Many people make the mistake of hanging their art a little too high. Whether it hangs over a piece of furniture of just on the wall, there is a way to hang things. One rule of thumb is to hang art so the middle of the piece is at your level. Now I know we are all different heights, so let me list below a few specific points to reference.
Over the course of my career, I’ve seen my share of drapery dilemmas. Some were hung too high while others were hung too low, too wide or not at all. Here are a few easy tips for hanging at the appropriate height.
For most, the design process can be a little off-putting and/or even intimidating. Some prospective clients seem to be skeptical that the designer will carry out ‘their’ ideas and infuse elements they’re not comfortable with. If you have a good rapport and understanding with your designer, than all should be fine. We are actually there to help with making the right decisions and save time if possible. We search for possible solutions for you, narrow them down, and then present our findings.
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.
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.
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.