10 Rules for Creating a Gracious Guest Bedroom

10 Rules for Creating a Gracious Guest Bedroom

You have that bedroom at the end of the hallway. It has a bed and a way of collecting discarded items from the rest of the house, but your friends called, and they are coming to visit and were hoping to stay with you.

Now is the time to clean out your spare room and transform it into a gracious guest bedroom that seamlessly compliments the rest of your home. After all, you are an amazing hostess.

When you decorate your guest bedroom, it should be calming and comfortable and compliment your design style. Eve if it isn’t used on a daily basis, decorating your guest bedroom should be done with care and consideration. A thoughtful host will leave their guests with a memorable stay.

Here are 10 hard earned rules for decorating a thoughtfully designed guest room that will leave your guests feeling right at home.

How to Style Extra Seating for Parties

How to Style Extra Seating for Parties

Design is all about the details and after spending so much time planning and preparing for your dinner party, the last thing you want is to neglect a simple detail that can transform your space and add to the atmosphere. When entertaining or hosting a dinner party, extra seating is a must! After all, you want your guests to be comfortable.

If you already have an occasional chair incorporated into your room design, you probably have it styled to create a lovely vignette, but beautiful as that styling is it lacks the function needed for extra seating at parties.

While function is key, you also want your seating to be pretty and to add something to your overall design. Styling the extra seating at a party is simple and can be accomplished in 3 easy steps.

Seasonal Decorating Style Guide: Our Picks for Cozy Fall Favorites

Seasonal Decorating Style Guide: Our Picks for Cozy Fall Favorites

That crisp and vibrant scent is in the air again, its time for cozy knit sweaters, mugs brimming with warm pumpkin lattes and snuggling up by the fire after picking apples….that’s right, it’s time for a cozy fall y’all!

Nothing says fall quite like flannel plaids, bold berries and rich, warm hues. We have scoured some of our favorite sources for home decor and curated a collection that will delight and make you feel comfy and cozy just in time for fall.

How to Mix and Match Patterns

How to Mix and Match Patterns

One of the most complicated home decorating challenges we see clients struggle with is learning how to mix and match patterns in a way that not only works, but gives your home character and personality. So, today we are going to break down the art of mixing patterns into an easy to follow guide.

While many people come across this problem when adding decorative throw pillows to a sofa or bed, the same rules apply to all fabrics in a room including drapes, upholstered furniture, rugs, blankets or bedding, and pillows. To create straightforward examples, we will focus primarily on mixing pillows but the basic principles stand and can be applied to any home decorating project with fabrics.

How to Layer Rugs With Modern Farmhouse Style

How to Layer Rugs With Modern Farmhouse Style

While layering rugs can be done with any design style, today we are going to focus specifically on layering rugs to create a modern farmhouse look. Creating warmth through texture, and contrast with a black and white color scheme are the hallmarks of modern farmhouse style that we will rely on to pull off the layered rug look. By layering simple striped or checkered black and white rugs on top of a medium brown jute area rug, a warm, simple and textured farmhouse look is achieved.

How to Choose the Right Window Treatments for Your Space

How to Choose the Right Window Treatments for Your Space

Choosing the right window treatments for your home can be stressful. There are so many options and details that contribute to getting the look just right. When you start the process of choosing window treatments for your home, each room should be considered independently. Meaning, you can choose different window coverings for each room, they do not all have to be exactly the same. However, to ensure a good overall design flow for your house they should be similar in style.

 To get started, there are a few questions that you will want to consider to help you pair down your options for choosing the right window treatments. First, consider your space. Is the room small or large? Are your ceilings low or high? Do you have a lot of windows or just one?

A Guide to the Top 10 Types of Window Treatments

A Guide to the Top 10 Types of Window Treatments

Maybe you are moving to a new place and there are blinds everywhere but you want something that will feel a bit more like home and less like an institution. Or you just bought a new house and you are looking for ideas on how to create a cohesive style for the windows in your new home. The bottom line is there are a lot of types of window treatments out there and knowing where to start to achieve the style you long for can be a bit overwhelming. Here we break down the most common types of window treatment and offer a few ideas you may not have thought of too.

Bar Cart Styling 101: How To Create a Perfectly Styled Bar Cart

Bar Cart Styling 101: How To Create a Perfectly Styled Bar Cart

Your bar cart can be sophisticated, rustic, industrial, vintage, bohemian or even whimsical, but it should always be welcoming. Its purpose is functional, but it should also be stunning to look at and something to be admired, a conversation piece. No matter your style, you can use this easy to follow guide to achieve perfect styling for your bar cart.

A Cape Cod Bedroom Makeover

A Cape Cod Bedroom Makeover

Anyone who is familiar with cape cod style homes knows that the upstairs bedrooms can present a little bit of a design challenge, especially when one is used as a master bedroom. Recently, we were working with a local client who had just purchased a traditional brick cape cod style home that was badly in need of updating. Because the whole house was in need of renovating their budget had some major stretching to do and we went for maximum impact with a minimum budget.

How to Refinish a Table With Modern Farmhouse Style

How to Refinish a Table With Modern Farmhouse Style

More and more of us are looking to create a modern farmhouse interior in our own homes, as that décor design trend continues to grow. However, if you are like me, you may not have the financial means to purchase all new furniture and décor to create the home design of your dreams. In fact, most of your furniture may fall more into the categories of “well it was on sale” or “my parents gave it to me years ago”. If this sounds like you, don’t worry, there hidden in your hand-me-down end table is a mountain of untapped potential, just screaming to be released! Refinishing a table does not have to be scary. You can have those farmhouse style end tables that you’ve been dying to get.