• Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017 – Greenery – is a fresh surprise!

    The long-awaited "color of the year" from the leader in color forecasting and trends, Pantone®, was released this morning and it is a refreshing change to the neutrals and soft colors of 2016. Greenery is a vibrant, zesty green that is meant to invoke the newness of Spring.  According to Pantone®: Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are Continue Reading
  • How Marketing Principles Have Influenced My Interior Design Philosophy: Call-to-Action (Functionality)

    Interior Design is my art form.  Fresh out of college in 1993, my original outlet for this art was as a graphic designer/creative director for an advertising firm.  After my children where both in school, my path shifted to Interior Design and I realized I had found my calling.  The 3-Dimensional realm of interior design closely followed the 2-Dimensional rules Continue Reading
  • How Marketing Principles Have Influenced My Interior Design Philosophy: Scale & White Space

    Going from creating 2-dimensional print advertising in my role as a graphic designer/creative director of a marketing company to creating beautiful, harmonious 3-dimensional spaces as an interior designer has been a logical shift.  The artistic concepts of an effective ad are the same as a well-designed home (content, balance, scale, white space and call to action), except now I am Continue Reading
  • How Marketing Principles Have Influenced My Interior Design Philosophy: Balance

    As a former graphic designer and advertising creative director, I learned the basics of creating appealing print ads that would engage the audience and convey an effective message.  When I shifted to interior design 10 years ago, I discovered that the concept of 2D print and 3D interior design are virtually the same (content, balance, scale, white space and call Continue Reading
  • How Marketing Principles Have Influenced My Interior Design Philosophy: Content

    As a girl from a very small, rural town in the 1970s-80s, my exposure to career paths was pretty limited.  I had no idea Interior Design was a thing.  All I knew was that I wanted to do art and actually find a job.  So, a degree in marketing and career as a graphic designer and creative director for a Continue Reading
  • 8 Favorite Hair-On-Hide Products In Honor Of “No Shave November”

    "No-Shave-November" is already half over and many men who have balked at the hipster beard trend have temporarily embraced their hairy chins. This fuzzy annual tradition may have its roots stemming from fall hunting seasons, so images of deer and bear and other rural-life creatures may come to mind.  However, I thought I'd share some of my favorite hair-on-hide products Continue Reading
  • Prepare for Holiday Guests with these 5 Mini Make-Over Tips

      Whether we want to admit it or not, the holiday season is upon us. We have approximately four weeks to get our homes into shape for guests! Look at your space with the idea of completing a “mini make-over.” Not only will you make the changes in a shorter amount of time, but you also reduce the chance of Continue Reading
  • Crushing on Velvet Sofas

    Swoon. Maybe it's the luster of the velvet.  Maybe it's the soft, plush hand.  Maybe it's because the subtle sheen looks good in just about every. single. style. Whatever the reason, I just can't get enough of velvet sofas!  They're timeless.  While my absolute fav is the classic Chesterfield (I soooo want one in a dark moss green!), more contemporary Continue Reading
  • Instant Room Update for only $600!

    We've been talking a lot about eDECORATING plans lately and with that in mind, I have a special deal for you!  I have a few items that are in stock in my office and warehouse, so I'm bundling these together for a sophisticated instant room makeover for you for only $600! The great thing is that this includes some of this Continue Reading
  • Decorative Grills: A stylish alternative to your traditional window treatment

      Decorative grills have become some of my favorite non-traditional options for window treatments. I have used this product in several projects and my clients love it! Deep-set windows, transoms & door side lights are perfect locations for these unexpected ornamental pieces. Faux iron and real-wood veneer scrollwork makes this a much more approachable solution to real ironwork. Decorative grills Continue Reading