Contemporary furniture in your traditional home? Yes!

Contemporary table and chairs

Often people think the style of their home’s exterior needs to dictate the style of the furniture and the decorating. Here we’ll show 5 interior design ideas to mix in contemporary furniture or mid-century modern furniture in a traditional home. You can use modern or contemporary furniture in an older traditional style home, or you […]

Dining room space improvement. Will a buffet or server fit in my dining room?

dining room space improvement

People often ask us to add a server to their dining room, but most dining rooms aren’t quite wide enough. In the dining rooms below, we implemented dining room space improvements and were able to find dining servers that were about 66″ long,  yet only 12″ deep!  But that narrow depth is not easy to […]

How to decorate a room in a serene style.

How to decorate a room

Let’s talk about how to decorate a room. Are you tired of decorating styles in which there’s so much to look at that your brain feels like it’s on sensory overload? Perhaps you prefer a “serene” or “zen” style, rather than a room that’s filled with a lot of decorative items? For a tranquil look, […]

Before adding a window seat, here are 5 helpful designer tips!

A window seat a great design choice here.

In designing your window seat and window seat cushion, consider these designer tips. Window seats can be a great spot for chatting on the phone or enjoying your morning coffee. They can make a bland window area more inviting. Best of all, they give the room personality – as well as function! They add storage, […]

4 kitchen update design tips without replacing your cabinets

Window seat in kitchen

A Kitchen update can make your kitchen can look fresh and updated with new lighting, fabric or furniture.  It’s not always necessary to replace the kitchen cabinets for a fresh new look. If you’d rather not face the time challenges (and huge budget) that a kitchen remodel costs, consider these 4 quick fix changes that can […]

4 clever designer tricks to make a living room feel larger

open living room with glass walls

Need interior designer ideas to make your small living room feel larger? Here we’ll share 4 tips from interior designers. Designers have years of experience in furnishing hundreds (often thousands) of different size shape living rooms. From experience, they know what works in a small living room. Below we’ll show you a couple of before […]

Mirror vs art over the mantle, which is best? 5 pros and cons.

Mirror vs art

Mirror vs art. Let’s discuss the pros and cons To decide between mirror vs art over the mantle, there’s one important question to ask yourself: What is the view when I place the mirror over the mantle? In this room, the reflection of the mirror over the mantle is of a beautiful coffered ceiling!! Notice […]

3 clever solutions for your foyer! With before and after interior design photos.

Clever solutions for a foyer are often quick fix solutions. When you update a foyer it can make a major impact. After all, a foyer is every visitor’s FIRST IMPRESSION. Your entrance way sets the mood for the entire home, as a reflection of the home’s style. Here’s a few tips for decorating and furnishing […]

6 quick fix ways to give your home a designer look.

Perhaps you like your furnishings, but would prefer more of  a professional designer look? Or maybe you’d like all the room to feel more cohesive. Something we hear often is that the things we “brought from our old home don’t look right in this house”. To achieve a designer look, in most cases you don’t […]

A bench versus dining chairs at the dining table? 9 pros and cons!

The dining room furniture in the Before included a long bench beside the dining table. The client asked whether we could use any of their old dining furniture in this new home. We felt their dining TABLE was a definite keep! As for the chairs and bench, we pointed out the below pros and cons […]