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

Room by Room – Designed for Senior Safety

A whole set of new concerns can descend on a family about the safety and comfort of their senior family members.  My interior design work concentrates on senior safety and design for comfortable living.  I’ve got lots of ideas for each area of the home.  Today we’ll start in the bathroom. Safety in the showers is … Continue reading

The Perfect Size and Placement for Your Chandelier

Here are some brilliant tips from Good Housekeeping for your light fixtures. 1. For  good width, multiply the ceiling height (feet) by three to get the right fixture width. An 8 ft. ceiling multiplied by 3 equals 24 so the light would be 24 inches wide. 2. For a light over a table,  make sure … Continue reading

New Decor For The New Year!

This is the time of year for new beginnings and lightening up. The feathery decor trend fits the bill exactly. Kim Cook of the Associated Press discussed this trend recently and you can get in on this trend too. Read on. When you think of the variety and beautiful colors and patterns on bird feathers, … Continue reading

Blog Talk Radio Decorate Your Castle-Fresh Design Ideas on Lighting and Color for the Home

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24TH AT 7PM EST http://www.blogtalkradio.com/decorate-your-castle/2014/09/24/decorate-your-castle-fresh-design-ideas-on-lighting-and-color-for-the-home-1 Are you looking for fresh ideas on color and lighting to use in your home? Well then this is the show for you! Central Florida Interior Designer, Rissi Cherie, will be my guest on Blog Talk Radio to talk about some great ideas … Continue reading

Decorator Fireside Chat #3- Ideas for Mirrors

Does your room need more light? Bounce some light around your room and keep it bright and cheery with mirrors. They can do wonderful things for your home decor and enhance the lighting in your rooms.

Decorator Fireside Chat #3-Ideas for Mirrors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=125UhziScCc Does your room need more light? Bounce some light around your room and keep it bright and cheery with mirrors. They can do wonderful things for your home decor and enhance the lighting in your rooms.

Good Things I Have Learned Recently

I garner a lot of information from reading trade magazines, taking notes during my radio shows and attending the annual Reverse Trade Show. My IFDA group holds this yearly event where vendors go table to table of designers to show their new wares and unique services. Here are some of my favorites: Ashton Harris of … Continue reading

Lighting The Way to A Beautiful Home

Tune on Wed. Oct. 24th @7pm EST on http://www.Blogtalkradio.com, to to Decorate Your Castle. Ashton Harris of Shades of Light will be my guest to “illuminate” us on what is new, what is hot and how to understand those new fangled light bulbs! Learn to light the way to fresh design for lighting!  

Decorate Your Castle

Tune in on Wed. October 24th @7pm EST on http://www.Blogtalkradio.com for this session on Lighting The Way to A Beautiful Home –When was the last time you took stock of the lighting in your home? For most of us it is probably time to update and lighten up!  Ashton Harris of Shades of Light will be … Continue reading