How to Choose Colors that Define Your Design Aesthetic and Make a Room Sing Are you getting ready to paint your space and want to be able to define your design aesthetic and create a visual foundation that will make your vision come to life successfully for a beautiful interior? Great! First of all, you… Continue reading How to Choose Colors that Define Your Aesthetic
You’ve seen stunning homes where the interior design blows you away – its not in keeping with the architectural style of the home – but it looks so amazing and seems to work just right. How do they do it – thoughtfully integrating the intricate details of a Queen Anne Victorian, for example, with clean… Continue reading How to Choose a Design Style that is Perfect for Your Home
Don’t you love barns? There is something about their simplicity, size, and function that help you lean into relaxing – both with your eyes and your soul. Today, barns are used for much more than livestock and hay but HOW we are using them is when designers get to have a lot of fun and… Continue reading Creating a Barn Addition with Grace
I first met Lisa Teague of Quiet Home Paints through a mutual friend and immediately knew that her design aesthetic perfectly complimented mine. I’ve always admired her work and believe that supporting other local designers helps the design industry of the Seacoast, so I thought I would write a blog post about her. She started… Continue reading Quiet Home Paints
Are you tired of moving? Are you looking for the opportunity to design your “last” home? Ironically, I have two of these projects on my boards right now. Life is life and is, of course, very unpredictable. But while you can’t control the circumstances and outcomes of life, we still owe it to ourselves to… Continue reading How to Create a “Forever Home”
Material Selections in a bathroom can be overwhelming! Why? 1) Because every single subcontractor is participating in the project and the scheduling timeline is intense. 2) It is also an expensive project. I suggest that you make sure that you are prepared for such an undertaking. One idea is to have me or another designer… Continue reading Where Oh Where to Begin – Designing a Bathroom
Are you in the market for new windows? If so, it is indeed a confusing and expensive process. I was talking to another designer the other day and we both agreed that about 30% of our time on a project with windows is spent on windows. That also translates to the amount of time that… Continue reading How to Select the Right Window
Are you looking for that perfect rug? A lot more care and thought goes into the final purchase of a rug than one would think, so let us help you! Recently, I helped a client who was moving into a new house select and purchase all new rugs. So, I thought I would provide you… Continue reading How to Choose that Perfect Rug
Holy Hale! Hale’s is In! Are you looking for a talented, creative, all-inclusive landscaping team? Hale’s Landscaping is the answer! Steve and John Hale of Hale’s Landscaping are the brothers that have brought landscaping into the realm of creative design with rock, moss, lichen and native New England plants to make your entry, front and/or… Continue reading Holy Hale!
Do you like to decorate for holidays? Okay, I’ll admit – I am not a fan. It’s taken me several years to admit this. I was decorating the showroom and a customer noticed my frustration and I just blurted out, “I hate decorating for the holidays.” And she said, “Oh, that is so freeing to… Continue reading What If You Don’t Like To Decorate?