Should you reupholster – or not? A couple of years ago I chose to reupholster a loveseat for my master bedroom, thinking it would be a delightfully inexpensive way to transform a basic piece of furniture into something badass. Well, that loveseat definitely got a badass transformation – but it wasn’t inexpensive! There’s a lot…

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In the last What I Wish I’d Known post I shared my experience (and hard-earned knowledge) about choosing white paint colors. But what about the other end of the spectrum – choosing dark paint colors? I’m so psyched to see dark wall colors gaining popularity. They’re beautiful when done right, and not as scary as…

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Even with 12+ years experience in the interior design business and a background studying art and design, there’s still one thing I find incredibly difficult to do well – choosing white paint colors. You know how people make fun of designers obsessing over white paint colors? Because how many whites could there possibly be? Seriously.…

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I’ve learned a lot in my 12 years as a designer. Lots about what to do to make a home totally awesome – and also what not to do. Yes, even a designer makes mistakes, and thankfully most mistakes were made in my home because I’m my own design guinea pig. This is the start…

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