4 unique places to hang a chandelier!

Trying to find a unique spot to hang a chandelier? If you have an extra chandelier – here’s 4 great places to consider. Here are four places which might not be the “norm”, but they can be a fun change. And if you don’t have an extra chandelier, perhaps this will give you a great […]

Should I replace my loveseat with a pair of chairs? 5 pros and cons!

Is a pair of chairs better than a loveseat? That’s a question we get asked every week! A love seat often comes as part of a set, when you purchase furniture off a showroom floor. Many people tell us they would not have ordered a loveseat, but were required to buy a “matching set”. A […]

Top 7 Interior design trends and colors for 2016 ?

Interior design trends for 2016 will be affected by Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, “Simply White”. Also affecting design in 2016 are the baby boomers, they’re ready for a change! Here we’ll list 7 new interior design trends for color, style, function, and expressing yourself!People are requesting Lighter, Brighter rooms that are clutter free! […]

Pattern versus solid rug, 6 pros and cons for which rug style is best?

There are pros and cons for a solid rug versus a print rug, or even a shag rug. Often people tell us they worry that their room will be boring unless they get a rug with a busy print. Quite the contrary, you can have patterns and prints on your pillows, art, accessories or drapes. […]

How to make an all white kitchen warmer and more colorful?

If your kitchen feels like Mr Clean, all white and no color, here’s 5 options to make your kitchen warmer or more colorful, as an alternative to painting the cabinets! 1) Paint the ceiling!  It’s a fun way to add color in an all white kitchen, if you have a good stopping point. Crown molding […]

What size and shape should I make a window valance? 5 tips designers like Candice Olsen use for making window treatments!

The size of your valance is based on three things, how much wall space you have available, whether you prefer to hide your blinds behind the valance, and what the room size dictates.  1) Create a paper pattern!  This will help you visualize the best size for your valance. As a rule of thumb, we […]

What size and layout for a collage of family photos? 7 tips for a photo gallery!

Trying to decide the sizes and layout for hanging a collage of photos? Here’s 6 tips, to help capture memories & showcase a gallery of family photos. These tips also work for showcasing your work in an office or waiting room too!  1) Bigger is Better! Nice large photos work best, especially consider the size and scale […]

How to furnish and paint a room with slanted ceiling or dormer walls?

A low slanted ceiling or dormer area can look amazing with a few designer tricks. Here we’ll provide tips for painting and furnishing a room with slanted ceilings and dormers, so they’ll be architecturally appealing. 1) PAINT THE SLANTED CEILING!  If the slanted area is the same color as the walls (instead of ceiling white) […]

What type cabinet or furniture is best under a TV?

Are you ready for a new updated TV cabinet? Do you want to hide your wires and components? If you’re ready to find a TV console or furniture for under your Television, know that today you no longer have to get a bulky piece with glass doors! As a matter of fact,  it’s no longer […]

How to achieve privacy quickly? 4 must read tips!

Landscape After Photo, Greensboro, NC At 2 1/2 years trees are now 16′ tall Want privacy but don’t want shrubs or trees that take forever to grow? Before and after photos are below, along with a time line. See this Greensboro NC photo. We desired a privacy wall, without the major expense a landscape company […]