home design

Closet Design Ideas for the Master Bedroom

This post contains affiliate links. Phew! I just finished designing our master bedroom closet and I think that was probably hardest thing I’ve ever had to design! Now I know why professional organizers charge so much for their closet design ideas!! Before I put mouse to software (Chief Architect Home Designer┬« Architectural) I spent a…

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…

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…

Aging in Place – Designing a Home for the Future

This post contains affiliate links. Aging in place is “the ability to live in one’s own home… safely, independently and comfortably” according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Given a choice, most folks over 65 would prefer living in their own home as they grow older. About 14.5% of the U.S. population…