How to Avoid a Color Mistake

How to Avoid a Color Mistake

As a designer, I get endless questions about color – for paint, fabrics, furnishings, drapes, you name it. And I’ll say up front: there is no ‘wrong’ color, it’s subjective! But there is a method to selecting what’s right for you. When I work with you, I ask two questions before I get into anything specific.

Get 3 Steps Closer to your Dream Home

Get 3 Steps Closer to your Dream Home

Are you embarrassed to invite people over because your home still looks like your college days? When you moved in with your partner did you inherited their Southwest motif? Are you surrounded by antiques from your parents and grandparents but you love modern design? If you find yourself saying “I want a grownup house,” it’s … Continue reading Get 3 Steps Closer to your Dream Home

3 Popular Organizing Tools You Should Avoid

3 Popular Organizing Tools You Should Avoid

As a professional organizer, I often see this happening: someone sees clutter in a part of their home and visits the Container Store to purchase containers, carts, and gadgets. They believe this will solve their organizing problem. When clutter returns, they repeat. Another container or two enters the house to ‘fix’ the problem. Pretty soon, … Continue reading 3 Popular Organizing Tools You Should Avoid

5 Hidden Benefits I Give to My Interior Design Clients

5 Hidden Benefits I Give to My Interior Design Clients

When your life changes significantly, what you need out of your home does too. A new baby needs a host of baby items (where will it all go?!), a blended household requires negotiation and re-thinking, growing children acquire their own things and suddenly the space that worked before, doesn’t! There are dozens of obvious benefits … Continue reading 5 Hidden Benefits I Give to My Interior Design Clients

Tips on Giving the Perfect Gift

Tips on Giving the Perfect Gift

Confession: I have a love/hate relationship to gift giving. Personally, there’s nothing I like more than opening a beautifully wrapped present. Or the child-like joy of watching someone open up a gift. But as a professional organizer who often helps clients ‘liberate’ gifts they really don’t like, I have a very difficult time giving someone … Continue reading Tips on Giving the Perfect Gift