Monday, January 22, 2018

Decorating the Children's Room?

A fun area rug can not only protect the floor or carpet under it but will also give the room some added interest or states the theme. Here it's Giraffes! Find rugs like this one at Wayfair.com
I admit...children's rooms are the most fun to decorate! From my own two children to the children of others, I have found that if you include their ideas and creativity  from the very beginning you get a better outcome!

Custom Bedding is my specialty. So if you can't find just what you want email me for a consult!
The d├ęcor possibilities are as endless as the child's own imagination, so why not let them be the "designer" from the get to!
This sophisticated pink and gold room is perfect for that grownup teen!
And when two children share the same room they can both create their own space within the larger space by using different bedding and other decor elements.
 
Color Consultations are worth the investment! We not only know the right color choices but we also know where or what surface to apply that color. We specialize in Benjamin Moore Paint colors!

To carry the furniture through years of use chose the best you can afford because children are notoriously hard on furniture! In fact, in some families, it's very likely that more than one child will use the same furniture so chose neutral furnishes instead of trendy colored ones.
The best part of making a room special to a child is to include them in the process and they will love it as much as you will for having provided it!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

2018 Trend Watch and Decorating Tips to Apply Them to Your Home



Decorating Tip: Don’t paint it white, let it be natural. Many reproductions of vintage rattan are creeping up everywhere. Use a rattan chair and ottoman in a traditional living room and watch the entire room become less serious! Add a large rattan chair at the head of the table and wow your guests, who will get to be queen for the evening? YOU!


It was certainly on trend last year in drapery fabrics and this year it’s expanded into upholstery goods as well. Decorating Tip: Use it as the main primary fabric in a room instead of the accent fabric. In keeping with the black, white and gray theme, by using it on a large sofa or arm chair the accent fabrics can be bold and bright to make a statement.
 

No color on the color wheel has more positive physiological benefits than blue! In velvet or suede it means business, in cotton or linen it means casual elegance and in menswear wool it means smart! Decorator Tip: An indigo blue element accent within a room gives it a sparkle. So if your room is drab and lacking luster give it a bit of Indigo as a lamp base, a large bowl on the table or a throw rug!
Use this old stand-by to update any surface. Not all of us can just trade out our tile kitchens with beautiful slabs of Italian Marble! But we can get the “look” by installing large marble tiles on the backsplashes. Decorator Tip: Marble wallpaper can be impressively realistic, install it in a small powder room for a luxurious look! You can also purchase small accent tables with marble bases and tops to add as a bedside table instead of the big chunky wood one! It’s a sure solution to updating any space!
Final Decorating Tip: Call a decorator to update your space if you don’t have the time or energy to do so! We watch trends, we know our business, and we know instinctively how to “re-style” a space without breaking the bank!