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.
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”
If you’ve been watching at all, you can’t help but notice the latest trend—tiny homes. To be specific, though, many women are swooning over the tiny house “she shed”—the female response to the “man cave.” These she sheds are used for all sorts of purposes: relaxing, reading, parties, and studios. I’ve been fortunate enough to have my own she shed—a.k.a. my upholstery studio. Continue reading “Does the “She Shed” Make Men Jealous?”