Interiors

Creating Symmetry in Your Home

Symmetry is one of the oldest tricks in the design books. The charm of symmetry is its permanent power to please because it balances the tensions of the eye.  Our eye and hand tend to discover objects from side to side, not from top to…

Opening Your Eyes to Needed Change

People become blind to the eyesores in their homes because often they've spent huge amounts of money on things that are obviously so wrong.  It is embarrassing and upsetting to buy a pair of expensive wing chairs and have them custom upholstered only to discover,…

Shut the Front Door!

The front entrance to your home creates a first impression and a home that is clean and well cared for leaves a lasting, positive impression. The front door is quite literally the first thing that welcomes guests into your home and yet exterior doors are…

The Essential Wingback Chair

Few pieces of furniture make a statement like the wingback chair- they're striking, sensible, and versatile, and can be used in so many ways around your home. Wingback chairs have been around since the 17th century and were designed for functional purposes, the wings on the side…

Kathleen’s Decorating Tip #3

Layer Your Lighting When thinking about the flow of space, ambiance, and atmosphere in your home, lighting can be one of the most fundamental elements. Beautiful interiors have a variety of lighting for different times of the day, tasks or moods. Take a layered approach…

Kathleen’s Tip No. 1

Establish a Color Scheme Creating a whole home color palette will make your decorating choices easier and help connect one room to the next, creating a home that flows.  The first step is creating a color palette. Color is very personal, so choose colors that speak…

Brass is Back

If you wait long enough, everything comes back in style. Yes, brass is back.  But not the shiny brass you may remember from the 80s. The "new" brass is much more understated and luxurious. Aged gold, champagne gold, satin gold, there are so many different…
Bookcase vignette

How to Create a Beautiful Bookcase Vignette

Your bookshelves tell your story with a glimpse into your character, personality, travels, passions, interests, and family. There’s an art to creating a perfectly styled bookshelf. We have some tips to help you achieve a beautifully layered yet balanced look. And it's easier than you…