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Bonus Room Interior Design

How A “Bonus Room” With No Purpose Finally Realized Its Full Potential

“Bonus Room” Interior Design Transformation I remember when formal living rooms in bigger homes were “off limits”; saved for special occasions and holidays. Back in the 80’s and days of watching the Carringtons and the Colbys on Dynasty, you may have been wearing big shoulder pads and your formal rooms…

Lenore Home Design Project Making

6 Problems You Can Avoid with Your Home Design Projects

Relax and take a load off! Many people believe that an interior designer provides a fluff type of service they can do without to save money. Or maybe they just have a limited and inaccurate knowledge about what we do based on HGTV. The truth is, my type of service…

Courtesy Outdoor Design

The Quickest Way to Create a Cozy and Inviting Outdoor Living Space

Awnings! I have always loved awnings ever since I was a little girl, seeing them on homes at the shore. I can imagine feeling a soft breeze in the shade, enjoying the deck or porch, sipping on iced tea. To me, they are friendly and welcoming, as well as pretty…

Lenore Sunroom Design

Behind the Design of a Cottage Sunroom

In this video, I show and explain my thought process behind the design of a cottage sunroom. By the end, I hope to provide some helpful tips for you to consider when thinking about your own home. Now let’s dig into more details… This image is, of course, the finished…

Bathroom Fixture Design

Two Plumbing Fixtures That Have Become Important Considerations Due to COVID-19

Motion Sensor Faucets & Bidets These fixtures are not new. But they may be new to you if you are in the middle of selecting plumbing fixtures for your kitchen and bath. How many times have you had your hands in dough, or other foods and wanted to wash your…

New Bathroom Your Existing Home

How to Add a New Bathroom in Your Existing Home

Now that the family has been together, day in and day out, because of COVID 19; it has probably become very apparent that some things need to change in your home. I have a client who is changing their home to fit their needs over time. We have tackled moving…

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Would You Like Your Laundry Room Upstairs?

So you might think that a house like this would provide everything you could ever want. Plenty of space for sure. For my clients (a family of 5, with 3 children under the age of 10), they had a good size list of improvements they wanted to make to match…

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My New Favorite Site to Search for
Vintage Furniture, Art & Accessories

One of the questions I ask a prospective client is “Are you interested in incorporating vintage or antique items in the design of your home?” Well, my newest client said yes, which meant I was going to have fun searching for some one of a kind and unique pieces to…

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ENJOY YOUR VIEW WITH CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS

One of the biggest problems I see when I go to design consultations are window treatments that are too short, skimpy, hung too low and/or not the appropriate design at all. I am going to speak specifically to the ladies now about how having proper window treatments is similar to…

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How to Help Alleviate Your Post Election Stress Disorder

Do you feel like you have been through the wringer? Have you been more involved in Donald’s and Hillary’s business than your own? Are you still stressed and don’t know what to focus on now that the election is over? I feel for you, I really do. I know a…