My Favorite Experience

One of my favorite experiences from years past was shopping at Thalhimers or Miller & Rhodes. The nice salesperson behind the counter showed you just the right product for your needs. The wooden counters were polished and lamps shone from the glass tops. I am sure you can relate. That is the kind of experience … Continue reading

Design Your Own ”Mom Cave”

This idea is just for us girls. The “mom cave” is the new decorating phenomenon for the women of the house as they stake a claim to a secluded and quiet space of their own. It is a wonderful idea not only for moms and wives/girls can create their own “girlfriend cave”. The macho looking … Continue reading


This article is in ‘Richmond Magazine’ highlighting all the designer’s chosen to create rooms. I have designed the POWDER ROOM on the first floor. You can purchase tickets at all Kroger locations for $15.00 per person until September 14th. AFTER SEPTEMBER 14, tickets will only be available at the door for $20 per person (cash/check) … Continue reading

Richmond Symphony Orchestra League

Preview Gala at Hampton Manor~Hallsley Friday, September 12, 2014 6 pm – 10 pm 6 pm – 8 pm Tour of the House Join the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League to celebrate the opening of the 2014 Designer House benefitting the Richmond Symphony. Be among the first to tour the house while enjoying the music of … Continue reading

What’s Your Style? Could it be Transitional!

Transitional style is basically traditional balanced by modern design style. It lightens up the strong formal lines and curves of traditional design. In this style you can work with accents and fabrics of both traditional and contemporary design throwing in some sophistication with mirrors and metallic. Look for overstuffed sofas and textured chenilles in a … Continue reading

What is Your Style? Could it be Cottage Design!

Cottage style of decorating is the 3 “C” of design – cozy, casual and comfortable. Colors in cottage style are soft and airy with a lot of white thrown in. Shabby chic well loved and well worn furnishings fit well here. Look for lots of lightweight cotton fabrics, wallpaper and beaded board paneling mixed in … Continue reading

DIY Tile Trays-Made to Fit Every Decor

I have been collecting blue and white tiles for a long time. Some are antiques and some I just really liked. Now I have put them to good use          accenting my family room design. I did it with a wood tray. It is beautiful as the picture shows. This is how I did it: I started … Continue reading

Creative Idea – Mercury Glass

I get the Richmond Magazine R Home addition. They have many DIY articles that are very creative and interesting. This month I found an article on ‘Poor man’s silver” by Karen Guard. How about adding some sparkle and glitz to your home décor! Mercury glass pieces have a touch of mystery which will add character … Continue reading

We Are Getting Ready For the March Home Show

Home Shows are the place to go and see what is new in interior design for your home. I have big plans to show you the “new” in my booth. See the 2013 Color of the Year, the newest in decorative painting and much more. Stop by my booth at Richmond Raceway on March 1st, … Continue reading

Beautiful Christmas Cherub in Glass Vase Watch this ” beautifully unique” Christmas decoration comes to life. It is elegant for your table or mantle and so easy to do yourself.