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How to Spot Quality Furniture Before You Buy

November 9, 2020

When we were younger, many of us gave little thought to buying good quality furniture.  Knowing that we might be moving to a new city or changing jobs made it easier to purchase items that could be discarded or replaced easily.  As we matured and settled down, we began to think of furniture in a […]

Jean Parker Lacy Was My Mother

October 15, 2020

More than home decor… We know that furniture alone does not make a happy home. No one knows that more than an interior designer. What we do is create a space that fits a lifestyle full of laughter, love, memories, mistakes, tears and joy. We design a place where life can be lived happily and […]

Have More FUN Decorating Your Front Porch This FALL

September 17, 2020

Spending a lot of time at home this summer has me dreaming of all the ways I can welcome fall in my new townhouse.  Don’t get me wrong, I love summer and have really enjoyed the sunshine, picnics and kayaking on the lake.  But as the crisp morning air has returned to Pennsylvania, my mind […]

Managing an Emotional Move with Interior Design

August 27, 2020

Moving to a smaller home and decluttering a lifetime of belongings is hard. So hard. We were recently put to the task and helped a longtime client turn a new living space into a loving home for her mother. The emotional impact of moving can be overwhelming whether it is nearby or across state lines. […]

Design to Fit Your Life: Scale and Proportion

July 31, 2020

The most important objective in interior design is to enhance our everyday experiences within the environment we live, work and play.  Taking into consideration basic design elements is important, but paying close attention to scale and proportion will give you a home that is warm, balanced and inviting. What is Scale? According to the Interior […]

Decor Inspired by the Charming Style of Maine

July 2, 2020

When our good friends, Bonnie and Tom, invited my husband and I to visit them in Maine, we jumped at the chance. Although we have traveled extensively throughout the country, neither of us had been to Maine. I knew we were in for a real treat.   Bonnie began going to Maine with her dad and […]

Discover Your Interior Design Style

June 15, 2020

Before we can create “atmosphere” in our homes, we must begin with style. Style is achieved through a set of basic features, design techniques and elements of furniture, lighting and accessories that, when combined, create harmony.  Style is individualistic and, most importantly, should reflect who you are. What is your style?  Keep reading to find […]

The Interior Design Rule of Three

May 26, 2020

Many people feel challenged with how to decorate their homes. Most of the time, they become overwhelmed by decisions or repeated mistakes, which stop them dead in their tracks. Fear no more! Here is a simple secret that will keep you moving forward. The only thing you need to remember is the rule of three. […]

10 Helpful Hints for Creating a Focal Point 

May 7, 2020

The focal point is one of the most fundamental elements in interior design. As a writer at Fresh Home once said, “Put simply, it’s the star of the room.” It is the spot where your eyes should land when you enter the room. It is the central area for which you build the rest of […]

7 Unmistakable Elements of Great Design

April 22, 2020

One of the most beautiful design showrooms we have ever seen was from  Sherrill Furniture at High Point Market in North Carolina. They have a furniture line called Mr. and Mrs. Howard, which was created by James Michael Howard, and it was exquisite! We were so enamored by what we saw that our designer, Jennifer,  […]