New Year, New Decorating Trends for 2022

Happy new year! What a great time to think about bringing more happiness into 2022 by sprucing up your home décor. So, what’s new in the new year? Let me tell you and let the decorating begin. When it comes to color, neutrals take center stage with beige replacing gray. If you’re a fan of… Continue reading New Year, New Decorating Trends for 2022

Debunking Paint Colors: Understanding Undertones

Ever heard of masstones and undertones when it comes to color? I’ll debunk the mystery! You know the three pure primary colors of red, yellow and blue, as well as the non-colors of basic white (the origin of all colors) and true black (the absence of color) and all colors are created by some combination… Continue reading Debunking Paint Colors: Understanding Undertones

Summer Style All Year Round

Who doesn’t like summer? Whether you think of a short vacation at a beach cottage, an extended weekend in a cabin in the woods, or a summer-long retreat to a cozy place on the lake, there’s nothing like summer to rest and reinvigorate yourself.  With the right décor choices, you can get that laid-back, kick-off-your-shoes… Continue reading Summer Style All Year Round

Decorating with Black and White: Sophistication for Any Style

If you believe that black and white can be cold and stark, keep reading because it can be striking, yet classic and simple, too. Better Homes and Gardens advises, “Take cues from high fashion, and go for bold contrast – but the most important thing is that you absolutely must be ready to make a… Continue reading Decorating with Black and White: Sophistication for Any Style

Plants Add Beauty and Life to Your Decor

Beyond the aesthetic value that plants add to a room, they also bring life – literally! – to a space. Doctors agree that plants can lower your blood pressure and stress levels, energize your mind, and enhance sleep.  They also naturally purify the air by filtering out pollutants from, for example, other décor pieces like… Continue reading Plants Add Beauty and Life to Your Decor

Brave New Post-Pandemic Design World

How will the pandemic will change interior design and decorating? I foresee several important changes already in the works. When it comes to design, the open concept may be on its way out unless we find (or build) designated home office spaces in our homes. We may need to find a corner for a small… Continue reading Brave New Post-Pandemic Design World

Color Trends for 2021

What’s in popular in paint colors this year? According to Real Simple magazine, the Pantone Color Institute, the eminent forecaster, “is predicting cheerier days – and sunnier color trends.”  Invoking both relaxing comfort and a flash of energy, they chose “the warm marigold yellow, serene cerulean blue, and an optimistic yellow.”  Each paint company travels… Continue reading Color Trends for 2021

Spin the Color Wheel for Interior Design

Need help putting colors together? My best tip is to spend five dollars at the paint store or craft store and buy yourself a color wheel. It is an easy-to-use tool for putting colors together. Complementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel and we all know that “opposites attract.” Therefore, you can… Continue reading Spin the Color Wheel for Interior Design