Accents & Accessories, Art, Design 101, Interior Decorating

Design 101: Make It Personal

Personal touches can transform any living space from blah to beautiful.  Your home should always reflect who you are and your character.  Create a space that is comfortable and inviting.   When it comes to living spaces, some say less is best. Substance, not flash, is what’s fashionable.  Good design is about what you don’t see in …

Contributing Writers, Entertaining, Interior Decorating, Living Room

Stay at Home Weekend: Comfortable Media Room Decor Ideas

Not having to work on weekends – even though this is supposed to be the thing that comes by default – sometimes really makes you feel special. You’ve just lived through another horrid five days, had a lot of tasks to take care of, did a lot of good work and got as tired as …

Bedroom, Interior Decorating

Dressing Your Bed

  Your bedroom is your sanctuary and should be a place where your signature style should shine.  Take your cue from chic hotels and pamper yourself with a lavishly made bed.  Add some comfy layers of colors and textures and indulge yourself in high style during downtime. For a more finished look, like the boutique …

Accents & Accessories, Art, Design 101, Interior Decorating

Living with Art: Decorating with Artwork Inexpensively

Many of my readers and clients have asked the question, “How can I decorate with artwork inexpensively?” They want the luxury of having art in their home, but not the high price tag.  Can it be done…of course?  By simply placing art on the walls can actually make quite an impact on space that lacks luster or …

Contributing Writers, Interior Decorating, Kitchen

Modular Kitchens: Not an Easy Job to Design and Maintain Them

Kitchens are now being considered to be an important part of the house which needs equal attention as far as style and comfort are concerned. In fact, kitchens have gone on to become multi-functional areas which not only denote an area for cooking but a comfort zone, dining space, showpiece of the home or a …

Home Office, Interior Decorating

Creating a Home Office with Your Signature Style

In today’s fast paced high tech world, working from home is the “new normal”.  Turn working at home into a stylish experience whether you have a room or a designated space in your home.  Begin by thinking through your needs and how you will be using the space.  Make a list of things you’ll need to …

Design 101, Interior Decorating

Creating a Signature Style for New Couples

Furnishing a Home You Both will Love You are starting a new life together as a couple and you are excited about creating a home you both with love and enjoy. You want your dwellings to be comfortable, cozy and inviting. Here are a few tips and suggestions to help both of you find your …

Contributing Writers, Floors, Interior Decorating

Floor Decorating Ideas: Stylish & Elegant

The new age of flooring design is coming. It is more likely that we will be seeing different patterns in future instead of the old monotonous looks that we used to have in the previous years. People are attempting to simplify their living space with less furniture and to have more “air to breathe”. This …

Color, Interior Decorating, Interior Design, Sponsored Posts

8 Lavender Spaces

Hello, everyone! Mari here! I’m so happy to be with you at Curated Lifestyles by Signature Designs with a guest post from Arcadian Home blog. It’s a fabulous place to find interior design inspiration including great decorating ideas for everything from beautiful buffet lamps and chandeliers to a lovely array of rugs for the floor. …

Color, Design 101, Interior Decorating

Design 101: Color

Don’t be afraid to get behind the wheel…the Color Wheel The quickest way to liven up a room is to add color.  I know, there are thousands of color variations and it can be intimidating. So what do you do?  Begin with understanding the rules of decorating with color; learn the basic elements, the terms and the methodology of …

Dining, Entertaining, Party With Style

Dining Al Fresco: Create an Outdoor Dining Room

An exterior dining room can have many positive effects on human health. First of all, you spend time in the fresh air. Secondly, you are surrounded by nature and greenery. Finally, having meals outside or in different places also serves as a sort of escape from everyday routines. Whether it’s spring or summer, dining al fresco …

Entertaining, Party Planning, Party With Style, Tabletop Design

Basic Table Setting

A properly set table is a great introduction to a fabulous meal. Stylish place settings are ideal for creating an extraordinary dining experience. Here are some tips for creating a basic table setting for your next special occasion: When setting the dinner table, place settings should be evenly spaced and flatware should be balanced. Dinner …