Decorating Tip: Coordinate Art & Pillows

Here is a no-fail, easy decorating tip for you. Let the art be your guide. Look at the art above your sofa. What are those colors? These are your inspiration. Use the colors of the art to pull color down to the sitting area level. You want to transfer color around the...

Edesign for Blue and Tan Living Room

This e-design client is from Michigan. She was ready for a new living room. She already had a gorgeous blue sofa but did not know where to go from there. Words she used to describe what she wanted were cozy and sophisticated. She also wanted more neutral colors. This...

Submit a Decorating Question

Do you have a decorating or staging question? I would love to help. Send your question by email or by commented below. I occasional answers questions by email at no-charge. Those questions might be shared online but with no identifying information. Maybe the whole...

I heart Mission Style Decorating

mission style lamp on table I heart Mission Style Decorating. This style is also called Arts & Crafts. It is my personal favorite decorating form. I love the straight lines, honest construction, and skilled workmanship. I appreciate that the grain of the wood is...

Quick Home Staging Tip for Bedroom

Home Staging is a vital part of selling your home. Statistics show you can sell faster and for more money with staging. Here is a quick home staging tip to the rescue. Home Staging Issue The "before" bedroom is OK but not for this high-end home. Staging does not need...

Check out this Spunky Living Room eDesign!

We love sharing the fabulous results of our latest Living room eDesign project. What is eDesign you ask? It is working with an interior decorator with all interaction done online. The Home Stylist, Julie Dana, offers several eDesign packages to choose from. You will...

The real truth about painting your kitchen cabinets

As a professional interior decorator, I get lots of great questions about home improvement. Not long ago someone I know asked me for advice on painting their kitchen cabinets. I know a lot of DIY (do-it-yourself) websites and many TV shows promote painting your...

My Best Go-to Paint Colors for Home Staging

There are several great paint colors to use for home staging. If I had to pick only nine Benjamin Moore paint colors to ever use in staging a house, these would be my nine. The first six are sophisticated neutrals that work best in bathrooms, bedrooms, dining rooms,...

Decorating Your Home: 5 Style Tips that Cost Less than $50

Do you dream of adding style to your home but don’t have a lot of money? Don’t despair! There are 5 things you can do that will help your house look beautiful without spending much money. Declutter your home. Nothing zaps a great look like clutter. Look around you. Do...