What a wonderful statement they are making! Obama’s Redecorate on THEIR dime…not ours “As is traditional, the new President and First-Lady receive an allowance of $100,000 to redecorate their private quarters in the white house. This money comes from American tax dollars, i.e. yours and mine. In a time when we are all having to […]
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This weekend, Dr. Andrew Weil had some awesome tips on making your home a stress free “sanctuary”: “Your home – whether big, small, or somewhere in between – should be your sanctuary, a place where stress is left at the door and your soul is nurtured. For a more comforting environment, gradually implement the following […]
I recently found out that I’m pregnant with my first baby (yay!) And, being the interior designer that I am, my first though immediately went to designing the nursery (even though I don’t even know if it’s a boy or girl yet!). I was of course concerned with some other things, but none more so […]
“…New research in neuroscience hints at how our surroundings affect feelings and behavior. In the current issue of Scientific American Mind, Emily Anthes describes how ceiling height, colors and other design factors influence attention and creativity. Scientists are just beginning to address these questions, in part by studying changes in brain activity as subjects make […]
What is the best way to approach decorating small spaces? In small spaces, every inch counts – so attention to detail is a must! By utilizing the following tips, you can maximize the amount of space you have. 1. Each furniture piece needs to serve more than one purpose. For example, an antique chest can […]
Families are opting to dine-in more than dine-out in these tough economic times – and for good reason. However, a boring or bland dining room can make the idea seem less than appetizing. We have some interesting ways to spice up your dining room and keep your family coming back for seconds: 1. Paint. This […]
Warmer weather gives us the perfect excuse to open all the windows, clear out clutter from our busy lives and view our rooms with a fresh eye. To get started, remove everything except your large stationary items like sofas, chairs and tables out of the room. Remove all decorative items and artwork as well, it’s […]
Update the cabinet hardware in your kitchen or bath to give the room an instant lift!
Drapery panels will add instant softness, texture and color to your space. There are tons of fabulous, inexpensive pre-made options out there!
Add an area rug! A patterned rug can add much needed color and interest to an otherwise bland space. And remember…there is nothing wrong with placing an area rug over your neutral carpeting!