Creating a Master Bedroom Sitting Area

Do you desire a space to relax and rejuvenate within the refuge of the master retreat; a place that is free of life’s distractions and chaos?  Some master suites are designed with a designated sitting area, but if not, creating your own is within reach. The components of a master bedroom sitting area are comfortable seating, functional accent pieces and...

Decorating Bookshelves

Bookshelves are a great platform for creating a captivating display of books, collectibles, photos and other favorite items.  Decorating bookshelves gives a room character and adds interest, especially when you include special items that tell a story. Bookshelves are one of the most versatile and practical elements in a home.  Not just for books, they make a great display area...

Decorating With White

Serene, dreamy, clean, crisp.  These are words that describe a white interior.  The appeal of white is in its timelessness and ease.  White interiors are soothing and anything but boring when the right elements are added.  Warm woods, plenty of texture and unique accessories give interest and life to an interior when decorating with white. White interiors translate into a crisp,...

Tips for Bold Decorating

If you are looking to enliven your home, there are many ways you can incorporate bold elements.  With vibrant paint, wallpaper, fabric, art and unique lighting and accessories, you can transform your space into a stylish bold interior that is invigorating and fun.  Here are some tips for bold decorating that will bring your space to life. Bold wallpaper and paint...

Alternate Uses for a Dining Room

Many homes today are built with an open concept floor plan, eliminating walls that once divided living, kitchen and dining spaces.  However, many homes still incorporate the traditional center hall design with separate formal living and dining areas.  More and more homeowners today are trading in the formal dining room to utilize the space to fit their needs instead...

Decorating with Mirrors

Mirror, mirror on the wall…an appealing decorative element for all.  Decorating with mirrors expands and brightens an interior space.  There are numerous ways to decorate with mirrors and hanging one on the wall is just the beginning. Large mirrors are generally seen hung over the fireplace or over the buffet in the dining room.  These add glamour and traditional style...

Banquette Seating for Dining in Comfort and Style

When dining out, many will invariably request a booth over a table for the simple comfort.  Why not have that comfort when dining at home?  Banquette seating in the kitchen or dining room provides a great place for dining and other family activities.  Banquettes can be built-in or purchased as a piece of furniture to add to your dining space. Banquette seating...

Decorating with Folding Screens

Folding screens are a versatile decorating tool that can add dimension, texture and color to your living space.  Created in ancient China, they were originally designed as room dividers and were heavily lacquered pieces of striking beauty.  Today, decorative folding screens are used not only as room dividers, but as accents, headboards and in an array of other ways. As...

Relax with a Backyard Water Feature

There is something so soothing about the sound of trickling or flowing water.  Including a backyard water feature in your landscape is one way to enjoy this natural element in your own environment.  From the most simple of fountains to grand landscaping plans with waterfalls, incorporating a backyard water feature can transform your outdoor space into an oasis. Whether you decide...

Agate – Bringing Interiors into the Stone Age

Everywhere you look today, you see agate used in interiors.  This beautiful multi-layered rock was discovered in Ancient Greece.  Today, this stone is found in homes all across the world, made into everything from countertops and lamps to accessories and standalone art.  The unique appearance and rich colors of agate have a universal appeal. The distinctive pattern of agate is a unique and...