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Material Guide: Lighting

The right lighting can make or break a room. It doesn’t matter how well designed a space is, without proper lighting, the room will fail to make the desired impact. So how do you make sure your lighting is on point? The key is knowing the types of lighting, styles, and how to use them. Read More

Spring Cleaning Challenge: The Definitive Checklist for People Who Hate Spring Cleaning

We did it everyone! We survived another winter!

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to throw open those windows, clear the cobwebs, and get your home ready for endless summer parties. But let’s be honest, spring cleaning is lame, exhausting, and honestly, no one ever really does it. Instead of packing all that cleaning into one weekend, I’ve come up with an organizing guide that lets you spread it out over the next 12 weeks. By tackling one area at a time, you’ll get it done and it won’t feel so overwhelming.

Once you’ve finished the challenge, summer will be here! (Yes, summer is just 12 weeks away!)  Read More

Design Style Guide: Contemporary

Last month I announced the start of my new series “Design Style Guides“. Each month I will be bringing you a detailed guide to popular design styles which will include the time period, how to spot the style, and notable designs or designers. To kick off the series, I’m covering Contemporary – a style that took hold in the late 1990’s and is still popular in homes today. Read More

Insider Tips for Hiring an Interior Designer

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Spring is right around the corner and that means it’s time for rejuvenation. The flowers will be blooming, the sun is shining brighter and longer – it’s no wonder that after suffering through the long, dark winter people get the redecorating bug.  We’re desperate to liven up our spaces with a fresh new look.

Are you toying with the idea of hiring a professional interior designer to help revitalize your home but the process feels a little intimidating? I’m sharing my tips for how to go about finding, and hiring, the right designer for you. Read More

Material Guide: Flooring

Picking the right materials for your space can be a challenge. There are so many decisions to make! Real wood or laminate? Paint or wallpaper? Stone counters or solid surface? In the “Material Guides” section, I’ll be sharing all options with you and helping to make the selection process a little bit easier.  Read More

Insider Tips for Hiring a Professional Organizer

Messy closet versus organized closet tips for hiring a professional organizer

Getting organized is tricky business. Sure you can clean up the clutter, but it never seems to stay clean, does it? The reason most people can’t stay organized is because they haven’t found a system that works for them.

That’s where a professional organizer comes in. Professional organizers specialize in a wide range of services, from organizing your documents, to de-cluttering your garage, to clearing out your closest. We can even help you organize your time – and who doesn’t need that?

A professional organizer is a great resource for the chronically un-tidy to take advantage of, but how should you go about it? Here are my tops tips for hiring the right professional organizer for you: Read More

Design 101: A Quick Guide to the Most Popular Interior Design Styles

One of the things my clients struggle with most is putting a name to their personal design style. Why does this matter? Having a clear vision of your personal style before beginning a project will result in a smoother process. It’s easier to Google “Farmhouse Chic kitchen” and get inspiration instantly rather than having to scroll through thousands of generic “kitchen inspiration” photos.

Every month I’ll be delving deeper into each design style to bring you a comprehensive guide including details about furniture, patterns, colors, and where to shop to get the look you want.  Read More

Seasonal Style Guide: Spotting Spring Trends

It may not feel like it here in the Northeast, but Spring arrived yesterday! Crazy, I know. One of my favorite ways to usher in a new season is with giving my home some new pops of color and seasonal style. It really brightens up a space and can trick your brain into thinking Spring truly is here! Read More

Material Guide: Wall Coverings

Next up in the Material Guide series, I’m talking all about wall coverings. There are so many options beyond paint and each gives your room a different feel. From classic wallpaper to bohemian woven grass, I’m breaking down each type of wall covering, their durability, care, cost, and best areas to use them. Read More

Design Style Guide: Art Deco

This month’s Design Style Guide takes a look at the classic style of Art Deco. From The Great Gatsby and flappers to the colorful buildings of Miami, this style was all the rage in the 1920’s and it’s still beloved by designers for its glamor and artistic flamboyance.
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