home decor

Master Bedroom Design for Cantasita

Even before I designed the floor plan for Cantasita (yes, we named our house) I found this photo of a master bedroom design and it became my inspiration. I just love the simple elegance of this room! While I do love damask, the brown & white damask used in the drapes and pillows was too…

Flooring Design – Getting It Nailed Down

There are so many decisions to make when building or renovating a home! Get your flooring design nailed down early in the design process. It will make all the other design decisions a lot easier. Flooring – prefinished hardwood, laminate, linoleum, tile, carpet, etc. – are permanent features that will affect your color scheme. I…

Talavera Tile Mural – Tiling for Beginners

A Talavera tile mural is a stunning piece of art for your home. Used indoors or outside, they add color and character to a home. I am using a few tile murals in our Spanish style home: in the kitchen, by the front door and on the loggia. However, laying out these handmade murals can…

Create a Mood Board Fast, Easy & FREE!

Mood boards. You’ve heard everyone talking about them. You’ve seen on blogs and in magazines. Designers use them to present their room design to a client. And if you’re building a house or just redoing a room, you should use a mood board too. A mood board is “an arrangement of images, materials, pieces of…