Design Tips

Whats Hot Right Now

Besides the weather in Las Vegas we found some hot new trends in design that have our attention.   Mixed Metals We have been mixing metals for awhile now but with more and more vendors offering gold faucets and hardware we hope this trend sticks around. Cooper is in the mix too and as an… Read more »

Bar Cart Obsession

The bar cart is our current obsession. Not just for liquor service. A bar cart can serve anything from appetizers to desserts. Available in many sizes, styles, and price ranges. A bar cart can be a perfect choice blending something that is both stylish and versatile. In my home, I have a larger bar cart floating… Read more »

My Mom Was Right

My mom was right when she told me years ago that I would never regret owning a formal set of China. I had a hard time choosing my pattern. While a simple plain pattern would have been the safe choice providing years of longevity and enjoyment, I went with a late 80’s Monet inspired pattern… Read more »

Custom Light Fixtures

Our obsession with lighting continues. While we can usually fill lighting needs with beautiful fixtures from our vast assortment of lighting vendors, some homes just scream for something custom. Our Altura Project  was just that type of home. By choosing custom lighting we were able to give our clients the perfect scale of chandelier for… Read more »

Three New Ideas on Lighting

Lighting is a very important consideration in design. A well lit room can create a mood all its own. While we are often conscious of the standard choices of can lights wall sconces or chandeliers I think there are a few ideas that make a big impact that are often overlooked.   The Portrait Light… Read more »

Gifts for the Home

Gifts for the home are my favorite to give and receive. Both thoughtful and personal a gift for the home can be a good choice for anyone on your list. This list is an assortment of all the things I treasure throughout my own home. With a range of prices in mind these are my… Read more »

Sweet Dreams

Blushing over this master bedroom makeover. The bed, chair and ottoman are all that stayed when we planned a master bedroom update. Out with the yellow walls and sand color carpet. We started with Benjamin Moore Classic Grey paint and new grey washed wide plank oak floors. A custom wool rug adds both texture and… Read more »

Color Forecast

The Colors of the Year for 2017   As we anticipate Pantone’s release of their selection for color of the year, many other paint companies have already made their selections. Paint companies pay experts to forecast trends in color as we look to the year ahead. These colors influence everything from home decor and accessories… Read more »

The Perfect Reading Corner

In almost every home there is an opportunity to create a perfect reading corner. I like to start with an oversize comfortable chair. The chair needs to be large enough to curl up in. Adding smaller down filled pillows that can be adjusted helps for the long stretches of a book you just can’t put… Read more »

Wallcoverings I love

I admit I grew up in a house with wallcovering and that fuels my obsession. I loved it and then I tired of it and then I loved it again. Today when I say wallcovering I am surprised at the resistance I get. Wallcovering is fabulous and there are no rules anymore. I love using… Read more »