If your home isn’t blessed with architecturally interesting rooms that include terrific angles, big windows, amazing ceilings and visually appealing features, are you stuck accepting the boring box? Nope. The fact is, most homes have at least one boxy room, and in many apartments and newer homes, the boxy look runs throughout the home. You know the kind, ho-hum ceilings, blah windows, no molding, standard everything. Continue reading
We’ve talked about the trend to tiny, and how to make a small space feel larger. But what if you have the opposite “problem”? The wide-open spaces of a loft or double story living area have their own set of challenges. Bring balance to your big spaces with these easy tricks. Continue reading
Ever sat in your favorite chair and wondered what the view would be like from another part of the room? Or how your walls would look painted that rich red you love so much? We’ve all got an inner interior designer lurking within us, and most of the time, what stops us from acting on those ideas is a combination of fear (not wanting to make a mistake) and darn it, moving furniture is hard work! Continue reading
It’s a common problem – you found a great piece of art that you love and it works great with your existing décor. You get it home and somehow it just doesn’t look as good as you expected. Did you pick the wrong piece? What went wrong? Chances are, it’s all a matter of how it’s hanging – detracting from both the art and its surroundings. What’s the fix for that? We’ve got a few simple guidelines for hanging artwork for guaranteed oohs and ahhs. Continue reading
It’s easy to find green info for home owners. From solar panels to reclaimed wood floors and low-E windows, homeowners can transform their spaces into an oasis of green. Which is great, but what about renters or those in condominiums, or historic buildings? Are urban dwellers stuck living in the dark ages?
Nope! Of course, you can always decorate with green products, and check out the rest of this blog for more green living tips, but we’ve put together some easy tricks that work for anyone, no matter what type of home they’re in. Continue reading