Accessing the “Re” Movement

Are repurposed, refurbished and reused products still “in?” Read on … By Tammy Adamson-McMullen The “re” movement has been a huge decorating phenomenon in the past decade. Repurposed, refurbished and reused materials can be found in just about every home and as part of just about every decorating style. But with new contemporary trends on [...]

October 7th, 2019|

Commercial Design in Residential Spaces

Why should you be excited about the invasion of commercial styling? Because it works! By Tammy Adamson-McMullen You may not be aware of it, but your home is being invaded. Commercial design has been creeping into residential spaces for some time now—first into mid-century modern and contemporary décors and now into every type of residential [...]

July 9th, 2019|

The Versatile World of Stencils

Choices abound in today’s stencil market. By Diane Franklin   Stencils have come a long way from mini-floral borders and roosters on kitchen walls. Today there are more patterns than ever before. To make the most of those patterns, today’s stencilers are using diverse color choices and mediums to create one-of-a-kind looks for their walls [...]

May 29th, 2019|

Closeted Design

The trend is for closets that not only work better but look and feel better, too. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen If your spring cleaning list includes straightening or clearing out a few closets, why not take this a step further and redesign them, too? With the popularity of such TV shows as “Tidying Up” and “Bea [...]

April 1st, 2019|

Mix and Match Your Styles

There’s a fine art to mixing different decorating styles in a single home. By Diane Franklin The first rule of “Decorating 101” is to pick your decorating style, but what if you like more than one? Can you be contemporary in the living room, Scandinavian  modern in the kitchen and romantically traditional in the bedroom? [...]

March 12th, 2019|

Styles to Watch

As we move into 2019, some very distinctive style trends have emerged. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen The last decade has brought some interesting home design trends, especially where style is concerned. We’ve seen the return of mid-century modern, the evolution of industrial chic and the love affair with the coastal cottage. But as we move into [...]

November 2nd, 2018|

Wallpaper for a Modern Home

Today’s wallpapers give you an opportunity to show your contemporary side. By Diane Franklin In the new millennium, wallpaper has been saddled with an unfortunate mischaracterization of being tired and old-fashioned. In actuality, today’s wallpaper patterns are anything but! New digital printing capabilities have made it possible to achieve a full array of pattern and [...]

October 18th, 2018|