What size and layout for a collage of family photos? 7 tips for a photo gallery!

Trying to decide the sizes and layout for hanging a collage of photos? Here’s 6 tips, to help capture memories & showcase a gallery of family photos. These tips also work for showcasing your work in an office or waiting room too!  1) Bigger is Better! Nice large photos work best, especially consider the size and scale […]

Best valance styles for kitchens, baths, and bedrooms

These are the best looking valance styles. They are unique, clean and simple, and have a timeless style.  These photos range from very easy to make (which you could sew & hang as a weekend project) to more complicated. If budget is key, notice that some valances are stapled to a 1 x 4 board, so you don’t have to purchase a […]

What window treatment can be mounted on the ceiling? (see these photos if you cannot drill in the wall)

  When it’s not possible to drill into the window or door frame (due to condo rules, no space, or other issues), you can always install window treatment hardware into the ceilings, as shown in the photos below.  AFTER with window treatments for privacy (can be opened or closed from ceiling mount)   BEFORE  in need […]

Best Window treatments for bay windows & how to find window treatment fabrics.


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People often ask how to make their bay window stand out, or how to draw attention to the architecture of the bay window through window treatments. Here are some ideas on the best way to find window treatment fabrics, or paints that will help your bay window stand out. Paint the trim or the bay window area […]

How to do a room makeover on a budget. See these designer fabrics & window treatments.

Whether it’s a designer fabric on a pillow, a custom window treatment, or a unique oil painting, one upgrade can make an average room much more interesting, and you can still stay in budget. At least one thing should have a “wow” factor!   Designer Fabrics The designer fabric on the pillow (above) is an example of how to create […]

Six important tips for replacing kitchen cabinets. Visit these tips from Greensboro, NC.

1) Compare brands. Consider a custom island with  the remainder of cabinets in semi- custom, to help with the budget! 2) Ask yourself –  Is there architectural appeal? Where can we vary the height & depth? 3) Consider upgrading the interiors, example, do you want tray drawers in the cabinets? 4) Select a finish you won’t tire of. Avoid a trendy look. 5) […]

How to select fabrics. Read this Greensboro, NC story.

Sofa after reupholstered in chenille & suede Before, fabric had faded to pink This Greensboro, NC client knew that fabric is a lot like paint, there are thousands of beautiful colors to choose from!  So, don’t just take a stab at it after viewing a small swatch. Most interior designers will bring options to your home for no charge. Better yet, if they stock fabric, you’ll get to view the […]

How to hire a good Interior designer, consider these tips before you search through designer web sites.

An interior designer’s web site can give you a real sense of their expertise. Here are some tips to consider: 1) Does their web site and blog show a few pretty rooms (from the client with a big budget)? Or does it show what they can accomplish when existing items are difficult? 2) Are they willing to provide a list as referrals? Do they have excellent recommendations […]