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Designer Review: Genevieve Gorder

Designer Review: Genevieve Gorder

If you’ve ever watched HGTV then you’ve probably heard of Genevieve Gorder. She is an interior designer who is well known for hosting Dear Genevieve and is a judge for HGTV Design Star. If you’re a long time fan like us, you might remember her from the reality design show, Trading Spaces, that aired in the early 2000’s. Aside from ... Read More »

Celebrity Homes: Tour Yolanda Foster’s House

Celebrity Homes: Tour Yolanda Foster’s House

You might know Yolanda Foster from The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills, but she is so much more than a housewife. Foster is a wife, mother, former model, successful career woman, and interior designer. She has a knack for creating casual elegance in her home – so much so that viewers often admire her designs. Here’s a glimpse behind the ... Read More »

A Story: The House Hunt

A Story: The House Hunt

Going on a house hunt is so much more than checking out a few homes. It’s planning a life, planning a future, and anticipating the days ahead. “Can we talk about something else for a change?” Leslie was exhausted by the constant searching on real estate apps. There weren’t any new homes posted in the last few hours – how ... Read More »

Decorator Review: Dawn Hearn

Decorator Review: Dawn Hearn

Dawn Hearn has known she wanted to be an interior designer since she was a little girl. Following through with that dream, Dawn received her formal interior design education at Abilene Christian University and started her company Dawn Hearn Interior Design in 2005. She has been an interior designer in the Austin, TX, area for more than twenty years. Dawn ... Read More »

10 Unique Bedroom Decorating Tips to Breathe New Life Into Your Home

10 Unique Bedroom Decorating Tips to Breathe New Life Into Your Home

Tired of the turning to the same familiar design ideas you’ve always used? These 10 unique bedroom decorating tips can provide an instant makeover and add a fun, fresh pop to your current design. 1. A Ceiling High Headboard Use an extra-tall headboard to double as decor for the wall it leans against. It’s an easy way to incorporate the two ... Read More »

Decorator Review: Lorenzo Castillo

Decorator Review: Lorenzo Castillo

Lorenzo Castillo is not your typical interior designer and decorator. He is also an antiques dealer whose home is a 17th century former convent. Best known for his eclectic taste and his bold mix of colors and patterns, there is much inspiration to be gleaned from Castillo’s designs. Love at First Sight His home, Santiago Castillo, is located in Madrid, ... Read More »

Tips for Painting Wooden Furniture

Tips for Painting Wooden Furniture

Why not give an ugly old piece of furniture new life with a coat of paint? Painting wooden furniture is simple and fun requiring only a few basic materials and time. The results are immediate and you can coordinate your painted piece with other objects in your home. It’s easy! Gather Your Supplies: Face mask Gloves Drop cloths 220-grit sandpaper ... Read More »

How to Give Your Living Room a Modern Makeover

How to Give Your Living Room a Modern Makeover

Have you ever taken a look at a minimalist’s living room and thought, “I’d love to live in a space like that!” If so, you’re not alone. Modern living rooms are one of the most popular styles among today’s consumers. If you want to give your living room a modern makeover, here are a few tips to get you started. Let ... Read More »

Decorator Review: Suzanne Rheinstein

Decorator Review: Suzanne Rheinstein

If there was ever a designer who could mix southern charm, NYC sophistication, and the laid back nature of LA it would be interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein. Suzanne was born in New Orleans and now owns a flourishing home-furnishing store in Los Angeles called Hollyhock. She also has homes in both LA and NYC. She gets her inspiration from her ... Read More »

Presenting: The 2015 Color Palette

Presenting: The 2015 Color Palette

Every year, certain hues stand out as top favorites among homeowners and designers. This year is no different. As the first quarter comes to a close, let’s take a closer look at the 2015 color palette chosen by Better Homes and Gardens. The editorial team at the popular magazine pulled these five colors together over the first few months of ... Read More »