DIY and Autumn Fun (With Color)!

September 30, 2012 | 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 […]

The Magic of an Area Rug

September 18, 2012 | Comments Off on The Magic of an Area Rug

I’d like to share an article written by Alyshaan Fine Rugs: 3 Reasons Why Alyshaan is a Designer’s First Pick Interior design is like putting together a tricky puzzle that has dimensions, textures, colors and a ticking timer. Interior designers have to be: part artist, part architect, part psychic, part negotiator and part visionary; while […]

Create Your Own Personalized Style

September 14, 2012 | Comments Off on Create Your Own Personalized Style

If you read my column regularly, you know what a great advocate I am of personalizing your interior spaces. Lately, I’ve become aware of the growing trend of another kind of personalizing. It is with monograms, both in the fashion and home industries. You see it on shirts, blouses and sweaters, belts, bags and jewelry. […]

Decorating Can Improve the Home and Relationships, Too!

August 5, 2012 | Comments Off on Decorating Can Improve the Home and Relationships, Too!

Why are women expected to know how to decorate a home? Traditionally, when a woman gets married she is expected to be the one to decorate the home. Even before she is married she may feel the responsibility to be the homemaker and therefore the family decorator! Bachelors are considered inept in this area and […]

A Change in Design Can Reflect a Change in Us

June 19, 2012 | Comments Off on A Change in Design Can Reflect a Change in Us

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 […]

Design Your Sexy Sanctuary

May 7, 2012 | Comments Off on Design Your Sexy Sanctuary

The expression “I’m sexy when I’m me” sums up every beautiful room I have ever designed. A beautiful room speaks. It says, ” Welcome, come in and enjoy the space. Be comfortable, be happy, have fun and feel good while you are here.” The key is confidence. When a person walks into a room looking […]

What Color Are Your Sheets?

April 5, 2012 | Comments Off on What Color Are Your Sheets?

WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR SHEETS? Your bedroom is your most personal space, so be sure when making choices to surround you in your bedroom, that you love them. Also keep in mind how you look lying on the color of your sheets? Are they in your best colors and how does the color make you […]

Loving Your Home is Loving Yourself

March 13, 2012 | Comments Off on Loving Your Home is Loving Yourself

Your home is the most important outward expression of who you are, after your physical body. The way we treat our selves…what we eat, how much exercise and rest we get, and all the other daily decisions we make about our body including, our appearance, speaks volumes about who we are. Our home becomes an […]

Interior Design Ideas: Love Your Home Event is Almost Here

February 15, 2012 | Comments Off on Interior Design Ideas: Love Your Home Event is Almost Here

Decorating your home can be more fun if you get ideas from interior design experts.  For people in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and the Phoenix metro area, the Love Your Home Event is coming on February 28th.  We have many interior designers, lighting experts, healthy environment and quality living speakers lined up that will make it easy for […]

February is “Love Your Home” Month

February 1, 2012 | Comments Off on February is “Love Your Home” Month

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! Here are the decorating tips, interior design secrets and redecorating ideas you can all use: 1)- HOW TO HANG PICTURES. Change or re-arrange wall […]

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