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 […]

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 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 […]

My spouse doesn’t like contemporary, 4 tips for blending styles.

Do you love contemporary style furniture and decorating, but your spouse likes traditional? Or perhaps you both like contemporary, (or a clean transitional look) but you aren’t sure how it will look in your traditional home? It often comes down to communication. What is considered contemporary to one person might be called transitional or eclectic […]

How to decorate above the mantle

Above the mantle, make sure your art is large enough, and unique. It’s fine to use a mirror above the mantle as long as the reflection is something attractive (like the reflection of outdoor trees). The antique glass mirror shown below is nice, because you aren’t fixated on the reflection.  Or, If you don’t have […]