Editing is not just for writers

I just became aware of a fabulous company called The Home Edit. Two ladies, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, run this business where they help people get organized and create lovely, functional spaces. They have a great Instagram presence (#TheHomeEdit) and a new show on Netflix with the same name. What they do is reallyContinue reading “Editing is not just for writers”

“Does this make my butt look big?”

The answer is all about scale. I mean if he asks you that question, and he’s 6 foot 4 and has a huge bulky sweater on, then in comparison, his butt would probably look pretty proportionate in those jeans. Well, in interior design, it’s pretty much the same thing. You start with a blank roomContinue reading ““Does this make my butt look big?””

Dictionary of 14 Home Architectural Styles

One thing that totally intimidated me when I first got into real estate was learning the names of the different styles of homes (ie: craftsman, colonial, ranch, etc) and which builders had built the different subdivisions in my town. “I’m looking for a craftsman” or “Who built these?” were dreaded statements for me until IContinue reading “Dictionary of 14 Home Architectural Styles”

Wow without breaking the bank

I love having my mind blown by amazing interiors. I absolutely love when I see something new that is unexpected. I often wonder if given the opportunity to let the creative winds blow where they may that I could come up with a space like this: …or this: Those two beautiful spaces are full ofContinue reading “Wow without breaking the bank”

“WOW!” aka a post about decluttering

Have you ever looked at a home for sale that has been staged? What is the first thing you notice (besides how amazing it looks)? The bookshelves aren’t full of books and picture frames. There is a total of like 2 large pieces of furniture in every bedroom. You could count the number of knickContinue reading ““WOW!” aka a post about decluttering”

Why It Works

Most of us “decorate” over a period of, oh, say, forever. It’s not like we start with a completely empty house and then, BAM! In one fell swoop we fill it with stuff. Our home is filled with a mixed bag of how we acquired things: that bookshelf that we got in college; the tableContinue reading “Why It Works”

How to pick paint colors

I believe each house and its inhabitants, and the vibe they create together, need to be heavily considered when choosing what color(s) to paint the inside of the home. I also believe that when choosing what color to paint the outside of the home, the style of the building, the neighborhood and its natural surroundingsContinue reading “How to pick paint colors”

Magazine Clippings

I love looking at decorating blogs and websites. But there is just something about being able to tear a page out of a magazine and glue it into a book to look at. It’s tangible. It’s memorable. I have a “scrapbook” of magazine scraps I have collected from my collection of interior design and homeContinue reading “Magazine Clippings”

Untrained

I know I’m not alone. There are hundreds of thousands of us who aspire and would even venture to call ourselves “untrained interior designers” because we know we have the “eye”. I think it is wonderful that so many of us share the same passion and the same dream. Besides wanting to be an astronaut,Continue reading “Untrained”