The Lighter Side of Leather


A deign dilemma that I consistently face is how to design around an existing leather sofa or clients that love the durability of leather but are looking for a way to keep the room from looking too heavy. This past week I received several questions from readers looking for a fresh ideas to brighten up their rooms with leather furniture confirming what I have been experiencing with my clients so I decided it was time to share some ideas while answering our readers question  from Just Ask. Read more

Tennis Anyone?


Here I am in 1976, my Mom introduced me to tennis and I played from age seven through college. One of my New Years Resolutions this year is to get back on the court. Tennis got pushed aside when building my career and family but I am back in the game today sharing some fun ways to incorporate a little vintage tennis into your decor. Pull out those vintage tennis racquets from the attic, basement or garage and blow the dust off. Read more

Blank Wall Blues


Happy Halloween and Happy Wednesday! For me Wednesday means answering your design questions, Just Ask. Being stuck in the house because of Hurricane Sandy I am more than thrilled to get designing and today we are talking about what to do with your blank walls, one of my favorite subjects. So often I design a beautiful space and we never get around to addressing the walls so I was so excited to hear from two readers that want some advice.

Q. Hoping you can give me advice, I have several blank walls that I need help with. I have hung picture collages and artwork, that was easy but now I need more ideas. What can I do to turn my walls into interesting places people will want to look at or a conversational piece. Janel T.

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