Lighting 101

Photo of different types of lighting in bedroom

Lighting can be intimidating, but it’s one of the most important elements of interior design. Unfortunately it’s often overlooked. Good lighting is a combination of three different types: Ambient Lighting Task Lighting Accent Lighting   AMBIENT LIGHTING is also known as General Lighting because it provides your space with overall illumination of the entire room.…

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Accessories Can Give Your Space Personality

Accessories Can Give Your Space Personality

Accessories can complete a space, give it personality, add a pop of color and complete your room. Your home tells your story in its details. Below are a few ways you can decorate a space that is uniquely YOU. START WITH A BLANK CANVAS: When you’re ready to start accessorizing your space, start with a…

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Can Your Outdoor Furniture Handle The Gulf Coast Elements

Outdoor furniture that can handle the gulf coast elements.

  Patios are like an extension of our home. Our patio furniture needs to be able to withstand our intense UV Rays, salty air and rainstorms. Since good outdoor furniture can cost as much as our indoor furniture, it’s important to consider the materials and maintenance required to maximize your investment. Yes, you can purchase…

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Does Your Fifth Wall Make a Statement?

When decorating or remodeling your home, don’t forget about the fifth wall – also known as the “ceiling.” The ceiling is a key component in any room, and if you ignore it you’re missing out on a golden opportunity to create a little drama to this wide-open space. When I see a plain white ceiling,…

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8 Quick & Easy Ways to Refresh Your Space

Spring will be here before you know it and if you’re like me you want to open the curtains and let the sun shine in. Whether you want to revive a room or you want a quick fix to holdover until next year’s renovation project, here are a few ideas that are easy to conquer…

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Tips & Tricks to Enlarge Your Bathroom

Is your bathroom cramping your style? Does your bathroom feel like a closet? We’re sharing some of our frequently used tips that will help visually enlarge your bathroom. The following tricks just might improve your morning routine too. Declutter: Every successful project starts with decluttering. Clear it out, all of it! Keep your essentials, things…

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Is Hiring a Designer Worth It?

I hear so many people say they’ve created mood boards, wandered the isles of their favorite home stores, thumbed through countless magazines, searched online for hours on end and still can’t decide how to move forward with their project. Is this you too? If so, you’re probably overwhelmed and your vision may be vague. Need…

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Do’s and Don’ts for Holiday Decorating

Do’s and Don’ts for Holiday Decorating

Now that we’ve all recovered from our turkey hangover, it’s time to decorate for the holiday season! Decorations add lots of cheer to the chilly and sometimes rainy holiday season. Whether you’re decorating for Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, I’m sharing some of my favorite decorating tips and tricks with you. Let’s get started.…

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Fooling the Eye: How to Make Your Room Look Bigger

Fooling the Eye: How to Make Your Room Look Bigger

Do you ever feel like your room is too small or your furniture is crammed in your space? When your footprint is small, everything in the room matters. With a few cleverly placed items and good design choices, you can actually fool the eye and make your room look bigger. Color, furniture, mirror placement and…

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Painting vs. Wallpaper: Key Factors to Consider

Painting vs. Wallpaper: Key Factors to Consider

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, wallpaper has made a comeback over the last few years and it seems to be getting bigger. We’re embarking on the renovation season and one of the biggest questions I’m hearing is “Is it better to paint or wallpaper?” The answer is not quite that simple, but below are a…

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