• Ceiling Decorating Ideas

    Did you know that ceilings are the new walls? It's almost 2013..... the year of the ceiling. So when you think about decorating a room in the new year.....just look up! I have decorated ceilings before. I've added decorative ceiling medallions and painted ceilings and added moldings...
  • Decorate Like Nate Berkus

    How would you like to decorate like Nate Berkus? While the TV personality is known for his charm and talent, there are a few designer tricks you can borrow from his most recent spread in Architectural Digest. His New York home is totally chic and thoroughly eclectic. His quirky palette is mostly masculine...
  • Bathroom Lighting Basics for a Home Decor Refresh

    January has been Back to Basics month. We've covered the fundamentals of lighting in every room of the home and we've saved the best for last: the bathroom. Lighting basics in this space are essential, since bad lighting at the sink or in the shower —too dim, too harsh —can make those...
  • Bathroom Lighting To Update Your Space

    One of the quickest and most effective updates you can do to update your decor is to install new lighting. This minor change can have a major impact on a sometimes mundane, forgotten space. Bathrooms both small and large can really benefit from installing unique ceiling lighting . Here we explore new...
  • Bathroom Updates with Accessories and Lighting

    Bathroom updates are easier than you think! Give your bathroom a little boost with a few accessories, lighting and simple pieces of furniture. We've found three dreamy bathrooms to give you some inspiration: CLASSIC STRIPES : The editor of Rue Magazine, Crystal Gentilello, made a statement...
  • Beach Cottage Basics

    Beach cottage basics can be applied whether you live at the beach or if you live far from surf and sand. The “beach” look is casual, cheerful and easy to maintain. Most beach-inspired interiors have hard wood floors which mean the need for some form of floor covering. The most classic...
  • It's All in the Details: The Ceramic Garden Stool

    It’s all in the details. The unexpected little things in a room - like a ceramic garden stool - give it pizzazz, personality and punch. A few details that I’m obsessing over right now include finding the perfect decorative bathroom mirror , brass lamps with a vintage feel and ceramic...
  • How to Decorate a Bathroom with Appeal

    Whether you live in a large home or a small apartment, when you invite a guest over there comes that inevitable moment in time when a guest must visit the bathroom. In many homes the powder room is designed for such purposes, so take the time to learn how to decorate a bathroom with an appeal that pleases...
  • Flush Mount Lighting Ideas

    Flush mount lighting has come a long way. My earliest memory of this lighting style comes from seeing those frosted glass flush mounts, basically a plate, screwed to the ceiling of bedrooms in ranch style houses. Can you say depressing? Beat you to it. Rooms that are challenged with low ceiling height...
  • The Many Styles of Wall Sconces

    Lighting should always be layered within a room, and the many styles of wall sconces in particular are an ideal way to add that layering with style. Decorative wall sconces are functional and offer different kinds of light depending upon the type of shades, bulbs and materials you choose. Wall...
  • Creative Guest Bathroom Lighting Ideas

    Out of all the bathrooms in your home, the guest bathroom is the one that’s meant to impress your guests, am I right? Here are a few creative guest bathroom lighting ideas that you will love and your guests will appreciate. Assess your current lighting in your guest bathroom: If you are like...
  • Framed Mirrors

    Framed mirrors are a mainstay in all homes but choosing the right one with high style is the key to creating a beautiful room. Stylish framed mirror designs not only visually expand the size of a room, but can infuse a space with more light. The right mirror can also decoratively fill a wall for much...
  • 10 Bathroom Lighting Ideas with Crystal Chandeliers

    You've splurged on the glass encased shower, the marble vanity for his and hers sinks, and the newly ubiquitous toilet room with frosted glass panels on the pocket door. Hopefully your luxurious bathroom also includes decorative bathroom light fixtures , namely, glamorous crystal chandeliers . These...
  • Luxurious Bathroom Chandeliers

    Bathrooms are becoming less utilitarian and more luxurious. Bathroom chandeliers (along with indulgences like floor to ceiling marble, nickel and brass fixtures, Japanese soaking tubs, seating areas, and heated floors) are appearing everywhere from blogs to magazines to bath showrooms. So don’t...
  • Beveled Mirrors for the Bathroom

    Without question, beveled mirrors elevate the look of your standard mirror whether in the bath, a dressing room or within a standard framed mirror. Let’s face it, we all need mirrors even if we don’t always love what’s staring us back in the face. Personally I like to create a bit...
  • Winter Design Trend - Black Paint

    Everyone is always talking about winter whites… Today I want to delve into a dark, moody winter design trend by focusing on the sultry effects of black accent paint. What was once considered goth and overly dramatic has transformed into a super chic way to add a drama and glamour to any room....
  • Home Decorating With Wall Mirrors for Winter Style

    There is something so beautiful about wall mirrors when it comes to achieving a winter style in your home. Mirrors and mirrored furniture have an icy, sultry feel that perfectly encapsulates the snowy decorating season. In the above image from Desire to Inspire, you see the beautiful marble veining...
  • Unexpected Style: Chandeliers in the Bathroom

    Putting style elements in unexpected places is what makes a space special and personal. One place we all tend to spend a lot of time but sometimes overlook when decorating is the bathroom, especially when it comes to styling with chandeliers. If you love to take a long hot bath (that sounds so amazing...
  • Bathroom Vanity Lights

    Bathroom vanity lights can be as beautiful as they are functional. We all know that without bathroom lights we would probably look less than perfect, have smeared makeup and many unwanted hairs. Lonny Magazine had some wonderful images of bathroom vanities and extraordinary lighting so that our bathrooms...
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