Living Room Trends: Part 1

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The living room as we know it has changed drastically since I was growing up. The biggest change is that we actually use it! Personally I love having a space to go hang out with my family where a flat screen doesn’t exist, although I have designed several flat screens in living rooms for my clients. Today we are talking about the latest trends that I am incorporating into my living room designs from multi-million dollar homes to cozy cottages these concepts can apply. Read more

Master Bedroom Trends: Part I

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I receive dozens of questions a week through my Just Ask category about master bedrooms asking about the current trends and ideas for incorporating them into the design. Today I want to share some designer tips that you can apply to any style room and some of the latest trends.

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Coastal Creation

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I don’t know about you but I am just about ready for a vacation and a coastal retreat would be lovely. Today our House Tour is a fabulous summer cottage by the talented Kristin Peake, a custom designed shingle-style home built with all the gracious architectural character of days gone . Read more

The World of Window Treatments

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Whether you have a new or existing home the task of designing and specifying window treatments can be daunting. Today I want to help you work through the process and teach you the simple ways to infuse some wow into those windows without the stress. The first step is to identify the two types of window treatments you may need; HARD- the functional window coverings such as blinds and SOFT- these are the decorative treatments made out of fabric. Above is an example of combining hard and soft window treatments using my favorite plantation shutters and simple side panels for a touch of warmth. Also a good example of how simply going a few shades darker than the wall with the fabric choice can create a finished look without the fuss. Read more