Category: Tips and Tricks

Modernizing a Wood Paneled Room: 2024 Pasadena Showcase House
Brands, Home Furnishings, Interior Design, Tips and Tricks | May 10, 2024
Modernizing a Wood Paneled Room: 2024 Pasadena Showcase House

How do you modernize old wood paneling?  Modernizing a dark wood-paneled room can transform it from heavy and dated into a bright and inviting space that combines classic and contemporary elements. If the woodwork is in good shape and a wood worth saving , we always recommend restoration rather than painting. Once you paint, it is difficult to return the…

High Point Market Insiders Tour -Spring 2023
Tips and Tricks | January 25, 2023
High Point Market Insiders Tour -Spring 2023

It’s that time again.  High Point Market is right around the corner.  If you are a first time designer and have never been to market or you haven’t been to market in a while, your first stop should be the High Point Market Insiders Tour.  The market changes so quickly so attending the Insiders Tour will bring you up to date…

6 Things to Consider When Designing a His and Hers Master Closet
Design, Tips and Tricks | January 3, 2021
6 Things to Consider When Designing a His and Hers Master Closet

Designing a his and hers master closet can be a struggle for many couples. Howdo you make one space look both masculine and feminine at the same time?  How do you address the different storage needs?  When I took on the design for the Principal Suite for the Seasonal Living Designer Showhouse, I was presented with one very large space…

8 Ways to Make a Modern Bedroom Cozy and Inviting
Design, Tips and Tricks | January 2, 2021
8 Ways to Make a Modern Bedroom Cozy and Inviting

Previous Next How do you make a modern bedroom cozy when you are given a blank slate? How do you take a modern bedroom from drab to fab when what you want is a bedroom that is warm and inviting?  Modern spaces can come off as a bit cold, given the clean lines and lack of adornment that modern architecture…

Outdoor Living Spaces: Ideas for Outdoor Rooms
Tips and Tricks | May 2, 2020
Outdoor Living Spaces: Ideas for Outdoor Rooms

Outdoor Living Spaces The interest in outdoor living spaces is swiftly on the rise.  Each year as the weather gets warmer, homeowners gravitate to the outdoors to extend their living space and maximize their square footage.  Some opt to create a visually appealing space with potted plants and garden decor while others create intimate living rooms, only outdoors. During the…

Estimating Wallpaper Like A Pro -5 Easy Steps
Tips and Tricks | March 27, 2020
Estimating Wallpaper Like A Pro -5 Easy Steps

  What better time to learn a new skill than when we’re all home, practicing our social distancing? Most designers leave estimating wallpaper quantity to their paper hanger, but it’s not as difficult to do as you might think! With a little practice, you can do it yourself.

Navigating High Point Market Like a Pro
Tips and Tricks | February 6, 2020
Navigating High Point Market Like a Pro

Navigating High Point Market Like a Pro High Point Market Insider’s Tour, Fall 2019 Navigating High Point Market is not as difficult as one may think.  Are you attending for the first time, alone or a bit overwhelmed?  Fear no more – I’ll be leading another High Point Market Insiders Tour.  As always, it will be a busy market with…

High Point Market Insider's Tour - Spring 2019
Tips and Tricks | January 19, 2019
High Point Market Insider’s Tour – Spring 2019

Get the Inside Scoop on High Point Market High Point Market Insider’s Tour, Fall 2018 It’s that time again and we’re gearing up for High Point Market, which will be here before you know it.  As always, it will be a busy market with new introductions, panel discussions, networking events, parties, and of course the High Point Market Insider’s Tour,…

High Point Market Insider's Tour - Fall 2018
Events, Tips and Tricks | July 20, 2018
High Point Market Insider’s Tour – Fall 2018

An Insider’s Look at High Point Market It’s that time again and we’re gearing up for High Point Market, which will be here before you know it.  This will be a busier market than ever, with several key events going on. Panel discussions, networking, and sourcing new product.  However, my main event is the High Point Market Insider’s Tour, which…

6 Tips on Renovating a Luxury Kitchen in 4 Weeks | 2018 Pasadena Showcase House
Design, Tips and Tricks | June 25, 2018
6 Tips on Renovating a Luxury Kitchen in 4 Weeks | 2018 Pasadena Showcase House

First of all, this wasn’t just a run of the mill kitchen renovation.  This was the kitchen for the 2018 Pasadena Showcase House. Is it possible to renovate a luxury kitchen in 4 weeks?  You bet –  for the 2018 Pasadena Showcase House kitchen, we just went from down to the studs to a completed, luxury, showcase house kitchen –…

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