Before adding a window seat, here are 5 helpful designer tips!

A window seat a great design choice here.

In designing your window seat and window seat cushion, consider these designer tips. Window seats can be a great spot for chatting on the phone or enjoying your morning coffee. They can make a bland window area more inviting. Best of all, they give the room personality – as well as function! They add storage, […]

White fabrics with dark leather – 3 designer ideas!

Brown leather can look rich and elegant, but too much of it – well that can just feel dark and dreary! Here are tips for making a room feel lighter and brighter if it’s full of dark leather.  1) Ask yourself if you can move some of the pieces to another room. Perhaps the dark […]

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 […]

How to make a large TV over the mantle look better, 4 designer tricks to detract from the TV.

For design tricks to detract from a large TV, here’s a few fun options! 1) Remove some shelves in the built in cabinets, so you can use larger accessories. The hurricane lantern (bottom left) is 34″ tall, and the round tray is 32″ in diameter. These accessories are much larger than most you see in […]

How to update a boring bedroom! Follow these 4 steps!

Is your master bedroom in need of some pizzazz? Does it feel drab & boring? Think of it this way – it’s the place you & your spouse can escape. It’s an important room to take it to the next level and make it the soothing oasis you both deserve! The addition of nail head […]

Blinds versus drapes, which window treatment is best? See these photos!

“How can I create privacy on my windows without blocking my view?”, this is probably the most common question homeowners ask us as designers. Often one spouse is a fan of 2″ wood blinds, or shutters. The other spouse – well they often request something that “won’t make the windows feel so closed in, yet will still provide privacy […]