Can grandma’s home décor “cut the mustard” today? I say, “YES!” Last weekend, while at a crawfish boil at my in-law’s house, I noticed a mid-century modern ottoman that spent the past several decades in Grandma’s den. It was dressed in its original mustard velvet upholstery, stacked in the corner of the garage. I seemed to be the only… Continue reading My Latest Lover: The Mustard Mid-century Modern Ottoman! How To Use Grandma’s Décor, TODAY.
My approach to design is always to get the best bang for every buck. I use each penny in a client’s budget to get the best longevity out of their investment. If it’s a trend, we will spend money on items easily changed down the road without breaking the bank (i.e. pillows and accessories). A… Continue reading Copy Cat Dining Room: Same Look, VERY Different Price Tags
The advantage of keeping your home’s decor neutral is the ability to change accessories up for seasons, events, mood swings, you name it! I started buying seasonal decor for my mantel to fill visual space and tie us over until our beautiful iron sconce lights are installed. These lights will no doubt become the… Continue reading One Mantel, Styled Four Ways
Window treatments are an important factor for earning top dollar for your home. When designing to sell, window treatments need to accomplish the following: 1. Enhance the warmth and beauty of the home. For universal appeal and a modern look, it is best to select simple drapery rods and hardware with clean lines, which also… Continue reading Window Treatments for “Best Dressed” Homes
Adding interest to walls goes beyond picking the perfect shade of “pebble” while staging a home for sale. We’ve already learned how best to put your money where your paint is. Another step a home stager usually takes is to remove all family photos and unappealing art (such as nudes). Subsequently, the walls themselves end up unappealing and… Continue reading Frames for Days
A twenty dollar can of paint is all you need to transform a space. Changing the color of a single wall can be a quick, yet impactful, redesign. When selling a house, it is best to stick to neutral colors for most spaces. This doesn’t mean your choices should be boring. A feature wall in a… Continue reading Put Your Money Where Your Paint Is