Transitional design is the marriage of two or more interior design styles into a unified look.
I’m often asked abut my top decorating tips. It’s about time I wrote them down! Tip#1: Plan. Of course, I do believe in the serendipitous thrill of finding something great at a flea market, while on vacation, or when you go to Home Goods to buy sheets and come home with a lamp, but in… Continue reading Top Ten Decorating Tips
The crisp air has returned and leaves are turning fabulous colors of reds, oranges, and yellows. It’s a great time to talk about the psychology of these warm colors and where to use them in your home. Color has an emotional effect on us; it can set a mood or conjure up a special feeling.… Continue reading Fall Into the Warm Color Palette
Vacations are an opportunity to find appealing and unique treasures from your travels to decorate your home. As I have mentioned many times, your home’s interior should tell a story. How do you add visual interest with vacation finds? Follow my three simple rules and you will be filling your suitcases with beautiful finds. First,… Continue reading Travel-inspired Interiors
Interior decorators use the Rule of 3 to create effective, memorable, appealing displays in any room on any surface.
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The décor in my oceanfront home looks tired. I’ve had a beachy theme with pale blue colors for a very long time but I’m tired of seashells and starfish. Can you offer some other ideas for a fun coastal look? JoJo How about a tropical air with Palm Beach style? You don’t need a prestigious… Continue reading Palm Beach Style: Cheery and Chic
I’m not sure this is up your alley, but should I write a real estate love letter when I find my perfect home? Angie Personal, heartfelt notes written in a tight real estate market, potential buyers compose real estate love letters to homeowners in hopes that their bid is chosen to buy the residence for… Continue reading On Real Estate “Love Letters”
Thinking of trying temporary wallpaper as a spring spruce up? As long as you apply it correctly and to the proper surface, you will enjoy your new wallcovering for many years to come. Yet, it might not be the right choice for you. Like its traditional counterpart, removable wallpaper comes in many designs, colors, and styles… Continue reading Peel and Stick Wallpaper: Simple or Simply Vexing?
by Barbara Graceffa, Interior Decorator and Quilt ArtistSecretary of the Interior In his 2019 book, My Creative Space, Donald Rattner writes, “a creative thought is … the result of an intricate interplay of mind, body, and place.” In order to boost your creativity, focus on these three components. Adopt a creative mindset. Let your thoughts… Continue reading How to Boost Your Creativity