How much will it cost for an interior designer to furnish & decorate my home? 5 must read tips!

The cost for interior designer services for furnishing or decorating a home can be a reasonable part of the budget. 5 must read tips: 1) Read prospective designer reviews.  This homework can greatly affect how much you need to budget for interior design services. Client reviews often explain a lot about  how each design firm […]

Can I add transom windows? Is a straight transom or arched transom best?

Transom windows can sometimes be added when you remodel. They add light and make the ceilings feel taller.  If you’re planning new construction, it’s a feature you might consider for at least the front of the house. Builders often omit transom windows, due to the high cost. When you add them to the entire home […]

How to decorate a room in white, 4 must read tips for durable ways to use white.

Interested in decorating in a clean white style?  Here are 4 ways to add white, and still have a room that’s durable for your family.  1) paint the brick, mantle, or walls bright white. Your existing woodwork and trim will affect this, if you have cream or ivory woodwork, it would have to be painted […]

5 best window treatment styles for valances, cornices, and shades

The five best window treatment styles for valances, cornices and shades are shown here. These are popular because they make windows look much bigger!  They add color, texture, and eye appeal to a room. Window valances can also solve privacy needs, for example functioning roman shades.    1) Window valance with a contrast band. AFTER […]