You’re probably wondering why I am writing a post about shopping for home decor scores on Amazon when I own a store. Sounds crazy, right? But the truth is that we all shop on Amazon and that is the new reality. I don’t have everything in my store that folks want or need,...Read More
With a few spring cleaning tips and some light, summer decorating ideas, you can look forward to an easy, breezy summer ahead.
Invest in a little work now, then kick back in a cleaner, lighter and brighter environment for summertime enjoyment and relaxation. I don’t always...Read More
I have been in a perpetual state of picking the right white paint for the last two years, it seems.
Now, it really hasn’t been two WHOLE years and, to be fair, it was three paints for three different locations. And, let me also preface this whole discussion with…there is no right...Read More
How to hang art is easier than it sounds. We love to do it for our clients as a finishing touch to design projects.
The service we provide most for clients is our redesign day where we reimagine and restyle the homeowner’s existing furniture, accessories and art. If there’s...Read More
We sometimes get gentlemen design clients who ask for comfortable bachelor pad ideas that are also attractive to women.
This is achievable by combining the right masculine touches with a nod to femininity that won’t overwhelm the bachelor. Many soft good design pieces (pillows,...Read More
There is one fierce bunch of estrogen fueling the local economy and beautifying the homes of Raleigh.
If there is one thing I learned when I developed the idea of Design District Raleigh, it is that ladies are doing the lion’s share of antique stores in Raleigh. Five years ago,...Read More
I am generally not a fan of these lists as I prefer to promote the time-honored, not trends.
This year since there are so many 2018 home decor trends that border on classic, I would be remiss not to embrace them. So many folks have written on this subject in the weeks prior and I have compiled...Read More
Collections. We all have them but how do we make them look cohesive rather than a jumble of mismatched bric-a-brac?
When consulting with our clients we often provide redesign services where we use existing décor, restyling their home with fresh eyes. In particular, collections compiled...Read More
I have been thinking a lot lately about the tiny house craze and stealing ideas for multi functional furniture from these minuscule masterpieces.
Even if you live in a larger home or perhaps are downsizing to a smaller but not so tiny house, there are still very practical ideas for multi...Read More
Hiring a professional and going through the interior design process may seem like a daunting idea to some.
Maybe you’ve always done it yourself and you have a good eye? Perhaps you feel like a cop-out because you are too busy or need a little hand-holding? Maybe the myriad of ideas...Read More
Everyone wants attractive, perfectly curated bookshelves these days....Read More
I don’t know about you but I am weary of the big box store interiors, devoid of color.
Or the Gospel according to RH (that’s Restoration Hardware), as I like to call it. These in-store vignettes imply that Belgian linen, grey and books unnaturally wrapped in all-white covers...Read More
One of our favorite go-to items is a multi functional console table which can serve up many options.
Don’t let its pretty exterior fool you. This investment piece is plenty practical too and we call this multi functional console table a “lifer.” This piece is...Read More
Alright folks, we’re going back in time today to the 1970s, 1978 to be exact, and a peek at decorating with dark walls.
We recently came across an Architectural Digest book called Read More
So you’ve finally found the perfect lamp for your living room. Choosing the right lampshade to complement your new lamp is just as important as the lamp itself.
You wouldn’t put on a nice outfit for work in the morning and pair it with sneakers, would you?...Read More
Let’s be honest…who doesn’t love a good gallery wall?
Whether full of family photos, funky flea market finds, or original art, they always catch the eye and are a great way to fill empty wall space (not to mention they’re all over the pages of every home magazine and...Read More
Behind the scenes at a photo shoot…
…it’s hectic, often a scramble to clean up, but mostly loads of fun. We had two fast and furious days, shooting six houses in total. We strive to have the houses look as though someone lives there but we don’t want them...Read More