As a professional interior designer, I’ve seen the inside of many residences–large and small, modest and luxurious, rustic and polished–but they all have some of the same decorating dilemmas in common. I always have to smile when a potential client says, “Don’t look at my house! I’m embarrassed by my decorating skills.” To which I reply, “Well, if it was perfect, then you wouldn’t … Read More Interior Design: Five Common Decorating Mistakes & How to Correct Them
You’ve probably heard the saying that “the devil is in the details” and I couldn’t agree more! There’s nothing more disheartening than walking into a newly remodeled kitchen to see glaringly unfinished or hastily completed details. Details really do matter and they can often be the difference between a good kitchen and a great kitchen. So, here are a few of my favorite tips … Read More Kitchen Design: Five Details that Elevate a Kitchen from Good to Great!
It can be very daunting to select tile for your bathroom’s shower when there are so many options. Decisions become like playing a game of “Twenty Questions”… What color field tile should I use? What about the accent tile? What pattern should I set the tile in? What finishing pieces do I need to order? What color grout will look best? It can be … Read More Bath Design: Ten Interesting Tile Designs for your Shower
My journey to becoming an interior designer is about as twisted and tangled as the interstate highways of “Spaghetti Junction” in Atlanta. It has definitely not been a straight or an easy path, but I can definitely say that it’s been one of the most fulfilling journeys that I have ever taken. And, the fact is that I still haven’t “arrived”. An interior designer … Read More An Interior Designer’s Journey: The Little House on Donaldson Street
Move over and make some room, satin nickel; gold is back! But, never fear, this isn’t your granny’s gold. Gone are the days of shiny brass that blinded us in the 80’s. Today’s gold has taken on a whole new attitude. It’s antiqued, sophisticated and eye-catching. It’s taking the stage in the form of decorative light fixtures, cabinetry hardware, metallic tile and, yes, … Read More Interior Design Trends: Go for the Gold!