Fluted Walls

April 4, 2024

Fluted wall panels are a popular way to add shape features to any room. It’s a series of straight-grooved recesses. This design dates back to ancient Greece and Rome (not surprising)!

I love this look. It’s great as an accent wall. I also see fluted furniture, which may suit you better since it allows you to have the fluted feature without being overbearing.





Curved Sofa

March 21, 2024

Curved sofas have been trending for a while, and it doesn’t seem like they are slowing down any time soon. As you can see from these pictures, they are quite the design statement.



Barbie “Hot Pink”

March 7, 2024

Did you know Barbie’s celebrated hot pink has become a  design trend? So much that they are calling it Barbiecore?  

What do you think? Would you follow this trend? I may not mind painting my walls pink and getting a few accessories in pink, but I don’t think I would invest in any furniture in hot pink!!




Trends VS Fads

February 22, 2024
  • Trends tend to be more timeless and can last from 3-10 years
  • Trends are more low-key and easier to live with than fads
  • Trends tend to take the classics and “alter” them a bit
  • Fads don’t last long, just around 2 years
  • Fads tend to be “hot”
  • When the fad hits major stores like Target, it’s a good indication that it’s over.
Can you tell which of these items are trends or fads? And where is it in the cycle: beginning, middle, or end?


So, how do you know where your items fit in the design cycle? This is where a designer can help you stay on trend without making the mistake of choosing items that are fads.

Attic Tent

January 18, 2024

When I moved into my current home, the first winter was brutal. I live in a high ranch, the attic stairs leading to the attic, standing under those stairs,  feeling the cold coming through the cracks, burr…..it was cold!!

I thought I was not going through another winter with that issue, so I researched and found a solution: an attic tent. What an ingenious idea! Who knew? I purchased it and installed it, and what a difference it made. No more draft came through, and it was so much warmer.

So if you have attic stairs and it’s drafty, try an attic tent. You’ll be surprised.