A certain amount of intrigue develops when a client asks us to assist with a renovation and design for their home.  Refreshing a space is exciting work – there are many possibilities to explore. This renovation project is an easy illustration of what happens when we take a great room and create a fresh, new…

A trend started in the world of home furnishings a few years back. The idea was that if people expect to pay $300 for a chair, then manufacturers would say, “Let’s create a chair worth $300.” How can that happen when the fabric alone is worth $300?  Well, that’s easy: put fabric on something that’s…

Nebraska has been waiting much too long for spring. Looking back two years ago at this time, the daffodils were up and the trees were starting to flower. My daffodils are still hiding. As they say, “It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter.” I’ve had a few people ask me how to change their home…

Are you currently thinking of redecorating your home? Have you been going onto sites like marchanthomefurnishings.com to find furniture that will be a good replacement for your current, run-down upholstery? Well, there are lots of things that you need to take into account because we are in the midst of a new interior design development….

The recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida have demolished homes and put many businesses in turmoil. It is truly amazing that more people were not killed. As we watch the news unfold we are aware of the stress, misery and pain this calamity has inflicted on so many lives. The communities faced with rebuilding will…

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Draw your chair a little closer to the fire, It’s time to cozy-up your home Crisper weather and earlier sunsets can prompt us to think about the holidays and how we might invite family and friends into our homes. While we enjoy the…

Imagine you’re walking through your own furniture factory and notice the most beautiful, massive plank of American Cherry Wood that you’ve ever seen. It seems that it would be such a waste to cut this beautiful plank into small boards for furniture. And that’s how live edge furniture was born. This style of furniture features…

As summer comes to a close, we’re preparing our children for school. Back to school can mean gathering school supplies, dreaming of fun times, and perhaps some new clothes and a dresser or chest of drawers to put them in. Usually, we think of interior design in relation to adults, but there’s a direct connection…

Today’s blog is the second in a series about lighting. Many have experienced disappointment in a paint color, and haven’t known why. You may have selected a color you love, only to hate it once it’s on the wall. This may not be completely your fault. Light affects how we perceive color. Even in a…

When we absolutely hate the light in a room, what’s really the problem? One person wants a brightly lit room, and another wants it dim. I’m reminded of the family parties we used to have that were all lit by candles. Of course, we thought the candlelight was romantic. But we missed the fact that…