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Home decorating fun with North Meck Women’s Club

The North Mecklenburg Woman’s Club recently held their Over the Tabletop and Sip and Shop at The Peninsula Club. Over the last 100 years, this organization has brought together women to promote and support social, educational and civic progress in our community. Members believe that in creating a better life for people in our communities, […]


Spook-tacular decorating ideas

October is such a fun time of year to decorate your home for Halloween. Each year retailers come out with new and creative merchandise to trim your home for the holiday or you can craft your own decorations using many free resources online to get your creative juices flowing. Here are some fun and unique […]


Time for cool outdoor living

I grew up in Wisconsin and often started getting the winter blues around July 4 because that meant my summer was already half over. Fortunately we have many more months to enjoy the outdoors each year in the Carolinas. With school back in session and new routines in place, now is a great time to […]


Interior door style

For many years, white interior trim has been most prevalent in homes here in the south. Older homes with dark stained interior doors or trim are often painted white to update the look and feel of a home; however, I’ve started to see a shift toward black or charcoal gray doors and trim in both […]

Five interior design trends that won’t break the bank

Interior design trends tend to change every seven years. Do you remember the “hunter green” color scheme that was very popular in the 1980’s and carried on into the 1990’s? Only then was it replaced with gold tones and now blue-grays. I’ve consulted on hundreds if not thousands of homes over the years prior to […]


Step up to ways to utilize space under your stairs

The space below stairs in homes is often left underutilized by designers and builders.  This area in the home is actually a great resource to gain a few more square feet of functional space in your home. The more common but “boring” use of this space includes coat closets and pantries or even a small […]

Decorating with area rugs

If your house needs a fresh new look, you could start with a new rug or two. Not too long ago I found a wool area rug I loved at Home Goods on clearance for $88! Since it was such a steal, I was able to spread out my decorating budget. The rug served as […]


Interior Stone Trends

If you’re looking to update your home, why not try something different. I’ve seen the use of stone increase in popularity in a variety of applications right here in Cornelius. Rick and Diana Highter purchased their home in Robbins Park two years ago. Because it was a spec/inventory home, they did not get a say […]


Less is more when it comes to selling your home

My grandmother in Wisconsin recently mailed me a very amusing column clipping written by Joel Stein in TIME magazine called “Decolor My World.” It was essentially a satire piece highlighting the writer’s recent experience of selling his home and working with a Realtor and home-staging company similar to mine. Stein jokes that the first problem […]


Put your swag on, Kelly Cruz Style

This month marks 20 years in business for Kelly Cruz Interiors, based right here in Cornelius, NC.  Interior Designer Kelly Cruz begins planning her holiday decor projects in January when the wholesale showrooms in Atlanta open to the trade only, sharing what’s new for the next holiday season. Her team places orders at this time […]