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, […]

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 […]

3 ways to make a bedroom feel like a master suite!

Perhaps you want your bedroom to feel more spacious like a master suite? Or perhaps you want to add a sitting area but fear the room will seem too crowded? Often it’s not the square foot size that’s the problem, but rather, it can be due to the furniture being too overpowering!1) Replace a sleigh […]

Update a kitchen table eating area, with before and after photos.

Do you feel like your kitchen is in need of updating? Perhaps you can update it with less expensive ways than remodeling. In the kitchen below, the client didn’t want to invest the time, energy and money to tear out the counter tops and start over again. We made the room feel updated in one […]

Gray and white fabrics with dark bedroom furniture, 3 design ideas!

If you love today’s gray and white bedrooms, but aren’t sure if you can pull it off with your dark bedroom furniture, know that it can come together no matter how dark your furniture is! You can achieve a lighter updated look! Here are 3 design tips for achieving a brighter bedroom!1) Replace the bed […]

Should I replace my loveseat with a pair of chairs? 5 pros and cons!

Is a pair of chairs better than a loveseat? That’s a question we get asked every week! A love seat often comes as part of a set, when you purchase furniture off a showroom floor. Many people tell us they would not have ordered a loveseat, but were required to buy a “matching set”. A […]

Pattern versus solid rug, 6 pros and cons for which rug style is best?

There are pros and cons for a solid rug versus a print rug, or even a shag rug. Often people tell us they worry that their room will be boring unless they get a rug with a busy print. Quite the contrary, you can have patterns and prints on your pillows, art, accessories or drapes. […]