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DIY PROJECT: Brenna's Paper Capiz Shell Chandelier

DIY PROJECT: Brenna's Paper Capiz Shell Chandelier

7 Major Interior Design & Decorating Trends Of The 1950s

7 Major Interior Design & Decorating Trends Of The 1950s

DIY Faux Capiz Shell Pendant

DIY Faux Capiz Shell Pendant

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Designed Q and A: What can I do with this long wall?

I recently did an online consultation for a homeowner who was frustrated with her view of this long wall from the kitchen. She felt like it looked very hodge podge and wanted to see how she could pull it together. 

Click through to find out what I advised her to do.

Add Mouldings To Bring Some Drama, But Be Careful!

Most of the time, I’m a little anti-moulding around here. The reason why is because builders tend to add mouldings just to impress buyers and oftentimes in this area, they’ll add them to Mediterranean or Tuscan style houses and just about any suburban home without considering transitions or appropriate style.

Read on to see some examples.

Update Your Tuscan Style Home With Tips From A Popular California Restaurant

How is it that Californians have this style update for a Mediterranean house right and we Texans don’t?

We have a proliferation of “Texas Tuscan” style around here in the suburbs of Houston. Find out how YOU can update the Mediterranean look in your home.

Bedrooms - Change out the wood headboard for a softer, more luxurious look

One of my favorite suggestions for clients wanting to redo their bedrooms, is to do an upholstered headboard or bed. Check out some we've done for projects and some that you can shop for online yourself.

Is This A Backsplash Question OR An Overall Kitchen Design Question?

I'm sharing more kitchen backsplash advice for a Designed in a Click client today. Check out this scenario and see if it's a dilemma you have in your kitchen.

ABSTRACT - A Must See Netflix Series For Design Lovers

Calling all design lovers! Looking for your next Netflix series to watch? I've got a good one here with a mini rundown on all the episodes with some inspiring quotes, gleaned from my own binge-watch. 

5 Lovely Red Paint Colors And How To Use Them

There were days, not too long ago, when we painted dining rooms in deep, rich reds to work with a rich, Tuscan style. That’s not happening much anymore.

Reds are getting used in new and different ways today and I’m sharing some gorgeous red paint colors with some interesting ways to incorporate them into your home.

How I Can't Live Without My Interior Design Studio

As you may know, we’re moving next week. Eeeek!

We’ve been going through samples and files and stuff for the last month in preparation for our new slimmed-down design studio that will only house products we want to use for the type of projects we love to work on.

Before this move, I really had to evaluate my studio and how it served me. 

Another Kitchen Backsplash Dilemma Solved

The reader question I'm featuring today is from a homeowner who was right about her kitchen backsplash. I just had to help her with a small detail.

Check out this backsplash design advice and see if it applies to any of your installation scenarios.

We're Moving! And My 2017 Biz Goals

There's so much happening right now that I almost let January slip by without revisiting my business goals. :-)

I've been meaning to publish these, since I know there are lots of designers that read this blog and I always like to hear other designers being honest about their businesses. So, finally, I'm screeching in right at the end of January to share what's up. Well, it's February, but who's counting.