Tag: interior decorating

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…

Create the perfect master bedroom

The top 5 things to create the best master bedroom:   1. Lighting Spread it around. A good rule of thumb is one on each night stand, One on top of your long, low dresser plus a ceiling fixture. If your room is dark you may want to add more but this works for most…

Inspiration, Epiphanies and a Fresh Start

I am a blogger who does not blog. Why? Because I have lost my spark. The spark of creativity, the spark of confidence that my perspective is unique and interesting. I have gotten bogged down in thinking every blog post has to be perfect. It has to educate and show wisdom. It has to be…

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…