Archive of ‘How-To’ category

Black, White and Chic all over: Teen Bedroom Makeover with Raymour & Flanigan

Over the years designing and painting kids room have become a special niche for me. I love all things imaginative; bright colors, crazy patterns and out-there themes. ( I’m still 10 living in an adult body)  It’s not unusual that I get calls to paint a nursery and then get called back years later to […] Read more…

Springtime Blues: Serene Guest Bedroom mini makeover

As soon as the bulbs start to pop and the weather turns warm we all get itchy to bring in the colors of Springtime. I’m always getting calls from clients wanting a min room makeover without breaking the bank…. Here’s one guest bedroom that we brought from bland to beautiful. This room started out with […] Read more…

Operation Ombre: Turquoise dip dyed wall treatment.

Hello friends and welcome to my first post of 2016! I’ve been a little under the weather since  New Year’s and boy I’ve been itching to get back to using my paintbrush. I’ve been working at my friend Nikki’s house for a few weeks now concentrating on her three kids bedrooms. In  her daughter Cate’s bathroom we were […] Read more…

Modern Poppy Mural in a Classic Cape Cod

A few weeks back I was contacted by a potential client Patricia asking to set up an appointment to see her new Cape Cod home that she and her husband have been renovating for the past three months. She wanted a mural in the former dining room turned music room, more specifically a piano room. […] Read more…

Thanksgiving Dinner: Giving Thanks High-Low style

Each October as the leaves start to change colors and the air gets cooler I get excited for my favorite season.  Nothing says autumn and Thanksgiving like watching football, getting out the sweaters, raking leaves and making warm meals. I’ve never been the person that keeps the nice China squirreled away up in the attic. I use it […] Read more…

Happy Fall Y’All: Simple Pumpkin Painting DIY

Every September when the leaves start to change color and the air gets a bit chilly here in Upstate New York I know Fall and Halloween are just around the corner.  I love bringing out the fall decorations.  There are simple and often inexpensive way to add the warm colors of the season to your home. Inspiration Last […] Read more…

It’s Back to School & Mom needs a Office Makeover.

Back to school time not only means getting organized for kids and teachers but for busy moms too.  Tackling bus schedules, ballet rehearsals, play dates, swim classes, family functions, and work meeting require some serious organization and time management!  What a better time to get an active working mom a new home office makeover. For […] Read more…

Patterns, Paint, Poufs and Porches.

This week my good friend from college and her daughter are coming to visit the cottage for the first time. I wanted to make their short stay as comfortable as possible. The weather forecast is a good one and we’re sure to spend most the time outside on the water or inside the screened in […] Read more…

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