Refreshing Spring Design Tips

Refreshing Spring Design Tips

Now that spring is here but we’re all staying home more, and possibly working from home, you’re most likely seeing things you’d like to update, change or get rid of! Home accents: changing decorative items at home, such as pillows, art and mirrors, area rugs, throw...
Thoughts About Working from Home

Thoughts About Working from Home

Many of us are now working from home and making the best of it. Not everyone has dedicated office space but it’s important to create a comfortable and functional work area. Some tips: if sitting at a desk or table, be sure to use your PC or laptop at a height and...
Casual and Stylish Lighting Choices

Casual and Stylish Lighting Choices

Continuing the thread from my February blog, here’s a look at some of the casual and rustic light fixtures that I selected for a farmhouse style home construction project. The project features horizontal shiplap instead of formal wainscoting, for areas such as the...
Beautiful & Smart Lighting Choices

Beautiful & Smart Lighting Choices

I’ve been working on specifications and design details for a couple of beautiful new home projects in Lexington. One house is formal and elegant, and the other is a much more casual farmhouse style. Items such as lighting, cabinet hardware and plumbing fixtures...
Smart First Step for an Interior Design Project

Smart First Step for an Interior Design Project

When I’m contacted by a potential client, I mention and offer a complimentary initial consultation as a first step. It’s a great way for the client and me to meet, get to know each other a little bit, discuss the project that the client has in mind, and talk about...
Great Tips for Perfectly Sized Area Rugs

Great Tips for Perfectly Sized Area Rugs

Area rugs are wonderful things – they can be simple and basic, classic and formal, or quirky and fun. I often advise clients on area rug selection and sizing. Although it seems fairly straightforward, getting an area rug’s size right is really important, especially in...
Beautiful Lighting Options

Beautiful Lighting Options

For new construction and home renovation projects, lighting such as chandeliers, pendants and surface mounted fixtures (sconces, vanity lights or ceiling lights) can add a wonderful finishing touch to overall project success. A key to lighting design for interiors is...
Color Forecast for 2018

Color Forecast for 2018

Each New Year brings new color forecasts or “Color of the Year” updates from paint companies such as Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, and Pratt and Lambert. Although I don’t always embrace or follow “Colors of the Year,” I find 2018’s featured colors, color trends...
Gray Still on Top, But Beige Making a Comeback

Gray Still on Top, But Beige Making a Comeback

Gray rules! Over the past few years, and for about 80% of the projects I’ve worked on, gray has been the preferred starting point for color schemes. Gray is everywhere – interior paint colors, cabinetry, quartz and granite counter tops, tile, upholstery fabrics,...