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

Fall Into the Warm Color Palette

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

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

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

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

Monochromatic Rooms Need Texture

How do you make a monochromatic design more appealing? Monochromatic – from the Latin for “one color” – is a timeless look that’s easy to pull off, especially for those who are challenged by interior decoration. Pick a color, any color, and use various tints (white added to the color), tones (gray added to the color), or… Continue reading Monochromatic Rooms Need Texture

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