Kid-Friendly Decorating

October 18, 2010

Don't wait till your kids are older, to think about decorating your space. It's important to love the space you live in, and here are some creative ways to decorate a space so it's durable AND dazzling!Mark Scott and My Home IdeaWhen painting your walls, choose a satin or eggshell finish. It has a slight sheen, but it's much easier to clean off finger prints and crayon marks than a flat finish paint.Use durable fabrics on your sofas and chairs, that will look better with age. Leather is a great option because it's easy to maintain and never goes out of style. Chenille fabric is also … [Read more...]

Family-Friendly Organization

October 18, 2010

I'm a mom with young kids, and at times it's challenging to have a nice looking home amongst all the toys of my children. I want them to be able to play with their toys when they want, but at the same time, my home is important to me and especially with being an interior designer, I want to portray that. Designing your interior decor around young kids doesn't have to be a challenge. Kids go through their ages and stages so fast and as they're continually growing and changing, so are the toys they play with. I think the most challenging time when the amount of toys can get overwhelming is … [Read more...]

The New SAS Interiors Logo

October 15, 2010

The amazing and talented Graphic Designer, Jennifer Malone, designed the sophisticated and stylish new logo for sas interiors. With her many years of experience as an Art Director and Graphic Designer, she was able to interpret my thoughts and ideas to create a modern, yet classic look. The Fleur-de-lis symbol is iconic to the field of Interior Design and Jennifer was able to effortlessly mesh that emblem with a contemporary feel.Please visit Jennifer's Online Portfolio to view the many projects that she has created, as well as her own blog, One Creative Mom. … [Read more...]

The Color of Green: Soothing, Relaxing, Calming

October 15, 2010

Every color you incorporate into your home has a meaning and you subconsciously react to it. Because the color green surrounds us in nature, it's an ideal backdrop to introduce in our interiors. All colors in the green family, from lime green to forest green, portray a sense of peace and harmony. And many of you who know me well, know that my favorite color is green!Enjoy some of these GREEN inspirations!Check out Pieces, a design store based in Atlanta, Georgia, that offers unique furnishings and home accessories. Their style is a bit edgy, yet modern and incorporates the Southern … [Read more...]

Design Quote

October 14, 2010

Good design goes to heaven; bad design goes everywhere.  — Mieke Gerritzen … [Read more...]

DIY: Fall Wreath

October 14, 2010

Green Door Girl of Green Door Designs posted an awesome Do-It-Yourself Fall wreath project the other day and I had to try it out...here is the result:This project is easy-easy on the Easy to Difficult scale!!  And it will cost you less than $5...how can you beat that?!  To make this DIY Fall wreath at home go to Green Door Designs.  And do you LOVE the wreath hanger...Click Here.  Happy Crafting!  … [Read more...]

Incorporating Balance in Your Home: Feng Shui

October 12, 2010

Do you need more balance and organization in your life?  Start by introducing elements of Feng Shui into your home.  Feng Shui is the Chinese philosophy of balancing the good and bad (Yin & Yang).  Living in a space that is randomly organized, results in loss of control and stress.  By incorporating the ideas of Feng Shui, it shows us how are spaces can be designed to achieve harmony and balance.  It all starts at your front door.  Paint your door an inviting color!Clear out the clutter at your front door.  Do not have objects blocking the way into … [Read more...]

The Beauty of Banquettes

October 11, 2010

Don't you just love a comfy, chic banquette where you can enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine with friends?  Banquettes provide a great way for lots of seating and great conversation, as well as plenty of room for storage.  Seating can be designed in a small nook of your 1920's home or in a large breakfast room that is open to your gourmet kitchen.  Whatever your space allows, your desire for a banquette can be achieved.  Check out some of these banquette designs...Check out this banquette from Ballard Designs. If you don't want a permanent, built-in banquette, … [Read more...]

DESIGN TIP: Buying Window Treatments

October 10, 2010

When buying new window treatments or decorating materials, take a cushion or pillow from the sofa when going out to shop.  This will ensure you get the right color match! … [Read more...]

BOOK SUGGESTION: Built-in Ideas

October 9, 2010

Here is suggestion for a book on built-ins: New Built-in Idea BKCommentary: " Do-it-yourself home projects have become a national pastime, and nothing satisfies that urge more then creating built-ins. The fact that they are a permanent part of a house makes it more critical that they be done with as much skill and imagination as possible." (image courtesy of Amazon) … [Read more...]