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Bang for Your Buck!

Bang for Your Buck!

It’s a phrase that I use a lot with my clients….. because it’s so appropriate when working through designing your home.  You don’t have to do replace or remodel everything (like HGTV stars would like you to believe) to get a lot of impact in your home!   So here are my top 5 ways to get a lot of Bang for your Buck with great visuals – some from my portfolio of client’s homes!   Maybe you should change

Red Rocks!

Red Rocks!

It’s here….. the month of February  ~ the heart month, the wear red month, the month for red hearts to share with special people, – 14th is Valentines Day, the month of Love, and it’s a Red Carpet month!    Who knows what else is in store for us, that I’ve missed!  I’m thinking that we need a RED HOT way to kick us into high gear for the month! So, here goes… photo by Fabio Cerati A pop of

Culture and Color

Culture and Color

Recently, I attended a Sherwin-Williams seminar on Culture Color with fellow designers and it was rather interesting to see the psychology of a color and how it resonates in different countries and cultures.   For example, I chose random countries/areas to compare with the USA just to make the point of cultural differences. The Color Red – USA – it means love, anger, danger, “stop!” CHINA – joy, good luck, happiness INDIA – purity and marriage vision.org The Color Yellow

Why a Faux Finish?

Why a Faux Finish?

Are you in search for a dynamic and artistic element in your interiors that’s beautifully custom and makes a statement?       You may want to consider a faux finish….   I’ve asked my expert faux finisher of 25 years, Amelia Morison, to comment on the art of faux finishing here.   “What is the difference between Decorative Arts and Faux Finishing?   Faux painting or Faux finishing are terms used to describe decorative paint finishes that replicate the appearance of

A New Creative Journey

If you want to know the truth….. I took a little bit of art when I was in college at the University of Georgia but nothing to boast about, because it was mandatory in my studies for interior design major but it was mostly drawing and charcoals, never painting.  Until these last few months, I had not painted any artwork on canvas at all.  I had been “crafty” and painted pottery and things like that, but not canvas painting.  I