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Ellen's Blog Home & Interior Design Ideas & Quick Tips Multi-Purpose Rooms Organization Practical Tips For the Home

Making Multi-Purpose Rooms Work for You

Kitchens aren’t just about cooking these days. In fact, they’re typically the largest and most multi-functional rooms in our homes. But even in the largest homes, kitchens aren’t the only …

Ellen's Blog Home Decor Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

Invest in Your Home, Not Just Your Jeans!

Most of us do some regular editing and updating of our wardrobes, and we periodically revamp our personal look. But people seem to expect their home décor to last 10, …

Ellen's Blog Home & Interior Design Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips

Three Reasons to Bring in the Reinforcements

My sister had a serious storage crisis at her house.  She called me, and working together, we figured out that she could convert her rarely used guest bedroom into a walk-in …

Design Trends Ellen's Blog Home & Interior Design

Interior Design Details that Make the Difference

When I put new countertops in our kitchen, I asked that the marble be honed not just on the top-most surfaces, but under the lip that juts out over the …

Eco-Friendly Ellen's Blog Ideas & Quick Tips Recycling Remodeling

Go Green by Redesigning, Not Replacing

One of the simplest ways to practice the “reduce, reuse, and recycle” mantra is to shop in your own home when you’re ready for a décor change. The wood harvested to …

Ellen's Blog General Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

3 Biggest Mistakes in Home Purchases

Whether your dream home is newly constructed or a 200-year-old fixer-upper, you have visions of your family relaxing and enjoying a home you are all excited about moving into. Too …

Bath Design Trends Ellen's Blog Home & Interior Design

5 Luxury Bath Trends I Love

While we spend most of our interior design dollars on high-traffic rooms, be sure to save a few to invest in more intimate spaces. Taking advantage of today’s luxurious bathroom …