Pet Proof Rugs – Solutions for Resistant Rugs

Pet Proof Rugs - Solutions for Resistant Rugs

(Pet Proof Rugs – Photo by Life in Jeneral

Most of us just love our big and little pets, but what we don’t love is the maintenance it takes to keep flooring and furniture looking and smelling good. If you own a dog or cat, then you know exactly what I mean. Between the regular doggie sweat/odor, the occasional hacking up something that shouldn’t have been eaten in the first place, or the (hopefully rare) piddle spots that they so lovingly leave behind….. is it any wonder that there is a constant search to find the perfect pet proof rugs? Well, friends I am here today to help. I will explain the different types of rugs, the pros and cons for each. Then, I will tell you how I manage to keep my favorite rugs looking good. (Keep Reading…)

Cement Tile – 2017’s Tile Trend!

Cement Tile - 2017s Tile Trend!

(Cement Tile – 2017s Tile Trend! –  Photo by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design)

If you have been paying attention to any of the home remodeling TV shows, then I am sure that you have seen some form of cement tile being installed. These are sometimes referred to as pattern tiles, and are reminiscent of either a Mediterranean or New Orleans style (depending on the design). However, these tiles are making a comeback in a big way. So, if you enjoying keeping up with current trends, then you should really check these out. (keep reading…)

Bell Jar Pendant Lights (and My Love/Hate Relationship)

Bell Jar Pendant Lights

(Bell Jar Pendant Lights – Photo by Steven Cabinets)

Back when I was designing my home, I decided early on that I was going to put bell jar, pendant lighting above my kitchen island. I have always loved the way they look – a little bit medieval, a little bit elegant. However, if you are in the market for lighting and you are considering bell jars, you are going to want to read this article. (keep reading…)

2016 Year End Review!

2016 Year End Review! (2016 Year End Review!)
Wow! What a year this has been. I am so very grateful to all of the people that have taken the time to visit my site. I hope that you all found at least a little something to inspire you. I am really looking forward to the upcoming year. (Hint: I have a LOT of great projects in the works). But in the mean time, I wanted to take this chance to offer you a look back at the top 10 posts for the 2016 year – made popular by you, the viewer. (Keep Reading…)

Interior Door Styles – The 411

Interior Door Styles

(Interior Door Styles –  Photo by Weaver Custom Homes)

The interior doors in a house can either make or break an intended design style. If you have ever walked through a home that was decorated in very traditional furniture but had flush doors throughout, then you know what I mean. The wrong door can stick out like a soar thumb. When asked which type of interior door styles go with what design, I usually break it down like this: (keep reading…)

Remodeled Fireplaces – Before & After

Remodeled Fireplaces

(Remodeled Fireplaces – Photo by Gabriel Builders Inc.)

Sometimes we just need a little inspiration to get our juices flowing for that next home improvement project. Because everyone wants to have that key feature element in a room, I thought that a beautiful fireplace is a good place to start. So, today I have decided to offer you some of my favorite remodeled fireplaces. If you have a fireplace that needs some love, your gonna want to see these! (keep reading…)

Clawfoot Tub Styles & Ideas

Clawfoot Tub Styles

(Clawfoot Tub Styles – Photo by Associated Design Co )

There is just something about a claw-foot tub that is so charming and elegant. Perhaps it is the vintage vibe that one gets from placing such a throw back item into a modern day setting. Whatever the reason, claw-foot tubs are a popular bathroom piece, and luckily, they can work with any design style. With just a little information on claw-foot tub styles, anyone can work one into their design choice. (keep reading…)

Back to School Decor Ideas

Back to School Decor Ideas

(Back to School Decor Ideas – Photo by LeAnne Bunnell Interiors)

Well, it is officially that time of the year again. The birds are singing and all the colors look brighter. 😉 Yep, it’s back to school time! Unfortunately, the chaos that can ensue each morning can ruin an otherwise beginning to a wonderful day. So, to help keep the chaos down to a minimum, I am sharing some of my favorite back to school organizing tips. (keep reading…)

Easy Window Treatments Ideas & Updates

Easy Window Treatments Ideas & Updates

(Easy Window Treatments Ideas & Updates –  Photo by Leslie Fine Interiors)

Want to make a change to a room without breaking the bank? Changing out the window treatments is one of the best ways to do that. The window treatments in a room are like a nice hairdo. It may work for awhile, but eventually you will want a new look to freshen things up. However, most of us wish to do so without breaking the bank. (keep reading…)