Unique Rhode Island Interior Decorating Ideas

Get that classic RI look Trends come and go, but you don’t want to be redecorating every time they do. Decorate in a sophisticated way that lasts longer and works better. Use the inherent character of your home to decorate! It adds authenticity to your designs. If you renovate, do so to bring out the … Continued

Affordable Furniture in Rhode Island

If you’ve recently moved into a new home or apartment, you know how daunting the task of furnishing it can be. All of a sudden you have empty rooms that need filling — but your wallet is only so big! You could go the Ikea route, but everyone you know has at least one item … Continued

Easy Green Laws in Rhode Island

As we begin to spend more time outside and curb appeal season starts ramping up, let’s talk about seven tips for keeping your yard green without doubling the water bill.  1. Determine if the type of grass in your yard is the best variety for your climate There are dozens of unique classifications of turf grass, and … Continued

Home-ownership Before Marriage in Rhode Island

A home of your own complete with a white picket fence, the realization of the “American Dream.” If you’re unmarried, though, you might feel this dream is out of your reach. After all, aren’t wedding bells supposed to proceed house hunting? Well, according to recent stats, there are many couples who are reversing the order … Continued

Small Changes for Small Kitchens

Does walking into your kitchen make you want to walk right back out? A kitchen that’s outdated or just plain drab can be depressing, but so can the realization of how much it will cost to renovate it. The good news is that you don’t need to do a complete overhaul to get happy in … Continued

Psychology of House Colors

  Color personality tests are fun to take. Who doesn’t enjoy being told that they’re true blue or mellow yellow? Color tests help you choose which shades to wear, which you may already know, but they may not help you when it comes to decorating your home. You may look dynamic in red, but red … Continued

Small Bathroom Having Big Ideas

Small bathrooms, or half-baths, present unique design challenges. You want functional storage without cramping an already tight space or a trendy design without being visually overwhelming. Whether your goal is to make your small bathroom more functional for everyday use, or just more aesthetically appealing, you have several options. Luxe Materials on a Small Budget … Continued

To Convert Your Garage or Not?

One of the biggest reasons that people buy homes instead of continuing to rent is to have more space. But the cost of buying with little money down or to move up to a better neighborhood could mean a compromise on space. Many older homes, particularly those built before the 1990s, average less square footage … Continued

“Stoves” to Color or Not, High-end Trend or Fad?

  Looking to add some interest to your kitchen but aren’t sure where to start? Many people choose to paint their cabinets. But that can be a painful undertaking. A growing trend is colored ranges; they’re a great way to keep a sleek profile in your kitchen while integrating a standout pop of color.  “For … Continued

Want “Classic Colors” in Your Home?

Trends come and go. If you paint your walls the “provocative and thoughtful purple shade” of Ultra Violet, as Pantone, itself, calls it, you’re probably gearing up to repaint them in whatever the color authority deems the “it” shade next year. If you’d rather pick a paint chip or two and keep your space the … Continued