You Can Never Go Wrong with These Four Wallcoverings

Most people have a love/hate relationship with wallpaper.  They love the impact, but they hate the cost. They love the options, but they hate the commitment.  They want the pattern, but are scared of making a mistake.  If you are phobic of wallcoverings but are open to the idea, consider these five neutral options to start your journey. A Neutral Repeat This “tiled” wallcovering from York Wallcovering almost feels like a wood grain or a marble tile.  Much like a faux paint finish, this look is more about texture than about pattern.  The subtle coloring makes it a great neutral.… Read More

How to Create Better Use of an Entry When Space is Limited

The Zone of Chaos!  The Magnet of Clutter!  My Insanity! These are just a few descriptions of my client’s foyers.  Their words, not mine. They lament about the old days, when there was enough room.  This is usually the days before kids.   But now, everything is out of control and they are looking for a quick fix, a furniture solution, a cubbyhole paradise. I had a client a few years ago show me her back entry, which consisted of one door from the garage, one door from the family room, a closet under the stairs, and a top load washer… Read More

Welcome Home – Foyers That Set the Tone

Sometimes a foyer is small and sometimes it is grand, but in any situation a foyer sets the tone for the rest of the home. Tiny Takes Small doesn’t mean unconsidered!  The reflective wallcovering, detailed mirror, and dainty artisan pieces make this cozy entrance feel considered. Traditional Accents Before & After:  Everything is the same and yet totally different!  By removing the dated chair rail and adding a cork wallcovering, this antique-style space now feels updated and fresh. Contemplating Casual If not considered correctly, this large Haddonfield, NJ center hall entry could become stodgy.   However, by choosing more casual finishes… Read More

Planning Pays off When Creating a Fun Family Space

I can’t say it enough – planning takes patience! That being said, like many of our clients, our Cherry Hill homeowners wanted to get moving on their brand new basement right away. They had a laundry list of “must haves” including the existing pool table left by the former owners, a TV area, a play area for the kids, storage for all of the kid’s toys, a bar area for the adults, as well as a place for the kitty litter. Not surprisingly as most “must have” lists go, our clients soon realized that their square footage and predetermined footprint… Read More