The focal point of your bedroom is most likely your bed, so it needs to look its best. 

You can have the most beautiful bedding, but your bed won't have a designer look if it is not put together the right way. 

Here are some basic steps for how to make a bed properly.

makebedInterior design by Houston area home builder, photo by Fletcher Design Consultants

Most of the people I meet want their homes to look like a design magazine, but they don't know where to start when it comes to home styling. 

Even if they have lots of pretty things, they don't know how to put them together correctly to get a designer look. 

I am going to let you in on one of my designer secrets for home styling. 

This technique uses tall, medium, and short items to create a designer look. 

This method is especially relevant when decorating a dresser, night stand, coffee table, sideboard, fireplace, or entry table. 

Home Styling with Tall, Medium, ShortInterior design by Houston area home builder, photo by Fletcher Design Consultants

Most everyone loves nature, but most do not fully incorporate it into their daily lives. 

You may spend money each month paying someone to mow your lawn that your feet never touch. 

Why not incorporate nature into your daily life? 

Here are a few ways to bring the outdoors in and the indoors out at your home.

How to Bring the Outdoors In and Indoors OutInterior design by Houston area home builder, photo by Fletcher Design Consultants

Shutters are a very common architectural element on homes, especially in the south. 

Shutters can make a home look more charming and style appropriate if done correctly. 

Unfortunately, many home builders do not know how proper shutters should look. 

Here are the good, bad, and ugly ways that shutters are used, but we will start with the ugly first.

Tips and Tricks for Shutters on a Homephoto courtesy of Eric Huybrechts

As an interior designer, I work on projects big and small. 

Out of all of the projects I have worked on, the number one reason I get called is to help in selecting paint colors. 

Since the majority of my clients live in the suburbs in homes that are mass produced, their walls are a sea of very thin low quality builder beige flat paint that gets damaged easily. 

Many new homes have rooms with ceilings up to 20 feet tall, so most people decide to hire professionals to paint and don't want to hire them twice by selecting the wrong color of paint. 

That is where I come in - to ensure that the paint color will not offend but is still interesting. 

So, I have decided to share my designer secret to selecting paint colors - as long as you can keep it a secret (just kidding, you can share with your friends). 

Selecting Paint Colors

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