Interior Design Blog

Custom Child’s Bedroom Interior Design in Greater Washington D.C.

A child's bedroom interior design in greater Washington D.C. by Sharon McCormick. Fun is the name of the game in this cheerful mud room near the child's bedroom. The color scheme was sparked by the large scale floral Marimekko fabric, a nod to the owners’ recent stint...

Custom Home Interior Design in Ridgefield CT

Custom Home Interior Design in Ridgefield CT by Sharon McCormick. Sharon McCormick Design is your all-inclusive design resource in Connecticut and throughout the United States.  The family room for the Ridgefield CT. The millwork of the commanding...

Sharon McCormick designs a home in Washington D.C.

Sharon McCormick designs a home in Washington D.C. This award-winning home designed by Sharon M is the third project my clients and I have worked on together since 2008. After spending two years in Finland, they returned to the U.S. excited to build their dream home...

Wows & Nows: 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS)

Simply put, KBIS is a mecca for anyone and everyone in the industry. In January, I attended the show in Orlando as a Modenus Blog Tour participant. What is a blog tour you ask? It’s a group of “Industry Influencers” who are sponsored to blog about the latest trends.

Aging in Place with Universal Design

There are a lot of great reasons for homeowners to plan on aging in place. If you’re remodeling or building a new home, incorporating aging-friendly choices not only allows you to stay in the home you love but can save money in the long run.

Design for Baby Boomers

I read a fascinating article recently on MultiBriefs about the future of Baby Boomers on the housing market. Author Michael J. Berens compared expectations for Baby Boomers to recent data and surveys for an interesting look at how this demographic can impact housing in the coming years. The article got me thinking about design for Baby Boomers.

Refresh for the New Year!

Admit it! Once the holiday decorations come down, your house seems bare and maybe a little boring. This is an ideal time of year to switch things up.

Hope Lodge NYC Holiday Bash

I was honored and humbled to be chosen as 1 of 26 interior designers selected from across the U.S. to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge NYC Holiday Bash 2016.

Wallpaper is Back!

Interior design preferences come and go over the years, but wall covering choices have always come down to paint vs. wallpaper. Fortunately, wallpaper is back — and in a big way!

Why Paint Comes Last

The first question a client is likely to ask me when starting a redecoration project is, “What color are we going to paint the walls?”

Antiquing in England

A couple of years ago, I spent some truly enjoyable time antiquing in the Cotswolds. With the recent Brexit drama, your dollar can go further in England — if you plan an antiquing trip now, you can get more bang for your buck!

Granby, CT Sunroom with Kid Friendly Design

When a client of ours in Granby, Connecticut decided to build a sun room with kid friendly design as an addition to their home, they wisely started making plans six months before the building started in order to enjoy their new room during the spring and summer...

Fall Curb Appeal

After the long, sweltering, muggy days of summer, the arrival of fall feels like such sweet relief!  It's no wonder many people consider this all-to-brief season their favorite time of year.  If your preparations for fall involve simply taking your boots and sweaters...

High and Low Interior Design

One of the myths of working with an interior designer is that every element of every room has to be custom, high end, unique, one of a kind; in other words, expensive. While you can, of course, go all out with everything from the wallpaper to the accessories, it’s certainly not a requirement for a well decorated home. Instead, consider buying some pieces that are a splurge because you love them, they’re dramatic, or they’re very high quality. Then, balance the budget with more economical pieces.

Scale in Interior Design

Today’s blog post about scale is inspired by my longtime friend, artist Patrick Ganino. Patrick and I go way back — he started his path as an artist around the same time I launched my interior design firm.