Six easy steps to decorate any room

I thought I would take a moment to discuss the way I approach creating a welcoming room. This approach works regardless of which room in your home you are working on. I believe that this information is the foundation of good interior design. Other designers may approach this process differently but this is what works…

Maryland Life features The Welcome Home

Maryland Life Magazine featured on of my projects in the February issue. The clients are a young family in Hanover, Maryland. They recently bought a newly built home and asked me to help them add some personality and character. We started by adding recessed halogen lights in the living room, wall sconces in the dining…

Decorating budgets

The most common question I get asked is “How much will this room cost?” ¬†Setting your decorating budget is always a challenge for homeowners. They may have a set amount of money put aside but they have no idea how much things cost or how to allocate the money so that everything gets done. I…

Getting ready for holiday guests!

Serene guest bedroom

As the holidays approach, many of us are preparing to have overnight guests. I thought this would be a good time to re-publish my post where I share my tips for creating a welcoming guest room. I have made some changes to this space recently and will try to share pictures soon along with the…

Amazing Powder Room Project

I just completed a powder room project for my clients and we are all thrilled! We used a dynamic, graphic wallpaper by Flavor Paper in Brooklyn, NY. I combined it with traditional board and batten trim molding in an unexpected color. To offset all of the angles, we chose a round mirror. The lighting, vanity…

Original art inspired by Italia

I finally made a decision about the pictures I took in Italy. I spent some time organizing them and thinking about what my first pieces of original art would be. I chose three detail pictures of capitals from Pompeii as well as a shot I took from underneath the larger forum in Pompeii. The capitals…