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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 fabulous ways to make a traditional home feel more contemporary!

More contemporary dining room

Let’s look at how to get a more contemporary look. If you desire a more contemporary updated look, it may be easier to achieve than you think! People often think in terms of anything that is ATTACHED to the home, such as new flooring, new tile, a new kitchen etc. But in actuality, the furniture […]

6 outstanding design ideas for your new patio or deck!

A patio or deck can be a wonderful place to enjoy your back yard. But BEFORE you dive in and call the remodeling company, consider these 6 design ideas. A stone or brick patio is difficult to change once you start construction, so it’s good to consider all your design options before diving in. Below, […]

4 stunning ways to add silver and shimmer to your gray room!

If you love gray and silver, and want your bedroom to look fresh and updated, consider these ideas: 1) A unique mirror rather than the one that comes in a “matching set”. In this Summerfield home, our gray lounge chair, custom linen drapes, gray wash dresser, silver mirror and pewter and mercury glass accessories made […]

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, […]

Using light fabrics with a dark stone fireplace, 5 design tips!

 A dark stone fireplace does not limit you to using dark leather and rustic fabrics. It’s fun to mix and match, with light cream fabrics, light gray, or soft neutral colors that will actually compliment the earth tone colors in your stone fireplace. See the transformation in the photos below. If you’re ready for a […]

Furnishing the corner of the living room, 4 designer tips:

Do you have a living room corner which needs just the right furniture in the corner? Here’s a few questions to ask yourself: 1) Am I craving COLOR? If so, then large colorful artwork might be just the thing for you! BEFORE BELOW 2) Do I get tired of clutter?   If so, then purging may […]

Should I paint my wood stained bookcases & mantle?

Are you wondering if you should paint over the wood stained bookcases & mantle? Well you might want to consider the quality of the wood. Is it solid cherry or mahogany? Or is it a lower grade wood that you do not like? Is the room dark? Are you interested in a brighter room? Keep […]