How to decorate your home without any costly decorating mistakes.
Over the last two years I have been preaching to you about the importance of following my three simple rules when decorating your home. Let's revisit these rules:
Start with a floor plan. This will tell you what furniture you need to buy. It will also show you the size and shape of furniture you will need. And take your floor plan with you when you shop for your furniture. This will help keep you focused on those items that you truly need.read more »
Quality furniture will cost you less money in the long run than replacing cheep furniture every five or six years.
I am so amazed how we Americans have become the disposable society. I see this a lot in my profession. People today do not consider their home furnishings as investments. Today's society wants to fill there homes as quickly as they can with cheep low quality furniture only to find themselves replacing it in only a couple of years. Honestly, it is no bargain if you are replacing it every four or five years. If you find yourself doing this you are doing yourself and your wallet a disservice.read more »
Howard Wiggins Interior Design explains why your dream home should reflect your personal decorating style.
When I help a client design their dream home it is so important to me that their home truly represents their taste, not my own. A place where they can relax and be themselves. I've found that when a home owner has a beautifully decorated home they tend to share it with their family and friends more often. Your home is your castle and it should reflect the personalities and the lifestyles of those who live there. Meet my client's, Irwin and Elizabeth Rashkover. My first visit to the Rashkover's home was quite a surprise.read more »
Some tips on how to decorate the perfect master bedroom.
It amazes me how quickly life goes by. You graduate from college and start climbing the corporate ladder. Before you know it your married and let's not forget about the kids. Juggling your career, family and home has become a way of life. One that can be quite stressful at times. That is why it is so important to have a calm, tranquil, sanctuary, a place to escape. Keep in mind, what is calm and tranquil to you may not be for someone else. So, do a little sole searching and put some thought into your planning. This will help you create your own perfect sanctuary.read more »
Important information you should know when decorating a wine cellar.
So you're thinking about adding a wine cellar in your home? Did you know that wine cellars began in underground caves in Europe. Caves provided consistent storing conditions that allowed wine to age at a perfect pace. Believe it or not these conditions have become the standard for modern wine cellars today. The ideal wine cellar temperature is between 55 and 58 degrees and the relative humidity should range between 55 to 75 percent. Some of you might be thinking why are these numbers so important? Put simply, nothing is more detrimental to your wine than extreme heat and cold.read more »
Small details really do add up when your decorating your home take a look at these decorating tips.
Have you ever visited a nice home and couldn't remember anything about it? This home may have wonderful items but, you just can't recall what they were. I can't tell you how many boring beige homes that I have visited over the years that have the same boring floor plans. They may have wonderful details, but they just go unnoticed. Believe it or not, when it comes to decorating a beautiful home it's all about the details, and the details do matter. Meet our clients Dr. Holland and his wife Gina. The Hollands recently purchased a beautiful home.read more »
Learn what is the biggest mistake you can make when decorating a second home.
What is the biggest mistake you can make when decorating a second home? Answer: Decorating exactly like your first home. How boring is that? When your dealing with multiple homes always decorate them differently. Give them their own identity. You wouldn't vacation in a home that looked exactly like your primary residence would you? So why would you decorate your second home exactly like your first home? When your on vacation you want to escape to some place different for a change of pace. Decorating your second home differently will let you do just that, escape.read more »
Learn how important it is to draw your floor plan from one of Nashville's leading interior designer.
Lets face it, buying a new home is exciting and a lot of hard work. Homes today offer so many new amenities. Newer homes typically have higher ceilings, open floor plans, and a lot of larger windows. These three amenities are wonderful, but they create their own challenges. Meet our clients Sherry and Steve Olson. The Olson's recently purchased a beautiful new home and needed some help placing their existing furniture. The problem was that they were moving from an older home with lower ceilings and smaller rooms.read more »
Decorating a large room can be challenging. Get some decorating tips.
Decorating large spaces can be challenging, because people tend to sit within a ten foot area. So what do you do with the remaining twenty feet if your space is thirty feet in length? The answer, you divide it into three separate areas. We like to refer to this as defining spaces.read more »
Learn how to avoid a full blown kitchen renovation by tweeking its appearance every couple of years.
Sometimes all a kitchen really needs is a little nip and tuck. That was the case for Kim's kitchen. It just needed a mini face lift. Listen up people. I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Home buyer's today expect updated kitchens and baths. So if you have not touched your kitchen in 15 or 20 years you are devaluing your largest investment, your home. If you tweak your kitchen's appearance every few years you can avoid the cost of a full make-over, and a full face lift on a kitchen can be quiet painful and expensive.read more »