Years ago, I heard someone say that every room needs a little black. Over the past several years, I’ve adhered to that rule. I find black in almost every room in my house—however it wasn’t necessarily intentional at first. There’s no doubt about it; black is a strong color. But, you don’t have to coat the entire room in black to make a difference. Used in just small amounts, black can add drama to any room. Here’s a few ideas for using black in your favorite spaces. Continue reading “Black—a.k.a. The Drama Queen”
Let’s face it, most of us live in spec homes—you know what I mean, the homes where every 5th home repeats. These homes are great for many reasons: they are more affordable and we inherit great neighborhoods and schools as a by-product. But, if you are anything like me, you want a unique space—a space that is different from everyone else around you. How can you do that in a neighborhood where many of the homes look alike? Don’t despair, here’s a couple of tips for how you can get a unique look among the masses. Continue reading “Two Easy Ways to Create a Unique Space”
If you are anything like me, you love a good makeover. But sometimes, it can be difficult to know how to pick a great chair for a makeover. I have found that a lot of this depends on your style and design taste. Personally, I love French chairs and believe these tend to make the best makeovers because their well defined curves and lines.
Do you love bright colors but shy away from using them for fear of turning your space into a circus? I know several people who are terrified of color, period. (You know who you are!) Personally, I love color, but I’ve learned to use it in strategic places in my home so that it makes the biggest impact.
What does it take to make a piece like this…
…turn into a piece like this?
It’s certainly not magic, even though it might seem like it. It’s actually very hard work! Everyone I meet has a chair that needs to be redone. Many of us have wing backs that are in desperate need of an update. Or, we have a family heirloom that’s been sitting in our garage. We are all gung-ho until we hear the price! Yikes! Why does an upholsterer charge so much money? Continue reading “Why Does an Upholsterer Charge So Much?”
Unless you’ve ever been involved in a photo shoot, you might not think about what it takes to get a that perfect picture. We see this… Continue reading “The Truth about Photo Shoots”
What type of design describes your taste? Shabby chic? Industrial? French? Mid-century vintage? Or maybe…its eclectic? Let’s face it; some of us claim to have an eclectic style because we really don’t know how to define our space. (I’m one of those!) Whether it’s by default or by plan, eclectic rooms are popping up all over. Continue reading “Mastering the Eclectic Mix”
It’s that time of year…the time when I give away a chair to a Chair Whimsy Fan. This year I’ve got a special treat. Let me introduce you to her… Continue reading “Chair Giveaway! (You Heard Me Right—Free Chair!)”