Celebrate-style
Cathy's biweekly tips on interior design and
decor from The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Begin your design with a fun theme

August 13, 2017

Some of you have been asking when I’ll get back to sharing photos and tips from the redesign of my own home. I thought this week would be a good opportunity.

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Memories of NYC

July 23, 2017

Memories of NYC

Stress-free design tips for your party

July 9, 2017

Stress-free design tips for your party

Bringing together all forms of design

June 18, 2017

Bringing together all forms of design

Decorative plants are the ‘real deal

May 28, 2017

Decorative plants are the ‘real deal

Keep your air plants breathing

May 14, 2017

Keep your air plants breathing

Make your kitchen pop with accents

April 23, 2017

Make your kitchen pop with accents

Keys to a dreamy, spacious kitchen

April 16, 2017

Keys to a dreamy, spacious kitchen

Give your kitchen a personal touch

March 19, 2017

Give your kitchen a personal touch

To be free, begin with these three

March 5, 2017

To be free, begin with these three

Opening up to new possibilities

February 12, 2017

Opening up to new possibilities

Live in your space before remodeling

January 22, 2017

Live in your space before remodeling

Seeking potential in design projects

January 1, 2017

Seeking potential in design projects

Pay attention to all the little details

December 18, 2016

Pay attention to all the little details

A makeover that’s outside the box

December 4, 2016

A makeover that’s outside the box

Designing the perfect front door

November 20, 2016

Designing the perfect front door

Sneak peak into designer’s home

November 6, 2016

Sneak peak into designer’s home

Getting into the spirit of Halloween

October 23, 2016

Getting into the spirit of Halloween

Adding unique edge to interior

September 9, 2016

Adding unique edge to interior

What your space says about you

August 28, 2016

What your space says about you

Letting your design personality shine

August 14, 2016

Letting your design personality shine

Firm makes its case with dynamic décor

July 31, 2016

Firm makes its case with dynamic décor

How every space sends a message

July 17, 2016

How every space sends a message

Yes, it’s all about the minutiae with rugs

July 3, 2016

Yes, it’s all about the minutiae with rugs

 Finding a bit of vacation inspiration

June 26, 2016

Finding a bit of vacation inspiration

Riding into a room with a cool desk

June 5, 2016

Riding into a room with a cool desk

Add a splash of color to your taste

May 22, 2016

Add a splash of color to your taste

Perfect pieces for that finishing touch

April 24, 2016

Perfect pieces for that finishing touch

Incorporate styles that speak to you

April 10, 2016

Incorporate styles that speak to you

Adding pop to a room

March 29, 2016

Adding pop to a room

Creating a bold design strategy

March 15, 2016

Creating a bold design strategy

When inspiration leads to creation

March 1, 2016

When inspiration leads to creation

Getting in tip-top tabletop shape

February 16, 2016

Getting in tip-top tabletop shape

How to make each room speak to you

February 2, 2016

How to make each room speak to you

The year to think outside the box

January 19, 2016

The year to think outside the box

Perfecting your Christmas cards

December 20, 2015

Perfecting your Christmas cards

‘Bling’ in the season in style

December 8, 2015

‘Bling’ in the season in style

Optimizing your space

November 22, 2015

Optimizing your space

Getting a closer look at rugs

November 1, 2015

Getting a closer look at rugs

Tips for turning up the ‘wow’ factor

October 20, 2015

Tips for turning up the ‘wow’ factor

Modern luxe and ‘wow‘

September 27, 2015

Modern luxe and ‘wow‘

Taking wall art to new heights

September 15, 2015

Taking wall art to new heights

 Tips on wall-to-wall works of art

August 26, 2015

Tips on wall-to-wall works of art

Caffeine-inspired designing

August 4, 2015

Caffeine-inspired designing

Bring a patio to life

July 19, 2015

Bring a patio to life

Getting the picture

July 5, 2015

Getting the picture

Playing dress-up with décor

June 21, 2015

Playing dress-up with décor

Rug define, enhance your décor

June 7, 2015

Rug define, enhance your décor

 Don’t forget your furnishings

May 28, 2015

Don’t forget your furnishings

Bringing together a cohesive design

April 19, 2015

Bringing together a cohesive design

 Finding personality in each living space

April 5, 2015

Finding personality in each living space

 How to bring two tastes together

March 22, 2015

How to bring two tastes together

From trash to treasure

March 15, 2015

From trash to treasure

 Looking beyond design norms

February 22, 2015

Looking beyond design norms

Step outside of the design box

February 8, 2015

Step outside of the design box

Design elements that say ‘wow’

January 25, 2015

Design elements that say ‘wow’

All about textures

January 11, 2015

All about textures

An Art-inspired Design

December 28, 2014

An Art-inspired Design

 ‘Tis the season for design tips

December 14, 2014

‘Tis the season for design tips

 Some Like it Hot, Warm and Cool

November 30, 2014

Some Like it Hot, Warm and Cool

A blessed remodel

November 16, 2014

A blessed remodel

‘Faboolous’ Finds for Halloween

October 12, 2014

‘Faboolous’ Finds for Halloween

The Makings of Home

October 5, 2014

The Makings of Home

Top of the Line Spaces

September 28, 2014

Top of the Line Spaces

From Clutter to Calm

September 21, 2014

From Clutter to Calm

Feeling Blue

September 14, 2014

Feeling Blue

Oooh and Ahhh Over Subtle Style

September 7, 2014

Oooh and Ahhh Over Subtle Style

Putting the ‘S’ in Style

August 31, 2014

Putting the ‘S’ in Style

Get Your Message Across

August 24, 2014

Get Your Message Across

Think outside the design box

August 17, 2014

Think outside the design box

Let it go!

August 10, 2014

Let it go!

The Fab Four

August 3, 2014

The Fab Four

Turn a Room Inside Out

July 20, 2014

Turn a Room Inside Out

The Great Wall

July 13, 2014

The Great Wall

Go Big in Small Spaces

July 6, 2014

Go Big in Small Spaces

'Steel' the One

June 29, 2014

'Steel' the One

A Dash of Creativity

June 22, 2014

A Dash of Creativity

Style That Soothes

June 15, 2014

Style That Soothes

Live Island Style

April 27, 2014

Live Island Style

All Together Now

April 20, 2014

All Together Now

Put Style on Repeat

April 13, 2014

Put Style on Repeat

A-‘peel’-ing Designs

April 6, 2014

A-‘peel’-ing Designs

 From Stumped to Stellar

March 30, 2014

From Stumped to Stellar

Set the Table for Style

March 23, 2014

Set the Table for Style

Spring Shopping 101

March 16, 2014

Spring Shopping 101

Haute Hardware

March 9, 2014

Haute Hardware

Back in Black

March 2, 2014

Back in Black

Many Shades of Gray

February 23, 2014

Many Shades of Gray

Into the Blue

February 16, 2014

Into the Blue

A Dose of Inspiration

February 9, 2014

A Dose of Inspiration

Think Outside the Box

February 2, 2014

Think Outside the Box

Go Big or Go Home

January 26, 2014

Go Big or Go Home

Style Your Image

January 19, 2014

Style Your Image

 Trippin’ on Creativity

January 12, 2014

Trippin’ on Creativity

 Snapshots with Spirit

December 22, 2013

Snapshots with Spirit

Merry Makeover

December 15, 2013

Merry Makeover

The Great Escape

December 8, 2013

The Great Escape

Get the Details

December 1, 2013

Get the Details

The Ins, Outs of Design

November 24, 2013

The Ins, Outs of Design

Go with the Flow

September 8, 2013

Go with the Flow

It’s Your Move

August 25, 2013

It’s Your Move

Remodeling Wisely

August 4, 2013

Remodeling Wisely

The White Stuff

July 28, 2013

The White Stuff

Different is Good

July 21, 2013

Different is Good

Go On, Grab A Chair

June 30, 2013

Go On, Grab A Chair

A Magic Carpet Ride

June 23, 2013

A Magic Carpet Ride

This is Child’s Play

June 16, 2013

This is Child’s Play

Catch the Weave

June 9, 2013

Catch the Weave

Get a feel for texture

June 2, 2013

Get a feel for texture

Set the Stage to Sell

May 26, 2013

Set the Stage to Sell

Color Your World

May 19, 2013

Color Your World

Consign and Shine

May 12, 2013

Consign and Shine

Eyesore No More

May 5, 2013

Eyesore No More

Design for the dogs

April 28, 2013

Design for the dogs

Get the Green Light

April 22, 2013

Get the Green Light

Let the Sunshine in

April 21, 2013

Let the Sunshine in

Send A Clear Message

April 14, 2013

Send A Clear Message

Bon Voyage!

April 7, 2013

Bon Voyage!

Keep the Sparkle Alive

March 24, 2013

Keep the Sparkle Alive

The Old New Thing

March 17, 2013

The Old New Thing

A Sparkling Personality

March 10, 2013

A Sparkling Personality

First impressions matter

March 3, 2013

First impressions matter

Loungin’ Around

February 24, 2013

Loungin’ Around

The Right Rug

February 17, 2013

The Right Rug

Seeing, and Loving, Red

February 3, 2013

Seeing, and Loving, Red

A Call of Cohesiveness

January 13, 2013

A Call of Cohesiveness

The Rule of Three

January 6, 2013

The Rule of Three

The Season of Silver

December 30, 2012

The Season of Silver

Shiny, happy home

December 23, 2012

Shiny, happy home

Center of Attention

December 16, 2012

Center of Attention

Living On The Edge

December 9, 2012

Living On The Edge

Centerpieces of attention

November 25, 2012

Centerpieces of attention

Soft around the edge

November 18, 2012

Soft around the edge

It’s time to dress it up!

November 4, 2012

It’s time to dress it up!

Let there be light

October 28, 2012

Let there be light

Go with the Flow

October 21, 2012

Go with the Flow

Repurpose with Purpose

October 14, 2012

Repurpose with Purpose

Follow Your Art

October 7, 2012

Follow Your Art

Rising to the Challenge

September 16, 2012

Rising to the Challenge

Observe your true reflection

September 9, 2012

Observe your true reflection

The Naked Truth

August 26, 2012

The Naked Truth

The Fast Trck to a Swift Sale

August 19, 2012

The Fast Trck to a Swift Sale

Sensible advice that leads to a speedy sale

August 12, 2012

Sensible advice that leads to a speedy sale


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