Color Tip: The 60-30-10 Rule

What does 60-30-10 mean? It’s a tried-and-true interior design formula: 60% of a space should be a dominant color, 30% a secondary color and 10% the accent color. This formula works because it creates a sense of balance and allows the eye to move comfortably from one focal point to the next. The easiest way… Read more »

Just Look Up!

The design world is transforming ceilings in a multitude of ways and creatively designed ceilings are trending. Let’s give up the standard white rectangle over our heads and give everyone a reason to look up and be inspired. Create an original design with ceiling tiles, paint, faux paint or wallpaper. Here are some basic considerations…. Read more »

Back to School, Back to Bed – Bedroom Trends for Fall

Now that the summer season has wound down and children are back at school, it’s time to gear up for the cooler weather that comes with the fall season. Back-to-school season meant new clothes, new backpacks and new school supplies for the kids, but it can also be a great time to do something new for yourself while the… Read more »

Styling Your Bookshelves

Do you have that one special piece or a whole house full of special items? I think each and every one of us has walked into a home or office and been wowed by a featured piece of artwork or furniture.  When I purchased my School Lane Hills house 17 years ago the owner had… Read more »

Accentuating Your Accent

When an accent wall is done correctly it can be a wonderful design feature, creating a focal point and accentuating existing architecture. Unfortunately, it can be hard to choose the correct wall and we have seen more than a few homes with a randomly selected accent wall that does not benefit the room’s design. Below are… Read more »