Where Do You Shop?

Where Do You Shop?

“Where do you shop” is a question I get a lot from clients. Many times they think I have special stores that are just available to designers. However, for the most part I shop at stores accessible to the public. The style of the project and budget dictates...
Don’t Forget the Accessories!

Don’t Forget the Accessories!

One issue I come across frequently is forgetting to save room in the budget for accessories. It’s easy at the end of a project to get tired and skip the final finishing. However, accessories truly bring a space together and without them a room can fall flat. You...
Our House Tour

Our House Tour

The house is done! (At least round one). When we moved back home a few years ago we always talked about living in the downtown area of our town. Old houses, walking distance to Main Street, and being around all that downtown had to offer seemed ideal to me. So even...
A High-Low Frame of Mind

A High-Low Frame of Mind

I love using a high-low strategy when decorating. High-low is the idea that you invest more money in the areas that are important to you and scrimp on the areas of lesser importance. Some people like to put more money into larger items like furniture or art. On the...
Ditching the Kitchen Island

Ditching the Kitchen Island

Wanting to update or upgrade your kitchen? Think about ditching the kitchen island…or at least the traditional cabinetry option. A great way to create a custom and eclectic look is to forgo a matching island and find a great vintage table or piece of furniture....