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…

We are in the midst of a new interior design development. People are becoming enamored with gold and golden metallic accents. We have been using silvers – especially in the stainless steel and nickel finishes – for the past 15 plus years. Now, there are warm tones of gold being offered in an amazing variety…

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…

If you are old enough, you might remember the knotty pine paneling found in rec rooms and basements in mid-century homes. We’ve come a long way since then, and wood paneling of many types and materials has found its place once again for a variety of uses. On-trend is the use of reclaimed wood on…

It used to be that pure white and beige tones were considered to be the timeless colors homeowners used to update their homes. The problem: these colors can be boring. On their own, a monochromatic color scheme in these shades does little to inspire or refresh a space. On the flip side, some homeowners use…