How many shelves should I use in a bookcase or built in shelving?

Bookcases and wall units normally look best with a couple of shelves removed. That is, unless you want shelving for displaying books only. Built in cabinets can look great with a few large accessories. In the Greensboro NC homeowner’s room below, the opposite wall (not shown) housed all their favorite books, that left these wall […]

4 designer tips for built in bookshelves!

1) A rich deep wall color will make those bright white bookshelves feel richer! See before and after of the built in wall unit below.  2) A few large accessories feel clean and interesting, while lots of small items can tend to feel like “clutter”. That’s the word our clients use! You may need to […]

What size and shape should I make a window valance? 5 tips designers like Candice Olsen use for making window treatments!

The size of your valance is based on three things, how much wall space you have available, whether you prefer to hide your blinds behind the valance, and what the room size dictates.  1) Create a paper pattern!  This will help you visualize the best size for your valance. As a rule of thumb, we […]

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 […]