When I looked online recently for current ideas about paint colors, I discovered why people feel so anxious about selecting paint for their home. There are so many twists on the dos and don’ts of paint selection that it becomes very overwhelming very fast.
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.
As an interior designer, I’m an expert at seeing and creating a better relationship between the things in your home and the people who live there.
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
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
A 10×12 room can feel very, very different depending on what’s in it and how the things in that room relate to each other. Since I’m often working with city-based clients with limited square footage looking to make their home feel spacious, I’m constantly using these 5 interior designer tricks in different ways. Purchase … Continue reading How to Make a Room Feel Larger
When we interior designers begin our careers, we’re encouraged to create ‘portfolio-worthy’ projects. In retrospect, it’s easy to see that these projects are more about the design firm than the client. As a well-seasoned designer, I’ve come to realize it’s much more fun to create spaces for other people. Gratitude and happy faces motivate me. … Continue reading 5 Things I Won’t Do as Your Interior Designer
Ever flip through a home design magazine and wonder what it is about those rooms that make them look so ‘designed?’ Of course, there’s no clutter and everything is perfectly placed, but it’s more than that. There are four ‘secrets’ that interior designers rely on to create beautiful spaces. Applying them can be a challenge, … Continue reading How to Design Like a Pro: My Top 4 Secrets
Did you know you spend about 1/3 of your life in your bedroom? And if your boudoir doubles as your office (a no-no I can’t really scold since I do it myself), you likely spend even more. As an interior designer, I’m often surprised at how little effort people give a room in which they … Continue reading 5 Interior Design Mistakes to Avoid in Your Bedroom