Entries by Susan Brunstrum

Trend Alert: Upholstered Headboards

Add subtle sophistication to your master suite with an upholstered headboard! Upholstered headboards are perfect for smaller rooms as they can be bolted to the wall and don’t require your bed to have a footboard, saving precious space. If you just want to update your bedroom but not buy all new furniture, an upholstered headboard […]

How to Combine Modern and Vintage Style

Choosing between modern and fresh or vintage and traditional styling for your home doesn’t have to be an either/or decision. There’s been a big uptick lately in combining the two styles to create an eclectic look that’s uber-personal. The goal is to achieve a beautiful balance between the two, which requires some strategic planning. Here […]

Behind the Scenes with Wayward Machine Co.

From metal signs and bar tops to light fixtures and sculptures, Wayward Machine Co. does it all. The artisan metal fabrication shop and design studio was founded in 2016 by Bobby Middleton, who honed his skills through restoring vintage motorcycles. He transferred his skills to design and now creates one of a kind metalwork pieces […]

Best Bathroom Trends for 2018

For most people, the master bathroom is the most important room in a home after a kitchen. As the hustle and bustle of our world continues to get faster, the need for a relaxing sanctuary to retreat to at the beginning and end of each day has become even more important. So, what’s hot and […]

Trend Alert: Statement Ceilings

While many people opt for statement walls to add a splash of color and drama to a space, we often go for statement-making ceilings in our projects instead. There are plenty of ways to add a bit of intrigue to your ceiling, from paint to wallpaper to architectural coffers or medallions. Here are a few […]

Creating Inward Change for Outward Life Design with the Influential Entrepreneur

This past week I got the opportunity to chat with Mary Carol Fitzgerald for her wonderful free video interview series, The Influential Entrepreneur. We discussed embracing and being open to change, trusting your instincts for decision making, nurturing your personal growth, aligning yourself with your business, and much more! As I explained to Mary Carol, […]

Tips for Preventing Furniture Damage

For years we have called on Art Self to handle furniture repairs and spot refinishing for our clients. He is a master at making scratches, dings, gouges and cracks disappear, and he fixes moving parts such as drawer glides and motion hardware, too. Art is a third-generation furniture craftsman with 42 years’ experience. He learned […]