Fireplace Design

Fireplace Design

While each person has his own vision of the perfect home, there are certain design elements that leave everyone equally stunned. If I had to choose an item that suits every home and is always welcomed by people with various interests that would certainly be a...
How To Arrange Flowers Like A Pro

How To Arrange Flowers Like A Pro

I am a lover of flowers; ever since I was a little girl, I would bring in cut lilacs from our property and arrange them throughout the house. As I grew, wherever I moved, I made sure to have flowers planted that I could cut and bring in. I always loved how cheery they...
Home Remodeling Projects That Pay Off

Home Remodeling Projects That Pay Off

Depending on the project, the average return on investment (ROI) nationwide for remodeling projects ranges from as high as 107.7% to as low as 53.9%. That’s the word from REMODELING Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report that compared costs for 29 of the...
Design Mistakes

Design Mistakes

It happens to everyone— you are shopping and see the perfect home decor accessory. You give in to the impulse buy and excitedly bring home your new-found treasure— only to discover that what looked liked the ideal accessory looks hideous when you get home, and you are...
Insights from Kitchen & Bath Show 2017

Insights from Kitchen & Bath Show 2017

Design trends, professional growth, product launches, networking, industry speakers, innovation, inspiration, learning opportunities, kitchens and baths…that’s what I experienced last week in Orlando at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), National Association...
Let’s Get Organized!

Let’s Get Organized!

Happy New Year! Many New Year’s resolutions involve getting organized. Disorganization puts tremendous pressure on both the mind and the body. Taking the time to organize your home can lift a great weight off of your shoulders and reduce stress. But let’s face it,...
What’s Next?

What’s Next?

Residential construction leaders have begun predicting green building trends for 2017. Most homebuyers aren’t looking for a LEED label on a new home, but they are looking for high performance and comfort. That’s the consensus from builders and other...
Pantone Unveils 2017 Color of the Year

Pantone Unveils 2017 Color of the Year

Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery as the 2017 Color of the Year. Greenery, a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of...
Designing a Stress-Free Holiday

Designing a Stress-Free Holiday

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, complete with family gatherings, meaningful traditions, delicious food, and gifts. It is precisely these things that can lead to stress and overwhelm us. Keeping the holidays simple can reduce stress and chaos. Consider...