Monday, February 20, 2017

Getting ready for Spring in your home

Have you noticed with the warm weather this winter that we are all looking for an early spring. I feel this is also true for our homes. I just created a garden room in my Maplewood store. I think plants and spring colors help with the depression that winter often brings. Now is a great time to add a pop of coral for spring on the walls or in a pillow. Go buy some herbs and start then now in your kitchen windows. Now is a time to turn to spring!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Fabrics give you a pop

If you have been watching HGTV or looking at Design NJ or Traditional Home magazines you will notice rooms have become a lot more neutral. The gray palate is still with us but this year it has shifted to more of a brown gray. Trim is super white and walls are pale grays or whites with a tinge of color. It seems that we are only getting pops of color right now. Often that color comes from fabrics.  Soft surfaces like pillows, window treatments and table runners, napkins give us our style. This is why I have devoted 3 shows to fabric. Fabric is more important that ever. Weather it be an upholstered head board or fabric dining chairs. It is the fabric that brings the style to our spaces. For more on this topic tune in to Modern Design on Hunterdon Chamber Radio live on Wednesday from 10- 11 am or anytime on the podcasts.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Fabric can be transformative

When I go into a fabric store to look for a new project I am often overwhelmed at all the possibilities. I really love fabric, it inspires me. Other than paint, there is no other surface that will change your home more than new fabric. It can be a window treatment or upholstered furniture or even just a pillow. Great fabric can make a room sing!!!