White fabrics with dark leather – 3 designer ideas!

Brown leather can look rich and elegant, but too much of it – well that can just feel dark and dreary! Here are tips for making a room feel lighter and brighter if it’s full of dark leather.  1) Ask yourself if you can move some of the pieces to another room. Perhaps the dark […]

3 Best storage solutions for your home office!

A home office can be functional with lots of storage, even if you don’t want to invest in built in storage cabinets! The office below needed a spot for the printer, the router, and lots of files. But a file drawer cabinet would not have solved all three needs, so we suggested 3 ring binders […]

When I entertain, how do I get guests to move from the kitchen to the living room? 5 tips to lure guests to the living room!

We’ve all had the same problem, everyone stays in the kitchen, no matter how crowded it gets. It can be fun for awhile, but then you wish everyone would spread out among the other living areas. Here’s 5 tips to lure guests away from the kitchen! 1)  Make use of a console table or sofa […]

What type art goes with earth tones and a rustic home?

We hear this question often:  what type art will look good with a stone fireplace and stained beam ceilings? They tell us they fear they’re limited to art that is similar to their home’s architecture, such as pictures of mountains, rivers, rustic, or,  at the very least, art that is in neutral brown and gray […]

Alternatives to built in cabinets beside the fireplace.

What options do I have besides built in bookshelves in the recessed areas on each side of the fireplace? That’s the million dollar question! The answer depends on the answer to 4 questions: 1) Do you need to store electronic equipment? If so, a piece of furniture (a media cabinet) or a built in cabinet would […]

What shape art should I hang over a bed?

Have you tried various pieces of art over the bed and nothing looked quite right?Here are 4 photos to give you ideas for what to hang over a bed:   1)  Nothing at all!Which is totally fine, if you love your bed and don’t want to detract from it. Notice the headboard below, with nail […]

How to make a small bedroom look larger?

With a few simple tricks to the eye, you can make a small bedroom feel larger!  Here we’ll show you 4 ways we updated this bedroom, and in the end, the bedroom looked as if we actually added square feet! Perhaps you want to keep your queen bed, or even add a lounge chair, but […]

How to decorate a laundry room without renovating?

Clients often request that we remodel their laundry room with expensive changes  including decorative tiles, new counter tops or cabinets.  At times this would use up a tremendous portion of their budget for the entire house.  Here we’ll show design tips for updating the laundry room.  Best of all, we’ll make it a fun and […]