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The Art of Hanging….Art

The Art of Hanging….Art

Hanging art is the final touch, the last piece of a puzzle to making a room beautiful. And it is, well, an art form. It can also be the most…

Accessorizing With a Conscience

Accessorizing With a Conscience

You recycle. You pick up trash on the sidewalk. You make every effort to tread a bit lighter on this earth. But what can you do when it comes to…

With Summer Behind Us, Time To Get Organized

With Summer Behind Us, Time To Get Organized

Summer is over, the kids are back in school, and life seems to have suddenly gone into overdrive as calendars quickly fill up with the kids’ activities and fall events.…

Defeating The Dorm Room Doldrums

Defeating The Dorm Room Doldrums

Dorm room décor has changed a lot since I wandered the hallowed halls of matriculation. Back then, it was all we could do to cover up the cinderblock walls with…

Kick up your Home Decor in Extraordinary Ways

Kick up your Home Decor in Extraordinary Ways

I am taking the opportunity this week to answer some readers’ design questions. From a kitchen that needs freshening, to a home that just needs a few added accessories to…

The Powder Room – Your Chance to get Really Creative

The Powder Room – Your Chance to get Really Creative

Last week I shared the experience of a budget-friendly update to an outdated kitchen. Now it’s time to address the client’s old and drab powder room. The powder room is…

Rescuing A Kitchen From The Grips Of Bad Decorating

Rescuing A Kitchen From The Grips Of Bad Decorating

One of my first and dearest clients told me she was finally ready to tackle a much-needed update of her kitchen, which had last been remodeled in the early 1990s.…

The Dog Days of Summer – Time to Spruce Up Your Home!

The Dog Days of Summer – Time to Spruce Up Your Home!

I recently received a call from a friend who was at wit’s end with her adorably small, but dingy apartment.  With the heat of August came a restlessness and the…

Make Your Guests Feel Like They’re At Home

Make Your Guests Feel Like They’re At Home

Every summer, without fail, there is a steady stream of visitors to our house. This means we have a revolving door when it comes to our guest room.  There is…

Design Budgets And The Diet Of Spending

Design Budgets And The Diet Of Spending

Sticking to your design budget can be as difficult as sticking to a diet. That gorgeous antique console you discovered and just can’t live without is the equivalent of a…