Closet Design Basics

This summer I visited friends in St. Paul, Minnesota and toured a beautifully restored mansion built by James J. Hill and his wife. The 36,000 square foot, over-the-top home features intricately carved mahogany details, crystal chandeliers, a three-story pipe organ and grand everything. Even the closets and storage were amazing and very organized, especially considering… Read more »

Tips for Glowing Hardwood Floors

Most houses in School Lane Hills have beautiful wood floors – however, many have not had the proper care to show it! Following are a few tips to keep your wood floors looking great for a long time. Vacuum or sweep wood floors regularly with a soft-bristled attachment or broom. This prevents gritty dirt and… Read more »

Create Harmony, Strength and Sophistication

I am often asked: What colors are “in” right now? There are a variety of areas where color trends show up. I’m sure you’ve recently observed stores, ads and magazines filled with clothing, home furniture and accessories softened by an ethereal dusty pink. Charcoal gray walls paired with a dusty rose sofa can be stunning…. Read more »

A New Color Takes the Lead

At High Point’s Spring Furniture Market, I was determined to find the most popular color. Any guesses? It wasn’t Pantone color of the year, Greenery, it was blue – in all of its wonderful shades, tints, and values. We saw stunning sapphire, azure, beryl, cerulean, cobalt, indigo, navy, royal, sky blue, baby blue, robin’s egg,… Read more »

2017 Spring Furniture Trends

At various furniture trade shows, we’ve seen a mixing of everything: colors, styles and texture. Carefully mixing period style antiques with transitional pieces is a great look and is trending. The newest designs are copies of old world furniture made modern with a multitude of colors, glossy finishes, and unique hardware. Mixing styles allows you… Read more »