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Quick Crown Molding Paint Question

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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I recently received a letter from a reader questioning if she should paint her crown molding the same color as the ceiling paint color, the trim color or the wall color to make the ceiling look taller and NOT look lower.

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I did not have a picture of her room to base my advice on but

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Good Tip When Decorating Your Mantel

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

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I think you will agree that the best-looking mantels are when you walk into the room and the mantel makes a visual impact even from a distance.

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I always suggest accessories to be large to make any kind of impression. If your accessories are too small and you can not see what they are

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Creating Architectural Details

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

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One reference book that I look at often for ideas and inspiration is “Decorating With Architectural Details:

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I love this book because it is a great reference for architectural styles, resources and well written, easy to follow basic information to help the homeowner

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Using Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

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Do you use the traditional red and green colors for your Christmas decorating? Do you ever consider trying a different non-traditional color palette for your home?

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Some of my favorite colors I have seen are white, hot pink, silver, turquoise and lime. I think

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Working With Existing Kitchen Tile

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

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Like many of us working on a room redesign, my friend Rosie from Texas has been updating her kitchen in steps as money and time allows. Here is the original kitchen where we started:

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Since Rosie has always dreamed of a white kitchen, her first project was to paint her dark cabinets with

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Easy Bedroom Update

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

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One of the easiest, least expensive and quickest way to update your bedroom is so simple, you will wonder why you did not think of it yourself!

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If you are still living with a matching dresser and mirror set that you purchased over ten years ago, it is time to get rid of that matchy-match

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