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Architectural Detail: Trim Work

Living and working in New Orleans I’ve come to appreciate the attention to detail that can be found in some of the homes here. The elaborate architectural detail can be seen in the homes along St. Charles Avenue. One important aspect of architectural detail is trim work. It’s a great way to add interest to a space. It can completely transform your home and create depth

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My Dressing Room Design: Before & After

I recently moved into an older home and gained space with the move, which was a big plus!  Since it’s an older home, I decided to repurpose one of the small bedrooms to make it more functional. I took a room the landlord called a “third bedroom” and turned it into my dressing room. It’s next to the master bedroom and a bathroom, so it was

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Trends, Ideas and Tips for National Decorating Month

Happy April! As an interior designer, I’m excited that this month is National Decorating Month—and especially since it comes in line with spring, a great time to refresh home design with little facelifts here and there. For those of you interested in sprucing up your home for National Decorating Month, you’re in luck—I’ve gathered together some helpful posts from 64 in the Box on design trends,

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Fashion Influence: Deco Décor

You may remember that I’m doing something special this month on the blog; many of my March posts will be focused on fashion and its influence on interior design. Today’s post will focus on Art Deco style, a look that was a big part of Gucci’s Spring 2012 collection. You can see the sharp edges juxtaposed with feminine touches like pearls, floral motifs and feathers reminiscent

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Fashion Influence: Tribal Looks in Design

This month on the blog, many of my posts will be focused on fashion and its influence on interior design, beginning with today’s post. Even fashion across the world influences design here, including tribal motifs. This interesting juxtaposition of pictures (below) from the Interiors by Stacey Cohen blog gives a great example, and I’ve found many other examples of tribal golds, browns, oranges, animal prints, textures

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Add Interest to Home Design with Stripes

I recently came across a great Houzz article about using stripes in design to add color and interest. As someone who loves decorating with color, I enjoyed looking through the Houzz ideabook at the pictures and suggestions, as stripes on the wall do help make a design stand out. And this article got me thinking about the other ways I’ve used stripes in my designs. The stripes

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Dragons as Home Decor

Since we recently entered the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese calendar, dragon home decor seems to be popping up everywhere. Design blog Apartment Therapy did a post on dragon-themed artwork, and Kelly Market compiled an array of chic dragon accessories. Even Traditional Home Magazine tossed their dragon picks in the mix, and I especially love three of the ones they included in their February/March

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