Color, Pop and Definition

One simple way to add color, pop and definition to a room is to paint one or more of the doors a wonderful contrasting color. Consider using a bold, rich red like the kitchen door below with the port hole peek through window; try a deep blue or royal purple. Use shiny...

Using Reclaimed Wood on Walls

I love the look of wood walls. The installation of wood flooring on walls is one of my favorite new trends and I believe it is here to stay. Often it is reclaimed wood, or new wood made to look “reclaimed”. Either way, these walls make a statement and add the natural...

Embracing Dark Colors – Even On Walls!

There is a misconception out there that dark walls make a room look smaller. While this can be the case, if dark paint, or wallpaper is used effectively the result is an expansive feeling room with a great punch. The key is contrast. If everything in your room is dark...

Aged, distressed and gorgeous flooring!

Recently, when I was at the newly renovated Park Hyatt in Washington, DC, I noticed this fabulous wide plank wood flooring on the first floor. I’m really excited about it! This new type floor looks like refined driftwood. It’s light, fresh and goes with virtually all...

3 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Arranging Furniture

Many home owners, especially new home owners, are in a quandary about how to arrange furniture in their new space. Fortunately, although there is no mathematical formula for this geometry problem, there are tried and true guidelines to create a functional, pleasing...

Glass Tile – Passing Fad or Here to Stay?

Many clients question whether glass tile is a classic, timeless choice for their tiling projects. I have two thoughts to share. First, I bet there was a time when people wondered if ceramic tile was a passing fad, as compared to natural stone. Second, I believe your...

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