Got the “Blues”?

We all know that blues as a palette for a room design is not a new concept. It is, however, one of the most popular and trendy color palettes this year. In fact, Benjamin Moore's 2014 color of the year is "Breath of Fresh Air", a soft, ethereal blue that makes you feel just like that! I think that is one of the reasons the blues and grays have become so popular...they make us feel calm, relaxed … [Read more...]

How to Use Pattern in Small Spaces

One of the old rules of decorating is "don't use patterns in small spaces".... Along with a bunch of other "rules", I think this one has seen it's day. In fact, it's not hard to learn how to use pattern in a small space, and I'm going to show you five easy ways to incorporate pattern without overwhelming your small room. Pattern adds energy and freshness to any room, and small rooms need that too! … [Read more...]

Small Space Decorating: Small Bedroom Ideas

When decorating a small bedroom, the first thing to keep in mind is whether you want the small space to appear cozy, or as open and light as possible. Neither is a wrong answer, just a matter of taste. Determining which direction you want to go in for your decorating scheme can go a long way towards getting you the result you want in your small bedroom. Here are some easy and inexpensive small … [Read more...]

Finding A Color Scheme

If you feel helpless when it comes to picking and blending colors, your answer could be as far away as your nearest pillow. Here is a quick, low cost way to create a color scheme all you have to do is remember PICK - SEE -LMD. PICK a Pattern: Starting with a pattern is the easiest way to create a color palette for your decor. Choose a pattern from any object you already have and love such as a … [Read more...]

Top 3 Furniture Placement Blunders Exposed

#1 Blunder By far the most common mistake made, is the bowling alley syndrome in large living rooms. You know what I'm talking about. All the furniture in the room is pushed up against the walls with a big empty space in the middle. Sorry, having kids is no excuse. • Problem: No conversation area! When you are visiting with someone it's nice to feel like your actually sitting in the same … [Read more...]

Decorate Using the Two-Thirds Rule

I don't know how many times I've decorated a coffee table, or tried to add some accent pieces to a room, but something just wasn't right. You can use the most exquisite ornaments, but if they aren't in scale or in proper proportion with the rest of the room, your design will never work. Basic math is all you need to determine if you're on the right design track. Just remember one simple … [Read more...]