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WV Design Team: Spruce up a tired room
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WV Design Team: Spruce up a tired room

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A shift in the season evokes the decorator in all of us. Fall brings on the color show by Mother Nature and the promise of cooler days ahead. A return to indoors makes many of us want to spruce up our living areas.

The...

WV Design Team: Spruce up a tired room
WV Design Team: Spruce up a tired room

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A shift in the season evokes the decorator in all of us. Fall brings on the color show by Mother Nature and the promise of cooler days ahead. A return to indoors makes many of us want to spruce up our living areas.

The ...

WV Design Team: Create balance in home décor
WV Design Team: Create balance in home décor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — So, it may not be the Mystery Hole, but you may have a room in your home that just feels “off” as soon as you enter it. Like your sense of balance is extremely upset.

Even if you’ve never visited...

WV Design Team: Staged houses sell quicker
WV Design Team: Staged houses sell quicker

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The “For Sale” sign is up and so are your hopes! But the house just isn’t selling.

You wonder, “Why hasn’t this beautiful home been snatched up by a new family yet?”

Nine ...

WV Design Team: Frame your window on the world
WV Design Team: Frame your window on the world

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As a designer with more than 30 years in the design business, I have found window treatments to be one of the most exciting parts of a design project — and one of the most challenging!

I often compare decorating ...

WV Design Team: A dorm decor syllabus
WV Design Team: A dorm decor syllabus

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The big day has finally arrived — that angel you brought into the world, nurtured and kept from breaking too many bones is heading off to college.

They say when your child is ready to leave for college, everyone ...

WV Design Team: Decorating dreams are within reach
WV Design Team: Decorating dreams are within reach

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — We are constantly designing and decorating. If not in our store, then for our clients or in our own home.

Designing is how we work and how we relax. At least part of our last trip to the beach was spent redesigning the ...

WV Design Team: Find the perfect fabric first
WV Design Team: Find the perfect fabric first

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A designer has many tools of the trade, a virtual creative toolbox containing all the elements that help to turn a house into a home. Color, furniture, art and accessories are all important pieces of the puzzle. Where to...

Scripting the flip: Family applies skills to real estate
Scripting the flip: Family applies skills to real estate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With experience in the business, education, accounting and legal industries, the Haney family thinks they have what it takes to make some cash in real estate by “buying, fixing and selling” houses, said Austin...

WV Design Team: Get down with upholstery
WV Design Team: Get down with upholstery

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s like buying a car. You look for what appeals to you, the color and the style. Then you sit in it. Is it the comfort level you expect to feel?

But until you lift up the hood, kick the tires a little, and get ...

WV Design Team: Restoration Hardware look for less
WV Design Team: Restoration Hardware look for less

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you are like me and many of my friends and family, your mailbox is constantly stuffed with catalogs of beautiful furniture with a “Restoration” theme and a hefty price tag.

Do you ever wonder how to...

WV Design Team: There are no small decisions
WV Design Team: There are no small decisions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — We were recently working with a client on furnishings for the new home they had built from the ground up. Their house was nearly complete and the discussion quickly went to the multitude of small details and decisions they...

WV Design Team: The creative journey
WV Design Team: The creative journey

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It would be an understatement of the greatest proportions to make the announcement that I like to decorate.

As I have always said, I am one lucky girl because my avocation is my vocation. I am consumed by this interest....

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