Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Magazine De-Cluttering Tip!

If you have a lot of magazines or newspapers you’ve been saving for one or two articles, this solution is for you: For under $20, get a nice 3-ring binder and some plastic sleeves, tear out the articles you want … Continue reading

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“Live” Plant Tip

If you have a room with limited sunlight, but still want to have the look of something “live”, try these preserved topiaries – they are natural boxwood plants, and will last for years and years with no maintenance at all! … Continue reading

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First Steps in the Kitchen

When planning your Kitchen, the first step is allocating work areas: when you first walk in, there should be a place to SET DOWN and STORE groceries (pantry, fridge), then an area for PREP work (lots of counter space, kitchen … Continue reading

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Pillow Tip

Decorative Pillows are a great way to bring a pop of color to a room. But make sure to use the right scale: if you have a sofa over 7′-8′ long, you can get larger pillows at 22″ square, and … Continue reading

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Snowy Day Tip

Stuck home on a snowy day? Why not make it productive? Grab some coffee and take on a small home project: clean out some kitchen cabinets, your linen/broom closet or purge some extra clothes to bring to your favorite charity … Continue reading

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Rug Tip

When buying rugs for high-traffic areas like the foyer, in front of the sink in the Kitchen and especially in the Bathroom with your bath mats, always buy TWO! That way when one is in the laundry or being cleaned, … Continue reading

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Design, Sans Color

OK, most of the time, I’m all about color. The more saturated, the better. Many times, the root of one of my designs is a color that the client likes, and we can take that in a bunch of different … Continue reading

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How to Hang Art

Here is one I get asked all the time. Displaying artwork in a way that is pleasing to the eye is one of those things that takes a little time to do, and once you get it right – you … Continue reading

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Fastidious, yet Fabulous Painting Tips

I’ve actually seen people freak out over paint color, in the bad way. “Oh my God, it doesn’t look like the chip in the store!! Oh my God! What the hell??” Generally, when I see people picking paint colors and … Continue reading

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Decorating for Entertaining

I’ve been to a lot of parties this summer for a variety of occasions: birthdays, holidays, and a lot for no reason other than to have a get-together with friends. Many are memorable for lots of reasons, but the ones … Continue reading

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