The saying goes that your home is your castle. Is your home also your sanctuary? Finding a place of peace and restoration in today’s world isn’t easy. Home offices, shared spaces, kids, pets, the hustle and bustle of life all get in the way. Every now and then, it’s important to take a break and recharge. It’s easy to create a quiet space in your home—it’s more about attitude than location. Continue reading
You’ve cleaned your guest room, stocked up on linens, planned out the menu and even tackled the table. Getting a jump on all the prep well before the annual holiday family invasion begins is a great way to ensure things go smoothly and with as little stress and hassle as possible. Now that you’ve got your space all spruced up, there’s one more thing to think about before guests start arriving, and that’s atmosphere.
You’ve decorated and dressed, cleaned and organized, primped, primed, and prepped everything you possible could, what else can there be? Creating the right atmosphere seems like a small thing, but in reality, it’s that finishing touch that ties it all together. After spending so much time and effort on everything else, you don’t want it to all fall apart for lack of a scented candle.
How can you create a welcoming, holiday atmosphere? Oh, that’s easy. Continue reading
You’ve done the big stuff, bought the furniture, found the right area rug, even handled the lighting, window treatments, and wall art. So what’s left? Why doesn’t your space look fabulous? Chances are, you’re missing those little finishing touches that give any room that boost of a little something extra. How can you get that feeling in your home? All it takes is a little creativity and know how, and we can help. Continue reading
Start talking daybeds and images of college apartments or children’s rooms spring immediately to mind. But the fact is, a daybed can be the most versatile, functional piece of furniture you own. Their dual nature makes them ideal for small, open-plan homes or multi-purpose rooms that serve as home office, craft room and guest bedroom. So how can you make a daybed work, and not look like you raided a dorm? Continue reading
We love our pets. They enrich our lives, keep us happier and healthier, and make our spaces feel more like home. We think pets are great. Until we see the stain on the carpet, the fur all over the new sofa, the claw marks on the floor… Living with pets comes with a few challenges, but you don’t have to give up great design to make it work. It just requires a little bit of thinking, and adapting, to the unique needs of our furry family members. Continue reading