13 marriage building reasons to DIY together 

As we navigated our way thru rerouting duct work for a new dryer vent, I found it humorous that at no point in my prayers for an Ah-mazing husband did I ask if we could someday hang out together in a crawl space in the dead of July. Waaay below the Mason-Dixon. But, that’s where […]

4 paint color tricks of the trade

Over the last 17 years, I’ve witnessed many a future client throw up their hands in frustration because they don’t know where to start when it comes to choosing paint colors. Once I see this happen, I am immediately on mission to equip them with a few tricks of the trade. I believe choosing paint […]

6 ways to make your remodel stand the test of time

We all know that taking on a remodel is not for the faint of heart. Even updating the smallest of spaces requires a commitment of time and money.   Since your valuable resources are on the line, you may want to consider the following 6 ways to make your remodel stand the test of time. […]

How to hang draperies like a pro (and make your windows look bigger!)

how to hang draperies like a pro (and make your windows look bigger!)

You’ve picked out your drapery panels and now you’re ready to hang them like the pros do. So how do the pros hang draperies? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!     I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with thousands of clients over the last 16 plus years concerning their window treatments, and I’ve learned […]

The Design Desk: How to pick a paint palette you'll love!

how to pick a paint palette you’ll love

Are you ready to change out your paint colors, but you’re not sure where to start? I’ve got a great place for you to begin!     There are a gazillion colors out there and it can be downright overwhelming to try and pick a few colors that you are guaranteed to be happy with. […]

Design Desk: Which type of paint should you use?

which type of paint should you use?

Have you ever stood in front of all those rows of paint cans, the perfect color chip in hand, wondering what in the world all those labels mean? And why so many paint sheens to choose from? I know. It can get overwhelming fast! Knowing how to choose the right type of paint sheen should be […]

How to choose the right ceiling fan size

how to choose the right ceiling fan size

Choosing the right size ceiling fan size for your room is actually more important than you may think! Whether you are a “fan” of ceiling fans or not, there are several benefits to having one installed in your room. So, before you nix the idea of installing one in your space all together, take a […]

How to choose the right size area rug

how to choose the right size area rug

Area rugs are one of my favorite ways to accessorize a space. Since I highly recommend this decor option for most of my clients, it is quite often that I get the question: What size area rug do I need? Like almost all design, how to choose the right size area rug is not always […]

The Design Desk: How to turn your memories into wall art

how to turn your memories into wall art

When we started dating, my husband and I began swapping stories of our adventures and family legacies with each other. As our relationship got more serious and then turned to engagement, we talked about how we wanted our home to reflect those stories. Because of this decision, our home is a handpicked collection of travel […]

Design Desk: How to make any room look bigger

how to make any room look bigger

If breaking down walls is not on the To-do list at your house, but you’d still like to make that living room or bedroom appear larger, here are a few great ways to do that! The trick to making a room look bigger than it is, is by visually changing the space.     In […]