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The Growing Impact of “Baby Boomers”

by Bonnie Joy Designs, Interior Designer

As this chart shows, throughout most of human history people did not age, they just died.

Now that has changed; the majority of Baby Boomers — and even their parents — […]

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 […]

Decorating for Dogs

by Bonnie Joy Flamm, Interior Designer bonnieflamm@cox.net

Remember the phrase, “you’re in the dog house!” It didn’t mean anything good – see photograph at right! But it no longer means what it once did – and today – the “dog […]

Baby’s Room Addition

by Bonnie Joy, Interior Designer www.bonniejoydesigns.com

Thinking of adding a ‘new addition’?

What if your “new addition” doesn’t mean adding on a new room to your house, but having a baby?

Furthermore, how can you decorate the baby’s room […]

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 […]

High Tech Lighting

by Bonnie Joy, Interior Designer Bonniejoydesigns.com

In short, high tech lighting = fiber optics! With this alternative, beams of light from a single, centralized halogen or metal halide lamp travel optically through a flexible cable full of glass […]

Updated Showers

by Bonnie Joy www.bonniejoydesigns.com

Want to show off when you remodel your master bathroom? One of the best places to let technology run wild is in a new shower. Larger, more sculpted, and chock-full of futuristic knobs […]

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 […]

Household Fans

by Bonnie Joy Flamm, Interior Designer bonnieflamm@cox.net

When cooler heads need to prevail, there are fans!

Did you know that in the days of the Roman Empire, the privileged would be fanned with large palm fronds 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 […]