Update your bedroom without purchasing new furniture.
Let's face it most of us are staying home more than we did two years ago which can be a good thing for our wallets. Many Americans are paying down their debt and are trying to increase their savings, while others are just trying to hang on to what they have. One thing that I have found is that as people spend more time at home, they tend to take a closer look at the interiors of their home, and they start to notice the things they would like to change.read more »
Don't be afraid of color. The correct color can be magical in your home.
Color is my specialty. Picking out colors for my clients is where I truly excel. The proper paint colors are absolutely magical when used properly in a space. So I love it when a client calls me for a color consultation. This is my chance to create something magical in their space. And the one thing that I have learned over the years is that most people do love color, but a lot of people are just scared of it. Why are people scared of color? Are they afraid of making a mistake? Is it lack of exposure? It can't be monetary because a gallon of blue cost the same as a gallon of white.read more »
Learn how the outdoor game of Billiards evolved into an indoor game sensation.
Billiard rooms have a long and storied past. In fact, did you know that the original game evolved from a lawn game that was very similar to croquet during the 15th century. The French embraced the game in a big way. As a matter of fact, King Louis XI of France purchased the first Billiard table in 1470. This all wood table had a green cloth to simulate grass and a bordered edge to keep the balls on top of the table. The first balls were made of stone. They were eventually replaced by wood balls.read more »
Occasionally, I receive phone calls from potential clients requesting neutral paint colors for there home. Whenever I receive one of these calls, the first thought that runs through my mind is whether they are planning on moving. Why is it that some homeowners never really decorate their home until it is time to move? Is it because they are too busy earning a living and raising their kids and they just don't get around to it? Maybe, it's because they have never experienced the joy of living in a beautifully decorated home and they really don't know what they are missing.read more »
All of my friends are what you might call odd ducks. You see I have a great appreciation for people who are not afraid to color outside of the lines. My mantra is, "why be normal?" So when I receive a call from a potential client who tells me that their taste in decorating is slightly eclectic, two very different sets of emotions run through my head. The first emotions are joy and excitement, because I know I'm going to be able to do something unique and different, something that will challenge my creativity. Unfortunately, the second emotions are fear and dread.read more »
New paint colors can appeal to today's home buyer's and give an old Italianate home a fresh look.
I love older homes. To me they have a charm, character and wonderful architectural details that do not exist in homes that are built today. Renovating Older Historic Homes allow us the opportunity to improve on the past without destroying the integrity of the home. Thus making it a better place to live. Meet our client's Janie and Tim Woodard. Tim is a home builder. The name of his business is Metro Construction and Rehabilitation (MCR).read more »
Things to consider while remodeling your master bathroom.
Master bathrooms sure are different from just ten years ago. They use to be quite utilitarian. In other words, they got the job done without too many bell's and whistles. Today's homeowners expect and want more out of their master bath's. They want to turn their bathrooms into luxurious retreats, a place where they can escape from the everyday grind. Beautiful baths require planning, so if your planning on remodeling or building a new bathroom, take some time and think it through. Remember, the better you plan, the better the result.read more »
More often than not, I receive a phone call from a potential client because they realize that something is wrong with their room, but they just can't put their finger on it. Or, maybe they just want to update an area without breaking the bank. What ever the case, many times, a few simple changes can refresh and rejuvenate almost any room. Meet our client's Jimmy and Berenice Denton. Many of you may already know the "Queen of the Estate Sale" or have had your valuables appraised by her.read more »
How to decorate a small room to make it appear larger than it really is.
Oftentimes when you decorate an area or a room you need to be part designer and part magician. I find this to be especially true when your dealing with small spaces. If a room or space appears to be too small or confining, most people will end up not using that space because it makes them feel claustrophobic. So how do you make a small area magically appear larger than it really is? Through the art of illusion.read more »