Things We Don’t Often Clean…But Should!
Faucet heads harbor mold, bacteria, mildew, lime build-up, and food particles. And most people never clean it, Sprinkle says. “It can make your water taste funky when it’s dirty,” she adds. Scrub it with a toothbrush dipped in vinegar or a lime dissolver. “That brush comes out black with mold when I scrub (the aerator).”Read More
Rugs: What Size? What Shape? What Color?
Rugs are essential to every room. They help define a space, ground it, and add warmth and color to the room. Here are some tips on rugs that will help make your rug decision and purchase easy! These are tips that I discuss with my Fairfield and Westchester clients to help them along the design…Read More
3 Important Tips To Make Your Ceilings Feel Higher
The look and feel of a tall ceiling can really elevate the way a room feels. The truth is, not every home can boast 9’ or taller ceilings. If you are designing a room around shorter ceilings, you need to get creative in order to fashion a grander and more open space. Here are some…Read More
How to Remove Permanent Marker From Anything
Permanent marker stains can be stubborn and difficult to remove from various surfaces, but don’t worry! Here are some effective methods for removing permanent markers from everything. From clothes to walls, wood to ceramic or glass, we have got you covered! Clothes – Use Hand Sanitizer If you have accidentally got permanent marker on your…Read More
How to Care for Your Outdoor Furniture
Dust, leaves, and other loose debris are likely to gather on any furniture that has been left uncovered during extended periods without use. Start your cleanup by using a brush or dry cloth to wipe away any loose materials. Wood, metal, plastic, or fabric may be sprayed down using a garden hose with a spray…Read More
5 Ways to Up Your Outdoor Living Space
Summer may be a ways off yet, but with Spring here and days getting longer and warmer, I thought I would share five tips on how to spruce up your outdoor space. From Wayfair 1 Stay warm Make your space as comfortable, cozy, and inviting. Heaters make an otherwise unusable patio so enjoyable. Depending…Read More
How to Clean and Maintain Your Outdoor Furniture Covers
Outdoor furniture covers can help protect your patio furniture and extend its life. Keeping these covers clean and well-maintained can, in turn, extend the life of the covers. The best time to clean the covers is while they are on the furniture. Treat Stains Use a solution of 1 cup bleach and ½ cup mild…Read More
Why Staging is Still Important – Even in This Market
Houses are selling fast, so it’s essential to make a great first impression. For desirable homes, that is all your Buyer is going to get. One look before they have to make an offer. In these cases, that means you as the Seller also only get one chance. One opportunity to make your house look…Read More
kellydesigns of Fairfield, CT, Receives the 2023 Best Of Houzz Award
For the eleventh consecutive year, kellydesigns of Fairfield, CT has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Service by Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design. This exclusive award recognizes just 3 percent of the more than 3 million home professionals and interior and architectural photographers on the Houzz platform. “I am honored…Read More
Countertop Guide – Which material is right for you?
In designing your kitchen, the countertop can be the most important element of your kitchen design. It is usually the largest surface and the focal point of the design. Choosing a surface that is right for you not only in coloration but how it works for your family is key. Not only is this selection…Read More
Best way to clean your countertop
Daily cleaning: To keep countertops shiny, daily cleaning with a mixture of dishwashing detergent and water is recommended. Simply mix a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and four cups of water in a spray bottle. After food preparation, give the countertops a quick spritz and wipe them with a soft, microfiber cloth. Allow it to air…Read More
Bathroom Trends for 2023
Although it’s a room rooted in function, the bathroom is the perfect space to use your creativity. Bathroom design schemes should be built to last, but that doesn’t mean you need to keep dated finishes, fixtures, or styles. There are endless ways to refresh your design (without a full remodel), whether with a new bathroom…Read More