Tag Archives: stonebrook staging

Decorating Your Foyer

There’s nothing like a foyer to set the tone for the rest of the house.   First and foremost, you need a table.  A nice narrow table like this one doesn’t get in the way but provides a place to drop your keys.

Unexpected Pops of Color

Tired of your space?  Need a little pick-me-up?  A fresh way to bring life to a room is to add an unexpected pop of color.  Like these limey dishes in this neutral dining area.

A Neo-Traditional Kitchen Make-Over

  It’s “Before and After” time!  This is one of my favorite kitchen updates.  It started out nice enough:  butter yellow walls, white cabinets and appliances, nice wood breakfast table.

Christiana’s Autumn Styling

  My friend Christiana opened her home to let me photograph the lovely ways she warms up her space for fall.  She loves to make special seasonal changes that reflect her creativity and her love of home and family.     Christiana uses inexpensive burlap to add texture to the drapery panels she creates.  She lined these […]

Warm Up Your Living Room for Fall

I admit it.  I know the trees look pretty, but I hate this time of year.  Shorter, darker days.  Dropping temperatures.  Heavy, itchy clothes.  Summer’s more my thing.  What I do like is warming up rooms for fall.  Adding color, laying in some pattern, and layering texture can really add warmth as the temperature drops.   […]

Heart and Soul

I just finished a lovely little decorating book:  House Beautiful’s The Finishing Touch – Details That Make a Room Beautiful.   The writer often stops to ask designers what they think on given design subjects.  What gives  a room Heart and Soul?  Let’s see what these designers had to say about it: “Family photographs, a dog, […]