By Martin Amado | 02/22/2010 - 17:56 | 3 Comments
Even though I’ve been working as a home stylist for a while now, I’m still amazed at how a room can transform in one day—literally. In most cases, it’s the same furniture I originally found in the space, but with a new paint color and accessories it can look so much better!
Check out the examples above. In the before photo (on the left), the tangerine walls did not...
By Martin Amado | 02/16/2010 - 13:42 | 7 Comments
When we choose a color scheme for a room, black & white is probably not the first choice that comes to mind. It might sound too boring and plain. I actually wanted to dispel the myth by doing a bedroom makeover in these classic colors.
Take a look at the photo … what do you think? I love how the bedroom turned out and the entire budget was only $750.00. The goal...
By Martin Amado | 02/08/2010 - 17:20 | 7 Comments
If you’re looking to add lots of visual interest on your wall, why not look to the floor? I'm talking about area rugs! They come in so many patterns, textures and colors that it doesn't make sense to only walk on them. Once installed, they resemble wallpaper panels. Here is this month’s Design Detail, which is where I highlight a quick DIY project on a budget. ...
By Martin Amado | 02/01/2010 - 17:40 | 2 Comments
Have you ever wanted to paint a mural or free-hand a design on your child’s bedroom wall? It can add a personalized touch to the décor, but many are afraid to do so because they feel they have to be artists. Well, you no longer have to fear because wall decals are here!
It’s one of the best inventions in home décor. It can add a graphic element to the walls,...
By Martin Amado | 01/25/2010 - 17:29 | 3 Comments
We can all go out and buy a photo frame and mat at any retail store, but here’s a great idea to customize it to your home décor by wrapping the mat in fabric. It is this month’s Design Detail, which is where I highlight a quick DIY project on a budget. So simple and so effective!
Notice the two frames above the desk have a fuchsia mat with a pattern. This was...
By Martin Amado | 01/11/2010 - 19:00 | 5 Comments
Remember the days when we all had a bulky television set or even worse—a gigantic projection screen television in our home? Now, they've been replaced by streamlined flat screens, and although I agree that they look much better, it can still be a challenge integrating them into our home’s décor. I find this is especially true when it’s mounted directly on the wall because...
By Martin Amado | 01/04/2010 - 13:59 | 31 Comments
Decorating one bedroom that is shared by both a girl and a boy can be a daunting task. Many parents face this dilemma and are afraid of making the décor too girly or too boyish. I recently came across this challenge as well and wanted to share some tips that might help.
First of all, the color scheme you chose has to be neutral enough for both sexes. For obvious...
By Martin Amado | 12/29/2009 - 12:00 | 4 Comments
One of the biggest trends in furniture is incorporating storage in the design, turning what would have been unused space into an added value for the customer. We see this often in coffee tables. There’s a great selection from trunks to ottomans that offer compartments for books, magazines, toys, DVDs or whatever your heart desires. They can range from $300 to $500 depending...
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