Remodeling and Home Design

The Mix: Steampunk for Normal People

January 4, 2018

Steampunk is a trend that involves the interaction of history, art and technology—sometimes called retro future.  The often avant-garde style can seem so far out there for most of my clients.  However, I do believe there are bits and pieces …


Special Features In Hospitality Design

April 30, 2017

When we finally get out of the office (or the house), we are looking for more than just refreshment. We seek the experience and the escape. Special features are an important part of hospitality design.  I admire the restaurants, bars and …


Seeing Black, White and Red All Over

February 23, 2017

As I was seeking inspiration for a recent project I noticed that I had taken a series of photos from Paris to Ft. Lauderdale with a similar color theme.  Is black, white and red an emerging trend? And could it …


Mood Board: The [Woman Approved] Gentleman’s Lounge

November 26, 2016

Step aside overstuffed corduroy recliners and tacky football posters. I recently created a mood board for a gentleman’s lounge that is attractive enough to appeal to women, too. In order to do this, I combined masculine decor elements like animal …


Whimsical Home Decor With a “Foot” in Classics

October 5, 2016

I swear, it has nothing to do with the fact that this is Halloween month, but I’m spotting body parts everywhere. These designs fall somewhere between sculptural art and gothic fashion to add a fun surprise within the home. Skulls …


Fads vs. Trends: When Is It Safe to Try It?

May 18, 2016

A fad is a revolution and a trend is evolution.  Where do they start, when do they catch on and when are they over done? And who cares?  Many of my clients are asking for grey and it’s up to …


The Endless Search: Tile Trends

April 29, 2016

As you know, I’m always seeking out the latest and greatest in trends for my customers. Right now tile is on my mind. In my travels to market and in my ongoing research I’m seeing it used in new ways …


Love Your Home: See Your Kitchen In A Better Light

April 4, 2016

Kitchens are often multi-function rooms, making lighting challenging. You need the right light for cutting, chopping and reading recipes; catching up with the family and maybe providing a little homework help; and even dining when it’s not a formal affair. …


The Mix: Wallpaper Therapy

February 15, 2016

You have been traumatized by it, you are now frightened by it.  The dreaded wallpaper.  There’s no need to grab a paper bag to hyperventilate!  Take a moment, pour a glass of wine, sit back and relax.  It is time …


Endless Search: Chair Sit Test

January 8, 2016

I explored the High Point Market, finding the absolute most comfortable chairs for my clients.  When you select a piece of furniture for your home, you want to be sure it’s functional, stylish and, of utmost importance, comfortable. It doesn’t …