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Designing With Carol

Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Switching up your décor for the holidays makes a huge difference in your outlook at home. But beware of some common decorating mistakes that we all tend to make. Decorating Mistake No. 1 is poor lighting. Lighting makes your room come alive, so make sure your lighting sources are strategically…

Designing With Carol

Celebrate! Carol Collins, WFCP, Expert Celebrate! In just a few weeks we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. I hope you have had a chance to at least start thinking about readying your home for your treasured guests. For Thanksgiving we will spread fall colors all around. Number one color on the list is Pumpkin! The grocery…

Designing With Carol

Carol Collins Coming home should feel like getting a big hug. There are only subjective rules when it comes to decorating. Many confuse this fact by believing that there is a “right way” to decorating a space. What is light and open to one may feel hollow and empty to another. What seems cozy and…

Designing With Carol

Carol Collins, Victoria Sample Every room of our home has a special function. With our busy lives, some rooms are used more than others. From the foyer to the kitchen to the master bedroom, every room is important. The foyer serves as the welcoming center for friends and family. Revealing an inviting entry when the…

Designing With Carol: Home Sweet Home

Check Freshome for decorating ideas

Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Do you ever ask yourself, “How can I get the inspiration to take my interiors from boring to beautiful?” As you know I like to suggest that you start your inspirational journey by perusing the many design websites at your fingertips. Pinterest is chock full of so many different styles,…

Designing With Carol

Welcome home! Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Nothing is more beautiful than a home whose décor says “You are welcome in our home.” So just how do you say welcome? First, create a welcoming first impression on the outside. Make sure that your address is prominently displayed so your guests have no doubts that this…

Designing With Carol

Carol Collins, WFCP-Expert Recently I have been asked to “repair” window treatments that were less than satisfactory. What I have discovered is that there are “decorators” out there that, to put it bluntly, don’t know what they are doing. I take pride in the professionalism and quality of our products and services, and if I…

Designing With Carol: Spring is here

This gives you an idea of what you can do on your patio: flowers, pillows and rugs.

Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Wow! Spring is really here. Summer seems to be following quickly. But this is my favorite time of year. Everything is new and fresh with exciting colors exploding all around us. How can we incorporate these colors into our décor? Let’s start with the patio. Incorporate fabrics with all the…

Designing With Carol: Tips for decorating blank walls

As always, happy decorating

Carol Collins, Texas’ only WFCP Expert Sitting in a waiting room for over an hour this week, I found myself staring at a television on a blank wall. The experience started my creative juices flowing. There is nothing more boring than being surrounded by blank walls no matter what color they are. Walls are the…

Designing With Carol

2017 color of the year Carol Collins, Carol’s Custom Draperies Since 2000 the Pantone Color Institute declared a particular color, “Color of the Year.” For 2017 that exciting color is “Greenery.” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, suggests that “Greenery burst forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn…