Done in a Day Decorating Awarded “Best Of Houzz” 2017

Done in a Day Decorating Awarded "Best Of Houzz" 2017

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, recently announced its picks for Best Of Houzz 2017.  Done in a Day Decorating was awarded Best Of Houzz 2017 for Customer Service — for the 3rd year in a row. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography.  Customer Service honors […]

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A Neutral Dining Area for Open Concept Living

Neutral Dining Area Open Concept

With a bit of determination, this look can easily be put together on a tight budget!  How many people reading this are living in an apartment with white walls?  You don’t have to be a design expert to do this!  But, if you need help, Done in a Day Decorating is always here to help!

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New Lives For a TV Armoire and Wall Unit


All of the furniture in this finished basement has seen different lives in past homes for this client. A bar area, a comfy place to watch movies, and general “spiffing up” of the large space were items on the budget-minded Christmas list for this family. An old TV wall unit housed the small TV as […]

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2013 Architectural Digest Home Design Show – Part 2

Decorator tips - colorful tulips

Here is another inspiring design from the AD Home Design show this year.  It too was part of the “table viewing” sponsored by DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN.  Orange sure was popular at the show! Isn’t this amazing?  Look at the bright focal wall with all those colorful plates!  I can see decorating with this idea on […]

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2013 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Architectural Digest Show - Table Vignette

Yesterday I made a trip to New York City with 3 of my designer friends to attend the 2013 Architectural Digest Home Design Show.  We had a great time and came home more inspired than ever. One of my favorite parts of the show was the “table viewing” sponsored by DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN.  All of the […]

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A Contemporary Look for Flat Hollow Doors


This photo came from House Beautiful. I was struck by two things: I loved the arrangement of the art (going very low) as well as the glossy black doors. In my area hollow flat doors were used often in 1960s construction of ranch houses. They were a low cost choice for inexpensive housing. Not too […]

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Moving and Making Things Works


Have you ever moved to a new house and struggled to make your “old” furnishings work in the new environment? This challenge recently faced a client of mine, “Sue”. I had worked with her just last year on purchasing and arranging furnishings in her previous rented home. An unexpected development forced her to move not […]

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