Category Archives: Interior Decorating Principles

Arranging Furniture, Mixing and Matching Patterns, Picking Colors, Arranging Knickknacks, Hanging Pictures, Hanging Curtains and Drapes, Lighting

Arranging furniture and Decorating a 19 foot long by 14 foot wide Living Room with a Brown Leather Sectional Sofa

Recently a reader, whose husband is a house builder (Texas Barndominiums out of Floresville, Texas, texasbarndos.com) asked for my help with the decorating of their new house that is also a “show house”.  I said yes to her inquiry, but … Continue reading

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Floating (Arranging) furniture in a 20 foot long by 20 foot wide Living Room

Recently a reader asked for my help with the placement of furniture in her 20 foot square living room after reading my blog post titled “Arranging furniture around a Fireplace in the Corner of a Room“. Initially I thought the … Continue reading

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Bunny Williams new Studio at her Falls Village, Connecticut estate

Throughout the year, taste-makers extraordinaire, Bunny Williams and her husband John Rosselli graciously open up their Litchfield County estate to help a number of charities. Recently my friend Marguerite and I visited Bunny and John’s bit of paradise, called the … Continue reading

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How to Pick Paint Colors that go with an Oriental Rug/Carpet

When interior decorating a single room, or a whole house you have to start somewhere. A colorful oriental carpet, also thought of as an inspiration piece will provide many color options for you to work with. This post is about … Continue reading

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Arranging Furniture in a 15 foot wide by 25 foot long Bedroom

In recent years, in many parts of the country, grand houses have been erected, some with very large rooms. A while back, a viewer of this website posted a question about how to arrange furniture in a large master bedroom; … Continue reading

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Arranging Decorative Accessories on a Sofa Table, Buffet, Sideboard, or Credenza

The arranging of knickknacks (decorative accessories) on a sofa table, buffet, sideboard, chest, credenza or even on a fireplace mantel can be an easy task once you know a few different ways of grouping your elements. For this post I … Continue reading

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Hanging a Gallery Wall

The idea of assembling many different kinds of artworks on one wall, or even on all four walls in a room has been around forever. We all have seen photos of the great houses of Europe with walls soo covered … Continue reading

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