Print versus solid, what fabric is best?

How to choose the best fabric? Should I choose a solid or a print fabric? Often people choose print fabrics because they want to add color or interest. In small doses prints can be beautiful! However, there are other ways to bring in colors and pattern, such as: 1) A patterned rug – see before […]

Would an interior designer make my home look like a furniture showroom, or too formal?

Would an interior designer make my home look like a furniture showroom or too formal? That is often a huge fear! And rightfully so. The answer to the question is – “that depends“. Some designers will, in fact, make your home look too much like a furniture showroom. Why? Perhaps because it’s easier to buy […]

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 […]

How to decorate a room without changing the furniture or the wall paint?

If you’re looking for an immediate update to a room, know that it doesn’t always require time consuming or expensive changes! Adding new pillows, art, or accessories you can make a room feel more interesting and cozy overnight! In this pro football player’s home, our client said they wanted to keep their existing furniture and […]

4 stunning ways to add silver and shimmer to your gray room!

If you love gray and silver, and want your bedroom to look fresh and updated, consider these ideas: 1) A unique mirror rather than the one that comes in a “matching set”. In this Summerfield home, our gray lounge chair, custom linen drapes, gray wash dresser, silver mirror and pewter and mercury glass accessories made […]

Can light color fabrics work well with a dark stone fireplace?

With daylight savings time here, we can finally enjoy light color fabrics such as the white linen drapes and light gray and ivory fabrics below!  Often people want a pop of color mixed in, which can easily be achieved through pillows, art, or even a chair like the paprika chair below.  In the “before” photo, […]

Ideas for rustic reclaimed wood beams at entrance ways, mantles, or columns.

If you have rustic wood beams, they can be used in a variety of ways to accent your home. One thing for sure, they can blend with just about any style design, from industrial modern…. to country french… to Scandinavian… to an eclectic style. The wood from beams adds a wonderful texture that homeowners love, […]

White fabrics with dark leather – 3 designer ideas!

Brown leather can look rich and elegant, but too much of it – well that can just feel dark and dreary! Here are tips for making a room feel lighter and brighter if it’s full of dark leather.  1) Ask yourself if you can move some of the pieces to another room. Perhaps the dark […]

Alternatives to built in cabinets beside the fireplace.

What options do I have besides built in bookshelves in the recessed areas on each side of the fireplace? That’s the million dollar question! The answer depends on the answer to 4 questions: 1) Do you need to store electronic equipment? If so, a piece of furniture (a media cabinet) or a built in cabinet would […]