How to decorate with a stacked stone fireplace, 6 designer tips for furniture, colors, and fabrics.

Stacked stone fireplaces look great with organic materials such as a linen sofa. People often think they have to limit themselves to all brown leather with a stacked stone fireplace, but variety is much more interesting. Notice from the photos below the variety of colors – cream, taupe, camel, mocha etc….they actually make the warm […]

How to convert a bedroom into a stylish home office library.

To create a home office look in a room that’s a basic box,  you might need to add architectural appeal, such as bookshelves or woodwork. Even moldings and trim work can create that masculine Ralph Lauren feeling. Another option is to bring in leather, or some mens wear fabrics as shown below.  Leather and rich […]

4 ways to update your kitchen, see these designer before & after kitchen updates that don’t break the bank!

AFTER Add a valance! Green linen draws attention to the chandelier, which makes the ceiling feel taller & the room feel larger BEFORE The bakers rack items detracted from the chandelier AFTER The colors in the fabric compliment thestain color of the kitchen cabinets  BEFORE The windows looked short, (due to no transoms)  valances made them feel taller 2) Put colorful art […]