Monthly Archives: September 2010

Small Space…Big Style

Are you tired of taking care of a larger place and want to “downsize”?  Do you live in a small apartment or studio with no room for an overnight guest? {via Paula Deen Home} Living in a small space, you’ll undoubtedly have to make some compromises in your decorating, but don’t sacrifice style! Get organized and make […]
Posted in Design Tips | Tagged , , , , | Comments closed

Come away with me…

On a magic carpet ride! Just take a look at what a rug can do for your room. A rug can ground your room… It can define an area… You can make an outdoor room with a rug… It can tie all of the elements of your room together. You can be bold and make […]
Posted in Design Tips | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

When the stars align…

As a self-professed beauty product junkie, beauty products are my downfall. I don’t know that I will ever think I have enough of them.  I mean, what woman truly does? It looks like Chanel (the standard for chic fashion) and Lexington Home Brands were thinking the same thing entering into this fall. You could (should?) […]
Posted in Design Tips | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

A Southern evening in the porch rocker is back.

Take a late summer or an early fall evening, mix in a few lightning bugs and a cold glass of sweet tea as you rock the stress of the day away on your front porch.  With the Baby Boomers taking life at a slower pace, the front porch life is making a big comeback.  Not […]
Posted in Design Tips | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

Champagne and Chocolate

We are heading straight into fall and soon will be changing the way we think about many things.  The clothing we wear will be come more cozy and our fashion color palette will change.  Here are a few scenes inspired by two of my favorite things: Champagne and Chocolate. This bed from Bentley Churchill, covered […]
Posted in Design Tips | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

Let’s Talk Leather

Few things in home furnishings are as confusing as leather.  So many unfamiliar terms. Why is the same sofa one price in one leather and another price in a different leather? After all isn’t leather just the hide of a cow?  Am I to believe one cow’s hide is better than another cow’s hide and […]
Posted in Design Tips | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

Space Planning 101

Space planning is one of the most important aspects of interior design. It can have a strong impact on the success of a room. When you come up with an idea to change things, like I do every so often, you should make sure the changes you make will not only look good, but will […]
Posted in Design Tips | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

Big or small, it’s all about comfort.

Do you like “comfy” furniture? Like myself, many people want their furniture to feel comfortable not only in how they relate it to their lifestyle, but also to their comfort levels. When it comes to designing a living room, most people want that aesthetic look of “comfy.” We have several lines that portray that everyday. […]
Posted in Design Tips | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

Dining Dilemmas

When designing your Dining Room, there are so many questions to answer. How many people can sit comfortably at what size table? What type of lighting should I use?  Never fear! I am here to help. Dilemma #1: How many people can sit at my table? Did you know a 6’ diameter round table seats […]
Posted in Design Tips | Tagged , , , , | Comments closed

Switching to “Time Out”

When I was a little girl, if I chose to step outside the “good girl box,” there was no pretty little chair facing the corner where I could sit and reflect on changing my ways.  Oh no, immediately, I was confronted by a fresh “switch” that had been newly stripped of its leaves. My how […]
Posted in Design Tips | Tagged , , , | Comments closed