What color trends are popular for home decorating?

Are you curious what color trends are popular? Gray tones are big, with splashes of either camel or yellow. Earth tones (such as green, brown, cinnamon etc) are always a safe bet. Colors found in nature are always a safe bet! Tone on tone shades are popular because they’re soothing and create a calm environment. Metallic and shimmer […]

What does it cost to reupolster my sofa? Is it worth recovering?

Sofa BEFORE reupholstering  Greensboro NC Reupholstering AFTER  Are you curious how much it will cost to reupholster your current sofa? Or whether it’s worth recovering? Here are 5 tips. If your sofa is comfortable & the right size for your room, recovering it will save both precious time & money.   Sofas with hardwood frames & coil springs are definately worth recovering! They often have better construction […]

How can I incorporate eco friendly green items in my home.

We’d like to share some photos on how to refurbish, reinvent, or recover your furniture! It’s fun to create new uses for old furniture, or recover dated furniture. The photos below will astound you. Yes, it really is the SAME chair! A little creativity and a gorgeous fabric goes a long way! You’ll feel great about green living and doing what’s good for the […]

What size should art be?

People often ask what size their art should be. They worry that large art and accessories will make the room feel smaller. They’ll hang 6 or 7 small items for this very reason. When we bring in a large piece of art,  they’ll comment that the room “feels much larger”. Perhaps it’s because a wall that’s full of lots of items can […]

Should I choose a solid fabric or a print for window treatments?

  Unique valance in beautiful linen fabric, Oakridge NC The above valance is in a beautiful linen print, which we were able to recommend because the client’s existing sofa, chairs, and rug all blended well with it.  If you do go with a print on the window treatments, it’s important to have the relief that a solid fabric allows. Notice how […]

How much to invest in furniture for a room.

When furnishing your home, keep in mind that if it’s done correctly, you’ll love it for years, think of it as an investment. It’s best to buy what you love the first time, and avoid impulse buys on items that will have to be replaced!  Clients are often excited to tell me “we still love everything in […]

Should I get a slipcover or recover? Before after photos

Are you wondering where to find a slipcover for your sofa? A slipcover might seem like an ideal solution, after all, manufactureres advertise that you can wash it. However, there are several factors to consider when deciding between a slipcover and recovering a sofa. Our client wanted to replace her slipcover, since the slipcover was often crooked or wrinkled, with the skirt dragging the floor. […]

How to add color to a room? See designer room photos.

Are you looking for ways to add color to your rooms? Color can be achieved through art, window treatments, pillows, rugs, and yes, even walls! There’s no need to stick to “neutrals only”, if you pick soothing colors that you won’t tire of, the sky is the limit! BEFORE – this room was begging for color! […]

How can I decorate on a budget?

People often ask, how can I improve my home on a budget? The answer: don’t waste money by adding more accessories! If you look around your rooms, you might see lots of things which were perhaps a bargain, which you hoped would solve a blank space…. but $39 here and $49 there can really add up! Instead of adding lots of little items from stores, it’s […]

Ready for a man cave upgrade? See these photos!

Do you have a man cave or a fun “retreat area”? Know that art, furniture, fabrics, rugs, can really make a room, even if it doesn’t have great architecture. A flat screen TV will cause it to be a well used room, so be sure to think about how you wish to use the space, compile a list of needs, […]