Four unique options for furnishing a living room corner

decorating with branches and twigs

A living room corner can look unfinished, especially in today’s large rooms. In order to create more intimate conversation areas, we pull furniture away from the walls, this can leave the corners looking bare. Here we’ll show you 4 ideas for decorating a corner of a living room. These ideas run from free to upwards […]

Should I paint my brick fireplace or apply a wash? 6 pros and cons!

Fireplace with a wash applied

Should I paint my brick fireplace or apply a wash? If you’re wondering whether to paint your brick fireplace, we’ll list a few pros and cons to help with the decision process. Every home is different, so every decision is unique. Here are some pros and cons to consider. 1) Pro-white paint can make a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to achieve more seating in a small living room?

To achieve more seating in a small living room, we’ll provide a few designer tricks. Avoid overstuffed, or large scale furniture. It takes up a lot of space. Take the room below for example. The overstuffed chairs  had 8 1/2″ wide arms (x two) = 17″ of wasted space. Since they had a pair, that […]

What furniture layout is best if I have very little wall space in my living room?

When you have limited wall space, the furniture layout can be tricky. We suggested a new layout & new furniture for the living room below. The new layout had 6 advantages 1) As you enter the room, your eye is drawn to the beautiful window view! Your eye no longer “stops” at the back of […]

Ideas for rustic reclaimed wood beams at entrance ways, mantles, or columns.

If you have rustic wood beams, they can be used in a variety of ways to accent your home. One thing for sure, they can blend with just about any style design, from industrial modern…. to country french… to Scandinavian… to an eclectic style. The wood from beams adds a wonderful texture that homeowners love, […]

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 […]