Virtual Home Staging and Design- The Pros and Cons

When it is time to sell our home, we all want to sell fast and for the highest price. One of the best ways to make that happen is to stage your home. Home staging uses decorating to highlight the home’s best features and helps buyers visualize how they can use the space while making an emotional connection with them so they can see themselves living there happily. When it comes to home staging, there are several ways to go about it. You can: Get a consultation with a professional home stager Read more [...]

6 Eco-Friendly Ideas for Your Next Home Remodeling Project

Whether you’re committed to reducing your carbon footprint or simply want a safe, healthy home for your family, eco-friendly remodeling is a smart choice. Eco-friendly home improvements save money and energy, and limit the amount of harmful toxins that enter your home. Eco-friendly homes also command a premium when it’s time to sell; according to the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, energy-efficient homes net 3.5% to 9% more per square foot than typical homes. As you plan your next remodel, Read more [...]

Tell Your Story with Global Style Interior Design

What is a Global Design Interior Design? Global styles are all about your worldly adventures and telling your story! They are usually very colorful, rich in bold designs and natural textures, patterns, colors and arts and crafts of various cultures. Each piece has a story and becomes a conversation starter.  Treasures are displayed without rules or grouping by the part of the world each piece is from. Antiques mix with modern pieces, and natural objects such as animal horns, plants and rocks add Read more [...]

My House is a Mess and I Don’t Know Where to Start

Is your house a mess and you don't know where to start when it comes to Interior Design or decorating? Do you wish your house felt like a sanctuary and the perfect place to relax? A place that is beautiful and feels so good there is no place you would rather be? Sometimes life gets so busy that it is hard to keep up with the clutter, the mess and before you know it, it has been so long since you redecorated that things look really outdated. You have a situation that feels overwhelming and you just Read more [...]

Beautiful Bohemian rugs and how to use them in your home

Ever wanted a beautiful Bohemian rug and wondered how to use it in your home? A great way to get the look of Bohemian style, Moroccan style, Turkish style, Modern, Vintage and other global design styles is with a beautiful area rug. It can become a focal point for your room and help guide the color scheme and your choices for accents and accessories such throw pillows, art, lighting and more. Here are some of my favorite Bohemian rugs with a few examples of how I have used them in some of my Read more [...]

How to Flip a House and Make a Profit

Have you dreamed how to flip a house and make a profit? The first step is buying a great property with good potential to make a return on your investment. Then it is important to invest wisely in your repairs and upgrades. Finally, prepare the home for sale by having it professionally staged, create great curb appeal, get professional photos and sell it fast and at the high end of the price range for similar homes before you have any price reductions. Invest Wisely We have all heard the Read more [...]

What’s Your Global Interior Design Style? Take the Quiz

What's Your Global Interior Design Style? Well, let's find out, shall we? You might be wondering, what is a global design style? What is a Global Design Style? Global styles are all about your worldly adventures and telling your story! They are usually very colorful, rich in bold designs and natural textures, patterns, colors and arts and crafts of various cultures. Each piece has a story and becomes a conversation starter.  Treasures are displayed without rules or grouping by the part of the Read more [...]

Get the Look- Bohemian Style

Bohemian style is a global design style. Global styles are all about your worldly adventures and telling your story! They are usually very colorful, rich in bold designs and natural textures,  and use patterns, colors and arts and crafts of various cultures. Each piece has a story and becomes a conversation starter. Treasures are displayed without rules or grouping by the part of the world each piece is from. Antiques mix with modern pieces, and natural objects such as animal horns, plants and rocks Read more [...]

Get the Look- Mexican Style

What is Mexican Style? Mexican interiors are full of color, are welcoming, warm and there is often a sense of playfulness and whimsy. A mix of colorful, exotic Spanish and Indian handcrafted items and practical things add old world charm. The furniture is made from solid wood or leather with designs from the Spanish and Mayan cultures. Most are made from pine, walnut and cherry. Sofas, beds and tables often have a rustic look. Rugs are usually hand woven and brightly colored. Multicolored cushions Read more [...]

How to Choose a Natural Stone for Kitchen Countertops

Countertops play two essentials roles in the kitchen: first, from a practical point of view, they make the kitchen space fully functional, and second, they serve an aesthetic purpose. Different people look for different things when choosing a kitchen countertop. Some place more importance on functionality, while others place the visual appeal of the material on the top of their list of priorities. Whatever group you belong in, natural stone offers the best of both worlds. Below, we will Read more [...]