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 […]
Stained wood mantle versus white? Stacked stone versus polished stone?
When the builder asked a recent client to select their preferred stacked stone for their fireplace, I reminded them that their favoite fireplaces (in their wish list file) were all white, not stacked stone.It’s easy to get sidetracked when you’re making hundreds of decisions during new construction or remodeling. A wish list or favorite photo […]
Pros and cons of a TV over the fireplace, should my Television be above the mantle?
Clients often think they should definitely put the TV above the fireplace. There are alternatives you can consider. In the top photo, their mantle was 5 1/2′ tall (due to code requirements), so the top of the TV would have been almost 9′ tall. According to ergonomic professionals & Physical Therapists, looking up to watch […]
Where should I hang my flat screen TV? Photos and tips for decorating with a flat screen TV.
People often ask where they should hang their flat screen TV, and how to layout a room for TV viewing. It’s wise to have a plan for your layout, so you’ll have optimum seating for the number of guests you plan to have. Superbowl Sunday? Chevy Chase Christmas vacation with the whole family? I can smell […]
How can I hide my flat screen TV? See these photos!
People often ask how they can hide their TV, saying they don’t want it to feel like the focal point. With today’s thin flat screens, it really doesn’t need to be hidden, after all, we all have televisions! But if it truly bothers you, here are 3 ideas: 1) Place the TV behind a folding screen, see […]