Our Just Ask category is the place to go to solve your design dilemmas and project questions. Send in your questions and pictures and I will figure out the best design options giving you the tools to get your project complete.
Q. I have an upstairs “attic” style bedroom that we plan to use as a guest room. I need help with decor/furniture to keep it open and feeling spacious since the ceiling slants on both sides making it feel smaller. Katy
It is so much fun answering your design questions in Just Ask and it is especially fun when several people ask a question about the same topic. This week I received five questions all about staircases and how to utilize the space underneath. Is it safe to do, tacky to do, ugly to do, pretty to do and a good idea to do? I picked the question that basically covers all of the design options regarding this topic (they also complimented me, hehehe) and I hope this provides the inspiration needed to make dead space into functional space.
Q. We are building a new home and are pretty much set with the plans except for the entrance foyer. The home is not huge so I want every bit of space to be functional and fabulous. That is where you come in; I am crazy for your blog and I know you will give me some good ideas of what I can do under the staircase. Read more
Q. Can you post pics of playroom ideas for a bright basement space for kids currently ages 3-7? I love decor that isn’t too cutesy but is whimsical and functional.
A. Absolutely, I have designed hundreds of playrooms and a few day care centers and would love to share some ideas. I like to begin by deciding how each area of the space will function; craft area, dress up, ride on vehicles, inside structures, flat screen, gaming station, the list can go on and on. Read more