How to describe my design style, transitional, mid century modern, contemporary?

How to describe my design style? Which term best describes it? There are many choices, including modern, transitional, craftsmen, contemporary, midcentury modern, eclectic, old world, and more! People often struggle to describe a design style they prefer. Why? Because several people could look at the same photo, and each person might describe the style differently. […]

What Colors are popular for home decorating 2018?

Bold colors are now popular for home decorating, just in time to welcome Spring!  If the colors you love are bold colors, it won’t take a large quantity to make a huge impact. If you prefer to add intense color a little at a time, below we listed conservative ways to do so. What’s your […]

Glass shower doors vs shower curtains

For today’s topic, we’re sharing the pros and cons (the feedback we hear) from homeowners regarding shower curtains versus glass shower doors. People feel strong dislikes or likes regarding shower curtains or glass shower doors! We’ve read all about glass shower doors versus shower curtains, on Houzz, Pinterest, and blogs, and narrowed down the pros […]

Four unique options for furnishing a living room corner

decorating with branches and twigs

A living room corner can look unfinished, especially in today’s large rooms. In order to create more intimate conversation areas, we pull furniture away from the walls, this can leave the corners looking bare. Here we’ll show you 4 ideas for decorating a corner of a living room. These ideas run from free to upwards […]

Should I paint my brick fireplace or apply a wash? 6 pros and cons!

Fireplace with a wash applied

Should I paint my brick fireplace or apply a wash? If you’re wondering whether to paint your brick fireplace, we’ll list a few pros and cons to help with the decision process. Every home is different, so every decision is unique. Here are some pros and cons to consider. 1) Pro-white paint can make a […]

Contemporary furniture in your traditional home? Yes!

Contemporary table and chairs

Often people think the style of their home’s exterior needs to dictate the style of the furniture and the decorating. Here we’ll show 5 interior design ideas to mix in contemporary furniture or mid-century modern furniture in a traditional home. You can use modern or contemporary furniture in an older traditional style home, or you […]

Dining room space improvement. Will a buffet or server fit in my dining room?

dining room space improvement

People often ask us to add a server to their dining room, but most dining rooms aren’t quite wide enough. In the dining rooms below, we implemented dining room space improvements and were able to find dining servers that were about 66″ long,  yet only 12″ deep!  But that narrow depth is not easy to […]

How to decorate a room in a serene style.

How to decorate a room

Let’s talk about how to decorate a room. Are you tired of decorating styles in which there’s so much to look at that your brain feels like it’s on sensory overload? Perhaps you prefer a “serene” or “zen” style, rather than a room that’s filled with a lot of decorative items? For a tranquil look, […]

Before adding a window seat, here are 5 helpful designer tips!

A window seat a great design choice here.

In designing your window seat and window seat cushion, consider these designer tips. Window seats can be a great spot for chatting on the phone or enjoying your morning coffee. They can make a bland window area more inviting. Best of all, they give the room personality – as well as function! They add storage, […]

4 kitchen update design tips without replacing your cabinets

Window seat in kitchen

A Kitchen update can make your kitchen can look fresh and updated with new lighting, fabric or furniture.  It’s not always necessary to replace the kitchen cabinets for a fresh new look. If you’d rather not face the time challenges (and huge budget) that a kitchen remodel costs, consider these 4 quick fix changes that can […]