5 essential elements to make guests feel welcome in your home

June 21, 2014

Weather you are having a party or simply having a friend over for a cocktail, follow these simple steps to make your home feel welcoming and polished.


1. Light one of these terrific candles an hour before your guest(s) arrive. It will fill your home with clean cozy scent and please the senses right away.


2.Open a few windows while you are prepping for your visitor(s), fresh air  in a home will imply cleanliness.


3. Turn the TV off! When someone arrives to your house having television on detours from social interaction.


4. Display your art,fashion,music,photography,travel,and design books proudly!! They encourage thoughtful conversation and show off your personality.


5. Give a tour of your home.  When folks don’t know the lay of the land,  your space can seem off limits and unfamiliar. Give a quick tour of your home/apartment to your guest(s) , make sure to point out your most special items.





To wallpaper or not to wallpaper???

May 6, 2014

AH…the age old question, Do I want to put up wallpaper? What if I hate it? What if it looks dated in a year? What if I get over it quickly? Well fear no more, there are  not a few companies that have perfected the peel and stick wallpaper. It goes on easy as pie and peels off with out any damage to the existing wall color. Elle Decor  has referred to it as a giant post it note. These are a few of the tried and true brands I have used and LOVED! Give it a shot!


Q & A: Emily when is the right time to hire an interior designer?

May 3, 2014
Q: Emily,When is  the right time to hire an interior designer? – Sara 

A: Hi Sara,
 There are two times that are terrific opportunities to hire a designer. First , when you move into a new home and are looking to create a certain environment and are not quite sure how to achieve that look. The other , when you have lived in a home for a while and you have either  acquired too much stuff and just don’t know what to do with it all ,or when your home starts to feel dated and you just need a nice refresh.
– Emily

5 examples of how black is the new…everything

April 28, 2014

Black paint and black accents in a home are no longer dull or dark, in fact quite the contrary. Black will have a fresh and clean impact in many different ways throughout your home if used properly. Check out this beautiful gallery of examples.


Q&A: How should I choose a paint color palette for my home?

April 26, 2014
Q: How do I choose a paint color pallet for my home?

A: If I were there I would ask, what season do you love? Where do you like to vacation? What types of food do eat? All of these are important questions because they point out how and where you are comfortable.
– Emily