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Floating Shelves Dress Up a Room + Create Storage Space

People who lean toward an industrial, contemporary look would undoubtedly love floating shelves, such as the ones below. Floating shelves enable you not to have to buy another piece of furniture if you’d like to have additional storage. Plus they look snazzy! Floating shelves don’t have anything underneath to support them — no brackets, no […]


Clever Painting Ideas for a Dramatic Effect!

Summer is my favorite season of the year in the Seattle area to work on painting projects, create color schemes, and play with paint colors and sheens. As a designer, I enjoy bringing drama into a space by creating an interesting focal point. An accent color wall is a great way to do this. I like working with different paint sheens to make […]


Multifunctional Furniture Saves Space and Can Be Fun!

A piece of multifunctional furniture is a space saver, and it can be great fun, too. I have seen a lot of ottomans with storage space inside them; that’s a great trend. Have you seen some other kinds of multifunctional furniture?  Multifunctional Furniture Can Be Both Simple and Clever When I saw this tray which […]


Tips for Buying a New Rug — Parameters to Consider

You’re going to buy a new rug, and wish you knew which parameters to consider. The purpose of having rugs is to help you define and soften spaces. What do I mean by that? Say, for example, in a living-room type of space, a good rug will help you define the area by bringing a […]


How to Hang Your Art

People are always asking me about hanging pictures in their homes. Are you on the lookout for new ideas about hanging paintings and/or photographs on your walls? Option 1: Making a statement with a single picture Hanging one on a wall is, of course, simple enough. If you’d like to hang just one picture, make sure […]


Turn Your Home into a Mid-Century Style Modern Showcase

Do you watch Mad Men? Have you been inspired by the 1960s décor? I am a huge fan of mid-century style Modern furnishings and accessories — what better way to bring the popular style of the Mad Men series into your own home? Mad Men has been one of my favorite TV shows. It’s known as much for […]


How to Incorporate Mad Men Style in Your Home Decor

  There’s a lot more to enjoy about the scenery of the hit TV show Mad Men besides Don Draper in a suit. The producers of Mad Men have brought in interior designers who have focused on the trends and styles that create beautifully accurate rooms. Whether you’re looking at the office of one of the “Mad” men, […]