Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Don't overlook lighting! It's the  jewelry of your home. Quality lighting is an easy fix in upgrading and updating a room. I absolutely love doing lighting consultations. I often change out inexpensive outdated builder fixtures to something wonderful that reflects the style of the homeowner. ELK Lighting is my newest lighting distributor. They offer a vast selection of quality fixtures. When you send us pictures of your space we'll create a lighting plan for you from our many vendors. We'll save you time and money! (

The Riley pendant has an updated restoration feel. Hang it over the dining table or kitchen island. It  also works well in a foyer with high ceilings. (available in satin nickel)

Hemispheres is an elegant 4 bulb chandelier that adds timeless elegance to this kitchen. Additionally it's available in an 8 bulb chandelier in polished nickel or bronze. 

Amherst Chandelier

The Amherst 6 bulb chandelier sets off this very traditional dining room. It's framed in antique bronze with hand blown glass. The collection includes a wall scone, semi flush ceiling fixture and pendants.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Color Red

"What's Inspiring me?"

I recently binge watched the hit show, "This is Us". After a few episodes I realized how much I was drawn to the red walls in Randall and Beth's kitchen. It inspired me!  I also couldn't get enough of the big red knobs on the Wolf range. I found out they can be changed out for a different look.   Although white kitchens are still trending I'm ready for something new. This one fits the bill.

 What a beautiful merlot red gloss in a contemporary kitchen. The cool white backsplash and  stainless hardware pop the cabinets for a bold statement!

Benjamin Moore - 2018 Color of the year - Caliente - AF290
I can't wait to use caliente as an accent color for a daring client. Could that be you?

Friday, September 1, 2017

Restaurant Decor

When it comes to restaurant decor DeAfghanan in downtown Fremont, CA offers a glimpse into old Kabul.  Wall murals of mountains are painted with muted colors on stucco.  A beautiful patina on an antique wood door frames the entrance. The space is intimate and comfortable.  Service is hospitable and the food is beyond excellent... fresh and authentic.  I can't wait to go back!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Stage It

Thou it may currently be a buyer's market.. staging works.  It's not quite like decorating but showing your house in the best light possible has proven to make for a quick sale at a higher price. This dining room in the DC metro suburbs is the traditional style of the region. Using the current homeowner's furniture I moved the room toward transitional. The wall color  (SW6171 Chatroom) was changed. A new table and light fixture  were brought in to  updated the look.  

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Custom Drapes - Faux Silk

Custom drapes pull a room together in a big way. These drapes are poly faux silk. .. available in many colors! All drapes are fully lined. You can select a trim band...this one is a chocolate Greek key trim or a contrasting fabric band. Email your window measurements.  We'll send you a quote and fabric samples!