Your Foyer sets the tone for your entire home – because when anyone comes in the Front Door, the Foyer is the first thing your guests see! Just how inviting is your Foyer? With some updating in a client’s large, 2-story Foyer, wallpaper was removed and the walls were painted a soft cream color. Now we need to address some of the accessories that don’t work with the painted wall as well. I’ve been looking for some sizable framed
The popularity of the sliding door is abounding! More commonly called a “Barn Door”, it replaces the bi-fold louvered doors (Thank goodness) where it can be used efficiently and in some cases, the pocket doors of the past. It does have it’s advantage – it can make a closet much more functional without a door swing….. OR divide rooms efficiently….whatever the reason, get creative with the design need! (but don’t get too carried away!) A Laundry Closet
A Simple Thank You Lesson…. The art of writing a THANK YOU note is dying. I say we revive it! It’s an important tool for personal and business relationships! Have you sent an expensive wedding gift and never received a proper thank you note? Or even received a very nice gift from a friend or a client and didn’t reply with a thank you note? Did you send a thank you note following that incredible interview opportunity?
Crystals in chandeliers have made a major presence in our homes, again. I’m very excited that more and more rooms are graced with these beautiful light fixtures, and sometimes, in unlikely locations of the home…. Have you noticed? However, this is a pretty traditional location – The Foyer! from Verand-Interiors.com And not all crystal chandeliers are traditional…. Take a peek! from the 36th Avenue Focal points and ambiance in Master Bathrooms….
Have you been a guest in a friend’s home lately and noticed all the details that made your stay very enjoyable and pleasant? Here are 15 tips that bring your attention to some of the “manner details”. Good lighting expresses a cheerful welcome to friends and guests. And while the function of your lighting is very important, why not make the ambiance of that lighting a priority too! Comfy linens are a must. If you care enough to have someone
Stairways and staircases can be mediocre, with their function, or they can be just fabulous and a major focal point! I refer to my Pinterest board as “Stairway to Heaven” because most of the lovely thoughts of grand staircases are headed North. With that popular song from Led Zepplin, back in the day, we still have people chiming in with numerous interpretations that abound from this song and lyrics. It just hit me….what a great name for this
Let’s make your Master the best it can be….. I’m currently working on a design project that includes a fabulous Master Bedroom, Bathroom and a Dressing Room/Closet. It started out with several changes with some traffic issues – too many doors and very, very choppy instead of open and more functional! And other challenges included very outdated closet system, and a very “dis-jointed” bathroom that was too small. It is a very nice home, built in the 1970’s, but has
We are in the digital age…… and it definitely has it’s advantages. I’m sure you will agree, especially if you are in my age group and have seen this evolution of progress. (I’m not admitting my age, but 25 years ago, our cell phones were installed in our cars and not a hand-held device! I have found that there is one problem with this era……the memories that are captured in photos and frames are starting to be a thing of
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
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