Birds of a Feather- What Birds Can Teach Us About Designing the Perfect Room 3

Previously, I showed you how flat lays create endless possibilities for creating a perfect space and three flat lays inspired by bird feathers. Birds provide endless inspiration for creating beautiful designs with the intricate patterns,  colors, and textures of their feathers! Flat Lay #1- The Forest In my article Birds of a Feather- What Birds Can Teach Us About Designing the Perfect Room, I shared a design for the first flat lay, inspired by realistic photo art of Pintail duck and eagle Read more [...]

Create an Exotic Global Style Living Room with a Gorgeous Blue Rug

Bohemian style celebrates warm earthy colors, metals and jewel tones. Bohemian decor often uses deep browns, greens, grays or other neutral colors for base colors, then accessorizes with saturated purple, fiery orange, and electric blue and other jewel tones. Bohemian style lovers are often carefree, dislike rules and want to follow their heart’s desire! Do you like vintage furniture and light fixtures, globally inspired textiles and rugs, and love displaying your collections of cool things Read more [...]

Birds of a Feather- What Birds Can Teach Us About Designing the Perfect Room 2

Previously, I showed you how flat lays create endless possibilities for creating a perfect space and three flat lays inspired by bird feathers. Birds provide endless inspiration for creating beautiful designs with the intricate patterns,  colors, and textures of their feathers! In my article Birds of a Feather- What Birds Can Teach Us About Designing the Perfect Room, I shared some ideas for one of those flat lays inspired by realistic photo art of Pintail duck and eagle feathers. I designed Read more [...]

Are You Attached to an Ugly House? Six Tips to Set Yourself Free

This week I had a design consultation that gave me a lot of insights into why people have ugly houses. Attachment, attachment, attachment! Let it all go. In my personal transformation classes, I learned that attachment to people, things, outcomes, etc. is the cause of most of our suffering. We stress over outcomes and how people behave. We try to control things because we get “attached” to an end result we want. We expect people to behave a certain way because we are attached to our beliefs Read more [...]

I Learned to Solve All My Interior Design Problems by Dancing-Distractions Ruin Everything

I Learned to Solve All My Interior Design Problems by Dancing-Distractions Ruin Everything. Remove clutter, visual disparity and consider yourself part of the design. Do you enjoy the look, feel, and smell of your space? Read more [...]

A Flat Lay is a Bird’s Eye View of a lot of Magic Possibilities About to Unfold Before You

A flat lay is a bird's eye view of a lot of magic possibilities about to unfold before you. At its simplest, it is a picture of objects arranged on a flat surface being viewed from above. But it is so much more! When used in Interior Design, a flat lay creates endless possibilities for creating a perfect space. A flat lay is an idea filled with possibilities. As an example, here is a flat lay I created that was inspired by the beauty of Pintail duck and eagle feathers. Being a wildlife biologist Read more [...]

Edesign- A Trip to Your Perfect Space in a Ferrari Instead of a Stage Coach

By now, you have probably heard of Edesign, which is sometimes called online Interior Design or Virtual Design. It is a fast way to work together with your favorite designer to create your perfect space.People put off creating their perfect space for the right time, the right house, the right budget, the right whatever. Before you know it, it has never happened and you have lost such a great chance to improve your life. Why not make it happen now?Edesign is one way to get there fast. It is a collaboration Read more [...]

What Make’s Your Mother’s Day?

Another year has passed and Mother's Day is coming up in a week. What are you going to do to make your Mother's day?My mom is 92 and I have mentioned before, she at the point in her life where she is not interested in collecting more things, so I am more careful about what I can give her. Often it is flowers or a gift card to a local book store.  I am not sure yet what this years gift will be. How about you? What are you going to do to make your Mother's day?  Read more [...]

Ways to Use Sherwin Williams 2021 Color of the Year- Urbane Bronze

As  a certified color strategist, I get  excited when the leading paint brands announce their color of the year,  so I can  dream about exciting ways to use it in a new design.When I first saw Sherwin William's color of the year for 2021, “Urbane Bronze", I was unsure how I felt about it. Browns are nice to work with, rather serene and a color of nature so nice to "bring the outside in". Sherwin Williams 2021 Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze. Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Black, White and Shades of Gray

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my recent series of blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, Complimentary, Diad, Triad, Tetrad, Split-Complimentary and Double Complimentary.Today, lets talk about using black, white and shades of gray.  To catch up on these other color schemes see my articles Celebrate Your Favorite Color- Go Monochromatic and Create Read more [...]