Decorative Trims

Decorative Trims

Beauty manifests itself in the simplest things.  Smiles, a well-made bed, a beautifully lit and decorated Christmas tree, accessories that make a home, or trims that make a curtain attractive.   I for one am glad to see trims come back for pillows, chairs, and...

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Create a Unified Look for Thanksgiving Entertaining

Create a Unified Look for Thanksgiving Entertaining

When you are in the world of decorating, the holidays are especially fun. Tablescapes are a special interest of ours. We have many sets of dishes from our parents and grandparents, and we have no problem marrying pieces. We have gold chargers, and or red chargers. We...

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Wallpaper Uplifting Design

Wallpaper Uplifting Design

Have you thought about wallpapering a guest bathroom or a powder room before the holidays for a quick refresh for your home before the holidays?   Adding wallpaper can brighten the bathroom and make it feel updated.  We typically repaint the trim as well and you’ll...

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Timeless Appeal Always Works

Timeless Appeal Always Works

You know when we go into a house that has antique furniture with my favorite hand-painted old French or Italian pieces, I find myself telling the client let’s work with these.  Hand-painted is artwork on furniture.  Taking away a piece of art is not our way of...

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Decorating Bookshelves is an Art

Decorating Bookshelves is an Art

Don’t let tackling your bookshelves to decorate them intimidate you. You see photos in magazines and other people’s houses and wonder how you might redesign yours. The rule of thumb we use is lots of texture. A few books for warmth and then you begin to mount your own...

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Magical Views of Fall Colors in North Carolina Mountains

Magical Views of Fall Colors in North Carolina Mountains

Fall colors are in full spectrum in the North Carolina mountains and I was privy to take a trip on Friday to Sparta, NC. Our client lives on top of a mountain. In addition to the trees changing colors, I came upon a pumpkin farm as I was driving back down the...

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Fall Market 2021

Fall Market 2021

It was so nice going to the High Point Market after several seasons of closing the market due to Covid-19. It is the place where design firms and retail stores learn about new introductions and color. There is so much more that we take away from going to markets. The...

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New Introductions at the Fall High Point Market

New Introductions at the Fall High Point Market

We are very excited to go to market this week to see all the new introductions, try out furnishings, and continue our education.  High Point offers educational classes from Sherwin Williams for paint colors.   Other classes are seminars by speakers with different...

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A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

Who would think a day at the beach would give you inspiration for design? But, for me it allowed my mind to slow down and think clearly. Ideas flowed and I could not wait to get back to start implementing them. The weather was beautiful with low humidity and cool...

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