Goodbye Grey!

November 14th, 2019

After close to a decade of interior color schemes trending grey, new shades are about to make their debut.  A number of paint companies have revealed their 2020 Colors of the Year. In all but one case, the palette is going softer and more colorful.  Benjamin Moore’s choice is a rosy hue called First Light Read More...

Picture This!

May 14th, 2019

You have a blank wall and want to dress it up with family photos or art. But wait! You’re stumped by the age-old question: Should the picture frames match the décor, or the art and photos? Lucky for us, the Philadelphia Inquirer and design expert Jennifer Adams have the answer. Unfortunately, it’s not a definitive answer and will depend on your personal preferences, within some general design parameters Read More...

Cool Features Every Kid’s Room Should Have

April 10th, 2019

Kids of all ages love having their own space.  When you design their rooms with today’s trendiest features, you can gain major points for being the coolest parent on the planet. What’s in?  Bunk beds, of course.  But today’s trend is to not have a desk underneath.  Better to have an extra sleeping space for when the BFF sleeps over Read More...

Deck the Halls All Year ‘Round!

January 23rd, 2019

You know that feeling when you take down all the holiday decorations and the house just seems so blah?  Before putting everything back the way it was before your holiday extravaganza, stop and consider how you might keep your seasonal ideas going all year long.  We’re not talking actual decorations Read More...

Style That Sticks

August 28th, 2018

In the fickle worlds of style and design, fads come and go.  But when it comes to home décor, there are some design trends that have staying power.  Southern Living has identified four home style favorites that are destined to become a staple of homes for years to come.  Included are open plan designs that allow spaces and families to flow seamlessly throughout the home, and quartz countertops, the material that seems to have won the battle between once-trendy Formica, Corian and granite Read More...

Colors That Set the Stage

April 24th, 2018

If you think that staging your home to sell requires painting your interior rooms in various shades of white, here’s good news.  It’s ok to be creative – and you can use a variety of colors, even dark shades, to prep your home for its big close up with prospective buyers. Houzz Contributor Neila Deen offers her ideas on Crowd-Pleasing Paint Colors, and many of them will surprise you Read More...

What Lies Beneath…

January 31st, 2018

One of the most important considerations in designing a new or renovated kitchen is what lies beneath everything else.  That’s the flooring – and there are many choices and considerations in choosing what’s right for you.  Houzz.com takes a look at the pros and cons of five popular kitchen flooring materials, including hardwood, tile, travertine, laminate and vinyl Read More...

What Makes a House a Home?

December 13th, 2017

Photo by - Discover deck design ideas We all dream of a house that truly feels like home. But, creating one takes more than referring to a collection of photos torn from design magazines or pins on your Pinterest page. The trick is to understand who you are, what matters to your family, and how you want to live Read More...

Countertop Color: What’s Right for You?

November 21st, 2017

Photo by Greater Dayton Building & Remodeling - More kitchen ideas Designing your kitchen is something you just need to get right. After all, cabinets and countertops are not something you can change easily once installed. Material is important, but what’s even more critical to your design aesthetic is the color Read More...

From Basement to Bonus Room!

September 28th, 2017

The basement is no longer that dark, barren, empty space downstairs. Today, it’s the bonus room – an extra space just waiting to be transformed into the coolest space in your home. It’s the one place where you can express yourself, without being concerned about how it coordinates with your home’s upstairs décor Read More...