10 Quick Changes for a Whole New Interior Look

Photo courtesy of Coastal Living Decorating challenges abound when faced with making a change to your current homes’ interior.  Either you have grown tired of the way a certain room looks or the room is no longer fitting your needs.  The choices are many, making it difficult to decide where to begin or even how to go about making changes. ...

A Lighter Touch – Decorating with Pastels

Photo above - designer Susan Glick If you are ready for a lighter, brighter home that embodies serenity and calm, consider pastels.  When you think pastels, broaden the scope to the more evolved pastels.  There is more to this color palette than just baby blue and pink.  Pastels are simply less saturated colors that can give a room a very...

Let Nature Inspire Your Home Decorating

Fresh.  Light.  Natural.  If these words describe the look and feel of the home you want, there is a place where you can get the inspiration needed to begin the process of turning your home into a space that is fresh, light and natural.  Simply look outside. Nature abounds with the materials, colors and textures you can bring into your...

First Impressions – Inspiring Ideas for the Foyer

Photo above courtesy of HGTV.  Loretta Willis, designer You have heard it said time and again.  First impressions matter.  When guests step into your home you want them to feel welcome and comfortable.  When you come home from a long day, you want to feel that you are stepping into a sanctuary; a place where you can wind down, relax...

From the Runway to Your Home

To truly get a grasp of current trends in interior design, you need not look further than the fashion runway.  This international mecca of style dictates what you will see in the home interior market.  The runway is the place to get a sneak peek at what colors, patterns, shapes and styles the home market will show for any...

Refresh Your Home for Summer and Create an Oasis

Sunshine and warm breezes beckon you to come outside and enjoy the summer.  Why not bring that taste of summer inside.  With just a few simple changes you can transform your home into a summer oasis and enjoy a brighter and more relaxed environment all season long.           Living room photo courtesy of Cote de Texas; Striped slipcover photo courtesy of...

Multi-purpose Furniture for the Thrifty

  One of the newest trends in interior design today is the emergence of multi-purpose furniture.  These pieces reflect today's fast-paced world and respond to an ever-changing need for functionality in the home.  Designers are filling the marketplace with cabinets that can be used in the dining area, as entertainment centers or as office storage.  There are a multitude of pieces that serve a...

Ideas for a Bold and Beautiful Powder Room

  The powder room is the one room in the house where you can really push the decorating envelope.  It is a small space and does not require a large amount of resources.  It doesn’t receive the traffic that other rooms in the house do.  The powder room is a space where you can truly let your creativity run wild. ...

How to Incorporate the Color of the Year into Your Home

The experts of color, Pantone, have selected Radiant Orchid as the 2014 color of the year. This vibrant shade of purple is full of energy and can perk up any interior. But how do you go about incorporating this bright color into your living space? You can go bold and turn an entire room into an invigorating space with...

Amazing Decks and Terraces for summers

Bring the comfort of home and dashing interior design styles into the sunshine with chic outdoor living area. Get inspiration from these deck and terrace design ideas. A Terrace in California This terrace overlooks the Russian River Valley. The terrace is outfitted with designer teak furniture; fade resistant awning and upholstery fabrics. A Balcony in Brussels This lush balcony in an apartment...