The Console Table & Sofa Table

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Furniture, Interior Design, Tips
The Console Table & Sofa Table

What is the difference between a Console Table and a Sofa Table? The terms describe the same basic piece of furniture. A wide table that is shallow in depth, and roughly table or desk height. They can have legs, sides, or pedestals for support and can also have shelves or stretchers below the top surface…Read More

Identifying Your Decorating Style

Identifying Your Decorating Style

Some people very clearly know what they like and do not like when it comes to decorating their home. While others do not have a clue where to begin or even know what they like. If you are one of the later, you may be encouraged knowing that you are in the majority. Most people…Read More

Our Favorite Paint Colors

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Colors, Tips
Our Favorite Paint Colors

In our last blog post we discussed how to select the best paint color for your space. This week we are sharing some of our all-time favorite paint colors. We have a very strong like for Benjamin Moore’s Classic Collection. These are the older more muted paint colors and different from their Color Preview Collection…Read More

Selecting the Best Paint Color

Selecting the Best Paint Color

As designers we are often asked to fix people’s paint mistakes. We frequently hear, “I thought __________ (fill in a color) would look good in this room, but when it went up on the walls it just looked awful.” Many times the color family selected is right, but not the specific color. For instance yellow…Read More

Tips on Accessorizing Your Home

Tips on Accessorizing Your Home

Accessorizing your home can be a daunting task. We have seen people build entire homes and have clear opinions of what they want when it comes to their space plans, overall style, kitchen design, bathrooms and furniture.  Yet that same person sometimes does not have a clue what to do with their shelves and surfaces…Read More

Designing with Rugs

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in Design Trends, Living Room, Tips
Designing with Rugs

Do you know the difference between a rug and a carpet? Carpet is broadloom, usually woven at twelve feet wide by any length and on a long roll. Carpet is meant to be installed wall-to-wall, although it can be cut into a rug. Rugs are woven to a specific size and can be bordered or…Read More

Ceilings – What’s Up?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Design Trends, Tips
Ceilings – What’s Up?

What’s happening on your ceiling, a whole lot of nothing? Do not worry you are not alone. It is the most forgotten and least designed space in the home. We call it the forgotten 6th plane. A room usually has six sides; four walls, a floor and a ceiling. We concentrate on the flooring materials…Read More

The Art of Arranging Furniture

The Art of Arranging Furniture

One of the many tasks Interior Designers are called upon to do is layout furniture within a space. Designers study and practice space planning furniture within a room and they develop these skills to a point that upon entering a room they can usually instinctually see two or three arrangements in their head. It is…Read More

Bathroom Design Trends

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Bathroom, Design Trends, Tips
Bathroom Design Trends

What is going on in the bathroom these days that hasn’t been going on for centuries?   The answer: a lot!! We have been seeing some definite trends over the past few years that are continuing to gain momentum. Here are our top picks. • Showers are Getting Larger The shower is becoming a Zen like spa…Read More

Kitchen Design Basics

Kitchen Design Basics

Where does one begin to plan a new kitchen? Clearly a space plan is needed and we recommend starting with appliances. Where are they? How far apart are they? How many are there? Which ones? And what sizes? These are all key questions that will need to be answered. Designers used to think in terms…Read More

Lighting for the Aging Eye in a Residential Setting [Guest Blogger]

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Design Trends, Guest Blogger, Tips, Tips & Tricks
Lighting for the Aging Eye in a Residential Setting [Guest Blogger]

GUEST BLOGGER :: David Rodstein of Rodstein Design Forget the chandelier or sconce with candelabra bulbs to increase lighting for task. It is lighting to be looked at only. Increasing the number of bulbs and their wattage only creates disabling glare. If the space warrants, do without. One will need higher light levels to read. Aimable table, floor…Read More

Interior Designers and their Obsession with Details

Interior Designers and their Obsession with Details

Last week we talked about custom versus off-the-rack. As a continuation of that discussion, one thing to consider when doing custom work is the many number of details one can incorporate into your design. They say “God is in the Details” or “the Devil is in the Details”. In the interior design profession it’s definitely…Read More

Bold Color Ceilings

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Tips
Bold Color Ceilings

Here is a great article about using bold ceiling colors: Heads-Up Hues: 10 Bold Ceiling Colors Architecture, interior design, and more ∨Use the help of top home decorators to select matching nightstands and new lamp shades for your own bedroom design. Search for a fun counter stool, clock, sectional and storage dresser to spice up…Read More

Is an interior ever truly completed?

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Tips
Is an interior ever truly completed?

While working on submissions for the Interior Design Awards recently, I began to think about this question. The submitted projects for the design competition had to have been completed within a certain period of time. But is that the real world? Some interiors take years to finish and some never are. As a designer, I…Read More