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Having trouble making design decisions in your home?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Identify your style, then forget the rules… “Good interior design is subjective. The most important criterion for successful design is that it provide comfort.  If you adopt this criterion, you will overcome two of the most recurrent impediments to honest design: fear of making a wrong decision and View More

Identify your style, then forget the rules…

“Good interior design is subjective. The most important criterion for successful design is that it provide comfort. 

If you adopt this criterion, you will overcome two of the most recurrent impediments to honest design: fear of making a wrong decision and preoccupation with the approval of others. 

Whether you are designing your home yourself or working with a professional, considering comfort is essential to creating a home that is true to your real needs.” 

-Darryl Carter

An Inexpensive Upgrade For A Small Guest Room At The Lake

Monday, April 5th, 2010

This bed was just a mattress on a frame with no headboard, very low and not inviting.  I found this big piece of chipping iron and sprayed it with a clear coat of matte varnish to keep it from chipping any more. Then it was mounted to the View More

This bed was just a mattress on a frame with no headboard, very low and not inviting.  I found this big piece of chipping iron and sprayed it with a clear coat of matte varnish to keep it from chipping any more.
Then it was mounted to the wall.
  The bed was elevated with leg extenders.  After adding a simple dust skirt and curtain panels with matchstick shades and the room is a cozy retreat for guests.