How many lamps and recessed lights do I need? See this photo with mood lighting.

To find out if you have enough lamps and light fixtures – turn on all the lamps one evening for a test run. Are there lamps scattered evenly around the room, or do certain areas appear too dark? Do you have to turn on the bright overhead light to get sufficient lighting? House Beautiful interviewed famous designers regarding the most common decorating […]

Unique ideas for backspash tile, photos of tile backspash makeovers.

Considering new tile for your kitchen back splash? Here are some helpful tips: 1) Before shopping, search magazines or the Internet for photographs to develop a feel for what style and colors you like.2) Get assistance from a professional interior designer. They can pass on their contractor discount! People often think they’re limited to stores like Home […]

How to add color to a room without painting the walls.

This window valances, sofa, and door chest add color   Not sure you want to paint the walls a bold color? There are many ways to add color! Look around your home and ask yourself if the colors reflect your personality. Often our homes are filled with items we don’t really like, but they can easily be updated. Here are some options […]

Six important tips for replacing kitchen cabinets. Visit these tips from Greensboro, NC.

1) Compare brands. Consider a custom island with  the remainder of cabinets in semi- custom, to help with the budget! 2) Ask yourself –  Is there architectural appeal? Where can we vary the height & depth? 3) Consider upgrading the interiors, example, do you want tray drawers in the cabinets? 4) Select a finish you won’t tire of. Avoid a trendy look. 5) […]

How to select paint colors, see these photos.

 Headed to your local paint store and can’t decide what color? To select a wall paint you’ll love for years, start with an inspiration piece, such as a pillow or accessory.  If your walls are a subtle tone, perhaps a softer version of your fabrics, you can add punches of color. See how the […]

Trying to find large or unique art? Consider these options!

Are you shopping in art galleries and furniture stores to find that it all starts to look the same? Consider this alternative….wrap light weight wallboard or an old canvas frame in suede or fabric!  This is a great way to add interest to a large wall (without breaking the bank)! And, since it’s not a busy scene, it won’t fight with the your rug […]

Leather sofa or fabric sofa? Read this before you buy!

Are you searching High Point furniture stores for sofas and ready to just be “done with it”? That’s what most people say! Are you combining styles (husband and wife) perhaps your husband wants leather and you want fabric? If so, you could add a throw, colorful pillows, a fabric cocktail ottoman.    Something to consider – leather can stain or […]

6 Steps to a Romantic Bedroom


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Is your bedroom admired by both women AND men? It’s fun to watch the facial expression of a man when he walks into a newly decorated bedroom that’s stunning and not to “fru fru”.  I remember a very enthusiastic comment from a pro football player “Our bedroom’s AWESOME! Thank you!” Yes, even a masculine 6’7″ football player can appreciate a room, if it’s done right. Here are some suggestions. […]

How to select fabrics. Read this Greensboro, NC story.

Sofa after reupholstered in chenille & suede Before, fabric had faded to pink This Greensboro, NC client knew that fabric is a lot like paint, there are thousands of beautiful colors to choose from!  So, don’t just take a stab at it after viewing a small swatch. Most interior designers will bring options to your home for no charge. Better yet, if they stock fabric, you’ll get to view the […]