What is the problem with this room? Often an interior designer is asked this question. Luckily they know the principles and elements of design and can figure it out! In this case, the bathroom ceiling was too high. The remodeler framed in a lower ceiling to correct the proportio
Have you spent a lot of time making great bites for your friends only to find they don’t eat much? Maybe they would prefer jewels! A few very easy and fast nibbles with a valentine jewel can make a luncheon for close friends a festive and give them an unexpected surprise. Serve
The most inviting draw for your home during cooler weather? A fireplace! Kitchens are natural gathering spots with the hostess and food, however, a fireplace is a natural draw. With comfortable seating for family and friends, you can create a welcoming and relaxing a
Personalizing your space may involve photos you love including friends, family trips, favorite mementos and colors that make you feel glad to be home! BUT these can be added in a manner that allows the next owner to make the space personally theirs!
While looking for client tile choices recently, I saw this indoor/outdoor porcelain tile. So European and inviting! It would make a perfect outdoor table top for the patio table with glass that is such a maintenance issue! My regular tile contractor had the new top completed in no tim
With Crazy Rich Asians #1 at the box office, it gave me pause to appreciate all of the beautiful Asian accessories clients have used over the years. You can easily integrate with most styles special art objects purchased from travel, items passed down or treasures discovered. Yo
Luxury homes and aging in place are very compatible from a design standpoint! We all want our kitchens to be welcoming gathering spots in our homes. First address lighting – Use under-cabinet and in-cabinet to highlight details then recessed ceiling cans and pendants over
These pictures show flexible duct running through the crawl space in a remodel. If there is enough room for the duct, the low ceiling areas can be raised. If you want higher ceilings than this allows then the roof in those sections is typically removed. Most homeowners sta
Dreaming of a kitchen remodel? And you’re a serious cook? Maybe your caterers need extra space when you’re entertaining? A Wall Street Journal article recently discussed the appliances in three southern California homes. Let’s see which ones you need!
Add visual interest to your halls by assembling all of your favorites that don’t necessarily look great anywhere else and grouping them with cohesion in mind. Maybe its color, a collection or from a trip. Following the angle of the stairs, the Weston apple overlaps a small festive rug