Author Archives: Susan McNamara

10 Steps to a Beautiful Bedroom Renovation

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Where do you start?

Step 1.

I always tell my clients to look through magazines, look at pinterest and other sites for bedroom designs that inspire you. Try and pull at least 10 different bedroom pictures because as you look at them, there are always common threads. This will assist you in deciding what style you like best. As you can see there are many directions to go.

Step 2.

Decide your budget. There are a lot creative ways to stay in budget, but keep in mind to invest with the pieces that matter the most.

Step 3.

Get a feel for the space of your room. Can the room fit a king size bed with two nightstands or would it make more sense to use a queen size bed?

If the size of the space mandates where the furniture goes, think about the pieces strategically. For example, if a bed has to go against a particular wall in your bedroom, start there with the furniture layout.

Mattress Size Chart

Step 4.

Discover your color scheme. Do you want your bedroom to be a relaxing environment where you are able to recharge? Pick out colors that will do that for you.

Make sure you sample your paint colors before you decide what colors will work. Color changes in every environment. It is affected by where the windows are located in the room, what direction they face. The lighting in a room will also affect how the room takes on the colors. I generally like to test colors during the day as well as night.

Paint Color Finder

Step 5.

Decide what are the most important pieces in your space. If you want the bed to be the focal point, start with finding one that will make the statement your are looking for.

Step 6.

Make sure you have good lighting in your space. Lighting will bring life to your room.

Step 7.

Start playing with different fabrics and textures. Pull quite a few ideas and than work on narrowing them down. Mix up some different styles, allow your room to evolve.

Everything doesn’t have to match. There are endless fabrics available. Narrow them down by style and color.

Step 8.

Add Punch to your bedroom. You can do that with art or throw pillows. Make the room have layers. Think outside the box.

Step 9.

Shop around, don’t take the easy way out and buy your furniture at one store. Mix it up for a look that you will love for years to come.

Step 10.

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Design Ideas for the Perfect Father’s Day Gift

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Dads too like to feel great in the space they live. Instead of getting him another tie or shirt, find him something that he will appreciate throughout the year.

Interior Design plays a large role in the everyday life of dad. Good design can help him feel comfortable and relaxed while being in a specific room. Wonderful Accessories will make sure that rooms feel functional, and beautiful for your dad.

11 Great Design Gifts for The Classic Dad!!

Note: These gifts will look fabulous in his home.

When dad finally gets home after a long day, its extremely easy to leave a trail of stuff from the front door to his bedroom. Place this valet on his dresser, nightstand or right by the front door will help dad keep his personal everyday items in one location.

Here is a recipe for a delicious Moscow Mule for dad to enjoy on his day. Use these Copper Mugs for the refreshing cocktail!

Place this beautiful crystal decanter and glasses on a bar tray or a dining room buffet and watch it sparkle.

This set of Agate Coasters will look fabulous on a cocktail table or a side table in his great room.

Wonderful way of displaying and organizing his knife set.

Perfect decanter for his favorite beverage of choice

The sheets will allow dad to have a peaceful night of sleep.

Place these glass on top of a tray and leave them out for viewing.

Anything to assist the BBQ king

He won’t have to hide this razor in a drawer. It will look beautiful on top of his bathroom vanity.

To keep his space smelling fresh.

Have fun shopping!

Designing With Pendants

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Lighting a space is one of the most important design elements. It is a functional requirement of the room but it is also a key design component all on its own.

Pendants can provide wonderful light and add interest to any room.

Pendant light fixtures, which hang suspended from the ceiling alone or in a group, are both practical and beautiful additions to the home. They are available in a variety of materials, colors and prices, which means that you can find the perfect style for your space. They are ideal for providing directed task lighting and with countless style options of color, shade design, and materials, pendant lighting adds a wonderful layer to your space.

They are most commonly found hanging above your kitchen island, but since there are so many varieties of pendant lighting to be found, the places that pendant lights can be installed are infinite. For example, they can be placed above a vanity in a bathroom, or over nightstands in a bedroom or above a table or buffet in the dining room.

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