Mission Possible – Eco Friendly Interior Designing

It is the responsibility of all of us to do our part to help preserve our environment and restore Mother Earth to good health. It is not a ‘mission impossible’ and we all need to step up and accept the challenge. Let’s s reduce our carbon footprint in our homes and offices. How we decorate, … Continue reading

THE NEW BRILLIANT IDEA

It seems like it has been around forever. We never give it a second thought. When night comes we just reach up and flick the switch to turn it on. What I am talking about is the lowly light bulb that has illuminated our nights and symbolized “brilliant ideas” when the “light goes on” in … Continue reading

Would You Like to Be a Decorator?

Do you love decorating your home? Have family and friends commented on your eye for color and asked you to help them do design for their home? If yes, then maybe you should consider changing your decorating talent from a hobby into a second career. In my years doing interior decorating, I have met many … Continue reading

Look What I Found For You

The oval braided rug that sat in the paneled den of America’s homes for years has been reinvented and updated with a twist on that classic design. It is modern, natural and fresh. It is great for high traffic areas and as a bonus is reversible. We are partial to the new rectangular shape that … Continue reading

A Lighting Primer for Chandeliers and Pendants

I am a firm believer that getting the lighting just right is important to good design. I am often asked about the right size and how high to hang chandeliers and ceiling pendants. These guidelines listed below will answer your chandelier and pendant mounting questions. Light width over a table or kitchen island should be … Continue reading

Introduction to Spring

The world outside our door is changing from the starkness and grays of winter to the blooming colors and longer days of spring. I welcome this transition to the fresh, new and colorful!   I liken it to what I do for my clients in their interior décor. The old, tired and faded furnishings are … Continue reading

‘Before & After’ – A Design Project Transformation

Take a peek at this foyer transformation to see the wonderful change that took place in this space. My client wanted to add a little bit of luxe and spaciousness to her home.   The biggest design change was the addition of the tall corner mirrors. Suddenly the foyer came alive with light, space and … Continue reading

Thirsty Thursdays at Richmond Symphony Designer House

Thursday evenings are special at Hampton Manor. From 5:30 to 7:30 enjoy wine, live music and tasty treats all served up in a beautiful setting. We will feature a different winery or brewery every Thursday. Sept. 18 – Lake Anna Winery Music featuring Mike Guza of “Last Call” Thirsty Thursday tickets are $20 per person … Continue reading

BlogTalkRadio Discussion for the Summer-Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND LEARN HOW YOU CAN MAKE THE OUTDOORS FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/decorate-your-castle/2013/03/13/decorate-your-castle-danver-stainless-outdoor-kitchens Summer is here! Are you looking to enhance your fun outdoors? Have you ever given thought to an outdoor kitchen and not sure what to look for and what you need. Mitch Slater, President of Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, a … Continue reading

Design Color Scheme HowTo-Using Blue and Green in Your Home

Have you ever considered using blues and greens in your home’s interior design? It is a really cool color scheme! See it here on the latest 2013 fabrics. Learn how to use this great color scheme.