How To Design Your Dream Home Office

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The home office has become a standard for many of us these days with one out of five Americans working from home, reported by Forbes. Here are a few tips to consider when designing your work-space to help make it as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional. Read more

Attic Attention

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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

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The Purposeful Staircase

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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

Get Ready To Play

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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