Kathleen’s Tips

Kathleen’s Design Tip #7

Scale and Color Juxtaposition To achieve a harmonious scale in your home, it is important to understand the power of color juxtaposition.  Color has a huge influence on scale.  White and light colors have the power to enlarge objects or a space visually, while dark…

Kathleen’s Design Tip #6

Three Is Better Than Two When hanging objects on a wall, one over another, three is better than two.  You can hang five, but not four. The eye wants to focus on something interesting, not the lines created by the negative space between the objects…

Kathleen’s Design Tip #5

When decorating our homes most of us know what we like but the challenge is often how to pull it all together. Scale and proportion, two very common interior design terms, are what make a home or room warm and inviting- and neither one costs a…

Kathleen’s Tip #4

Adding Color to a Room If you feel your room is in need of a little zing - try adding a little color to your decor without picking up a paintbrush. I think adding a pop of color against a timeless neutral backdrop can be…

9 Lemons in a Bowl

Your energy is the most important thing in the world.  Our homes should be a place to rejuvenate ourselves with regular doses of positive energy.  Negative energy has a way of sneaking into our homes via TV, telephones, newspapers, computers, visitors and those “negative” conversations we…

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 Decorating Tip #2

Start a Collection Saturdays are great days for yard sales and it got me thinking of this inexpensive decorating tip- starting a collection.  If you find that your home consists of a hodgepodge of collectibles scattered around a room, maybe it's time to refocus.   For example, it's…

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…