#diy, Affordable, Interior Design

7 Critical Interior Design Elements

In today's post, I share seven essential elements of interior design, which together create the mood and functionality of a space. The seven design elements are Space, Line, Shape, Color, Texture, Pattern, and Light. Together, they make up the style and feel of a room. There is a lot of room for interpretation and expression… Continue reading 7 Critical Interior Design Elements

Affordable, Interior Design

Lessons Learned – Design Mistakes

Have you ever found the perfect piece and then brought it home, only to realize it is not the right size or color? It happens to the best of us. It is disappointing and frustrating to have to bring it back to the store and stand in line to return it. It can also shake… Continue reading Lessons Learned – Design Mistakes

Affordable, Color Design, Interior Design

Color Magic

Color is a great way to establish the mood of a room - bright or dark, joyful or solemn, dramatic or casual, edgy or serene. You can use color to fool the eye, making small rooms seem more spacious, and large rooms seem more intimate. Please note that adding a wonderful, exciting color scheme does… Continue reading Color Magic

renovation, Affordable, Organizing

Storage, Glorious Storage!

I have not had a garage for the vast majority of my adult life, so out of necessity, I have become creative with storage solutions. The best piece of advice I can give you is to reduce the amount of stuff you own. Simply put, just keep the stuff that you actually use. You might… Continue reading Storage, Glorious Storage!

Affordable, Interior Design, Organizing

Six Tricks to Organize your Closet and Rock Your Personal Style

You are simply fabulous, so shouldn't your wardrobe reflect that fact? One of my favorite authors, Shira Gill (Minimalista) says it best, "Once you curate your closet to reflect who you are and where you want to go, you'll show up in the world as a more present, intentional, and confident version of yourself. No… Continue reading Six Tricks to Organize your Closet and Rock Your Personal Style

Affordable, Interior Design, renovation

Finishing Touches

There are a lot of special touches in the Coastal Modern remodel, including a new front door, a fireplace update, artwork, and lots of plants. Entry The damaged front door was replaced with a fiberglass, hurricane rated door. The door hardware was also replaced with a medium-priced option from the Home Depot. Finally, I provided… Continue reading Finishing Touches

Affordable, Architecture, Color Design, Interior Design, renovation

Develop Your Design Eye

In this post, I share three guidelines that professional Interior Designers use to create beautiful spaces. You will learn how function gets you started, then move on to creating the right mood, and finally how to create beautiful spaces that are harmonious. If you have found lots of inspiration in Interior Design Magazines and websites,… Continue reading Develop Your Design Eye

Affordable, Interior Design

Striptease Anyone?

The developers were building this gorgeous Modern home in our last neighborhood, but when they put in a bathroom without window treatments, I joked, "What time is the show?" It turns out they installed windows that turn translucent when privacy is needed. If your window treatment budget is a bit more modest, you will find… Continue reading Striptease Anyone?

Affordable, Color Design, Interior Design

Beautiful Spaces on a Budget

Maybe you have $20,000 or more to furnish and decorate your living room, but most folks can not afford to spend that much on their entire house, let alone one room. This post will show you how to beautifully decorate your space on a budget. Photo by Designecologist on Pexels.com Affordable Furniture These Tableau Collection… Continue reading Beautiful Spaces on a Budget

Affordable, Bathroom Design

Great Tips for a Beautiful and Tidy Bathroom

I love our house and garden, especially when it looks tidy. It might not be perfectly clean, but it looks pretty darn good. I wanted to share five smart and attractive ways to always have a beautiful bathroom. Tidy Tips Buy towels with colors and/or patterns on both sides. That way no matter how your… Continue reading Great Tips for a Beautiful and Tidy Bathroom