Spring Mantel Show at the Grande Trunke Home

Spring is Here! Really, it is; don't let the cold wind fool you into thinking it's not. The proof is that Grande Trunke Home had their Spring Mantel Decoration Show giving us lots of ideas for accessorizing our homes for the season! I am so honored to be welcomed time and time again to present ideas to guests wanting to make some changes in their homes. Here are pictures of the 3 mantel themes Read More

And MORE Holiday from Grande Trunke Home

  And MORE mantle decorations from Grande Trunke Home! My focus during the shows is to have fun! Along with giving interior design tips you can use that night in your home. My main tip for your Christmas Decorating...

One dramatic Angle down!

Positioning your treasures at different levels will add energy to your display. The variety of heights will create an  imaginary line and encourage your eyes to follow it.

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Holidays at The Grande Trunke Home

It's that time of year again! Here are some pictures of the Tuesday "Mantle Show" at South Lyon's very own Grande Trunke Home. Three times a year Sue Stowe hosts a fun evening with wine and cheese and showcases new ways to inspire you about your home... With, of course, her beautiful pieces! Look around here. Check out the next blog with pictures from Thursday's "Mantle Show" Then visit her store for more Read More

Green Home for the New Year

Here it is February and my holiday mantle is still up.  I admit I like the green and the color, it makes me smile. It is a nice contrast to the white on white outside with the snow.  But, I promise I will take it down this weekend, for sure. Really... We are, however, in luck because Naturally Jodi is on top of things.  She is set to help us Read More


One of my many favorite parts of interior design  is finding new solutions to fulfill the needs of my clients. Providing them with something custom and reflecting their personality. For the bachelor pad, we wanted something big, masculine and urban for above the sofa. So, I pulled out my paint brush and created this 3 part artwork. Below is the process of how… Enjoy!

Coffee Anyone?

The Coffee House Creamery in Ann Arbor opened to fulfill a dream of Natalie and Talus Park. Natalie did a beautiful job re-using, re-thinking about items to decorate the shop on a tight budget; she used house numbers from a clearance sale for a wall clock, Ikea window treatment hardware to hold the menu boards, and even kitchen placements tacked together for a large, sound-absorbing artwork. But even with her Read More

Wouldn’t you love to do laundry here?

Have fun with life! Enjoy where you have to be! Make the most of any situation! The chores you have to do every day can be more enjoyable by incorporating things you like in the space. If you like being outside, bring some live plants into the room. If you like to hang out with your girlfriends, hang pictures of them and things you have done together. If you dream about Read More

Where to Paint? Where not to Paint?

You want to add some changes to your space, but you don’t want to paint all the walls. Or maybe you want extra interest. The easiest way to achieve this is with an accent wall. It can be painted, faux finished, or wallpapered. How do you know which wall to select? There isn’t a single rule that works perfectly in all situations, but here are some suggestions. One method for selecting Read More