Author Archives: lauriepreston

‘Tis The Season

With Thanksgiving past and Christmas fast approaching, the stress levels of most people rise.  I know Christmas was not intended to create stress…..and so for the next couple of weeks I’s like to share a few simple Christmas design ideas that hopefully will create an unexpected and elegant Christmas decor to your home.  My first […]

Finding Your Design Concept

The key to a good design is to declare a concept.  Your concept can be anything from a specific theme to a painting.  In essence it is what you want your space to say.  I recently finished a design project for a family who loved beautiful art…..and so we created a wall of art.  We […]

Choosing A Paint Color

Choosing A Paint Color In my design experience, some of the simplest tips are the most important.  One is choosing paint color. When trying to decide what paint to use in a room, it is not wise to base your decision on a small paint chip. I always encourage people to find three areas of […]

Less is MORE

Less is MORE Yesterday I spent the afternoon recreating a ‘new’ look for a clients family  room, living room and dining room.  The essence of doing so involved careful editing of her beautiful accessories.  Just because you have many accessories or chotchkies, as some people like to refer to them as, does not mean that […]