Lighting Hints for the Kitchen

If your kitchen has fluorescent lighting try painting the ceiling a pale pastel color, it will soften the room. Another trick is if your cabinets don't reach all the way to the ceiling try putting up white small Christmas lights on the top it'll make the room glow!

Use A Piece of Furniture In A New Way

I have owned this secretary since I was 24 years old, in fact it was what I considered to be the first piece of antique furniture I bought all by myself for a whopping $135.00! In the '90's I used the piece in my very overly decorated living room and now I use it in my dining room to hold important things like our wine! I think the piece would look great in a bathroom too holding towels and pretty…

Group Same Objects Together

I collect birds and I didn't even know I did. I believe it started with the small blue glass bird you see in the cabinet my mom bought me when I was in high school. I think one day I just noticed I had alot of little birds around the house so I decided to put them in my kitchen cupboard together. The beauty of it is now the birds look like a collection and makes more of a statement…

Use Objects That Mean Something To You

I try to use things throughout my house that has sentimental value and that rings true for what is on my coffee table. I love using books in my design and I have alot of my design books all through my house. It seems like whenever we have company someone always ends up picking up one of the books and looking at the cool photos. The other things on my coffee table is a container of marbles that Sloan was…

Paint Your Front Door

When we first moved into our house everything was brown and as you can see the screen door is very dated. We painted the door green and put in a new screen door and I already think it makes a big difference. The next steps will be painting the trim and doing some landscaping.Keep in mind you don't have to do everything all at once, just a few small things can make a big difference!