How Candice Olsen & interior designers update a dining room without replacing all the furniture.

Famous designer Candice Olsen updates dining rooms with rugs, art, new color etc. Here are 6 must read interior design tips with before and after photos: 1) You can replace a “busy” or dark rug with a tone on tone neutral rug. If a rug has various textures or tones, it will still be interesting. […]

Interior Design ideas for tone on tone rooms, 8 must read tips!

This blog has inspiration for tone on tone rooms, soothing colors with great interior design tips. It’s a guest post from Mari from Arcadian Home, a wonderful place to find interior design inspiration including great decorating ideas for everything from fabulous modern pendant lighting to beautiful rugs for the living room. Today’s photos show pattern […]

How to make a traditional fireplace more contemporary, 7 unique ideas with stone, marble, and mantles!

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To update a traditional fireplace, we’ve featured 7 amazing photographs for inspiration.  1) It might be a simple upgrade, such as covering the brick with a lighter marble on the surround – as featured in this photo. Some people say they love the look of a stacked stone fireplaceOne way to mimic this look is […]

How to decorate with brick walls or a brick fireplace. 4 Design tips if you don’t want to paint your brick!

You want to keep your brick walls or fireplace, but you’re not sure how to make it look good. Perhaps you’ve seen magazine photos where the brick walls or fireplace looked amazing, but you can’t seem to make it feel compatible with the decorating in your own home? Here are 4 helpful tips if you […]

Stunning ceiling ideas, 7 ceilings you won’t want to miss!

Some of our favorite ceilings of all time! This arched tongue and groove ceiling is amazing due to the curved shape and curved window.  In the evening, the cove lights draw attention to this amazing architecture. Below, we’ll feature 6 more gorgeous ceilings! Arched cove ceiling tongue and groove For the new construction project below, […]

5 amazing tips to update a home when your furniture is too traditional for your taste

AFTERUpholstered Bed with wood frame (same night stands and dressers) Designers have several tricks for updating a home when the furniture is too traditional. Perhaps the style you loved years ago isn’t necessarily your preferred style today? That doesn’t mean an entire re-do is required!  You can change the feeling of a room without replacing […]

How to maximize seating in a family room for TV viewing, with tips for room layouts.

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In order to seat lots of people, this long narrow living room needed a redo. See the before and after photo, the room can seat several more people now. We made a custom sectional to make use of what used to be wasted space, then on the opposite wall, we replaced a loveseat with two […]

How to decorate with white walls, 7 amazing ways to add white to a room!

Rooms can be inviting even when the walls are painted white. People often think white walls will make a room boring, but if you don’t want to paint your walls, you can embrace the white,  as the designer room photos below show.  Embrace white walls, notice how soothing this room is  Paint one wall dark, […]

How to update my master bathroom with rugs, valances, paint, and hardware

When you update your master bathroom, the entire master suite feels more luxurious. People often forget that small things can often make a huge impact – for the least amount of money.– a large plush rug to replace the small rugs at each sink– a custom window valance to add color and texture – new […]

What type host and hostess dining chairs, a contrast style for a unique look.

An upholstered host and hostess chair in the dining room will help break up the monotony of the matching set, it is a great way to add color and texture though beautiful fabrics. Dining Host and Hostess chair  BEFORE Comfortable Dining chairmahogany legs  If you are ready for a change in your dining room, think […]