Decorating Tips

Food for thought on flooring

Floors are the second largest color area in a room, the first of course being walls. They are also the most permanent feature, replaced less easily and less often than wall or furniture coverings. Purchase and installation costs are substantial so it's important to select floors with an eye to the future. Read More

Flooring can fool the eye!

Have you ever thought about the impact that flooring has on your overall design scheme? Light colored floors will tend to make your room appear larger. Read More

No more ruffles, no more frills!

That's the spirit of today's nurseries! Babies aren't infant very long, and as soon as they become active toddlers, furnishings need to be chosen with their pace and punishment in mind. That isn't to say that a nursery shouldn't be pretty: just that it must be practical and sturdy as well. Read More

Mattress shopping? Read this first!

Today, your bedding options are virtually limitless. Foam mattresses, air mattresses, and a variety of coils, padding, quilting and tufting techniques make your selections difficult. The purchase of a new mattress is truly an investment, since you'll be using it for many, many years. Read More


Headboards, or the illusion of them, seem to "complete" a bed, much as a frame does to a painting. This is the place to be innovative and have some fun. The more creative the headboard, the more unique your statement! Read More

Comfortable kitchens

The kitchen has long been the center of the home, a place where we can go to get warm, inside and out! Many of us have wonderful memories of watching mother baking, or preparing a family meal. Perhaps for this reason, when entertaining, many guests seem to migrate to the kitchen. Read More

Quick makeovers!

SPLURGE ON COLOR: Try painting one wall an awesome accent color, and you'll be guaranteed to have livened up your entire room. Read More

Half baths have it!

Most of us spend very little time in the powder room. So when decorating, be bold, daring and dramatic. If you've always been afraid to use dark, rich colors, this may be just the place for them! Or perhaps you like the idea of a large scale floral print wall covering, but could never find the right place. Well, here's your chance. Read More

Accessorizing: are you ready for the challenge?

Too often adding the finishing touches to your decor becomes the biggest challenge. As the final step in most every decorating project, accessorizing will add life and interest to your room. Your true decorating personality can come alive if you plan wisely. Too often, this area of home decorating is totally overlooked and under-budgeted. Combining beautiful, quality, and costly furnishings with bargain basement accessories is like serving a fast food meal on your finest heirloom china! Read More

Using prints and patterns: the more, the merrier!

Well, almost! In years past, using more than one print in a room was considered taboo:but not anymore! In today's free wheeling world of decorating, mixing prints and patterns is more the rule than the exception. In many traditional rooms, a single print is still used lavishly, for upholstery, drapery and even as a wall cover. But today's fashion conscious homeowners want to mix and scramble both patterns and colors with a truly uninhibited hand. Read More