Why Are You Keeping That!? Items of Woe.

Why Are You Keeping That!? Items of Woe.

Are your feelings associated with them good or bad? How does an item end up getting a hold on you? Does the cost really match its value? Let’s take a look at a few ways things get a grip and what we can do to break it. “Well, my relative/spouse/friend gave it to me, and…” […]

Just What IS The Right Way to Display a Collection?

Just What IS The Right Way to Display a Collection?

Just What IS The Right Way to Display a Collection? Everyone has a collection, whether it is out in the open or concealed in a cabinet or closet. What do you need to do to make sure you make it the best collection ever?   Some ways to tell if you have too much is to […]

Getting Your Kids to Clean Their Rooms – Lebanon TN

Getting your kids to clean their room While I was in the process of tearing apart my daughter’s bedroom, it occurred to me that children don’t know the basics of how to clean their own rooms. My girls have an understanding of how to do it because they have worked side by side with me […]

An Opportunity to Change – Lebanon TN

An Opportunity to Change – Lebanon TN

An Opportunity To Change. On Monday, I had the honor of teaching a class of new homeowners. The homeowners were participants in a program called Habitat for Humanity, and this class was just a small part of the three hundred hours of their ‘sweat equity’ that they have to perform, working towards their own homes. […]

What Can I Do With A Neutral Chair?

What Can I Do With A Neutral Chair?

What can I do with a neutral chair? Just about anything! It’s because a neutral color gets along with just about any other color.  Oh the possibilities! For our demonstration we will be using a picture of a nice neutral slipper chair placed against a neutral wall. The chair is actually beige and the wall is […]

A Red Couch – Lebanon, TN

A Red Couch – Lebanon, TN

A Red Couch Seems like someone inevitably will ask me what I think about them purchasing a red couch for their living room, and I always have the same answer: “don’t do it”! Of course, if he or she already has it in mind to buy the couch, they are only asking my opinion for […]

Perception Makes One “Seem” Rich – Lebanon, TN

Perception Makes One “Seem” Rich – Lebanon, TN

Perception makes one “seem” rich. We all have perceptions learned or ingrained in us since youth that makes us perceive the world around us with certain views. Good or bad, right or wrong, rich or poor are all perceptions we have learned. Media has influenced a lot of what we perceive now, but there was […]

Build Your Room and Don’t Buy the Package – Lebanon TN

Build Your Room and Don’t Buy the Package – Lebanon TN

Most people will walk into a furniture store, see a set of furniture and just buy the room. We’ll take a living room for instance; a room package usually consists of items such as a couch, a loveseat, an oversized chair, two end tables, a coffee table, and the occasional pair of lamps. Buying a […]

Measuring For The Perfect Area Rug – Lebanon, TN

Measuring For The Perfect Area Rug – Lebanon, TN

It’s time to pull out your measuring tape and finally buy that perfect rug for your home. I am going  to show you a more precise way to be sure you get the rugs you need. Many times we start our quest by impulse. We see a rug that we really like, the colors look […]

It’s Been A Long And Reflective Road – Lebanon, TN

It’s Been A Long And Reflective Road – Lebanon, TN

It’s been a long and reflective road and I start by thinking of all the roads that led me to where I am today in Lebanon TN; Roads I sometimes wish that I had not taken or decisions that I wish I had used wisdom on making. Yet I know as stupid as some of […]