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How to choose the right interior paint sheen

When I first meet a client  they have stars in their eyes about all the great things they want to do to their home. And don’t get me wrong, I’ve heard some fantastical ideas that I would have loved to conquer because they were so cool a...
by Ab home interiors on Mar 4, 2016

5 Ways To Feng Shui Your Money Maker

Imagine going into your office and sitting with a client dressed in your pajamas. How would you feel? I’m guessing you wouldn’t feel professional,unless of course you’re Hugh Hefner. You wouldn’t be able to really sell your o...
by Ab home interiors on Mar 1, 2016

Where to buy eco-friendly furniture

One of my friends, Anjie Cho of Holistics spaces, often describes Feng Shui as the original “Green Design”. Its’ principles are one in the same when caring for, and nurturing our environment in a sustainable way. One thing that make...
by Ab home interiors on Feb 26, 2016

How to navigate a bargain and truly save

For the past several years I have seen a growing trend of homeowners throwing away tons of money on purchases, simply becasue the items were “on sale”. Most Sales, especially 50% off or more, are typically final unless you purchase them...
by Ab home interiors on Feb 12, 2016

Key things everyone should consider when remodeling

Nine years ago many homeowners would do extensive, extravagant remodels, without really knowing exactly how much it would impact their bottom line or their environment. It was more about the grand gesture of more space, fancier finishes and featu...
by Ab home interiors on Feb 9, 2016

How to choose the right chandelier for your space

When it comes to choosing a chandelier I see people make the same mistakes over and over. Either living with a cheap, builder-grade chandelier that came with the home, or purchasing a wispy, under scaled number from a big box store, that everyone els...
by Ab home interiors on Jan 19, 2016

Homeless Care Package Cheat Sheet

This is not a subject I would typically share, however, one of my goals this year is to practice random acts of kindness. Especially since I’ve been blessed in so many ways in the past couple of years. In my early thirties life was very hard,...
by Ab home interiors on Jan 15, 2016

Feng Shui Relationship Rescue

Have you ever had one of those days, or weeks where everything just seems to go wrong? How about an entire month? Sometimes that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. No matter what you do, or how hard you try, you feel like you’re running...
by Ab home interiors on Jan 12, 2016

Serenity Now: Rose Quartz & Serenity -The Colors Of The Year

Via Coco & ConfettiFor the first time ever, Pantone has chosen two shades as the "colors" of the year. They are pretty, especially when blurred together. Black is always my color of choice, so wearing or decorating in a pretty pastel is not in my...
by Shop This on Jan 5, 2016

The Ultimate Guest Room Essentials Cheat Sheet

It can be a lot of fun to have guests stay in your home, but it can be nerve racking to those who are visiting. Most people don’t want to impose and feel that they are putting you out if they ask for something. Rather than having them ask, be a...
by Ab home interiors on Dec 8, 2015

How to achieve a sophisticated western interior

I grew up in Arizona, a place filled with southwestern decor ranging from truly luxurious, to downright gaudy and tacky. Depending on a persons interpretation of “western” will often determine the overall results. I have found that those...
by Ab home interiors on Nov 17, 2015

How to create a glamorous holiday table

Are you hosting thanksgiving this year? When it comes to hosting one of the biggest meals of the year, the food is only half of the event. The best tables are layered with eclectic accessories and all about the drama. Mix and match everything from fl...
by Ab home interiors on Nov 10, 2015

Bedroom updates guaranteed to transform your Master bedroom

Let’s face it, working with a professional interior designer is a luxury. Despite what entertaining shows like HGTV tell you, redoing a space is an investment. So you need to make sure that the items you purchase are ones of quality that can s...
by Ab home interiors on Nov 6, 2015

How to convert a porch into a luxurious sunroom

I’m currently working on a screened in porch that is being converted into a sun room. What is the difference you ask? Well a couple of things. A few years ago my clients decided to screen in their back deck. (Here in the south that is very popu...
by Ab home interiors on Oct 27, 2015

Top 5 tile trends everyone needs to know if remodeling

One of the best things about being in the design industry is all the factors that come into play when designing a home. Designers have their hands in everything from paint, trim, furniture, fabric, hardware, tile and more. While I love all of it, til...
by Ab home interiors on Oct 23, 2015

How to achieve family-friendly interior design

A few years back, I  had the privilege of being featured in Brentwood home magazine, for being a family-friendly interior designer. Amy, the journalist for their home section said to me, “out of all the designers I have seen in town you epitomiz...
by Ab home interiors on Oct 20, 2015

7 things to consider when remodeling

In the early 2000’s the growing trend at that time was the Mcmansion. A house of ginormous size, with incredible curb appeal with a whole lot of rooms that were never used. Everyone was doing it, buying more house than they really needed or c...
by Ab home interiors on Oct 13, 2015

Closet Trends and Makeover Plans

Hello, friends! So, today is all about the closet. Zillow Digs  just announced the latest trends in closet organization and storage in their latest trend report. They asked the design experts what’s ‘in and out’ when it comes to ou...
by Bliss at Home on Sep 15, 2015

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by Ab home interiors on Sep 14, 2015

How to create a knockout hallway

Hallways, like ceilings often loose the design lottery. Too often they get ignored as just a place to get from point A to point B. But hallways often have some of the best architecture and detail than any other space in the home, so why not play them...
by Ab home interiors on Sep 11, 2015


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