PILLOW TALK

March 30, 2015 | Comments Off on PILLOW TALK

THE POWER OF A PILLOW When decorating a kitchen for a client, I created a small sitting area in her large eating area. We decided to add a chair with an ottoman. For a little oomph, we found a wonderful fabric in a great color to pull it all together and used it for a […]

How to Inexpensively Decorate Your Dorm Room For Fashion And Function

July 24, 2014 | Comments Off on How to Inexpensively Decorate Your Dorm Room For Fashion And Function

It’s a milestone when you move away from home to go to college. Living on your own, usually for the first time, becomes an opportunity to learn about yourself. It all begins with “interior” design. A time to discover how you want to live in your new environment. A good rule of thumb, when you […]

21 EASY TWEAKS TO SUMMERIZE YOUR HOME

July 9, 2014 | Comments Off on 21 EASY TWEAKS TO SUMMERIZE YOUR HOME

21 EASY TWEAKS TO SUMMER-IZE YOUR HOME The time has come to “summer-ize” your home. There are so many ways to do this and you have your own ideas of what summer means. Expressing these summer needs means making easy and simple changes that will give comfort during the long, hot days of summer. Here […]

DIY and Autumn Fun (With Color!)

October 31, 2013 | Comments Off on DIY and Autumn Fun (With Color!)

Living in Phoenix and close surrounding areas in Arizona, we always experience a slow transition into fall. As we ease into the new season and the warm days get cooler, the slow transition of colors and textures begin to appear. Many of you know that color is my passion, and I use color to speak […]

Adding Color & Light – Dining Room Becomes An Appetizing Place

July 8, 2013 | Comments Off on Adding Color & Light – Dining Room Becomes An Appetizing Place

Some people seldom use their dining room and others use them frequently. Either way it is a room to enjoy the experience of dining and sharing with others. Therefore, it can be the ideal room to be designed somewhat outrageously. The creativity will add to and stimulate the event for you and your guests. Traditionally, […]

Cleaning Our Spaces Can Change Design To Reflect a Change in Us, Too!

April 20, 2013 | Comments Off on Cleaning Our Spaces Can Change Design To Reflect a Change in Us, Too!

Q: Is it true when you let go of things or clean out closets and cabinets that you attract new things into your life? A: Oh yes! This can be an exciting time, a time for change and growth. Part of being an interior designer, the part that I love, is the approach I use […]

You Can Write Your Own Design Story

March 17, 2013 | Comments Off on You Can Write Your Own Design Story

How would you like to write your own interior design story? We’re all living a story — one that we created in our own head. The story is based on our experiences, histories, memories of our parents’ home, friends’ homes and on media influences. Look around at your environment (home and work) and ask yourself: […]

29 Ways to “Love Your Home”

February 9, 2013 | Comments Off on 29 Ways to “Love Your Home”

In recognition of Valentine’s Day, Interior Designer Barbara Kaplan has proclaimed February “Love Your Home” Month because after all loving your home is loving yourself! 1) HOW TO HANG PICTURES Change or re-arrange wall art placement. For drama you can hang larger pieces in smaller spaces and smaller pieces in large places. Sometimes the art […]

THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’

January 6, 2013 | Comments Off on THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’

This Bob Dylan song title came to mind, probably because it’s been 2013 for a little while and changes have already occurred. In my book, The Bajaro Method: Rooms Have No Feelings, YOU Do!, change is always a good thing. I enlighten, encourage and empower people to move out of their stuck places and challenge […]

Holidays Are All About Color. Colors Speak!

November 19, 2012 | Comments Off on Holidays Are All About Color. Colors Speak!

As I was putting my Halloween decorations away this year, I thought what a pleasure it gives me to have these symbols of the holidays. The pieces I’ve chosen have become sweet memories. For instance, I have a large white porcelain pumpkin that matches my black-and-white home. I adorn it with fresh orange pumpkins, but […]

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