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 […]

What type indoor tree in my living room? 7 designer tips for greenery.

An indoor tree can be a beautiful addition to a living room! The addition of a touch of nature really changes a room! Not to mention the interest you’ll achieve through the texture of the bark, the limbs and the leaves! As for the size or type indoor tree that’s best, it’s good to keep […]

How to decorate a downtown condo in an industrial sophisticated style.

Furnishing a condo can be challenging. If you want a sophisticated look, with good looking art, lamps, accessories, rugs, and furniture, consider an interior design firm. They’ll insure you get unique pieces in the right size & scale, quality, and colors for a stylish look! You may be thinking that a great designer look should […]

Print versus solid, what fabric is best?

How to choose the best fabric? Should I choose a solid or a print fabric? Often people choose print fabrics because they want to add color or interest. In small doses prints can be beautiful! However, there are other ways to bring in colors and pattern, such as: 1) A patterned rug – see before […]

6 stunning ideas for patio design!

Think of your patio design as an extension of your home. Below, we list 6 design ideas for furnishing or decorating a patio. These ideas help make a patio feel unique and functional. We’ll show photos that bring in a variety of colors & textures. It helps to incorporate unexpected pieces, such as: A vintage […]

4 amazing ways to brighten a dark formal room!

Often a traditional home can benefit from “unexpected” ways to brighter a room. An updated art or chair can add a contemporary touch. Adding lighter fabrics or wall paints can brighten a dark room. What personality do you feel fits your style?  Below, the library had real cherry wood bookcases which we kept exactly the […]

What are the benefits of an interior designer? Six benefits you may not have thought of.

benefits of interior designer

Are there benefits of an interior designer? Let’s examine the benefits of an interior designer, or see if there are disadvantages? Here we’ll list 6 unexpected ways they can make decorating, remodeling or updating a breeze. Sure, there are the obvious reasons, they’ll provide ideas from a fresh pair of eyes….experienced eyes. In some cases gifted […]