Monthly Archives: October 2015

Westlake Bedroom

Preparing for Holiday Guests

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to get things ready for the hustle and bustle of the season. This includes everything from decorating your home to preparing your guest room for visitors. If you’ve been using your guest room as a catch-all space, now is the time to clear the clutter, dust the cobwebs and fluff the pillows. With a few simple touches here and there, your guests may never want to leave.  Read More

Holiday Host and Hostess Gift Ideas

The holiday season is a time to deck the halls and invite friends into your home, but you’ll also receive invitations to celebrate the holidays with family and friends at their homes as well. As your dance card fills up for the season, be ready with the perfect thank you gift for every party. Here are some of our favorite host and hostess gift ideas.  Read More

Stunning Kitchen Islands

Every cook knows that having your kitchen setup just right is vital for happy cooking and family gatherings. Having an island in your kitchen can make this a lot easier by providing a number of great assets. One of the best benefits of an island is the extra counter space it provides. Extra counter space can be used for casual or extra seating by adding a few bar stools; as a buffet for hors d’oeuvres during dinner parties; or added space for baking and food prep. These kitchen centerpieces also offer a nice design flare to your home. Some kitchen islands have a range top or sink, offering the ability to stay connected visually to what’s going on instead of looking at a wall.

No matter which benefit is your favorite, a kitchen island is sure to add functional beauty to your space. Here are a few of our favorite islands to get you dreaming! Read More

outdoor living room

Year-Round Outdoor Living Escapes

Imagine if you had a beautiful outdoor dining room where your guests could eat and socialize. If relaxation is more your speed, picture lounging on an outdoor daybed or a hammock, reading the day away. Outdoor living spaces like these are easy to envision, but they do require some planning to make the space a cohesive part of the home. Here are a few things to consider when designing the perfect outdoor haven. Read More