Flooring that Lasts A Lifetime

Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, hardwood flooring can always fit into your design just right.  With endless options for hardwood, you are sure to find a style, color, and finish that suits you and your home perfectly!  If you’ve ever wondered why hardwood floors have become such a popular choice, keep reading to find out! Value Hardwood floors easily add visual value to your home because of their beautiful and natural look, but they also increase the value of your home!  Hardwood is a durable option for your flooring because they can last a lifetime when taken care …

How To…Make Spring Cleaning a Success!

It’s that time of year where we should take on all the areas of our home that sometimes get ignored and make sure they are thoroughly cleaned, right?  We can probably all agree that in general, spring cleaning is more of a “have to” than a “want to,” but let’s at least make it a little easier to tackle some of those tough jobs!  We found some great tips from Martha Stewart’s “Spring-Cleaning Basics” and we hope that these solutions to the toughest cleaning jobs will make your job a little easier and faster! Windows, Walls, and Floors Just like …

What Colors Say About You

Color is one of the most important aspects of a home because it establishes the mood for each room.  You may have colors that you love and some you aren’t so sure about.  Every so often, it is useful to understand what impact colors can have and also what they reflect about you.  We want to share some basics about color and also give you some ideas for some new colors you may not have considered before! Happy If you love lavender, soft pink and green, turquoise, or even traditional white, you are interested in happy colors that reflect a lot of …

Cabin Makeover Underway!

Last November, we told you about a beautiful cabin that we purchased from John McCook (of the Bold and the Beautiful) and Laurette Spang McCook (of Battlestar Galactica).  The charm of the cabin is in every detail and we are so glad that the former owners kept that charm throughout the home.  As we mentioned in the first article, the kitchen was completely remodeled, so our focus has been on updating some other areas of this lovely home built in 1933.  It is still very exciting that we were able to find this gem and we’d love to update you on …

How To…Add a Splash of Color

When making changes in your home, selecting new colors can be one of the most dramatic and difficult decisions you have to make.  Color can change not only the look of a room, but also the feeling you get when you walk into the space.  Color reflects your personality and interests, so you want it to be done correctly.  Color can be subtle or it can be vibrant; color can be one statement wall or it can be found throughout an entire room or home.  As we move into a new year, what colors do you want to keep and …

Cabin, Cottage & Charm

We’ve got something new to share with you and it is exciting!  Recently, we were able to purchase a gorgeous cabin that was built in 1933, so there are both old and new amazing design details we must share with you.  Even more exciting is that the beautiful kitchen remodel was done by its former owners, John McCook (of the Bold and the Beautiful) and Laurette Spang McCook (of Battlestar Galactica)!  So, let’s jump in! Finding the Gem We all experience wanderlust at some point, and my husband Larry & I had always talked about having a cabin or some land …

Flooring Flashback

When we think of how home design has changed over the years, it is easy to focus on the kitchen counters, cabinets and appliances.  We quickly think of the granite, exotic woods or stainless steel as the “must-haves” in our homes.  All these changes can overshadow one of the most important developments: the floors that we walk across every day. In the Floor Focus Magazine July 2012 issue, Maurie O’Neill wrote the article, “Design Trends: Then & Now”, which takes a look at how flooring has drastically changed over the last couple decades.  (You can find the text of O’Neill’s …

Knowing Your Options

When you begin to think about updates you want to make in your home or little details that you’d like to change, it can be overwhelming to think of what choices you will make and where you will start.  With the abundance of home design shows, decorating websites, and pictures of homes with every style and color scheme you could ever dream of…you need to know your options!  If you know what you want in your home, you may need help selecting the right details to achieve that style.  If you aren’t sure what you want, it may help to …