Every designer I know loves wallpaper, and here is the reason why: no matter how bad a wall is to begin with, it can be salvaged with wallpaper.
With the popularity of wood and tile floors in homes today, carpeting has either been relegated to just the bedrooms or eliminated entirely. While wood floors are wonderful and warm-looking, there’s nothing like a beautiful area rug to ground a furniture arrangement and allow for maximum comfort (and warmth) underfoot. So how do you buy an area rug?
Designers have their design tricks, it’s true. But perhaps the best-kept secret in any designer’s idea arsenal is in the details. If you take a moment to study the photos in design magazines or in online sites, those spaces that really stand out owe their panache to a unique set of thoughtful touches. I’d love […]
Repurposing rooms is a solution for baby boomers who want to age in place in their homes. Thinking outside the box means that even a dining room can become another space for comfort and practicality.
A lot of Baby Boomers are leaving their family home in search of another home that works better for their current lifestyle. In fact, that was the case for my husband and I. And it took some soul-searching for both of us to decide exactly what we needed and wanted in our next home. Also, […]
Decluttering is The hot topic these days, because Boomers like you and me are downsizing, moving, or repurposing parts of their home. Just the word makes it sound like a big job, but actually, it doesn’t have to be.
How do you eat an elephant? Answer: One bite at a time. It’s how people accomplish great things, one step at a time. And downsizing is no different.
Whether you are staying in your current home or moving, if you are like lots of Boomers, you are planning to remodel your kitchen. It’s a big undertaking. Kitchen remodels cost real money, and along with bathrooms are the most expensive rooms to remodel in your home. So as a designer who has created lots of kitchens for clients and two for myself, let me share with you my six most important tips for your new kitchen design.