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Keeping it Formal?

Keeping it Formal?

Or Not?   Do you enjoy having a Formal Dining Room?   from Instagr.in   More current floor plans tend to exclude a Formal Dining Room, because fine dining seems to be dwindling with entertaining and family gatherings. And some floor plans are using “fine dining areas”, rather than a designated room.  So what makes a Dining Room more formal?  It could include the following notations….to take it up a notch with the look, the style, and the layering of

Southern Accents

Southern Accents

from Etsy.com Y’all know that I am Southern, and I do attract many other clients who are Southern with their tastes, traditions, and mindsets.  I even have a few clients who have been in the South long enough to be called a Southerner, as well, even if they were born up North – the accent is showing too! And there are many “transplants” that just love the Southern Charm enough to create interiors that reflect our Southern Accent!  I LOVE

Entertaining with Spring!

Do you have a Spring/Summer event coming up and need a little help with some decorating ideas?    As I told my client…..I help with a lot of Christmas related decorating for events (including several of hers too) but it was fun to have a Spring themed event! Kind of like a breath of fresh air…..if you know what I mean?   It certainly is nice to have a beautiful interior, too!    Here are some pictures to enjoy the

Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal

  It’s that time of year when your exterior needs to be addressed with some attention!    When I am staging a house to sell, I always tackle curb appeal. How do your paint colors measure up? Are they up to date, clean and tasteful? Is your entrance worthy of the Welcome Mat? Are your light fixtures adequate in size and scale, as well as offer enough light for security? Is your landscaping clean, neat, and with some colorful additions

Get into the Swing of Spring!

Get into the Swing of Spring!

You thinking what I’m thinking?  from flickr.com   Yes indeed, it’s that time of the year ~    from ana-rosa.tumblr.com    from abduzeedu.com   Ah……do you feel it yet?  It’s a beautiful time of the year with many color ripples that are full of the freshness of Spring!   from Indulgy.com     What is your Spring Inspiration?  Do you think about birds, nests, and floral textures? I do. Not to mention color…   from Serendipity Refined   from GinaBrownArt.com

Ever Green

Ever Green

Spring greets us in March with the magic of GREEN!  Let’s enjoy the renewal once again…. from Etsy.com   This year’s Pantonne Color of the Year is Greenery! I’m pretty sure everyone likes some aspects of the color Green, whether it’s bright and rich like an emerald  from Home and Stone (and my Pinterest board, Going Green)   or different tones of green that could be more of your color palette. Greenery with nature, shows us the way! What’s your

Formal Dining

Formal Dining

What’s your idea of Formal Dining?     Everyone has a different perspective, and need.  Sometimes the room, itself, dictates the look and formality with how the designing is addressed.  And of course, the function and your lifestyle should be considered as well.      This Dining area has informality about it, yet the furniture is a little more formal. The chandelier, and wall sconces look more informal and even casual, yet it’s a beautiful Dining Room. Agree? And don’t you

Birds of a Feather, Flock Together

Birds of a Feather, Flock Together

Over these 35+ years in designing homes for fabulous clients, I have found that either they LOVE birds or they HATE birds, in their interiors! Not even kidding…..      from décor8 article   There’s really no gray area, with this!   I have found that some people have had a bad experience in their lifetime with a bird attacking or being an agitator or was mean ….. something very stressful sparked these negative feelings. It is kinda sad, because I

ART Makes the HEART Happy

Good vibrations can be found in artwork to set your mood on your day, on your prospective, and in your interiors!   Here are a few special pieces that I just saw the inspired my day! All can be found at Sunshine Village Art Gallery in Watkinsville, GA.   And I hope these beautiful pieces of art also add a little skip to your step as well…..                          

Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

 from Theberry.com Are you ready for that special design project?             Need some inspiration?  Here are several for you to enjoy….                                                                                   To see more inspirations and Cumby’s Interiors design projects, check out the Pinterest