Pretty Papers

It seems that whenever a person looks at a house to buy, one of the first things she wants to do is take down the wallpaper. They contain such beautiful patterns and colors, though! Now there are such unique papers that are trompe l’oeil, paintable and even ones that have texture. Graham & Brown is […]

Swedish Interior Design – Creating a Bedroom from Heaven

photos and text by Jo Lee for Inspire Ma When we bought our 1886 apartment on the seafront in Hove (UK) that now doubles as Swedish Interior Design HQ, we instantly fell in love with the 14’ ceilings, huge double sash windows overlooking the sea and wonderful original period features. The light pours in off […]

A Dog on the Formal Sofa!

The intricate frame of the sofa with the luxurious fabric is stunning. The antique piece filled with books in the background adds warmth to an otherwise formal room. Wait, do I see a dog?! Not only is he in the formal room, but he is sitting on the opulent piece of furniture! It’s so cool […]

Don’t Shut the Shutters!

The color, texture, shape and material of shutters can add such character to a home. Shutters are the special touch that can really make a home pop on the street. The original use of the shutter is still used in some places. They provide privacy, keep the light out, and bring protection from wind or […]

Colorful Mondays: Blue Pools

This Monday will be a hot one! I’ll be drinking plenty of glasses of refreshing ice water. My glass of water may appear colorless but once the volume increases, such as in a pool, the light scatters and reflects and, well, here we are. We get to look at a gorgeous pool of blue water. […]

Decorating a Nursery for a Baby and Beyond

It’s so fun to decorate a nursery. There are so many options… especially nowadays. A boring, typical glider was the norm but within the last five years, designers have created new styles. The designs are modern and fashionable and have stunning pattern options. The chair could used for the nursery and into the teen years […]

Unifying a Room with an Area Rug

An area rug can make or break a room. It ties the space together with size, shape and colors. If the rug is too small or the wrong colors or pattern, then it can break the room. There are many rules out there such as to have the furniture all on the rug or all […]

Looking at Window Treatments

When I’m decorating my house, I really get stuck when it comes to the windows. They bring in all the light and are such a focal point. I’m afraid that if I use the wrong treatment, then I could block a ton of light or my eye will ignore the rest of the room and […]

A Navy Blue Home

The color of a home and the landscaping are the two most important elements for your home’s curb appeal. Yesterday, the weather was gorgeous so I spent some time outside working on the yard. It’s so great having that time in the dirt and sun after a snowy Winter and then a rainy Spring. It’s […]

Laundry Rooms

I can’t say looking at photos of laundry rooms inspires me to do laundry but looking at the photos does inspire me to get organized! I love these rooms. My laundry room is mango orange (which is really bright) and it has one yellow wall. I wanted to make it bright and fun. With matching […]