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Design Trend: Modern “Wall Beds”

by Bonnie Joy Designs, Interior Designer

Wall beds have been around for a long time, but boy-o-boy, have they come a long way!

Traditionally known as “Murphy” beds, these kinds of built-in systems were traditionally engineered as […]

Drinks and Area Rugs

by Interior Designer, BonnieJoyDesigns.com

Question: How are a Margarita and a Sisal area rug related?

Answer: The have the same “mother!”

In fact, its the Agave plant that is the common denominator here, as Sisal is a natural […]

The Process of Picking Paint

by Bonnie Joy Designs, www.bonniejoydesigns.com 949.706.3379

One of the most important things I have learned over the years is that paint – what kind, what color and what finish – is difficult! So I am going […]

Ways to Wake up your House

by Bonnie Joy Designs, bonniejoydesigns.com

“Knock…knock…” Who’s There? “This old House!”

Unfortunately, this joke is not very funny, as we might agree that our homes may have lost their luster over the years. We just “get used […]

Traditional Home Design

by Bonnie Joy Designs, www.bonniejoydesigns.com

Gracious and inviting, “traditional” home decorating remains the most popular style of design in the United States, despite being at the peak of its popularity in the early 20th century. Traditional […]

Does the Art Need to Match the Sofa?

by Bonnie Flamm, Interior Designer bonnieflamm@cox.net

So you are thinking of redecorating your living room and you ask yourself, “Does the art need to match the sofa?” Truth-be-told, I once bought a piece of art specifically to […]

Recipe for a Rustic, Romantic Retreat

by Bonnie Joy Designs

Mix together the following ingredients:

A cabin or cottage nestled amongst the trees (may substitute a mountain or a lake);

Dark hardwood flooring (preferably hand-scraped);

Floor to ceiling windows with custom treatments;

A goose-down filled couch and […]

‘Playing It Safe’ With Color

by Bonnie Joy Designs, Interior Designers, www.bonniejoydesigns.com

It’s no secret: Most people decorate their homes within a definite comfort zone. I get calls all the time from people who are tired of playing it safe with […]

Style Trend: Snakeskin

by Bonnie Joy Designs

This season, serpentine shapes are slithering their way from the fashion world into home decorating. So move over jewelry design, shoes, handbags and belts, and bring the undulating curves of a snake  into your […]

How to Create Your “Urban Zen”

by Bonnie Joy Flamm, Interior Designer

When it comes to redecorating your space, take a clue from Mother Nature: use nature-inspired materials, organic shapes and neutral tones with the goal of creating spaces that foster peace […]