Tips & Trends - Design

Decorating with Mixed Wood Finishes

If you don’t buy all of your wood furniture at the same time in a matching set, it’s nearly impossible to perfectly match the finishes. The addition of wood floors and other built-in details further complicates the issue. The good news is that mixing wood finishes can create interest, depth and definition in any space....   Read more »

Trend Watch: Reclaimed Wood and Rustic Wood Finishes

Rustic and chic, reclaimed wood furniture is a style trend that will endure according to designers. Don’t think for a second that these pieces will weigh your home down with a heavy, old-barn look – unless that’s the look you are going for. Featuring refined styling and mixed materials, rustic pieces can be used to create a comple...   Read more »

Seasonal Update: Refresh Your Space For Spring

Winter doldrums got you down? Can’t wait for longer days and with loads more sunshine? Now is the perfect time to start refreshing your space for spring....   Read more »

Kids and Pets – Designing a Family-Friendly Family Room

Kids and pets live in a space with a different kind of vigor than adults. There is often free-spirited rambunctiousness, joie de vivre, and of course messes. Whether it is thundering feet running through the house, wagging tails or tufts of shed fur, delicate surfaces and fragile accessories just don’t make sense. Here are some tips and ideas...   Read more »

The Right Place for Homework

Finding the right place for your child to do homework is a great way to start them off on the road to success. Ideally, you are looking for a calm, quiet, uncluttered, well-lit space that has easy access to the supplies your young student needs....   Read more »