Part of my job as an interior designer is to keep an eye on emerging trends. I use that knowledge when I am selecting colors and products for my clients homes. Most of the projections phase in over time so you may not notice the subtle differences until it is a full blown trend. My goal … More Design Trends 2014
It’s that time of year when we realize that the house is getting dark earlier. This leaves us with shorter days and lower energy levels. Here are a few tips to help you avoid the Midwest winter blues. Be sure to have multiple sources of light for each room. Add dimmers for versatility and easy … More Lighting Check Up for Fall/Winter Days
This summers Las Vegas Furniture Market was a welcome mix of classic traditions along with colorful updates. The new product introductions along with design trend indicators create a worthwhile mix that helps direct our attention to the freshest looks in design. Trend: Color that Captures: Japiur introduced so many beautiful area rugs that are so … More Design Trends from Las Vegas Market
Extend your Living Space Whether you are looking for a shady retreat or a discovery garden for you and the children, you will enhance your property and its value by creating attractive outdoor living spaces. Get Inspired Collect pictures of outdoor spaces, visit your garden center and decide on the activities you would like … More Top 5 Design Tips for Outdoor Living
It is such fun being invited to create a summer tabletop display for this weekends Celebrate Summer Event. My thoughts immediately went to creating a relaxing evening with friends in my imaginary French Country Garden. I love the idea of welcoming guests with the lush blooms and soothing colors of hydrangeas set against crisp white … More Celebrate Summer
My chilly gray Chicago morning just had a sudden turn around when I received the news about the new Trina Turk fabric collection for Schumacher. I was already thinking about swimsuit season and picking out something new, now I know it will be a Trina Turk pattern on me and my new lawn furniture. … More Good Morning Color!