Category Archives: DIY

eDECORATING vs. Traditional Interior Design: Part 1 of 2

  So… you are planning to update your home. Perhaps you want to give your guest bathroom a much-needed update, convert an unused room into a media room, or the red oak cabinets and beige tile flooring in your kitchen just HAVE. TO. GO. You have decided you need help. But, how much help do…
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5 Things to Tell Your Painter Before He Begins

Painting a room is one of the least expensive ways to make a huge impact on a room.  However, not everyone is gifted with 1) time, or 2) a steady hand (think random blotches of red paint on a white ceiling...). When hiring a painter, the first thing you want to do is make sure he or…
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That time when the designer became the client…

Our house has reached that point.  10 years of little (then big!) boys, pets, foundation settling, and the general life span of products has opened up all kinds of opportunities to update our house. That's a positive perspective on 'lots of stuff needs to be fixed.' One of the things that has been on my radar for…
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From Party Pit to Cozy Cottage — Lakeside Tiny House eDECORATING Plan

One of the most dramatic projects that I've been able to help design was for my sister and their tiny...and I mean TINY (715 s.f.!)...A-frame house they purchased on a private lake. She and her husband are very resourceful and talented do-it-yourselfers.  They renovated a small ranch-style home just a year and a half before and…
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