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

9 Beautiful Ideas for the 9th Month

Sometimes the decorating bug bites and we want to make quick, easy changes that can shake things up a bit in our homes. As a bonus, these 9 ideas that do not involve picking up a paint brush or any other form of manual labor. We all like that. Bring in fresh flowers. This is … Continue reading

How to Pull It All Together

Have you gotten to that place yet? I have been there more times than I care to admit. Every one of us will come to that place of not knowing how to pull our interior decorating together in our homes. We may have good design furnishings in our homes but completing the look and the … Continue reading

Give Green a Chance

There are a lot of budget friendly and earth friendly things you can do in your everyday life. Here are a few thoughts to get you started: Use low – VOC paints. They give off considerably less fumes and are less toxic to the environment. Think of it as making a better choice and not … Continue reading

Room-by-Room – Designed for Senior Safety

A new set of concerns arise when we take on responsibility for the safety and comfort of our aging family members. I specialize in downsizing design. The physical and emotional aspects of downsizing are so important. Safety in the shower is a top priority. Wall mounted handles help seniors with entering and exiting the tub. … Continue reading

Colors Lead the Way in Senior Friendly Design

Americans are living longer these days thanks to modern medicine and healthier lifestyles. As a result of all this good stuff, the elder segment of our population is mushrooming and many new living issues have cropped up. Today’s focus is the role of color in design for empty nesters and seniors, whether they age in … Continue reading

LET’S TALK ABOUT FLOORS

A question concerning floors – what to use especially in a kitchen. We all want the best of both worlds – a really nice look with lots of durability to handle all the household traffic, even the family dog. I will help you know what you need to look for when you are floor shopping … Continue reading

5 No Cost Decorating Changes You Can Make Now!

Move your furniture to different rooms in your home for a new look. Do the same with your accessories. Get out one of your pretty dishes and put it in your powder room to hold fancy soaps and tissues. Wrap and knot a fancy scarf around a throw pillow for a decorative look. Use a … Continue reading

Look What My Dry Cleaning Crew Can Do!

I am always talking about how well my on-site drapery dry cleaning system works. But it is my crew that makes it all turn out so well on the job. Bill Godwin and Susan Bennett take very good care of our clients and their fine fabrics. Did you know? They cleaned the draperies of a client … Continue reading

Examples of the Use of Marsala, Pantone’s New Color of the Year

Written by Jane Blanchard There is not a year in the last 16 in which the Pantone Color of the Year has been announced that has not produced a polemic exchange. The visceral response to a color is typically indicative of some personal reaction before reckoning its careful selection intended for creative and imaginative use. … Continue reading