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Reader’s Request: Proper Plant Décor

A client recently contacted me regarding her out-of-control plants. I had previously advised her that no space is complete without a few plants. They add life and color to your space, making it feel more warm and inviting. She loved this tip and tried her best to take my advice, but it turns out, she may have gone a little overboard!

She writes:
“I know you suggested adding plants to enhance and liven the décor, but so far my attempts seem haphazard and it just looks messy. What am I doing wrong?”

Here are three tips I gave her for properly decorating with plants: Read More

The Key to Getting Your Home Sold Fast

The housing market is on the rebound and many people are looking to (finally!) sell their home. With all of this competition, how do you ensure your home stands out from the crowd? Home staging is this answer.

Many people are hesitant to put work into a place they are planning on moving out of, but this could be hurting the chance of a sale. Here’s everything you need to know about staging and why you must get it done before your next open house: Read More

Design Style Guide: Urban Industrial

This month’s Design Style Guide is all about that gritty yet inviting style loved by city dwellers: Urban Industrial. Read More

Getting Organized: Clear Your Email Clutter

This month’s Getting Organized post focuses on sorting through your emails. Inbox: 0, here you come! Read More

Seasonal Style Guide – Warm Up Your Home With These Hot Summer Looks

Ahh, summer is finally here. Time for long days at the water and equally long nights by the bonfire. While the Southwest is experiencing record heat, here in the Northeast, we’ve had over a month of dreary weather. So how can those of us suffering from cloudy skies start to make the most of summer? I’m bringing you my three favorite seasonal home decor items to add a pop of brightness, excitement, and summertime cheer to your space. Read More

A Decade of Design

10 years ago I graduated with my degree in interior design. I was ready to hit the ground running and get my career started. Along the way, health issues constantly derailed me, but I never lost my passion for design. Here’s my story: a decade in design and the bumpy road that led me to starting KM Home Interiors. Read More

Design Style Guide: Nautical

This month’s Design Style Guide focuses on Nautical style. Easily recognizable, but not easy to pull off as it can quickly go from chic to tacky if you go overboard. I’ll break down this classic style so you can achieve that breezy summer cottage vibe. Read More

Tricks of the Trade to Make Your Next Open House Your Last

Has your house been on the market way too long and you just can’t stand the thought of yet another open house? What gives? Why isn’t your home selling? Realtors will tell you the key to selling fast is a properly staged home.

Home staging is designed to make the home appeal to as many people as possible so that it sells fast and for the best price. You can hire a professional like me to get your home open house ready, or you can follow my 5 tips to make your next open house your last. Read More

Design Style Guide: Eclectic

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This month’s Design Style Guide focuses on what is arguably the hardest style to pull off, yet it has the biggest impact when done right. Eclectic should only be tackled by the bravest of decorators – here’s my guide for those who are feeling adventurous! Read More

Love the Earth: Eco-Friendly Products You Need in Your Home

I try to live an eco-friendly life. I recycle, I walk instead of driving whenever possible, I bring my reusable canvas bags when I go shopping, I even bring garbage bags to the beach and on hikes to pick up any litter I happen to spot. But in the design world, it’s hard to put the Earth first. Construction, renovations, and redesigns all result in waste with perfectly good materials being sent to the dump. So I’m always on the lookout for products I can use in my designs that are friendly on the Earth, and my client’s wallet.

In honor of Earth Day, I’m bringing you my favorite eco-friendly products: Read More