3 ways to make a bedroom feel like a master suite!

Perhaps you want your bedroom to feel more spacious like a master suite? Or perhaps you want to add a sitting area but fear the room will seem too crowded? Often it’s not the square foot size that’s the problem, but rather, it can be due to the furniture being too overpowering!1) Replace a sleigh […]

How to make a small room look larger in one weekend, 4 quick fix tips.

To make a room feel larger, you need to make the ceilings feel taller. But what if you want a quick immediate fix, that can be done in one day? No problem! Interior designers use four methods that “trick the eye” and instantly make a room feel larger. In fact, the change is so amazing […]

How to decorate a room in white, 4 must read tips for durable ways to use white.

Interested in decorating in a clean white style?  Here are 4 ways to add white, and still have a room that’s durable for your family.  1) paint the brick, mantle, or walls bright white. Your existing woodwork and trim will affect this, if you have cream or ivory woodwork, it would have to be painted […]

How much to budget for the dining room furniture, rug, drapes, & chandelier?

People often ask how much they should budget for their dining room furniture, we list some sample budgets below. I like to stress that it’s good to shop for discounted furniture, and to make sure to allow for window treatments, art, rugs, accessories, and perhaps a new chandelier! By discounted I don’t mean the typical […]

What are the 4 most important interior design tips for furnishing & decorating a home?

Are you ready to furnish and decorate your home. but you’re not sure what interior design advice is helpful? We’ll list the 4 most important interior design tips that can save you from expensive mistakes. 1) Don’t paint the walls until you have a plan. Every famous designer will stress this. There are countless articles about […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to make a master bedroom more luxurious without changing the furniture?

A master bedroom should feel more luxurious than the other bedrooms in the house. When we first toured the home below, it wasn’t obvious if the room was a guest room or a master bedroom. With the addition of custom bedding (shams and duvet) and functioning drapes, the room felt more luxurious. AFTER above BEFORE […]

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 […]

How to make the master bedroom more sophisticated, should I replace the furniture?

Quite often people think that purchasing a new bedroom furniture “set” will solve what’s missing in their bedroom, thinking it will instantly feel finished and more sophisticated…..but that’s normally not the solution. Often you would still end up with an unfinished look. The 4 tips below will show you how to get a big impact […]