five tips for a better hall…

Hallways come in all shapes and sizes. They can be a tiny space between two doors, or long narrow passages in an old building, or even broad expanses that almost resemble a room. The hall is the traditional place for hanging family portraits and other special memories. But what if you want your hallway to be something more? How can you create a hall that’s as carefully decorated and personal as the rest of your home? We’ve got five tips for perfecting the hall space. Continue reading

what makes a house a home…

What makes a house a home? How is it that some places can feel like “home” right away, but some just never feel like they’re really yours? Each house has a personality, and it can make a big difference in how your home feels to you. Start by looking at your space. Is it quirky? Homey? Old fashioned? What does the style say? A beach cottage is very different from a mountain cabin. Even different neighborhoods can have distinct personalities. Understanding they style of your space is the first step to making it your own. Whether you’ve just moved in, or you’re struggling to put your personal stamp on a place you’ve been for a while, all it takes is a little thought, creativity, and finding the right blend of décor to make your house into your home. Continue reading

green and glam…
two great looks that look great together

If your view of eco-friendly décor is that it’s full of rough-hewn woods, scratchy fabrics and country-rustic styles, it’s time to take a new look. Bringing nature into your world, and creating a space that includes décor that’s good for the planet doesn’t mean sacrificing style or good design. Are you ready to take green from granola to glam? Continue reading

trendy vs. personal…
you don’t have to choose!

 

Slavishly following any trend can result in a cold, less personal look, whether it’s your wardrobe or your room! Embracing a trend doesn’t have to mean giving up your personality. You can have the best of both worlds, personal décor that reflects you and your style with a trendy feel. Here’s how! Continue reading

finding focus…
defining your focal point

 

It’s a common décor refrain—what’s your room’s focal point? A focal point is usually the first thing you see when you enter a room. It may be because it’s right there in front of you, or because it’s such a dominant presence that it overshadows everything else. It sets the tone and mood for the space. Some spaces have a natural focal point like an amazing view, fabulous architectural element, or a giant fireplace. Others lack anything to draw the eye and require a bit more effort. Either way, deciding on your room’s focal point and putting the spotlight on it will create a more interesting and pleasing interior. We’ve got some tricks to making that work without overwhelming the rest of the room. Continue reading