Below is a list of steps on how to prepare before removal. Since I’m asked all the time on the ‘how’s’ of hanging or removing wallpaper, I thought I’d find clear and concise steps to pass along.
When putting a room together, we must really take into consideration the type of lighting needed. Lighting can make or break a room and just by adding the correct lighting for a space, the mood and atmosphere can change. Below are the three types of lighting generally used.
Many people set a goal in the spring to clean out the house, garage, basement, closets, etc. Some set super high goals and expectations and often fail. They make the attempt to clean out a room or two, get discouraged and stop. They haven’t made a plan or realistic goal for themselves. Remember, it’s a process. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was the clutter.
Many homeowners find it difficult to arrange furniture. The average person will line the walls with all the pieces, leaving a huge space in the middle of the room, causing it to look like an office waiting room. While this plan might work for bedrooms, it certainly makes for a boring and unimaginative space in other areas of the house.
For many of you choosing paint colors can be a daunting task, which sends you running in the other direction. But don’t let the colors scare you off. Take charge! Just follow a few simple steps and you’ll be fine.
Many clients often express concerns when we reach the accessory stage of a project. There are so many options out there that they simply want to give up. Many are afraid to make a mistake since trends seem to come and go so quickly these days. But it’s really not that hard to figure out.
Sophisticated, dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenalin rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.
Today, in our series lets talk about that combination, the guest room/home office. Many clients in the past have found it challenging when trying to incorporate both into one space. Which way do you go? Make it a home office that can double as a guest room or the other way, a guest room with office space?
How many of you know the difference between the two? So many use the terms interchangeably, not really knowing there is a difference. For years, the term ‘decorator’ was used when referencing the profession. But with all the added responsibilities and education today, ‘designer’ might be more accurate. However, there are a few differences; training and licensing.
A few months ago we celebrated the ‘holidays’. Most of us used our dining rooms for dinners, buffets and even casual conversation. At the last minute how many of you scrambled around to make the room look ‘just so’? A lot, I bet. There are many simple ways to keep your dining room looking fresh and updated without spending a fortune all year.
Now that we’re back inside this week, lets take a look at the master bedroom. A few weeks ago we tackled the master bathroom and how you might want to coordinate it with the bedroom. We apply those same principles here as well. Both spaces really work as one in terms of color and style. So when you’re working on one, keep the other space in mind.
Before I start this week’s blog, lets look back a bit to see what we’ve covered. So far we’ve talked about the kitchen, bathrooms and the living room. But what’s the first thing people notice about your house? The outside. I primarily design the inside of a home, but have at times worked with clients on their yards. I’m not a landscape designer by any means, but I can offer an opinion on what looks good.
The guest bathroom or powder room is one of my favorite rooms in a house. To me, this is where the faint of heart can really have decorating fun. The guest bath is just that, for guests. So why not jazz them a bit while they visit. It’s usually a small space comprised of two pieces; a sink and toilet. So it should be relatively easy to decorate. Paint and lighting is key here.
Last weeks blog talked about the master bathroom and how it’s a sanctuary for some. This week I want to write about the hall bathroom. Depending on the size of your home, this can be one of the busiest rooms in the house. From kids to guests it can take a real beating, therefore the design plan should be able to really hold up.
Next in this series, I’d like to talk about the bathroom: specifically the master. The level of design change really depends on the age of your bathroom. If it’s fairly new then all you need are some simple enhancements; towels, a few accents, plants, etc. But if it’s older or outdated remember paint and some hardware are simple fixes you can start with.
Lets start with towels. I really don’t think you need to replace all of them. Your everyday towels will be just fine. I’d change out the ones on ‘display’. Pick your color scheme first and go from there. You can carry over the bedroom colors or use a complimentary color. Both should work out well. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors and patterns depending on your style. I like to display my towels rolled on a tray or even in a basket given the space. If you have a garden tub, you just fold a few and let them sit on the tub decking. Again, I wouldn’t spend a fortune on towels that might just be used for show.
Now, for the accessories. Add some plants, real or otherwise, maybe a piece of coral or even some candles. Again, this all depends on available space and the look you’re trying to achieve. If you have a stone or tile floor like most of us, add a few rugs to warm the space. With all the hard surfaces, bathrooms can become a little cold and sterile.
With the hectic pace today, it seems more than ever, we need a sanctuary or safe haven if you will. The master bathroom has become a place to relax and unwind after a stressful day of work. A long soak in the tub, candles and soft music can do wonders. So don’t be afraid to make it your own. Enjoy!!!