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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Last week I shared the experience of a budget-friendly update to an outdated kitchen.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…

The Perfect Outdoor Room

The Perfect Outdoor Room

Summer is here and you can almost smell the barbeques and grills all over town working on overdrive. The ritual of summer entertaining brings together friends and family to share…

Don’t be Afraid to Mix It Up

Don’t be Afraid to Mix It Up

I love walking into a room and finding a design scheme that is completely unexpected. Sleek, modern pieces mixed with traditional antiques and fabrics can be lively and fresh. In…

Designing With Pets

Designing With Pets

I admit it. There have been times when I’m so fed up with pet hair, I’ve considered dropping the idealistic notion that my house will ever be pet hair free.…