Window treatments for commercial spaces & furniture showrooms, 5 design tips.

The best window treatments for a commercial space or furniture showroom will solve 6 criteria, listed below. Notice the linen we suggested for the showroom below, in a neutral tone so it doesn’t compete with merchandise that is for sale. More importantly, the linen is sheer so the room still gets lots of light, even […]

What window treatment is best for an arched window?

Do you have an arched window or a unique shaped window and you’re not sure what window treatment or drape would be best? Perhaps you’re just looking for window treatment ideas? Here’s helpful tips to consider! Window treatments draw attention to the beautiful curved window! Drapes that are hung above a window will draw the […]

5 quick fix tips to make a living room more comfortable and welcoming!

Want a more welcoming living room? If your living room is like the ones from prior generations, which conveys ‘no one is allowed to sit in there!’  Here are 5 quick fix ways to make it more inviting and comfortable! 1) Create a cocktail ottoman! Propping up your feet makes the room more comfortable. A […]

What type window treatment is best for french doors? 6 must read interior design tips!

Window treatments for french doors can be the same as the other windows in the room….see below. Notice the drapes are hung on the outside of the window frame, so they do not affect functioning french doors. Drapes at a french door have numerous advantages: 1) They draw the eye towards the french door, to […]

What type blind is best for a high end designer look? See these linen shades and sheer options.

Today’s roller blinds and roman shades in organic linen fabrics go well in a high end designer  room, unlike Grandmas blinds, they add an element of beauty and function to the room. Linen adds a nice texture as shown above IF (big if) your windows are nice and large, you may be able to get […]

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 […]

What color should I paint the trim and below the chair rail molding?

People often paint the chair rail molding and the area below it white or a contrast paint color. The problem with this is that it can tend to cut the room in half, or make the room look chopped up, and can make your ceilings feel lower. Below is an example of what it can […]

Is my style reflected in my home decorating? 4 ways to communicate your goals to an interior designer.

When I first met the homeowners of the home below, I found them to be fun, worldly, with a good appreciation for today’s cleaner less ornate styles. I noticed their rugs, furniture, and fabrics were VERY formal & ornate, which they said did not fit their personality. The fabrics were velvet damasks, the art was […]

Interior Design ideas for tone on tone rooms, 8 must read tips!

This blog has inspiration for tone on tone rooms, soothing colors with great interior design tips. It’s a guest post from Mari from Arcadian Home, a wonderful place to find interior design inspiration including great decorating ideas for everything from fabulous modern pendant lighting to beautiful rugs for the living room. Today’s photos show pattern […]

How to upgrade a boring bedroom on a budget! 6 must read photos and tips!

Is your bedroom bland and boring? Ready for a quick makeover or a total room transformation but don’t want to replace the furniture?  Here’s your inspiration to create the WOW factor without breaking the bank.  1) know that new furniture is rarely the solution, if anything, that will make the least amount of impact. 1) Paint […]