Stairway to Heaven

Whether you are renovating your existing home or building a new home, do not neglect the impact of your staircase design. For an update to your traditional all wood staircase, swap out the wood spindles with wrought iron. The big box home improvement stores will offer...

Design Professionals – Who Should You Hire?

Are you ready to update your space but confused on where to start? This summary of design related professionals will help you decide:Architect: Focuses on the site plan details of a construction project. They are responsible for the building structure & materials....

Kitchen Renovation – Successful Completion

The Finale!!  This next transition to the Orange Park, Florida Mediterranean home couldn’t come soon enough. After all the other changes, the clients were eager to finish the project and enjoy their kitchen. As many of you know; Covid has impacted the availability of...
Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

Whether you are renovating your existing home or building a new home, do not neglect the impact of your staircase design. For an update to your traditional all wood staircase, swap out the wood spindles with wrought iron. The big box home improvement stores will offer...

Design Professionals – Who Should You Hire?

Design Professionals – Who Should You Hire?

Are you ready to update your space but confused on where to start? This summary of design related professionals will help you decide:Architect: Focuses on the site plan details of a construction project. They are responsible for the building structure & materials....

Kitchen Renovation – Successful Completion

Kitchen Renovation – Successful Completion

The Finale!!  This next transition to the Orange Park, Florida Mediterranean home couldn’t come soon enough. After all the other changes, the clients were eager to finish the project and enjoy their kitchen. As many of you know; Covid has impacted the availability of...

Kitchen Renovation – Second Step to Success

Kitchen Renovation – Second Step to Success

My “Mediterranean home” clients were ready to move to the next phase of their kitchen renovation (see Kitchen Renovation-First Step to Success). The existing island was decent, but did not fit their design aesthetic. The other concerns they had were lack of storage...

Kitchen Renovation-First Steps to Success

Kitchen Renovation-First Steps to Success

Kitchen Phase I Kitchens are the heart of the home regardless of your cooking skills. It is where we spend a lot of our time each day and it is the hub for families & friends. This space also contributes significantly to the overall market value of your home. Even...

Home Offices of 2020

Home Offices of 2020

Before Covid-19, if you worked in an office, you longed to work at home.  If you worked at home, you savored the advantages and struggled into work clothes for the occasional meeting.  Some took a table Starbucks (usually a 4-top and aggravated the other patrons with...

A Road Map to Renovation in Orange Park, Florida – STYLE

A Road Map to Renovation in Orange Park, Florida – STYLE

Renovation in Orange Park, Florida might feel the same as anywhere else, however, renovation style and color choices are influenced by location. Why? lifestyle varies with climate as well as interest, age, family dynamic, etc.  Even contractor and vendor relationships...

Orange Park FL Bathroom Before and Afters

Orange Park FL Bathroom Before and Afters

I know you’ve done it, we all have. You watched countless design shows and exclaimed, “I can do that”.  How did that work out for you? Maybe it’s time to call in an expert to finish what you started.This client was ready for more than one bathroom update! While they...

5 Criteria to Help You Choose the Best Lighting Fixture for Any Space

5 Criteria to Help You Choose the Best Lighting Fixture for Any Space

“It is easy to focus first on the style of a light fixture. It is the jewelry in a room. As an experienced Orange Park interior decorator, I seen a lot of missteps. To help future clients and friends avoid expensive, annoying mistakes, I’ve put together my top 5 criteria to keep in mind.

Lost in a Sea of Flooring Options

Lost in a Sea of Flooring Options

Are you contemplating new floors and find yourself unsure of what to choose? The following are my personal & professional observations for you to consider.  Popularity of flooring material varies throughout the country. Northerner’s love their hardwood...

Pivot-Changing Course

Pivot-Changing Course

I remind my clients that every renovation will have pivot points. You do your best to plan for contingencies, but despite your best efforts, an unexpected circumstance takes you in a different direction. An obstacle may be revealed in demolition or discovered when...

Move-In Reno – Time to Relax and Enjoy!

Move-In Reno – Time to Relax and Enjoy!

After weathering the ups & downs of the 1990’s Brick Ranch renovation process, the ah-ha moment arrives! This home has transformed into a sanctuary. The space now reflects the personality & lifestyle of it’s inhabitants. The glass block wall (see article #1...

Move In Reno – A Tale of 3 Bathrooms

Move In Reno – A Tale of 3 Bathrooms

In this second part of our “move in ready to move in reno” project, the focus is on budget-friendly fixes. The main living area & kitchen of this 1990’s home demanded the bulk of our budget resulting in scaled-down bathroom updates. This home has a powder room, a...

Trading Move In Ready for Move In Reno

Trading Move In Ready for Move In Reno

Are you in the market for a home? Are you searching for the move in ready beauty or the charming fixer-upper? Review the pros & cons of both options; ready or reno.  Newly constructed or freshly remodeled homes will have an inflated price. A home renovated in that...

Staged-Unique to Family Ready

Staged-Unique to Family Ready

Log homes offer unique living. The wood beam post construction provides rustic appeal both inside and out.  This home stands out from the cookie cutter styles lining many suburban streets. Wood features add warmth to any space. However, an abundance of wood from floor...

Moving Tips

Moving Tips

4 Tips to de-stress your move. Moving is daunting and filled with stressful moments. The logistics of scheduling, packing, loading, and unloading while holding your breath that nothing has been damaged in the process will have you on the edge of insanity. I have been...

Power of the front door

Power of the front door

Remember the television show, “What Not to Wear”? Stacy London coined the phrase “Shut the front door!“, when she had a successful personal makeover.  When it comes to your house, you want to hear “Open the front door!“. Our first experience with any home is the view...