NOTES FROM MY PORTFOLIO

There are lots of little interior design tidbits rambling around in my head these days. This is ‘oh’ so very normal for me, especially when I am working on a large decorating job with lots of elements. That is the case right now. As with every design job, there are certain elements that every one … 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.

ALL AROUND THE HOUSE

Stand still too long in my house this time of year and you will get a decoration hung on you! I love to put Christmas cheer in every room. You will find my decorations hung, draped and swagged in all the nooks and crannies of my home. Want to spread some holiday cheer in your … Continue reading

CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH NATURAL BEAUTY

Ready or not, here comes the busiest time of the year. We do so much to get ready for the holidays that we forget to exhale until the first of January!  My favorite phrase this time of year is “so much to do and so little time”. We are in high gear as we cook, … Continue reading

Design Your Best Holiday yet!

How would you like to be the hostess with the mostest this year? Your role for these holiday events should not include the duties of caterer and logistics expert.   Let’s not throw our dream of a wonderful holiday out the window when our guests come in the front door. My design focus today is on … Continue reading

My Go-To Paint Colors

In my designer bag of tricks, there are piles of paint chips in my 2 favorite colors that never fail to please my clients and their families.   First up is Sherwin Williams Inviting Ivory (SW637). It is a fresh and warm color that welcomes everyone with its sunny disposition that is not too gold or … Continue reading

A Redesign That Says “Welcome Home”

Have you ever seen a TV makeover show? If so, then you likely have heard remarked “I hardly recognized this room!”. Television may not be real life, but the makeovers really do make a big difference in the home. I recently completed a redesign on a home in Fredericksburg Virginia for a lovely couple that … Continue reading

The “Best Time of the Year” Window Treatment Specials

Just received… hot off the e-mail presses from Hunter Douglas: Notice of special promotions coming up on Silhouette shades. They are the darling of the window covering industry. You can close the louvers for privacy and when they are open you still get heat and UV ray control all in one product that looks stunning … Continue reading

Rev Up Your Home’s Colors

So you went out and bought the paint for your family room thinking it will turn out as beautiful as it looked in the magazine picture. How did that work out? The shade looked right, but did you feel like something was missing? Well, it turns out that you are right. Colors can create moods, … Continue reading

Be Alert About Drapery Cleaning Services

I just returned from an appointment with a client who needed her custom draperies replaced. Seems, she had a company come to her home to do some rug cleaning. They told her they could also clean her drapes – which they did. But in the process of cleaning them, they shredded the fabrics. Not all … Continue reading