The secret to a colorful home is fewer colors. You don’t have to use every color. You don’t have to use a lot of color. You have to use the right colors consistently.
Which colors are right is up to you.
What I want to show you today is how powerful a whole house color [...]
I’ll bet you have a strong reaction to color in your home. It either excites you or terrifies you. If it excites you, you have to be careful not to overdo it. If it terrifies you, you have to be careful not to under use it.
What is the right amount of color?
Well, that [...]
What does it take to style bookshelves? It pretty much comes down to the arrangement of two things:
Books + Decor
What goes wrong in a lot of cases is how those two things are mixed together (or aren’t mixed together). Yes, your books and decor should mingle on your shelves.
But if you [...]
When you think about it bookshelves are one of the largest horizontal surfaces in your home. They demand decorating and styling to look good, which makes them instantly intimidating.
So many shelves. Each shelf seems so big. It takes lots of things to fill a shelf. How do you arrange all those things, so it [...]
Growing up I was obsessed with home decorating shows, like the original Trading Spaces. I loved a good before and after and seeing it all happen in 30 minutes through the magic of TV. I dreamed of owning a home and doing similar dramatic makeovers all the time. I didn’t realize how sensationalized decorating before [...]
Because I never went to design school, I am certain I missed a very important class on what not to say about design. But I don’t care. After decorating three homes of my own and helping hundreds with their rooms and decorating styles, I am comfortable saying things like this:
“I don’t believe in trends.” [...]
Have you ever bought something that you loved, then got it home and liked it a little less because you weren’t sure how to use it?
For me it happens with clothes and accessories all the time. I bought a pretty scarf in a gorgeous color. I get it home and try wearing it a [...]
Do you ever wish there was an “easy button” for decorating? Would you like an easy button when you move into a new house and you’re overwhelmed by everything on your to-do list? Or after twenty years when you look around, don’t like what you see, and wish you could start all over? Or every [...]
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