Trendspotting: Eclectic Furniture Trends

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A Furniture Trend for Fall Do you have a dining table that seats 6, but do not have 6 identical chairs? If so, you are going to love this furniture trend. A growing trend that is sure to be around for a while is eclectic furniture vignettes. Instead of creating furniture arrangements with matching furniture, […]

January Review – Top Posts

Top Post From January 2012

Hello Interior Designers, it’s February now, boy did January fly by.  I decided to do a monthly review of readers’ favorite posts from each month so I have something to refer to at the end of the year. Here are the Top Five posts of January not to miss, plus a few of my personal […]

Modern Home Decorating Accessories For Your Home

Home Decorating Accessories

There are so many great home decorating furnishings and accessories on the market for home decor. Sometimes it can be difficult to decide which home decorating items to purchase. When I come across home decorating accessories that are interesting I bookmark them and write a brief comment about the items. This helps me remember what […]

Post Christmas Interior Design Project Planning

Interior Design Project Planning

You maybe still be recovering from all of the holiday celebrations. You are probably not thinking about the interior design projects you want to do in the coming year. However, this is the perfect time to begin interior design project planning. The sooner you get your interior design projects started the sooner you can cross […]

Quick & Inexpensive Holiday Decorating Ideas

Holiday Decorating Ideas

With the holiday season fast approaching it is now time to dress up your home to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Creating a festive home does not have to cost an arm and leg. Your can do a lot to bring some holiday cheer to your home decor with some simple, easy and most importantly inexpensive decorating ideas. Here are a few of my favorite fall and holiday decorating do-it-yourself projects which help you decorate your home for future holiday parties with friends and family. Best of all, once these decorating ideas are completed they will look like you spent a lot on expensive store bought decorations.

Modern Nursery Design on a Budget

Modern Nursery Design

As a father myself of a beautiful 18 month old daughter and knowing several new mothers and mothers-to-be, I was inspired to design my own nursery design concept for a girl’s nursery. Being a fan of modern design, I decided my nursery design concept would be a chic modern nursery design. Most important to my concept was for the design to stay within a reasonable budget. I found this to be a very fun task as a designer and I know if my wife and I known we were expecting a girl this is probably what my daughter’s room would look like. Here is my design board for a modern girl’s nursery on a budget.

Great Decorating Finds From Etsy

One way to combat buying the same cookie cutter furnishings you find at the big box design stores is not shop there. The internet has opened a wide world of décor hunting options for you to take advantage of. One of my personal favorite places to find one-of-a-kind interior furnishings is Etsy. Etsy is a website for the public to buy and sell all things handmade, vintage and unique to each other. Sellers set up individual online stores on Etsy to sell their items, which range from furniture to art to accessories. This is a great stage for budding artisans to sell their works to the public. As an interior designer, Etsy is a great place to find unique items to decorate the homes of my clients. Best of all, there is a good chance what I purchase on Etsy no one else will have, making my designs unique and special.