Redecorate your bedroom for a good night's sleep

I read an interesting article about design and sleep on Entrepreneur.com. The headline, Want Better Sleep? It Might Be Time to Redecorate, caught my eye. Anytime a business outlet is promoting decorating I am intrigued. Plus, there are infographics, so I was very interested. I agree with a lot of what they had to say […]

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Wallpaper: On its way back in?

March 27, 2015
Wallpaper: On its way back in?

Wallpaper is one of those decorating elements that always seems “in” or “out.” As materials improve and accessibility to products broadens, wallpaper appears to be leaning back toward “in” over the last few years. I was honored to talk about wallpaper with writer Samantha Iacia for a piece she wrote in the April/May issue of […]

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Colorful round tables

March 23, 2015
Colorful round tables

Every room needs one (or two or three) colorful round tables. Why? They serve so many functions! Round tables hold a drink, a book, a light, a vase of flowers, bowl of snacks or a favorite picture. They tuck in between seating and around a room without making much of a fuss, but they provide […]

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