TV time…
decorating for the big black box

Most of us have at least one TV in our homes. In fact, they’re often the focal point of the room—the furniture is all oriented toward the TV, and traffic patterns are arranged to make TV watching more pleasant. Unless you’ve completely given up television or ditched the giant flat screen for a smaller, portable model, the fact is, there’s a big black box you need to contend with and decorate around. The design dilemma is as old as the television itself—how do I decorate around this thing? Continue reading

form follows function…
making your space work

 

Unless you live in a custom-designed home that you created, it’s likely you’ve got a few less-than-perfect elements in your space. An oddly placed door, unevenly spaced windows, nooks, crannies, and rooms of too-large or too-small scale are just a few of the challenges you can face. Short of a major renovation, there are a few things you can do to make the most of what you’ve got. When life hands you lemons… Continue reading