A client I had worked with before called me to help redo her bedroom. It was an old house and the walls were stucco, not in good condition. The first suggestion was to cover the existing walls with sheetrock to improve and update the room. What a difference that alone made.
Clients asked me to help choose new carpeting for their stairway and upper hall. The staircase was part of a center hall entrance with living room and dining room on either side. The entrance hall floor has a dynamic geometric pattern of granite squares and rectangles of various sizes and colors. Included in this design was a black 2” stripe that ran throughout the floor. Using the black stripe as a jumping off point, we chose a beige wool carpet that has black threads running through it in a small grid pattern. It is a classic quality carpet that is sturdy and looked good with the beiges in the floor.
A retired couple was downsizing from a large house and asked me to help decorate the living room in an apartment they were renting. They weren't taking any of their old furniture. The apartment came with beige carpeting and was painted an off white, a blank slate. After discussing their entertaining style and decorating taste, we decided to purchase a sofa and love seat first. Once we chose that we would be able to choose all the other furniture easily. Sofas are not something you should buy online because comfort is the [...]
Instead of just doing color consulting I helped a client design a blue and white bedroom from start to finish. The space was a big room on the second floor of a private house. We looked at many photos of blue bedrooms mostly on Houzz.com the leading platform for home remodeling and design. What I realized immediately was that my client liked a medium to deep blue with lots of white.
How to choose, frame, and hang art in your home? I was called to do just that with new clients. They had just moved residences, had done quite a bit of decorating, and wanted to give the finishing touches to make the house a home. As an artist I have had much experience choosing, framing, and hanging art and I was thrilled to work on this assignment. We started with the dining room which was decorated with a neutral palette. We first looked at the art the couple owned to see what [...]
The task was to find the perfect neutral color palette for a Tudor House. It was a old Tudor with brick, stone, siding, stucco, and the traditional trim. Doors and windows also needed painting. The clients wanted a look that would lighten the dark appearance the house had but not veer from the classic Tudor look. We started with choosing the lightest color for the stucco. We wanted a creamy beige that would brighten the house and be neutral enough, not too yellow, not too grey. We chose Benjamin Moore OC40 Albescent. [...]