Windows….To Treat or Not to Treat?

Window treatments… every homeowners’ dilemma or nightmare! You choose!
And are they really necessary?

Personally, I love window treatments. I love how they transform a room by adding visual (and sometimes physical) warmth, texture, color and pattern to the space. As an important accessory, window treatments complete a room.

And sometimes, having no window treatment is the right answer too. But for those of you who like the idea of having some type of window treatment at your windows, this blog is for you!

There are 2 categories of window treatments. There are “hard” treatments which include shutters, blinds, woven wood shades, vinyl roller shades, pleated shades, cornices and lambrequins. Then there are “soft” treatments…ones made from fabrics…drapery panels, sheers, valances, and roman shades. And, of course, there is the combination of both.

No matter what you choose to do, window treatments are an expensive undertaking. So it’s important to get it right the first time! Mistakes are costly!

My rule in designing window treatments is to …continue reading Windows….To Treat or Not to Treat?

Choosing Colors

design color swatch


Selecting interior and exterior paint colors is the single most paralyzing interior design dilemma a home owner will face. So when confronted with a “million” color options, most will pick the safest, easiest, interior design choice, the off whites like Atrium white or Navajo white . It’s the usual choice because white works with everything! And it’s boring!

So what if you pick a color and it doesn’t work? Well, if you don’t like it, it’s the easiest thing to change. There is no huge dollar investment in paint like there is in wallpaper. …continue reading Choosing Colors

“Road Map for a Room Makeover”

Would you spend thousands of dollars on a vacation of a lifetime without have an itinerary or plan that would maximize your time and dollars? I wouldn’t…

Yet when it comes to remodeling or furnishing the rooms in our homes, most of us spend lots of dollars, without a solid plan of how we want the room to look or function and most importantly how to get there. Not every space needs a drastic makeover like the one shown, but the same concept applies…have a plan before spending your hard earned dollars! …continue reading “Road Map for a Room Makeover”