Top Ten Decorating Tips

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

Travel-inspired Interiors

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

Palm Beach Style: Cheery and Chic

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

More Golden Rules of Decorating

In my last blog, I began to share some of the golden rules of decorating I have collected and want to give you some more tried and true tips that can guide any novice or seasoned decorator.  Enjoy! I’ve never seen elegance go out of style. — Unknown Adding a touch of luxury (brings) …… Continue reading More Golden Rules of Decorating

Life is Too Short For Ugly

I am often asked, “What are some of the golden rules of decorating?” Here is my favorite; the title of this column comes from a quote from interior designer David Fuller, “Design because life is too short for ugly.” Over the years, I have collected some quotes from famous decorators and authors and blogger to… Continue reading Life is Too Short For Ugly

How to Decorate around a TV

Ah, that ubiquitous – to some, unsightly – big black box in your living or family room.  Guys love them. Women want to hide them – or at least make them less obvious.  How do you decorate around the TV? It comes down to whether you want it to be the focal point in the room… Continue reading How to Decorate around a TV

Best Places and Best Times to Shop for Home Goods

Calling my smart-shopping, bargain-hunting, kindred-spirits! Several years back HGTV Magazine published an article on the best times to shop for items needed for the home.  When I teach interior decorating, my students are thrilled to get these tips and you may be, too! Manufacturers do have sales on home products that correspond with everything from… Continue reading Best Places and Best Times to Shop for Home Goods

How to Hang Art

What is the best height to hang art on a wall? Many people struggle with this question. Most people typically choose one oftwo options when hanging art – and both of them are incorrect! Many people hang pictures, wall hangings, mirrors, wreathes, and other types of wall art too high. Others do not give it… Continue reading How to Hang Art

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