Turn on the Charm with Cottage-style Decorating

Cottage-style decorating is casual, comfortable and charming.  It is timeless and fresh.  Infused with items that you love, cottage-style decorating defies rules to make a home an informal, cozy space that exudes a carefree warmth.  You can achieve cottage style by combining vintage-inspired fixtures and details, stained or painted woods, textiles with mixed patterns and treasured collections. With a mixture...

A New Age of Bathrooms

In a world of constant demands and fast-paced living, more and more people are turning to home for relaxation.  This translates into bathrooms that provide a spa-like experience.  Technology has brought design into a new age of bathrooms, complete with programmable showers, touch-activated faucets, light therapy tubs, and countless luxuries.           Left photo, Acero chromatherapy whirlpool tub by Jacuzzi Bathrooms have...

Turn up the Heat with Modern Fireplace Updates

Fireplaces have come a long way from the days of wood-burning brick surround caverns in the center of the living room.  Today’s fireplaces are design elements in and of themselves and are finding their way into every room in the house.  They are works of art that easily take center stage in a room.  Modern fireplace updates will elevate...

Styling a Glamorous Interior

Infuse life and glamour into your home by adding luxurious touches.  Velvet and silk fabrics, luminous chandeliers, mirrored or gilded furniture, lustrous wall coverings and metallic accessories can be seamlessly incorporated into your interior for a refined home with glamour.           A lush velvet sofa is an instant path to glamour in the home.  Combined with mirrored furniture and metallic...

Space-saving Solutions for Small Homes

Good things come in small packages and your home is no exception.  Living large in a small space is all about utilizing every bit of space to the maximum.  Space-saving solutions for small homes begin with smart storage, a bit of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking thrown in for good measure.           A small space feels safe and comforting.  Instead of...

Break the Rules for Decorating Small Spaces

Forget preconceived notions and put aside what you have learned about decorating small spaces.  Don’t paint small spaces dark colors?  Forget it.  Don’t use large furniture?  Forget it.  You can’t personalize a rental?  Not true.  Embrace your small space and live bold and large.           Photos courtesy of House Beautiful For years, we have been told to keep walls in small spaces white or...

Beach-inspired Decorating Ideas

Do you love the sound of the ocean and the feel of sand between your toes?  Is the beach your happy place?  Well, you can bring the relaxing, soothing aura of the beach into your home with beach-inspired decorating.  That’s right, you don’t have to live at the beach to embrace the charm and character of this popular destination;...

Create a Focal Point in Your Room Designs

Every room needs a focal point; the very first element or object that catches your eye upon entering a room.  A focal point can be a fireplace, an architectural feature, a piece of furniture or artwork.  Once the focal point has been established, a room has more interest and appears more unified.                                                                                                                   Harmony Interiors When you enter a room in your...

Living room – decorating with black

Imagine the tuxedo or the little black dress.  It is refined, sophisticated and classic.  It is elegant and stylish.  It is daring and dramatic.  Now imagine these characteristics in your home.  Decorating with black is like enveloping your home in a tuxedo or slipping it into a little black dress.  Distinctly modern and brimming with elegance and sophistication, black...

Creating an Outdoor Living Space

Creating an outdoor living space expands the home and provides extra room for entertaining or just relaxing in the sun or under the stars.  The appeal of the outdoors affects us all and having a well-designed space just steps away helps us to escape the hectic pace of our lives and breathe in the fresh air with style. When designating...